I grew up on the island of Kauai in Hawaii. I love to surf and I can't live without the sun. I am currently a sophmore at the University of Hawaii Manoa, majoring in Global Environmental Science. Presently, my life's goal is to just surf better every day.
My favorite things to cook
I love a wide variety of food. I really like making Mexican food, the most underrated food genre ever. I am a vegetarian and love surprising people when they find out that delicious plate of food has not one scrap of meat on it! I also enjoy making Medditerranean and Middle Eastern dishes or using those types of flavors in more modern dishes.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My parents never cooked much since they both had full time jobs but during holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas, my mom would go all out. For Thanksgiving, each of my family members have to make their own dish
(except my dad, who gets to sit on the couch and watch sports on TV all day). Very traditional ;).
My cooking triumphs
This past Valentines Day, I coked my parents a wonderful four course meal. It was delicious if I do say so myself.
My cooking tragedies
I tried to make a spread kind of similar to hummus for dipping chips. I added some sesame oil, okay waaaaaay too much sesame oil (that stuff is potent). It was pretty rough eating.