Phoebe Lapine
Phoebe Lapine

Phoebe Lapine

F&W Digital Food Awards Winner Website Feed Me Phoebe Profile Phoebe Lapine is an amazing self-taught cook who creates healthy takes on comfort food in her tiny Manhattan apartment. For a quesadilla, she sandwiches a small amount of cheddar cheese with melted leeks and grated carrots; for tacos, she blends avocado with nonfat Greek yogurt to make a healthier version of crema. "My philosophy is to eat a lot of good with a little bad," she says. A private chef and culinary instructor, she always teaches her students how to dice an onion properly. "The better they do it, the less they'll cry," she says. "I save people from a lot of tears."
This classic British loaf cake is incredibly moist because it's made with olive oil instead of butter, which also gives the batter a rich golden color. The addition of poppy seeds makes it a perfect alternative to your morning muffin, while the lemon drizzle dresses up the cake for company. Slideshow:  More Gluten-Free Desserts 
Advertisement
These mini crustless quiches are a perfect make-ahead breakfast. They're bulked up with cooked quinoa and layered with sautéed cremini mushrooms—a perfect balanced bite when you're on the go.
Crustless Spinach Quiche
Rating: Unrated
1
This crustless quiche is similar to a frittata. You can bake it in advance and reheat it right before guests arrive. For variations, trying substituting other chopped leafy greens for the spinach and swapping another good melting cheese like cheddar or Monterey Jack for the mozzarella. Slideshow:  More Quiche Recipes 
This easy gluten-free broccoli-and-rice casserole is a classically comforting one-dish meal. You can substitute pork sausage for the chicken, or swap it for sweet Italian if you're looking for something tamer. Transfer the casserole to the broiler to get the cheesy topping crusty and browned. Slideshow:  More Casserole Recipes 
Pao de queijo is a traditional Brazilian cheese bread made from sour tapioca flour. If you can't find the sour version, you can substitute regular tapioca flour. This recipe includes browned pork sausage that's mixed into the rolls. Cut them in half and fill with a fried egg for a perfect mini breakfast sandwich. Slideshow:  More Bread Recipes 
This easy and healthy shrimp stir-fry comes together in less than 20 minutes and tastes delicious over simple jasmine rice. Slideshow: More Shrimp Recipes 
This gluten-free mac and cheese features the unusual combination of raisins and radicchio, creating the perfect combination of creaminess and crunch. Slideshow: More Macaroni and Cheese Recipes 
Advertisement
In this healthier version of the classic broccoli casserole pre-cooked quinoa gets tossed with egg, cheddar cheese and broccoli florets and baked in the oven until the cheese is beautifully browned and bubbly. Slideshow: More Broccoli Recipes 
Warm Kale and White Bean Dip
Rating: Unrated
New!
To put a healthy spin on the classic spinach dip, try using kale instead of spinach and puréed cannellini beans in place of the béchamel sauce. This recipe is completely gluten free and can be prepared in advance for a quick and healthy appetizer. Slideshow: More Kale Recipes 
This gluten-free mac and cheese features the unusual combination of raisins and radicchio, creating the perfect combination of creaminess and crunch. Slideshow: More Macaroni and Cheese Recipes 
In this healthier version of the classic broccoli casserole pre-cooked quinoa gets tossed with egg, cheddar cheese and broccoli florets and baked in the oven until the cheese is beautifully browned and bubbly. Slideshow: More Broccoli Recipes 
Warm Kale and White Bean Dip
Rating: Unrated
New!
To put a healthy spin on the classic spinach dip, try using kale instead of spinach and puréed cannellini beans in place of the béchamel sauce. This recipe is completely gluten free and can be prepared in advance for a quick and healthy appetizer. Slideshow: More Kale Recipes 
Maple sugar gives this pumpkin soup a hearty sweetness that's perfect for winter. If you can't find maple sugar, you can substitute regular syrup. Slideshow:  More Warming Soups 
To lighten up this salad even more, use nonfat Greek yogurt. Slideshow:  More Healthy Salads 
Advertisement
A simple mix of vegetable stock and olive oil replaces the usual milk and butter in this lightened up mashed potato casserole. A little cooked spinach adds even more goodness. Slideshow:  More Vegetarian Casseroles
Taking a little extra time to slowly brown the shallots adds a lot of extra flavor to this green bean dish. This recipe also works well with caramelized onions if you have even more time to spare. Slideshow:  More Satisfying Casseroles 
This dump-and-stir casserole recipe could not be easier. Fresh thyme and smoked paprika give the cauliflower great flavor, without having to add loads of heavy cream and butter. Slideshow:  More Warming Casseroles 
The most kid-friendly casserole around, this cheesy mac and cheese gets perfectly toasty in the oven thanks to its fresh bread crumb topping. Slideshow:  More Macaroni and Cheese Recipes 
For this wild rice dish you can roast the fennel a few days in advance—it will only get more flavorful. Slideshow:  Fennel Recipes 
This elegant dish would be a welcome accompaniment to a simple roast chicken. Slideshow:  Healthy Side Dishes 
Wild Rice with Wilted Greens
Rating: Unrated
New!
This is a great recipe for using up your wayward winter greens like the tops of beets. Slideshow:  Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes 
Advertisement
Wild Rice and Beet Salad
Rating: Unrated
New!
If you’re not looking for a dairy-free side dish, try adding some ricotta salata or shaved Parmesan to this simple rice salad. Slideshow:  More Salads with Grains 
You can add a dash of smoked paprika (pimentón) and some shaved Manchego cheese to add more Spanish flair to this wild rice salad.
This recipe works best with fresh corn and tomatoes at the height of the season. Add them in right at the end so they maintain their texture and fresh summer flavor. Slideshow:  Healthy Soups 
Creamy Black Bean Dip
Rating: Unrated
3
For a healthier alternative to sour cream, try mixing in nonfat Greek yogurt.
If you can’t find cotija cheese, try its slightly softer sister cheese, queso frescoSlideshow:  More Terrific Party Dips 
These spicy black beans get their kick from a mix of hot sauce and chili powder.
Sriracha adds the punch to this spicy dressing with fresh lime juice. Slideshow:  Make-Ahead Picnic Salads