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Recipes

Here is a collection of recipes I've made over the past few years, many of which are Devour & Conquer originals. To find a specific recipe, use the search button on the right.

Christmasy Holiday thoughts and recipe links

December 8, 2016

Well, I took a bit of a break from food blogging this summer and fall as we moved all over the country working on new business plans and new life plans. With many new projects on the go now, I've feeling very lucky to be able to come home to Vancouver Island for the winter, as well as coming bac…

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Vodka-Soaked Tipsy Tomatoes

February 12, 2016

Happy Valentines Day! Here's an easy-to-make, three ingredient boozy tomato appetizer just in time for you to whip up a batch for your lover (or your fine self) this holiday weekend. However, I really think these vodka-soaked Tipsy Tomatoes work for lots of celebrations throughout the year - per…

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Windset Farms Recipe Round-Up

January 11, 2016

Happy 2016, all! I'm feeling optimistic about this year and looking forward to lots of great experimental cooking in the coming months. To start 2016 off right, I want to give a huge shout-out to Windset Farms and share my favourite Devour & Conquer Windset Recipes from the past year.

Windset…

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Beef-Stuffed Roasted Peppers with Tomato Butter Sauce

December 7, 2015

I'm all about roasting up tasty dinners during the winter months, and this hearty Beef-Stuffed Roasted Peppers with Tomato Butter Sauce dish is just the thing to warm up a cold winter evening.

This recipe uses one of my personal favourite sweet peppers - Windset Farms Crescendo Sweet Pointed …

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Candied Ginger & Lemon Peel for baking and garnishes

November 24, 2015

I've been making my own candied ginger for several years after realizing exactly how easy it is to make at home. For this holiday season, I wanted to bump up the flavour with a simple mixture of candied ginger and lemon peel to use in my holiday sweet breads and Christmas cakes. The mild spicine…

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Lazy Crock-Pot Mexican Chicken and Peppers

November 11, 2015

It's getting colder, darker and stormier out here on the west coast as the November chill sets in, and I'm currently all about easy-to-make meals that slow-simmer until dinner time. This recipe for Lazy Crock-Pot Mexican Chicken & Peppers is just the thing to pre-set to slow cook for hours to wa…

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Spanish Chorizo and Mushroom Tapas with Mushrooms Canada

November 4, 2015

I'm happy to back as a guest blogger this month with Mushrooms Canada, focusing on the classic mushroom we all know and love -the white button mushroom. I'm taking this simple mushroom and transforming it into a Spanish-inspired tapas using chorizo sausage, inspired by the colours of autumn and th…

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Halloween Meringue Bones & Ghoulish Lime Curd Dip

October 28, 2015

Ah Halloween, one of my favourite holidays - I love it all, the costumes, the adorable kids running around, and the terrifyingly delicious food, of course. This year I've created a simple to make recipe for Halloween Meringue Bones with a Ghoulish Lime Curd dip.

These two recipes pair togethe…

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Roasted Tomato Bread Cornucopia

October 9, 2015

I've been busy with some exciting life and food projects lately, but it's great to be back to share a fun Thanksgiving edible centerpiece recipe - Roasted Tomato Bread Cornucopia or Horn of Plenty. I've always loved seeing Cornucopias on Thanksgiving buffet tables, symbol of abundance and prospe…

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Savoury Tomato Mozzarella S'mores

September 4, 2015

Summer's coming to an end (sigh), but there's still one more weekend of celebrating to be had, so why not end off Summer 2015 right with some Savoury S'mores? Perfect for the campfire or barbeque, this recipe is a fun alternative to the classic sticky-sweet marshmallow S'more, instead using tiny…

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Fresh Tomato and Sweet Bell Pepper Salsa

August 19, 2015

We're well into summer now and it's a great time to eat ripe, fresh veggies raw instead of cooked. This Fresh Tomato & Sweet Bell Pepper Salsa is easy to prepare with no cooking or canning, packed with antioxidents, vitamins and is completely fat-free. The entire ingredients list is in the bowl …

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Bruschetta Salad with Garlic Croutons and Parm Crisps

June 12, 2015

It's time to fill our gardens and kitchens with fresh early summer herbs and basil season is in full swing, so it felt like a good time for me to create a basil-focused salad recipe with this Rustic Bruschetta Salad with Parmesan Crisps and homemade Garlic Croutons. All the flavours of a classic…

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Cucumber Tzatziki Dip with Mini Pita Chips

May 20, 2015

Springtime patio parties and lazy Sunday afternoons call for a fresh spring dip to snack on, and this Cucumber Tzatziki with crunchy homemade Mini Pita Chips is just the thing to share with friends and family.

This recipe uses fresh crisp mini cucumbers and I've chosen my favourite Windset Fa…

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Fresh Tomato Fruit Smoothie & a veggie giveaway

April 22, 2015

I'm back with another #WindsetWednesday recipe featuring Windset Farms fresh greenhouse vegetables. This recipe focuses on combining fresh tomatoes into a sweet and healthy fruit smoothie to start your day. This is also the last week to enter April's Windset Farms Spring Veggie Giveaway to win o…

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Cheddar Chive Mushroom Gougere

April 8, 2015

Mmmmmm, mushrooms... It was great to be back as a guest on the Mushrooms Canada website recently to share a rustic, flavourful Mushroom Gougere recipe. This Cheddar Chive Mushroom Gougere has fresh chives and grated cheddar cheese baked right into the puffed crust which surrounds a rich and crea…

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Feel Good Cucumber Fruit Smoothie

April 1, 2015

Happy Windset Wednesday! The sun is shining out here on the west coast and it's time for a cucumber-based fruit smoothie with blueberries, pineapple and kale. Packed with antioxidants, vitamins and detoxifiers with no added sugar, this smoothie is also naturally gluten & dairy free and vegan/veg…

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I Heart Tomatoes Pizza

February 11, 2015

It's almost Valentine's Day, and I got a little romantic in the kitchen this week creating a recipe for from-scratch tomato-topped pizza with basil. It's a great way to show both your affection for tomatoes and love for the awesome people in your life with this I Heart Tomatoes Pizza.

While m…

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Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps

January 28, 2015

It’s almost time for Superbowl watching (and snacking), and I’ve got a new recipe for your game day appetizer menu – Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps using Windset Farms Delicato Living Butter Lettuce. All the flavours of your favourite buffalo wings wrapped up in a healthier yet tasty package that k…

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Brown Butter Enoki Gnocci with Crispy Sage

January 27, 2015

I’m back again with a new guest post with Mushrooms Canada, and excited to share a fast and flavourful recipe for Brown Butter Enoki Gnocchi with Canadian Enoki mushrooms and crispy fried sage.

Working with Canada's smallest cultivated mushroom, the fairy-like Enoki, was a tasty eye-opener an…

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Twisty Cucumber Salad

January 7, 2015

Happy New Year! I'm looking forward to the months ahead, filled with cooking exploration as I learn new techniques and create fun recipes here on Devour & Conquer. To offset the treats and holiday dinners of December, let's kick off the first Wednesday of 2015 with an entertaining and healthy sala…

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