Another Mini-Casserole

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One advantage to being married to a British man:  TEA!


This loose-leaf Earl Grey is so delicious.  I don’t know where he got it from (I’m guessing from the shop Mum’s Pantry, which is – amazingly – free!), but it’s so good.


I’ve inhaled two cups so far!


For lunch, I got creative with the leftovers from yesterday’s lunch.


I’m really getting into mini-casseroles, aren’t I?  They are just so cute and convenient; plus, it’s nice not to be stuck with 6 days worth of leftover casserole.


I used yesterday’s brown rice and stir fry tofu as the base for this dish.


I combined:


  • About 3/4 cup brown rice
  • 1/2 package of pre-cubed super firm tofu, cooked
  • 1 diced carrot
  • 1/4 cup shredded broc
  • 2 tablespoons plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheese
  • Pepper


And then I smushed everything into a small dish and baked for 30 minutes at 375.  Divine!  I’m starting to carb-load (and hydrate!) for tomorrow race, so this meal was perfect.


Back to writing I go!




  • I finally added a Recipes page to the blog.  I have never organized my recipes, so they just get lost in the 1,700+ posts I’ve created.  I’m starting to add my favorites to the tab at the top of the blog called Recipes.  My favorite way to cook tofu is listed under the Lunches/Dinners tab!
  • I updated the Puppies page!  The doggies are looking super cute today.
  • It won’t stop raining!  Eck! 🙁


  • Mama Pea December 4, 2009, 12:34 pm

    Casseroles? Tea? Pictures of your puppies? Grandma, is that you??? 😉

  • Sarah @ The Foodie Diaries December 4, 2009, 12:36 pm

    I really need baby casserole dishes so I can try this! I haaaate making ginorm ones and eating the same thing for a whole week.

  • Ali @ Food, Fitness, Fashion December 4, 2009, 12:37 pm

    That casserole looks great…yum, yum! Love the new puppy pics! Awwww, they are so cute!

  • Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) December 4, 2009, 12:38 pm

    I need a mini casserole dish so I can try this too! I actually really enjoy casseroles.

  • megan December 4, 2009, 12:43 pm

    mini casseroles are a great idea. although i love the leftovers, so i’d be sad without any

  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is December 4, 2009, 12:45 pm

    This casserole looks so yummy! I have some mini dishes but rarely make mini casseroles.

  • Evan Thomas December 4, 2009, 12:47 pm

    I’ll be keeping an eye on that recipe page 🙂

  • Kat (kats daily plate) December 4, 2009, 12:47 pm

    That looks so good- you are so creative with your casseroles!

  • Tiffany December 4, 2009, 12:47 pm

    The puppy pictures are sooooo cute!!! Also, your tea sounds pretty amazing, I love tea with all of my heart!

  • Karla December 4, 2009, 12:50 pm

    I’ve been thinking about casserole all day long for reason! Funny you had it for lunch. I think I’m going to invest in a mini casserole dish for individual servings!

  • alli December 4, 2009, 12:50 pm

    oh goodie! recipe pages are my favorite. what a great way to get another meal out of yesterdays! you rock! remember-dont eat anything new tonight 🙂 and good luck on your race!

  • Anne P December 4, 2009, 12:51 pm

    Oh how I love tea.

    Also, YAY recipes page!!! I hate when someone blogs about a great recipe and then I can never find it again 🙂

  • VeggieGirl December 4, 2009, 12:51 pm

    Love the tea mug, puppy photos, and colorful casserole!

    Good luck with the writing and with tomorrow’s race!

  • Allison December 4, 2009, 12:54 pm

    Question: what kind of warm-up do you do before your races?

    • Caitlin December 4, 2009, 1:03 pm

      i stretch and jog in place!

  • Jessica December 4, 2009, 12:57 pm

    ok catlin,
    I bought tofu…now what do i do with it????

    I am trying to learn to eat new things….help it scares me!!! haha.

    • Caitlin December 4, 2009, 1:04 pm

      the perfect tofu recipe is a good starter!

  • Laura @ FindingAHealthyBalance...after a 100+ POUND weight loss! December 4, 2009, 12:58 pm

    Oh, tell me about it! It looks like “snow” out there which I love, if I was at home, not at work and having to drive on the roads…….=( Rain, Rain GO AWAY!

  • Jenna December 4, 2009, 12:59 pm

    looks great! i am glad you added a recipe page!

  • Julie @ Peanut Butter Fingers December 4, 2009, 1:02 pm

    oooh mini casseroles are a great idea. i wish i was at home at lunchtime to make one today!

  • Lianna December 4, 2009, 1:05 pm

    Yay! I’m so glad to see a Recipes page!

  • Hethir December 4, 2009, 1:07 pm

    Your doggies are so cute. James is a very handsome dog 🙂

  • Matt December 4, 2009, 1:12 pm

    Good luck tomorrow 🙂

  • Mica December 4, 2009, 1:28 pm

    Ah, I love Earl Grey! It’s probably my favorite tea. In fact, I’m drinking some now. Jealous of the British tea source in your life.

    Good luck on your race!!

  • brandi December 4, 2009, 1:32 pm

    mini casseroles are the best! and so easy.

  • Carolyn December 4, 2009, 1:34 pm

    I’m gonna have to get some of those mini casserole dishes. Maybe TJ Maxx has some.

  • amanda@thegrainsofparadise December 4, 2009, 1:40 pm

    Love the casserole ideas….Perfect for leftovers! Looks like I need to head to Pier 1 soon:-) Aloha

  • Bonnie December 4, 2009, 1:43 pm

    I LOVE Taylors & Harrogate Teas!!! I found them after a trip to Betty’s Tea House in York England. Most of the time I order off the website, but sometimes you can find the teas in grocery stores like Fresh Market. I’m going to make a cup of the China Rose Tea now that I’ve seen your cup 🙂

  • Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg December 4, 2009, 1:45 pm

    I love casseroles– such comfort food!

