I became vegetarian about three years, after being raised in a "meat and potatoes" family. I've been re-learning how to cook!
My favorite things to cook
I really enjoy Asian-inspired dishes, such as meatless stir fries. As a graduate student, I think a meal that's fast, inexpensive, and relatively healthy is great.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Being the only vegetarian in the family, I'm always looking for meatless dishes that will appeal to a variety of appetites.
My cooking triumphs
I can make a mean biscuits and vegetarian white gravy breakfast.
My cooking tragedies
Sometimes "cooking tragedies" can be recovered--when a frosting recipe flopped because I made too many ingredient substitutions, I threw in a few more things, baked it and came out with some great brownies. I have no idea what went into them and I'd probably never be able to make them again.