I love to try new things with food! I was a cooking novice before graduate school. Then, I started cooking a lot of things for myself and trying them out on other people. I'm getting a lot better, and I have added a lot of cool meals to our dinner table!!
My favorite things to cook
Anything new and tasty with not a lot of fat or carbs. Recently, my focus has been on making meals that will last a few days so we have leftovers--we have a really busy schedule!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Christmas cookies were always a favorite of mine--my mother's peanut butter balls were the best. I also love Thanksgiving dinner, so we recreate that several times a year.
My cooking triumphs
I make great guacamole as well as this cold thai noodle salad with peppers, fish sauce, and sriracha sauce. And, I have made several dishes with beans that my fiance actually asks for--and he claims to hate beans! Finally, I love to make fun drinks--mojitos, margaritas, and sangrias are so fun to make!!
My cooking tragedies
I love tofu, so I try a lot with it, but often I'm not very good at it. I like fried tofu in thai dishes from restaurants, but I have get to replicate it. Also, I'm either really bad at cooking spaghetti squash and eggplant or I don't like either of them as dishes because I have tried them more than once!