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You have been an amazing partner. Your attention to detail and excellent time management skills are what got this book done on time. The thought of taking the recipes I have been cooking for years and putting them down on paper seemed like a daunting task and gave me anxiety, to say the least! But you made the process seamless. Whether you were making small changes to my recipes in order to elevate them or developing my recipe ideas into a complete dish, you did it with creativity and perfection. Thanks for making my first cookbook a delightful experience!

—Laila Ali, author of Food for Life

For the past twenty years, Leda has edited my books, blogs, and articles. A master food writer herself, as an editor Leda grasps my intention, nails my inconsistencies, and, by shifting a word or two, adds both levity and clarity. What a boon!

—Rebecca Wood, author of The New Whole Foods Encyclopedia

Leda collaborated with me on both of my books, and I’m grateful to have her on my team. She has a gift for bringing my voice to the written page and she knows how to keep me on track and calm when the pressure is on!

—Natalie Jill, Master Sports Nutritionist, author of Natalie Jill’s 7 Day Jump Start

You are an angel of patience and perseverance. Thank you for pouring your love into every page of this book and going above and beyond the call of duty. Knowing each recipe was tested to perfection assures me that the reader is getting an authentic experience as they re-create these recipes at home. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. There would be no book of LOVE* without you.

—Denise Mari, author of Organic Avenue

Words cannot express . . . the process was incredible. Your willingness to learn, your enthusiasm, your spirit. I would do it again . . .

—Carol Alt, author of Easy Sexy Raw

The friendship we have created is irreplaceable and I am so thankful to have you in my life. Thank you for welcoming me into your home and helping me test out each and every one of the recipes. I will never forget how we had to test the recipes in complete secrecy, high on a mountaintop, in beautiful Vermont. You are the most patient, kind, and giving person. Thank you for guiding me to make the book the best it can be.

—Courtney Lapresi, MasterChef season 5 winner, author of Everyday Fancy

Thank you for helping me write one amazing cookbook. You were a pleasure to work with and I couldn’t have done it without you.

—Shaun O’Neal, MasterChef season 7 winner, author of My Modern American Table

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