I am single again after many years of marriage and am thoroughly enjoying the freedom. The foods I cook tend to be fast to prepare and simple to cook but I would love to expand my repertoire. A friend is helping that effort along, even to the point of sending me cookbooks. In addition I'm working at learning to use spices other than just salt and pepper! After losing 70 pounds in 13 months I make certain that anything I eat is healthy for me. In addition I cycle and run when the weather is good and work out at the gym when it isn't.
My favorite things to cook
My favorite foods to cook are anything that is quick to prepare and doesn't dirty too many dishes.
(Yes, I'm one of those bachelors who uses paper plates - as often as possible.)
My favorite family cooking traditions
I grew up eating fried foods, drinking syrupy sweet iced tea and plenty of sweets. However, I also learned a love for fresh vegetables and have carried that part of my food history forward.
My cooking triumphs
No major triumphs yet. Minor triumphs include purchasing a new spice every couple of weeks and experimenting until I find a way to use it that tastes at least acceptable!