Single mom of two. We are lacto-ovo-pisci-vegetarian, but I have tried to eat meat now and then, without liking it. Kids do not like meat. I specialize in Desi food, Mediterranean, and budget-friendly (WIC) foods. I do not have a lot of time to cook, but it is something I enjoy. Unfortunately my kids are too young to enjoy food yet. I intensely dislike cooking for just one person and aving tons of leftovers. I also recommend trying vegan and non-meat options to see if you find something healthier to try in your own lifestyle.
My favorite things to cook
Mediterranean (I do try mediterranean meat recipes on occasion), and fiber-protein rich power foods. I am trying more bean and more dehydrated products these days, as I prepare for off-grid life. I want to find suitable recipes for dutch oven, fire pits, and wood stove (indoors winter) recipes and foods.
My favorite family cooking traditions
4-H and kids getting involved into food prep.
My cooking triumphs
Learning authentic Desi food including the breads. Popovers. Thai spices. Cut and freeze your cilantro same day you buy it (and other herbs too).
My cooking tragedies
I'm terrible at pancakes, mini waffle machine, and steel pans for meats (it sticks). Too much tahini in the hummus tastes really gross. Many undercooked and overcooked things thrown out. Wasting so much produce and food really bugs me.