Ellie Krieger

Bulgur and lamb makes for good stuff on the grill

Bulgur and lamb makes for good stuff on the grill

These Middle-Eastern-style patties are a compelling way to enjoy meat in healthful balance.

Bulgur and lamb makes for good stuff on the grill
Fabulous freekeh: This ancient grain is modern must-have

Fabulous freekeh: This ancient grain is modern must-have

Serve a summery salad featuring the Middle Eastern wheat with anything you are grilling this season.

Fabulous freekeh: This ancient grain is modern must-have
Forget the toast: Try avocado atop these crab cakes

Forget the toast: Try avocado atop these crab cakes

This healthful recipe bounds the crab with whole-grain bread crumbs and egg — no mayo at all.

Forget the toast: Try avocado atop these crab cakes
Mixed-berry galette with one crust makes dessert easy as pie

Mixed-berry galette with one crust makes dessert easy as pie

It’s a fuss-free way to turn the season’s wealth of berries into a splendid summer fruit pastry.

Mixed-berry galette with one crust makes dessert easy as pie
These three healthful tweaks can transform a quesadilla

These three healthful tweaks can transform a quesadilla

Mushroom, spinach and goat-cheese quesadillas are made with whole-grain flour tortillas.

These three healthful tweaks can transform a quesadilla
How you’ll love to eat labneh, the Middle Eastern schmear

How you’ll love to eat labneh, the Middle Eastern schmear

Top your toasts with the yogurt that is so thick and spreadable that it is referred to as a cheese.

How you’ll love to eat labneh, the Middle Eastern schmear
Need a vegetable side dish that tastes luxe? Add Parmesan sauce

Need a vegetable side dish that tastes luxe? Add Parmesan sauce

This spring vegetable skillet has a creamy sauce thickened with milk and Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese.

Need a vegetable side dish that tastes luxe? Add Parmesan sauce
There are a lotta frittatas out there, but this one’s a keeper

There are a lotta frittatas out there, but this one’s a keeper

This recipe makes for an easy, everyday meal, but also presents beautifully for entertaining.

There are a lotta frittatas out there, but this one’s a keeper
Crisped rice treats without the cloying marshmallow? Sweet

Crisped rice treats without the cloying marshmallow? Sweet

This recipe calls for a coating of honey and peanut butter rather than melted marshmallows.

Crisped rice treats without the cloying marshmallow? Sweet
This whole-grain salad can be served warm or chilled

This whole-grain salad can be served warm or chilled

Feta cheese adds a wonderful salty note to the dish, which goes well with grilled meat.

This whole-grain salad can be served warm or chilled
How to ranch-dress a salad and keep things light

How to ranch-dress a salad and keep things light

Of course, “healthfulness” goes out the window if you dip Buffalo wings into the dressing.

How to ranch-dress a salad and keep things light
Black rice lends beautiful hue to more healthful pudding

Black rice lends beautiful hue to more healthful pudding

Ground cardamom adds an Indian flavor twist to this reworking of the old favorite.

Black rice lends beautiful hue to more healthful pudding
Average black bean dip, improved: This one’s smoky and warm

Average black bean dip, improved: This one’s smoky and warm

It’s like a magnet as an appetizer at a party, but it also makes for a playful and nutritious meal.

Average black bean dip, improved: This one’s smoky and warm
This fish is positively crumby — and we like it that way

This fish is positively crumby — and we like it that way

The recipe calls for white fish topped with bread crumbs that you make extra-crispy in a skillet.

This fish is positively crumby — and we like it that way
This stroganoff has had a makeover, but you’d never know it

This stroganoff has had a makeover, but you’d never know it

It still calls for regular sour cream, but the ratio of beef to mushrooms in this recipe is flipped.

This stroganoff has had a makeover, but you’d never know it

Why you should stop trying to lose weight

The number on the scale is only one indicator of wellness.

This mushroom risotto swaps Arborio rice for steel-cut oats

This mushroom risotto swaps Arborio rice for steel-cut oats

Steel-cut oats are a good candidate for “risotto,” because they lend a thick, creamy texture.

This mushroom risotto swaps Arborio rice for steel-cut oats
Peanut butter helps West African-style stew find the ‘sweet spot’

Peanut butter helps West African-style stew find the ‘sweet spot’

This recipe is a colorful medley of sweet potatoes, tomato, bell pepper and collard greens.

Peanut butter helps West African-style stew find the ‘sweet spot’
When Ellie Krieger makes a chocolate treat, she crushes it

When Ellie Krieger makes a chocolate treat, she crushes it

These no-bake goodies are made with shredded wheat cereal to give them a cookielike crunch.

When Ellie Krieger makes a chocolate treat, she crushes it
Cheesy jalapeno snacks for the Super Bowl? Touchdown!

Cheesy jalapeno snacks for the Super Bowl? Touchdown!

This baked version is just as tasty as the deep-fried ones at your favorite bar.

Cheesy jalapeno snacks for the Super Bowl? Touchdown!