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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Stuffed Jalapenos

This dish was created for the subreddit, /r/52weeksofcooking, where the theme was “Presentation”. I definitely dreaded this theme since my plating is kind of crap so I decided to make something simple and tried to make it prettier. Enter these Jalapenos stage right. These can go well as a side dish or if you are like me, just scarf them down for no damn reason.

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Spicy Mexican Minestrone Stew

This dish was created for the subreddit, /r/52weeksofcooking, where the theme was “Italian”. Since I cook Italian food all of the time, I decided to  change things up and try kind of a Mexican-Italian fusion meal. Well, it turned out really good and there are only a few things that I would change.

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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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Chicken Enchilada Mac and Cheese

This dish was prepared for the subreddit, /r/52weeksofcooking, where the theme was “Mac and Cheese” and my second theme was “Cheese”… well that’s easy to combine. But I have made Mac and Cheese many times before so I decided to change it a little bit. Enchilada sauce, pasta, and cheese. This has all the makings to be delicious… and too be honest, it was pretty damn good. Not the best Mac and Cheese I have had but definitely a nice change.

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Chicken Biryani

This dish was created for the subreddit, /r/52weeksofcooking, where the theme was “Eid Al-Fitr”. I am going to be honest here and admit that before this, I had never heard of Eid Al-Fitr so I was kind of stumped on what to make. Then a few internet searches later, I found something that I thought I would like. While this was pretty good I feel that it needed some more heat to it and also, it tasted like most curries that I have made before. I would make this again but make some slight tweaks.

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Cuban Ropa Vieja with Black Beans

This dish was prepared for the subreddit, /r/52weeksofcooking, where the theme was “cuban”. When I first saw the theme, I immediately thought sandwiches and pork so I wanted to explore a little more. This came out really good but there is definitely a better way to cook the beans but I was being really lazy.

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