Does every dream need to come true?

Does every dream need to come true?

My reality and my longing tango again. The longing inside my heart, which I often describe as an ache, is strong, ever present. It won’t let me be. It isn’t a pain, it isn’t sadness, it isn’t melancholy, I don’t know how to describe it except that this ache is what...
Due East Jewelry!

Due East Jewelry!

My super talented friend Alison Stein has created a wonderful line of hand-made jewelry called The Due East Collection to pair with Karma and the Art of Butter Chicken! In fact, one of her pieces is a specific ode to the the book. The jewelry is a terrific buy for the...
A Q&A with Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

A Q&A with Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

Get Monica’s free Indian Expresss recipe eBook when you sign up for email updates. Thanks for visiting!  **** I have a girl crush on Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni. Her book, The Mistress of Spices, continues to be one of my top favorite book of all times. Her work...
Should I follow my dreams?

Should I follow my dreams?

  I receive so many letters from readers asking how they can follow their dreams. While the questions/situations vary, here are the two things that are fairly consistent: 1. Most are women 2. Almost all are looking for “someone” to grant them...
Honoring friends

Honoring friends

A distinct honor of being a writer is that I am surrounded by amazing writers. I had the honor of hosting Aviva Goldfarb and Amy Riolo last night to celebrate their books. It was a full house and I feel very blessed to be surrounded by such inspiring and supportive...
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