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At the Heart of This Lunar New Year, a Different Kind of Magic

The Lunar New Year falls on Jan. 25 this year. It’s a momentous occasion celebrated by millions around the world, and we reached out to some of our friends to see how they’d be ushering in the Year of the…

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Skinny Slow Cooker Kung Pao Chicken

Skinny Slow Cooker Kung Pao Chicken is a delicious chicken coated in a sweet and spicy sauce with tender vegetables and crunchy cashews. Skip the takeout, this is so much healthier and better! I love the light and tastiness of this skinny Kung Pao…

Meal Plan Menu | Week of 10/7/19

Add variety to dinner this week with easy, healthy recipes like Ham and Bean Soup, Thai Drunken Noodles, and homestyle Korean Barbecue! By Chelsea Paxton October 4, 2019 At Cook Smarts we value having a rock solid dinnertime routine. After…

I Didn’t Feel Connected to My Mom Until We Cooked Korean Food Over the Phone

My mom and I have never cooked together. Unlike many sentimental food stories that start with “I learned how to cook at the helm of my mother,” I have absolutely zero memories that involve home cooking with my family. Both…

The Absolute Best Way to Make Kimchi, According to My Korean Mom

May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month! All month long we’ll be sharing recipes, stories, and long reads to celebrate the generations of Asian and Pacific Islanders who make America what it is today. This week, Senior Editor Eric Kim…

Meal Plan Menu | Week of 4/22/19

This week, we have a lineup of fast weeknight meals that will leave you plenty of time to play in the sunshine! With the weather becoming nicer and nicer, we reckon you may want to spend a little more time…

11 Essential Korean Recipes If You’re Just Starting Out

Korean food is an ideal starter cuisine for the beginner home cook. It delivers complex, savory-meets-spicy favors, often with a more simple preparation than you might think. Here, we’ve compiled several classic recipes — from bibimbap (mix-and-match rice, meat, and…

Recipe: Flank Steak Marinade

Flank steak is my absolute favorite cut of steak for weeknights. It’s quick-cooking, and the most budget-friendly steak I know. Plus, you can cook it a number of different ways, and make a ton of different dinner options out of…

Meal Plan Menu | Week of 4/1/19

This week, enjoy great recipes with vegetables galore and lots of prep tips for quick weeknight meals! With plants waking all over the country and new scents of spring in the air, it’s a simply beautiful time of year. And,…