Jess Bender, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Jess Bender has tested.

Paleo pork Normandy garnished with thyme, in a cast-iron pan with two serving forks, surrounded by burlap, apples, and thyme.

Paleo Pork Normandy

An exceptional combination of autumnal flavors in a paleo dish that will make everyone happy. Apples and pork are a match made in heaven.

Pieces of yogurt and spice marinated salmon on a piece of parchment on a baking sheet with cilantro, onion, and lime wedge garnishes on the side.

Yogurt and Spice Marinated Salmon

“11/10!!!” “Ridiculously fast! Ridiculously good!!” “Where has this recipe been my whole life!?” “The flavors, the simplicity.” That’s what we’re hearing about this quickie of a salmon supper.

A green bowl filled with scrambled eggs and green pieces of zucchini on a tile tabletop, with a fork.

Zucchini and Eggs

An easy-peasy breakfast (or anytime) that’s full of veg. Zucchini adds some greenery to your basic scrambled eggs.

A sheet pan with 9 chicken thighs covered in a deep reddish sauce, blackened in spots.

Pomegranate Sumac Chicken

A sticky, sweet, and lightly spiced platter of roasted chicken thighs sounds pretty fantastic, doesn’t it? Let us assure you, it really is.

A dark bowl with handles full of Swiss chard Caeser salad and croutons on a dark background.

Vegan Swiss Chard Caesar Salad

Vegan Caesar salad that might even pass as the real deal. This Swiss chard-based beauty is chock-full of good-for-you ingredients. It tastes so good, you won’t even mind.

A large pot of pasta and chickpea soup, with a full white bowl next to it and a plate of shredded white parmesan.

Pasta e Ceci

In an hour, you can have a hearty, healthy, and incredibly tasty pot of this traditional Roman soup—or stew, if you prefer. Blended chickpeas get thick in an instant.

A sliced rib eye on an oval platter with anchovy butter drizzled over the top and a fork resting on the side.

Rib Eye with Anchovy Butter

Summer is for steaks—big beefy steaks. Grill one to perfection then top with a lemony and salty pat of life-changing magic. Seriously. You’re going to slather it on everything.