Enjoy a special recipe from Gone with the Wings author @leenaclover #cozymystery #giveaway

 

Gone with the Wings (Meera Patel Cozy Mystery Series)
by Leena Clover

Gone with the Wings (Meera Patel Cozy Mystery Series)
Cozy Mystery
1st in Series
Self Published
Publication Date: June 3, 2017
Paperback: 269 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1521448984
E-Book ASIN: B071WHNM6K

Author Leena Clover announces a brand new cozy mystery series set in a small Oklahoma college town. Mystery readers will enjoy this culinary cozy murder mystery featuring plenty of yummy recipes like Masala Fried Chicken and Shish Kabob Blue Plate Special.

Meera Patel is back home with the family after she dropped out of graduate school. Now she shelves books for a living and rustles up fusion recipes at Sylvie’s Cafe & Diner. Everything is fine until her old nemesis Prudence Walker floats up in the local pond. Meera is accused of murder! Well, she did publicly declare Prudence would drop dead.

Meera cries foul and screams police harassment. But she has no defense when she is accused of a second crime. Flanked by pals Tony and Becky, Meera puts in the leg work, trying to solve clues and discard red herrings.

Fall in Oklahoma has never been more exciting.

Cozy mystery fans will love this new mystery series featuring an Asian American amateur sleuth. There is a full cast of characters with a professor father, young sibling, old grandparents, loyal friends and a candid glimpse into South Asian culture.

 ~ A Special Recipe from the Author ~

Pioneer Panini

Meera and her friends love this Panini because it is full of Pioneer Poly spirit. The fresh green cilantro pesto is the heart of this yummy sandwich.

Ingredients

2 cups cilantro tightly packed

½ cup sunflower seeds

4 cloves garlic

1-2 Serrano or jalapeno pepper

1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil

2 Tbsp lemon juice

Salt and pepper

8-10 roasted red peppers

8 slices provolone cheese

8 slices artisan bread

Butter

Method

Lightly roast sunflower seeds until they are toasty. Cool completely.

Add sunflower seeds to food processor. Pulse until they are almost powdered.

Add grated or crushed garlic, chopped jalapeno or Serrano pepper, cilantro and lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper.

Pulse until cilantro is minced finely.

Now stream in olive oil and process until a smooth paste is formed.

To assemble the Panini –

Butter bread slices on both sides. Slather the bread with a thick layer of pesto. Place a cheese slice on each bread. Place roasted red peppers on one and cover with the other.

Toast in a Panini press or in a skillet until cooked well on both sides.

Serve hot with chips on the side.

Makes 4 panini sandwiches

Note – Remove seeds of jalapenos to control the heat. Use Swiss, cheddar or mozzarella instead of provolone for a different taste every time. Use the stems of the cilantro – they are packed with flavor.

~ About The Author ~

Leena Clover is the author of the brand new Meera Patel Cozy Mystery Series, starring a 20 something Desi girl as the protagonist. The series is set in a small Oklahoma college town Meera calls home.

Leena Clover offers plenty of clues for her readers so that they can solve the mystery as they read along. Readers can expect a unique look into Indian/ South Asian culture and plenty of yummy recipes.

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