Recipe for a Perfect Wife

Recipe for a Perfect Wife
Author: Karma Brown
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781789559781
Available:
Release: 2020-02-04
Editor: Legend Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"A bold, intoxicating, page-turner" – Taylor Jenkins Reid, New York Times bestselling author of Daisy Jones & The Six A Daily Mail Book of the WeekThe #1 Toronto Star BestsellerThe #1 Globe and Mail BestsellerA Cityline Book Club PickA WI Life Magazine Book Club PickFeatured in The New York Times, Parade, Crime Reads, Refinery29, Westport Magazine, The Every Girl.When Alice Hale leaves a career to become a writer and follows her husband to the New York suburbs, she is unaccustomed to filling her days alone in a big, empty house. But when she finds a vintage cookbook buried in the basement, she becomes captivated by its previous owner: 1950s housewife Nellie Murdoch. As Alice cooks her way through the past, she realises that within the pages Nellie left clues about her life.Soon Alice learns that while a Baked Alaska may seem harmless, Nellie's secrets may have been anything but. When Alice uncovers a more sinister, even dangerous, side to Nellie's marriage, and has become increasingly dissatisfied with her own relationship, she begins to take control of her life and protect herself with a few secrets of her own.REVIEWS"Recipe for a Perfect Wife masterfully bridges the lives of two women, living sixty years apart, who refuse to fall victim to the patriarchy. While Karma Brown's signature style remains, it's laced with something sinister and dark. A brilliant, brooding, timely novel, fraught with tension, that packs a punch. Brown knows how to keep readers riveted until the very last page."– Mary Kubica, New York Times bestselling author of The Good Girl"Recipe for a Perfect Wife is a bold, intoxicating, page-turner. Karma Brown has long been a favorite of mine and this book is proof she just keeps getting better and better. This is a thrilling, audacious story about women daring to take control."– Taylor Jenkins Reid, New York Times bestselling author of Daisy Jones & The Six"A sly, smart look at two women across two different decades as they navigate marriage, secrets, and society's expectations. Brown's vivid storytelling deftly explores the joys and limitations of the role of wife– a wonderful read."– Fiona Davis, national bestselling author of The Chelsea Girls"I already knew that Karma Brown's contemporary novels are exemplars of thoughtful, compelling, and truly original fiction. What I didn't know before reading Recipe For a Perfect Wife is that she is equally at home when writing historical fiction. In her hands, the constrained and often suffocating lives of 1950s women– illuminated in a deftly handled dual narrative that alternates between the present day and 60 years ago– are revealed with real sensitivity, depth, and at times tenderness. And true to Karma Brown, this is also a nail-biter of a tale, and one that kept me up long past my bedtime. This is a delicious and thoroughly satisfying book."– Jennifer Robson, bestselling author of The Gown"Karma Brown has outdone herself with best book yet. Dual storylines set decades apart offer one of the most emotionally stirring explorations of women's lives I have ever read. Recipe for a Perfect Wife is page-turning look at identity, love, legacy, marriage, and yes--food. I devoured it!– Jamie Brenner, bestselling author of Drawing Home"Recipe for a Perfect Wife is as witty, charming, and insightful as anything Karma Brown has written to date, but it's also got something more: it cuts straight to the heart of modern marriage by going back in time. Flawless transitions between past and present remind us of how far we've come while Brown's penetrating prose deftly underscores the importance of staying the course on the journey ahead. This timely novel is alarming and unforgettable, illuminating and ominous– and perfect for your next book club discussion!"– Marissa Stapley, bestselling author of The Last Resort"Recipe for a Perfect Wife is that wonderful combination of fun to read, thought provoking, and mystery. Told in the voices of two women living in different decades an

