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.

Continue reading “California Burrito”

Sloppy Joes

This dish was created for the subreddit, /r/52weeksofcooking, where the theme was “Cafeteria Food”. As soon as I read this theme, I immediately thought of those really terrible sloppy joes from primary school which I am sure was just some sort of meat and ketchup. Well I decided to make it better and was very successful. Maybe it had a slight nostalgic effect but either way my SO and I devoured this.

Continue reading “Sloppy Joes”

Kimchi Ramen

This dish was created for the subreddit, /r/52weeksofcooking, where the theme was “Dorm Food”. I never stayed in a dorm but I did eat cheaply during college. The one dish that stood out was top ramen with an egg. I decided to recreate this but with a dish that I actually want to eat and I love ramen.

Continue reading “Kimchi Ramen”

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.
Continue reading “Black and White Pizza (Black Bean and Olive)”

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.

Continue reading “Spicy Mexican Minestrone Stew”

Curried Pumpkin, Red Lentil, and Chicken Soup

There was supposed to be this big storm coming in over the weekend so I immediately thought about movies, video games, soup, and Gluehwein. Well the storm was less than impressive but dammit I wanted some mulled wine, a Pabst onesie, and soup. I also, wanted this to be filling enough to take to work for lunches. This soup was just the thing, spicy, filling, and delicious. Continue reading “Curried Pumpkin, Red Lentil, and Chicken Soup”

Cajun Chicken Pasta

This dish was created for the subreddit, /r/52weeksofcooking, where the theme was “Cajun” and my second theme was “turn something boring into something great”. Mixing these two themes was fairly easy. I took a normal chicken pasta and let the chicken marinate for a short time in some cajun spice and the result was a mildly hot, easy, pasta dish that I would definitely make again. I think next time I might use a bit less noodles and break them up to make it easy to get all of the veggies, chicken, and pasta into one bite. Also, I would reserve some of the starchy water to help break apart the noodles.

Continue reading “Cajun Chicken Pasta”