Julia Levy
Julia Levy

Julia Levy

Title: Recipe Tester/Developer

Location: Birmingham, Alabama

Education: Associate Degree in Occupational Studies/Culinary Arts, Culinary Institute of America; B.A. in Nutrition, summa cum laude, Johnson & Wales University

Expertise: Nutrition, food science

- Named Cook to Follow in Allrecipes Magazine
- Host of You Can Cook That for 2 years

Experience

Julia Levy is an eater, maker and dabbler in all things food. With nearly a decade of work experience, over 1,000 recipes tested, hundreds of recipes developed and just as many articles published, she has become a veritable resource for all your food questions. Her work has appeared in Cooking Light, MyRecipes, Southern Living, Real Simple, Fine Cooking and other publications and websites.

Julia is a recipe tester and developer who has been working in the Dotdash Meredith Food Studios since 2015. She received her associate degree in culinary arts from the Culinary Institute of America in 2011 and her bachelor's in nutrition from Johnson & Wales University in 2013. From there, Julia worked in several clean-eating kitchens, including Food Matters NYC and Hilton Head Health.

After deciding that test kitchens were where her heart belonged, Julia worked as a test kitchen assistant for Fine Cooking magazine in Connecticut before moving to Alabama. When she's not cooking, baking or bingeing the next true-crime podcast, she's snuggling with her dog, Elmer Fudd, and her cat, Pepé.

