Irene Seales, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Irene Seales has tested.

Irene Seales

Picking blackberries and peaches for canning, snacking on stalks of homegrown rhubarb, and rolling grape leaves just right, Irene learned to cook in her Greek motherʼs kitchen, where she worked her way up like any new line cook, eventually earning the privilege of assembling baklava under watchful guidance. Today, Irene views cooking as both a creative endeavor and a way to understand the world, savoring both the solitary meditations of chopping, slicing, and sautéing along with the unpredictable experiences inherent in cooking and eating good food with others. Her willingness to talk to anyone has led to shameless interrogations of waiters and chefs, baristas and bakers, farmers and butchers, and fellow home cooks. For Irene, the best seat is always at the kitchen counter, especially if it’s affogato time.

Curried Chickpeas

Easy, inexpensive, not too spicy, comforting as heck, and made with ingredients you probably already have on hand. Also just so happens to be vegan and gluten-free. Who loves you?!

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 45 M
  • 0
A partially cut St. Phanourios cake on a wooden slab on a wooden chair.

Saint Phanourios’s Cake

Bake this cake in honor of Phanourious, the patron saint of lost objects, and you just might find something. Even if you never knew it was missing.

  • (3)
  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 10 M
  • 62
A glass bowl filled with Campari sorbet on a white marble countertop.

Campari Sorbet

Sweet and tart and sophisticated and stunning and almost too pretty to eat. Almost.

  • (2)
  • 15 M
  • 2 H, 40 M
  • 4
A large blue Dutch oven filled with green chicken chili, topped with sliced jalapenos.

Green Chicken Chili

A little spicy, a little tangy, and a little less than an hour from start to table.

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  • 30 M
  • 50 M
  • 0
Eight vegan fudge brownies on a marble surface.

Vegan Fudge Brownies

Proof that spectacularly fudgy, messily gooey, intensely chocolatey brownies can be made without butter or eggs.

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  • 20 M
  • 3 H, 55 M
  • 0