Aug 29, 2011
What makes a guy hot in my eyes? Physique, gorgeous eyes and a sensual mouth, these are all good things. And many know I've got a weakness for a man who makes a uniform look good. I do look for that little something extra. Something that gives the man an identity, that takes him from good-looking to magnetic.
Meet Ian Daviau, fitness model and consultant.
Yes, my friends, Ian is insanely hot. He's also a great guy and well-balanced person. He's real.
You can find him on Facebook.
If he doesn't put you in the mind of fitness and healthy living, well...maybe this next recipe will warm you up to the idea. This is one of my favorite salads to make when friends ask me to make Thai food for them.
Thai Nam Tok Salad
2 lbs. meat (beef steak or pork )
salt and pepper
3 to 4 shallots
3 to 4 stalks spring onion
4 to 6 limes
2 Tbsp fish sauce or to taste
1 tsp dried Thai chili flakes
1/2 cup roasted, ground rice (see below)
1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves
1/4 to 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves
Roasted, Ground Rice:
Take 1 cup uncooked Jasmine rice and add to a small pan.
Roast over low-medium heat until aromatic and golden brown.
Remove and place in food processor or well-cleaned coffee grinder. Process until rough ground - just a couple of bursts. Do not process until it becomes powder.
Nam Tok Salad:
Liberally prep meat with salt and pepper. Grill beef or pork steak to medium rare. Note: with pork, it should be cooked through but still very tender and juicy. Hint of pink is not going to kill you.
Finely slice shallots and green onions. Toss in a large bowl with plenty of space for salad tossing.
Add juice of at least 4 limes. Set others aside for possible taste later. Add fish sauce and dried Thai chili flakes.
Note: could use Italian red chili flakes, but the taste won't be quite the same.
Thinly slice meat against the grain and add to bowl. Add juices from slicing meat into the bowl also. (This is important!)
Toss meat with all juices, spring onions and shallots. Taste. Add additional lime juice and fish sauce to taste.
Roughly chop cilantro leaves. Add cilantro and mint leaves to bowl. Toss again. Taste again.
Once salad is to taste, add roasted, ground rice. Toss thoroughly. Transfer to serving platter. Serve.
Well now, my friend Ian looks a bit predatory in that second pic, doesn't he? He puts me in the mind of my latest release, Hunting Kat from Carina Press.
As a mercenary, Kat Darah doesn’t have to pass for a normal human. On the edge of the solar system, she’s just another biped. Most of the time.Nearing the end of his military tour, Lt. Christopher Rygard debates the idea of hanging up his uniform for good. Looking for answers at the bottom of a glass of scotch, he meets Kat. One shared night of mutual desire seems harmless. But when their tryst is interrupted by attackers hunting Rygard, Kat must reveal her other form, the predator beneath the human façade.Together they embark on a dangerous mission—a race against time to meet the enemy’s demands, while trying to deny the passion between them. Rygard is faced with a terrible choice in the face of duty: Report the existence of a human turned shape-shifter. Or forget he ever met her.
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