I was born in France but I moved to Iowa in 2004 when I got married. I love cooking for my husband as well as his family.
My favorite things to cook
I like to cook anything that is vegetarian. I think that everything is good in moderation, even fat. I love ethnic foods such as Indian, Italian, Lebanese, Jewish etc. I am also expending my repertoire of raw vegan dishes, especially creamy desserts made with cashews. I wrote an Ebook with raw vegan athlete & actress Tonya Kay about her diet, available at kayosmarket.com. It shows that a raw vegan diet can be both healthy and delicious :)
My favorite family cooking traditions
My family cooks mostly Lebanese and Armenian dishes. We don't have a lot of traditions though. They ask us what we feel like eating, and make it!
I love trying new recipes and hope that some day, they will become my family's tradition. So far, I am in charge of the Thanksgiving desserts and I love it!
My cooking triumphs
I made very good middle eastern turnovers, and a very good bean lasagna. I also make delicious croissants and brioche -- but I am French, after all :)
My cooking tragedies
When I met my husband, my English was not the greatest, and I had no cooking experience. So once I tried to cook him a breakfast from scratch, and ended up cooking on the stove something that should have been baked... He still teases me about that occasionally :)