Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Banana Bread (Grain Free & Dairy Free)

I didn’t realise this until now, but today marks my 6-Year-Blogiversary for KitchenOperas!!!! Wow. SIX YEARS AGO I started my little corner of the food blog world, and I can ...

Turkey, Mozzarella & Beet Green Meatballs |

Turkey, Mozzarella & Beet Green Meatballs 

I’ve got to say, I am having THE BEST time experimenting in the kitchen as a newly omnivorous cook! I keep bookmarking all sorts of recipes, and every so often ...


Roasted Vegetable Biryani

Oh, BBC Good Food — everything you tell me to make is delicious, so I love you.  I first discovered you when Louise made your Gluten-free Chilli Cornbread… and ohhhhh ...

Chickpea, Fennel & Squash Soup | -- vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free

Chickpea, Fennel & Yellow Zucchini Soup

Our weather turned this morning — it’s officially fall, and I’m loving it.  ‘Tis the season of fuzzy sweaters, pumpkin spice lattes, and most importantly, soup! Now, my Mum is the soup alchemist in our family, but I’ve come up with something delicious… chickpea, fennel and summer squash, cooked in white wine with herbes de […]

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Spicy Chipotle Chili con Carne |

Spicy Chipotle Chili Con Carne 

I’ve got a new learning experience going on over here: I know how to cook, but I’m new to meat.  So I’m surrounding myself with new recipes and inspirations, and learning how to cook all sorts of new-to-me omnivorous options! Around here, we have a few meals that have become staples in our weeknight rotation: […]

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Tufts University Needs Your Gluten-Free Help!

Tufts University asked if I’d share this request with you: their Nutritional Epidemiology Program is doing a research survey on healthy eating and popular diets.

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Moules |

Mussels with Green Onion, Parsley & White Wine

These are very-almost Moules Marinières — the classic French preparation of mussels with white wine, shallots, parsley and butter… They are a simple dish of mussels that is absolutely more than the sum of its parts! Louise and I have been talking about all the omnivorous options I now have open to me, and I […]

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Strawberry & Arugula Salad

The local strawberries are just coming into season here, and so I’ve got a fridge full of them!  I’m saving a punnet for a strawberry/rhubarb tart, but I thought I’d try throw some into a salad too. Along with some leftover pickled onions (from a chorizo taco salad I made last week) and a walnut […]

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Pan-Seared Sea Scallops with Baby Arugula Salad |

Pan-Seared Sea Scallops with Baby Arugula Salad

I’ve been having such an adventure trying out different meats and seafood over the last few weeks, but to be honest, I haven’t been in the kitchen much! Mr. KitchenOperas had a birthday at the end of May, and so we ate out a fair bit while we were celebrating.  And all of my friends […]

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KitchenOperas: Omivore Styles

My Dear KitchenOperas Readers, I have news… and it’s going to mean change around here. To get right to the point: I’m eating omnivorously now.  I’ve made the change to support my own health goals, and it feels right and good for me in this moment.  I’ve loved eating vegetarian food, and I’ll still eat […]

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Vietnam |

Vietnam – The Delicious Mekong Delta

We explored Vietnam by sailing up the Mekong, which means we got to see life on the river. Our boat was always going over water hyacinth — a pretty plant that becomes a problem weed in the Mekong Delta.  It is used as food & animal feed, and also to weave baskets!  And it was […]

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Vietnamese Iced Coffee at Trung Nyugen, Ho Chi Minh City

Begin your iced coffee adventure by sitting at a table and absorbing the atmosphere of Trung Nyugen, a buzzing chain of coffee shops in Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon).   Then sit with your iced tea (of confusing herbal taste) and pick your coffee by number from off the menu. I recommend the “Number […]

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Postcards from Bagan

I’m having a hard time figuring out how to best share my adventures in Bagan, short of having all of you, dear readers, over to my house for dinner and 400 photos of stupas.  So I’ve narrowed it down to just a handful of photos that best share the feelings I experienced in Bagan.  And […]

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