27, engaged and work as a Physical Therapist.
My favorite things to cook
Indian food, Thai food, Japanese food, any comfort food (soups, stews, curries, etc). I also make a lot of Italian food, and love Mexican. I like spicy food best, and generally try to sub in healthy alternatives where possible. I add onions and garlic to most things (aside from desserts!). I'm fairly budget conscious when cooking (and in general!).
My favorite family cooking traditions
West-indian cuisine... Curries, pelau, pepper-pot, etc.
My cooking triumphs
My Fiance and I were having a quiet Christmas with just the two of us, and had spent too much on presents for people so decided not to do a big "Christmas dinner". Christmas day arrived and we still didn't know what we were going to do! We didn't have a lot of food in the apartment, but we did receive an Italian basket (a few different cheeses, some pasta and some prosciutto) for Christmas, and happened to have some marinated tilapia in the fridge, along with a couple sweet potatoes and some ricotta cheese. At the last minute ingenuity struck and we ended up wrapping the fish in the prosciutto, then grating some cheese over the top and baking it covered. For a side-dish I made twice-baked sweet-potatoes with ricotta, and had some of the wine-infused pasta we got in the basket with some Parmesan and butter. Certainly not a traditional Christmas dinner, but it was delicious, and quite different from the cereal we thought we'd be eating!
My cooking tragedies
Trying to make chili in the pressure cooker for the first time I made it beautifully, but cooked for only 40 mins at high pressure. When I opened it the Kidney beans weren't quite done so I put it back on the stove... unfortunately at too high of a heat! I should have let the pressure build gradually on a lower heat. Instead I burnt the bottom and the flavour infused through the whole pot. Ended up eating cereal for dinner. So sad!!