in pursuit of more

living with just a little less

This is another beautiful salad that is easy to piece together with the eye candy courtesy of beautiful wheat berries and a bag of gorgeous roasted rainbow carrots. This dish is proof that having a favourite vinaigrette on hand can easily inspire an entirely new salad or dish, like this one. I love these rainbow carrots in the winter (these do not come in my…

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This recipe is one that I will make again and again, and truthfully I cannot believe I haven't thought to combine these two vegetable favourites together before now! Roasted Brussels sprouts are a staple in this house, and I'm aways looking for more creative ways to showcase beets, especially since I started receiving my winter CSA veggie box from a local organic farm called Crisp…

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This is one of those fabulous recipes you can whip up with on those fridge clean out days, as most of us tend to have carrots in the fridge, and I'm one of those folks who loves to choose zucchinis at the store (I love their beautiful shiny green skin) but don't often cook with them. Needless to say it is not uncommon for me…

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This recipe is another goodie from Bon Appetit a few issues ago, and it's a perfect example of what I need more of in my life: tasty, easy, cold noodle salads. It's also a great example of how much I appreciate my ever-evolving 'recipe selection system' which over the years basically amounts to clearing the fog on what I daydream about making, and what will…

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This is one of those recipes that you will find yourself making over and over again (and warning, it's borderline addictive too!). Earlier this summer, it seemed as if I was getting hints from all corners to make this simple Salad Niçoise. From Laura's drop-dead gorgeous version using French Lentils, to this lovely composition with marinated chickpeas over at Minimalist Baker, it honestly felt as…

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Ah, this salad. This is one of my favourites that I've literally been making for years. So many years in fact that you (those dear readers of mine who have been with me from the start) may have even seen it here before - as I had posted this recipe in the early days and it was removed when I shuffled posts around and removed…

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This salad is the result of last week's trip to the Farmer's Market here in Vancouver, where I was pleasantly surprised by the haul I got for the seemingly very little money I spent. The produce this year is just incredible, from the berries and cherries to the greens and veggies that are overflowing everywhere. We're still eating tidbits from the market trip almost a week…

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