Other Good Stuff

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Jeff is a meat, starch, and vegetable guy. When he cooks he prepares enough for one meal but doesn’t even dish it all out! And he doesn’t like leftovers.

I like to eat casseroles and leftovers and less meat. So I prepare a bigger quantity and reheat the leftovers for lunch or dinner. This worked out great when Jeff and I were both working, especially when he worked the dinner shift at restaurants.

The following recipes are a hodgepodge of my favorite Laurel- food pre and post full-time RVing. You could categorize them as potluck dishes or side dishes… I just call them GOOD.

A few snacks, appetizers and desserts are included.

Click the link for the recipe.

img_5175 Broccoli Rice Salad with Sesame-Ginger Dressing

This recipe is from my favorite vegan website, Susan Voisin’s  Fat Free Vegan Kitchen. She uses black rice in her salad while I use brown or basmati, so the picture of my dish looks different than hers. What I am trying to say is not to judge the recipe by the picture. Try it. You’ll like it!

img_4959 Herbed Potatoes and Tomatoes

img_4951 Zucchini-Potato Casserole

img_4960 Quinoa-Corn Salad

img_4961 Spiced Quinoa with Zucchini

img_4962 Green Bean and Tomato Casserole

img_5176 Three-Bean Kale Sauté with Rice



I only used a can of black beans and a can of cannelloni beans because they measured 3 cups. Next time I will add a third can of red beans and adjust the rest of the ingredients.

img_5180 smittenkitchen.com.  Baked Feta

Another easy peasy delicious recipe from Terry at rvgoddess.com!

And another one from goddess Terry…

img_4948 Hot Olives

img_4952 Cauliflower Hummus

img_4955 EasyChocolate Mug Cake

This single serving recipe is from Stefani Tolson’s website, mommyenterprises. com:

Combine the following ingredients in a large coffee mug and stir well:

  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 T. unsweetened cocoa
  • 3 T. milk
  • 3 T. vegetable oil
  • 1/4 t. vanilla extract

Microwave on HIGH for 3 minutes. Let cool for 2 minutes. Add a dollop of whipped cream, frosting, or peanut butter, if you like, or leave plain and enjoy!

And if you want less fuss, more flavor variety, and a mix to keep on hand…

img_5308 3-2-1 Cake

Just 2 ingredients…


Mix together 1 box Angel Food cake mix and 1 box of any flavored cake mix, such as devil’s food, carrot, lemon, strawberry, etc.. Store mix in a large zip-lock bag.

To prepare: Combine 3 T. of combined cake mixes with 2 T. water in a mug, ramekin, or small bowl.  Microwave on HIGH for 1 minute. Cool. Top with fruit, icing, whipped cream, ice cream, or whatever your heart desires. Or, forget the toppings and eat plain.

According to food.com, there are 24 -30 servings in the zip-lock bag.

 img_4515 Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Beets

This recipe is from Food Network Magazine:

Peel and cut 1 pound red beets and 1 1/2 pounds sweet potatoes into 3/4-inch chunks. Toss with 2 T. olive oil and 1/4 t. hot paprika. (I don’t use hot paprika so I add a few crushed red pepper flakes instead.) Season with salt and pepper.

Roast at 450 degrees, stirring halfway through, until tender, about 25 minutes. Top with some chopped dill.

Mix 2 T. plain Greek yogurt with 1/4 t. grated lemon zest. Season with salt and pepper and thin with a little water or lemon juice. Serve sauce over the roasted veggies.

To make this into a meal, SEE this similar recipe, The One-Pan Sausage and Root Vegetables … Pork and Sausage Suppers

img_5181Ina Garten’s Sautéed Shredded Brussels Sprouts

img_5182 Sweet Potato and Rice Casserole

img_5183 Greek Orzo Salad