Sale! Discounts! And Food!


I’m having a sale! Lulu, the company I use for my cookbooks, just instituted a discount feature. So, I’m having a holiday sale with 15-20% off my printed books. Lulu is a print-on-demand company for self-publishers. They have print contracts outside the U.S., which will keep shipping reasonable.

Visit my storefront here (no longer there, I moved PODs)

To jazz up this post I’m including a recipe from my favorite book: World Cuisine at Home. It took me ten years to find, translate, interpret, and try all the recipes. I did it just for fun (it was a thing). As the menus grew, I decided to share them. The recipes are Americanized meaning most of the ingredients are available in local supermarkets.

I had a difficult time trying to decide what to share. What country should we visit? Should I post a savory or sweet dish? I decided on a recipe that is quick and easy and you can serve at your holiday gatherings. This recipe makes four appetizer servings. The recipe is from Ecuador.


Seviche de Camarones

  • 1 lb. medium shrimp, shelled & deveined
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • juice from 1 lime
  • 1/2 medium red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 red or green hot pepper, seeded & finely chopped
  • 1 large roasted tomato*, peeled, seeded & chopped
  • pinch of granulated sugar
  • salt & black pepper to taste

*To roast tomatoes, cut them in half and place on a foil-lined pan, skin side down. Bake in a preheated 350°F oven 45-60 minutes, until the skin is dark brown and tomatoes are soft.

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add shrimp and boil 2-3 minutes until shrimp are curled and opaque. Drain. Combine orange juice, onion, hot pepper, tomato, salt, and pepper. Toss with shrimp and refrigerator at least 1 hour. To serve place some seviche on a plate with some maiz tostada on the side.

Note: Maiz Tostada is corn kernels toasted in the oven with onion, salt, and butter.


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  1. Wow, your cookbooks look beautiful! I can see your passion for cooking, and was wondering if you incorporate cooking into your novel at all?

  2. How exciting. Good for you!

  3. I just went over and looked around…and spied something I want 🙂

  4. Sounds lovely! I'm definitely going to purchase one of your cookbooks. Just haven't decided which one yet. The 365 days appeals to me as I never know what to cook.

  5. I'm not much of a cook. It had something to do with the fact that I couldn't stand for four years before my hip surgery. But I have a daughter who is going to be a chef. I'll have her look at the cookbooks.
    N. R. Williams, fantasy author

    PS…how long did it take for the commenter widget to start working. I've had mine up for about three weeks and it is still showing the initial program?

  6. Wow how wonderful! I'm with Joanne, those are some gorgeous looking cookbooks!!

    PS – You're going to rock the blogfest!! Also I send a reminder to everyone the weekend before so you remember you are participating… it's one of the perks of joining my blogfest, because my memory stinks!

  7. Sounds not only delicious, but easy! Those are the best kinds of recipes.

  8. My daughter loves shrimp recipes. I'll be sure and pass this on to her 🙂

    Thank you, ~Ron

  9. Love shrimp! I'm going to check out your cookbooks.

  10. I love ceviche. I'm going to have to try this recipe soon.

  11. Your cookbooks look awesome!

  12. That recipe sounds so good! Shrimp is my favorite food. 🙂

  13. Wishing you oodles of luck with lulu.

  14. This sounds so delicious (both the book and the recipe!)
    Thanks for sharing! But be careful with Cook's Source, I heard they stole a lot of recipes from the net. Awful, just awful, I'm realy infuriated.

  15. Oh my, those books ARE gorgeous! And very tempting…I want them all! 🙂

  16. Joanne I haven’t. I suppose there is some but not like you might think.

    I forgot to mention all the books have previews so you can browse the table of contents and several pages of recipes to decide if it works for you.

  17. The commenter widget worked right away. I'm popping over to your blog.

  18. Clara, I read about the issue and the, uh, confusion over what public domain is. It is very sad.

    Thanks everybody for you encouragement.

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