featured recipes

Our featured recipes are here to give you a feel for how the numnums recipe platform works. But while we were at it, we personally cooked each of them and vouch that they are delicious! We improve the recipes each time we make them, so we update them regularly with new findings.
  • jerusalem's chicken with caramelized onion & cardamom rice
    This recipe is an easy and flavorful one-pot meal that utilizes a whole chicken. It's great for easy entertaining or for cooking on a Sunday to enjoy throughout the week. olive oilonionschickensaltpepperolive oilcardamomwhole clovescinnamon sticksbasmati ricecurrantssaltpepperboiling waterdillcilantroparsleysalt and pepperGreek yogurt
  • cook's illustrated processed carrot salad
    This recipe is a refreshing take on carrot salad. The texture is satisfying and the paprika gives it a delicious smokiness. Since the food processor does most of the heavy lifting, this salad is pretty easy to make. extra-virgin olive oilhoneylemon juicesmoked paprikacayenne peppersaltpeppercarrotspistachiospomegranate seedsmintsaltpomegranate seeds
  • cook's illustrated gougères
    Our two year old daughter calls these "cheese balls." These airy rounds have the texture of the top of a pop over with the flavor of cheese. This recipe utilizes two baking sheets stacked on top of each other to prevent overbrowning. eggsegg whitesaltwaterunsalted buttercayenne pepperall-purpose flourGruyère cheese
  • easy garlic shrimp
    We often make this recipe when the shrimp go on sale at Whole Foods. It is super easy to prepare and everyone in the family enjoys this dish, including our two-year-old our daughter. She especially enjoys bites of shrimp dipped in the sauce. If we have any leftovers, our daughter often eats them - peeled and at room temperature - for lunch the next day. extra virgin olive oilwhite oniongarlickosher saltfreshly ground black peppershrimpbaguetteextra virgin olive oillemon juice
  • ina garten's overnight Belgian waffles
    Most of the heavy lifting for this delicious waffle recipe is done the night before. The flavor is yeasty and complex; the texture is moist. We make this recipe so often that we've optimized it minimize cleanup. When we don't have time to do the prep for this recipe, we defer to our classic waffle recipe instead. warm wateractive dry yeastsugarwhole milkhoneyunsalted butterkosher saltvanilla extractall-purpose flourextra-large eggsbaking sodaavocado oilbutterpowdered sugarmaple syrupwhipped cream
  • Charles Phan's shaking beef
    This recipe is great for special weekend meals or for entertaining a small group. The original recipe uses filet mignon but it is easier and cheaper for us to get rib eye, and honestly, we like the fattier meat better. :) If we have time to be fancy, we pair this with Hands on Gourmet's garlic noodles, but if we're strapped for time, we just serve it with rice. rib eyesugarsaltblack pepperavocado oilrice vinegarmirinlight soy saucedark soy saucesugarfish saucekosher saltblack pepperlimeavocado oilred oniongreen onionsgarlicunsalted butterwatercress