My husband and I try to maintain a healthy lifestyle. We don't eat fast food and try not to eat out too often... So I try to find conforting foods that I can make at home where I can control the ingredients. I've been known to scour this site or one of my many cookbooks for something we've been craving and try to make it a bit more healthy.
My favorite things to cook
I grew up eating Vietnamese food and love how light and fresh the cuisine is, but don't have the patience or time to prepare the dishes properly. Fortunately, I can head to a restaurant or even better--my parent's house when I have a craving.
I tend to lean towards comfort foods, but always try to lighten them up as much as possible.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My mother is the best cook and makes everything from scratch. My favorite childhood memories are in the kitchen with her...
My cooking triumphs
I'm not a sweets type of girl so really do not enjoy baking all that much, but my hubby loves dessert...cheese cake, pie, cookies, ice cream-- I thought it would be nice to make him a treat and tried this "healthy" version of cinnamon rolls. I had never used yeast before and actually just received a rolling pin from my mother because the last time she was at my house and tried to make an apple pie, she had to use a glass to roll out her crust... I was a bit terrified, but they turned out to be delish!