Recipe for a Perfect Wife

Recipe for a Perfect Wife
Author: Karma Brown
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780735236257
Available:
Release: 2019-12-31
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER A PENGUIN BOOK CLUB PICK "Recipe for a Perfect Wife is a bold, intoxicating, page-turner. Karma Brown has long been a favorite of mine and this book is proof she just keeps getting better and better. This is a thrilling, audacious story about women daring to take control."--Taylor Jenkins Reid, New York Times bestselling author of Daisy Jones and the Six When Alice Hale reluctantly leaves a promising career in publicity, following her husband to the New York suburbs, she is unaccustomed to filling her days alone in a big, empty house. However, she is determined to become a writer--and to work hard to build the kind of life her husband dreams of, complete with children. At first, the old house seems to resent Alice as much as she resents it, but when she finds an old cookbook buried in a box in the basement, she becomes captivated by the cookbook's previous owner: 1950s housewife Nellie Murdoch. As Alice cooks her way through the past, she begins to settle into her new surroundings, even as her friends and family grow concerned that she has embraced them too fully: wearing vintage dresses and pearls like a 1950s housewife, making elaborate old-fashioned dishes like Baked Alaska, and drifting steadily away from her usual pursuits. Alice justifies the changes merely as research for her novel...but when she discovers that Nellie left clues about her own life within the cookbook's pages--and in a mysterious series of unsent letters penned to Nellie's mother--she quickly realizes that the housewife's secrets may have been anything but harmless. As she uncovers a more sinister side to Nellie's marriage and with pressure mounting in her own relationship, Alice realizes that to protect herself she must harbour and hatch a few secrets of her own...

Recipe for a Perfect Wife

Recipe for a Perfect Wife
Author: Karma Brown
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781789559781
Available:
Release: 2020-02-04
Editor: Legend Press Ltd
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

When Alice finds a vintage cookbook buried in the basement, she becomes captivated by its previous owner: 1950s housewife Nellie Murdoch. As Alice cooks her way through the past, she realizes that within the pages Nellie left clues about her life.

Recipe for a Perfect Wife

Recipe for a Perfect Wife
Author: Karma Brown
Pages: 272
ISBN: 1789559790
Available:
Release: 2020-02-04
Editor: Legends Press
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

When Alice finds a vintage cookbook buried in the basement, she becomes captivated by its previous owner: 1950s housewife Nellie Murdoch. As Alice cooks her way through the past, she realizes that within the pages Nellie left clues about her life.

The Choices We Make

The Choices We Make
Author: Karma Brown
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781459293984
Available:
Release: 2016-07-12
Editor: MIRA
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"She's the female Nicholas Sparks." — Redbook magazine Following her bestselling debut novel Come Away with Me, Karma Brown returns with an unforgettable story that explores the intricate dynamics of friendship and parenthood Hannah and Kate became friends in the fifth grade, when Hannah hit a boy for looking up Kate's skirt with a mirror. While they've been close as sisters ever since, Hannah can't help but feel envious of the little family Kate and her husband, David, have created—complete with two perfect little girls. She and Ben have been trying for years to have a baby, so when they receive the news that she will likely never get pregnant, Hannah's heartbreak is overwhelming. But just as they begin to tentatively explore the other options, it's Kate's turn to do the rescuing. Not only does she offer to be Hannah's surrogate, but Kate is willing to use her own eggs to do so. Full of renewed hope, excitement and gratitude, these two families embark on an incredible journey toward parenthood…until a devastating tragedy puts everything these women have worked toward at risk of falling apart. Poignant and refreshingly honest, The Choices We Make is a powerful tale of an incredible friendship and the risks we take to make our dreams come true.

Come Away with Me

Come Away with Me
Author: Karma Brown
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780778318323
Available:
Release: 2015-08-25
Editor: MIRA
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"One minute, 26-year-old Tegan Lawson has everything she could hope for, including an adoring husband, Gabe, and a baby on the way. The next, a patch of black ice causes a devastating accident and Tegan's life is as shattered as the car they had to cut her out of. With the loss of her baby and her unbearable anger towards Gabe, who was driving that night, Tegan is drowning in grief. After a handful of sleeping pills land her in the hospital, lucky to be alive, her family's fear and Gabe's commitment to fix things prompts Tegan to make a change. At Gabe's suggestion, she agrees to travel to three destinations from their 'life experiences' wish list. From culture-rich Thailand, to the flavors of Italy, to the ocean waves in Hawaii, Tegan and Gabe embark on a journey to escape the tragedy and to search for forgiveness. But Tegan soon learns grief follows you no matter how far away you go, and that acceptance comes when you least expect it. When things take a shocking turn in Hawaii, Tegan is forced to face the truth -- and she must decide if the life she has is the one she wants"-- from author's web site.

