Creole girl navigating her way through somewhat strict vegetarianism (no flesh, limited dairy), a host of dietary restrictions (self imposed), one meat eating husband with an egg allergy, a personal struggle w/the scale and my favorite size 8 jeans, and an unparalled love for all things yummy. Yeah, not an easy life at all. ^.^ But it's fun! Master of rice milk and pralines, definitely not together tho!
Update: I'm now a "borderline" vegan. I try but dairy is slipped in to so many things, it slides by sometimes. My husband has since become more vegetarian and only consumes seafood.
My favorite things to cook
Currently nursing a mild obsession w/seitan. Who knew that stuff was any good?!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Since I'm the only vegetarian in my family, I'm still creating my own cooking traditions. I've mastered remaking just about everything I've learned without the use of cow's milk, eggs and meat. No animal stocks are used in my kitchen, but I do use dairy to some degree as I see fit. As a serious cheese fanatic, soy cheese will never find a place in my home. LOL.
Update: I have vegan cheese in my home RIGHT NOW. LOL. It's not my favorite, but I let the cheese fanatic die. Dairy-free isn't so bad after all.
My cooking triumphs
My Seafood Bisque, made w/rice milk, Silk and only a small amount of dairy cream. Actually, I'm pretty impressed when I make anything w/meat (I will only cook seafood & chicken dishes) b/c I can't taste it! So when everyone is so well pleased w/my results, most certainly I feel triumphant! :)
My cooking tragedies
I'm pretty comfortable in the kitchen, so I haven't had a true tragedy in a long time. I've had some recent misadventures in cookie baking, okay a few, lol, but I'm a hair away from perfecting it all. ;)