I Live in Paradise! In June 2011 I moved to an island in the Florida Keys, abundant with healthy sunshine, fresh produce and seafood. My Mission Statement is to have some fun every day. I believe that every day is a celebration of something. Your life, like your food, should never be boring. My Cooking Style is like my sign (Gemini) - usually, it's to cook as healthy as possible with the most colorful, most fresh ingredients. Then there's my evil twin. She loves sinful, rich fatty foods that make her butt very big. When Not Playing on Food.com, I like reading and watching movies. I am trying to like running (thanks to the evil twin) and participating in 5K races. Influences: From 2003-2006, I took classes weekly from a native of China who taught us about interesting ingredients, and the history, geography and philosophy of each dish. So, I'm most comfortable making anything Asian but, originally a (Northern) California Girl, love yuppie wine country cuisine...sun dried tomatoes, goat cheese, avocadoes, etc.