    Good luck writing!

  • Dee December 4, 2009, 1:45 pm

    Oh dear. Tea. Earl Grey. You have my attention. 😛

    By the way I love your Mug and Strainer. Would you mind sharing where you got them? Thanks in advance!

    • Caitlin December 4, 2009, 1:50 pm

      mug = i “borrowed” the mug from a frat party my freshman year of college. 😉

      strainer = the husband got it from a tea shop called Tea Infusion.

      • Dee December 4, 2009, 1:56 pm

        lol! lovely! thanks for the quick reply. I’ve got to go and google Tea infusion now. 🙂

  • Shannon (The Daily Balance) December 4, 2009, 1:52 pm

    fantastic looking casserole!

    Happy writing!

  • Katie December 4, 2009, 2:00 pm

    VERY creative and good looking!

    Check out my blog if you have a chance! Giveaways and workout music!


  • Erin December 4, 2009, 2:07 pm

    I love tea! One of my favorite things about living and working in the UK was afternoon tea breaks — everyone did it! 😀 I’m sipping a divine cup of organic Ruby Red chai from Trader Joe’s right now.

  • Anne Marie@ New Weigh of Life December 4, 2009, 2:16 pm

    Looks awesome! I can’t get into tea no matter how much I try.

  • Sarah @ See Sarah Eat December 4, 2009, 2:19 pm

    I love the mini casseroles! Hoping the rain clears out for you 🙂

  • Janna December 4, 2009, 2:26 pm

    That casserole looks really good!

    Love Earl Grey tea… especially as a London Fog (earl grey with steamed milk and vanilla) YUM!

  • Kristie Lynn December 4, 2009, 2:40 pm

    I love the idea of the mini casserole – I would have to get some cute mini dishes first though to bake them in!

  • Lizzy December 4, 2009, 2:40 pm

    I love Earl Grey tea! i just had a huge mug full the other night! I’ve never had loose leaf tea though, how do you make that? do you make your own tea bag?

  • Julie @savvyeats December 4, 2009, 2:56 pm

    The mini casseroles are cute!

    And perfect since I’ll be living alone all next semester. Except I don’t have a mini casserole dish… I’ll have to try to find one…

  • ashleigh December 4, 2009, 3:10 pm

    i love mum’s pantry- the prices are so great there 🙂

    good luck writing!

  • Brittney December 4, 2009, 3:24 pm

    Your casserole looks so yummy 🙂

  • Emily Eats and Exercises December 4, 2009, 4:42 pm

    I just made your perfect tofu the other day. It was…perfect! Looking forward to the race recap. Good luck.

  • Michelle@eatingjourney December 4, 2009, 4:46 pm

    yeah I am glad that you have a recipes tab. It’s fun to have, because you can go back and not have to search for them.

  • Lee December 4, 2009, 4:48 pm

    Hope it stops raining for your race!

    Does the husband have a British accent?

    • Caitlin December 4, 2009, 5:50 pm

      yup 🙂

  • Katie December 4, 2009, 5:19 pm

    That looks so good! I may have to make it! I need to go buy tofu I miss it.

    Hope it stops raining for you. Rain is no fun neither is the cold here :/

  • Hillary @ Nutrition Nut on the Run December 4, 2009, 5:53 pm

    I have a new found passion for tea, especially GREEN – yum!

  • Maria December 4, 2009, 6:17 pm

    I’m going to check out your recipes tab. I’m always looking for good , easy healthy recipes.

  • whitney December 4, 2009, 6:26 pm

    good luck on your race tom! Also, your recipe page is awesome. I love how you have a picture next to each of your recipes it really adds something special.

  • Tammy (Defining Wellness) December 4, 2009, 6:28 pm

    I love the mini casserole idea!!

  • GirlonRaw December 4, 2009, 7:01 pm

    Hiya Caitlin

    I was recently awarded a blog award and have passed it onto you 🙂

    Still loving your posting 🙂

  • Samantha December 4, 2009, 7:28 pm

    My pups have the same blanket! 🙂

  • Nicole, MS, RD, LD December 4, 2009, 7:30 pm

    Have fun carbo-loading! Your mini casseroles are too cute!! And very creative!

    I look forward to perusing your recipes : )

  • Cynthia (It All Changes) December 4, 2009, 8:07 pm

    Some of my best teas are from England. I miss buying them more often. Mum’s Pantry sounds like an awesome place to shop 🙂

  • Lauren December 4, 2009, 8:27 pm

    Hey Caitlin, I read your tweet and I don’t have Twitter so I’ll just respond here: DON’T worry about the self-doubt and anxiety! Treat the feeling as any old random thought that comes into your mind. Just accept that you had that thought and say “So what?” (That’s enough from my inner yogi.) You’re clearly qualified, driven, and charismatic. You deserve this book and everything else. In any case, you were blessed with the life you have, and whether you “deserved” it or not doesn’t even really matter. Things don’t have to make sense and there’s no clear way that your life is supposed to unfold 🙂 Screw being ready or deserving. You have to live it, and you better because you’re good at it!

    • caitlin December 4, 2009, 9:47 pm

      thank you 🙂 i appreciate that a LOT

  • Tania @ Moment Anew December 4, 2009, 8:59 pm

    Love the mini casseroles!!! Great idea! 🙂

  • Jolene ( December 5, 2009, 1:32 am

    I would take the rain over the FREEZING cold here!

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