I am on a quest to reduce my (small) family's food budget drastically while maintaining my sanity as a hard-working, grad-school attending, mom. And while making sure that my toddler doesn't live exclusively on string cheese and microwaved baked sweet potatos, just cause they're quick.
My favorite things to cook
I'm exploring whole wheat.
But as an American ex-pat, I enjoy recreating American-style home cooking in a kosher kitchen with products available in Israel (um, that means no beef bacon, pillsbury crescent-rolls-in-a-can, or processed cheese products, among other things).
Also, I live in an apartment that is part of an 80-year-old farmer's house. Each week, he brings me seasonal things in a bag, and my weekly challenge is figuring out what to do with them! (This week= swiss chard, oranges, fresh parsley and baby celery)
My favorite family cooking traditions
Well, I am a 4th generation American (Virginian) of Eastern European Jewish origin. So both southern and Jewish are soul food sources for me. And my husband is Kurdish (from Iran, not Iraq) Jewish, which adds a whole differant menu.
My cooking triumphs
Feeding my family on a weekly basis. Every day is a little victory.
My cooking tragedies
Last week's banana-leather muffins. Although the toddler loved them (maybe he was teething?).