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"Food Network personality Melissa d'Arabian shows you how to make healthy meals for your whole family and still save lots of money and time, in a cookbook with 120 new dishes. If you think that eating healthier is too expensive, Melissa is here to guide you and prove that healthy eating can be easy, affordable, and achievable with everyday supermarket ingredients. She provides nutritional information with each recipe to help readers decide what recipes are best for them and what they're feeding their families. If the secret to better health is better cooking at home, then Melissa's book is the ultimate toolkit for every home cook who wants to eat healthier and save money" -- Provided by publisher.

"The secret to happiness is to acknowledge and transform suffering, not to run away from it....Thich Nhat Hanh offers practices and inspiration for transforming suffering and finding true joy" -- Provided by publisher.

"It's a time of unexpected change for Stone Barrington. A recent venture has achieved a great victory, but is immediately faced with a new challenge: an underhanded foe who's determined to wreak havoc at any cost. Meanwhile, when Stone finds himself responsible for distributing the estate of a respected friend and mentor, the process unearths secrets that range from merely surprising to outright alarming. And when a lethal beauty from Stone's past resurfaces, there's no telling what chaos will follow in her wake. Ever a master of keeping cool under pressure, even Stone might have his work cut out for him this time. because when grand ambitions collide with criminal inclinations, the results may be more deadly than he could have anticipated"--Provided by publisher.

If you're starting a business or looking to raise money to expand an existing venture, you need a business plan that potential investors will embrace. How to Write a Business Plan will show you how to form the best strategy and map out a sound financial future for your business.

"From ancient empires to modern economics, veteran journalist Andrew Lawler delivers a sweeping history of the animal that has been most crucial to the spread of civilization across the globe -- the chicken. Queen Victoria was obsessed with it. Socrates' last words were about it. Charles Darwin and Louis Pasteur made their scientific breakthroughs using it. Catholic popes, African shamans, Chinese philosophers, and Muslim mystics praised it. Throughout the history of civilization, humans have embraced it in every form imaginable -- as a messenger of the gods, powerful sex symbol, gambling aid, emblem of resurrection, all-purpose medicine, handy research tool, inspiration for bravery, epitome of evil, and, of course, as the star of the world's most famous joke. In Why Did the Chicken Cross the World?, science writer Andrew Lawler takes us on an adventure from prehistory to the modern era with a fascinating account of the partnership between human and chicken (the most successful of all cross-species relationships). Beginning with the recent discovery in Montana that the chicken's unlikely ancestor is T. rex, this book builds on Lawler's popular Smithsonian cover article, How the Chicken Conquered the World to track the chicken from its original domestication in the jungles of Southeast Asia some 10,000 years ago to postwar America, where it became the most engineered of animals, to the uncertain future of what is now humanity's single most important source of protein. In a masterful combination of historical sleuthing and journalistic exploration on four continents, Lawler reframes the way we feel and think about our most important animal partner and, by extension, all domesticated animals, and even nature itself. Lawler's narrative reveals the secrets behind the chicken's transformation from a shy jungle bird into an animal of astonishing versatility, capable of serving our species' changing needs. For no other siren has called humans to rise, shine, and prosper quite like the rooster's cry: Cock-a-doodle-doo!" -- Provided by publisher.

In a fantastical illustrated short novel, three people imprisoned in a nightmarish library plot their escape.

The closer an ingredient is to its field or branch, the richer its flavor and the deeper its meaning. Knowing this and the power of a setting to create great food memories, Chef Eric and Jill Skoken created the 130-acre Black Cat Farm that supplies the bounty of their two popular restaurants, a booth at the Boulder farmer's market, CSA families, and, of course, their old farmhouse, Bramble Hill. Inspired by Chef Eric's love of sharing recipes, knowledge and fun stories at the market, Farm Fork Food tells the story of Black Cat Farm and its restaurants.

