I have adapted my cooking due to my family's health. I learned instead of butter to use EVO and a dab of butter for flavor.
I love the natural area I live in, a rain forest with lots of waterfalls.
My favorite things to cook
I use whatever is on hand. If I have a chicken, for instance, I check to see what I could work in with it.
A teaspoon of salt equals 2400 mg of sodium but if you don't eat some salt, it will affect your thyroid because of lack of iodine. So with 2000 being our goal, it's sometimes a challenge to make it work.
It is doable though. And delish! People who eat with us never know about the lack of salt.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My cooking began with my Grandmother and Mother in the Midwest, and was improved when my Aunt let me help her teach gourmet cooking in the LA School district. We got to take our class to Trader Vic's and go into the kitchen.
My cooking triumphs
I drove to my Mother's house and she told me proudly that she was making "the chicken dish" I had made when she visited several years back. I had to watch to see what she made because I cook with change recipes by adding what I have in the house.
My cooking tragedies
My first ever pie I made for a friend with the beautiful blue eyes)of my Father's. It came out a perfectly browned cherry pie with perfect crust.
Unfortunately no one told me you had to pit the cherries!