Spicy Red Lentils | kitchenoperas.com

Spicy Red Lentils

Mmmm, red lentils. They have become a staple around here, as they contain a good boost of protein, taste delicious, and cost so little! I made these red lentils on ...

Roasted Squash with Tahini and Lemons | kitchenoperas.com

Roasted Squash with Tahini & Lemons

Happy Happy New Year, my dear Kitchen Operas readers! How lovely it has been to spend time with family, friends, and relaxing over the holidays — I hope you all ...

Gluten-Free Chocolate Chunk Cookies | kitchenoperas.com

Gluten-Free Orange Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Happy Hallowe'en, my fellow ghosts and goblins! I hope you're up to some ghoulish fun today to celebrate!

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Cranberry & Cherry Chutney | kitchenoperas.com

Cranberry & Cherry Chutney

Happy Thanksgiving to all my Canadian readers!  I hope you are spending lots of time celebrating with family, friends, and loved ones, and eating all the delicious things. We had our feast last night, complete with turkey confetti, and I was so glad to bring this Cranberry & Cherry Chutney to the table as our […]

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Devil’s Tongue Hot Sauce for Karen

My lovely friend Karen brought me some hot hot hot “Devil’s Tongue” peppers from her garden, asking if I took requests for the blog. And when she said I could have the peppers if I made hot sauce and shared the recipe, I was TOTALLY in! I was debating what to do with them, and […]

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Chili Lime Popcorn | kitchenoperas.com

Chili Lime Popcorn

Did you know you can make popcorn easily on your stove?  Just put the kernels and some oil in a pot with a lid, keep your heat down to medium-low, and you’ll have better-than-microwave popcorn! Mr. KitchenOperas and I are big popcorn fans.  We’ll make a big bowl in the evenings, and munch away to […]

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Tori's Bakeshop | kitchenoperas.com

Toronto: Tori’s Bakeshop — A Vegan Bakery

Vegan MoFo has meant that Ashley and I have spent a lot of time in the kitchen. Today was just too beautiful to stay inside, so we went for an adventure: lunch at Tori’s Bakeshop, followed by a walk on the boardwalk. I’ve heard lots of good things about Tori’s Bakeshop, but hadn’t been yet… […]

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A Solo Socca Snack | kitchenoperas.com

A Solo Socca Snack

I’ve been making a lot of socca around here (imagine a big savoury chickpea-flour pancake!), and finally have come up with a single-serving version… which I’ve been making for a quick snack, or even breakfast!!! The last time I blogged about socca, my sister (Heather) and I flavoured it two ways: 1) with Indian spices […]

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Ashley's Nutty Apple Bites | kitchenoperas.com

Ashley’s Nutty Apple Bites

Ashley made these awesome energy balls that look like Larabar-inspired apple pie truffles. I totally need a batch in my fridge for this week! I’ve made energy balls like this before, like these Dark Chocolate & Orange Energy Balls or ones with protein powder, and they’re a perfect afternoon pick-me-up.  You totally feel like you’re […]

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Flourless Maple Cashew Cookies | kitchenoperas.com

Flourless Maple Cashew Cookies

So this weekend, I rocked a 10k race!!!!!!!! I was a part of the run at our local zoo, and I’ve been training for this all year — it was my goal race of the year, and I am so proud to say I did it! The course was supremely hilly (as I found out […]

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How to Make the Most of Your Leftovers

With all the delicious and nutritious meals we’ve been making for Vegan MoFo, I’ve got a fridge full of leftovers… which can get uninspiring when you think about just eating the same thing over and over again, no matter how good it was the first time. So I’ve been making some meals cobbled together out […]

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Ashley's Vegan Mac and Cheese | kitchenoperas.com

Ashley’s Vegan Mac ‘n Cheese (a.k.a. Sneaky Lentil & Cauliflower Mac ‘n Cheese)

Ok. This Mac ‘n Cheese recipe from Ashley needs to happen at my house this week. I love that the vegan “cheese” sauce is so nutritious — made from cauliflower, cashews, and nutritional yeast. Ash has also snuck in some red lentils for a protein hit — I did the same thing with a lasagna […]

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Tomatillo & Poblano Stuffed Arepas | kitchenoperas.com

Tomatillo & Poblano Stuffed Arepas

The first time Ashley and I made arepas was last summer for Vegan MoFo.  We had a bit too much hummus around, and needed a different way to eat them — so we put our Mexican-inspired Huacamole and Hummusalsa to good use topping our arepas. Since then, I’ve been making arepas as an easy weeknight […]

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