Shauna Hinchen-Joyal, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Shauna Hinchen-Joyal has tested.

Seven crispy rakakat (Turkish cigars) on a parchment-lined white plate

Turkish Cigars

A classic middle Eastern mezze that’s crisp phyllo on the outside, blissfully melty halloumi and feta on the inside with parsley for some semblance of healthiness. Easy to juggle with a glass of wine in hand.

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  • 45 M
  • 45 M
  • 4
Nine bowls of oatmeal with different toppings created from an oatmeal bar

Best Oatmeal Toppings

No more boring oatmeal at the breakfast table. Just make a big batch, set out some unexpected yet lovely toppings, and watch things disappear.

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  • 15 M
  • 25 M
  • 0
A white serving platter filled with Portuguese rice pudding and topped with toasted pistachios and cinnamon

Portuguese Rice Pudding | Arroz Doce

Traditional Portuguese rice pudding is cooked risotto-style with a lilt of citrus and the warmness of cinnamon. Easy as can be. With all the creamy richness you’ve come to expect from rice pudding.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H
  • 0
A close up of vegan nachos made with seitan, plus a sour lime cream, cashew, pickled red onions, avocado, jalapeño, and cilantro

Vegan Nachos

Imagine a world in which everyone could tuck into the same platter of nachos with gusto. World peace starts here, folks.

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  • 45 M
  • 1 H
  • 0
A tall, cool pink Kitty highball, filled with ice, and sporting a lemon slice

Kitty Highball

When you want something to sip all night (or all day) without getting tipsy and without feeling like you’re being deprived, this inspired riff on a classic is what you want. Simply red wine spiked with ginger syrup and a splash of seltzer.

  • 5 M
  • 5 M
  • 2
A woman with a Vitamix filled with spinach, mango, and milk

How to Make a Perfect Smoothie

It doesn’t take an engineering degree to make a decent smoothie. Although it does take a little know-how to make one that makes you want to drink your veggies. Here’s how.

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  • 10 M
  • 15 M
  • 0
15 chocolate energy balls, made with dates, almond butter, almonds, and cacao powder, on white marble

Chocolate Energy Balls

Easy no-bake chocolate orbs made with dates, almonds, coconut, and cacao powder that take literally 5 minutes to toss together and more than satisfy your sweet tooth. We’re smitten.

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  • 15 M
  • 2 H, 15 M
  • 0
Three homemade Larabars

Homemade Larabars

We got nothing against the Larabars we’ve been noshing for years. Save for the crazy price tag. Here’s a less expensive, more customizable alternative.

  • 15 M
  • 50 M
  • 191
A baking sheet lined with parchment with 18 walnut rugelach cookies covered with brown sugar ready for the oven

Walnut Rugelach

We’ve never met a rugelach that we haven’t liked. Although there are some we adore more than others. This falls into the latter category.

  • 1 H
  • 3 H
  • 4
A platter of shish taouk or Middle Eastern grilled chicken and thighs slathered with a pomegranate-tamarind sauce

Shish Taouk ~ Middle Eastern Grilled Chicken

Spectacularly exotic yet still surprisingly familiar. That’s what folks are saying about this shish taouk or middle Eastern grilled chicken with sumac and a tart pomegranate-tamarind sauce.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 0
Glass jar of pumpkin seed pesto, nearby the lid and a spoon with pesto

Pumpkin Seed Pesto

Calling all pesto lovers! This variation on the classic is unconventionally unique and every bit as much a keeper as the familiar rendition with pricey pine nuts.

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  • 20 M
  • 20 M
  • 0
A sheet pan with pepperoni pan pizza, with cheese and pepperoni on top

Pepperoni Pan Pizza

The real deal—homemade dough, homemade tomato sauce, two types of mozzarella, Parmesan cheese, and plenty of spicy pepperoni with a kick.

  • 25 M
  • 3 H, 30 M
  • 8