Love Indian food but can't cook it, although I keep trying. Love middle eastern food too. Also like French, Southwestern, and homey but simple styles of good food. I am trying to eat more vegetables, but not necessarily a vegetarian, maybe a flexatarian. I have fun making bean dishes from dried beans, and making my own yogurt. I would like to grow my own veggies, but don't have enough sun in the yard. I like farmer's markets, and shop at the local co-op. I try to make a batch of soup each week, and use homemade stock a lot. I enjoy reading cookbooks straight through, and like preparing entire meals that are designed to go together.