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!

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
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
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
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
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
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
shakshuka
Materials for Shakshuka: Oven-safe shallow wide pot High heat spatula Oven Main Ingredients: Oil Onions and Garlic - chopped/small diced Bell Peppers - Half finger length strips Cumin, Paprika, Cayenne
3 colored steamed eggs
Materials for 3 Colored Steamed Eggs: Steamer or steamer stand and large pot that fits dish* Deep steam-able dish, about 7-8 inches in diameter and at least 2 inches deep
omurice
Materials for Omurice: Non-stick pan Chopsticks or spatula Main Ingredients: Rice or fried rice Oil or butter 3 eggs Ketchup or gravy Optional Ingredients: A couple splashes of dashi broth