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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[1] A twist on the Caprese salad, adding peaches or nectarines plus enough arugula to make it a green salad fusion. The recipe is below (photo © Colavita Recipes). [2] A creative idea: use bite-size mozzarella balls (bocconcini) instead of sliced mozzarella (photo © Fruits From Chile). [3] A minimalist, fruit-centric peach Caprese (photo © […]

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This party platter is a s’mores lover’s dream (photo © XO Marshmallow).   August 10th is National S’mores Day. We never run out of creative s’mores recipes: Check them out here. Whether it’s a s’mores cake, s’mores pie, s’mores ice cream, s’mores popcorn, or the classic s’mores cookie sandwich, every bite is a delight. One […]

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We feel a bit hesitant to publish this “public service announcement” on the heels of National S’mores Day, but August is National Wellness Month. National Wellness Month focuses on self-care, stress management, and creating healthy routines, including eating. So here’s our PSA. These eight tips for healthy eating come from the National Health Service—of the […]

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[1] Traditional daifuku mochi, filled with redd bean paste (the recipe is below (photo © Morgaer | Deviantart). [2] Plain mochi dough can be flavored and/or rolled in a topping (photo © The Globetrotter Diaries). [3] Mochi with red bean paste that’s rolled in matcha, powdered green tea (photos #3, #4, #5, and #6 © […]

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[1] A glass of Strawberry Mint Dah!-brand lassi (all photos © Dahlicious). [2] Lassi served India-style, topped with rose petals and chopped pistachio nuts. [3] Pouring plain lassi into traditional terracotta cups, called kulhar or kulhad. [4] Pour yourself a refreshing glass of lassi; here, Alphonse Mango, Strawberry Mint, and Tomato Lassi With Mixed Berries. […]

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[1] Scoops of fresh watermelon take the place of ice cream in this breakfast banana split (photo © National Watermelon Promotion Board). [2] Shredded coconut is the perfect garnish for this breakfast sundae (photo © Gourmet Food World). Check out 21 more watermelon recipes, including cocktails. > The history of watermelon. > The history of […]

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