I love to cook! I never spent much time trying until I went vegetarian in 2007. That forced me to play around in the kitchen and start getting creative so I didn't live on bean burritos and french fries!!!
My favorite things to cook
For the most part I'm a very healthy eater, so I'm always looking for recipes with whole foods and things that incorporate raw or nearly raw foods. I love veggies!
My favorite family cooking traditions
I love to experiment with the recipes I grew up with. They became part of who I am, so since most of them are anything but vegetarian, I had to get inventive if I ever wanted to taste those amazing flavors again...so far I've adapted my mom's Shepherd's Pie, my mom's Chicken Picatta, my dad's lasagna, my ex's mom's Chicken 'n Dumplings and much more. My dad's Shrimp Curry is next on the list. I've gotten nothing but positive feedback on my adaptations so far!!! Another fav of my mom's that needs not "vegetarianizing" is the best chocolate cake on the planet!