Secret Cravings’ Secret Recipes: Author Tamara Hoffa

Welcome to Secret Recipes. As you all know, the authors you love know how to cook up some amazing romances. But, did you know that most of us also love to cook, bake and grill? Sometimes our characters even request that we make something they like just so we can share it with you, the readers. This is the place for you to find all of those recipes. So come on in and share a bite to eat with your favorite authors. Let’s get cookin’!

Thanks so much for stopping by 🙂 Today, Tamara Hoffa is here with a scrumptious salad recipe. A perfect way to celebrate Spring 2014! But first, check out this HOT cover for Tamara’s second book in her Circle R Ranch Series. If you’ve read the first two books and are anxiously awaiting Book 3…don’t worry, it will be here soon!! Can’t get enough of those cowboys!!

Blurb:
What’s a girl do do when she finds out her lover is a younger man? She runs for the hills! But Chance Ryan isn’t taking “no” for an answer, he is Chasing Love!
Samantha Cross went out in search of a one night stand to celebrate her thirtieth birthday. She found more than she was looking for, when her sexy cowboy turned out to be her new neighbor, and seven years younger than her too.
Chase Ryan was looking for the one. He found her and she disappeared on him into the night. When he shows up at her door with an apple pie, the fun begins.
Samantha may run, but he is Chasing Love.

Now, it’s recipe time!!
Avocado Strawberry Spinach Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing: 
Salad Ingredients (local, fresh, organic, & non-GMO): 
6 cups fresh baby spinach
1 pint strawberries, hulled and sliced

1 avocado, diced (or you can double this to 2 avocados!) 

4 ounces crumbled gorgonzola or blue cheese 

1/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted 

half a small red onion, thinly sliced 

poppyseed dressing (recipe below)

 Poppyseed Dressing Ingredients:

1/2 cup avocado oil (or any oil, such as olive oil) 

3 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar 

2 Tbsp. honey
1 Tbsp. poppy seeds
pinch of ground dry mustard (optional)
salt and pepper


Oh my goodness! YUM! Thanks so much for sharing, Tamara! I can’t wait to try this one. See you next Saturday with another incredible recipe 🙂

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