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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 (38)

Chipotle-Watermelon Gazpacho

So easy, so fresh, so summery. All we can say about this watermelon gazpacho is: “Yummy!” For an even quicker variation, try…

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Grilled Corn on the Cob with Chipotle-Lime Rub

In this easy recipe, a spicy-tart rub pairs well with the tender kernels of grilled fresh corn on the cob. You’ll never…

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Zucchini, Corn, and Black Bean Soup

Showcase your farmers market finds in this colorful Zucchini, Corn, and Black Bean Soup, which features a luscious almond milk–based broth and…

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Grilled Peach and Blueberry Pasta Salad

Grilled summer peaches and blueberries in a pasta salad? Yes, please! The caramelized sweetness of the peaches contrasts nicely with the peppery…

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Garden Tomato Soup with Chickpeas

This vibrant summertime soup features a blended-tomato base that is full-bodied and bursting with fresh flavor. To get this easy soup on…

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Cantaloupe-Cucumber Soup

Fresh and sweet, this chilled soup makes a delicious dessert. We recommend using almond or rice milk, as both are thinner than…

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Ratatouille Baked Penne

This saucy vegan ratatouille goes from the stove top to the oven in the same pan. If you don’t have an oven-safe…

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Mexican Chocolate Brownies

Black beans are a secret weapon of whole-food, plant-based bakers. Blended, they help create a fudgy base for chocolatey treats, such as…

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Southwest Chipotle Mini Pizzas

Get out a knife and fork to enjoy these loaded taco-inspired tortilla-crust vegan pizzas. They’re as quick and easy as they are…

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Green Beans and Summer Squash Salad

We used kidney beans for this summery salad, but any cooked bean of your preference will work. You can make the easy…

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