Baked Mostaccioli

This dish was created for the subreddit, /r/52weeksofcooking, where the theme was “Vacation Food”.┬áThere 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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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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Kotleti with Mushrooms in a Sour Cream Sauce

This dish was prepared for the subreddit, /r/52weeksofcooking, where the theme was “breads” and my second theme was “Russian”. While this really does not look like bread, I ended up using different bread types that I figured it was fine. Also, I might have made these a little large that they ended up turning out more like mini burgers, almost slider like, instead of cutlets. Oh well, give me meat in my stomach. These were really good and paired really good with the mushrooms as well as my significant other’s Olivye. Continue reading “Kotleti with Mushrooms in a Sour Cream Sauce”

Hungarian Mushroom Soup

This was the second part of a meal prepared for the subreddit, /r/52weeksofcooking, where the theme was “mushrooms”. Like I said in the first part of this meal, it was fairly difficult to find a dish where the main ingredient was a mushroom. Even though this is a mushroom soup, I feel that most of the flavour is derived from a lot of the other ingredients which I was totally fine with because it was delicious.

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Stuffed Mushrooms

This was the first part of a meal prepared for the subreddit, /r/52weeksofcooking, where the theme was “mushrooms”. While I find mushrooms delicious, it was hard to find a dish where the main ingredient was mushrooms. Add that to the fact that I have made stuffed mushrooms before, this was a difficult task. That being said, I decided to make these different than I ever have and they were delicious. Completely unhealthy and delicious.

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Chicken Heart Stroganoff

This dish was prepared for the subreddit, /r/52weeksofcooking, where the theme was offal. I have always like chicken hearts but this was my first time cooking them. It was a lot easier than expected but the sauce was a little thin so I would make some changes next time. A** Blood is a home made chili powder that I make. This dish came out plenty hot so you might want to omit some of the spices.

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Bacon and Spinach Pasta

Whenever I think of pasta dishes, I often forget bacon even exists and go right for sausage (except for carbonara). Except this time. The use of the bacon grease adds a ton of flavour. I just wish I waited to take a picture when the cheese was more melted.

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