Monday, August 17, 2015

A Healthy Recipe and some News!

Hi, all!

It seems like once a month is about how often I'll be posting here.
But I wanted to share a few things with you:

1) Had a BLAST at the RWA convention.
One of the things that is so cool is meeting people you interact with online on a daily or weekly basis and then putting an actual face and body with that name. There are REAL people out there! Fancy that. LOL

2) I'm taking my health kick up a notch and have been recently doing a program called PiYo--which is a combination of Pilates and Yoga. Now, I'll be honest. I hate Pilates and I hate Yoga. But I LOVE this workout. It helps me work on flexibility in a fun way. I feel really great!

3) I've been eating a lot of granola with Greek yogurt, so I decided to make my own granola because I often wished certain ingredients were in what I was having. Well, lucky you, I'm sharing my kick-butt recipe. I will even snack on it by the handful.

6 cups organic rolled oats
1/3 c brown sugar
1/3 c maple syrup
1/2 tsp salt
1 TBsp vanilla
1/2 c coconut flakes
1/2 c craisins
1TBsp grapeseed oil
1/2 c dried apricots (diced)
1/4 c wheat germ
1/4c dried apple chips
1/4 cup chia seeds
1/2 c sprouted pumpkin seeds
1/2 c sprouted sunflower seeds

Preheat oven to 325
In a microwave glass bowl, combine sugar, syrup, oil, salt and vanilla. Microwave for about a minute or so until sugar dissolved. Combine with rolled oats until well-coated and add half of coconut. Spread evenly onto sprayed baking sheets in a single layer. Bake about 25-30 min, stirring every 5 min or so until oats are lightly golden.
Remove from oven and cool slightly for 5-10 min. Add fruit, seeds and rest of coconut. When completely cool, store in tight container.

4) Lastly, I finally have a release date for
     October 12, 2015!!!


Actually, I just received my cover and will reveal it here next Monday, AUGUST 24TH!! (Newsletter subscribers will see it on Sunday)

It's awesome!
Because I'm so excited, I will be having a little TWITTER promo to go along with it NEXT MONDAY.
Very easy. Every time you tweet my cover, you'll be entered for a chance to win some prizes. I will pick THREE WINNERS. (Details next week!)
1: $25 Amazon or BN GC
2: $5 Amazon or BN GC
3:An Ebook of any of my backlist titles


And that's all from me.
See you next week!!

1 comment:

Carol Kilgore said...

I'm sharing your granola recipe. It sounds like a winner. Great news about your release date, and I'm looking forward to seeing the cover.