Friday, March 27, 2015

Recipes and Prompts: What a combination!

Using different categories and lists for inspiration, I'm going to be doing a series of blogs that I hope my readers will enjoy. I'll share some of my favorite recipes and devise some original writing prompts. Why not try some of both. Get creative, have some fun, and share your thoughts by leaving a comment. You're also invited to post a short example of how you used the writing prompt in the comment area. My first round of posts will use the Alphabet for inspiration. Grab a friend, tell your classmates, inform your writing class, whatever, GET CREATIVE!

(B) Day is about Bok Choy. Originally grown in China, this vegetable has found its way around the world. Bok Choy is a member of the cabbage family, and it resembles stalks of celery.

Foxy Fresh Produce

Vibrant Bok Choy Salad

Serves 4

1 Large stalk of Bok choy
1 cup diced apple
1/4 cup slivered almonds
1/4 cup dried cranberries

2 tablspoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon Balsamic Vinegar
                                                2 teaspoons brown sugar
                                                1 teaspoon diced garlic
                                                Salt and pepper to taste

Wash Bok choy and let dry before cutting in half lengthwise, then slice crosswise in 1/4 - inch pieces. Toss with other ingredients. Just before serving drizzle with dressing.
Writing Prompt: Construct a scene including one or more of the following elements.
  • Dorian Sanders has just two options, die immediately, or die later.
  • His only thread of hope, an assignment to smuggle a woman and her infant twin boys off the prison island ironically named, 'Not-A-Prayer'.
  • He takes the job and allows himself to be consigned to the island. He quickly evaluates his options and devises a plan that doesn't include the added baggage of a woman and two children. 
  • But he soon learns that the best laid plans can be changed by the plea in a woman's eyes, eyes as vibrant green as the Bok choy stalk in his hand.
Coming Soon: (C) Day - Croutons and Spelunking

Dirk Savage never fails to acquire what he wants until he encounters Stormee Waters and a backwash of trouble


  1. Another great recipe! Will definitely try this salad!

  2. Ashantay, thanks for stopping in. This recipe is so fast and easy. You'll love it.