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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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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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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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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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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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Cooking and baking with RawSpiceBar Spice Delivery

March 31, 2015

Following up on my recent review of RawSpiceBar spice delivery service in Canada & the US, I'm sharing a little of my experience cooking with the themed spice boxes.

 Each monthly RawSpiceBar spice box has a theme as you travel around the spice routes of the world, from Native America to …

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Springtime Pickled Beet & Egg Spinach Salad

March 27, 2015

This just might be the most colourful, flavourful salad I've ever made - an Easter-themed spinach salad recipe with pickled beets and eggs from Ricardo Magazine and RicardoCuisine.com.

Ricardo Larrivee is, of course, one of Canada's culinary heroes and his magazine Ricardo and website Ricardo…

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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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Fresh Roma Tomato Marinara Sauce

December 10, 2014

 

It's another Windset Wednesday here on Devour & Conquer and today I'm focusing on Windset Roma Tomatoes and sharing a recipe to create a from-scratch, homemade Fresh Tomato Marinara sauce.

Using ripe Roma tomatoes rather than canned brings subtle sweetness and a big burst of fresh flavour to th…

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Holiday Stuffing-Stuffed Portabella Mushrooms

December 9, 2014

As a huge mushroom lover, I'm so proud to have my first guest post on Mushrooms Canada today. I'm sharing a recipe for Holiday Stuffing-Stuffed Portabella Mushrooms, an eye-catching side dish that's a great way to bring the largest cultivated mushrooms in Canada to your festive table.

There are als…

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Sweet Bell Pepper Hummus Trio with Windset Farms

December 3, 2014

Bringing bright colours and big flavours to your appetizer table, this Roasted Sweet Pepper Hummus Trio recipe is quick and easy to prepare, and creates an eye-catching snack for family and friends.

I'm thrilled to share that today is Devour & Conquer's first Windset Farms Wednesday post, and mor…

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Halloween Recipe Ideas

October 23, 2014

Oh Halloween, I do love you. So many happy memories of Trick or Treating as a little girl, epic costume making nights for my son when he was little. Now I've got a great group of west coast friends who love Halloween as much as I do, and we get together to costume it up and chow down on weird, cre…

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Herb-Infused Sea Salt Soft Prezels

June 9, 2014

It's a sea salt & herb-flavoured June this year, as 30 food bloggers across Canada answer the question "How do you #Herbamare", creating new recipes using Herbamare Herb-Infused Sea Salt.

I've been having a blast experimenting and I'm happy to share one of my recipe winners - Herb-Infused Sea Sal…

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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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