Opening a Christian coffeehouse in Seattle—that was my dream. I wanted to call it Maggie Black's Higher Grounds. So when banker William Grey III denied my loan, I was crushed. But then Mr. Grey (who's a tea drinker—figures!) explained that if I took his small-business course, the bank might reconsider my application. It would take the help of some of my fab coffee, but I was sure I could stay awake long enough to learn something. Besides, despite Grey's stuffy façade, his velvety British accent could make even financial analysis sound interesting.
Tess Masters, aka the online blogger phenomenon The Blender Girl, offers up 100 vegan and gluten-free recipes for healthy living with tasty, crowd-pleasing dishes that help boost immunity, detox the body, and more. The Perfect Blend functions not only as a cookbook but also as a guide for how to lead a more vibrant and healthy life. Blogging powerhouse Tess Masters separates her recipes into 12 chapters driven by specific health goals, capitalizing on current trends such as gaining energy, detox, and properly combining foods. Then, using her fun, playful voice, Tess offers easy-to-follow recipes for smoothies, elixirs, snacks, salads, sides, mains, and desserts that help readers get results fast. Including a guide to eating with the seasons, building a blending pantry, and optional nutritional boosters for each recipe, The Perfect Blend will help readers find their perfect blend.
Author: BERNICE T. JOHNSON
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Release Date: 2014-04-04
Genre: Family & Relationships
Bernice and her husband Michael raised their three children as a blended family in their nearly 30 year marriage. Although Michael transitioned to heaven in 2012, you’ll hear Bernice talk about how Michael led his family graciously and how he loved and provided a close knit environment for them to flourish. Bernice opens up about their family’s ups and downs and how through prayer and perseverance, they were successful in their goal to blend five people together as one unit. This book was written to be a helpful tool to mothers, fathers, foster parents and other relatives who are part of a blended family. By grasping the information in this book and using it for groups or on an individual basis, the reader will find helpful, effective ways to strengthen their blended family. She is confident that anyone who truly trusts, who knows how to love, and will put in the work can win over any obstacle and against all opposition. Bernice is continuing the ministry work which she and her husband shared in preaching and teaching the Word of God. She is an example of living holy, exemplifying compassion, and walking by faith. Her motto is “I’ll never give up on anyone, because God has never given up on me.”
Author: Donna Marie Rogers
Publisher: Donna Kowalcyk
Release Date: 2007-09-28
Carrie Lowell swears off men for good after nearly losing her business in a bitter divorce settlement to her abusive ex-husband. She’s on the verge of filing bankruptcy when handsome librarian Matt Jacobs walks into her shop and offers sound—if unwanted—business advice. Sure, financially he’s a godsend, but emotionally he’s a threat to the barricade she’s built around her heart. Heir to a vast fortune, Jacob Spalding flees L.A. for the tiny Midwest town of Redemption, Wisconsin to escape the scandalous nightmare his life has become. Now known as Matt Jacobs, he buys a little cottage and settles in to small town life. Soon, he finds himself infatuated with the owner of the coffee shop across the street. Too bad the infuriating woman is as contrary as she is beautiful.
One thing I love about God is that He is always in the restoration business. We may make decisions that cause us to experience brokenness in one way or another, but He is always working with and for us to put things back together again. God knew that our lives wouldn’t always measure up to His ideals, yet He made provision for us. Psalm 68:6 tells us that it is God who sets the solitary into families. God still has a plan for you and your family, a plan that’s good and causes you to win. The Perfect Blend Devotional uses the Word of God to encourage you, enlighten you, and motivate you. Failure doesn’t have to be your final outcome; you can make your second time around sweeter. Your family can be the perfect blend!
Author: Chester Kelly Robinson
Publisher: New Amer Library
Release Date: 2004
Three very different couples--a reformed rake and his devoted new wife, an old flame and her reckless lover, and a conservative radio host and his sexy secret--find themselves on the path to friendship, family, love and sex, commitment, and compromise. Original.
Author: Tina & Mark McCrorey
Release Date: 2014-11-18
How do you meld two peoples’ tastes? Harder still, how do you meld two cultures with different ways and methods of cooking? By experimenting, having fun and being creative! Growing up in England, spending my youth in New Jersey for several years, as well as coming from an Indian household...to marrying my Irish-American husband who also has Canadian and German roots. Mark and I quickly realized we had a challenge on our hands! What do we cook on a daily basis? What was fulfilling for both of us? What would satisfy both of our eclectic tastes of food? Midwest cooking for Mark meant: turkey tacos, venison stews and potatoes...throw in a little poutin or gravy and he is golden. Indian cooking for me meant: spicy, as much veggies as possible, served with rice, roti or pasta. All in all, lots of carbs which meant it was time for a rehab of our diet, and fast! We made a conscious effort to blend our two seemingly different cultures (as well as our classic American faves) while making it easy and quick to cook. We started documenting recipes that we both loved and ended up with a cookbook that we think caters to a variety of unique tastes. Some recipes are fast, some...are not. Some are healthy, while some....are not. However, if you love cooking and spend a little time on it, you can enjoy delicious meals that will keep you happy in your real daily lives. Cooking together really helps the time go by fast! All the recipes can be doubled, tripled, halved, or quartered to suit your needs. We hope you enjoy our labor of love, and find some unique recipes to try. And some of those vegetarian recipes can easily be altered to include meat and vice versa. Experimenting with different cultures and cuisines is an amazing way to come up with your own unique recipes, so feel free to mix in your own cultures’ flavors or your favorite spices. We hope you customize and add some of our most loved dishes to your stash of favorite family recipes!
