Samantha Fisher, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Samantha Fisher has tested.

Read, bake, paint. Walk the dog, drink some tea. Hand-feed the diabetic cat her daily ration of artisan ham, her preferred food at the moment. It doesn’t sound all-consuming, yet where do the days go? On the side, Samantha Fisher designs sock animals and t-shirts, does graphic design, and is helping a friend launch her wellness coaching business. She sings in an old-timey band and directs a couple of plays a year. She goes on a lot of road trips, and she tries to be a good listener. Oh and once a month, she runs a fundraising dinner delivery in Seattle called TABLE: Take Action, Bake Love Eat. More info at www.eatbakelove.org or follow @samantix on Instagram.

2 pottery bowls filled with keto chicken coconut soup, with spoons and a bowl of lime and cilantro.

Keto Chicken Coconut Soup

An Asian flavored soup that’s also pretty healthy and incredibly tasty. What else could you ask for? Dairy-free and full of mushrooms? It’s all here.

A white platter with melon and cucumber salad with strips of cucumber and melon on a bed of whipped mascarpone, topped with chopped almonds, cilantro and edible flowers.

Melon and Cucumber Salad

The cool combo of cucumber and melon never goes out of style but this version isn’t just gorgeous, it’s also light and refreshing.

A bowl of butternut queso surrounded by tortilla chips, a hand dipping one into the queso.

Vegan Butternut Queso

A vegan queso dip for anytime you feel like a little snack that’s better-for-you but still super tasty. Perfect for dipping, drizzling, and dousing.

A large cookie sheet filled with blueberry slab pie with a lattice top, with pieces missing and a spatula.

Spiced Blueberry Slab Pie

A pie for a gathering–or for serious blueberry pie lovers. A large scale stunner, this pie will earn you dessert-winner status.

Three chewy chocolate brownies stacked on top of each other with another leaning on the stack on a piece of parchment.

Chewy Chocolate Brownies

Craving chewy chocolate brownies? America’s Test Kitchen has a splendid version that’s got some seriously amped-up flavor.

A white serving bowl filled with pieces of adobo chicken and garnished with cilantro.

Adobo Chicken

A sweet and vinegary, sesame and garlicky, oniony chicken dish that’s seriously irresistible. You’re gonna want to put this dish on repeat.

Three bowls filled with spaghetti and mushroom bolognese, next to a large pot of mushroom bolognese, and a small dish of Parmesan cheese.

Mushroom Bolognese

Spag bol is comfort food but if you’d rather go veggie, this umami bomb is a superb alternative.