I was a cook in the Navy, (a long time ago). I much prefer cooking for my family than 2,000 sailors. :)
I have Hashimoto's thyroid disease and Celiac. Eating healthy is a big priority for me. I recently made the switch to a vegan diet after watching the documentary Forks Over Knives and reading several books about it. My family is not interested in being vegan, so it is challenging to come up with meals to satisfy everyone. I believe it is a personal choice and know they have to make the decision for themselves.
My favorite things to cook
I love making soups and salads. I also love to bake and come up with gluten-free recipes.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Pumpkin pie is a favorite at Thanksgiving and Christmas. My husband loves pecan pie, so being from the south, I have to oblige him.
Summer is fresh salsa, and of course, canning tomatoes from our garden.
In our house everyone wants chocolate cake with peanut butter icing for their birthday.
My cooking triumphs
Turning traditional wheat recipes into delicious grain-free alternatives.
My cooking tragedies
I once marinated chicken breasts in fresh pineapple juice too long and they turned to mush! Unfortunately it was when we had company over!