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Having great-tasting, healthful meals doesn’t require cooking an entire feast. Culinary expert and best-selling author Nancy S. Hughes has spent 25 years developing recipes and teaching people how to cook for plenty…and how to cook for just one. Her latest book is entirely focused on the needs of cooking for one and serving yourself a great tasting meal every day of the week.

DESIGNED FOR ONE! 120 Diabetes-Friendly Dishes Just for You contains 120 budget-friendly recipes for dinner, including salads, sides (starchy and nonstarchy), and even desserts! Nancy guides readers through the process of shopping, storing, measuring, and preparing ingredients — including advice on how to pick out fresh ingredients such as asparagus, tomatoes, pork loin, avocados, and loose herbs without letting anything go to waste.

I wrote this book to provide both those living with diabetes and those just looking for healthier meals with easy-to-make recipes using everyday ingredients. No unwanted leftovers. No unnecessary work. Simple comfort for ONE!
— Nancy S. Hughes

Many recipes include tips from the chef (“Freeze leftover canned beans by laying them in a thin layer in a resealable sandwich baggie.”) and there’s a “How To” section that brings all these tips and more together for readers. There’s even a “Two-For-One” chapter where Nancy shares many options for cooking larger amounts to repurpose into other recipes and uses. Nancy draws on her previous books such as The 4-Ingredient Diabetes Cookbook and Two-Step Diabetes Cookbook to ensure these recipes are simple, economical, and rich with flavor. Highlights include:

  • Mediterranean Unstuffed Peppers
  • Red Pepper-Mushroom Skillet Pizza
  • Ham, Pepper, and Pineapple Broiler Packet\
  • Italian Crusted Cod and Spinach
  • Mexican Shrimp with Lime
  • Pork and Avaocado-Lime Wrap
  • Pan-Roasted Salmon with Mango Chutney
  • Sweet Tart Raspberry Phyllo Bites
  • Frozen Banana-Pecan Sandwiches

Having great-tasting, healthful meals doesn’t require cooking an entire feast. Culinary expert and best-selling author Nancy S. Hughes has spent 25 years developing recipes and teaching people how to cook for plenty…and how to cook for just one. Her latest book is entirely focused on the needs of cooking for one and serving yourself a great tasting meal every day of the week.

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Party Pics: Ageless Bride Book Signing

Brides are fabulous at any age! Just ask superstar designers Isaac Mizrahi, Zac Posen, Ellen Christine, Vicky Tiel, Angel Sanchez, Betsey Johnson, Hal Rubenstein, Jeannie McQueeny, Amy Zerner, Ines Di Santo, Jeff Mahshie and Guo Pei. They all are featured in Gigi’s Schilling’s pioneering new book,  Ageless Bride: Famous Designers Dress, Inspire & Celebrate Brides Over 50!

Schilling asked designers to share their fantasy looks for the over-fifty bride. Jane Wilson-Marquis, who has designed dresses for everyone from Rory Kennedy to Wyclef Jean’s sister, Melky, hosted the book launch shindig at her glamorous new duplex boutique, oliver + jane.  Guests sipped cava and nibbled grapes while perusing through passages from the book.

As Zac Posen said in Ageless Bride, “”We are living in a moment that is ageless. With bridal right now, almost anything goes.”

How cool is that! (Amazon Link: bit.ly/AgelessBride Gigi’s website: http://soageless.com/

Hollywood Lesbians

The innovative, hybrid book publisher, Riverdale Avenue Books is publishing an updated edition of Hollywood Lesbian: From Garbo to Foster by Boze Hadleigh which is the companion volume to the classic Hollywood Gays.

In this rare and no-holds-barred collection of exclusive interviews with Hollywood icons from the Golden Age of movies and TV—Dame Judith Anderson, Barbara Stanwyck, Capucine, Ann B. Davis, Nancy Kulp, Sandy Dennis, Agnes Moorehead, Edith Head, Patsy Kelly — among others—renowned entertainment journalist and historian Boze Hadleigh goes straight to the source and opens the film world’s closet door into the past, and brings this volume full circle to the present with new material.

“It’s such an insightful book with original interviews that spans over 40 years displaying the changing attitudes of lesbians in American society,” said Publisher, Lori Perkins.  “Hollywood Lesbians interviews actresses who express their fear of coming out publicly to not giving a damn. It’s truly extraordinary.”

Downloads of the books are available on AmazonBarnes & Nobles Nook, iTunes, Kobo and wherever e-books are downloaded.

