Like most of you, we’re still at home riding out the current virus situation. I’m doing most of the cooking, including testing some new recipes. Here’s one Norman and I both liked. When you can come up with a salad a guy will enjoy as a main dish, it’s always a good day.
2 to 3 main dish servings
In my search for something new, I started putting this salad together and was delighted with the results. It’s hearty enough for a main dish. If you are making the salad in winter, it’s best with halved cherry or grape tomatoes. For the pepperoni, I used a package of thin slices and cut them into strips.
3 tablespoons good quality olive oil
2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
3 tablespoons sliced green onions or chives
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil leaves, optional
1 15-ounce can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
1 cup chopped fresh tomato (or halved cherry tomatoes)
3/4 cup shredded reduced-fat mozzarella cheese
1/3 cup chopped pepperoni
4 cups sliced romaine leaves
In a salad bowl, stir together olive oil, vinegar, and spices until well combined. Add all remaining ingredients and toss to combine. Serve at once or chill, covered, in the refrigerator for several hours before serving.
I’ve recently changed some of my book covers. Here’s the new cover of On Edge, the prequel to my Decorah Security Series. When I first started writing the series, Frank Decorah, the head of the agency wasn’t the focus of the books. But after a few books had come out, readers asked me about his story. I told it in On Edge, which explains why he’s so interested in paranormal cases and why he often has almost uncanny insights. It all started when he was at the Naval Medical Center recovering from a serious injury–and gets drawn into the other-worldly experience that leads into the relationship most important in his life. I keep On Edge perma-free so readers can easily get into the story.
NY Times & USA Today best-seller, Rebecca York, is the author of over 150 books. She has written paranormal romantic thrillers for Berkley and romantic thrillers for Harlequin Intrigue. Her new romantic-suspense series, Decorah Security, is set at a detective agency where agents have paranormal powers or work paranormal cases. She also writes an Off-World series where each story is a science fiction romance taking place on a distant planet in the far future.