Romance Cooks

Kale & Quinoa Salad-Michelle Graham

This is a simple, but delicious, recipe I got from a friend and tweaked a bit. It makes a huge salad, perfect for sharing! The last time I made it, I served it at a dinner for six, plus had enough leftovers for lunch for hubby and I the next two days.

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Kale & Quinoa Salad

1 bunch of kale, washed and chopped

1 cup of quinoa, cooked in 2 cups of chicken broth

½ cup dried cranberries

½ cup sunflower seeds

1 pkg. shredded Feta cheese

¼ cup parmesan cheese


Dressing (I always double this)

2 tbsp. lemon juice

3 tbsp. olive oil

1 tsp. Dijon mustard

1 clove garlic, minced

Pinch of pepper & salt



1. Cook the quinoa and chill.

2. Toss kale, quinoa, cranberries, sunflower seeds and cheese in a large bowl.

3. Whisk together dressing ingredients and pour over salad. Toss to coat.



Unemployed and running out of resources, Sophie LaPlante is desperate for a job, when the perfect one appears before her. A wealthy couple from Hedon Falls requires a live-in housekeeper, and Sophie is just what they’re looking for.

Jack Sullivan, a powerful CEO and Dom, is married to actress Kendra Hughes. He immediately senses submissive tendencies in his new housekeeper. His wife can never be the sub he needs, so while Kendra is away on a film shoot, he begins to train Sophie. When Kendra returns, she joins the training to explore her own Dominant desires. While their sessions were not intended to involve sex, they find themselves fighting a losing battle against their mutual attraction.

The three of them are caught up in a web of lust, guilt, and infidelity, all complicated by an ex-boyfriend who can’t leave Sophie alone.

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