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#MotivationMonday Meets #ManCandy

I am just back from the Fall in Love with New England Conference and I had a blast. I’ll share some photos later in the week!

Today I have with me my friend LG O’Connor who is providing an excellent mix of Motivation meeting Man Candy. How did I get to that? Well, lots of us need motivation to get cooking and what better way to inspire us than Man Candy in the kitchen? LOL!

So here is some info on my friend’s latest project: A recipe book by the hero of her novel, Caught up in RAINE!

Please welcome LG O’Connor and Raine!

Recipes from Raine’s Roost
“One Guy’s Guide to Saving the Day with Food”

I’m super excited to announce the release of the Recipes from Raine’s Roost color cookbook on October 24th! This book is based on Raine’s guest run on USA TODAY’s Happy Ever After blog.
Super Cool Offer!

I released the Kindle version of Recipes from Raine’s Roost TODAY (October 16th) for a pre-launch price of $0.99 cents now through the October 24th launch date just for this offer. (Regular Retail price $2.99).

That’s it! One of my friends is buying 10 of them to use as gifts for the Holidays! Makes an especially nice gift for that special someone who tends to set off the fire alarm when anywhere near a kitchen…
ORDER NOW: https://www.amazon.com/Recipes-Raines-Jillians-Kitchen-Caught-ebook/dp/B0764LQQQC/ 

Book Description:
For the record, this cookbook was Jillian’s idea. So was the hashtag, #hotguycooks. She thought I should share my mad cooking skills with the world. Well, maybe not the whole world, but people like me who have partners with an aversion to kitchens. We can’t let them starve, can we?

For those of you who don’t know me, when I first met Jillian all she had in her fridge was a jug of water, a jar of mustard and a half loaf of bread. Her freezer was empty except for an old bag of ice. I thought, “Damn, what does this woman eat?” Now I’m the only thing standing between real food and Jillian living on a steady diet of yogurt, cold cereal, and chocolate.

This isn’t your ordinary cookbook. It’s more like a medley of favorite recipes, some seasonal, all done Raine-style. Check ’em out. I skew toward organic when it comes to ingredients, and where I can, I substitute a healthy option. #sorrynotsorry. Most of my recipes come with tips, advice, and a small slice of my life with Jillian. The goal: to make you look like a culinary rock star to your significant other. So, come on, step inside the Roost. Poke around and see what’s cooking. Pull up a chair and hang out. The kitchen’s open.

~Raine

Raine MacDonald is the sexy hero of the award-winning Caught Up in RAINE, the first novel in the Caught Up in Love series by L.G. O’Connor. Raine’s recipes were first seen as posts on USA Today’s Happy Ever After blog. Follow Raine on Twitter at @Raines_Roost, and check out L.G. O’Connor and her other books at lgoconnor.com 

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#WriteWed We’d Rather Be #Writing #Recipes

RatherBeWritingI want to thank my friend Lois Winston for rounding up a group of author friends to share time saving recipes and other tips to help you stay organized.

My recipe in the book combines a number of very healthy elements and you can change it up in a variety of ways with whatever you may have handy. Plus, you can use it as a side dish or make it a hearty meal by pairing it with some nice crusty bread. I like to fry an egg and put it over the dish to make it a main meal.

If you like this recipe, please check out the others in We’d Rather Be Writing: 88 Authors Share Timesaving Dinner Recipes and Other Tips. It’s a total bargain at only #99cents!

Swiss Chard with Chorizo and Cannellini Beans

Ingredients

2 pounds Swiss Chard chopped
1 cup cured chorizos chopped
1 small onion chopped
1 clove garlic chopped
1 tbsp olive oil
1 can (14 ounces give or take) white cannellini beans, drained and rinsed

Preparation

Place olive oil in skillet and heat the oil. Add chorizo and cook on medium heat.

While chorizo is cooking, wash Swiss Chard, dry, and remove larger tougher stems. Chop.

When chorizo is browned, remove from heat and add onion, garlic and Swiss Chard. Wilt the chard and let any juice from the greens evaporate a bit.

Add beans and toss to heat. Add the cooked chorizo to the greens and beans. Salt and pepper to taste. You may want to give it another drizzle of olive oil at the end. Total prep time is about 20-30 minutes and the above will serve two people as a main dish or 4 as a side dish.

Variations

Instead of the chorizo, try bacon, prosciutto, kielbasa or ham.

Instead of the Swiss Chard, substitute spinach, mustard greens, kale or escarole.

To bulk up the dish as a main meal, cube potatoes or sweet potatoes and cook along with the chorizo. Remove before adding the greens so the cubes will stay crunchy and then add back after you’ve warmed the beans.

Feeling in a soup kind of mood? Heat chicken broth, place the chorizo, greens and beans in a bowl and add a few ladles of broth to the bowl.

Voila, a dish that can have a myriad of variations! We call dishes like this refrigerator-cleaners in our house, but we also call them something else: Tasty! I hope you enjoyed this recipe from We’d Rather Be Writing: 88 Authors Share Timesaving Dinner Recipes and Other Tips.
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