I love food, plain and simple. My mother burned canned soup and had various other food related disasters that I had to choke down as a child; so I started cooking as soon as I was able to. I wake up thinking about what I'm going to eat that day. I am on a low calorie diet so I look for simple, fresh ingredients that are filling and healthy. My boyfriend is a chef and specializes in heavy, delectable cuisine so I try to cook as healthy as possible to offset the nights he makes dinner.
My favorite things to cook
Pasta, hands down. Topped with some kind of meat and veg and some sort of sauce. I LOVE the little yellow pear tomatos and I roast those with grape tomatos, garlic, oo, and season- and finish in a saute pan with a dash of white wine at the end. perfect with any kind of pasta.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I love traditional meals for holidays. I am Italian and Croation and have grown up eating traditional foods from both of these cultures, mainly Italian though.
My cooking triumphs
I view every meal as a triumph.
My cooking tragedies
Forgetting the hot pepper flakes didn't have a shaker lid and dumped half of the bottle in a pot of soup.