Mermaids, kidnappers, and mercenaries hijack a tropical vacation in this genre-bending sendup of the American honeymoon. On the grounds of a Caribbean island resort, newlyweds Deb and Chip?our opinionated, skeptical narrator and her cheerful jock husband who's friendly to a fault?meet a marine biologist who says she's sighted mermaids in a coral reef. As the resort's "parent company" swoops in to corner the market on mythological creatures, the couple joins forces with other adventurous souls, including an ex?Navy SEAL with a love of explosives and a hipster Tokyo VJ, to save said mermaids from the "Venture of Marvels," which wants to turn their reef into a theme park. Mermaids in Paradise is Lydia Millet's funniest book yet, tempering the sharp satire of her early career with the empathy and subtlety of her more recent novels and short stories. This is an unforgettable, mesmerizing tale, darkly comic on the surface and illuminating in its depths.

"What happens when you bring together one of the most inspirational spiritual teachers of all time and the Master Sages of the Universe? A magical, insightful, invigorating encounter you will never forget! In this book based on a live event in Anaheim, California, Dr. Wayne W. Dyer sits down with Esther Hicks and the wise Collective Consciousness known as Abraham. Wayne asks all the questions he has accumulated from his more than 40 years of teaching others about self-reliance and self-discovery, and Abraham delivers the answers we all need to hear. Topics include: Parenting, parents, and the continuum of life ; Can we reach the state of "love that has no opposite"? ; Dharma, destiny, and being on your path ; Dealing with bad news ; Are there ascended masters and guides? ; Monsanto and GMOs and many more! While Wayne and Esther have been friends for years, this is the first time that he engages with Abraham in an extended dialogue about life's many lessons and perplexing questions"-- Publisher description.

"Kristen TenDyke will teach you how to knit the perfect sweater--no assembly required. Through clever planning and some simple techniques, projects are shaped and joined during knitting--all without sacrificing the pretty details"--Back cover.

"Health and Fitness: Nutrition; Smoothies (Beverages); Cookery (Greens)"-- Provided by publisher.

A noted healer and best-selling author joins forces with and expert on string theory and quantum physics to offer scientific explanations for why soul healing miracles are genuine.

Jake Grafton is the only pilot who can stop a power-hungry Arab terrorist in a man-to-man aerial dogfight.

Choose from 11 versatile, gender-neutral handmade games that foster a wide range of physical, cognitive, and social skills. These sewing projects are safe, washable, lightweight, and great for travel. --Amazon.com

A frame narrative depicting a fictional island society and its religious, social and political customs through the voice of the mysterious traveler Raphael Hythloday.

When a tour of the White House kitchen by a group of foreign chefs ends in murder, executive chef Olivia Paras makes sleuthing the special of the day.

Provides instructions and advice for seniors on how to use the iPad, including getting it ready to use, Internet searches, e-mail, Siri, iCloud, applications, social media, audio, video, photographs, electronic books, settings, troubleshooting, and accessories.

"109 artists share their zest for color through painting, collage, encaustic, art journaling, jewelry art and more. The 133 pieces of mixed-media art showcased in the second [sic] edition of Incite, The Best of Mixed Media will inspire you to add new shades and hues to your palette and new techniques to your toolbox"--Jacket.

"Robin Monarch is a man with a complicated past and dangerous present. He's been a soldier, a CIA agent, a freelance operative but first and foremost, Robin Monarch is a thief of the highest order. Orphaned at twelve, Monarch originally stole for survival, then he stole for his friends and cohorts, now he steals to order, and to give back to the to the woman who saved his life many years ago. With the help of his team, Monarch breaks into the legendary Christmas party of Beau Arsenault, a shady investor and behind-the-scenes player at the very highest levels of power politics. Arsenault is not above bending or breaking the rules if there's illicit profit to be made. Monarch has decided that those illicit profits will be better used to take care of orphans and street kids. Using the party as cover to break into Arsenault's secret vaults, Monarch comes away with two unexpected things. One is a bullet--he gets shot when he's caught trying to escape with tens of millions of negotiable instruments. The second is a lead on what might be his most audacious exploit ever. A previously undiscovered tribe in South America may well have the secret to the most sought after knowledge in history--that of eternal life. And Robin Monarch must use all his skills--as an operative, as a thief--to keep this secret from falling into the worst possible hands"-- Provided by publisher.

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