I'm a Social Worker in NYC, formerly of Los Angeles.
My favorite things to cook
I'm a fan of Mexican and Asian cooking. I care about ethically sourced meats but since those are expensive I usually just eat vegetarian.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I like to throw things together and call it a new recipe so I can justify photographing it and posting it to Allrecipes.
My cooking triumphs
My Japanese Winter Squash and Leek soup was fantastic, but then again that's my own opinion. Also, the gluten-free oreos I made were scrumptious, a perfect replacement for the real thing, which I did miss terribly when I went gluten-free.
My cooking tragedies
I just need to master the skill of actually making food that OTHER PEOPLE would like to eat. *le sigh* College cronies are not huge fans of my cooking. Not sure how I feel about that.
Also, I tend to use the microwave much more than I ought. It's just so darn EASY and I didn't grow up with it, so I've become very attached to it in college. But it's what one puts in the microwave that counts, and trust me, I never put any microwave dinners in that puppy. It's just a means to melting (vegan) butter, to melt chocolate, to heat up frozen vegetables, or to cook potatoes or squash. And make tea. (I love tea.)