California Burrito

This dish was created for the subreddit, /r/52weeksofcooking, where the theme was “California Cuisine”. I grew up in California so when I saw this theme, I got a little nostalgic. Just the other week I was talking about how much I miss California burritos. I mean beans and rice are good and all but some times I want fries in my burrito. This definitely cured my craving for one and I am glad that I have enough to make a few more.

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Paella

This dish was created for the subreddit, /r/52weeksofcooking, where the theme was “One Pot”.¬†I have never cooked with mussels before but have always really liked theme so I thought this would be a perfect time. Also, my friend made paella recently and it looked really good and I wanted to try my hand at it.

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Vegetarian Curry Shepherd’s Pie

This dish was created for the subreddit, /r/52weeksofcooking, where the theme was “Made Healthy.” I have always loved Shepherd’s Pie because it is an amazing comfort food but like most comfort foods, not the healthiest. In order to make this healthy, I decided to go with a vegetarian option and not use butter in the my mashed potatoes (the recipe says butter because I plan to make this again). I am really glad that I decided to go with a lot of spices in this because mashed potatoes without butter did not taste quite right. Other than that, this was absolutely delicious and I have been eating it all week.

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Asian Marinated Steak Fajitas

This dish was prepared for the subreddit, /r/52weeksofcooking, where the theme was “rice”. Obviously, you can see no rice in the faijitas but I will probably make another post for those. I have made fajitas in the passed but never asian marinated and I can honestly say that this will be my new go to whenever I want to make Fajitas. The difference in flavour is not huge but it is very subtle and very welcomed without too overbearing. I think next time, I might add a different spice or sauce to go with it. Also, I would go with fresh ginger next time for more ginger flavour.

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Chicken Tikka Masala Ravioli

This dish was created for the subreddit, /r/52weeksofcooking, where the theme was “screw ups”. Well I still do not own a pasta maker or ravioli stamp so I attempted to make it using just a rolling pin. I think I finally got it! The trick is to make sure you cover everything in your house in flour! That being said, these were absolutely delicious. I would make these any day and honestly, were not too hard. Plus, I made enough to freeze that I do not have to make it that often.

Next time, I definitely will make it a bit more spicy though. I ended up running out of Flour so I substituted whole wheat flour and it turned out fine. Also, you can make the Chicken Tikka, Paneer, Cilantro Mint Chutney, Ginger Garlic Paste, and Curry Powder before time.

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Diablo Health Globes (Quinoa Stuffed Tomatoes)

This dish was prepared for the subreddit, /r/52weeksofcooking, where the theme was “Inspired by Video Games” and my second theme was “corn”. When I first saw this theme, I immediately went to the tried and true of Italian food for Mario or many stews for Skyrim but recently I started playing Diablo 3 again and I remembered all of the health globes that I would pick up. If I was going to make health globes, then I should probably make them… healthy… Well that’s boring but I tried anyway. Then my love for quinoa came back running after not cooking with it for a while and BOOM! Delicious health globes were created. These tasted extremely good and while they might not look like much they are incredibly filling without making you regret what you ate.

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Green Chicken Masala

This dish was prepared for the subreddit, /r/52weeksofcooking, where the theme was “fat” and my second theme was “inspired by a colour”. Obviously the colour I chose was green. I have made masala before but never green masala so I was very intrigued. This came out really well and made my entire place smell really good. If you want a hotter or milder dish, you can adjust the amount of peppers to see fit. The way this recipe was written, comes out fairly hot but I some times like my meals to fight back some times.

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