Helena Pereira, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Helena Pereira has tested.

A red Le Creuset pot filled with red wine onions, that have been slowly cooked together

Red Wine Onions

Meet your newest weeknight staple. Slightly sweet, deeply flavored caramelized red onions doused with red wine.

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  • 20 M
  • 2 H
  • 0
Glass jar of pumpkin seed pesto, nearby the lid and a spoon with pesto

Pumpkin Seed Pesto

Calling all pesto lovers! This variation on the classic is unconventionally unique and every bit as much a keeper as the familiar rendition with pricey pine nuts.

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  • 20 M
  • 20 M
  • 0
Two ramekins filled with masala chai creme brûlée, one with it's top cracked open to reveal the creamy inside

Masala Chai Crème Brûlée

Your favorite tea turned sideways, making it a creamy dessert with a crackling, shattering caramelized sugar topping.

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  • 30 M
  • 4 H
  • 0
A tray of mini jam tarts--orange, strawberry, blueberry--one being picked up by a child's hand

Mini Jam Tarts

Made for little hands and little mouths, these lovely little tarts are short pastry crusts that are baked and then dolloped with any kind of jam you’d like. Make sure the kids make these with you.

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  • 30 M
  • 3 H
  • 0
Gluten Free Eggplant Parmesan

Gluten-Free Eggplant Parmesan

Not only is this eggplant Parmesan gluten-free, it’s also one of the best you’ll ever taste and easiest you’ll ever make.

  • 1 H
  • 2 H
  • 2
A whisk with homemade mayonnaise on it

Homemade Mayonnaise

Millions have become adept at slathering mayo on all manner of food stuff. Yet few have attempted to make it at home. This foolproof recipe may change that.

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  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • 4
A plate of roasted Brussels sprouts with a drizzle of balsamic vinegar splashing down on it

Balsamic Brussels Sprouts

“They will make converts of Brussels sprouts haters and Brussels sprouts lovers will scarf them down like candy!” That’s what we’re hearing about these lovely little crucifers. We couldn’t agree more.

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  • 15 M
  • 35 M
  • 0
Mint Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream

Mint Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream

All natural. No artificial colors or flavors. Family friendly. Adult approved. And as delicious as any mint chip ice cream we’ve ever tasted.

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  • 20 M
  • 4 H
  • 0
Spring Panzanella

Spring Panzanella

For when you just can’t wait until midsummer for your fave Italian bread salad.

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  • 30 M
  • 45 M
  • 2
A bowl filled with mango chutney, with visible pieces of cinnamon and star anise

Mango Chutney

You’d never, ever guess how quick and easy it is to make this authentic Indian condiment at home. And let’s not forget how delicious it is. So much so that folks are calling it “outstanding” and “magic.” Enough said.

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  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 20 M
  • 0
A sheet of parchment paper topped with chocolate truffles and a sifter of cocoa powder on the side

Spiced Chocolate Truffles

At last, spiced chocolate truffles made with dark chocolate that taste delectable, are easy to make, and—believe it!—nutrient dense. Our prayers have been answered.

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  • 45 M
  • 2 H, 30 M
  • 0
Fig Tarte Tatin

Fig Tarte Tatin

Just when you thought classic tarte tatin could get no lovelier, here comes fig tarte tatin.

  • 20 M
  • 1 H
  • 2
Microwave Mug Cake

Microwave Mug Cake

Three minutes. That’s how long it takes to bake this upside down cake that makes just enough dessert to satisfy your craving. No more.

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  • 15 M
  • 20 M
  • 4