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If you can't catch a plane to Italy, India, and Indonesia, a la Julia Roberts in Eat Pray Love, here are a few shortcuts to culinary, spiritual, and erotic fulfillment—no passport required.
On the Cooking Channel's Indian Food Made Easy, vivacious host Anjum Anand whips up her homeland's trademark dishes with spectacular results: spicy lamb burgers, potato and pea samosas, and a dreamy mango mousse (Sundays at 1 P.M.). Another rising star on the Cooking Channel, Irish chef Rachel Allen, is the sunny face of Bake!, a delightfully unfussy guide to everything your oven can cook—including Ballymaloe white soda bread, peanut butter and white chocolate blondies, and lime yogurt cake with rosewater and pistachios (Saturdays at 4:30 P.M.).
If trying times have you questioning your ideology, discover your place on the spiritual spectrum with the Belief-O-Matic, a feature of the fantastic interfaith site BeliefNet.com. Answer 20 far-ranging, soul-stirring questions—about the existence of God, your reverence for nature, your views on why suffering happens—and the site will generate a diverse list of faiths that share a similar outlook. Once you've figured out whether you're a Mahayana Buddhist or an Orthodox Quaker at heart, click on the links to find out more.
"Remember, you are sexy—the whole of you, inside and out," say Claire Cavanah and Rachel Venning, owners of the famed Babeland sex boutiques and authors of the terrifically un-shy Moregasm: Babeland's Guide to Mind-Blowing Sex. The writers are as down-to-earth and funny as your closest friend—and just as willing to offer the advice you always wanted (but were afraid to ask for).
More about Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert:
Read an excerpt
Watch Elizabeth Gilbert's complete talk from O's Live Your Best Life weekend
What comes after the eating, the praying, and the loving?
Eat, Pray, Love author Elizabeth Gilbert on the key to a well-lived life
From the September 2010 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine
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