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Indian Oats Upma

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If you think a book on oatmeal is going to be boring or ho-hum or nothing to call home about, let me stop you right there. Kathy Hester has written a book that will forever change the way you look at your morning oats!  OATrageous Oatmeals: Delicious & Surprising Plant-Based Dishes From This Humble, Heart-Healthy […]

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Burnt Toast Makes You Sing Good

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BUY NOW — BURNT TOAST MAKES YOU SING GOOD  I was one of the beta readers of Kathleen Flinn’s newest book – Burnt Toast Makes You Sing Good, and I have to tell you that each time I read something by her I am reminded what it is like to be in the hands of […]

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Cauliflower Sautéed With Turmeric and Rosemary

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Cauliflower Sautéed With Turmeric and Rosemary by Monica Bhide developed for AARP-The magazine and AARP.ORG Serves 4 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 1 small head cauliflower, broken into florets 1 teaspoon turmeric Leaves from 1 sprig rosemary Salt and freshly ground black pepper 1/4 cup golden raisins 1/4 cup pine nuts, toasted 1 teaspoon smoked […]

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A pinch of this, a handful of that

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BUY NOW - A Pinch of This, A Handful of That   A Pinch of This, A Handful is a terrific book by a well-known Indian food writer Rushina Munshaw-Ghildiyal. I have known Rushina for a long time and have even attended some of her cooking classes in Mumbai. The book is just like her — full of […]

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The Jewelled Kitchen

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BUY NOW — The Jewelled Kitchen  The Jewelled Kitchen   is a book that I fell in love with quite by chance.  I was sitting at the home of a friend and this book was on her coffee table. I began to read through the gorgeous book and it took me back to my childhood spent […]

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Mushroom, Leek, and Gruyere Tart

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BUY NOW - The Messy Baker!  BUY NOW - The Messy Baker!  Are you ready for some fun in your kitchen? Please welcome – The Messy Baker! A wonderful debut cookbook by my friend Charmian Christie. I cannot tell how much much I waited for this book! I was one of her recipe testers and her delicious […]

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On Giving Up (Writer UnBoxed)

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    This past week I had the honor of being featured on the amazing WRITER UNBOXED website. I talked about what it feels like when you think you have to give up a dream.. I would love to hear your thoughts on the post.   Here is an excerpt: Last week, I made a […]