Cooking with Carlienne

We are food people. We love eating, cooking, experimenting with anything and everything related to food. Living in the Bay Area gives us plenty of opportunities to eat well, so we often find ourselves falling in love with a dish and wondering if we can recreate it at home. Not to mention our year around the world giving us pure inspiration to learn how to cook new cuisines. Trying out new recipes can sometimes be a way bigger adventure than planned, so we’re excited to share with you our recommendations and hacks around the kitchen!

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Forget “Recipes”, Try Our Guides

These won’t be the kind of recipes you might be used to, with exact measurements and a step-by-step procedure on what to do. That’s all well and good but our goal is to teach and empower you and your brain in the kitchen.

Anyone can follow a recipe but not many people can cook by feel or know what direction to take a dish if for some reason the flavors don’t quite feel and taste right that day. So rather than call these recipes, they are mere guides for you to achieve the goal we are looking for in a dish. Learning how to successfully save a meal or cook something on a whim or even create your own dish from whatever scraps you have is probably the best skill you can have in the kitchen. This is where all the fun is in the kitchen!

Experimentation and having the confidence to try something will open the world and your kitchen to so many possibilities. Good luck and most importantly have fun!

simple granola
Granola is a big staple in our household so instead of buying extremely sugary or expensive organic, locally sourced, fresh air fed, hand picked granola we just make our own! Read more
Brazilian acai
Having visited Brazil about 4 times, I’m (Carl) no stranger to Brazilian açaí. In fact, eating açai the Brazilian way is THE only way to eat açaí. No offense to Read more
oyaki
Oyaki is one of the best snacks to use leftovers with. You can stuff it with practically anything, making it either sweet or savory. While it may seem obvious, living Read more
pancakes
Happy National Pancake Week! National Pancake week is coming up and its one of the all time best breakfasts dishes in the world! Before Adrienne, I was not a pancake Read more
Cooking with Carlienne: wine
One of the biggest Hallmark holidays are coming: Valentine’s day! The day that many of us, mostly in the States, go out of our way to do a little something Read more
Portuguese egg tarts
Materials for Portuguese Egg Tarts: Bowl scraper Mixing bowl and whisk Spatula Egg tart molds or cupcake tins Rolling pin Pot Whisk Main Ingredients: For dough: 1 cup of flour Read more
HK egg tarts
Materials for Hong Kong Style Egg Tarts: Bowl scraper Mixing bowl Whisk Mesh strainer Baking sheet Egg tart molds Main Ingredients: For the dough: 230g sugar 560g flour 2 blocks Read more
leche flan
Materials for Leche Flan: Leche flan tins Steamer Pan for making sugar if you don’t have a gas stove Mixing bowl Fine mesh strainer Main Ingredients: 10 egg yolks 1 Read more
tamago
Materials for Tamago: Tamago Pan Chopsticks or spatula Small bowl with paper towel or sponge for oil Main Ingredients: Eggs – whisked Optional Ingredients: Dashi – 2oz to 1 egg Read more