Author Teaches Readers How to Cultivate a Happy Life in Joyful New Cookbook

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In ‘The Happy Planet,’ Dana Karic shows others that, as in life, freedom, love, peace, joy, and discovery also rule in the kitchen

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The easiest way to write is to just let the words come themselves. I don’t coax them into being, I just let them flow through me – and this book is a result of that.

Author and multimedia artist Dana Karic has published her inspiring cookbook featuring delectable vegan and vegetarian recipes that at once promote health, nutrition, and wellness and provide readers the tools to cultivate a happier outlook and life. In “The Happy Planet,” Karic encourages readers to appreciate all the wonderful things and people in their lives and consciously choose health, love, and joy.

Peppered with uplifting affirmations, called “gift cards,” and sage kitchen wisdom, Karic’s book encourages readers to either follow the recipes as written or embark on a culinary adventure by trying different spices and adding foods they like, such as meat and fish, to their heart’s desire. Karic purposefully omits pictures of her dishes to eliminate the pressure many home cooks may feel to recreate the dish “perfectly”; instead, she empowers readers to unleash their own creativity and make a dish that appeals to them, presenting it in any way they wish.

“Writing is my greatest love. I write every single day,” Karic said. “I write to heal, I write to share, I write to organize myself and my thoughts, I write to explore my options and decide things, I write letters and notes! Writing for yourself is a beautiful thing. The easiest way to write is to just let the words come themselves. I don’t coax them into being, I just let them flow through me – and this book is a result of that.”

Ultimately, “The Happy Planet” not only teaches readers how to make an eclectic mix of mouthwatering, simple meals; it also serves up recipes for life. Karic’s book teaches others how to practice joy and relaxation, spend quality time with family, and develop their self-care skills – all while nurturing their love of crafting tasty dishes for themselves and the people around them.

“The Happy Planet: Cookbook Recipes for Life”
By Dana Karic
ISBN: 978-1-9822-3096-8 (softcover); 978-1-9822-3097-5 (e-book)
Available through Balboa Press, Barnes & Noble, and Amazon

About the author
Dana Karic is a multimedia artist who creates music and art and has a deep love for writing. Karic’s fun, inspiring books are perfect for all ages, and through them, she is focused on helping people embrace their creativity, discover themselves, relax, and enjoy life. Karic is a lover of nature, culture, and travel, and she is passionate about teaching others to respect, and nurture humanity’s most sacred relationships: those with oneself, the Creator, family, country, and the beautiful planet Earth. To learn more, please visit or

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