I'm a vegetarian and aspiring vegan. Mostly for health reasons, but the ethical issues are important, too. Read "Eat to Live" by Dr. Joel Fuhrman or either of the books by John Robbins (son of cofounder of Baskin and Robbins). All very enlightening books.
My favorite things to cook
I love to try new things and explore healthier alternatives to family favorites.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I love it when everyone pitches in toghether to fix a meal.
My cooking triumphs
I consider it a victory whenever I make something that appeals to everyone in my family: my health-nut hubby, my carniverous, veggie-phobic teenage son, and my fickle 5 year old step daughter. :-)
My cooking tragedies
Potato Tacos. A recipe I found here with rave reviews. I must have done something wrong. they turned out terrible. My family still teases me about them on a regular basis.