Wednesday, April 30, 2014

The Little Flame Series is HERE!

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The first THREE novellas in the Little Flame Series are now live on Amazon and Smashwords, and will soon be available on iTunes, Barnes and Noble, and Kobo.
 The Little Flame Series


They say home is where the heart is, but if that’s true, then I’m lost because I have no clue where my heart is, anymore.  I thought I knew—until I met Maximillian.

I was on my way out of the Capital City before the local vampires could catch on to me and let’s just say if that happened then this club dancer would be facing her expiration date.  And that’s when the famous DJ blew into town—and into my head and heart.  He turned all my plans upside down with his sick friend and his electric blue eyes, damn it.

I should have cut bait and run for my life, but I couldn’t abandon someone I could heal—even if it meant the vampires might catch up with me.  Besides, Maximillian smelled familiar, like deep forest and pine needles baked in the sun mixed with that chilly snap of running water and the coolness of twilight. Those things have a smell that adds up to a dream.

You can get lost in that kind of dream. It can fill your mind with ideas and notions you have no business thinking or feeling. Dreams like that make it easy to forget the danger you’re in.

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Monday, April 07, 2014

Recipe of the Week: Chicken and Sweet Pots Stir-Fry

As you may already know, I like to have some one-pan wonders in my recipe box for clean eating.  When I say clean eating, I mean cooking with unprocessed, whole foods.  I may use sauces and flavorings that your strict clean-eaters would never use, but I'm a super busy mom, author, YouTube show host, blogger, yogini, etc. etc. etc.  If I intend to get more than one thing done in a day, I have to find easy, quick ways to feed my family.

My one-pan wonders are fairly balanced with the 3 macro-nutrients:  protein, carbohydrates, and fat.  This one is super simple and I personally love it. And believe it or not, the family likes it, too.  Well, my son can take it or leave it, but he's nine and this one does involve Brussels sprouts.

This is an omnivore dish, but if you're vegan, try substituting tempeh for the chicken and Braggs Liquid Amino Acids for the Worcestershire sauce.  It is super delicious!  I prefer the nuttier flavor of tempeh over tofu, and in this dish, the tempeh will hold its on against the stronger flavors of the Brussels and sweet pots.  Tofu tends to disappear and wimp out against these heavy-weight contenders.

I put the chicken in the crockpot with some Mrs. Dash Chicken seasoning on low in the morning FROZEN.  Seriously, by the time you're ready to dice up the ingredients and stir-fry, the chicken will be perfect.

Here's the list of Ingredients:

1 lb. Skinless, boneless baked chicken breast, diced
12 oz. steamed sweet potatoes, diced
12 oz. steamed, fresh Brussels sprouts, quartered
1-3 tbls. Mrs. Dash Chicken Seasoning
1-3 Tbls. Worcestershire sauce
3 scallions, thinly sliced

The morning of:   place the chicken in the crock pot on low. Sprinkle with Mrs. Dash and add 1/2 cup of water.  30 minutes before you want to serve dinner, remove chicken from crock pot and allow to cool.  Obviously, if you are using tempeh, you can skip this step. ;-)

If the sweet pots are large, quarter them before steaming for 5 minutes in the microwave. Hint: buy the sweet pots in the steam-able bag.  Perfect amount, easy prep.

While sweet pots steam, wash and quarter the Brussels.  Then, steam for 5 minutes in microwave or stove top.

While Brussels are steaming, chop chicken and sweet pots into bite size pieces and slice your scallions.  Heat olive oil in skillet on medium-high and add all ingredients, except chicken.  Add Worcestershire sauce and stir fry until lightly browned.  Add chicken for last couple minutes.

Serve hot and be amazed at how the flavors complement each other.  Seriously good.

Seriously easy clean eating.

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Nell Massler is a powerful witch from an ancient magical family. Before she was eighteen years old, she attempted murder—not once, but twice. Committed to a psych ward, she tried to right her wrongs and almost lost her life. While she’s deep in a coma, Caruthers Initiative Institute develops a vested interest in waking Nell—and offering her a chance at redemption. Nell is given a fresh start in exchange for saving her fellow agent, Rafe Brooks. Keeping him alive and in hiding will require every ounce of her extraordinary abilities. Not falling head over heels for the sexy mind manipulator will take a miracle. It's when they uncover a plot to destroy the world that Nell will be put to the test... will she choose Rafe and to do the right thing? Or will she succumb to the temptation of evil yet again?  

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Tawdra Kandle has been a writer since the invention of the pen. Her first published work appeared in Child's Life -2magazine when she was 13. After a brief, thirty-year hiatus, she published a young adult quartet, The King Series. More recently, she's released both adult and New Adult contemporary and paranormal romance novels. Tawdra lives in central Florida with her husband and children, of both skin and fur types. And yes, she has purple hair.
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