Monica L. Helton, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Monica L. Helton has tested.

Potato and Chickpea Stew

Potato and Chickpea Stew

Yet another failproof recipe from Deborah Madison that’s hearty and healthy and satisfying beyond words.

  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 6
A round vegetable galette, with one slice cut out of it

Vegetable Galette

Because who doesn’t want pie for dinner?! And this vegetable galette gets it exactly right with a buttery crust, a creamy cheese sauce, and oh-so-sweet roasted veggies.

  • 30 M
  • 2 H
  • 4
Apricot Daiquiris

Apricot Daiquiri

This apricot daiquiri is gonna erase your outdated notion of the daiquiri as a cloying girlie blender drink. And it’s gonna exponentially up your summer entertaining game.

  • Quick Glance
  • 15 M
  • 2 H, 30 M
  • 2
A nonstick skillet filled with scrambled eggs topped with chopped chives

Scrambled Eggs

Scrambled eggs. They may seem so simple as to defy a recipe. And yet sometimes a precise technique makes all the difference. Here’s how to make the best budget breakfast, lunch, dinner, midnight nosh ever.

  • Quick Glance
  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • 0
Tahini Cookies 

Tahini Cookies

Chewy and nutty and salty and subtly sweet and guaranteed to be a little more exotic than any other cookie you’ve ever had. Also gluten-free as well as dairy-free and egg-free and, yes, paleo-friendly.

  • 25 M
  • 45 M
  • 11
Coconut Rice

Coconut Rice

When done right, coconut rice is an almost indescribably lovely side dish that’s ever so slightly sweet and laughably easy and incredibly versatile. Here’s how to make it.

  • 10 M
  • 35 M
  • 4
Steel Cut Oats With Rhubarb Applesauce

Steel-Cut Oats with Rhubarb Applesauce

Our latest and greatest incentive to get out of bed in the morning. Sweet, tangy, pale pink applesauce made with rhubarb is going to rock your bowl of breakfast oats.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H
  • 2
Sweet and Spicy Cranberry Relish

Sweet and Spicy Cranberry Relish

Made in minutes from just five ingredients, this cranberry relish belongs in your weeknight repertoire and not just on your Thanksgiving table. Did we mention it freezes beautifully?

  • 20 M
  • 2 H, 30 M
  • 4
Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

So tantalizingly crisp at the edges, tender but not mushy at the center, and lovely through and through they’ll haunt you forever. (In a good way.)

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  • 10 M
  • 40 M
  • 2
Orange Madeleines with Orange Glaze

Orange Madeleines

Tender, buttery, and enhanced with a subtle citrus lilt. Just as Proust would have wanted. (No madeleine tin? No worries. They’re just as lovely made in a mini-muffin pan.)

  • Quick Glance
  • 25 M
  • 2 H
  • 0
Blueberry Spinach Smoothie

Carrot Ginger Juice

Yeah, we know, you’ve probably already experienced carrot ginger juice. But we think you’re gonna wanna try this unconventional and only subtly sweet rendition made with pear instead.

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  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 0