About Sarah and Carlos

Relaxing at Lake Tahoe, California. Spring 2009

Lake Tahoe, California. Spring 2009

About Us

Sarah is from Indiana (USA) and Carlos is from Madrid (Spain). We met in 2000 in Spain. We dated for over 3 years and have now been married for 4. Since we have been married we have lived in North America (Dallas, Atlanta and Indiana), Europe (Madrid and Denmark) and Latin America (Bolivia). We are currently living in Aalborg, Denmark.

We’re expecting a child at the end of July 2009.

About Our Cooking

The cooking here represents our different backgrounds and the different places we’ve lived. We like to try new things.

We like the cook book Laurel’s Kitchen, we have a copy from 1978. This one and the nutrition book Lets Eat Right to Keep Fit were classics in Sarah’s house. Spanish cooking has been mingled with these low-fat and 100% whole wheat ideas for a slightly more tasty, while perhaps adding a few more good calories.

We are not vegetarians, we use meat for flavoring and as a side dish, but rarely if ever, as a main dish.  We really like the concept of not eating too much, this was beautifully put in the article”Putting Meat Back in its Place“.

Finally, Sarah finds it really hard to make the same recipe twice so we encourage people to make their own inventions and alterations to these recipes. It’s important to acknowledge that Sarah is the chef and Carlos is more like the assistant. But Carlos is really excited about the blog. We hope you enjoy it.

Carlos is from Spain, so things won’t get too spicy here 🙂

Picture was taken by Jason Tanner

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12 responses to “About Sarah and Carlos

  1. Well, I guess I am finally reading your BLOG. The whole idea of putting this stuff on line is amazing….I guess i should sent it to Carlos because I can only have the same meal 1 x per week. If it was up to Carlos (French Carlos) we would have the same thing 4 days in a row! Anyway, I just wanted to say that I am impressed with the blog. Sounds like you must spend a lot of time on it. Also, I will have to use some of these new recipes!

  2. So, Carlos and Sarah cook? I bet!!!

  3. HEY! Mmmmm…I’m hungry already 🙂 I’ll have to try some of your recipes -they look great! How do you maintain your herb garden? Is it easy? I want to do the same….

  4. The garden is really easy. We planted, waited about 3 weeks and then we had cilantro and basil. We just keep watering them. For the moment it seems to be working:)

  5. heyyy no sabia k habias vivido en Bolivia? Y eso? me teneis k contar muchas cosas pk desconozco mucho de vuestra historia!

  6. can we add some recipes as comments?

  7. Conrad and others, please leave recipes! We are looking forward to them! You know you have a great website.

    Patricia: Si, vivimos solo 4 meses en Bolivia. Tu te has planteado hacer un blog mezclando los sabores de Rep. Dominicana con los de Pastrana… mmm

  8. Acabo de encontrar esta web, y este ya es mi tercer comentario. Pues felicidades! esta super bien, la he descubierto por el facebook de Sarah. Estais hechos unos cocineros de primera (y algo gulosos quiza, ja ja!) Un abrazo!

  9. Hey you guys!!!
    It was AWESOME meeting up with you guys tonight!! You’re such fun people and we look foward to hangin out again!!! Have a great rest of the weekend!!
    The Reeder fam

  10. We made orange chicken for dinner the other night and it come out pretty well, so here you have the recipe:


    Boneless chicken pieces, skinned
    1 egg
    1 1/2 teaspoon salt
    Oil (for frying)
    1/2 cup cornstarch
    1/4 cup flour
    1 tablespoon of ginger
    1 teaspoon of garlic
    1/4 cup water

    Orange Chicken Sauce

    1 1/2 tablespoon soy sauce
    1 1/2 tablespoon water
    5 tablespoons sugar
    5 tablespoons white vinegar
    5 table spoons of orange juice


    Mix boneless chicken pieces with bitten egg.
    Mix the boneless chicken pieces with the flour and cornstarch and fry.
    When the chicken is cooked add the orange chicken sauce.

    * You can change the orange juice for lemon juice too.

    Enjoy it!!

  11. This is one of Carlos’ mission companions. Please have him email me. Thank you.

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