Trista Smith, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Trista Smith has tested.

A plate with parchment paper filed with squares of vegan walnut fig bars.

Vegan Walnut Fig Bars

A quick, healthy, vegan, fruit and nut-filled snack. Not too sweet but still good when you’re craving something less granola and more like dessert.

A person mashing avocado into a bowl of easy guacamole on a table with salt, avocado, cilantro, lime, and chiles.

Easy Guacamole

Easy as heck, this guacamole takes a minimalistic approach that keeps ingredients to the essentials yet doesn’t disappoint. Sorta tricky to come by that these days. And yet here we are.

A fancy Bundt Kentucky bourbon cake on a silver platter.

Kentucky Bourbon Cake

This Southern classic is like a pound cake given its decadent amount of butter and its tender crumb. But oh, baby, wait’ll you taste the bourbon glaze.

A loaf of paleo banana bread on a round metal trivet with one slice cut from it.

Paleo Banana Bread

This is gluten-free and paleo-friendly, for those keeping track of such things. But it’s also awesome enough for anyone to fall for it.

A saucepan filled with green soup, with a swirl of cashew cream in the center.

Green Soup

A quick and easy way to inject some broccoli, peas, spinach, and other greens into your weekday routine. And it doesn’t taste as hippy as it looks.

A teapot, a collection of glasses, three partially filled with mint tea, and a vase of flowers on a silver tray.

Mint Tea

Learn firsthand the virtues of tea made from fresh mint versus a teabag—and yes, said virtues include ease and simplicity.

A person holding a glass mug of cinnamon tea on a white plate.

Cinnamon Tea

Sorta amazing what loveliness can be wrought from just a stick of cinnamon and some hot water. So simple. So soothing.

Homemade hostess cupcakes on white plates.

Homemade Hostess Cupcakes

Unequivocally better than those preservative-laden cake imposters you grew up on. Swear. And you can customize whatever you want to write on top, whether the name of your team or a sweet little something.