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Carla Christian

Carla Christian, RD, LD, received her associate’s degree in culinary arts from The Culinary Institute of America in 2006 and her bachelor’s degree in dietetics from Michigan State University in 2009. She finished her dietetic internship from The University of Nebraska Medical Center in 2010 and is a former chef in the Better Homes and Gardens® Test Kitchen. Photo by Jason Donnelly

All Contributions from Carla Christian (28)

Barbecue Bean and Cornbread Bake

With a cornbread crust, this surprisingly easy vegan bean casserole is comfort food at its most nourishing. Serve it with a crunchy…

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Mediterranean Lentil and Spinach Soup

This hearty lentil soup gets its bright flavor from fresh tomatoes and wilted spinach. A colorful array of chopped celery, onion, carrots,…

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Grilled Romaine Salad

With the nutty, cheesy flavor of blended cashews and the subtle tang of vinegar and mustard, the dressing on this Grilled Romaine…

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Spinach, Pineapple, and Strawberry Salad

Celebrate spring with this stunning strawberry-centric salad. Fresh strawberries and grilled pineapple supply succulent sweetness, while edamame and almonds add plenty of…

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Potato Salad with Horseradish Vinaigrette

Fresh dill is the perfect flavor partner for horseradish in this quick vegan potato salad. New potatoes work well in this dish…

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Red Curry Noodle Soup

Lots of noodles, crisp-tender veggies, and nicely spiced broth combine for a springtime pleaser. For less spice, use less curry paste and…

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Cannellini Bean, Kale, and Orzo Soup

The homemade vegetable broth gives this vegan cannellini bean soup a beautiful golden color and fresh taste. The cannellini beans—smooth and slightly…

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Brussels Sprouts, Sweet Potato, and Balsamic Pizza

Mashed sweet potato takes the place of tomato sauce in this picturesque plant-based pizza topped with roasted Brussels sprouts. While the pizza…

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Homemade Vegan Oil Free Pizza Dough

Here is your go-to recipe for an easy-to-work-with vegan pizza dough that makes tender and tasty oil-free crust. Use this super-quick crust…

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Indian-Spiced Cauliflower and Potato Casserole

In this nourishing vegan casserole, potatoes, cauliflower, and a medley of other veggies are baked to tender perfection, soaking up deliciously spiced…

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