I kiss better than I cook

I said that I would post a few of my recipes today in my last post about what I eat. It's no secret that I don't love cooking. I only do it because I have to, but that doesn't mean I'm not good at it. I'm good at my version of cooking, which is quick, easy and spicy. (twss) All I'm sayin' is that my next husband should probably be cool with that.

True story.
Okay, I'm a decent cook.
WHATEVER, it's edible.
Let's just make out.

But seriously, I have a handful of go-to recipes that I tweak and evolve and make a shit-ton of so that I have lots of leftovers in an effort to not have to cook every night. It's a great system and I don't get burnt out on cooking this way, plus I rarely have the "I don't have anything easy to grab at home, so let me just hit a drive-thru" excuse. If I go to Taco Bell, it's 100% because I want a muhfuckin' 7-layer burrito, and I have no one to blame but my inner fat kid.

So speaking of leftovers, this is what I've been eating for the past 2 weeks for lunch. I make it specifically for lunches now because it's so easy and I can just throw it in the oven and fuhgettaboutit til the timer beeps. That's my favorite kind of cooking.

Baked chicken and veggies.

I love spicy things (and people). (What does that even mean?) Anyway, so this is my spice arsenal:

I don't know where I bought the "Aw Shit", except that I bought it solely for the name and it was some little store in Bumblefuck, TX.
It's mostly cayenne pepper and chili powder.

Most of the time I use all of the above. Sometimes if I'm making something more Tex-Mex, I'll add cumin because I'm a fuckin' spice connoisseur. Maybe I'll squeeze a lime on there. You don't know me.

I do quesadillas a lot, speaking of Tex Mex, and my kiddo loves them. It's a solid way to sneak in some veggies like a mom-boss. I don't have a picture, but I usually start with spinach, cheese and spices, then add whatever else I have in my fridge. It's good with chicken, shrooms, olives, avocado, black beans and any combination thereof.

And another quickie (because sometimes a quickie is better, yanno?), the always delicious green smoothie.

If you look closely you can see my Spark in the background. Try adding that to your morning smoothie for an extra energy boost.

Lastly, one of my favorite games to play is "what's in the fridge that will taste like rainbows when combined with other leftovers?"

Boom, healthy stir fry. I had the chicken sausage. I had the veggies. I had the rice. Put all that shit on a plate and eat like a muthafuckin' king queen in less than 2 minutes.

This game works with anything in your fridge. It's like a mystery dish - it can either be super tasty or an epic fail. You should save it for a night when you're feeling adventurous.

Something I just learned how to cook recently is spaghetti squash, and get outta town is it delicious. I'd never had it before and I'm not even kidding when I say I'll never cook spaghetti noodles again (unless I'm cookin' for someone who hates spaghetti squash. But in that case, why aren't they cooking?). I have a couple of sauce recipes I'm gonna try out, then I'll post 'em. 

Now that I've showed you mine, you show me yours. Tag #nerkynoms on Instagram and tell me what's cookin'!


  1. I just discovered I love spaghetti squash too. I could eat that shit every single day.

  2. Thank you for the post. I have been trying to come up with recipes I can cook ahead and have for lunch the entire week. This way I won't be eating any frozen junk.

  3. Teriyaki Mei Fun with Asparagus Stir Fry

    1 8oz box of Annie Chan's Mei Fun
    4 Tbs of San-J Gluten Free Teriyaki Marinade and Sauce
    1 8oz bag of Archer Farms (Target) Asparagus Stir Fry Mix (Steam and Eat)

    Start with the stir fry mix. Put it in the microwave for 7 minutes.
    Start your water and bring it to a boil.
    About the same time the water begins to boil, the microwave is beckoning. Take out the stir fry bag and open it into a sautee pan over medium heat.
    Go back to the water boiling and add your 8 ozs of mei fun. Stay here as it only needs 2 minutes but keep an eye on that stir fry.
    After your two minutes is up, drain well and add to your stir fry pan. Now add your 4 Tbs of Teriyaki and mix thoroughly.

    Guess what? Time to eat!


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