Welcome to In Pursuit Of More, my own piece of the blogosphere that celebrates simple things while sharing wholesome, good-for-your-body-mind vegetarian food. My name is Shira, and I am the voice behind this blog, as well as the photographer, recipe writer, and everything else that goes with this space.
My goal here is to share a few words, and to create conversation & thinking about food & sustenance in a way that hopefully inspires us all to look a little harder at just what we really need to truly live well. I started this blog in 2012 as a way to direct my own errant creative energy, and as a method for calming my too busy mind as a 30 something working woman with the ever growing pressures of career, marriage, family, & the pursuit of that universally desired state we call happiness. The pursuit of more to me is simply put – the realization that our quest to acquire and consume things that don’t satisfy the soul is a journey that will inevitably be fraught with emptiness. (I know this from my own personal experience).
Instead, returning to the grounding & instinctual basics: food, family, friends, nature, and appreciation for what we have, is where we can find the satisfaction we so often seek. I hope in my small way to encourage all who visit me here to return to the basic, inherent pleasures in life that can all too often be taken for granted.
Eating mindfully // Purchasing responsibly // Wasting less, and enjoying more.
I was brought into the world by hippie parents in the 70’s, who left their eastern Canadian roots to settle on the wild West Coast, in hopes of carving out a little piece of paradise and a place to call their home. That they did, and with 4 kids in tow raised us along with organic garden beds, houses built of driftwood, and a fierce dedication to living off the grid. My dad was an artist, creative & too smart for his own good, my mom a steady caretaker and a lover of love. Both hard-working. Both guided by the steady pursuit of their own purposes. I left home quite early in life to pursue my own path, but it’s likely you’ll catch glimpses of my hippie roots here.
All of the recipes here are vegetarian, many are vegan. All are easy to make, are most often budget friendly, and will likely feature ingredients you already have in your pantry. To print the full list of regular items I use, see my pantry list here.
Thanks for joining me.