Clarissa Johal: Guest Author - Date Night Dinners by Sloane Taylor #recipe #recipebook @sloanetaylor2

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Guest Author - Date Night Dinners by Sloane Taylor #recipe #recipebook @sloanetaylor2

Please welcome guest author Sloane Taylor with her newly-released recipe book.

Date Night Dinners
Meals to Make Together for a Romantic Evening

by Sloane Taylor

Ready to ignite that old flame? Or perhaps spark a new one? Take your partner by the hand and turn on your stove. A true romantic, award-winning author Sloane Taylor brings her creativity to the kitchen with easy-to-make meals sure to spark the intimacy and quality time you want with your special someone. Cooking together is only the start of the fun!

Create 45 complete dinners for two or flavor your evenings with a new dish. These 80 recipes use everyday foods already on most kitchen shelves. The recipes are easily increased for those fun times friends or family join your table.

Date Night Dinners is an ideal gift for engagements, bridal showers, anniversaries, or anyone who wants to spice things up.

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My recipe review:
There are few vegetarian recipes in this recipe book, save for side-dishes, but most could be adjusted according to a vegetarian or vegan diet. I found this vegetarian recipe very easy to follow and required few ingredients. Perfect if you want to impress that special gal or guy but don't want to spend forever in the kitchen! (My family loved it, by the way) I used fresh basil and oregano from my garden which made the recipe pop. Add garlic bread and a salad and you have a summer meal.

Whore's Spaghetti 
Pasta Puttanesca


¼ cup (60ml)
olive oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 – 14.5 oz. can (411g) Italian plum tomatoes, drained and coarsely chopped 1 tbsp.
(15ml) capers, chopped
1 can pitted black olives, drained and chopped
½ tsp. (2.5ml) red pepper flakes
1 tsp. (5ml) dried basil
1 tsp. (5ml) dried oregano
Freshly ground pepper to taste

Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic, stir 2 – 3 minutes. Stir in tomatoes, capers, olives, pepper flakes, basil, and oregano. Turn heat to low, and simmer 15 minutes. Add pepper. Taste the sauce, adjust seasoning to suit you. Reduce heat to low, simmer another 15 minutes.


1 lb. (454g) spaghetti
1 tsp. (5ml) fresh or dried parsley
Freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Cook spaghetti according to package directions until al dente. Toss pasta with the sauce, sprinkle on parsley. Serve with plenty of Parmesan cheese on the side.



Award-Winning author Sloane Taylor is a sensual woman who believes humor, sex, and good food are healthy aspects of our everyday lives and carries that philosophy into her books. She writes spicy romance. Being a true romantic, all her stories have a happy ever after. Taylor is also an avid cook whose recipes are featured in Divine Magazine.

Taylor was born and raised on the Southside of Chicago. She and her husband now live in a small home in Northwest Indiana and enjoy the change from city life.

Learn more about Taylor and read excerpts from her books on her website, blog, and all popular vendors. Stay connected on Facebook and Twitter.


Sloane Taylor said...

Thank you for the wonderful review, Clarissa! I'm glad your family enjoyed the pasta, It's a big hit n our house, too.:)

HL Carpenter said...

Nice review, Clarissa!

Sloane Taylor said...

Thanks for stopping by, ladies!