I moved to DC last year from California. I became a vegetarian when I was 14, and learned if I wanted to eat food I like then I better cook it myself! Thankfully, it turns out I like cooking a lot. I usually get food cravings and then have to eat that food for a week straight, which some of my relatives are this way too so I think it must be genetic. I think some of the best meals I have made are impromtu with only the ingredients I have on hand.
My favorite things to cook
Vegetarian! But I also like shrimp very much, and fish if it is really fresh. I like my veggies slightly crunchier than al dente, I cant stand a mushy veggie, especially broccoli! My family is from Alabama, so there are a lot of Southern dishes that I enjoy (that I make low fat of course).
My cooking triumphs
Souffle & quiche are two things I have never gone wrong with.