I live in east Pasadena on the outskirts of Los Angeles. I love to get fruits & veggies from the farmers market every saturday, if i can afford it. I've learned the quality/freshness of ingredients really matters in a dish. I usually only cook dinners, but i do love to try and perfect guacamole. I'm not good with pastries, plus i don't really like sweets much. I'm a salt lover. Lately I've been trying to cut out cheese and butter from my meals. I love green veggies, onions, and herbs, because i think it can really bring out the flavors in whatever you're cooking. I need more practice with the broiler, and I want to start cooking more fish. I like a good cup of coffee, cross-word puzzles, AM radio, playing with my dogs and grooming them, comedy shows, collecting recipes, tanning, volleyball, candles, collecting eye shadow colors, drawing, and gardening. I will be going back to school in the fall to get my master's in social work. I am 27, 5'11, and a fantastic cook if i may say so myself! My boyfriend is lucky I like to cook hehe =)
I enjoy eating meals with lots of spices in them and onion. I like meals that have very little prep time. I am in need of some sort of chopper/food processor. Christmas is coming up, you never know! I am in the process of collecting my aunt's authentic Cuban recipes that she inherited from my grandmother. Sadly, when my grandmother was alive I didn't like to cook so i never asked for them. Now I have the inside scoop to real Cuban cuisine. Most books integrate creole with cuban food, and that's not the way my family cooked. I love cooking black beans during Christmas with yucca root, it reminds me of Noche Buena. I really want to get recipes that make a lot of food for lots of leftovers throughout the week. I don't like cooking everyday. When it's hot I don't like to use the oven for obvious reasons.