Masala Dosa in Kabini | kitchenoperas.com

Postcards from Karnataka

Ok… I’ve been trying to figure out how to share the jaw-dropping amazingness of all the sites we visited during our train journey throughout Karnataka (a state in South West ...

Vegetarian Thali | kitchenoperas.com

Thali on a Train

I have the most amazing adventure to share with you: while we were in India, we took a 6-day train journey through the state of Karnataka in South India (from ...

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Postcards from a Breakfast in Bangalore

It’s official. Bangalore’s weather is perfect, and so was our Bangalore breakfast! As you know, one of my favourite things for breakfast is a savoury masala dosa, which is hard ...

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Postcards from Udaipur

I think Udaipur is the prettiest spot in all of India. It’s our favourite Indian city, and so each time we have come to India we have made sure to visit Udaipur (we discovered the city in 2011 and came back in 2012, when Mr. KitchenOperas proposed!) So Udaipur has a special place in our […]

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Postcards from a Breakfast in Delhi

We passed through Delhi again on our way to our favourite city in India, Udaipur (stay tuned!!!!) — and that got us another hotel breakfast of supreme deliciousness. My favourite savoury pancakes, uttapam, are made with the same batter as dosa (fermented rice and lentil batter!). Instead of being cooked on the griddle as thin […]

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Postcards from Gangtok

After our trip to the Rumtek Monastery, we headed back to Gangtok, in order to do some more exploring! We passed by a Sikh temple: We had a very peaceful visit at Enchey monastery: The road to the monastery is lined with prayer flags and prayer wheels: And on the monastery grounds is a school […]

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India: Rumtek Monastery, Sikkim

The town of Gangtok is in the Indian state of Sikkim, bordered by Bhutan, Tibet, and Nepal, which plants it firmly in the Himalayas. Many inhabitants of Gangtok come from Nepal and Tibet, and have established their traditions in Gangtok. This perfect for someone like me who is interested in learning more about Tibet and […]

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Postcards from a drive: Darjeeling to Gangtok

The drive from Darjeeling to Gangtok takes you from the Indian state of West Bengal to Sikkim. On the way, there are Hindu temples on the side of the road: Gorgeous tea plantations with shimmering light green leaves ready to be plucked as first flush tea: A Buddhist site filled with prayer flags: Shops selling […]

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Postcards from Darjeeling

It’s misty in Darjeeling. But the endless pots of Darjeeling tea more than make up for missing the view of the Himalayas.

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Postcards from a drive: Bagdogra to Darjeeling

The 96 km drive takes about 3 hours and goes up to an elevation of 2050m.

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Postcards from Delhi

I’m trying something new around sharing travel photos — several of my lovely friends and family have asked if I would share pictures from the road, so here is a first attempt at a series of snapshots from our trip. We are fortunate enough to be exploring India again. In the past I’ve done full […]

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No-Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies | kitchenoperas.com

No-Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

Sometimes you just need chocolate, but you don’t have any in the house. Well these no-bake cookies are ready in less than 20 minutes, without any baking required. I originally made these way back in the summer of 2012, when I received a copy of Vicki’s Vegan Kitchen by Vicki Chelf from Thomas Allen & […]

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Halloumi, Pickled Beet & Arugula Salad | kitchenoperas.com

Halloumi, Pickled Beet & Arugula Salad

I have a new favourite winter salad, and it’s all about the cheese. Halloumi is one of my favourite cheeses — it’s a semi-hard brined cheese, super salty, and squeaky between your teeth (like cheese curds!).  It has a fantastic quality for cooking: when you heat it, it doesn’t melt — so you can grill […]

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