• Dinner,  Recipe

    Eatin’ Nasty Hamburger Helper

    She was hungry after her swim- famished actually- and although it was not quite five o’clock, she decided on a big skillet meal… what Scott- with great relish- would have called eatin nasty. There was a pound of ground beef in the fridge and, lurking on a back shelf in the pantry, a wonderfully nasty selection: the Cheeseburger Pie version of Hamburger Helper. Stephen King, Lisey’s Story Tweet Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on pinterest Share on email Share on google This childhood comfort food is a highlight in Stephen King's novel, Lisey's Story. If you like this recipe, check out the book that inspired…

  • Appetizers,  Dinner,  Recipe,  Vegetarian

    Arancini with Leftover Rice

    I now look forward to leftover rice. These little balls are so delicious and comforting! Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on pinterest Share on email Share on google A classic Italian Great Depression recipe, this uses leftover rice and breadcrumbs. “Elsa learned—to her surprise and to her mother-in-law’s—that she wasn’t a quitter. She woke up each morning well before her husband and got into the kitchen in time to make coffee. She learned to make and eat and love food she had never heard of, made from ingredients she’d never seen—olive oil, fettuccine, arancini, pancetta.” Kristin Hannah, The Four Winds Tweet If you like this…

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    Chicken and Blue Cheese Sliders

    Pickles, blue cheese and crispy chicken is an unbeatable combination! Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on pinterest Share on email Share on google Recipes inspired by The Midnight Library “I have met others like us,’ Hugo said. ‘You see, I have been in the in-between state for a long time. I have encountered a few other sliders. That’s what I call them. Us. We are sliders. We have a root life in which we are lying somewhere, unconscious, suspended between life and death, and then we arrive in a place. And it is always something different. A library, a video store, an art gallery, a…

  • Appetizers,  Breakfast,  Dinner,  Recipe

    Fried Egg and Prosciutto Slider

    Salty prosciutto and a peppered fried egg on a sweet Hawaiian bun. This slider is quick and delicious! Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on pinterest Share on email Share on google Recipes inspired by The Midnight Library “I have met others like us,’ Hugo said. ‘You see, I have been in the in-between state for a long time. I have encountered a few other sliders. That’s what I call them. Us. We are sliders. We have a root life in which we are lying somewhere, unconscious, suspended between life and death, and then we arrive in a place. And it is always something different. A…

  • Appetizers,  Dinner,  Recipe

    Grilled Cheese and Mushroom Sliders

    This is the perfect vegetarian slider- melted gruyere cheese and sautéed mushrooms.  Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on pinterest Share on email Share on google This dish was inspired by The Midnight Library “I have met others like us,’ Hugo said. ‘You see, I have been in the in-between state for a long time. I have encountered a few other sliders. That’s what I call them. Us. We are sliders. We have a root life in which we are lying somewhere, unconscious, suspended between life and death, and then we arrive in a place. And it is always something different. A library, a video store,…

  • Appetizers,  Dinner,  Recipe

    Pulled Pork Sliders

    My friend Nick has always made this coleslaw and it’s a family  favorite! Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on pinterest Share on email Share on google inspired by Matt Haig's book, The Midnight Library “I have met others like us,’ Hugo said. ‘You see, I have been in the in-between state for a long time. I have encountered a few other sliders. That’s what I call them. Us. We are sliders. We have a root life in which we are lying somewhere, unconscious, suspended between life and death, and then we arrive in a place. And it is always something different. A library, a video…

  • Dinner,  Recipe

    Smoked Ricotta and Quail Egg Ravioli

    There is nothing like the taste of a homemade pasta- talk about comfort food! Fill that pasta with the deep flavor of smoked cheese nesting tiny golden egg yolks and we are talking next level! I’ve got amuse-bouches.” Danny ticks the courses off on his fingers. “Then the truffled soup for starter. Then venison haunch for the carnies and mushroom ravioli for the veggies. Then créme brûlée for dessert. And then the cheese. Ruth Ware, One by One Tweet Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on pinterest Share on email Share on google There is nothing like the taste of a homemade pasta- talk about comfort…

  • Dinner,  Gluten Free,  Healthy,  Recipe

    Bacon Pesto Chicken Roulettes (Rolls)

    This is a pasta free take on my Authentic Pesto Pasta with Parmesan. It’s gluten free and low carb but still oh so delicious!! Chicken rolled with rustic pesto and wrapped in bacon is a sure delight! Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on pinterest Share on email Share on google Gluten free and low carb.

