Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Elizabeth Seckman's Here and Talking Food!



 Today, we welcome the wonderful Elizabeth Seckman to the blog! Elizabeth is in the middle of her blog tour for Healing Summer, so I'll hand over to her to talk about one of my favourite things - food!

Book Blurb:

Maybe Love, Not Time, Heals All Wounds

Ditched at the altar…biopsied for cancer…Mollie Hinkle is having a bona fide bitch of a summer. When
life sucks so hard it takes your breath away, what's a girl to do? Pack a bag, grab a few friends, and
leave the past and the worry in the rear view mirror. What wounds can’t be healed by a drive across
the Heartland, where quarter flips at cross roads determine the route and the future? All roads lead to
Craig, the second son and bad boy of the haughty Coulter line. Has fate brought her to the miniscule
Montana town to find happily ever after or will it just break her heart?

“Healing Summer” is the second book in the Coulter Men Series.

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Hello Kyra!!!
You asked me to be a free spirit…to write about whatever is on my mind.
Welp, that’s usually food.
So, let’s talk food.
First up is straight from HEALING SUMMER!
Mollie makes Craig a Mollie special.
It’s basically an Italian sub, but since Mollie is from the Northeast, she calls it a grinder.
And they’re easy:
Layer to your liking on a loaf of Italian bread: hard salami, ham, sandwich pepperoni, and bologna. Then add cheese (provolone, mozzarella are my first picks). Top with lettuce, tomato, banana peppers, onions, black olives, pickles, green peppers…ah heck just throw any and all veggies on there you like! Then smother in mayo and Italian dressing. Wrap it up in tin foil and bake in the oven. How long you ask? I never timed one. I usually pull it out when it starts to smell good and the cheese is melty.
Okay, so this is ripped right from the Italian restaurant down the street and nothing new.
But the side is my own (at least I had never had it before!)
I wanted an alternative to nachos and cheese…and I wanted to up my family’s intake of wonderfully healthy black beans.  
This is so easy and delicious…even my pickiest eater loves it!
Drain and rinse 1 can of black beans. Pour them in a blender. Add to the beans 1 package of fat free cream cheese and about 6 ounces of salsa (I just pour half of the big jar…I’m not really a measurer!) and blend it all together. Use as a dip for tortilla chips. So, hey it won’t qualify as health food, but it beats the standard junk!
Thanks for having me over Kyra. Now, I must go. I need lunch.

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Hee hee, who's hungry? :D



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37 comments:

  1. That's an immense sandwich, Elizabeth - I'm not sure could eat all of that - a great sharing meal!

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    1. LOL. I guess I should have said, you cut it into six pieces. I left that part out. Which is why I would never write a cook book!!

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  2. Hi Elizabeth - that sound (reads?) delicious!

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  3. Ladies and Gentleman,

    I present to you.... the Seckman Sandwich... Order alone and share with many friends :)

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    1. I left that very important piece of information out...though my boys swear they could eat a whole one all by themselves!

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    2. Yep, I forgot to add that! It's meant to be cut and shared. :/

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  4. Yes, you definitely have me craving italian subs and that taco dip sounds sensational! doesn't help that I'm seven months pregnant right now. I'm sure my hubs wont mind a run for tortilla chips...:) And congrats on your new release! I love me some contemp romance so this sounds right up my alley

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    1. Yep, send him out. Black beans are good for baby!

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    2. Tell him to get going...black beans are good for baby!

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  5. I just had some lunch, but it wasn't as yummy as that grinder sounds!

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  6. God, that grinder sounds awesome. I want one now.
    Interesting book, Elizabeth! :D

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    1. And they're easy to make. I only like easy!

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  7. I'm not much of a grinder fan but my significant other is and yeah, now he's hungry.

    Best of luck with the book, Elizabeth!

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    1. Thanks MJ! Tell him they're easy enough for a hungry man to cook too ;)

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  8. I think we all are hungry after that description. It sounds much better than the smoothie I just had.

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    1. I tried so hard to like smoothies, but I am a failure! Yes, it sounds better than a smoothie!

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  9. I *heart* authors who talk food :-)

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    1. Too bad I have broccoli planned for dinner :(

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  11. Now I'm hungry for a sandwich. Thanks for sharing that with us!

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  12. Yummy--the post and all that mention of food, especially the salami, cheese!

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    1. If I can't be skinny, I want the whole world to be chubby with me!!

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  13. Okay, now I want chips and dip! These are really great Elizabeth, thanks for sharing.

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    1. That dip is good. Get the Tostitoes that can be used like a scoop. That's best!

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  14. Wow, this sounds so good. The book too! :D Gahhhh, It's past 11pm over here and now I'm so hungry for a sandwich.... :P

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  15. Now I'm hungry! LOL.

    You girls are GREAT. :D

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