baigan bhartha

Baingan Bharta

One of my all time favorite Indian dishes has got to be Baingan bharta – and one of my favorite places to get it is from Chaat Bhavan in Fremont, but more on that spot another time. If you are also a diehard eggplant fan (and if you not, you should be! Learn more about […]

Egg Pudding with Agar and without | Boba Tea Series

Welcome back to our Boba Tea Series, where we try to make all our favorite boba tea toppings and fillings. Previously, we made our quick homemade boba, heavenly cheese cream foam and today, we’re talking about my go-to boba topping: egg pudding. If you’re getting weirded out on the idea of drinking egg pudding, trust […]

homemade popcorn

How to Make Better Than Theater Popcorn at Home

We are talking about one of the greatest snacks to enjoy during your big screen experience or even at your home movie night. It’s one of my (Carl’s) favorite snacks and even sometimes dinner… Popcorn! The biggest issue with theater popcorn is that when you want to enjoy a flick in your PJs the big […]

cheese cream foam boba tea

Cheese Cream Foam | Boba Tea Series

Welcome back to our Boba Tea Series, where we test and make all our favorite boba tea toppings and fillings. Previously, we made our quick homemade boba and this time we’re talking about this creamy cheesy topper that’s gotten really popular lately, Cheese Cream Foam. Sometimes called sea foam, cheese foam, creama, cream foam, or […]

clarified butter

How to Make Clarified Butter

What is the one most useful, indispensable, and versatile ingredient you have in your kitchen? If you guessed butter then bingo! But today we aren’t just talking about regular butter, we’re talking about clarified butter and why you should be making and using it in your cooking! What is Clarified Butter? Have you ever used […]

Spiced Stir Fry Samba Cucumber

Spiced Stir Fried Sambar Cucumbers

Here’s a simple recipe for sambar cucumber which can complement any meal you’re having. You can customize the spices however you like: use more curry, add or swap it for cloves, star anise, ginger or cumin. Since we’re working with carrots and cucumbers, you can eat them raw, so cook or undercook them to your […]

Pickled Sambar Cucumber

Pickled Sambar Cucumber

While these spectacular cucumbers hold really well compared to all of the other cucumbers, pickling these sambar cucumbers can extend the life of your cucumbers even more! how to make Pickled Sambar Cucumber Pickled Sambar Cucumber Materials Small sauce pan Spatula Jar/Container Pickled Sambar Cucumber Ingredients 1 C sliced Sambar cucumber 1 Tbsp Neutral oil […]

VacVida VS301 Chamber Vacuum Sealer by SoVida

VacVida VS301 Chamber Vacuum Sealer (SoVida) | Review

I wanted to share one of the greatest kitchen tools to ever enter our kitchen. It’s the VacVida VS301 Chamber Vacuum Sealer by SoVida*. With the bulk prepping that I do, this chamber sealer has basically been the best assistant I could have (other than my sous chef Adrienne). Why I love the VacVida VS301 […]

Carlienne's Better Burger

6 Hacks to Make a Better Burger

It’s a big holiday this weekend in the US, our Independence day, July 4 weekend and your typical American celebration consists of family, friends, food and fireworks. Today we are concentrating on food for this wonderful celebration and one of the main dishes we like to make for our July 4th festivities are burgers! But […]

fresh pasta

Fresh Pasta Experiment (Pt 1)

We’re starting a new journey today! I haven’t made pasta since culinary school so when it comes to make them from scratch I’m basically a rookie! With Adrienne loving her pastas, I thought it would be great to start a new series learning and relearning some of our favorite noodles: from ramen and to vermicelli […]