About the Author

Boze Hadleigh is the foremost writer on les/bi/gay Hollywood. His 22 books have been translated into 14 languages and yielded 11 TV documentaries and three plays. He holds a master’s degree in journalism, speaks five languages, has visited over 60 countries, and won on Jeopardy! (donating his winnings to a fire-damaged library). His titles include Hollywood Gays, The Lavender Screen, Sing Out!, Broadway Babylon, Celebrity Lies!, Marilyn Forever, and An Actor Succeeds. The Los Angeles Times called him “a pop culture dynamo.”

About Riverdale Avenue Books

Riverdale Avenue Books is an award winning, innovative hybrid publisher at the leading edge of the changes in the publishing industry.  We publish e-books, print, and audio books under 10 imprints: Desire, an erotica/erotic romance imprint; Riverdale/Magnus the award-winning imprint of LGBT titles; Pop featuring pop culture titles; Afraid, a horror line; SFF, a science fiction fantasy line; Truth, an erotic memoir line; Dagger, a mystery thriller imprint; Sports and Gaming featuring sports and gaming titles; and VerVe featuring lifestyle titles. Started in 2012 by industry veteran Lori Perkins, Riverdale is a full service publisher, with a foreign rights and film agency department.  Visit us at www.RiverdaleAveBooks.com.

Deepak Chopra at TimesTalks

Monday, March 27 from 7 to 8:15 PM
Florence Gould Hall, 55 East 59th Street, New York

Keeping one’s balance when the world is on edge isn’t easy. How does one stay emotionally, physically, and spiritually centered during difficult times? Join us for an enlightening evening with Deepak Chopra, MD in celebration of his recently released book “You are the Universe,” co–written with quantum physicist and cosmologist Menas Kafatos. In their book, Chopra and Kafatos present a bold new understanding of who we are, where we came from, and how we can reach our greatest potential. Chopra is a world–renowned pioneer in integrative medicine and personal transformation, a Board Certified Physician in Internal Medicine, Endocrinology and Metabolism, Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Diego and the author of more than 85 books. Don’t miss this much–needed opportunity to get grounded and learn the spiritual tools to cope in times of stress, turbulence, and uncertainty.

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Library Benefit 2017 NYC

Sunday, February 25 from 10 am to NOON
The New York Public Library, Schwarzman Bldg, 5th Avenue and 42nd Street, NYC

A fun-filled morning for parents and children alike, The Family Benefit transforms the Library’s historic Astor Hall in the landmark Stephen A. Schwarzman Building into a literary wonderland. Families enjoy hands-on activities, animated readings, and music that bring these stories to life and spark children’s imaginations while encouraging a love of reading. Proceeds from the Family Benefit support children’s services and programs in the Library’s 89 neighborhood branches, including after school programs that aim to improve children’s educational achievement, as well as the purchasing of children’s books to enable and promote reading throughout the city.

For more information visit https://www.nypl.org/support/benefit-events/familybenefit




Simple, Quick, and Delicious Recipes Using Just Four Ingredients or Less!

by Nancy S. Hughes
Now Available

Simpler really is better, faster, and can be more delicious when every ingredient counts! Meal-planning and whole food cooking are all the rage in cookbooks today, but few come with the promise of simplifying your life and enriching your taste buds at the same time.

With 18 top-selling cookbooks and over 7,500 published recipes to her name, culinary consultant and diabetes-friendly-cooking expert Nancy S. Hughes teaches the novice chef how to create nutrient-rich meals with just a few basic ingredients, allowing readers to minimize their time in the kitchen. THE 4-INGREDIENT DIABETES COOKBOOK, 2nd Edition [Nov 2016, $18.95 US / $23.50 CAN] challenges the idea that lots of ingredients and extensive preparation make a more nourishing and tastier meal.

Nancy has included 160 recipes, both new and reinvented, using popular ingredients like Sriracha and quinoa, while incorporating recent advances in cooking science to demonstrate that new cooks and experienced chefs alike can pull together a quick, easy and healthy meal in minutes. The book includes a section highlighting vegetarian and meatless dishes, as well as over 200 tricks, tips and timesavers for every meal of the day.

1 in 3 Americans are currently living with diabetes or pre-diabetes. Each recipe includes the American Diabetes Association’s approved meal exchanges and detailed nutrition information, while Nancy adds an arsenal of simple hacks to transform the neophyte cook into an amateur chef. Recipes include:

  • Double-Duty Banana Pancakes
  • Pork and Avocado Salad
  • Panko and Ranch Chicken Strips with Dipping Sauce
  • Sriracha Roasted Pork with Sweet Potatoes
  • Sirloin Hoagies
  • Fruit-Scoop Muffin Cobbler
  • Frozen Chocolate Peanut Butter Layered Pie

THE 4-INGREDIENT DIABETES COOKBOOK is a valuable tool for those managing their diabetes and anyone looking to have a healthier relationship with food. Starting with staples and easy-to-find, natural ingredients, the recipes are a real treat for all, even for those who aren’t living with diabetes.

