in pursuit of more

living with just a little less

Traveling New York, I can't tell you the number of times I craved just a good hearty salad. We ate well on our recent trip, but it always goes that a few meals in and I'm gently reminded by circumstance that I'm not on a 'foodie-only' holiday but on a family holiday, one where I'm bound to roll with what the collective group feels up…

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Oh, summer. It's pretty hot and dry around here these days, as I'm sure it is for many of you in other parts (unless it's your winter!). It's been one long, hot, dry summer so far and truth be told, it's a little strange for us here in Vancouver. With all the wet weather we are used to here in these west coast parts, it's…

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Hi all! After an extended break from the blog (I literally have not had the time - and have missed it terribly), I'm compelled to share just some of the vibe I'm feeling after just wrapping up one of the (hands down) most useful books I've come across in a very long time. If you haven't heard of it yet, I highly suggest picking up a…

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You don't need to be helped any longer. You've always had the power.Glinda, Wizard of Oz This recipe sort of just happened. A few weeks back, Lindsay posted a tasty looking riff on this curried lentil bowl, and cleverly used red curry paste to take the whole idea to completely new level. When it comes to Thai style food, I admit, I'm a bit of…

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Howdy all! Real quick, before I put any other words down, the very first thing I need to say is its so good to be back here and to have you all here with me. I've been sitting on this recipe and the pictures of this post for weeks, as we moved the site around to accommodate the new space I find myself existing in…

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As the weather cools down and life settles back into the routine of schoolwork, kids sports & weeknights filled with laundry, fighting for who gets the first hot showers (this old house has the world's smallest hot water tank), and driving back and forth from various engagements, the food we eat tends to change and I like that. The stove and oven which are completely…

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On the occasion of this special day, I'm making note of things as I sit and write this post to you, my readers. It's my birthday today (and yes I am sitting in a jazz-filled cafe alone early in the morning and it's HEAVEN), and on this day I am one entire whole year older (DUH, I know you know this but still). A year…

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Dear friends: I've got to be up front with you. I've struggled with ways to get this out, but the time is come and I've simply got to be out with it: I'm mentally spent these days! I'm looking back at these past months as I've waited for that rush of energy, or that big hairy moment when I will find it all comes flowing…

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Travel brings power and love back into your life.Rumi A few months back I sent a tweet to some of my vegan blogging friends after a few week (well three weeks to be exact) stint of avoiding dairy entirely and feeling pretty proud of myself. While I won't delve too deeply right now into my thoughts on the matter of to be entirely vegan or…

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When it comes to ramen, I don't think there is a person in modern history without a connection or memory to warm noodles in a bowl and the comfort & subsequent memories they bring. I mean is there? For me and my siblings growing up, Mr. Noodles were a major treat, since while inexpensive and easy to make, my folks weren't exactly the 'fast food' types.…

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