WritersButt Wednesday: NEW Class debut – and SALSA to DIE for!
Happy WritersButt Wednesday!
Whew, it’s been a while, right? Well, I have a really fun and exciting announcement today as well as the most deliciously, awesome salsa recipe I have EVER made!
Let me start with my little announcement. Remember one year ago when I presented WritersButt at the Surrey International Writers’ Conference? Then the following January, I traveled to Sacramento to meet up with fellow writer and friend, Jansen Schmidt, to present my WritersButt workshop to her RWA chapter. Well, I had a blast both those times and I’d LOVE to do more traveling and presenting. (I really would – have your people talk to my people. And by my people, I mean me.)
That said, I can’t go gallivanting off all the time. I have my house natives who want to be fed, like every day, multiple times. (What is with that?) And I have a gym to run, classes to coach. But, I also wanted a way to offer my WritersButt workshop in order to keep helping writers (or anyone!) to make that fabulous mind/body connection. To focus on their health as well as boost their creativity and productivity.
This coming January I’ll be teaching this two-week Masters Class.
My favorite part of this class description:
Prerequisite: Must be considering a change in habits to become more creative and productive.
If you are not being as creative and productive as you’d like to be, then there is something(s) in your daily routine that you are not doing in order to accomplish that. To yield different results … a CHANGE in habits HAS to happen!
It may feel a little early to be thinking about a class in January but they have put a cap on enrollment for this class. It may fill up before you or someone you know grabs a seat! I love that this class is taking place at the start of January, at the dawn of a brand new year. What better time to establish some new habits and set up for a successful and abundantly creative year!
And now – Salsa Time!
This recipe comes from Michele Tam’s Nom Nom Paleo iPad App. I’ve recommended her APP before but it bears repeating. Even if you don’t eat a strict Paleo diet, this app is amazing! I’m not kidding. It’s gorgeous, easy to navigate and jam packed with delicious recipes. Let me add that my pictures turned out blurry and just ‘eh’ … Michele’s photos make you want to lick your iPad and I bet it even tasted good. If you don’t have an iPad or don’t like to have cookbook apps, you can always follow her blog – it’s also amazing!
Nom Nom Paleo’s SALSA ROJA ASADA
1 lb tomatoes
2 medium Serrano chilis (I used 3 and 4 and it was SPICY!)
4 cloves garlic, unpeeled (or more!)
½ tsp Kosher salt
Juice from ½ a lime (I used a couple keylimes from my tree)
1 lg shallot, finely minced
¼ cup chopped cilantro (or pretty much the whole bunch)
*Broil your tomatoes (washed and whole) on high for about 10 minutes, turning half way through. You want the skins blistered and blackened, and peeling off.
*Meanwhile, roast the chili peppers and unpeeled garlic in an ungreased skillet. Turn periodically for about 15 minutes until peppers are blackened/blistered a bit and garlic is soft. (You will find that peppers will finish first, take them out and let garlic finish.)
*Once the peppers and garlic are cool enough to handle, peel garlic and cut tops off peppers. I left in all seeds and ribs because I wanted the heat. You may remove them if you don’t like things spicy.
*I threw the peppers, garlic, and kosher salt into my Ninja blender (you can use a food processor)
*Add in your blistered, roasted tomatoes.
*Pulse until desired consistency.
*Transfer salsa into a bowl and stir in your shallots and cilantro.
It gets better as it sits. OH MY GOSH – our new family favorite. Thanks Nom Nom!!
Thanks for letting me share my news with you.
Have a GREAT week everyone!
Posted on September 4, 2013, in Uncategorized and tagged blogging, Ginger Calem, Nom Nom Paleo, online writing class, salsa recipe, WritersButt, WritersButt Wednesday, WritersButt Workshop, WriterU. Bookmark the permalink. 14 Comments.