Greens Beans & Brussels W/ Minty Tahini Lemon Dressing

Greens Beans & Brussels W/ Minty Tahini Lemon Dressing

What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.

~ John Steinbeck

Every once in a while there comes along a recipe that no matter what you know you just have to try. For me it was this one, with a picture so breathtaking it jumped off the page as I got home from my recent holiday with a stack of fresh reading from our annual trip to Powell’s in Portland. My monthly subscription to Bon Appetit ran out some time ago, and in an effort to cut back on unnecessary spending this year I’ve been hesitant to renew any of my beloved magazine deliveries. I realize now this is silly, as I read through some of the picks that drew me in this year — I love books and magazines that deliver gorgeous images and inspire me to cook and to create and experiment.

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Easy Avocado Egg Salad Wrap with Za’atar

Easy Avocado Egg Salad Wrap with Za'atar Easy Avocado Egg Salad Wrap with Za'atar

Well as I write this it has been just a few hours since I realized sheepishly that it’s MY FIFTEEN YEAR WEDDING ANNIVERSARY TODAY. Yes, you may find it ridiculous, but the man and me are pretty chill when it comes to these things. But even with our normally casual attitude, I’ve got to say this is a first for both of us to not even think about such things until well into the late afternoon on the day of!! Continue reading

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Summer Celebration Dessert: Raw Lemon Cherry Cheesecake

Raw Lemon Cherry Cheesecake | In Pursuit Of More

Where there is love there is life.

~ Mahatma Ghandi

Looking through my latest recipes, it seems as though it’s been ages since I published or shared anything that wasn’t salad, as let’s face it, that is obviously where my head is most days of the year! Meals around here in this somewhat hot summer have been quick and easy of late: not a lot of cooking going on (this small house gets unbearable with the oven or stove on), and truthfully comprised of whatever we will all eat that’s the same. In short, mostly greens from the garden, which have been plentiful, and our favorite veggies and tofu cooked on the barbecue (the hubby has his meat and loves it). Food is simple these days as life is anything but. Continue reading

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The Garden Harvest Veggie Bowl & A Honey Mustard Dressing

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The season of failure is the best time for sowing the seeds of success.

~ Paramahansa Yogananda

The great thing about life is: there’s almost always something new we can do to make life more interesting, and this year seems to be a time for me to get out there and do it. Sure, it’s overwhelming, as at times as I grapple between what feels like school subjects (working on several businesses at once), and shuffling through business cards in meetings until I find just that right one – but then I ask myself: what would I rather be doing than growing through the discomfort of not knowing what the h*ll I’m doing from day-to-day? Continue reading

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Pea Shoot, Mango & Veggie Slaw with Farro & Soy Ginger Dressing

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It’s hard to believe that after years of eating fresh and freaking out at the start of every new food season, be it cherries, mangoes, fresh peas or just fall squash — I’ve never in all my years realized the magic that exists in eating those lush fresh green pea shoots. I know it’s insane, but I truly did not even know they could be eaten, having grown up my whole life surrounded by pea plants…yes, just not something we did, even though I’ve pretty much made it my mission to munch on every green leaf I walk by while strolling through my mom’s garden in high season. Go figure! Continue reading

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