Christina Roman, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Christina Roman has tested.

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.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 15 M
  • 0
A white bowl with a little bit of stovetop fruit pie filling in the bottom and a spoon resting inside.

Stovetop Fruit Pie Filling

Our go-to approach for slightly-less-than-stellar fruit when we want exponentially-better-than-average results.

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  • 20 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 0
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.

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  • 30 M
  • 3 H, 20 M
  • 4
A white oval platter filled with asparagus with raspberry-shallot vinaigrette, and pickled shallots scattered on top.

Asparagus with Raspberry-Shallot Vinaigrette

It’s nice to still be surprised. Which is exactly what happened to us when we tasted this inspired melding of earthy asparagus, sweetly tart raspberry vinegar, and sharp shallot.

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  • 15 M
  • 40 M
  • 2
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.

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  • 10 M
  • 1 H, 10 M
  • 0
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.

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  • 30 M
  • 30 M
  • 0