Just wanted to drop in and (re)introduce myself, since I've been a registered but mostly silent member since 2007. I am an avid home cook / baker, specializing in vegetarian (and beginning to dabble in vegan) preparations. Omitting meat has motivated me to try cuisines from many different cultures, so it's actually expanded my culinary horizons in a big way! :) I adore Indian food! (As Anthony Bourdain exclaimed in India, "Vegetarian food doesn't have to suck!!" :D The complex, fiery, fruity profiles are irresistible!)
It's an adventure to experiment with ingredients and seasonings to create a veggie meal that doesn't skimp on flavor. Although, I haven't been able to find an acceptable substitute for dairy in savory dishes. The nondairy milks work great in desserts. But in savory dishes that don't already have a sweet / savory contrast going on .....it just doesn't taste right.
Well, that's my story. :) I'm really looking forward to participating and learning from all of you! :)
All the Best,