Elizabeth and Lena Alvarez, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Elizabeth and Lena Alvarez has tested.

Four bottles of natural food coloring in different shades.

How To Make Natural Food Coloring

At last, after literally years of searching, we have the perfect DIY natural food coloring recipe. No preservatives. No artificial coloring. No monumental price tag.

  • (4)
  • 5 M
  • 10 M
  • 132
A white bowl with a serving of blueberry clafouti, a scoop of vanilla ice cream, and a spoon resting in the bowl.

Blueberry Clafouti

Clafouti came into creation, we suspect, when angels got a little indulgent while making breakfast and ended up with something that veered into the realm of dessert. Our sorta divine intervention.

  • (1)
  • 10 M
  • 35 M
  • 10
Two bowls of roasted red pepper soup, topped with croutons and thyme leaves.

Roasted Red Pepper Soup

A hearty soup that’s absolutely crammed with veggies. Comforting and stealthy healthy yet still elegant as heck.

  • Quick Glance
  • 20 M
  • 45 M
  • 0
A white bowl of red wine spaghetti with shaved Parmesan and basil leaves.

Red Wine Spaghetti

This ingenious approach to spaghetti requires just your usual boxed pasta, a bottle of wine, and 30 minutes. Gorgeousness ensues.

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  • 20 M
  • 30 M
  • 0
An unsliced loaf of brown soda bread with a knife resting beside it

Brown Soda Bread

We guarantee you’re going to feel Irish when you sit down and savor a slice of this brown soda bread. Consider it a borrowed Irish birthright.

  • (1)
  • 10 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 6
Several paleo snickerdoodles scattered on a table, one with a bite out of it.

Paleo Snickerdoodles

Thanks to this gluten-free, paleo-friendly godsend of a recipe, everyone can have their snickerdoodles and eat them, too.

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  • 25 M
  • 2 H
  • 2
A plate of orange-braised tofu with fennel and onion wedges and orange segments on top.

Orange-Braised Tofu

Fennel and juicy orange glam up the nourishing versatility of tofu in this healthy nosh. Happy Meatless Monday.

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  • 45 M
  • 45 M
  • 0
A white oval platter topped with roast winter squash and shallots.

Roasted Winter Squash and Shallots

Jaw-droppingly delicious roasted winter squash makes a restaurant-worthy side that comes together with just a handful of ingredients and a few minutes of barely any effort.

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  • 15 M
  • 55 M
  • 0