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DinnerPartyYVR is coming back to Vancouver

March 6, 2016

The biggest, boldest, most philanthropic dinner party is coming back to Vancouver on Saturday, April 9th, 2016 with the fourth annual DinnerPartyYVR. In just over a month, Vancouver hobby chefs will open their homes, kitchens and hearts to host a simultaneous dinner party taking place all across…

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Korean women try American BBQ for the first time

February 9, 2016

This is my current favourite foodie video, can't get enough of these awesome Korean women trying three different kinds of American-style BBQ for the first time -  the noises of approval they make as they really start getting into the tasting experience are perfect.

Love their faces when they see…

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Where to Eat on Vancouver Island - Oceanside

August 11, 2015

I'm happy to be back again as a guest blogger with Food Bloggers of Canada as part of their 2015 cross-country restaurant round-up featuring great places to eat across Canada. When you're looking to really get into the food of a city or region, these overviews are a great way to catch of glimpse…

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Ugly vegetables are coming to Canada

March 13, 2015

Back in July a video from a French grocery store chain went viral around the world as Intermarche launched an Eat Ugly Vegetables campaign, encouraging people to purchase and eat blemished and misshapen fruits and vegetables (at a discount) to reduce food waste. And now Canada is joining in the …

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CAVU Kitchen Bar opens in Richmond

October 14, 2014

 

I recently attended the launch party of the new CAVU Kitchen Bar in Richmond, British Columbia located at the Vancouver Airport Hilton. (Must start by noting the gorgeous ice sculpture martini luge sitting on CAVU's bar, carved especially for the launch party, gorgeous!)

Seeking to bring a grea…

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Stop the madness and eat ugly vegetables!

July 20, 2014

We are lucky to have such a vast variety of fruits and vegetables in our North America grocery stores and markets. Perfect, ripe, shining produce with eye appeal to help convince you to buy it as far as the eye can see.

But what about the ugly, rejected ones? The weirdly shaped vegetables? Th…

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Live Below The Line - Affordable Recipes

May 2, 2014

When I started the Live Below the Line Poverty Awareness Challenge this week, I put out a call to my fellow Food Bloggers of Canada members and asked if they had any affordable recipe links to share. Here are some great cheap recipes to help out when your food budget gets tight.

I created a fil…

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Live Below The Line Day 4 - Eating on $1.75 as a team

May 1, 2014

 

It's Day Four of the Live Below The Line Challenge poverty awareness campaign and Team Devour & Conquer Poverty is going strong (well, going anyway... we're a little weakened and lacking energy). With the end in sight and tomorrow being the final day of the challenge to eat only $1.75 each in fo…

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Live Below The Line Challenge Update - Our Team

April 29, 2014

We're going strong with the Live Below The Line Challenge and I wanted to take a little time to introduce our local team and talk about how the challenge of only eating $1.75 in food each day is working for us seven so far.

Team Devour & Conquer Poverty

Who we are:

Myself, a food writer along…

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Getting ready to Live Below the Line

April 25, 2014

 

Next week is going to be a big challenge for this foodie, but I'm excited to see how it goes as I participate in the Live Below the Line Challenge - a world-wide fundraising initiative of the Global Poverty Project and Micronutrient Initiative. Myself and a group of six other brave Vancouver Isl…

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Vancouver Culinary Scavenger Hunt & Giveaway

April 24, 2014

Living on Vancouver Island, I'm so close yet so far away from Vancouver's vibrant foodie scene. I get to enjoy the odd lunch or dinner when I come into the city on business, but I really wanted to do some restaurant exploring in Western Canada's largest city.

Then the perfect opportunity popped u…

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Pizza will never be "Meh"

January 28, 2014

The New York Times is dealing with what they obvious find to be an entertaining public and online backlash after putting pizza on their 'Meh' list on January 24th. Here's the original list:

1. “Hope you are staying warm”*
2. Pressi…

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McDonalds Poutine review

January 26, 2014

I am very Canadian in my ever-dedicated love for poutine, that perfect combination of fries, cheese and gravy. I've tried different versions all across Canada, everything from the traditional Quebec and strange regional versions like a West Coast poutine topped with seafood and chowder gravy.

I h…

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New Canadian foodie TV station casting call

January 21, 2014

There's a new Canadian television channel launching across the country to start off 2014 called Gusto TV. Focused around culinary adventures as well as travel and lifestyle, I'm looking forward to checking it out soon, especially since I see that one of my favourite Canadian actor turned foodie Ca…

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Foodie Gift Ideas 2013

December 12, 2013

 

Less than two weeks until Christmas, are you finished your shopping yet? I'm not even close, but I'll get there...

I wanted to share some of my foodie gift ideas from products I've learned more about or tried myself in 2013, all of which are easy to order online (what's that, less time in over-…

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Snacks by Mail - A Snackbox Review & Giveaway

December 10, 2013

If you're an adventurous Canadian foodie who loves snacks and enjoys fun packages delivered to your door, Snackbox is for you.

This new subscription service is available nation-wide, sending a monthly snack box crammed with 10-12 unique and healthy snack choices to your door. There are 1, 3 and 6…

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Turf n' Turf n' Turf - A Turducken Review

November 21, 2013

Ah, Turducken - TURkey stuffed with DUCK stuffed with chickEN, hence the name. We've all heard the legendary stories of this triple stuffed fowl extravaganza. I've always been curious, but never taken the leap myself. Then Echelon Foods contacted me and asked if I'd be interested in reviewing a pr…

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DIY Olive Oil Tasting Party

November 18, 2013

Ah, olive oil. We use in our cooking, we drizzle it on our salads, but do we really take the time to think about what kinds of olive oils we like, and what flavours best match our personal preferences?

California Olive Ranch, the largest North American grower and processor of olive oils, wants to c…

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Goodbye, Vancouver Island - Hello IFBC in Seattle

September 18, 2013

I'm heading south tomorrow, leaving behind my beautiful Vancouver Island for the weekend to attend the International Food Bloggers Conference in Seattle, Washington.

I've been looking forward to this conference since registering almost a year ago, and it's hard to believe the food and writing-fil…

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Time for a 'Grate' Giveaway

September 6, 2013

I'm excited to announce that Devour & Conquer is going to get a lot more prize-filled in the near future, as I've got some fun giveaways and prizes planned for the coming months.

To facilitate the giving away of awesome foodie clothing, gadgets and artisan treats, I've decided to try out a giveawa…

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