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.

A white bowl filled with Tennessee shrimp and grits, topped with a sprig of parsley.

Tennessee Shrimp and Grits

Classic shrimp and grits gets a Tennessee facelift with the addition of tomatoes, tomato paste, thyme, and a splash of Worcestershire.

  • (1)
  • 1 H
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 5
A gold-rimmed white plate topped with a serving of walnut parsley pesto pasta.

Walnut Parsley Pesto Pasta

Fast, easy, inexpensive, and you probably have all the ingredients at home. Did we mention delicious?

  • Quick Glance
  • 25 M
  • 25 M
  • 0
Four white plates, each topped with a lemon steamed pudding.

Lemon Steamed Pudding

These pillowy puddings practically resonate with lemony loveliness. Someone pass a spoon, please.

  • (2)
  • 20 M
  • 1 H
  • 7
A white mug of chicken stock

Microwave Chicken Stock

That’s right. Chicken stock or broth in the microwave. Easy. Inexpensive. And done in 10 minutes. Wowsa, right?!

  • Quick Glance
  • 5 M
  • 10 M
  • 0

Curried Chickpeas

Easy, inexpensive, not too spicy, comforting as heck, and made with ingredients you probably already have on hand. Also just so happens to be vegan and gluten-free. Who loves you?!

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 45 M
  • 0
A black pot filled with chunks of beef Raj curry, topped with cilantro, nearby is roti Indian bread

British Beef Raj Curry

All the complexity of classic beef curry that you slowly tended all day…but in just an hour. You’re welcome.

  • (2)
  • 20 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 4
A porcelain bowl filled with shepherd's pie and topped with potatoes, onions, and cheddar

Shepherd’s Pie with Caramelized Onions and Cheddar

Let us introduce you to the most Googled recipe of 2019. No, it doesn’t have cauliflower. And it’s certainly not keto. It’s a not-quite-classic shepherd’s pie gilded with sweetly caramelized onions and smothered with Cheddar. To heck with tradition.

  • (3)
  • 1 H, 20 M
  • 2 H
  • 11
The classic Italian dish: roast pork cooked in milk sliced on a cutting board.

Roast Pork in Milk

There’s a reason this stroke of Italian brilliance, which infuses a relatively cheap cut of pork with a subtle milky sweetness, is a classic. One taste and you’ll be thanking us.

  • (3)
  • 35 M
  • 2 H, 35 M
  • 23
Three bowls of chicken dan dan noodles with Sichuan tare.

Chicken Dan Dan Noodles

There are as many reasons to adore chicken Dan Dan noodles as there are variations on it. We’re particularly smitten with this one.

  • Quick Glance
  • 1 H
  • 19 H
  • 0
Roasted red cabbage on a cooling rack set in a baking sheet

Roasted Red Cabbage

So incredibly easy to make it’s ridiculous. Perfect for when you KNOW you need to eat your vegetables but desperately want to switch things up a little with something unexpected.

  • (1)
  • 10 M
  • 50 M
  • 2