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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

.@VickiBatman - Food = Good w @author Louise Lyndon: #chickensalad & Of Love and Vengeance #MFRWorg #RLFblog

Today, author Louise Lyndon is sharing a fab recipe and 
a tad about her new book on: 
Food = Good

Potato and Chicken Salad

4 Idaho potatoes, peeled and cubed
1 1/2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 (6-ounce) skinless chicken breast
3 slices cooked bacon, crumbled
1/4 cup diced celery
1/4 cup diced onion
1 garlic clove, minced
1/2 cup mayonnaise
2 teaspoons mustard
1 tablespoon paprika
2 tablespoons chopped parsley leaves
2 sage leaves, chopped

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. 
Place potatoes on a sheet tray, toss with oil, season with salt and pepper, and roast until golden and tender, about 30 minutes.

Meanwhile, in a saucepan cover chicken with water and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Poach until cooked through, about 15 to 20 minutes. Remove from poaching liquid, let cool for a bit, and cut chicken into cubes.

In a large bowl, toss together potatoes, chicken and bacon with the celery, onions, and garlic. Add the mayonnaise, mustard, paprika, herbs, salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste. Mix until well combined.

Mmm, Louise, I'm a huge chicken salad fan. Anyone else love it like me? 

Forced to marry Lord Aymon to ensure her nephews survival, English Lady Laila vows undying hatred for the Norman she holds responsible for so many deaths. Discovering Aymon has committed an act of treason gives her the chance to seek vengeance he deserves.  But will Laila really let Aymon die once she learns the truth?

A hardened Norman warrior, Lord Aymon has lived through atrocities no man ever should. With the invasion of England over, all he wants is a quiet life and a wife who will give him heirs and obey his every command. Instead, he finds himself wed to feisty and outspoken Laila. But when she learns the truth of his treasonous act, can Aymon count on her to keep his secret? 

Contact Louise at:  louise_lyndon@yahoo.com
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Find Of Love and Vengeance at: Amazon US
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vicki batman said...

Hi, Louise and thank you for sharing your recipe. I LOVE chicken salad. Today, I am making a chicken recipe from the paper--tortilla soup. I'll let everyone know how it goes.

Congratulations on your book, too!

Eve Mardis said...

Ohhhhh, the salad sounds good and so does the book! Good luck with it!

Lynda Coker said...

Now I could really get into this salad while reading OF LOVE AND VENGEANCE. Louise, best of success with this new release. Love the cover!

Louise Lyndon said...

Hi Vicki, thanks for having me as your guest. It's great to be here!

Louise Lyndon said...

Me too, Vicki. Love anything with chicken in it!

Louise Lyndon said...

Thanks, Eve! I hope you enjoy both!

Louise Lyndon said...

Thanks, Linda. I love the cover too. The guy is hot!

Angela Adams said...

OMG! That salad looks divine! Thanks for the recipe!

Louise Lyndon said...

Thanks, Angela! I'm not much of a cook but this recipe is so simple and more importantly so yummy. If I could I'd eat it 24/7!

Melissa Keir said...

What a great cover. The book sounds amazing. I've never tried chicken salad with potatoes. I usually make it with grapes and fruit. I'll have to try it!

vicki batman said...

Hi, Melissa! I have done the grapes/apples/mandarin oranges version. But my fav is cranberry and almond. There's a deli nearby...

Louise Lyndon said...

Hey Melissa, thanks for stopping by. Yes, the art department did an awesome job! I have another recipe using chicken, grapes and walnuts. Yummy!

Louise Lyndon said...

Have you tried it with mango? That's another good combination.

Sonia Bray said...

Sounds wonderful!! I’ll have to try this on weight watchers :). I love spaghetti squash so I usually poke a hole in it and cook it in the microwave about ten minutes. That gets it half way done. Then I finish by roasting it cut side down in the oven because it has better flavor!! Techlazy.com Crazyask.com Howmate.com

aarav said...

Nice recipe never tried chicken with potato looking delicious will try the same

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