About Charmian Christie

Charmian Christie

Charmian Christie is a food writer, recipe developer, and cookbook author. She’s also the voice behind the popular food blog, TheMessyBaker.com, where she shares recipes and tales of culinary woe, and the author of a cookbook by the same name, The Messy Baker. Knowing mistakes happen to the best of us, she developed an app called Kitchen Disasters & Fixes to get home cooks out of any culinary corner. @charmian_c

A sheet of parchment paper with a rectangular mushroom leek tart with a square piece cut from the corner, and garnished with thyme.

Mushroom Leek Tart

“Impressive.” “Easy.” “Yummy.” “Brilliant.” “No leftovers!” That’s what folks are saying about this lovely little tart.

Florets of spicy roasted cauliflower on a baking sheet with squeezed lime wedges and a bowl of green sauce beside them.

Spicy Roasted Cauliflower

So intriguingly spiced and perfectly roasted that even avowed non-cauliflower eaters will change their minds. That’s what folks are saying about this stealthy healthy side.

Several jars of cilantro sauce and a few toasted bread rounds topped with the cilantro sauce on a wooden board.

Cilantro Sauce

Schmear this simple green sauce on anything and watch it disappear. And did we mention you can toss it together in minutes?