About No Recipe Tonight

My name is Carolina, and I'm delighted to have you join me on this home culinary adventure. You love to understand the "why" behind recipes to create your own twists? You are in good company!

Portrait of the blog's author, Carolina, smiling to the camera in Tuscany.

My passion for creating original recipes based on the ingredients available in my home fridge has inspired me to develop simple yet delicious meals that can be prepared on a weeknight basis for my family. As a working mom with a 2-year-old and a newborn, I understand the importance of quick, satisfying, and flavorful dishes that can be prepared even with a child tugging at your apron strings.

My approach is centered on empowering you to become your own home personal chef, free to improvise in the kitchen without relying solely on recipes.

Learnings: This section delves into the understanding of the five basic tastes, the flavor profiles of specific ingredients, and essential cooking techniques. From exploring the nuances of umami to mastering the art of cutting and utilizing a stainless steel pan, Learnings equip you with the knowledge to become a confident and creative cook.

Recipes: As an extension of the Learnings, Recipes provide practical exercises to put your newfound knowledge and techniques into practice. While the recipes serve as a foundation, I encourage you to improvise and remain agile in the kitchen, adapting the dishes to suit your personal taste and preferences.

ps: Hope you enjoy the impressionist style paintings you will find throughout the blog. They were all created with the DALL-E AI

Quick recipes
Simple creative recipes for daily family cooking
Under 10 Ingredients
Most recipes require not more than 10 simple ingredients
No recipes Recipes
Recipes which encourage freedom to customise and create

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Sharing my experiments with my daily family cooking every week. Stay tuned for more!

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Portrait of the blog's author, Carolina, smiling to the camera in Tuscany.


Hi there, I am Carolina. Open space corporate worker by day and creative cook by night. I am Italian and German originally but currently living in Switzerland. I am fascinated to understand how the great chefs think. On this blog, I am sharing my own experiments to create my own delicious dishes for my husband, my little 2 year old, and family & friends.
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