Food is the most negelected necessity in my life. For me sleeping, eating & travelling is a waste of time so I do these things as fast as possible (I am a jerk... I am cutting down my sleep to blog :P ). Last one year at Bangalore, I was totally dependent on my Dabba wallah, who gave something edible... other than that I hogged junk stuff.
My past 7 months in US have been worse. Being a vegetarian, with the exception of egg, the only choice I had were cheese pizzas. The vegetarian subs and sandwiches in US are more inclined towards the salad type dressing and eating them is like cud chewing. Uncooked vegetables are not my menu. I couldn't care less... I was happily eating pizzas for 7 months without complaining.
Lately I started feeling physically week as I am literally staying in the university library due to terribly taxing courses I have taken this semester, and pizzas dont help much. I started looking for alternatives and thus I began my exciting journey of cooking. (I have been on it since two days now)
My role in group cooking is generally limited to cutting onions or cooking rice, cuz all my other works had been a disaster and I am an expert onion cutter... no kidding... i can do it as fast as the chefs on the television shows... so no one cries :)... so I learnt from my roomies' mistakes and vaguely from my mom's 3 hr crash course.
After months of trial and error, I made a perfect Alu Gobhi curry today...(no body was there so I had all the time to experiment)
If you think it is silly, get yourself a meal after 6 months of only cheese pizzas. Ofcourse I did not make the bread myself, they are frozen tortillos and there is apple juice in the cup.... HEAVEN.