Here at Entangled, we like to read.
(Bet you would never have guessed that.)
So we also love quick-n-easy recipes that free up more time for us to indulge in our favorite past time.
Each week we’re sharing some of our favorite recipes to help you find a few extra minutes in your day to enjoy your next favorite book!
This week a special guest:
Mexican Quinoa Bites with Chloe Jacobs
Who tried it: Chloe Jacobs, author of Greta and the Goblin King
Why she likes it:
They’re low-cal, super tasty, and really easy to pack for lunch or have as a quick snack
1 cup uncooked quinoa
1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
a bunch of cherry tomatoes, quartered
1/2 red bell pepper, diced
1/2 cup kernel corn
3 large eggs
1 cup spicy salsa
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
2 teaspoons minced garlic
1/2 cup fresh spinach, chopped
(I sometimes toss in some zucchini too if I have it)
Cook the quinoa and set aside to cool. Chop and get all the other ingredients ready, crack and beat the eggs and then mix it all together.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Fill as many muffin tins as you can (it usually makes about 9-10 for me, 12 if I’m making them “standard size”)
Bake for about 30 minutes. Cool 10 minutes before removing from pan (or they’ll crumble apart). Serve warm with extra salsa for dipping.
With all that extra time not spent in the kitchen, what’s Chloe currently reading?
My son is going on sixteen. He’s at that stage which feels awkward for both of us, no longer my little boy but also not quite an adult. I want to keep tucking him in at night, but I also want to tell him it’s time for him to take a turn cooking dinner once a week. Sometimes connecting with my shaving, dating, soon-to-be-driving teenager, but there’s still one area where we both speak the same language…books.
Right now the two of us are reading There’s Someone Inside Your House, by Stephanie Perkins
It’s been almost a year since Makani Young came to live with her grandmother in landlocked Nebraska, and she’s still adjusting to her new life. And still haunted by her past in Hawaii.
Then, one by one, the students of her small town high school begin to die in a series of gruesome murders, each with increasing and grotesque flair. As the terror grows closer and the hunt intensifies for the killer, Makani will be forced to confront her own dark secrets.
This is a fresh take on the classic teen slasher story that’s fun, quick-witted, and completely impossible to put down.
Don’t miss Greta and the Goblin King by Chloe Jacobs, on sale for 99¢!
While trying to save her brother from a witch’s fire four years ago, Greta was thrown in herself, falling through a portal to Mylena, a dangerous world where humans are the enemy and every ogre, ghoul, and goblin has a dark side that comes out with the eclipse.
To survive, Greta has hidden her humanity and taken the job of bounty hunter—and she’s good at what she does. So good, she’s caught the attention of Mylena’s young goblin king, the darkly enticing Isaac, who invades her dreams and undermines her will to escape.
But Greta’s not the only one looking to get out of Mylena. An ancient evil knows she’s the key to opening the portal, and with the next eclipse mere days away, every bloodthirsty creature in the realm is after her—including Isaac. If Greta fails, she and the lost boys of Mylena will die. If she succeeds, no world will be safe from what follows her back…
Chloe Jacobs is a native of nowhere and everywhere, having jumped around to practically every Province of Canada before settling in Ontario where she lives now with her husband and son. Bringing new characters to life and finding out what makes them tick and how badly she can make them suffer is one of her greatest pleasures, even better than red licorice, geeky graphic tees, and fuzzy pink bunny slippers.
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