Magic food is the idea that food should make you feel better rather than worse. A meal should lift your spirits and energy and make you feel warm and comfortable inside. Since this is difficult to find when dining out, it can be more rewarding to cook for yourself. Most of the recipes contained in this book are simple and take little time to prepare. All the recipes are vegetarian.
In fact, this is really a vegan cookbook with vegetarian options. Enjoy!



Coming September 22nd, 2009.

The Lord of the Rings Cookbook lovingly and meticulously traces the culinary adventures of Frodo and his companions as they travel to Mount Doom to destroy the Ring.  It also describes all of the meals eaten by Bilbo and the dwarves on their journey to Erebor.  Every mention of food and drink is carefully laid out, with full recipes for each specific dish.  Nothing is added, and nothing is omitted. 



Vanessa's first collection, Apart, is available from the March Street Press, or you may request it at any bookstore. To get a signed copy click on the paypal button.


Vanessa's full length collection of poetry. Click to buy directly from the March Street Press.

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