Authors in Bloom “hop on in”

Welcome to this stop on the 6th Annual
Authors in Bloom blog hop!

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I’m an about-to-be self-published romance author.
I have a holiday collection of short stories scheduled for October and am working out the logistics for the release of Protective, the first in the Legatum series– a new wolf-shifter series.

I write steamy hot paranormal and contemporary romance. My heroes are always heroic, and my damsels are never in distress–they get themselves out usually.

I hope you take a few minutes to check out some of my other posts, and author interviews.


The blog hop participation list is at the end of this post


The giveaway participation info is at the end, after the recipe.


My gardening tip:

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Hire someone. I have a black thumb, if you want to kill a plant, give it to me. It’s not because I don’t like plants, I would love to be able to grow and cultivate plants, I’m just really bad at it.


My recipe:

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Rutabaga and Turkey Bacon Hash

This recipe is Paleo friendly, and gluten free. I have no idea if it would work with regular bacon since I am allergic to pork I’ve never tried. I can’t see why it wouldn’t work.

There is a lot of chopping involved, I make this in advance and heat it up on the stove (not a microwave). I like to serve this with poached eggs.

Ingredients:

ingredients

  • small 4” rutabaga
  • 1 large or two medium yellow onions
  • olive oil
  • package turkey bacon
  • 2 to 3 apples, that are good to cook with– I typically use Golden Delicious, Honeycrisps, or Gala because that’s what we typically have on the counter at home
  • Salt, pepper, garlic to taste (I use pre-minced garlic in oil, garlic powder would also work)

rutabaga

Peel and dice rutabaga- you want your dice sizes on the small side
(1/4 to 1/2 inch)

In a large pan, boil diced rutabaga in about an inch of water (or slightly more) until water is gone

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Dice the rest of the ingredients while rutabaga cooks- you want your dice sizes small (1/4inch)

When the water is all cooked off, turn burner temp to medium, drizzle about a tablespoon or 2 of olive oil over the rutabaga, and stir, making sure the oil gets onto the pan.

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Add the diced onions and the diced bacon.

Add salt, pepper, and garlic to taste.

Stir so ingredients don’t stick to pan.

Cook until onions are translucent and bacon is almost crispy.

Add apples last, turn heat down to simmer. Continue to cook until apples are soft, but not mushy.

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Giveaway fun!

This stop is part of the big giveaway promotion hosted by Dianne Venetta. The giveaway portion is open from March 27 until April 5.
I am giving away a $10 Amazon gift card (USD). Since this is delivered via email, it’s available internationally.

To enter, please follow me on one of these:

Remember to return to the blog hop main page and enter to win the big prize by April 7!!


Participating Blogs!

17 thoughts on “Authors in Bloom “hop on in””

  1. Thank you for the Hop. I love rutabagas in my mashed potatoes, too. Yum!! Following on facebook and twitter. Thank you again. catwoman-1(at)comcast(dot)net

  2. Thanks for participating this hop!! It is one of my favorites during the year.

    Your recipe looks very good and tasty and would definitely be good with a breakfast!!

    I followed all four ways!!

    Judy Cox
    ladymagnolia99—magnolias_1(at)msn(dot)com

  3. Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth(at)bookattict(dot)comb (subscribed)

    Following on Facebook: Elizabeth Hyatt (BookAttict)
    or Twitter: @BookAttict
    Instagram: @bookattict

  4. Following on Facebook as Emily Smith and following on Instagram as @emilyt1218. Thanks for the chance! turtleemiwee(at)hotmail(dot)com

  5. Following via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and subscribed to your newsletter! Thanks for the recipe and the giveaway! 💖
    bunnyclem(at)gmail(dot)com

  6. thanks for the recipe. I followed you by twitter and instagram and signed up for your newsletter. vipersweb (at) gmail (dot) com

  7. I want to thank everyone who left a comment!
    I hope you check back with my blog regularly. Keep an eye out on those media outlets, I will have release dates for Protective and the The Twelve Strippers of Christmas very soon.

    To select my winner: I will assign a number (in order of comment) and use a random number generator. I will post the winner and contact them on Friday April 7.
    Good Luck!

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