In my estimation, as long as it doesn't taste like it's of the earth it's okay. I've been cooking my own meals for more than a decade and I still occasionally make meals that taste like death or like they're fresh from the ground. Mostly in relation to failed attempts at making something deceptively delicious.
In short, whatever you do, don't make burrito's with okra.
Also, that looks like a cheesy rice dish, I doubt many people will go after it as readily as chips and dip.