Hello! I’m Ruth Kaufman, author of medievals and humorous contemporaries. Thank you for stopping by and participating in the Authors in Bloom Hop, where from April 18 through April 27, dozens of authors share a recipe or gardening tip we hope you, our readers, might enjoy. Giveaways and prizes abound as you “hop” from one site to the next.
Though I don’t enjoy cooking, I recently joined the Instant Pot community…inspired by the amount of high praise I read and a friend who had me over for a couple of delicious dinners. So far, most meals have been more hearty (meatloaf and mashed potatoes) rather than healthy. So here’s a healthy recipe I want to try:
Instant Pot Garlic Rosemary Cauliflower Potato Mash Author: Kelsey
1.5 lbs red potatoes, chopped into quarters
1 head of cauliflower, chopped
½ cup unsweetened original almond milk
½ cup chicken or vegetable stock
2 teaspoons minced garlic
2 teaspoons minced fresh rosemary
salt and pepper
Add potatoes, cauliflower, almond milk, stock and garlic to the Instant Pot and make sure the top notch is on sealing. Press manual and add 8 minutes to the timer.
When the timer goes off, switch the top part to venting. After depressurizing, use a potato masher to mash everything together. Add rosemary and season with salt and pepper to taste.
Find it online: https://littlebitsof.com/2017/11/instant-pot-garlicrosemary-cauliflower-potato-mash/
My giveaway: One Audible audiobook code for my humorous women’s fiction, My Life as an Extra. Marla Goldberg yearns to believe “someday is now” and pursue her dream of being an actress in Chicago. But how can she quit her frustrating radio station account executive job when she’s only booking work as an extra?
As she dips her toes into the daunting dating pool, her first “date” wants to meet in a pet store parking lot. While seeking a talent agent and speaking roles, it’s one step forward, one step back. When told to eat a muffin at a commercial audition, her mouth is so dry she can’t spit it out in time to say her line. Dealing with overachiever siblings, judgmental parents and longing to make her dreams come true, she struggles to learn how to feel special when you’re not the star.
To enter my giveaway (US entrants only), please sign up for my occasional newsletter at www.ruthkaufman.com.
I’m also a voiceover talent, so I voiced the female characters and hired a colleague (who has done more than 160 audiobooks!) to do the males. We had a lot of fun recording. You can listen to a sample from Chapter 1 here and from Chapter 5 here. I wrote MLaaE after working as an extra in more than 80 movies and TV shows. Only my hairdresser knows how much is true.
Authors in Bloom Grand Prize Giveaway: To enter, please share your thoughts on audiobooks in the comments below, including your email address so winners can be contacted.
Note: Only those who visit EACH and EVERY stop are eligible for the grand prize of an e-reader–winner’s choice of a Kindle Fire or Nook– and a $25 gift card. The hop ends Friday, April 27th at 11:59pm EST. Eligibility will be verified by the hop’s end. Winners will be posted on both the first (Dianne Venetta) and last (BloominThyme) websites.
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