Monthly Archives: January 2012

Got it!

I think I’ve solved this murder!

Whew.

 

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A healthy, low calorie chocolate milk shake? Really?

Really.

I make one of these whenever I deserve a treat, and you’d be surprised how often I deserve a treat. Only about 125 calories, and simple to make –

1 cup almond milk

1 tsp Truvia or 1 squirt of Sweetleaf liquid stevia

2 heaping tsps cocoa powder

1 cup frozen strawberries

I make this right in the serving glass with my beloved Cuisinart Smart Stick immersion blender (uncompensated product endorsement!), so there’s less to clean up. First blend the cocoa and sweetener into the almond milk, then blend in the strawberries several at a time.

The frozen strawberries give the cold and thickness, and of course the cocoa and stevia bring the yum.

You could use cow’s milk and sugar, I suppose, but why would you? If you haven’t tried almond milk, you owe it to youself. It has the thickness and consistency of regular milk, but fewer calories and fat than skim milk. Does it taste exactly like cow’s milk? No – it tastes better! (IMO, of course.)

And one last thing – to take this chocolate milk shake right over the top, when you’re blending in the cocoa powder, add a sprinkle of cinnamon. Trust me, just do it.

 

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Died On The Vine now available at Barnes and Noble

My mystery novel Died On The Vine has gone live at Barnes and Noble:

Died On The Vine at Barnes and Noble

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Look who’s back from the beauty parlor!

She knows she looks spiffy!

Shiny Maggie!

Shiny Maggie!

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Am I playing without a net?

Or would you call it running with scissors?

Lemme tell you a little secret.  I started writing a mystery a couple days ago — and I don’t know who did it!

Hope I can figure it out…

 

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Started a sequel!

Today I started a new novel, which will be a sequel to Died On The Vine. Set in 1998, it will explore the wild and woolly early days of online auctions. Working title is Bidding On Death.

 

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Friday (the Thirteenth) black cat blogging

And since it’s Friday, and what’s more, Friday the Thirteenth, here’s a handsome black cat:

Liam looks up

Liam Looks Up

 

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