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Blog posts : "vegetables"

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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Garden Tomato Parm-ageddon Pie

September 18, 2014

This weekend my foodie friends and I celebrated our 4th annual Pie Party, and it was a feast. Twenty two different sweet and savoury pies, cobblers and crumbles of every imaginable flavour. We ate like kings, then judged and voted for our favourites.

Instead of going to the grocery store for my pie…

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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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Herb-infused Quinoa & Avocado Salad

June 20, 2014

It's time for another Herbamare recipe post using Zesty Herb-Infused Sea Salt as part of June's "How Do You Herbamare?" food blogger recipe challenge with A. Vogel's herb-infused sea salt.

A flavourful and nutrient-rich alternative to plain table salt, Herbamare is made from freshly harvested herb…

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Springtime in my urban kitchen garden

June 13, 2014

 

 I've been so busy with digging out, preparing and replanted my entire backyard edible kitchen garden for the past month that I haven't sat down to write about it. I have been taking lots of pictures, though, and now I can take a few minutes to share what I've decided to grow this year (some exp…

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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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Creating your own edible small space garden

May 22, 2014

Can we finally officially call it spring across the country? I know we've had it easy on the west coast as snow persisted across much of Canada, but the great white north is finally melting back to a soft spring green hue, so it's time to start thinking about getting some edible plants growing at …

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An Okanagan farm-to-table al fresco dining experience

May 21, 2014

I recently attended the 2014 Okanagan Food & Wine Writers Workshop, taking place this year in Kelowna, British Columbia May 9th-11th. The weekend of writing workshops and local food and wine tasting experiences is organized annually by talented writer and book author Jennifer Cockrall-King. She wo…

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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 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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Wallet-friendly Potato Bacon Soup

April 28, 2014

When planning to participate in the Live Below The Line Challenge, I thought long and hard about what kinds of things I both wanted to make and eat. Planning a five day menu for seven people on $1.75 per person, per day is very difficult, which is why this helps raise awareness of how tough it is …

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Rainbow Chard Lentil Dal

April 7, 2014

Having lived in Saskatchewan for fourteen years before moving to Vancouver Island, I've watched the humble and uber-healthy Canadian Lentil go from being an under-used pulse crop to a rising star appearing on top restaurant's menus and re-popularizing classic international lentil recipes that show…

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Almost Spring... A winter kitchen garden update

March 17, 2014

Spring is close (right?!). It's been one hell of a winter for much of North America and I'm sure I'm not the only one who is craving warm sun, blue skies, fresh buds and green shoots. Vancouver Island is starting to grow again after what I hope is the last of the snow and new plant shoots are appe…

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Bacon Caesar Salad from scratch in 15 minutes

March 7, 2014

I love this Bacon Caeser Salad recipe, it's quick to make and crammed with great textures and flavours all infused with bacon-y goodness. This recipe also introduces one of my favourite recent inventions - Bacon-Fried Cripsy Capers - tiny, crunchy blooms that explode with salty spice when bitten i…

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Kale and Quinoa 'Pasta' Salad

February 5, 2014

 

Trying to cook seasonally in the winter is a lot more difficult than the summer, obviously. My backyard kitchen garden is still sleeping, except for a few brave green kale and swiss chard plants that have continued to put out new leaves all winter through snow and frost.

I'm trying not to pic…

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Suja Juice Cleanse giveaway (US residents)

November 26, 2013

Are you curious about juice cleanses? Want to fill your fridge with fresh and healthy organic cold-pressed juices?

Suja Juice has kindly extended a giveaway to all Devour & Conquer readers in the US (sorry, Canadians, this one's just for your neighbours to the south). Enter below and one winner wil…

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Trying a Suja Cold-Pressed Juice Cleanse

November 25, 2013

I try to make most of what I cook at home from scratch, we eat lots of fresh things grown in my kitchen garden and found at local markets, and make an effort to eat as seasonally as we can. Does this mean my husband and I eat right all the time? Certainly not, I'm as guilty as the next person of i…

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Growing oyster mushrooms at home, Day 4

October 28, 2013

As I mentioned in my last kitchen garden post, I have finally decided to try out the Grow Your Own Oyster Mushroom kit I got back in June at Eat Write Retreat. There are lots of these little boxes popping up in stores across North America, and I've been very curious to see how one works at growing…

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October in the Kitchen Garden

October 16, 2013

The harvest has started winding down on Vancouver Island, and my backyard kitchen garden was looking a little empty and sad.

That unexpected hit of Late Blight tomato fungus that killed my entire tomato crop (along with many of my friends and neighbours) was a pretty big bummer. It was also a good…

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Fried Green Confessions

September 4, 2013

I have a confession. A tomato-related confession. I just don't get what everyone loves about fried green tomatoes.

This is somewhat frustrating for someone who has a glut of green tomatoes coming out of my kitchen garden each year. Last year I successfully made a fabulous Green Tomato & Tomatillo…

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