Summer Souvlaki Recipe: Dips For Grilled Meat On Skewers

Souvlaki, which means “little skewer” in Greece, came to the U.S. with Greek immigrants and became a staple of street carts, Mediterranean restaurants, even diners. When you grill chunks of meat on skewers, you’re making souvlaki. Kebabs are the Arabic word for the same thing. The protein can be beef, chicken, lamb, pork, a plant-based…
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Plantspired Plant-Based Steak From Nasoya Is A Winner

[1] Plantspired steak skewers with summer squash and onions (both photos © Nasoya). [2] Plantspired Steak sandwich with caramelized onions.   Thank you, Nasoya, for sending us a sample of Plantspired Plant-Based Steak. It’s become a staple in our kitchen, going from fridge to plate in 30 seconds. And no one guessed it wasn’t real…
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It’s National Ice Cream Month. What Is Brain Freeze?

[1] An elegant ice cream cone (photo © Claudio Hegedus | Wesual | Unsplash). [2] July is National Blueberry Month, and July 8th is National Blueberry Day. Here’s the recipe for blueberry ice cream (photo © Driscoll’s). [3] A caramel ice cream sundae (photo © National Honey Board).   July is National Ice Cream Month,…
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FOOD FUN: Freeze Grapes To Use As Ice Cubes

[1] Frozen grapes keep chilled drinks (photo © Foods & Wines From Spain). [2] A medley of grape colors looks best (photo © Melissa’s Produce).   Here’s a way to keep cool your glass of white wine or other cold drinks that are served without ice: Use frozen grapes as ice cubes! They’re decorative, and…
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Cheese & Charcuterie Boards: The Difference & How To Make Them

[1] A French charcuterie board. Here’s the “recipe” (photo © Domino). [2] A German charcuterie board. Here’s the “recipe” (photo © Schneiders). [3] Italian charcuterie board. Here’s the “recipe” (photo © Harry And David). [4] Spanish charcuterie board. Here’s the “recipe” (photo © My Kitchen Love). [5] A charcuterie board doesn’t have to be as…
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