About LC Editors

LC Editors

Over the years, Leite’s Culinaria has been incredibly fortunate to have many different editors contributing to the site, with each person bringing a different approach to home cooking and the recipes they select. As a result, our recipes are a marvelously varied bunch, comprising quick weeknight fixes we call WEEKNIGHT WINNERS that are as easy as they are enticing, more leisurely recipes that are essentially WEEKEND PROJECTS, those must-master dishes you’ll find in THE ARSENAL, and easy and impressive recipes worthy of company we refer to as HONEST ENTERTAINING. Rest assured, we first make each and every recipe that eventually ends up on this site in our own home kitchens before deciding if it’s sufficiently stunning to share with you. That’s a little about us. You’ll find more of our personalities in the recipes on the site. We’re curious to hear which recipes appeal most to you, so don’t be shy. Let us know what you like and what you’d like to see more of on our site in a comment.

Four handmade bowls of green-speckled creamy broccoli soup with feta

Creamy Broccoli Soup

Made with potatoes, broccoli, and vegetable stock, this is rich, velvety, and comforting as heck. And nary a drop of cream although you’d never guess that by tasting it. A light drizzle of tangy feta yogurt sauce makes it something sorta special.

  • Quick Glance
  • 25 M
  • 1 H
  • 0
Three jars of slow cooker apple pear sauce on a white tray

Apple Pear Sauce

Applesauce gone to finishing school. That’s how we think of this apple pear sauce sweetened with maple syrup and seasoned with cinnamon and nutmeg. Stovetop or slow cooker friendly.

  • Quick Glance
  • 20 M
  • 6 H, 20 M
  • 0
A round vegetable galette, with one slice cut out of it

Vegetable Galette

Because who doesn’t want pie for dinner?! And this vegetable galette gets it exactly right with a buttery crust, a creamy cheese sauce, and oh-so-sweet roasted veggies.

  • 30 M
  • 2 H
  • 4
Beef and Guinness Pie

Beef and Guinness Pie

Essentially Irish stew with some lovely store-bought puff pastry plopped on top. Easy peasy. Hello, St. Paddy!

  • 45 M
  • 3 H
  • 32
A bowl of easy chicken tortilla soup, with chicken, avocado, tortilla strips, and sour cream

Easy Chicken Tortilla Soup

Here’s a soothing weeknight dinner fix with a ridiculously high taste-to-effort ratio that’s easily customizable. Sorta like the Mexican tortilla soup equivalent of Taco Tuesday. 

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  • 30 M
  • 50 M
  • 4

Roasted Sweet Potato and Brussels Sprouts Hash

An unconventional jumble of roast vegetables, crisp bacon, maple cinnamon pecans, and a dreamy, creamy maple-Sriracha yogurt sauce with a runny egg as a final flourish. Um. Yum.

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  • 35 M
  • 1 H
  • 0
A bowl of devil's curry--chunks of chicken thighs, potatoes, and curry paste with naan bread on the side

Devil’s Curry

Don’t let the name of this Malaysian classic terrify you. Whether you love sweat-inducing, throat-tickling, gasping-for-water heat or prefer something milder, you’ll find what you want here, tailoring the chiles to whatever your fancy.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 0
Three salmon burgers in a skillet and one on a plate topped with red onion, avocado, and sriracha mayonnaise

Salmon Burgers

Craving a burger (always?!) but also sorta wanting some measure of healthiness? Here’s our solution. Craving satisfied. No resolutions broken.

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  • 15 M
  • 30 M
  • 0
Four small crocks of pumpkin pots de creme--pumpkin pudding topped with crumbled cookie and whipped cream

Pumpkin Pots de Crème

These fancy-sounding desserts are essentially creamy custards that come together with very little time or effort from half-and-half, brown sugar, pumpkin, eggs, and warm spices. So good you’re gonna want them year round.

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  • 25 M
  • 4 H, 30 M
  • 0
Two fillets of lemon sole oreganata topped with a Parmigiano-Reggiano breadcrumb mixture on a baking sheet

Lemon Sole Oreganata

Dinner dilemma? Enter this delicate baked fish with crisp seasoned bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese with a white wine pan sauce that’s proven to be surprisingly popular with kids and adults alike.

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  • 15 M
  • 30 M
  • 0
A bowl of roasted curried cauliflower mixed with onions and topped with cilantro

Roasted Curried Cauliflower

After tasting this richly spiced yet surprisingly nuanced recipe we asked them to try, someone suggested we change our name to “Leite’s Cauliflower.” Hmmm…

  • 35 M
  • 1 H
  • 2
Mixed Citrus Marmalade

Mixed Citrus Marmalade

Made with oranges, mandarins, and limes, this lovely fruit jam is essentially citrus on a spoon. Simple to make. Tastes complex as heck.

  • Quick Glance
  • 45 M
  • 3 H, 25 M
  • 12
Swirls of vegan caramel with a knife on the side

Vegan Caramel

A naturally sweetened sugar fix with toffee overtones that really does coax a rich, sweet, satisfying experience from healthy ingredients.

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  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • 0