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Looking for a quick, easy dinner to add to your go-to chicken recipes collection? This baked lemon-pepper chicken recipe is it. Chicken breasts are cooked in a skillet, then finished in the oven with lemon slices that soften and become part of the sauce, with a touch of maple syrup and butter to carry the flavor. It's so simple and delicious, you'll be making this healthy dinner again and again.
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Usually made by layering creamy chicken and tortillas (lasagna-style), this classic Mexican-inspired chicken casserole gets speedier for an easy weeknight dinner when we mix everything together in a skillet, then pop the whole pan under the broiler to make the cheese topping gooey.
Vegan Lentil Soup
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This vegan lentil soup recipe is packed with fresh ingredients and plenty of lentils that deliver a healthy dose of fiber in each bite. This vegan soup is the perfect cold-weather lunch or healthy dinner the whole family will love.
Stuffing is not just for Thanksgiving with this easy chicken and stuffing casserole.
Baked Bean Casserole
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This tangy, quick and easy baked bean casserole is a great alternative to the sugary canned beans you see on grocery store shelves. These beans are well balanced and can feature your favorite barbecue sauce.
Baked Pork Chops
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These juicy baked pork chops are well-seasoned and so easy to make. The seasoning mix is savory and versatile: make a double batch to save time the next time you make baked pork chops, or use the extra on chicken or steak.
Red Cabbage Coleslaw
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This fresh and colorful red cabbage slaw is crisp and bright. Dijon and honey balance the flavors of the cabbage. Serve this slaw alongside grilled meat or pack it up for an outdoor potluck or picnic.
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Easy Fruit Salad
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This easy fruit salad is fresh and sweet, with bright notes from the lime juice that also helps keep the fruit fresh.
Beef & Potato Stew
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This beef and potato stew is slow-cooked to perfection, with a richly flavored sauce and tender bites of beef and vegetables. You can make this comforting stew ahead of time to serve to guests or to have on hand to reheat as an easy weeknight dinner.
Red Cabbage Coleslaw
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This fresh and colorful red cabbage slaw is crisp and bright. Dijon and honey balance the flavors of the cabbage. Serve this slaw alongside grilled meat or pack it up for an outdoor potluck or picnic.
Easy Fruit Salad
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This easy fruit salad is fresh and sweet, with bright notes from the lime juice that also helps keep the fruit fresh.
Beef & Potato Stew
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This beef and potato stew is slow-cooked to perfection, with a richly flavored sauce and tender bites of beef and vegetables. You can make this comforting stew ahead of time to serve to guests or to have on hand to reheat as an easy weeknight dinner.
Frozen Espresso Martini
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This frozen twist on the classic cocktail is perfect for sipping in hot weather. The coffee liqueur provides sweetness—no extra added sugars needed. Freezing the coffee into ice cubes helps chill the drink without diluting the flavor.
This bright spaghetti salad makes the most of summer produce. Zucchini and corn get charred on the grill, while cherry tomatoes add freshness and color. Tossing the pasta in the tangy lemon-feta vinaigrette while it's warm helps it absorb the flavors better. Serve this pasta as a vegetarian main or serve alongside grilled chicken or shrimp.
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Spinach & Mushroom Quiche
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This healthy vegetarian quiche recipe is as simple as it gets. It's a quiche without the fussy crust! It's filled with sweet wild mushrooms and savory Gruyère cheese. Enjoy it for breakfast or brunch, or serve it with a light salad for lunch.
Fire-Roasted Tomatoes
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Fire-roasted tomatoes are a nice alternative to canned tomatoes. Grilling tomatoes brings out their natural sweetness and intensifies their flavor. No grill? No problem! You can get similar results by roasting them in your oven.
Broiling peppers, tomatillos, onion and garlic heightens the flavor of the sauce in these green chile, chicken and bean enchiladas. Sour cream and melted cheese help to tame the spice.
This vibrant cucumber, tomato and avocado salad is perfect for BBQs and backyard parties. The dressing is whisked together right in the salad bowl before you add the vegetables, so it's also incredibly easy to make. Choose a fairly firm avocado so it holds its shape in the salad.
Learn how to grill tilapia with this quick recipe. A flavorful garlic-butter mixture coats the grilled tilapia while charred lemons add a boost of acidity and brightness. Serve alongside rice and green beans or use the fish as a filling for tacos.
Crab Mac & Cheese
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This easy, fast and decadent crab mac and cheese can be thrown together for company or a busy weeknight without any hassle. Cooking the pasta in the base sauce keeps it quick, while the trio of cheeses complements the sweet crabmeat. Add some chives for garnish, and you'll have a beautiful meal in minutes.
Cucumber Lemonade
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This cucumber lemonade is a spa-in-a-glass! It's not overly sweet, with a healthy balance of tangy lemon juice and refreshing cucumber flavor. A hint of mint adds a cooling backdrop.
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Air-Fryer Lamb Chops
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Learn how to make lamb chops in the air fryer with this easy recipe. The quick marinade features red-wine vinegar to cut the gaminess of the lamb, while herbs like rosemary and oregano add plenty of freshness. Serve alongside roasted potatoes or green beans.
Strawberry Gazpacho
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This strawberry gazpacho has a good amount of savory flavor to complement the strawberries, thanks to fennel, thyme and low-sodium tomato juice.
Bruschetta Caprese
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This bruschetta caprese has tons of fresh flavor from tomatoes, basil and mozzarella, with a splash of balsamic vinegar pulling everything together. Don't skip the step of letting the tomatoes drain before mixing! The salt infuses flavor while drawing out moisture so the toasts won't get soggy before serving.
Lamb Gyros
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This quick and easy weeknight take on the classic gyro features seasoned lamb patties paired with fresh veggies and a creamy dill sauce. And the best part? It takes only 25 minutes start to finish.
These sheet-pan poblano-and-corn chicken fajitas are seasoned with mild ancho chile powder, paprika and cumin. The chicken and vegetables cook on a sheet pan under the broiler so you can forget working over a hot stove or grill to get dinner on the table fast. Plus, with only one pan, cleanup is a breeze!
Chickpea Soup
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This chickpea soup gets a punch of heat from crushed red pepper as well as cayenne pepper in the Italian seasoning blend. If you want to scale back on the spice, consider omitting the crushed red pepper entirely. Serve with crusty bread.
One-Pot Beef Stroganoff
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This one-pot beef stroganoff recipe cuts down on dishes, but not on flavor! Mixed mushrooms and sirloin steak layer on the umami flavors, while sour cream with a hint of Dijon mustard carries the sauce. Coating the steak in baking soda before cooking helps to tenderize it, but you can skip this step to speed things up if needed.