Ellie Krieger

This healthy fruit and cheese dessert is unexpectedly luscious

A plate of fresh fruit and cheese is a delightful way to cap off a summer meal. But add some heat, honey and herbs to… Continue reading

Nuts play starring role in grilled eggplant and ‘hummus’ dish

This spin on “hummus” deserves its quotation marks because it doesn’t contain chickpeas. Instead, it is a spreadable blend of pistachios and edamame seasoned with… Continue reading

How to make perfect zucchini noodle salad with a spiralizer

I have a relatively small kitchen (not nearly the size of the one I use on my television show) and an aversion to clutter, so… Continue reading

That time I threw a crispy snack on top of my summer salad

I have been playing around with variations on seasoned, crispy chickpeas as a snack. Keen to avoid deep-frying them, I tried baking them several ways… Continue reading

The two-step secret to 20-minute chicken on a stick

By Ellie Krieger / The Washington Post The accompanying recipe is the antidote to boring grilled chicken. It’s nearly as easy to make, but so… Continue reading

Simple yet irresistible: Scallops that sizzle with a drizzle

Grilled seafood, lemon, extra-virgin olive oil and herbs: This simple Mediterranean quartet of ingredients is a sure-fire combination. I first discovered it decades ago at… Continue reading

Why you should cook up a batch of this ‘new’ ancient grain

Sorghum, a whole grain that has been a staple food in Africa and India for centuries, is finally getting its moment on the American table.… Continue reading

How can fried rice be good for you? If you make it this way

This recipe turns a humble bowl of rice into a lip-smackingly tasty meal. It feels like an indulgence, but the dish is actually good for… Continue reading

A good-for-you addition to the lemon-poppy seed continuum

This brightly lemony quick bread, punctuated with gently crunchy poppy seeds, is sweet and tender enough to satisfy a cake craving, but it does so… Continue reading

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