The Perfect Wife

The Perfect Wife
Author: JP Delaney
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9780385690737
Available:
Release: 2019-08-06
Editor: Doubleday Canada
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

National Bestseller The Perfect Life. The Perfect Love. The Perfect Lie. Abbie awakens in a daze with no memory of who she is or how she landed in this unsettling condition. The man by her side claims to be her husband. He's a titan of the tech world, the founder of one of Silicon Valley's most innovative start-ups. He tells Abbie that she is a gifted artist, an avid surfer, a loving mother to their young son and the perfect wife. He says she had a terrible accident five years ago and that, through a huge technological breakthrough, she has been brought back from the abyss. She is a miracle of science. But as Abbie pieces together memories of her marriage, she begins questioning her husband's motives—and his version of events. Can she trust him when he says he wants them to be together forever? And what really happened to her half a decade ago? Beware the man who calls you . . . the perfect wife.

Recipe for a Perfect Wife

Recipe for a Perfect Wife
Author: Karma Brown
Pages: 352
ISBN: 1524744956
Available:
Release: 2021-02-02
Editor: Dutton Books
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

#1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER "A captivating read, full of twists and turns. Brown weaves a thrilling story." --Associated Press In this intriguing dual narrative novel, a modern-day woman finds inspiration in hidden notes left by her home's previous owner, a quintessential 1950s housewife. As she discovers remarkable parallels between this woman's life and her own, it causes her to question the foundation of her own relationship with her husband--and what it means to be a wife fighting for her place in a patriarchal society. When Alice Hale leaves a career in publicity to become a writer and follows her husband to the New York suburbs, she is unaccustomed to filling her days alone in a big, empty house. But when she finds a vintage cookbook buried in a box in the old home's basement, she becomes captivated by the cookbook's previous owner--1950s housewife Nellie Murdoch. As Alice cooks her way through the past, she realizes that within the cookbook's pages Nellie left clues about her life--including a mysterious series of unsent letters penned to her mother. Soon Alice learns that while baked Alaska and meatloaf five ways may seem harmless, Nellie's secrets may have been anything but. When Alice uncovers a more sinister--even dangerous--side to Nellie's marriage, and has become increasingly dissatisfied with the mounting pressures in her own relationship, she begins to take control of her life and protect herself with a few secrets of her own.

The Pioneer Woman Cooks

The Pioneer Woman Cooks
Author: Ree Drummond
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780061959820
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Release: 2010-06-01
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Paula Deen meets Erma Bombeck in The Pioneer Woman Cooks, Ree Drummond’s spirited, homespun cookbook. Drummond colorfully traces her transition from city life to ranch wife through recipes, photos, and pithy commentary based on her popular, award-winning blog, Confessions of a Pioneer Woman, and whips up delicious, satisfying meals for cowboys and cowgirls alike made from simple, widely available ingredients. The Pioneer Woman Cooks—and with these “Recipes from an Accidental Country Girl,” she pleases the palate and tickles the funny bone at the same time.

