Aryn Snell, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Aryn Snell has tested.

Aryn Snell

As a child, the only cooking Aryn seemed interested in was making mud pies and pretend grass salads whilst imitating Julia Child’s famous high pitched ‘Bon Appétit.” But in 2008, her mother gave her a year subscription to both Bon Appétit and Fine Cooking. It was then her love of cooking blossomed into a passion. Aryn feels very fortunate to be living in Vancouver, BC where so many cultures provide an amazing array of wonderful ingredients from around the world. Her love of entertaining has also increased her knowledge and expertise. Her favorite holiday meal to prepare is Thanksgiving, feeding family, and friends. Aryn doesn’t just prepare exciting new dishes, she also makes sure her presentations are interesting and beautiful. Recipe testing has given Aryn greater experience and growth as a passionate home cook.

Citrus soy chicken skewers on a plate of lettuce, with a bowl of peanut dipping sauce.

Citrus Soy Chicken Skewers

Everyone loves food on sticks, right? Easier to eat, less messy, and just more fun. Garlic, ginger, chicken, lemongrass, and peanut sauce makes it even better.

Four bottles of pepper sherry.

Pepper Sherry

What could be easier than plopping some hot peppers in a bottle of booze, setting it aside for as long as you can resist, and then drizzling it over everything? Exactly.

White barn board with a green bowl filled with ice and frozen berries, and 4 deep red raspberry hard seltzer popsicles lying on top, garnished with fresh mint leaves.

Hard Seltzer Popsicles

A fruity, lightly boozy, ice pop for those sweltering summer afternoons. Try a variety of flavors while the sun still shines and you’re looking to chill.

A partially sliced grilled porterhouse steak on a wooden cutting board.

Grilled Porterhouse Steak

Impressive yet easy to make and arguably the best way to make a porterhouse steak at home. And no setting off the fire alarm. Here’s how.

A blue bowl filled with kale, pecans, green apple, and cilantro on a wooden table.

Cilantro Kale Salad

This herby vegan kale salad makes up for other boring salads. Tart apples, pecans, and a creamy dressing give a blast of taste and texture you’ll love.

A white platter filled with slices of tofu covered in a dark sauce, sesame seeds, and chives, beside a plate of dumplings, a spoon filled with sesame seeds, and a pair of chopsticks.

Char Siu Tofu

A richly flavored, sweet, and savory tofu dish that will make a tofu-lover out of anyone. It’s true–be prepared to share.

Two parfait-style serving dishes filled with raspberry fool, and topped with fresh raspberries.

Raspberry Fool

A luxurious and super simple dessert with a subtle sweetness and a lovely tanginess. Perfect for those extra soft berries.