Elizabeth and Lena Alvarez, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Elizabeth and Lena Alvarez has tested.

Black Sesame Ice Cream Recipe

Despite being vegan and dairy-free (it’s made with coconut milk), this black sesame ice cream is still exceptionally creamy and boasts a beguiling taste. You sorta gotta experience it for yourself.

  • Quick Glance
  • 40 M
  • 4 H
  • 0

Apple Cider Vinaigrette Recipe

This slightly sweet, subtly tangy, entirely apple-y vinaigrette recipe is going to come in far more handy than you can ever imagine.

  • Quick Glance
  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 6

Homemade Dish Soap

This natural alternative to fancy liquid dish soap is inexpensive, effective, and gentle on hands. Doesn’t get much more practical than that.

Braised Chicken with Olives and Orange Recipe

This simple one-dish braised chicken recipe is making lots of folks really quite happy. Perhaps you should see what all the fuss is about.

  • Quick Glance
  • 40 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 0

Peanut Butter and Jelly Smoothie Recipe

Perhaps the sneakiest way ever to get kids–of all ages–to slurp something relatively nutritious for breakfast.

  • Quick Glance
  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 0

Broiled Tofu Recipe

Tofu may not seem sexy at first glance but this quick and easy technique is seductive as heck when you need dinner done pronto. Here’s how to pull it off flawlessly.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 45 M
  • 0

Brodo di Pollo Recipe (Italian Chicken Soup)

Brodo di pollo is, in essence, Italian chicken soup. And it’s perhaps the most comforting sort of chicken noodle soup anywhere. Just ask any Italian. Made by nonnas everywhere.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 6

Sweet Potato Soup Recipe With Coconut Milk

Easy, healthy, vegan, paleo. But more importantly, it’s so incredibly complex, rich, and velvety smooth you’ll go wobbly in the knees. And so simple you may just make it a weeknight staple.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 1 H
  • 0

Brown Rice and Quinoa Porridge Recipe

This may sound rather frighteningly hippie. We understand. Rest assured it’s actually a lovely oatmeal alternative that works magnificently with your most tried-and-true hot cereal stir-ins and sprinkle-ons.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 2

Kale Pesto Recipe

Yes, kale pesto. It’s easy and healthy and folks are calling it one of the best pestos they’ve ever experienced. Maybe you should see what all the fuss is about.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 15 M
  • 0

How To Make Natural Food Coloring Recipe

At last, after literally years of searching, we have the perfect DIY natural food coloring recipe. No preservatives. No artificial coloring. No monumental price tag.

  • Quick Glance
  • 5 M
  • 10 M
  • 78

Kohlrabi Slaw Recipe

Kohlrabi, the latest cool crucifer, is a cousin of cabbage, so it’s not like it’s any big deal to turn it into coleslaw. Oh wait, we mean, kohlslaw.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 30 M
  • 2

Buttermilk Dressing Recipe With Winter Crudites

Whoever made up that silly rule about no white after Labor Day clearly has never stunned dinner guests with vegetables in shades of winter white and palest green.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • 2

How To Make Coconut Whipped Cream

Knowing how to make coconut whipped cream is a lovely and satisfyingly fluffy paleo trick that we think everyone can get behind.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • 2
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