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Two sample recipes from Marika Germanis’ “I Can Cook” childrens cookbooks series

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Butternut Soup

1 butternut squash
1 medium red pepper
2 fresh chilies’ (or chili powder/flakes/tobacco/hot sauce)
1 large onion
4 cloves of garlic
2 bay leaves

Mixed Italian herbs 2 teaspoons
1 vegetable stock cube
2 pints water

Chop all vegetables
Fry onions and garlic on a medium heat in a big saucepan for 5 minutes
Add water and vegetable stock
Add vegetables, bay leaf and herbs
Boil until butternut squash is soft
Blitz using a hand held blender, or in a food processor

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You can find
“I Can Cook Soups – 2”
Children’s Cook Book Series (Volume 10)
by Marika Germanis at:




Chicken Salad With Couscous and Oranges

2 large handfuls couscous
1 lemon, juice only
3 oranges, 2 juice only, 1 left whole
3 to 4 tblsp olive oil
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Handful chicken meat from a leftover roast chicken

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Viv Drewa is a Michigan native who has enjoyed reading and writing since 1963. Though she studied medicinal chemistry at the University of Michigan, her passion has always been writing. She had been awarded third place for her nonfiction short story about her grandfather's escape from Poland. Later, she rewrote this story and was published in the "Polish American Journal" as "From the Pages of Grandfather's Life" and has republished it on Amazon.com as a short story. Viv took creative and journalism courses to help in her transition to fulfill her dream of becoming a writer. She worked as an intern for Port Huron's 'The Times Herald", and also wrote, edited and did the layout or the Blue Water Multiple Sclerosis newsletter "Thumb Prints." She also has a business promoting authors. Owl and Pussycat Book Promotions. Viv, her husband Bob and their cat Princess, live in Fort Gratiot, Michigan.

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