Angie Zoobkoff, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Angie Zoobkoff has tested.

Angie Zoobkoff

Angie Zoobkoff has always been happiest when she’s in the kitchen. Encouraged to cook at an early age by both of her parents, Angie spent many weekends as a child in the kitchen, dreaming up and preparing elaborate meals for her family. Years later, Angie spends her days puttering outside during the very short Canadian summer on her acreage outside Calgary, Alberta, where she built her dream garden and greenhouse. She also spends a lot of time happily recipe testing for Leite’s Culinaria, much to the delight of her husband and two children and anyone else who happens to stop by.

A stainless steel skillet filled with beef rendang and topped with two lime halves, lemongrass, and cilantro

Beef Rendang

Just like the traditional slowly simmered Indonesian curry. But complete with instructions for the slow cooker and Instant Pot.

  • Quick Glance
  • 45 M
  • 4 H, 45 M
  • 0
A white plate topped with linguine and mussels in a red dress

Mussels in a Red Dress

Mussels take a twirl through a classic red pasta sauce and linguine. Most certainly able to inspire laughter, scintillating conversation, perhaps even a twirl on the dance floor afterwards.

  • Quick Glance
  • 40 M
  • 40 M
  • 0
Person holding a plate of fried pork dumplings, with a bowl of black pepper scallion dipping sauce

Fried Pork Dumplings

Call them fried pork dumplings, Chinese dumplings, or even potstickers. Whatever you do, don’t call them difficult to make. So much easier to make than you’d ever imagine.

  • 1 H, 40 M
  • 1 H, 40 M
  • 6
A big bowl of Brussels sprouts Caesar salad with sliced Brussels sprouts, pickled red onion, croutons, Pecorino cheese, and Caesar dressing

Brussels Sprouts Caesar Salad

All the traditional of the classic Parmesan and anchovy dressing of a classic Caesar salad. But this little lovely swaps in charred sprouts for the romaine, caraway breadcrumbs in place of croutons, and adds pickled onions. Wowza.

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  • 1 H
  • 1 H
  • 0
A shredded beef taco bar--a wooden platter with a braised beef shank, cilantro, lime, and pickled onions

Shredded Beef Taco Bar

This taco extravaganza is one part classic Mexican cooking, two parts slightly unconventional toppings, and all parts surprisingly simple to toss together for entertaining or simply family dinner on a Tuesday.. Taco party, anyone?

  • Quick Glance
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 5 H
  • 0
Three ceramic dishes with baked pasta with tomatoes and eggplant and sprinkled with Parmesan cheese

Baked Pasta with Tomatoes & Eggplant

Cook once. Eat twice. This baked pasta casserole cleverly relies on a big batch of tomato soup as its sauce. Leftover soup means you have lunches done for the rest of the week.

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  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 0
A bowl of pork tinga--pork stewed with tomatoes and chipotle peppers, along with bowls of lemon, sour cream, cilantro, cheese on a table

Pork Tinga

We’re hearing a lot about how easy and insanely delicious this classic Mexican pork stew is. And how loved ones are clamoring to leftovers to work the next day. Sounds like a keeper to us.

  • Quick Glance
  • 1 H
  • 3 H
  • 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
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
White plate of sliced pork tenderloin with paprika drizzled with a garlic butter sauce

Roast Pork Tenderloin With Paprika

A simple yet surprisingly flavorful pork recipe that’s eminently doable on a weeknight, not too spicy for the kids, and with enough oomph for the adults. Did we mention there’s just one pan to clean?

  • 25 M
  • 50 M
  • 9
A cut-open loaf of multigrain bread made with a mix of rye, barley, oats, whole wheat flours, and molasses, and milk

Multigrain Bread

A nutty, oh-so-slightly-sweet, artisan-style loaf of homemade bread that’s a lovely Norwegian-inspired amalgam of whole-wheat, barley, oat, and rye. Amazing.

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  • 30 M
  • 4 H
  • 2
Baked Fries

Baked Fries

We know. You’ve tried oven fries in the past and have been sadly, miserably, devastatingly disappointed by what you experienced. Try again.

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