in pursuit of more

living with just a little less

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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Well, once again, that was FAST. I cannot believe it's October already! The kids are back in school, it's getting darker earlier and earlier every day. Oh, and it's raining! Oh, how I do love the rain! These days I'm delighting in my cosy hoodies and looking forward now to one last special family trip to Hawaii after Christmas. We count ourselves extremely lucky to…

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Edit your life frequently and ruthlessly. It's your masterpiece after all.Nathan W. Morris So first things first, I'm a little (WAY) overdue for posting a sweet treat. I'm going to be honest here: I'm tremendously boring when it comes to making desserts - it's almost sad really. This is not because we don't enjoy desserts in this house, but rather due to a combination of my…

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Well, it's official. It finally rained! With the long overdue rain, comes a collective sigh of relief as our dried out yards and gardens soak up the water and our hearts and minds can rest at ease that the long summer drought is over. Don't get me wrong, it's been an amazing summer - the warmth and sun have been giving and actually healing it…

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A few years ago, I shared an easy vegan recipe for Alfredo Sauce that has since become a bit of a blog favourite - it's one of those recipes I'll admit I don't make nearly enough, and always wows anyone who's never been treated to a rich, cashew-based cream sauce (or even those who've had it many times before - it's that good). This recipe…

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It's definitely the time of year when I have mixed emotions about another summer passing. The nights are getting cooler and the dark is coming sooner - the still night air is replaced by a stirring that I can feel all around - both inside and out. It's almost here: the start of another school year, the marking of another summer gone, and always, for…

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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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I can't tell you the number of hours I spend drooling over recipes - daydreaming of elaborate spreads of food and beautiful, delicious combinations. Bookmarking, taking iPhone pics from recipe books, even tearing out magazine pages (sometimes stealthfully like say, at the dentist's office or gym). Colors, textures, compositions. Flavours, contrasts, and just plain loveliness. I mean, who doesn't love to get lost in 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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