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BLEND E-Book Release + Giveaway of Over $1750 Worth of Smoothie-Related Goodies!

Friday, June 21st, 2013

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After what seems like forever, Alyssa (of Everyday Maven) and I are thrilled to finally be releasing our smoothie e-books…today! It’s the first day of summer and the timing couldn’t be more perfect. (more…)

Food Blogger Prop Swap 2013

Monday, June 17th, 2013

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Have you ever been to a restaurant and while waiting for your meal to arrive, someone else’s meal at a nearby table came and it smelled so good or it looked so beautiful going by that you just had to sneak a peek? (I know I can’t be the only one, lol.)

Kind-of like the impulse to look at someone else’s food, I love looking at other food blogger’s props. And drooling over not only the food they’re serving, but what they’re serving it on.

Along those lines, I was pretty excited about the Food Blogger Prop Swap. (more…)

The Announcement I’ve Been Waiting One Year to Make!

Friday, June 14th, 2013

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I’m trying not to bounce off the walls ceiling as I write this because I’m so excited.

I’ve been working on a project with the fabulous Alyssa of Everyday Maven for the past year and a half. (Literally.) And I’ve been dying to share what we’ve been up to with all of you for at least the past year, lol.

Now it’s finally time!!!

If you’re feeling snacky, this is a good time to grab a cup of joe and/or something to munch on because this post is a little on the long side…and you don’t want to miss it! (more…)

BLT {Butter Lettuce, Lox + Tarragon Schmear Bagel Sandwiches} & An Announcement

Friday, April 26th, 2013

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A couple years ago, Mike and I were at a pretty spiffy hotel in New York City; one morning Mike had to leave early for a meeting.

I was debating between a workout, bubble bath, and breakfast. Being in New York and being the bagel-lover that I am, breakfast won out. There were a couple of delis not even a block away, but left to my own devices, I ordered room service: an espresso and a lox bagel. (Since then I’ve smartened up and generally choose the deli to satiate my cravings.) (more…)

An Announcement & Review of The Recipe Girl Cookbook

Monday, April 15th, 2013

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I have an exciting announcement today…I’m now a contributor to Recipe Girl’s other food blog, Culinary Covers! Lori has an incredibly talented bunch of contributors over there, and I’m honored to be included. The premise of Culinary Covers is to make and review cover recipes from food magazines and cookbooks to determine whether they are really cover-worthy; because we all know that although some cover recipes look insanely delicious, there are times when they turn out to be not-so-much worth the effort, let alone worthy of the coveted cover spot. It’s such a fun idea!

The first recipe I made for Culinary Covers was from the cover of Lori Lange’s cookbook, The Recipe Girl Cookbook. To give you deeper look into the book, I decided that it would be fun to make a few of the other recipes from Lori’s cookbook as well. So far I’ve made five recipes from her book, and here’s what I thought of them… (more…)

Black Bean Burger Dinner {$.96 Per Serving!} for Food Bloggers Against Hunger #takeyourplace

Monday, April 8th, 2013

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Today’s post is dedicated to helping feed those in need.

We don’t have to look as far as you might think to find hunger…did you know that in the U.S. nearly 1 in 5 children live in households that don’t know where their next meal is coming from? That’s 16.2 million kids struggling with hunger in this country alone.

Millions of Americans are limited to spending an average of only $3 to $4 per day on food through the food stamp program. With that in mind, I wanted to come up with a healthy dinner recipe to feed a family of 4 for $4 or less (not including the cost of pantry staples). (more…)

Writing a Book, Part 6: Promoting Your Book

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013

booksforsaleThis is the final post in my Writing a Book blog series; if you’ve made it this far, thanks for reading! If authoring a book is a goal of yours, I hope I’ve given you inspiration and information on how to achieve it.

The final topic I’m going to discuss is how to promote your book, which is just as important as all the work you’ve done for your book up to this point. You might write a truly great book, but unless people know about it, it’s not much good to anyone. Here are some promotional ideas to get you started. (more…)

Middle Eastern Magic: My New Column on Honest Cooking

Friday, February 1st, 2013

DSC_6597(small)I snapped this photo at a market in Damascus in spring 2011.

I’m incredibly excited to announce that I’ll be writing my own column called Middle Eastern Magic on Honest Cooking! Please head over to read my introduction, where I talk about what I’ll be sharing there. (Thank you for the opportunity, Honest Cooking!)

Writing a Book, Part 5: Writing Your Book

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

DSC_0264(small)You might have already guessed, but I’ll come out and say it: I’m pretty organized. I like lists…for groceries, errands, life goals, and everything in between. Folded towels and sorted flatware drawers, closets neatly arranged. I can’t help it, that’s my happy place. That’s not to say that everything is always in its place, but when it is, I feel content. (Think Monica from Friends; and yes, I know this is enough to drive the Rachels and Phoebes out there up the wall, lol.) For better or worse, this really, really helped me when I was writing my first cookbook.

I know not everyone finds it as fun (yes, fun, lol) to organize as I do, which is why I wanted to share a few organizing tips I have that relate to writing a book. (more…)

Writing a Book, Part 4: Your Contract, In Plain English

Sunday, January 13th, 2013

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So now that you decided you want to write a book, wrote your proposal, and found a publisher, you need to know how to understand the contract they’ll be sending your way. I wasn’t always a food blogger (although for me it definitely feels otherwise!); I graduated law school as a Juris Doctor. Now, normally I would say that along with $3.00 will get me a cup of coffee at Starbucks, but this is one real-life situation where having a law degree under my belt actually helped me immensely.

Not only can I translate my own contract from legalese into plain English, but I can negotiate my own terms. In case anyone out there is working agent-free the way I was (the way I still am, actually), below I’ve listed a few important contractual terms to look for and whether or not (in my experience) you can usually negotiate each specific term. (more…)

Hello! I’m Faith and I write An Edible Mosaic. This is my recipe collection of international favorites and updated American classics, with an emphasis on seasonal dishes. I focus on real foods that sustain body and mind, bring people together, and make a house a home. Welcome to my mosaic of recipes.

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