Guide to Adding Flavor with Aromatics

.@cooksmarts Guide to Building #Flavor with Aromatics #cookingtips

This is part 6 of our ‘How to Maximize Flavor’ series. Read more about it here and see how you can become a flavoring pro and never cook a bland meal again! If you’ve been cooking for some time, you’ve probably noticed that most recipes - whether it’s a sauce, soup, or saute - starts with some combination of garlic, onions, ginger, celery, or carrots. These are some of the most common … [Read more...]

Weekly Meal Plan Menu | Week of 10/6/14

Cook Smarts’ Weekly Meal Plan Service | Menu for 10/6/14 via @cooksmarts

Our Weekly Meal Plan Service Dinner Menu for October 6, 2014 Monday: Sausage Hoagies with Sweet Potato Fries Tuesday: Spinach Calzones with Homemade Marinara and House Salad Wednesday: Slow-Cooker Chili with House Salad Thursday: Leftover Chili Nachos with House Salad We do more than create meal plans. We create memories around the dinner table. Subscribe to our weekly meal plan service … [Read more...]

Weekly Meal Plan Menu | Week of 9/29/14

Cook Smarts’ Weekly Meal Plan Service | Menu for 9/29/14 via @cooksmarts

Our Weekly Meal Plan Service Dinner Menu for September 29, 2014 Monday: Parmesan & Panko Crusted Dover Sole with Roasted Parmesan Broccoli Tuesday: Kung Pao Noodles with Chicken and Carrots, Snow Peas, and Baby Corn Wednesday: Italian Sausage and Chard White Bean Soup with Parmesan Garlic Bread Thursday: Sweet Potato, Parmesan, and Spinach Frittata with Apple Spinach Salad We do more than … [Read more...]

Pan con Tomate

Weeknight Side Dishes via @CookSmarts: Pan con Tomate #recipe

We recently embarked on a culinary adventure to Spain, where we enjoyed classic, homestyle meals that are native to Spain - simple and delicious meals filled with seafood, tomatoes, and potatoes. We dined on refreshing ceviche and gazpacho; enjoyed a traditional Spanish tortilla; made a quick and delicious dish of mussels and chorizo; and indulged in a creamy saffron tomato sauce with shrimp … [Read more...]

Weekly Meal Plan Menu | Week of 9/22/14

Cook Smarts’ Weekly Meal Plan Service | Menu for 9/22/14 via @cooksmarts

Our Weekly Meal Plan Service Dinner Menu for September 22, 2014 Monday: Balsamic Salmon with Caprese and Quinoa Tuesday: Lemon-Oregano Panko-Crusted Chicken with Baba Ghanoush Veggie Plate Wednesday: Falafel Pita Sandwiches with Baba Ghanoush Thursday: Chopped Salad with Leftover Chicken We do more than create meal plans. We create memories around the dinner table. Subscribe to our … [Read more...]

Weekly Meal Plan Menu | Week of 9/15/14

Cook Smarts’ Weekly Meal Plan Service | Menu for 9/15/14 via @cooksmarts

Our Weekly Meal Plan Service Dinner Menu for September 15, 2014 Monday: Maple Pork Chops with Kale and Pear Salad Tuesday: Cajun Shrimp [or Tempeh] Saute with Roasted Okra Wednesday: Chicken Curry with Carrots and Turnips Thursday: Tofu Kimchi Fried Rice with Quick Pickled Cucumbers We do more than create meal plans. We create memories around the dinner table. Subscribe to our weekly … [Read more...]

Weekly Meal Plan Menu | Week of 9/1/14

Cook Smarts’ Weekly Meal Plan Service | Menu for 9/1/14 via @cooksmarts

Our Weekly Meal Plan Service Dinner Menu for September 1, 2014 Monday: Honey-Mustard Chicken Tacos with Corn and Peach Salsa and Avocado Creme Tuesday: Honey-Mustard Salmon with Corn and Peach Salsa and Roasted Asparagus Wednesday: Cajun Chicken Pasta with Peppers and Mushrooms Thursday: Summer Bean Salad with Creamy Balsamic Vinaigrette We do more than create meal plans. We create memories … [Read more...]

Tomato Bruschetta

Side Dish via @CookSmarts: Tomato Bruschetta #recipe

For those who have never had this classic Italian antipasto before, bruschetta is a simple and delicious side dish made of grilled bread rubbed with fresh garlic, and topped with a mixture of tomatoes, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Yup! It’s that simple! But of course, it’s also delicious! So delicious that, even though it’s easy and quick to make at home, we still like to order it as an … [Read more...]

Mahi Mahi Tacos with Corn and Tomato Salsa

Weeknight Meals via @CookSmarts: Mahi Mahi Tacos #recipe

If there’s one food you can’t go wrong with, it’s tacos. Whether you are a crunchy taco shell kind of person or a soft tortilla lover, there’s just something about tacos. Is it because it’s pretty fun to eat with your hands? Is it because it contains some of everything - meat, veggies, sour cream? Or maybe it’s because they are so easily customizable for your liking? Perhaps it is one of … [Read more...]

Tomato, Avocado & Quinoa Salad

Side Dishes via @cooksmarts: Quinoa Salad #recipe

Creamy and luscious avocados...crisp cherry tomatoes bursting with flavor...Is it any surprise that we are already itching for summer? Don’t get us wrong - we adore spring and all the fresh produce it has to offer. But on chilly days, we can’t help but look forward to warmer weather. The good thing about living in California is the produce that is available year-round. We're talking fresh … [Read more...]