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Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Let's Eat! Time Travellers Soup #scifi #timetravel #romance #giveaway

This month Audra Middleton has invited authors like me to share literary inspired recipes with their fans. Be sure to enter the giveaway and check out as many authors and recipes as you can!

My contribution to the hop is a recipe for Time Travellers Soup aka Throw In Anything Vegetable Soup, inspired by Keir (Book One of Redemption). My characters are both time travellers, hence the name. The soup is actually in the story, though my heroine refers to it just as plain old vegetable soup, but it's one of the few things I can cook--it's sooooo easy. It's also quick, healthy, filling, and uses up any random odd vegetables you have lying around that you don't want to go to waste. Even my kids will eat this (as long as I don't tell my 11yo there are parsnips or sweet potatoes in it, shhh!).

Thrown in Anything Vegetable Soup

Ingredients:
Cooking oil
1 onion, red or white
Mixed root vegetables of your choice (sweet potato, potato, squash, pumpkin, leek, peppers, carrots, parsnips, swede etc)
Bag of leaf salad (kale is currently my favourite, though you could use spinach, rocket, mixed leaf etc)
Lentils if you like them
Water
Vegetable stock cubes


Method:
1. Take a large cooking pot/saucepan, and pour in enough oil to cover the bottom. Add one chopped onion (and sliced leek and/or pepper if using)
2. Chop/dice your mixed root vegetables (the smaller the pieces the quicker they will cook, and the less household energy you'll use!). I generally chop enough to half fill my big soup pot.
3. Gently fry the onion until soft, then add your chopped root vegetables and make sure they're all coated in the oil. Leave to sweat on a low heat with the lid on for ten minutes.
4. Add enough water to just cover the root veg, plus a stock cube, and lentils if you want them. Then add enough leaf vegetable to fill the rest of the pot to the rim (this will then steam cook, preserving the goodness!).
5. Bring to the boil, then reduce to a simmer and cook until all the root vegetables are soft. Blend to your preferred consistency. 

This is a great way to use up odd vegetables, and easy enough that most people can cook it (well, I manage, lol). 


As part of the Let's Eat! Blog Hop, I'm giving away an ebook of Keir as part of the rafflecopter, but you can also check out the free books listed in the left hand sidebar of my blog for more reading fodder. 
A Science Fiction Romance Novel
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Blurb:
A demon waiting to die...
An outcast reviled for his discolored skin and rumors of black magic, Keirlan de Corizi sees no hope for redemption. Imprisoned beneath the palace that was once his home, the legendary 'Blue Demon of Adalucien' waits for death to finally free him of his curse. But salvation comes in an unexpected guise.

A woman determined to save him.
Able to cross space and time with a wave of her hand, Tarquin Secker has spent eternity on a hopeless quest. Drawn by a compulsion she can't explain, she risks her apparent immortality to save Keir, and offers him sanctuary on her home-world, Lyagnius. But Quin has secrets of her own.

When Keir mistakenly unleashes the dormant alien powers within him and earns exile from Lyagnius, Quin chooses to stand by him. Can he master his newfound abilities in time to save Quin from the darkness that seeks to possess her?

Book One of the Redemption series and part of the Travellers Universe. Previously released by Lyrical Press Inc. 7th May 2012
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GIVEAWAY

And now you've feasted your eyes on both my offerings on this blog hop, why not jump along to the next one here?:
Olga Godim:

If you've missed any of the other blogs on the hop, here's the complete list:
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Olga Godim:
Susan Stec:
Joyce Proell:
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8 comments:

  1. I've never tried a blended soup - what a great way to get veggies in my kids! Thanks for participating!

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  2. The soup sounds great. I love lentils, and kale is one of my favorite leafy greens. Just had a handful of kale in my morning smoothie, in fact. :-)

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  3. Great recipe. I love vegetable soups, but I've never tried one with kale. Time to try.

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  4. Hi, why do you blend the soup?

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    1. Hi Mary,

      Well, I'm not a huge fan of lumpy soup - I prefer it smooth (and it stops my monsters from maybe picking out any veggies they don't like). And I prefer all the flavours mixed up too.

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  5. This sounds like the way I cook! Yum - I love blended soups!

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  6. Looks delicious! Can't wait to give it a try!

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  7. This sounds like a wonderfully healthy soup. Thanks for the recipe and the giveaway!

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