Welcome to In Pursuit Of More, a blog that celebrates simple things while sharing wholesome, and good for you 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.
The goal here for me is to share a few words, and to create conversation & thinking around 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 as a way to direct my errant creative energy, and as a method for calming my own 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 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 frustration and 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.
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.