The Perfect Wife A Jessie Hunt Psychological Suspense Thriller Book One

The Perfect Wife  A Jessie Hunt Psychological Suspense Thriller   Book One
Author: Blake Pierce
Pages: 250
ISBN: 9781640296589
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Release: 2018-11-13
Editor: Blake Pierce
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Criminal profiler in training (and newlywed) Jessie Hunt, 29, discovers that dark secrets lurk in her new suburban town; when a body turns up dead, she finds herself caught in the crosshairs of her newfound friends, her husband’s secrets, her serial killer caseload—and the secrets of her own dark past. In THE PERFECT WIFE (A Jessie Hunt Psychological Suspense Thriller—Book One), Criminal profiler-in-training Jessie Hunt is sure she's finally put the darkness of her childhood behind her. She and her husband, Kyle, just moved from a cramped downtown Los Angeles apartment into a Westport Beach mansion. Kyle's promotion has them swimming in money. And Jessie is on the verge of getting her Master's degree in forensic psychology, the last step in her dream of becoming a criminal profiler. But soon after their arrival, Jessie begins to notice a series of strange developments. The neighbors—and their au pairs—all seem to be hiding secrets. The mysterious yacht club Kyle is desperate to join is rife with cheating spouses, and with troubling rules of its own. And the notorious serial killer being held at the psychiatric hospital where Jessie is completing her degree seems to know more about her life than is normal—or safe. As her world starts to unravel, Jessie begins to question everything around her—including her own sanity. Has she truly uncovered a disturbing conspiracy buried within a sunny, wealthy Southern California beach town? Does the mass murderer she's studying really somehow know the origin of her private nightmares? Or has her tortured past finally come back to claim her? Book #2--THE PERFECT BLOCK--is also now available! A fast-paced psychological suspense thriller with unforgettable characters and heart-pounding suspense, THE PERFECT WIFE is book #1 in a riveting new series that will leave you turning pages late into the night.

The Life Lucy Knew

The Life Lucy Knew
Author: Karma Brown
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781488078743
Available:
Release: 2018-06-01
Editor: Harlequin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

One woman is about to discover everything she believes—knows—to be true about her life…isn’t. After hitting her head, Lucy Sparks awakens in the hospital to a shocking revelation: the man she’s known and loved for years—the man she recently married—is not actually her husband. In fact, they haven’t even spoken since their breakup four years earlier. The happily-ever-after she remembers in vivid detail—right down to the dress she wore to their wedding—is only one example of what her doctors call a false memory: recollections Lucy’s mind made up to fill in the blanks from the coma. Her psychologist explains the condition as honest lying, because while Lucy’s memories are false, they still feel incredibly real. Now she has no idea which memories she can trust—a devastating experience not only for Lucy, but also for her family, friends and especially her devoted boyfriend, Matt, whom Lucy remembers merely as a work colleague. When the life Lucy believes she had slams against the reality she’s been living for the past four years, she must make a difficult choice about which life she wants to lead, and who she really is.

100 Recipes Every Woman Should Know

100 Recipes Every Woman Should Know
Author: Cindi Leive
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781401396473
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Release: 2011-04-05
Editor: Hachette+ORM
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Dip into the power of delicious, homemade food with the New York Times bestselling cookbook that reveals Glamour’s legendary roast chicken recipe. “Recently I met some beautiful young women from Glamour magazine. They make a roast chicken they call ‘Engagement Chicken’ because every time one of them makes it for her boyfriend, she gets engaged! How wonderful is that! That’s the best reason I ever heard to make a roast chicken.”—Ina Garten Of course, there is more to life than weddings. And there’s more to this cookbook than Engagement Chicken. 100 Recipes Every Woman Should Know also includes 99 of the magazine’s other most-loved, best-reviewed dishes, all designed to get you exactly what you want in life, exactly when you want it. From Prove to Mom You’re Not Going to Starve Meat Loaf to Impress His Family Chardonnay Cake, these recipes will help you cook with passion and persuasion. And they’re all written with your real life and real needs in mind. Because whether you’re a novice or an expert, cooking should never be intimidating—and it should always be fun. Don’t miss these easy, essential recipes: · He Stayed Over Omelet · Skinny Jeans Scallops · No Guy Required Grilled Steak · Let’s Make a Baby Pasta · Forget the Mistake You Made at Work Margarita · Bribe a Kid Brownies · Hers and His Cupcakes

