Michelle Stein, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Michelle Stein has tested.

A person cutting a slice from a loaf of whole wheat banana bread on a white cutting board.

Whole-Wheat Banana Bread

Folks are waxing poetic about this banana bread. Full of flaxseed and maple syrup, it’s nutritious and just indulgent enough.

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A large white bowl filled with Instant Pot beans, with a spoon resting inside and a bay leaf nearby.

Instant Pot Beans

Get ready for a simple way to serve up a tasty helping of tender pinto beans with some subtle heat from jalapeno. Did we mention they’ll be ready in minutes?

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  • 20 M
  • 7 H
  • 0
A cooked meatloaf with spinach with four slices cut from it.

Meatloaf With Spinach

Not your everyday meatloaf for sure. Filled with spinach and glazed with a sweet-spicy, finger-licking glaze, this homemade meatloaf is anything but ho-hum.

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  • 20 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
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A glass bowl of vegan mayo with a whisk resting on the side and three chickpeas scattered beside the bowl.

Vegan Mayo With Aquafaba

Mayo made with the magic that is aquafaba. No more pouring the leftover liquid from canned beans down the drain.

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  • 15 M
  • 15 M
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A bowl of slow cooker Indian-style chicken with cinnamon sticks and pieces of naan on the side.

Slow Cooker Indian-Style Chicken

A slow cooker riff on chicken tikka masala that slowly cooks chicken thighs in a tomato sauce layered with spices. Oh so gratifying. Oh so simple.

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  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 11 H, 15 M
  • 2
A black bean mushroom burger topped with onions, sauce, and purple leaves.

Black Bean and Mushroom Burgers

This sturdy mushroom and black bean combo holds its shape while delivering some lip-smacking, finger-licking deliciousness. And it’s smothered in some of the tastiest sauce we’ve ever tried.

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  • 30 M
  • 45 M
  • 0
A white bowl filled with tikka masala lentil, garnished with cilantro, with a wooden spoon resting inside.

Tikka Masala Lentils

Given the dozen enthusiastic reviews we receivved from our testers, these Instant Pot tikka masala lentils are your answer to a quick and healthy weeknight dinner.

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  • 25 M
  • 55 M
  • 2
Nine roast lemon chicken thighs in a round Dutch oven with lemon slices tucked between them.

Roast Lemon Chicken Thighs

In this simple one-pot supper, chicken thighs are bathed in a sauce that’s informed, though not overwhelmed, by lemon. Warning: You’re gonna wanna spoon that sauce onto everything.

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  • 25 M
  • 45 M
  • 0
Pieces of beef stew with red wine and mashed potatoes in a white bowl with a fork nestled inside.

Beef Stew with Red Wine

An Italian tradition that, in true form, transforms simple ingredients into something sublime.

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  • 40 M
  • 1 H, 40 M
  • 2