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What Do You Bring to the Table? A Savory, Sensory & Inspirational Guide to Living a Yummy Delicious!

Shelley is a loving mother, grandmother, and visionary. As you read her book, you will see she is an advocate for bringing love and peace into the world through cooking. “Bring love into everything you do” is Shelley’s secret to living a joyful life.

Melissa’s Produce is pleased to announce the launch of What Do You Bring to the Table? A Savory, Sensory and Inspirational Guide to Living a Yummy Delicious Life, by Shelley Whizin, the founder of the Soul Diving Institute. In her book, available on Amazon, Shelley offers insightful self-development concepts and themes from her teachings pairing these with easy cooking recipes. She calls herself a “happy mindful cook”.

Shelley’s book is a unique hybrid cookbook, using food as an analogy to what is brought to the table of life, inspiring a greater self-awareness as to what feeds the body, mind, and heart. Her thoughtful insights guide readers to discover their essence as a practice for happy mindfulness while cooking.

“This book explores ‘who you are’ while you are cooking. More than ever, it is very important to understand how the energy we infuse in our cooking can truly nourish us, rather than merely eating for survival. My Happy Mindful Meditations are designed to guide the reader to take a few brief moments to re-acquaint and connect with their special essence. That essence is carried over and infused in the preparation of food. The awareness of essences also serves as thoughtful approaches to bring an enhanced conscious awareness in what each one brings to the table of life. Managing your energy is key to living a better, yummy delicious life, infused with more daily joy. My recipes allow room for adding “instinct” inspired ingredients to the recipes, which I call “Instinct Cooking”. My bite-size Re-Minders are key points drawn from each Chapter. One of the most important things to remember is that you are the CEO (Chief Energy Officer) of your own life.” 

Readers find a few twists on some simple recipes using Melissa’s Produce, like Jordyn’s Jiving Avocado Toast Tapenade, Butternut Squash Ginger Carrot Instinct Soup, Mike’s Mighty Mediterranean Chopped Salad, or Zoe’s Funny Fruity Nutty Salad, and more. On the dessert side, Jake’s Fav Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins are always a hit, and The Silver Girls’ Caramel Praline Cheesecake, passed down from three generations, is one of the best cheesecake recipes you can find.

What Do You Bring to the Table?

Happy Mindful Meditations and 55 bite-size Re-Minders; A guide on how to foster healthy relationship with yourself and others; increase your “Joy Factor” in life; change thoughts to one’s that can enhance life quality; focus on the future and letting go of the past; create and fill your Sanctuary with an energy of love; “Being” your legacy; Bring it all to the table of life to make this world a better place.


The Soul Diving Institute (SDI), founded by Shelley Whizin, offers courses and programs designed to enhance life quality through self-awareness through her methodology called “Soul-Diving”. The foundation of SDI brings focused learnings on the art of “Being” Human



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