Recipes For A Perfect Marriage

Recipes For A Perfect Marriage
Author: Kate Kerrigan
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780330540964
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Release: 2012-03-29
Editor: Pan Macmillan
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"They say there is no such thing as a perfect marriage, but of course there is. A perfect marriage is where two people live together for most of their lives until death separates them. What there is no such thing as is an easy marriage. And when it comes to love, people have somehow come around to equating love with ease”. New York food writer Tressa returns from honeymoon worried that she has married her impossibly handsome new husband Dan out of late-thirties panic instead of love. In 1930’s Ireland, her grandmother, Bernadine, is married off to the local schoolteacher after her family are unable to raise a dowry for her to marry her true love, Michael. During the first year of her marriage, Tressa distracts herself from her stay-or-go dilemma by working on her grandmother’s recipes, searching for solace and answers through their preparation. Through the stories of these two women RECIPES FOR A PERFECT MARRIAGE challenges the modern ideal of romantic love as a given and ponders whether true love can really be learned. 'This story is written with so much heart, its beat is palpable in every word on every page' Cecelia Ahern, author of P.S., I LOVE YOU

Perfect Wives in Ideal Homes

Perfect Wives in Ideal Homes
Author: Virginia Nicholson
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9780241958056
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Release: 2015-03-05
Editor: Penguin UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In Perfect Wives in Ideal Homes, Virginia Nicholson tells the story of women in the 1950s: a time before the Pill, when divorce spelled scandal and two-piece swimsuits caused mass alarm. Turn the page back to the mid-twentieth century, and discover a world peopled by women with radiant smiles, clean pinafores and gleaming coiffures; a promised land of batch-baking, maraschino cherries and brightly hued plastic. A world where the darker side of the decade encompasses rampant prostitution, a notorious murder, and the threat of nuclear disaster. Perfect Wives in Ideal Homes reconstructs the real 1950s, through the eyes of the women who lived it. Step back in time to where our grandmothers scrubbed their doorsteps, cared for their families, lived, laughed, loved and struggled. This is their story.

The 4 Fix

The 4  Fix
Author: Karma Brown
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781443458634
Available:
Release: 2020-12-15
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

How to find guilt-free time for what you really want to do, and why it matters Do you feel like you’re always busy, even as your to-do list continues to grow? Do you think you can’t keep up as it is, let alone add another thing to your plate? An award-winning journalist, avid reader and new mom, Karma Brown dreamed of writing her first novel. But between diapers and tight deadlines, how could she? Like so many of us, she felt stretched taut and hyper-scheduled, her time a commodity over which she had lost control. For Brown, the answer to this problem was to rise earlier every day and use that time to write. Although she experienced missteps along the way, after committing to her alarm clock and an online community of early risers, she completed a debut novel that became a national bestseller. In The 4% Fix, Karma Brown reveals the latest research about time management and goal-setting and shares strategies that have worked for her as well as for others. Refreshingly, her jargon-free approach doesn’t include time-tracking spreadsheets, tips on how to squeeze in yoga exercises while cooking dinner, or methods that add bulk to those never-ending lists. How will you use this one hour—only 4% of your day—to change your life?

A Thousand Ways to Please a Husband

A Thousand Ways to Please a Husband
Author: Louise Bennett Weaver,Helen Cowles LeCron
Pages: 480
ISBN: 9780486311234
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Release: 2013-05-20
Editor: Courier Corporation
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

No, you cannot live on kisses, Though the honeymoon is sweet, Harken, brides, a true word this is — Even lovers have to eat. This charming vintage cookbook, with its innocently suggestive title, reads like a novel as it follows the fictional lives of a pair of newlyweds. Join Bettina and Bob as they eat their way through their first year of marriage, from the bride's first real dinner and a Sunday evening tea to baking day, a rainy night meal, and Thanksgiving festivities. Menus for all occasions are seasoned with anecdotes about family life, friendships, household hints, and budgetary concerns. Originally published in 1917, this volume offers a delightful look at homemaking before the advent of sophisticated appliances and fast food as well as the modern reality of women's work outside the home. Unintentionally funny and historically revealing, the whimsically illustrated narrative abounds in simple and surprisingly relevant recipes.