  • Dairy Free,  Dinner,  Gluten Free,  Healthy,  Recipe

    Sweet Potatoes with Beef and Beans

    I came up with this on the fly yesterday while trying to incorporate sweet potatoes and beef. I also added some black beans and garlic for extra points.  Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on pinterest Share on email Share on google Gluten and dairy free. Hey Ladies! Are you cycle syncing? This is the heading Find more recipes by phase here. Click Here

  • Dinner,  Lunch,  Recipe

    Authentic Pesto Pasta with Parmesan

    You can make this pesto pasta as easy as you want. Buy the pasta and the pesto. Boil the pasta, drain and smother with pesto. Easy 10 minute dinner. No judgement. I do it the easy way often. But….. in the Gourmet version there’s a little more time involved but your tastebuds will dance a tarantella. (For the curious, that’s an Italian folk dance with lots of spinning and tambourines.) Basically, it’s worth the extra work those times you can afford it.  Do you want red sauce or pesto?” he asks from the kitchen. “Aaron?” I try. He smiles. “Yes?” “Pesto,” I say. I walk toward the kitchen. It’s 2025,…

  • Dinner,  Recipe

    Nerdy Pizza Pies

    If you have a Green Egg Grill, I’m sure that you’ve made pizzas! If not, these come out just as delicious in a hot oven. I’m giving you my pizza dough and sauce recipes but the toppings are all you! Some suggestions: mushrooms, pepperoni, sausage, blue cheese olives, caramelized onions, everything bagel spices, mozzarella balls torn up, ricotta cheese, broccoli, ham, bell peppers, jalapeños…… The list is infinite. Don’t box yourself in! Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on pinterest Share on email Share on google The options are limitless!! Making your own pizzas are easy and taylored exactly to your tastes. Have you made these…

  • Dairy Free,  Dinner,  Gluten Free,  Healthy,  Recipe

    Gluten Free Chicken Piccata with Zoodles

    I must admit, I was very skeptical of any noodle shaped vegetables replacing my pasta. I held off on the zoodle faze for a very long time but they have withstood the test of time. As I started cycle syncing and being more aware of how gluten affected my gut, I decided to buy some zucchini. This dish is delicious and healthy! The zoodles keep it light and the chicken is gluten free but the piccata keeps it tasty. Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on pinterest Share on email Share on google The piccata flavors keep this dish tasty despite being so healthy and light!…

  • Dairy Free,  Dinner,  Gluten Free,  Healthy,  Lunch,  Recipe,  Vegetarian

    Dairy free Cauliflower Leek Soup

    This soup is fall in a bowl. With cinnamon and chili powder spices, it’s automatic comfort food. It’s wholesome, healthy, gluten free and dairy free. It’s almost entirely vegetables and seasoning but at the same time it’s so creamy. Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Share on pinterest Share on google Share on tumblr Share on reddit Soup-er healthy and yet so delicious!! Hi! I’m jenni, The Nerdy Gourmet. Learn more about me in my bio! About Me Connect with me! Facebook Twitter Youtube Instagram Pinterest

  • Dinner,  Recipe,  Vegetarian

    Gourmet Mushroom Quesadillas

    I added “Gourmet” to the title because these are not your everyday quesadillas. These are “make them when company comes over” mushroom quesadillas. Gruyere cheese and an assortment of in season mushrooms kick this dish up a few notches. Have you tried this recipe?? I’d love to hear your feedback. Please comment and rate! Peace & love, jenni Want to be alerted when I post new recipes? Subscribe below to be in the know!

  • Dairy Free,  Dinner,  Gluten Free,  Healthy,  Recipe

    Rustic Skillet Chicken

    This was so easy to make and cleaning the one dirty pan was even easier! Heirloom tomatoes, fresh spinach and Italian seasoning makes this dish homey and comforting. This recipe has at least of the recommended Summer/Ovulatory Phase foods: tomatoes spinach bonus point if you serve over quinoa Have you tried making this recipe? Are you cycle syncing? I’d love to hear your feedback. Please comment and rate! Peace & love, jenni Want to be alerted when I post new recipes? Subscribe below to be in the know!

  • Dairy Free,  Dinner,  Gluten Free,  Healthy,  Recipe

    Greek Chicken Wraps

    These wraps are my favorite lunch! Light and healthy, they are so filling and satisfying. If you happen to have leftover chicken, this is a fast, easy, delightful fix. I ate one of these everyday during my second pregnancy and most of my third! This recipe has 3 of the recommended Spring/Follicular Phase foods: chicken olives lemon juice Have you tried making this recipe? Are you cycle syncing? I’d love to hear your feedback. Please comment and rate! Peace & love, jenni Want to be alerted when I post new recipes? Subscribe below to be in the know!