I love cooking for other people, but I get very lazy for myself
I grew up with French and Polish food, so that's usually where I dip from. More often French though. Aside from those, I love making custard ice creams and desserts when I can get fancy.
Recently I made a dinner for my friend and her husband as a thank-you; they are eating healthy, so I made them something very simple yet tasty with quinoa. That stuff rocks!
For starters, I made a ladolemono sauce. It's pretty much just a Greek vinaigrette with lemon juice, olive oil, salt+pepper, and oregano. Fresh is best! You can adjust it how you like though.
For the quinoa, I sauteed garlic and finely minced onion in a bit of olive oil then added chicken stock as the cooking liquid. After cooking the quinoa, I tossed it with the sauce.
I blanched broccoli (I like it crispy!) and drizzled it too with the sauce, and that went on the bottom. Add a scoop of the quinoa.
I then had shell-on shrimp, and sautéed it in what may or may not have been a little butter and white wine ahem. But regardless it was healthy right! A few shrimp on the top, and voila! Pretty, delicious, and healthy. Give some of the ladolemono as a dipping sauce and you're good to go!
I was really excited on New Years; I made a cinnamon vanilla (tastes almost like rice pudding) ice cream, and served it over sliced pear cooked in white wine. Ho man! It makes me all excited and jittery to talk about cooking!