Ayanna Fews, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Ayanna Fews has tested.

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
  • 4
Apple Cider Vinaigrette

Apple Cider Vinaigrette

This slightly sweet, subtly tangy, entirely apple-y vinaigrette recipe is going to come in far more handy than you can ever imagine.

  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 6
A sliced jerk chicken breast on a round cutting board, with a man's hand holding a cleaver above it

Jerk Chicken

Cue the Red Stripe and the reggae, cuz this fast and easy flavor paste makes grilled jerk chicken that’s the real deal.

  • 25 M
  • 2 H, 25 M
  • 12
Perfect Baked Bacon

Baked Bacon

A ridiculously easy way to cook bacon for a crowd. No fuss. No standing at the stovetop. No spatters.

  • 5 M
  • 25 M
  • 48
Six one-bowl mocha brownies on wood

One-Bowl Mocha Brownies

If you’re going to splurge on brownies, you may as well, you know, SPLURGE on brownies. But not in terms of effort or expense. Just taste. These brownies handle it splendidly.

  • 10 M
  • 45 M
  • 4
Flour Tortillas With Bacon Fat

Flour Tortillas With Bacon Fat

Soft. Supple. And ever so slightly smoky. We think you can understand why we’re swooning to these bacon drippings tortillas.

  • 15 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 12
A white coconut layer cake, with 7-minute frosting topped with shredded coconut on a green cake stand

Coconut Layer Cake

Layers of vanilla cake take turns with oodles of coconut filling and the whole shebang is slathered with fluffy white icing. Uh, yes please!

  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 27
a roll of butter flecked with minced parsley

Parsley Butter

Perhaps the simplest way ever to gussy up a piece of plain fish, a bland chicken breast, even out-of-season veggies.

  • Quick Glance
  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 0
Coconut Rice

Coconut Rice

When done right, coconut rice is an almost indescribably lovely side dish that’s ever so slightly sweet and laughably easy and incredibly versatile. Here’s how to make it.

  • 10 M
  • 35 M
  • 4
White Chocolate Cupcakes

White Chocolate Cupcakes

Fine-crumbed and sparely sweet, these sophisticated little cakes do wonders for white chocolate’s tarnished reputation. Confection perfection.

  • 25 M
  • 1 H
  • 34
Arugula, Pear, and Blue Cheese Salad

Arugula Salad With Pear and Blue Cheese

Peppery greens, creamy blue cheese, and crisp pear are jumbled together with a sweetly nutty vinaigrette that’s so delicious you may just catch folks licking the plate.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 15 M
  • 0