And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud became more painful than the risk it took to blossom. ~ Anais Nin
On my quest for healthy food recipes I stumbled upon a blog that I so enjoy, for many reasons. Entitled ‘in pursuit of more‘, Shira is the shining example of being more mindful of what we eat and a catalyst for extending a hand to those who go without. I don’t know what I love most: her recipes, inspirational quotes weaved throughout her posts, beautiful food photos, or her brainchild non-profit organization, Not So Fast, created to give that helping hand to organizations who feed the hungry.
Shira’s aptly named killer kale pesto is a big hit in our house and I may never make any other pesto again. I made a double batch (freezes well), one with and one without cheese and have tried it over portobello mushroom ravioli, roasted cauliflower (best way to eat this veggie I think) and even packed as a dip for raw vegetables to take along on a hike. Her red lentil vegetable curry and coconut quinoa breakfast bowl are pretty special as well.
Although her recipes are amazingly yummy, it is her provocative message that gives me food for thought. One of her commenters provided a link that should cause us all to pause and take stock of our lives. So, what do you do to give a helping hand?
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5 thoughts on “Killer Kale Pesto and Giving a Helping Hand”
Thank you for leading me to Shira’s blog. Some very powerful and thought provoking messages there!
You’re welcome! I am amazed at what this young woman is doing.
Thank you Luann & Terry for such a wonderful post – I am honored that you are enjoying the recipes and your words about Not So Fast are very touching. Thank you for all the support & kind words!
Thank you Shira for a wonderful blog. I am inspired by what you are doing with your life!
That makes me very happy to hear, Luann! I appreciate every bit of support, and you’ve made my week with your kind words in this post. So happy to share with you! Blessings to you!