Category Archives: Vegan

Farmer’s Market Potato & Kale Salad with Glory Bowl Dressing

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Rest and be thankful.

― William Wordsworth

When thinking about ways to improve your day-to-day, it’s likely there are an inevitable few that will always come to mind. I mean, how many of us want to eat better, exercise more, and drink more water? Even those of us with the healthiest of diets (I suspect) will always say these things. Continue reading

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Chickpea, Olive & Orzo Paella with Scarlett Runner Beans

Chickpea, Olive & Orzo Paella with Scarlett Runner Beans Chickpea, Olive & Orzo Paella with Scarlett Runner Beans

The best fighter is never angry.

~ Lao Tzu

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 avoided through the hot summer months are all of a sudden full of creative possibility, and the cupboards are opened to reveal spices, pulses, grains & root veggies all perfectly ready to warm the belly with warm sustenance and nourishment. Continue reading

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Heirloom Tomato & Onion Tartine on Chickpea Flatbread

Heirloom Tomato & Onion Tartine on Chickpea Flatbread Heirloom Tomato & Onion Tartine on Chickpea Flatbread

Never let go of that fiery sadness called desire.

~ Patti Smith

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 that both flew by and yet felt like it crawled at times, with anguish, discomfort, heartache, and most of all stretching that has brought with it an immense amount of personal growth – it’s one that won’t soon be forgotten. Continue reading

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Greens Beans & Brussels W/ Minty Tahini Lemon Dressing

Greens Beans & Brussels W/ Minty Tahini Lemon Dressing

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.

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Summer Celebration Dessert: Raw Lemon Cherry Cheesecake

Raw Lemon Cherry Cheesecake | In Pursuit Of More

Where there is love there is life.

~ Mahatma Ghandi

Looking through my latest recipes, it seems as though it’s been ages since I published or shared anything that wasn’t salad, as let’s face it, that is obviously where my head is most days of the year! Meals around here in this somewhat hot summer have been quick and easy of late: not a lot of cooking going on (this small house gets unbearable with the oven or stove on), and truthfully comprised of whatever we will all eat that’s the same. In short, mostly greens from the garden, which have been plentiful, and our favorite veggies and tofu cooked on the barbecue (the hubby has his meat and loves it). Food is simple these days as life is anything but. Continue reading

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