Cooking with Joanne Dannon, Forever Mine and Free Book!

We met Zac in Together At Last and we know he’s not only a foodie but is a really good cook. Here’s one of the salads he likes to make. Goes well with grilled salmon or chicken.

Together At Last  is Book 3 in Alex Jackson series. 

And Forever Mine (Alex Jackson series Book 4) is available to buy now! 

Quinoa Salad


2 cups baby spinach
1 punnet of strawberries, sliced
5 yellow tomatoes, quartered
1 cup pomegranate seeds
1 cup of cooked quinoa
1 cup edamame beans
half cup of toasted sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds to garnish


1 tablespoon honey mustard (can use any mustard, to your preference)
3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
Salt and pepper to taste
Shake to combine


1.     Combine strawberries, tomatoes, pomegranate seeds, quinoa and endameme beans in a large bowl.
2.     Add dressing to ingredients and gently stir to combine.
3.     Scatter baby spinach over plate
4.     Top mixed ingredients over baby spinach
5.     Scatter toasted seeds as garnish just before serving. 

And enjoy 😃

Joanne Dannon, an Australian author, writes to give her readers the experience she loves to savor--indulging in a sigh-worthy-happily-ever- after, being swept away from the everyday by diving into a delicious romance novel. 

Joanne is a happily married mother of two heroes-in-training who loves spending time with friends and family. She can be found on Facebook and her website chatting about reading, writing, cooking, vintage-inspired dresses and all things romantic.
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Forever Mine is the 4th book in the Alex Jackson series and can be read as a standalone book.

It's never a good idea to fall for your best friend's brother... or so they say.
Hannah Greene is fed up. A romantic at heart, she's had a major crush on her best friend's brother for years but he's never noticed her. To shape a life for herself away from Zac, she must move on.
Zac Warne, smooth-talking sales guy who takes responsibility to a whole new level, loves the thrill of the chase but is not interested in settling down, ever. It's not that he doesn't believe in love, it's just not for him.
But circumstances have Hannah and Zac spending one weekend together and a night of fun leads to more than just emotional consequences for them.
Compelled to right wrongs and beholden to fix problems, Zac has to convince Hannah his about-turn about wanting a relationship with her is not just one of convenience. Can Hannah now trust this smooth-talking playboy who has a reputation for breaking hearts, including her own?

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  1. seems likes an interesting book!
    thanks for sharing :)

    be blessed,

  2. The recipe sounds wondrous, as does the book.

    1. Thanks so much Sandra :) If you like salads, you'll love the one I shared. It's yum and looks impressive (on a platter) when you have guests over :)

  3. Mmm, might have to see if I can modify this recipe slightly. Never much cared for quinoa but everything else looks good. ;)

    1. I have to confess that I wasn't initially a fan of quinoa but now that I'm using it more I've found I love it. However, if you're not partial to quinoa, you can use cous cous or not use a grain and have it with salad ingredients only :)

  4. Quinoa is the "in" food at the moment, isn't it? :-) I have never tried it. Must make time and space for it soon. Thanks.

    Greetings from London.

    1. Thanks ACIL. Yes, I agree, quinoa is one of those trendy foods at the moment. However, it's very versatile and I really like it. The key is washing it before you cook with it. Also use some stock in the water when cooking and it will be tasty :)

  5. Nothing better than a man who can cook, actually there is – a man who can cook and do DIY! :)

    I’ve never tried Quinoa but this recipe might just temp me it looks delicious.

    1. I agree Barbara :) I love a man who can cook....and cleans up after :)

      Quinoa is a fab ingredient for your salads as it's a protein not a grain. The key to using it is to wash it before you cook and add some stock to the water when cooking. Happy cooking! :)


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