Christina Roman, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Christina Roman has tested.

Christina Roman

Christina has been a registered nurse for fourteen years. Nursing and cooking have always been her two passions. In 2017, she finally decided to pursue her culinary dreams. She graduated from Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts in 2018 and will be completing several more online culinary certifications in 2021.

In 2019, she won a recipe contest for a signature pasta sauce (Christina’s N.Y. Lip-Smackin’ Garlic), which is currently being sold on Amazon.com and in supermarkets across the United States. She is thrilled to be a part of Leite’s Culinaria as an LC tester.

A wooden box filled with banana topped muffins.

Banana Topped Muffins

Banana lovers unite! These easy muffins are crammed with as much banana as possible and then topped with more.

A dozen nutella truffles on a blue tabletop

Nutella Truffles

Orbs of Nutella, chocolate, and cream, all dusted in cocoa powder. Need we say more?

A large bowl filled with jerk spiced lentils topped with cilantro and sliced green onions, flanked by a bowl of sliced red onions and another bowl of rice.

Jerk-Style Lentils

If you’re familiar with Caribbean food, you know how good jerk seasoning is. It adds a deeply spiced flavor to everything it touches and makes these lentils extraordinary.

A white and blue bowl filled with fennel, dill, pine nuts, and golden raisins on a white tablecloth.

Fennel and Onion Agrodolce Salad

A sweet and savory salad, made with fennel, onion, raisins, and pine nuts. Sounds pretty extraordinary, right? It’s a Mediterranean favorite.

A piece of silken tofu with pine nuts and pickled chiles topped with cilantro in a blue ceramic bowl.

Silken Tofu with Pine Nuts and Pickled Chiles

“To call this silken tofu ‘magical’ would be an understatement.” and “Umami party for sure in your mouth!” and “My boyfriend, who dislikes tofu, ate most of it.” That’s what we’re hearing about this stunner.

Squares of chocolate chip brownies on a white marble surface.

Chocolate Chip Brownies

Slightly sweet, fudgy, and full of bittersweet chocolatey goodness. Certain to satisfy both the kid and the grown-up in your house—and in you.

Two whole roasted cauliflower heads on a rimmed baking sheet with a glass jar of dressing and a spoon resting inside it.

Whole Roasted Cauliflower

So novel to serve (and so delicious to eat) that you, as well as any finicky eaters at your table, might just forget any prior bland experiences you may have had with cauliflower.

A white plate topped with a piece of brown butter flattened chicken, tomato sauce, arugula and red onion salad, and pine nuts.

Brown Butter Flattened Chicken

Looks and tastes like a restaurant-quality meal that requires a staff of sous chefs and dish washers. Yet in reality it comes together in a single skillet in just 30 minutes.