Vanessa McNiven, Recipe Tester

A list of all the recipes Vanessa McNiven has tested.

A blue background with a white bowl filled with sliced peaches, tomatoes, red onions, basil, and chunks of bread.

Tomato and Peach Panzanella

Tomato and peach panzanella may sound unlikely but it’ll knock your socks off. If you’re not wearing socks this time of year, then it’ll knock your flip-flops off. Guaranteed.

Apple Cranberry Sauce

Apple Cranberry Sauce

Apple cranberry sauce. Not quite as American as apple pie. Not until you taste this version, that is. Sweetly tart and superbly lovely with turkey and pork and so, so much more.

Frozen gin and tonic granita.

Gin and Tonic Granita

Gin and tonic granita, in addition to being an absolute summer must, is a palate cleanser, a dessert, an aperitif, a conversation starter, and so, so many other marvie things.

An oval dish filled with Baharat spiced chicken pieces and a bowl of couscous and plate of couscous and chicken on the side.

Baharat Roast Chicken

Not only does the exotic Middle Eastern spice blend known as baharat lend an enticing flourish to your everyday cooking, it just may make for the most exceptionally easy chicken you’ve ever made.

Two ancho fish tacos in a metal dish with lime wedges and chipotle mayo on the side.

Ancho Fish Tacos

Rubbed with spices and grilled rather than battered and fried, these fish tacos are so easy, so healthy, and so something we want to make again and again and again.