Heidi V., Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Heidi V. has tested.

A white bowl filled with lamb kofte and parsley and tomato salad.

Lamb Kofte

Authentic lamb meatballs like you’d get in a Middle Eastern restaurant that are easy to make at home yet really quite hard to resist.

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  • 0
Two plates of beer-brined bbq chicken, shredded cabbage, and artisan bread, with a small bowl of dip between them.

Beer-Brined BBQ Chicken

A relatively quick and unconventional brine that ensures a surprising amount of juiciness and a surprise sauce that brings ample flavor.

  • (1)
  • 40 M
  • 3 H, 15 M
  • 2
Pieces of pan roasted tarragon chicken arranged in a white serving platter with a glass measuring cup and spoon in the background.

Pan Roasted Tarragon Chicken

The unexpected combination of cider vinegar and tarragon makes this classic French chicken dinner impressively spectacular.

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  • 40 M
  • 1 H
  • 0
Two halves of miso-glazed eggplant sprinkled with cilantro and scallions with a fork and knife and bowl of sesame seeds beside them.

Miso-Glazed Eggplant

Here’s a vegan recipe for roasted eggplant slicked with a salty sweet miso-glaze that’s a veritable umami-bomb. Even those of us who aren’t vegan are devouring it and asking for more.

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  • 20 M
  • 1 H
  • 0
A ceramic bowl filled with mashed kabocha with a spoon resting in it.

Mashed Kabocha Squash

Wait until you give this cute little squash a try. Creamy and packed with flavor, this vegan recipe is also healthy as heck without tasting like it.

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  • 20 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 0
Five tahini truffles lying in a bed of cocoa powder.

Tahini Truffles

Tahini truffles are nutty, rich, sexy, little bites. A pleasure to share…though we wouldn’t blame you if you wanted to keep them all to yourself.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 0
A cookie ice cream sandwich made with sourdough chocolate chip cookies and vanilla ice cream.

Sourdough Chocolate Chip Cookies

Sourdough discard somewhat magically turns into chewy, ever so slightly tangy chocolate chip cookies. Brown butter takes them over the top. And a sprinkle of salt if you like to swoon.

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  • 45 M
  • 2 D, 3 H
  • 0
A sheet pan with six ground lamb and potato patties on parchment paper

Ground Lamb and Potato Patties

Flavor guru Nik Sharma wraps ground lamb in creamy mashed potatoes before lightly frying. Spicy, crunchy comfort food at it’s best.

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  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 2 H
  • 0