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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Baked Mostaccioli

This dish was created for the subreddit, /r/52weeksofcooking, where the theme was “Vacation Food”. There is this Italian restaurant near my parent’s house that I visit at least once or twice a year and someone at the table almost always orders this. Does it taste better? Probably but the flavours are very different. Given that, this is really damn good and I plan on making this many many times.

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Blackened Catfish

This dish was part of a meal that was created for the subreddit, /r/52weeksofcooking, where the theme was “Southern”. I have a few friends from the South and I have been there a couple times so I had a few different options for dishes. The hard part was trying to make something that I have never had before. Then I realised that I have never had blackened catfish even though I have seen it on a bunch of menus. How could I not like this? Catfish and Cajun spices? Sign me up!

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Bierocks

This dish was created for the subreddit, /r/52weeksofcooking, where the theme was “Pie”. I am assuming that they picked this theme because of Pi day which is the best day mostly because I am a big math geek. Does not matter what the reason was, I decided I that I did not want to make a sweet pie because I wanted dinner and I did not want to do a normal pot pie because that can be boring. Then I saw these and I had to have them. I was very pleased with the outcome and I am very happy that these freeze well because I plan to eat the hell out of them!

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Shakshuka

This dish was created for the subreddit, /r/52weeksofcooking, where the theme was “Middle East”. This one had to take some thinking because admittedly, I do not know a lot about middle eastern foods and the ones I do know, I have made before. Then I stumbled across this and everything about it sounded delicious. Poached eggs in spices and tomatoes, I am in. I overcooked the eggs a tad bit but other than that this was really good. I could see my self eating this for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

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Slow Cooker Beef Ragu

This dish was created for the subreddit, /r/52weeksofcooking, where the theme was “spice blends”. So I decided to make my own Italian Seasoning from Basil, Marjoram, Oregano, Rosemary, Thyme, and Garlic Powder. You can use store bought Italian Seasoning or play with the spices a bit.

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Black and White Pizza (Black Bean and Olive)

This dish was created for the subreddit, /r/52weeksofcooking, where the theme was “Black and White”. At first I found this theme really interesting until I realised that I could not think of black and white food other than desserts. There are definitely foods that are black and foods that are white but it is hard to foods that have the two contrasts.
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