We are a married couple, together over 15 years, who love to cook and eat. Well, Carlos loves to cook, and Geoffrey loves to eat Carlos’s cooking. We both have full-time careers, so finding easy recipes with a lot of taste is important to us. We love traveling and tasting the foods of different cultures, and reinterpreting them through our own recipes. You will find many Mediterranean, Indian, Dominican, and ethnically diverse recipes here, along with those we re-imagine from restaurants we discover, and occasionally an “American” recipe from time to time.
Spoonabilities is our little online shop where we get to share with you our small-batch food products, new recipes with food health benefits and interesting facts, and appetizing photographs. Best of all, we get to taste everything we create! We hope that you will want to try a Spoonful too.
A Little History: Soon after we got together, we realized that we both love to travel, go to different restaurants and discover new flavor combinations. After a few years together, we were able to travel to Europe, and we spent hours at the farmer’s markets, cafés, and restaurants in Paris, Rome, and Barcelona. We started to talk about how wonderful it would be to travel to different places around the world, buy the products that we fell in love with, and share our discoveries and experiences with other people. That spark of an idea is how Spoonabilities was born.
Through our free Recipe Concierge Service, let us know what half-empty jar you have in your refrigerator, and we’ll help you find a recipe to use it up. Our mission is “No Jars Left Behind” and we strive to give you ‘out of the jar’ solutions for your every day meals.
Recently, VoyageMIA Magazine interviewed and featured us in their Downtown & Brickell’s Rising Stars section. If you want to learn more about us, check out this short interview.
We welcome all your questions, and look forward to hearing from you. Let us know what flavors and recipes you like and try here. We look forward to hearing from you.
Carlos & Geoffrey
I’m originally from the Dominican Republic in the Caribbean, which has the most flavorful dishes. My mother, grandmother, sister, and other women in my life, made some delicious meals like sancocho (stew/soup), arroz con leche (sweet rice), and of course a lot of dishes with rice and beans in every possible way that you can imagine. I unfortunately, never learned how to cook until I came to the United States. When I first came to the USA, I ate a lot of frozen food. After a while, I got bored of that, not to mention the low nutritional value. I started to watch all the Food Network programs on TV, and began to cook for myself. At this same time, I met Geoffrey and had a very willing “guinea pig” to test all my cooking skills on. I’m told that (almost) all of my creations are delicious…and not only by Geoffrey.
I lived most of my life in Pennsylvania and New Jersey before moving to Florida. My mom taught me how to cook and bake, and I very much preferred baking. Because of necessity, I continued to learn how to cook, but stuck with some basics like beef brisket, meatloaf, chili, pasta, chicken with various dry seasonings, potatoes, and random frozen vegetables. I was always great at breakfasts and desserts, but the main courses were not my forte. Soon I would meet Carlos and with his delicious creations, I would never have to cook again! Although, I was forced to become Carlos’ permanent hand model for all this photographs. A small price to pay for having a personal chef.