I am pretty active in the gym and outdoors, and since it is summer all year round in Phoenix, I am outside all the time hiking, and backpacking. My lifestyle demands a lot of calories and protein, without the fat.
My favorite things to cook
I love chicken. I cook it about 80 percent of the time because there is so much you can do with it, and it is so healthy for you. I also enjoy fish, but since I refuse to freeze it, I only can cook it if I buy it the same day.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Every christmas my grandfather and I spend the afternoon in the kitchen making Steak Diane. It is absolutely my favorite and we make it from scratch. The only problem is that by the time we add the sherry, we are both a little tipsy and end up thinking more is better. Oh well, the family is use to it.
My cooking triumphs
My mother (god bless her) is an aweful cook. So when my parents came to visit me a few years ago, I had already realized that pork chops really weren't hockey pucks and that they could be juicy and tender. When I first said I was cooking them for dinner, dad groaned, but after the first bite, he was in for seconds and thirds.