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.
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 →
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 →
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
― Nelson Mandela
When it comes to lunch, I’ve definitely always felt it’s the single most important meal to potentially make or break your day. For those with access to enough food & the ability and luxury to choose what to consume, it seems that even those with the best intentions of eating well can sometimes fall prey to poor choices in the gruelling middle of the work day. You know, in the middle of daily pressures and all the stresses that present themselves when we are learning, being challenged, and interacting with colleagues, leaders & clients? We all have them, those pressures, and it seems at least to me that this critical meal can either set us up for an afternoon of strength or derail us completely if we aren’t prepared. All hail the packed lunch in this case, and today I’m sharing a new variation on one of my all-time favorite midday power meals. Continue reading →
There are definitely times when I sit down to write and wonder if maaaaybe I sometimes sound like a broken record, but I hope that’s not the case as I try to work out the ramblings that come and go through my brain on a daily, weekly, hourly or sometimes second-by-second basis. I may have shared this before, but I am constantly fascinated by the workings of our minds and specifically, how inspiration strikes and where we draw energy from when we really, really, dig something. Ever wondered just where your energy comes from or how easy something feels when you love it? Well, that’s what I’m talking about here, it’s just that. Continue reading →
Welcome! What is In Pursuit Of More? The blog about living with (just a little) less. By going without, we can gain - by giving to those who have less. Want to make a change in your eating habits for the better? Imagine how you can turn that into something positive for those who would otherwise go hungry. Go without so others don't have to. That's living with (just a little) less.