Ellie Krieger

The rustic French dessert that one-ups a pancake

By Ellie Krieger, The Washington Post Like some French-country dishes, a clafoutis (klah-foo-TEE) sounds like something fancy and complicated, but it’s actually homey and easy… Continue reading

This Joe is still sloppy, with swaps that are better for you

By Ellie Krieger, Special To The Washington Post You can’t take yourself too seriously when you’re eating a sloppy Joe sandwich. You’re bound to giggle… Continue reading

A recipe that rescues the boring salad with chicken

Ellie Krieger Special To The Washington Post I typically think of salad with chicken as a workhorse of the healthful culinary world. It reliably gets… Continue reading

Mango and chicken meet, marry well and happiness ensues

This recipe treats tender chicken thighs to two of my all-time favorite flavor sensations: a mouthwatering Asian-style marinade that hits every single taste bud, and… Continue reading

You think you don’t like beets? Try ‘em this way

This salad, best described as a “small plate” using the current culinary lingo, offers a refreshing bright spot this time of year when we have… Continue reading

Sometimes it’s OK to ‘dirty up’ your clean eating

I understand why people gravitate toward the term “clean eating.” It’s an appealing way to describe a dedication to the most healthful, most pure ingredients.… Continue reading

This healthful pear recipe can start your day or sweeten the end of it

This dish of warm, cinnamon-scented pears with a nutty crumble topping makes you feel good before you even take a bite. Its homey aroma fills… Continue reading

Give your dowdy oatmeal the glam treatment

This sumptuous breakfast bowl is what happens when frumpy regular oatmeal gets a modern, stylish makeover. It doesn’t take much effort, and the before-and-after results… Continue reading

Veg, mole-like flavor elevates traditional Cincinnati chili

This recipe is a loose interpretation of a true Cincinnati chili, but that richly spiced meat dish is a loose interpretation of chili to begin… Continue reading

Give your Valentine a chocolate gift that’s also good for the heart

This recipe is a luscious way to celebrate your love, or at least your love of chocolate, in a way that loves you back. It… Continue reading

A game-day classic scores with a healthful twist

As dips tend to be, this is a party food that brings people together; an edible ice breaker, beckoning everyone to gather around and literally… Continue reading

Some basic Italian we all can use

If you have been eyeing the bunches of broccoli rabe in your grocery store but passing them by because you are unsure how to cook… Continue reading

Dried fruits come to life when simmered with tea

Warm, fragrant and sweet, this medley of dried fruit simmered in vanilla and honey-infused chai tea is the kind of comfort food to go for… Continue reading

This simple salad will see you through a long, cold winter

By Ellie Krieger, Special to The Washington Post This, to me, is the ideal winter salad. It offers a light, crisp counterpoint to just about… Continue reading

Take comfort in a warm bowl that tastes rich — but isn’t

if, like me, you dream about things like soup. It has all the attributes that made a… Continue reading

Baba ghanoush: The Middle Eastern dip whose time has come

Not too long ago, hummus seemed exotic to many Americans. Now, it is practically an everyday food. In light of that, it seems baba ghanoush… Continue reading

A one-pot dish that does ‘pasta fazool’ one better

I was served a version of this dish at a neighborhood restaurant in Milan last fall and was completely smitten with it. It provided the… Continue reading

When life hands you leftover vegetables, make hash

Vegetable roasting season is in full swing, and I can’t think of a better or simpler way to make fall and winter produce taste so… Continue reading

You won’t miss what’s missing in the chocolate cake

This cake’s name refers to some key ingredients the recipe doesn’t call for, which were rationed in America during World Wars I and II: butter,… Continue reading