Because of food intolerances that my son and I have, I need to cook and bake foods that are gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, and corn-free. However, I do use cornstarch as long as it's made from non-GMO corn. This has been both fun and frustrating for me, but I've discovered some new foods along the way and there's really only a few foods for which I still haven't found comparable replacements.
My favorite things to cook
I'm not a big fan of cooking. I prefer baking.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Our family traditions revolve more around ordering pizza and soda, but I grew up making chocolate chip cookies at least once a week. In fact, my mom punished me one night by forcing me to make chocolate chip cookies. I wasn't sent to my room, I wasn't grounded. I had to make cookies.
My cooking triumphs
Every time I make something for guests and they can't tell that it's missing white flour or dairy, I'm thrilled.
My cooking tragedies
I cannot fry chicken to save my life. Every time I make it, it's black on the outside and pink on the inside. Aaaaand the house is filled with smoke. Disaster!