From Sue Margolis, the beloved author of Forget Me Knot and Gucci, Gucci Coo, comes a clever, capricious novel about lust, longing, and sizing up the competition. After enduring her share of commitment-phobic boyfriends, Amy Brown trades in her high-powered PR job and designer shoes to embark on the journey of single motherhood. Now, with a rambunctious boy of six and chaotic shifts serving decadent muffins and high-octane brew at a local coffee bar, Amy could use a fix herself—preferably the sexy, smoky-eyed grande type. No one is more shocked than Amy to discover that Sam Draper is made perfectly to order: hot, sweet, and delicious. There is just one teeny problem. He’s the architect for the neighborhood’s brand-new Bean Machine, her employer’s fiercest rival. Still, Sam is sexy, fun, and really likes Amy’s son, Charlie. Amy can’t resist the steamy passion—or the feeling that Sam is hiding a secret or two. Could there be something rotten in the beans that make up the Machine’s secret blend? Or is it something more personal? Harnessing her untapped yet formidable journalistic skills, Amy blows the lid off a story that will change her life, but will Sam stick around to share it? Perfect Blend is as addictive as a Frappuccino—but not nearly as fattening. From the Trade Paperback edition.
(Shawnee Press). It will make you think. It will make you laugh. It may change the way you approach your job as a choral director. The Perfect Blend provides an entertaining, yet practical, approach to the voice and to the choir. Over 100 exercises, including photos to explain them, rehearsal and programming tips, vocal health and the aging voice, plus "things they didn't teach you in school". It all adds up to the perfect blend for any choral director.
The Perfect Blend functions not only as a cookbook, but also as a guide for how to lead a more vibrant and healthy life. Blogging powerhouse Tess Masters separates her recipes into 12 chapters driven by specific health goals and current trends, including increased energy, protein boosts, anti-inflammation, and probiotic promotion. Far from simply featuring smoothies or pureed food to be sipped, glugged or scooped up in a spoon, Tess favours recipes that incorporate a blended component, such as appetisers and snacks, quick and easy salads and main meals, as well as staples such as dips, sauces and condiments that can be used to transform foods from bland to brilliant. Tess's versatile and far-reaching collection of recipes includes everything from Greedy Green Curry, Satay Skewers and Tuna Swooner to Classic Cheesecake, Sweet Potato Dip and Thai Smoothies, demonstrating that a quick and healthy dish is only a blend away. In our increasingly time-constrained lives, the blender makes healthy fast food possible. Tess's playful, easy-to-follow recipes cater to the everyday needs of those who seem to be forever on the go, but who don't want to compromise on nutrition and flavour. All you need is a blender and a sense of adventure, so dust off your machine and get ready to discover your own perfect blend.
When a greeting card isn't enough, these greeting books really shine. The colorful hardback covers carry greeting card sentiments, but inside are forty pages of stories, quotations, Scriptures, and more - all to express your feelings at an affordable price. In fact, the price of thes e books is less than many greeting cards, and free envelopes are provided for mailing.
(FULL COLOR VERSION) Perfect Blend: 100 Renditions of Urban Erotica is inspired and promoted by the rapidly growing genre of Urban Erotica. This is an alternative from the propelled influences of graphic violence shown to us constantly minute to minute every day. It is a stress release that doesn't impose on the spirits or personalities of others while addressing real concepts and pleasures of living. It is a work of art which encourages truth in opinion and sexual empowerment. Perfect Blend is a fusion of poems, stories and lyrics which has your best intentions in mind. Not suited for children.
When Denise McCoy jet-starts her new job in the "Big Easy," she expects a journey filled with spicy cuisines, vibrant-live music, raucous costumed parades, and of course, a meaningful career. However, before she sets foot in the port city, she is ambushed by the seductive charms of New Orleans native, Michael Brooks. Sparks fly immediately! He's gorgeous, passionate, and Denise falls hopelessly and fast for the handsome businessman. But, soon, this perfect blend of love and career is in danger, forcing her to deal with an unpopular decision that unknowingly jeopardizes their initial pledge - truth. Her smile moves his soul, her body calls his name, and Michael Brooks won't stop until Denise McCoy is his for keeps. Indulging in the prospects of a 'happily-ever-after' with the exquisite registered nurse, he eagerly allows her into a place he has kept in reserve for a long time. However, when Denise decides to make a change that he opposes, Michael immediately regrets his decision. This misunderstanding is all too familiar, and quite frankly, he refuses to travel that road again. They have more at stake than they imagine, and just in a nick of time, fate steps in, forcing them to fight for their promise of forever. In the end, Michael and Denise learn that pride, ambitions, and family, in the right balance, are the essences of devoted hearts - the perfect blend.