Monica L. Helton, Recipe Tester

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

A glass of blueberry spinach smoothie, and another glass of carrot ginger juice on a wooden plank.

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
A blue Dutch oven with a potato and chickpea stew and some spinach with a wooden spoon resting inside.

Potato and Chickpea Stew

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

  • (2)
  • 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.

  • (1)
  • 30 M
  • 2 H
  • 4
A metal serving tray with two apricot daiquiris with stir sticks, a juiced lemon, and a pot with poached apricots.

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This apricot daiquiri is gonna erase your outdated notion of the daiquiri as a cloying girlie blender drink.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.

  • (1)
  • 15 M
  • 2 H, 30 M
  • 4
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.

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  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • 0
Six tahini cookies on a piece of parchment with chopped pistachios on the cookies and on the parchment.

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.

  • (1)
  • 25 M
  • 45 M
  • 13
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.

  • (3)
  • 10 M
  • 35 M
  • 6
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.

  • (1)
  • 30 M
  • 1 H
  • 4