Elizabeth and Lena Alvarez, Recipe Tester

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

Hummus Recipe

Hummus

Let’s get clear about what hummus is and what it ain’t. Real hummus tastes like nothing but hummus. Not fancy. Just perfect.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 1 H
  • 20
Simple Roast Chicken Recipe

Simple Roast Chicken

As its name implies, this simple roast hen ridiculously easy and turns out a superlative bird with shatteringly crisp skin and surprisingly juicy meat. No surprise that it’s the same technique that Thomas Keller uses.

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  • 10 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 8
Cantaloupe Agua Fresca Recipe

Cantaloupe Agua Fresca

Normally we have an issue with people talking fresh to us. But in the case of these agua frescas, or fresh flavored waters, we’re all ears.

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  • 10 M
  • 1 H, 25 M
  • 8
Asian Chicken Salad Recipe

Asian Chicken Salad

Asian chicken salad with bok choy and oranges and cashews helps you say so long to the same old boring chicken on salad greens. And it’s on the table in less time than it takes to get takeout.

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  • 25 M
  • 25 M
  • 0
Strawberry Hibiscus Punch Recipe

Strawberry Punch

A summer party essential. You just may not have realized this yet. One sip and you’ll understand. (It’s nonalcoholic. But that doesn’t mean you can’t do something to fix that.)

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  • 5 M
  • 7 M
  • 2
Black Sesame Ice Cream Recipe

Black Sesame Ice Cream

Despite being vegan and dairy-free (it’s made with coconut milk), this black sesame ice cream is still exceptionally creamy and boasts a beguiling taste. You sorta gotta experience it for yourself.

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  • 40 M
  • 4 H
  • 2
Apple Cider Vinaigrette Recipe

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.

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  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 6
Homemade Dish Soap

Homemade Dish Soap

This natural alternative to fancy liquid dish soap is inexpensive, effective, and gentle on hands. Doesn’t get much more practical than that.

Broiled Tofu Recipe

Broiled Tofu

Tofu may not seem sexy at first glance but this quick and easy technique is seductive as heck when you need dinner done pronto. Here’s how to pull it off flawlessly.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 45 M
  • 0
Brodo di Pollo Recipe

Brodo di Pollo (Italian Chicken Soup)

Brodo di pollo is, in essence, Italian chicken soup. And it’s perhaps the most comforting sort of chicken noodle soup anywhere. Just ask any Italian. Made by nonnas everywhere.

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  • 15 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 6
Sweet Potato Soup Recipe

Sweet Potato Soup With Coconut Milk

Easy, healthy, vegan, paleo. But more importantly, it’s so incredibly complex, rich, and velvety smooth you’ll go wobbly in the knees. And so simple you may just make it a weeknight staple.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H
  • 0
Brown Rice and Quinoa Porridge Recipe

Brown Rice and Quinoa Porridge

This may sound rather frighteningly hippie. We understand. Rest assured it’s actually a lovely oatmeal alternative that works magnificently with your most tried-and-true hot cereal stir-ins and sprinkle-ons.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 2