How To Be a Good Wife

How To Be a Good Wife
Author: Emma Chapman
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781250018205
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Release: 2013-10-15
Editor: St. Martin's Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

How To Be a Good Wife by Emma Chapman is a haunting literary debut about a woman who begins having visions that make her question everything she knows Marta and Hector have been married for a long time. Through the good and bad; through raising a son and sending him off to life after university. So long, in fact, that Marta finds it difficult to remember her life before Hector. He has always taken care of her, and she has always done everything she can to be a good wife—as advised by a dog-eared manual given to her by Hector's aloof mother on their wedding day. But now, something is changing. Small things seem off. A flash of movement in the corner of her eye, elapsed moments that she can't recall. Visions of a blonde girl in the darkness that only Marta can see. Perhaps she is starting to remember—or perhaps her mind is playing tricks on her. As Marta's visions persist and her reality grows more disjointed, it's unclear if the danger lies in the world around her, or in Marta herself. The girl is growing more real every day, and she wants something.

Dust and Roses

Dust and Roses
Author: Wes Brummer
Pages: 460
ISBN: 9781509217908
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Release: 2017-12-11
Editor: The Wild Rose Press Inc
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Unlike many in Depression-era Kansas, 23-year-old, single, Sara McGurk has a comfortable life, but a trip to the doctor reveals she is with child. The results are banishment from home and a violent argument with her lover that leaves her bleeding and abandoned in front of a forbidding limestone house. A group of social outcasts takes her in. Now, Sara must face the future and protect her child while coping with her strange fellow residents. What will happen to her baby? Can she make peace with her father and escape her shame to find love and hope again?

Junior Baker

Junior Baker
Author: Alice E Tidwell, Mrs,Alice Tidwell
Pages: 82
ISBN: 152273306X
Available:
Release: 2015-12-12
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This recipe book provides a table of contents to list 75 recipes on 75 corresponding/numbered pages. Each recipe template makes it easy to fill in your ingredients, measurements, oven temperature/time and baking directions for your little chef to complete.

Best 100 Summer Juice and Smoothie Recipes

Best 100 Summer Juice and Smoothie Recipes
Author: Danielle James
Pages: 214
ISBN: 1536892890
Available:
Release: 2016-08-05
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Summer is the perfect season to get into better shape, trim the excess fat, drop a dress size or two and start to look radiantly healthy. And what better way to get into better shape than with this fabulous collection of amazingly delicious juices and smoothies. Compiled and assembled by legendary nutritionist and wellness specialist Danielle James, this superb assemblage of life-enhancing and super-healthy juices and smoothies can help you to make the very best of your health and get into your best shape.Based on rigorous studies that highlight the connection between the things we eat and the way our bodies react, these delicious recipes are quick and easy to prepare, taste simply fantastic and have been custom designed to help you feel wonderful. Now you can boost your health and wellbeing, peel off the pounds, detox your body and feel better than ever. And the secret's in the super phytonutrients that are naturally found in plants and vegetables, super nutrients that will help to cleanse your body down to a cellular level.Amongst a stellar collection of super-tasty recipes, you can learn how to:* Eliminate the harmful ingredients from your smoothies that actually tell your body to store fat* Switch your metabolism into fat-burning mode* Deep cleanse your body from the inside and experience new levels of health and vitality* Improve the quality and condition of your skin* Flush the long-term toxins from your body* Incorporate juices and smoothies in to your daily diet* Say goodbye to bloating* Release excess retained water from your body* Tame your appetite for unhealthy snacks* Look better than you have done for years!The answer's so simple that it's been growing right under our noses and now you can enjoy all the benefits of nature's super-foods in a totally delicious set of recipes that will delight your taste buds and give your body the best chance to feel simply amazing. Discover new levels of energy and vitality. Wake up feeling refreshed. Burn off the excess weight. Start to enjoy your life the way it was always meant to be enjoyed. Because you deserve it.