About the Author
Nancy S. Hughes is an authoritative food consultant, recipe developer, and nationally recognized cookbook author and contributor specializing in traditional and healthy recipes for families and those on restricted diet plans, where to buy nutrisystem diet plans? She has written 18 nationally published cookbooks, as well as developed recipes for 58 additional cookbooks with over 7,500 published recipes to her credit. Nancy has worked with clients across the United States and Canada with major corporations, health-focused organizations, magazines, and web-based clients, including: American Heart Association, Cooking Light, Better Homes and Gardens, Betty Crocker, Del Monte Food, Canola Council, National Processed Raspberry Council, Rice Federation, eMeals, and Nestlé.

About the American Diabetes Association
The American Diabetes Association® is leading the fight to STOP DIABETES® and its deadly consequences for those affected by diabetes. The Association funds research to prevent, cure, and manage diabetes; delivers services to hundreds of communities; provides objective and credible information; and gives voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes. Founded in 1940, its mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. For more information please call the American Diabetes Association at 1-800-DIABETES (1-800-342-2383) or visit www.diabetes.org. Information from both of these sources is available in English and Spanish.

THE 4-INGREDIENT DIABETES COOKBOOK is available at ShopDiabetes.org, in bookstores nationwide, or by calling 1-800-232-6733.

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Simple, Quick, and Delicious Recipes Using Just Four Ingredients or Less!
by Nancy S. Hughes
American Diabetes Association
$18.95 US / $23.50 CAN
Original Trade Paperback
ISBN: 978-1-58040-637-6


Mukti: Free to be Born Again


Names have been changed to protect the innocent
How one Hindu refugee breaks taboos to discuss cleansing in Islamized Indian Subcontinent

Between 1947, when India was partitioned, to the 2001 census, Muslim-majority Bangladesh lost over 49 million indigenous minority Hindus.

Most of the world never knew.

In “Mukti: Free to be Born Again: Partitions of Indian Subcontinent – Islamism, Hinduism, Leftism and Liberation of the Faithful,” State University of New York Professor Dr. Sachi Dastidar describes the most important untold story of the 20th century. It is a message of hope and a depiction of how faith provides liberation from oppression.

“I have no power to protect individuals who shared their stories of injustice and subjugation with me,” Dastidar said. “I have changed their names to prevent them from receiving possible repercussion for sharing the truth. In the midst of despair, there are courageous defenders of the oppressed.”

Dastidar is part of an indigenous pre-Islamic Hindu family of Bangladesh and, perhaps, the only, among tens of millions of Hindu refugees, to return back from India. He is first to break the taboo of discussing displacement and cleansing and has been invited to two Congressional hearings in Washington, D.C., to testify for the plight of the non-Muslim minorities in a Muslim-majority subcontinent. Dastidar was also invited to be a keynote speaker at an international conference in Bangladesh, in 2005, and has lectured in India and Pakistan.

“This story is based in Bengal – the present-day Bangladesh, and West Bengal and Tripura states of India,” Dastidar said. “It is an area which witnessed three unnatural, large-scale mass killings in the last part of the 20th century. Yet, no one’s been held for those mass killings.”

For more information, visit: http://bookstore.authorhouse.com/Products/SKU-000962519/Mukti-Free-to-Be-Born-Again.aspx.

Mukti: Free to be Born Again 
By Sachi G. Dastidar
ISBN: 978-1-4969-4483-2
Available in softcover, hardcover, e-book
Available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and AuthorHouse

About the author
Dr. Sachi G. Dastidar is a distinguished professor of State University of New York. He helps 33 schools for the poor and the orphaned in Bangladesh, West Bengal, Assam, and Mizoram, having built nine schools/dorms in Bangladesh, one in West Bengal, and one in Mizoram states. He has published several books and authored over 150 articles. He heads the Indian Subcontinent Partition Documentation Project (ISPaD).

Guide to Drones


The Complete Guide to Drones:
Whatever Your Budget
By Adam Juniper

Welcome to the world of drones! This book will
show you everything you could ever want to know
about buying and flying your first drones. From
getting to grips with the jargon you’ll need to speak
to other flyers, to how you can design and build
your own drone with advanced features like live
video feedback and programmable autopilot. You’ll
even learn how to read a sectional chart (that’s a
pilot’s map-see, you’re learning already!)

