Minute to Win It Dinner

I am not a good cook, nor do I really enjoy cooking. My Pinterest board of Food would have you thinking otherwise, but that’s because most of those recipes were pinned while I was hungry…or hangry.

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My board is called “YUM” and it is basically food porn, so don’t look at it if you are trying to stay away from carbs, sugar and anything else delicious.  Hello, my name is Anna and I am a Pinaholic that has yet to actually cook a Pin-spired recipe.

I know, I know, I KNOW! I’m a downright embarrassment to the Pinterest world and should probably get kicked off. My excuse for not cooking is that I currently have about one pan, one pot and 2 spatulas to my name…and until one month ago, before I won an oven mitt at a bridal shower, I was using dish towels to get things out of the oven. 🙂 Hey! I’m resourceful! Oh and I do have some lemon garlic salt I like to season everything with. I haven’t wanted to buy spices and fancy cooking utensils because I’m getting married in 2 months and we registered for a lot of these things.

I know that I probably won’t cook much after we get married, (sorry Jord) so I have come up with some tasty dinners that involve minimal effort and time. Last night, I made a veggie-tuna fry that got a thumbs up from the fiance!


Mine is on the left –adding tomatoes at the end is optional. Fiance’s is on the right. Also, if you don’t care for tuna, chicken would be a great substitute.

Veggie Tuna Fry Ingredients:

1 Medium white onion

1 Medium red onion

1 green bell pepper

1 tbsp of minced garlic

Juice of 1 lime

1 cup of brown rice

12 oz. of Starkist Tuna


The best part about this dish is the lime. HANDS DOWN. Don’t forget the lime!

Step 1: Get out your trusty Wal-Mart knife and start chopping!

Step 2: Mix tuna, bell peppers, onions, garlic together and start cooking rice in a separate pot.

Step 3: Throw tuna mixture on skillet and heat for approximately 15 minutes. Squirt juice of half a lime, or if you are fancy–get out your little grater and zest that lime.

Step 4: Mix rice and stir fry together. Enjoy!


Jordan loved it and I loved that it took no skill to prepare and practically no time at all.

Do you like to cook? 

If you do enjoy cooking, what is your favorite part about it? 


2 thoughts on “Minute to Win It Dinner

  1. As you know I love to cook!! I agree that you are doing a great job! You inspire me to try new things already.
    When I look at recipes if they have more then like 8 ingredients, especially if I don’t already have them on hand I’m not going to make it! Or if it has a lot of steps. No way, don’t have time for that! I would have to say my favorite part is the results! I’m always proud of myself and I love food so if it’s good then complete success 🙂

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