in pursuit of more

living with just a little less

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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When it comes to making meals at home, I always think that 90% of the effort required is all in the planning. The idea for what to eat can be far more daunting than preparing the meal itself, and for busy weeknights, good Sunday prep in the midst of other important housekeeping can be a lifesaver.Read More...

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Traveling New York, I can't tell you the number of times I craved just a good hearty salad. We ate well on our recent trip, but it always goes that a few meals in and I'm gently reminded by circumstance that I'm not on a 'foodie-only' holiday but on a family holiday, one where I'm bound to roll with what the collective group feels up…

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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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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…

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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…

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When it comes to ramen, I don't think there is a person in modern history without a connection or memory to warm noodles in a bowl and the comfort & subsequent memories they bring. I mean is there? For me and my siblings growing up, Mr. Noodles were a major treat, since while inexpensive and easy to make, my folks weren't exactly the 'fast food' types.…

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