Balsamic Chicken Kebabs

Weeknight Meals via @CookSmarts: Balsamic Chicken Kebabs #recipe

Grill season is the perfect time to have guests over to indulge in delicious foods with a charred, smoky flavor. There’s just something about being in good company, sharing conversations over barbecued meat and veggies! Take this quote by Julia Child - ”It’s fun to get together and have something good to eat at least once a day. That’s what human life is all about - enjoying things.” Eating is … [Read more...]

Cumin-Spiced Beef Kebabs with Hummus and Pita

Cumin Spiced Beef Kebabs with Hummus and Pita via @cooksmarts

Hummus and pita are not just snacks. In my household, they are often the foundations for a larger meal. I typically cook up some protein - tofu, chicken, lamb, or beef - and make a quick hummus pita wrap. Lunch or dinner, it's easy and fuss-free (and likely to be less expensive than your local gyro joint). If I'm feeling a bit fancy, as we all do in the kitchen from time to time, I'll bring out … [Read more...]

Middle-Eastern Spiced Salmon Kebabs

Middle Eastern Spiced Salmon Kebabs

I've been a Bon Appetit magazine subscriber since 2005. I was a few years out of college, a yuppie-in-training, and an aspiring foodie. Every month, I read Barbara Fairchild's letter from the editor and dreamt that someday I could be like her. However, over the years as I shaped my own food personality and perspective, I started to cook less and less from the magazine. I considered breaking up … [Read more...]

Oven-Roasted Beef, Chicken, or Tofu Kebabs -> Dressed Up in a Pesto Orzo

Repurposed Kebabs to Pesto Orzo | Weekly Meal Plans by Cook Smarts

We are so excited to announce that we launched our weekly meal planning newsletter last week. If you haven't heard about it, it's a free email that comes out every Thursday. Subscribers receive a weekly meal plan, which we pack with our signature smarts, delivered right to their inbox. It's basically like getting a mini-cooking lesson every week for free (how awesome is that?). One of the most … [Read more...]