6 October 2014

Mix Up Some Romance Bloghop (Oct 3-10 2014)

For this hop, I’ll be posting the vegan curry recipe used by Don in Vegan-licious Omega (Wolves of New Haven, #2), my latest m/m paranormal romance novelette from Evernight Publishing.

I'm also giving out an ebook copy of Vegan-licious Omega, so remember to enter your name in the giveaway.

30-Minute Vegan Coconut Curry
Text & Photo Credits: Minimalist Baker 
For the Curry:
1 Tbsp coconut or olive oil
1 small onion, diced
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 Tbsp fresh grated ginger (or 1 tsp ground)
1/2 cup broccoli florets (or green bell pepper), diced
1/2 cup diced carrots
1/4 cup diced tomato
1/3 cup snow peas (loosely cut)
1 Tbsp curry powder
pinch cayenne or 1 dried red chili, diced (optional for heat)
2 cans light coconut milk (sub full fat for richer texture)
1 cup veggie stock
Sea salt and black pepper
For the Coconut Quinoa:
1 can (14 oz) light coconut milk
1 cup quinoa, rinsed in a fine mesh strainer*
1 Tbsp agave nectar (optional)

For Serving:
Fresh lemon juice, cilantro, mint and/or basil, red pepper flake

1. If serving with coconut quinoa, begin by washing thoroughly in a fine mesh strainer. Add to a medium saucepan over medium heat and toast for 3 minutes. Add 1 can light coconut milk and 1/2 cup water. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to simmer, cover and cook for 15 minutes or until the quinoa is light, fluffy and the liquid is absorbed. Set aside until serving.

2. In the meantime, heat a large saucepan or pot to medium heat and add 1 Tbsp coconut oil. Add the onion, garlic, ginger, carrot, broccoli and a pinch each salt and pepper and stir. Cook, stirring frequently, until softened – about 5 minutes.

3. Add curry powder, cayenne (or chili pepper), veggie stock, coconut milk, another healthy pinch of salt and stir. Bring to a simmer then reduce heat slightly and continue cooking for 10-15 minutes.

4. Add the snow peas and tomatoes in the last 5 minutes so they don’t overcook.

5. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed.

6. Serve over coconut quinoa and garnish with fresh lemon juice and herbs.

Being a vegan werewolf and an Omega submissive to most powerful pack in the country isn’t easy, but Ricky Starr refuses to change who he is. When he’s given an impossible task, Ricky does it anyway.

The last thing he expects to find in New Haven is the frighteningly dominant Donnie Mills. Don isn’t what Ricky expects in a mate, but it’s hard to find a man capable of keeping his heart captive while being able to whip up a great vegetarian curry at the same time.

When Don catches a strange wolf sniffing around his town, it’s his job to investigate. To his relief, Ricky isn’t a threat, only an abused wolf who likes to tumble in his sheets. When the vegan werewolf unintentionally begins to rub his unique scent all over him, Don realizes that he’s sick of dalliances. He wants to play for keeps.

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