in pursuit of more

living with just a little less

This recipe is another kitchen sink recipe, which came together not unlike last week's soup (or really, like most of the food created in this house). It was inspired somewhat by the colours in this slaw, and coincidentally is dressed with another tahini-based dressing, this time only slightly adapted from Bowl + Spoon by Sara Forte. In my experience, you simply can't go wrong with…

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There's no question about it, it's definitely still soup season. There may be blooms popping out of the ground, but these cold soccer-mom mornings still require the heavy down coat along with gloves, the thick fuzzy socks, and a warm hat. A full insulated mug of hot honey lemon water doesn't hurt in the cosy department either, and I love those mornings if I am…

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Here in Vancouver, it's been raining non-stop for what really feels like weeks on end. There have been (thankfully) a few little breaks here and there, but the rain, it just keeps on coming! Big, juicy drops that make that dreadful drought last summer feel like a far away fairy tale (that we never want to tell again). It's just that time of year for this…

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I'm super excited to share this oldie (but SO goodie!) recipe that's been a classic favourite of mine for as long as I've been cooking. In fact, it's almost too good to share.....but it would be a terribly selfish crime not to.  It's one I've made on and off for years, when the craving for richly flavoured, creamy comfort food hits - but I'm not…

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This recipe pretty much sums up all that is good about simple eats. I've been recently inspired by Gwyneth Paltrow's It's All Good, after deciding (with conviction) that my body needed an extended break from dairy and ANY over-processed irritants (even sugar that is not in a whole food form). If you've perused the pages of Gwyneth's latest efforts in print with collaborator Julia Turshen, you're likely…

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It's been a heck of a year, this 2015, and I sure can't think of a better way to close it than right here, in this paradise called Hawaii with the people I love the most. We arrived here the day after Christmas, the first one in ages that was busy in a 'just right' sort of way; one that didn't seem to scar me…

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It seems there's always room in the repertoire for another great way to enjoy a perennial favourite. Kids love it, adults love it - because there's really nothing like pasta to provide humble, sturdy sustenance when the craving hits for some comfort. This recipe is from the beautiful new book Food 52 Vegan by Gena Hamshaw - who graciously sent me a copy this fall…

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Holla friends! Here's a quick, vibrant, uber-healthful dinner for those nights when you just really need a no-brainer. Tasty, light, and fast. Try this once, and I swear you'll be hooked - as really, it's all about the sauce here. This almost-too-easy easy and crazy delicious sauce might just be the single most important thing I've been missing in my kitchen repertoire all these years....I…

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