If I had an unlimited budget to build a house I would create the kitchen first and build around it...
If I could cook everyday for everyone I would...I collect cookbooks and one of my most favorite things is sitting down with a brand new cook book and exploring it for the first time...
Recipes inspire me - I take a recipe and run with it - that process is so much fun!
My favorite things to cook
Well, guacamole is my favorite condiment of all. Therefore, I will build a meal around that every week!
Guacamole is definitely a healthy food.....thank goodness because these days, that is my cooking focus. Nutrient dense, healthy fats, high fiber, plant focused foods to feed my cells, support my immune system, prevent disease, and promote quality of life. That's how I cook now.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I remember my Nana's Sunday Dinners and I hope to resurrect that special occasion in my family.
However, these days my focus on healthy cooking seems to alienate me from a lot of friends and family. I eat healthy and healthy foods taste good to me. But, not everyone likes my food! It is my hope to share food that everyone likes and everyone feels good about eating....and after eating.
My cooking triumphs
I have my entire extended family eating Collard Greens for our traditional New Years Day Dinner. My recipe uses a saute method with olive oil, onions, apple cider vinegar and a pinch of sugar. It's expected every year now!
My cooking tragedies
I have failed so many times on just the average meal. How many times I have said out loud "what was I thinking?". But how can you create a masterpiece if you don't experiment and make mistakes?