International Potluck Blogfest


Today Beth Fred, Medeia Sharif and Lexa Cain are hosting the International Potluck Blogfest.

Here are the rules:

~ Put the bloghop badge on your post.
~ Post the cover of a book you love (it can be your own) with a food and/or recipe from the book, or a food from the MC’s region, or any food you just like!
~ Link back to Beth, Media, and Lexa. All three of them.
~ A copy of Beth’s Finding Hope, Medeia’s Snip, Snip, Revenge, and Lexa’s Soul Cutter, plus a $10 Amazon gift card will be given away via Rafflecopter!

So here goes. 🙂

My book is: The Next Time You See Me by Holly Goddard Jones

It was my favorite read this summer. It uses multiple third-person POVs to unveil a tragic event and the underbelly of all of those involved in the life and death of the person at the event’s center. The storyline uses distance and slowly and masterfully reveals what actually happened, exposing those things we hide – even seemingly good people. With the convergence of separate storylines, we get the entirety of the last night of Ronnie Eastman, and learn just how much can be hidden beneath.

My recipe does not come from the book or the region per se, but it requires the combination of distinct elements to make it sing. And if I’m honest, I just love it. One caveat – I like homemade beans instead of the canned ones, so if you want to make it (and you really should), use some homemade black beans.

Submitted by: CHIQUITA72979
15 Minute Black Bean and Corn Salsa


This corn and black bean salsa is the perfect dish for potlucks when you want to have something healthy on the table.

Minutes to Prepare: 15
Number of Servings: 15



1 can black beans
1 can yellow corn, or yellow and white corn
1 can of Rotel
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
about 3 tbsp freshly chopped cilantro
a dash of lime juice (or squeeze one lime)



Open can of black beans, place in strainer and rinse off excess “juice,” dump in bowl.
Open can of corn, place in strainer to drain off excess water, then dump in bowl with beans.
Open can of Rotel and add to beans and corn.
Add onions and cilantro and stir. Add lime juice to your taste.


About kimlajevardi

I am a forty-something-year-old writer. I'm currently drafting my second book. I've also written short stories, poems, and some non-fiction over the last several years. My interest in writing formed during countless hours with my nose tucked in books. I may have even been clutching a novel as I was born. :)
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15 Responses to International Potluck Blogfest

  1. T.F.Walsh says:

    Oh, that salsa looks so good… yum.

  2. dksalerni says:

    That looks yummy AND colorful!

  3. I love salsa! Thank you for sharing this recipe.

  4. Meradeth says:

    Ooh, great recipe! I love salsa in all it’s forms 🙂

  5. lexacain says:

    Now this is my kind of recipe – not only easy, but no cooking needed. Yay! I adore corn, and I’m sure this mixture is great! Thanks so much for participating in the bloghop! 🙂

    • kimlajevardi says:

      You like that, huh? I love non-cooking recipes. Even making the beans from scratch is easy. Soak beans in water for a couple of hours before bedtime, then add beans and water to slow cooker. Sleep. When you wake up, they’re done. 🙂

  6. stephie5741 says:

    What a great idea for a bloghop. I have a feeling I’m going to get hungry reading all of these!

    • kimlajevardi says:

      I was starving. I think some of my replies were actually lame because I was just focused on finishing and getting something to eat. Good idea for a bloghop, but participating on an empty stomach was not. 🙂

  7. That does sound yummy. I’m trying to remember if my boss made something once for an employee holiday party and I just neglected to try some.

  8. cleemckenzie says:

    Love salsa and black beans so this is a great combo for me. Thanks for the reading recommendation, too.

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