Elizabeth and Lena Alvarez, Recipe Tester

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

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.

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  • 5 M
  • 10 M
  • 50

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.

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  • 30 M
  • 30 M
  • 0

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.

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  • 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.

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  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • 2

Simple Roast Chicken Recipe

As its name implies, this simple roast hen ridiculously easy and turns out a superlative bird with shatteringly crisp skin and surprisingly juicy meat. No surprise that it’s the same technique that Thomas Keller uses.

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  • 10 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 0

Plum Sorbet Recipe

This plum sorbet is going to change your late-summer stone fruit strategy. Ice cream maker not required.

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  • 45 M
  • 5 H
  • 4

How To Make Infused Water With Herbs (Or Anything!)

Why spend half your paycheck on pricey infused waters when you can make them at home? It’s easy, inexpensive, and lovely. Think of it as sorta like sangria without the wine.

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  • 5 M
  • 8 H, 5 M
  • 0

Shrub Recipe

You don’t have to be a hipster in Brooklyn to appreciate the latest retro cocktail craze. All you need are vinegar, sugar, fruit, a little patience, and a palate for the finer things in life.

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  • 15 M
  • 18 D
  • 4

New England Clambake Recipe

The problem with a New England clambake? You have to be in New England to partake. Until now and this easy oven method.

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  • 20 M
  • 30 M
  • 12

Lettuce Soup Recipe

Never has an overabundance of garden lettuces and herbs been so easily remedied—or made so memorable—as this soup.

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  • 15 M
  • 45 M
  • 0

White Pizza Recipe

We find this lovely, albeit subtly flavored, little number to be one of the simpler pleasures in life. We think you’ll concur.

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  • 15 M
  • 25 M
  • 18

Fish Tacos Recipe with Creamy Chipotle Cabbage Slaw

Okay, so this fish taco isn’t exaaaaaactly like what we’ve experienced in Baja. But it’s close. Close enough. Maybe even better.

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  • 25 M
  • 25 M
  • 20

Pasta Grattugiata Recipe

A frugal Italian staple that’s crazy satiating yet made in minutes from mere flour, eggs, bread crumbs, and cheese.

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  • 15 M
  • 40 M
  • 15

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.

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  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 6
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