This book is your gateway to the fun (and the
learning) that awaits, and it’ll keep you safe in the
skies too.

Adam Juniper has been flying drones and model helicopters for
years, and enjoys nothing more than sharing those skills or the
videos he captures. He is active in the community — his YouTube
videos have been seen by thousands of fellow pilots. He has
authored several books including My Story: Easy Digital Tools
(9780762108893) and Photoshop Elements (9781904344230). He’s
also worked as a book publisher and professional video producer
(with a book on the subject to his name), and has written for
numerous digital creativity magazine.

For more information contact Nichole.Schiele@QuartoUS.com


Aperture Spring Party and Dinner


Friday, April 15
6 to 8:30 pm: Host Committee Dinner
9 pm to midnight: Spring Party
Aperture Gallery and Bookstore, 547 West 27th Street, 4th Floor, New York

Food, drink, and festivities inspired by

The Photographer’s Cookbook

to benefit Aperture Foundation

Support Aperture and celebrate the publication of The Photographer’s Cookbook copublished by Aperture and George Eastman Museum—a book of recipes and photographs by the world’s leading photographers, gathered in the 1970’s.

Host Committee Dinner at Aperture Gallery features special guests STEPHEN SHORE and DOUG DUBOIS.

Spring Party at Aperture Gallery features DJ sets by STEFAN RUIZ and AL-VEEZ, Live performance by EXP, the reverse-engineered K-pop phenomenon by I’m Making a Boy Band (Bora Kim, Karin Kuroda and Samantha Y. Shao)

For more information visit http://aperture.org/2016-aperture-spring-party-dinner/


Autism Event


Wednesday, March 30 from 6 to 7:30 pm
Atlas Foundation For Autism 252 West 29th Street 3rd Floor. New York

Author and Father of an autistic son Rupert Isaacson will share his book, THE LONG RIDE HOME: The Extraordinary Journey of Healing that Changed a Child’s Life (March 2016). Rupert’s book combines his talents, as an observer with a gift for breathtaking detail, with the insight of his psychologist wife, to create a portrait of hope that has resulted in The Movement Method, practiced around the world. It’s a story of love and the perseverance to find the child locked within the shell of autism and help him reach his full potential, a potential that may be a gift to the neurotypical world. If you are looking for a great school in Atlanta then check out these private schools in Atlanta.

Joining the program also will be Manhattan-based singer also on the spectrum, Samantha Elisofon, the subject of her Mother’s soon to be released memoir, MY PICTURE PERFECT FAMILY: What Happens When One Twin has Autism by Marguerite Elisofon (Central Park Publishers; April 4, 2016). Samantha is a young adult on the spectrum but, despite all odds, graduated from college with honors and has perfect pitch. She will be performing at 6:30pm during the March 30 program.

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Inspiration: International Art Book

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Inspiration: International Art Book comes to Dubai!

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Happy Foods


Do you want to feel better about what you eat? Do you want to feel better all day long? Healthy foods do not only taste better but it is far less expensive and can change your mental outlook on life. Author Karen Wang Diggs has lived in Hong Kong, Mainland China and the United States and brings a wealth of food knowledge, village wisdom and secrets to healthy living. From her travels as a chef, a nutritionist and cooking instructor, Diggs has helped hundreds of people overcome eating issues and to arrive at a food lifestyle that has them smiling again. If you need an expert about healthy food, a fantastic read about kratom is recommended. From dealing with diabetes to smart and safe approaches to weight-loss like using an app to track your calories and even working with cancer patients, Diggs’ savvy food smarts are all packed into the clean cuisine of Happy Foods.


Chapter 1: You Feel What You Eat

Chapter 2: Go From Empty to Energized

Chapter 3: Banish Bingeing, Welcome Satisfaction

Chapter 4: Sweet Dreams and Serenity

Chapter 5: Say Goodbye to Sad

Chapter 6: Delights of Detox

Chapter 7: Celebrate with Good Mood Foods

Chapter 8: Complete Kitchen Makeover

About the Author

After graduating from the California Culinary Academy, Karen Wang Diggs got on a jet and flew off to Hong Kong where she worked as a chef for the Mandarin Oriental Hotel and also helped to open two eateries. After obtaining her certification as a Nutrition Consultant in 2006 from Bauman College, Diggs began merging her innate culinary skills with her knowledge of holistic nutrition. Diggs helped people achieve optimal health through detoxification and weight loss workshops, therapeutic cooking classes and private nutrition consultations. She lives in San Francisco, CA.

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