San Diego native, UCLA graduate, SWF, health conscious
My favorite things to cook
Food should be healthy & tasty, with added spices (garlic, curry, onion, oregano). Believe in "from-scratch" cooking whenever possible, and avoid "convenience non-foods." Have been experimenting with different kinds of soup using homemade vegetable broth. Love this site for new twists on budget ingredients; usually tweak the recipes to suit my natural cooking style.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Changed tradition of plain, bland food and overcooked vegetables to creative and spicy combinations even less health-conscious friends love. Family company dishes of stuffed cabbage, potato pancakes, turkey stuffing, vegetarian lasagne, were improved upon.
My cooking triumphs
Expanding my homemade economical flavorful soup collection, with suggestions from this site. Also found easy and tasty vegetable recipes, some even made frozen veggies appealing. Also loved the recipe for egg dumplings.
My cooking tragedies
The one time I tried to cook fish, even my cat wouldn't eat it. Harder to overcook chicken and beef dishes. I learned my lesson well.