Grilled Radicchio, Romaine & Chicken Salad #FoodieFriday

Yes, you are reading that correctly. It’s not just the chicken that’s grilled, but also the radicchio and romaine! You’ll think it’s crazy, but that slight little char on the green stuff creates an amazing flavor. It takes a little longer to make your salad, but it’s worth the effort. This recipe is for two, so double the greens and/or chicken as necessary.

Ingredients

2 Chicken Breasts – Halved lengthwise
2 tbsp Dijon mustard
2 lemons
1/2 cup olive oil
3 cloves garlic
radicchio head – halved
romaine head – halved
Salt
Shaved parmesan curls (As much as you want)
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Directions

Marinate the chicken breast in the mustard and juice from one lemon. If you can, do this for about an hour.

Oil your grill and pre-heat it.

Rub 1/4 cup olive oil on all sides of the radicchio and romaine heads. Salt, but not too much since the parmesan has a lot of salt. Put a skewer through the 3 garlic cloves.

Place both the radicchio, romaine and skewered garlic on your grill. You want to leave them on there until you get a little bit of char on the leaves and cloves. Maybe 5-10 minutes depending on your grill. Once the first side is grilled, flip on the other side until you get the first bit of char, then remove from heat.

Place the marinated chicken breasts on the grill. I halve them so they will cook faster, but they could dry out, so watch them while you prep the rest of the salad.

Chop the radicchio and romaine and place in bowl. Chop the garlic and add to greens. Sprinkle the chopped walnuts and parmesan curls over the greens. You can make parmesan curls by running your vegetable peeler across a nice chunk of parmesan. Drizzle the remaining 1/4 cup olive oil and the juice of the remaining lemon over the greens.

Once cooked, slice the chicken breasts lengthwise and place over the salad. Voila! A very different salad for you. To change it up, try using blue cheese instead of parmesan and/or add craisins or other fruit. You’ll love it!

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#ThrowbackThursday A Tropical Honeymoon

Wow, it seems like yesterday, but it isn’t! Hubby and I treated ourselves to a honeymoon in Hawaii and had a lovely time. So much so that we did another visit to Hawaii for an anniversary. Our first trip was to Oahu and our second was to Maui. I have to say I liked Oahu a lot better since there was more to do. Hubby and I are not sit by the pool people. We like to see and visit local spots and Oahu certainly had a lot of them. Besides Pearl Harbor, which was an incredibly moving experience, we enjoyed snorkeling in Hanauma Bay and an intimate luau (Just us and 5,000 other close friends!). Okay, it wasn’t 5000, but it certainly wasn’t “intimate.”

Here is a photo of us on that first trip! I think this was on a dinner cruise that we did.
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#FreebieFriday Last Chance for free copy of JUST ONE NIGHT #Military #Romance

Just One Night Sexy Military RomanceGood morning and Happy Friday. It’s Freebie Friday and this is your last chance to download one of few e-copies left of JUST ONE NIGHT.

This is one of my fav stories and the first one in the Take a Chance Military Series. To download your free copy of JUST ONE NIGHT, just go to http://www.instafreebie.com/free/mpx6b.

If you read and enjoy JUST ONE NIGHT, please take a moment to leave a review for me!

#TeaserTuesday Gambling for Love Box Set

I was lucky to get the rights back to THE PRINCE’S GAMBLE and TO CATCH A PRINCESS. These two books are romantic suspense stories with Russian Royalty and set in luxurious casinos in Atlantic City and Monaco. I’ve re-released those two books with new covers and in a box set where you can save on the purchase of both books. Both books are now also available in print:

The Prince’s Gamble Trade Paperback: http://amzn.to/1EfQHDa
To Catch a Princess Trade Paperback: http://amzn.to/1ET3vKK

I’d love to hear what you think about the cover for the box set. Do you like the green or would you rather see a different color/photo on the spine? I’ll be working on a third book in the series – THIEF OF HEARTS – for release in Spring 2016.

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You can purchase the box set at these retailers:

Amazon: http://amzn.to/1ET2Uc9
Barnes & Noble: http://bit.ly/1hb8HUF
iBooks: http://apple.co/1hb8iSi
Kobo: http://bit.ly/1hb8QHH
Oyster: http://bit.ly/1hb8sZZ
Page Foundry: http://bit.ly/1hb8mSb

Today’s teaser is from THE PRINCE’S GAMBLE!

If you can’t see the video below, you can click here to watch.


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THE PRINCE’S GAMBLE Romantic Suspense Help Rebuild the Shore Campaign

These are the old covers!

#AManCandyMonday Bryce Harper Washington Nationals

My Amazin’ Mets may be in the midst of a pennant race with the Washington Nationals, but there is no denying that outfielder Bryce Harper is one delicious piece of Man Candy! Plus, he’s an amazing ball player. in 2012, Bryce was the first rookie ever chosen for the All-Star team and was the National League Rookie of the Year that year. Since then, Bryce has racked up amazing numbers and is considered one of the best in the game.

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If you’d like to see more Bryce, click here to see Bryce on the cover of ESPN magazine!