A very warm welcome to our friend, Eva Gates. You might know Eva as Vicki Delany. She writes the Lighthouse Library mysteries and the Year Round Christmas mysteries. Her next book, Reading Up a Storm will be in bookstores on April 5th.
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Talk about quick and easy and delicious. I love this on a cold winter night. The recipe isn’t really a recipe, just a guideline for things you can use. Adjust amounts according to how many people you have to feed. I always make at least enough for two meals as it keeps well in the fridge for a few days. The amounts here are for two people
4 chicken thighs
2 large potatoes
2 large sweet potatoes
4 cloves garlic
1 tbsp. chipotle chilli powder (or ordinary chilli powder)
1 tbsp. ground cumin
1 tbsp. dried thyme
1 tsp ground coriander seeds
2 tbsp. olive oil
Mix the chipotle chilli powder, cumin, thyme, and coriander in a small bowl.
Remove skin from thighs and season with salt and pepper
Peel sweet potatoes and potatoes (skin can be left on the regular potatoes if you like) and chop into chunks
Peel and slice onion into thick slices
Peel and roughly chop garlic
Place vegetables and chicken in roasting pan
Drizzle with olive oil
Sprinkle spice mixture on vegetables and chicken and toss well
Arrange so that chicken pieces are on top of vegetables
Roast at 350 for 45 minutes to 1 hour, depending on how well done you like the vegetables. Toss once during cooking time.
Other vegetables could be parsnips, carrots, or winter squash. I even like a couple of large tomatoes, quartered.
Eva Gates is the national bestselling author of the Lighthouse Library cozy series from Berkley Prime Crime, set in a historic lighthouse on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, featuring Boston-transplant librarian, and highly reluctant sleuth, Lucy Richardson. The third book in the series is Reading Up a Storm, coming April 5th. Eva is the pen name of Vicki Delany, one of Canada’s most prolific and varied crime writers, author of the Year Round Christmas mysteries the first of which is titled Rest Ye Murdered Gentlemen. Find them at www.vickidelany.com. Facebook: Vicki Delany & Eva Gates, and twitter: @vickidelany
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Eva is offering a signed ARC of the first book in the lighthouse library series, By Book or By Crook, to one lucky winner. Please leave a comment to enter. US and Canada entries.