Jan. 5, 2011 9:19 pm
Updated: Jan. 6, 2011 6:54 pm
Every once in a while it's nice to change up the usual "chicken dish" or "protein shake" power lunch for something new and spicy. I lift weights, run, and practice Yoga weekly - 5 days a week actually. I just added SUP (stand up paddling, courtesy of our
quarterly visit to Ha
I live in the Napa Valley & am fortunate to have access to all the best seasonal fruits & vegetables. Food & wine pairings are a favored past time in our home on Fantesca Estate. I work out almost daily and compete in figure competitions - "clean eating" is part of my daily lifestyle.
My favorite things to cook
Thanksgiving dinner, Christmas cookies, Coq au Vin, chili, fish on the grill and stir-fry...
My favorite family cooking traditions
Creating Thanksgiving dinner with my family growing up while watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on TV. It's still a joy to get tips from my Dad when cooking a turkey.
My cooking triumphs
Trying a new recipe & having it be an instant success that gets entered into the dinner rotation.
My cooking tragedies
Trying a new recipe that is such a flop that we have to abandon it and call for Chinese take-out.