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Get out of your comfort zone

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Last year I ran a successful year-long program called Powered by Hope. The intent of the program is to help you follow your creative dreams by powering your spirit with hope! I am glad the program was so well received. This year, in addition to new posts, I will also be sharing a few of […]

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My new book — A Life of Spice

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PRE-ORDER NOW!!!!!!!   So delighted to share that my brand new book, A Life of Spice, releases on April 27th, 2015. It is a collection of new and published food essays.. all very close to my heart! The book features photography by the amazingly talented photographer Simi Jois. It is priced at a very reasonable […]

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FOCUS

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Last year I ran a successful year-long program called Powered by Hope. The intent of the program is to help you follow your creative dreams by powering your spirit with hope! I am glad the program was so well received. This year, in addition to new posts, I will also be sharing a few of […]

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Giving away ten copies of “The Healthy Mind Cookbook”

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  I am so delighted to share this wonderful book with you. Rebecca Katz has always been one of my favorite writers. Her recipes delight and are truly good for your health. You just cannot go wrong – great tasting food that is beneficial to your body as well!! Some of the recipes included in […]

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BELIEVE

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Last year I ran a successful year-long program called Powered by Hope. The intent of the program is to help you follow your creative dreams by powering your spirit with hope! I am glad the program was so well received. This year, in addition to new posts, I will also be sharing a few of […]

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Eggs in a hole!

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“The Big New York Sandwich Book” by Sara Reistad-Long and Jean Tang features delicious and doable sandwiches from famous chefs around the country. The book has 99 recipes and I kept thinking that if I timed these right, I could make all of them in the next few months! The sandwiches range from a simple […]

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Laugh

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Last year I ran a successful year-long program called Powered by Hope. The intent of the program is to help you follow your creative dreams by powering your spirit with hope! I am glad the program was so well received. This year, in addition to new posts, I will also be sharing a few of […]

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Two terrific media mentions!

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  Friends — Thank you for being a part of my journey. I am grateful to you all for being my most trusted readers. I wanted to share two pieces of good news. First, the Smithsonian Associates blog covered my Sacred Foods Of India event and gave it rave reviews — READ HERE Excerpt: ” Monica […]

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Harissa Smeared Chicken

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Have you met Harissa yet? If not let me introduce you to this fab condiment.  How much do I love harissa? So much that I always overdo it. I’ll use it to excess on everything in sight, then have to take a break from it for a while. I use it in stews, soups and […]