Crappy Dinner Party |

Gluten-Free “Crappy Dinner Party” Recipes

Interest seems to be ramping up for a great idea right now: The Crappy Dinner Party. The idea is simple, have a dinner party with good friends, and follow the rules ...

Neal's Yard Dairy |

London: Neal’s Yard Dairy

Ok, my fellow Curd Nerds, this one’s for you. Last Saturday, as a part of my day trip with Francesca to London’s Borough Market, we made a pilgrimage to the ...


A Trip Through London’s Borough Market

Normally, my Saturday morning routine involves a trip to the farmers’ market with Mr. KitchenOperas, to pick up my food from the week straight from the farmers.  But last Saturday took me ...


No-Bake Chocolate Raspberry Tart (Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Grain-Free & Vegan!)

One of my very favourite flavour combinations is dark chocolate + fresh raspberries.  I’ve put the combo into a gluten-free tart before, with my Raspberry Dark Chocolate Tart.  But it uses both cream and butter — and I want my dairy-free friends to be able to have dessert too… especially as I was invited for […]

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Apple Cider & Pork Stew |

Gluten-Free Apple Cider & Pork Stew 

I’ve got a new plan for lazy Sundays: make up a batch of something delicious that doesn’t need a lot of hands-on time, but sits and simmers in the oven doing its thing and getting delicious. My recent favourite?  This pork stew.  I’ve been making it since last fall, starting with a recipe from BBC Good […]

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Pho Ga (Vietnames Chicken Noodle Soup) |

Phở Gà (Vietnamese Chicken Noodle Soup)

Our week in Vietnam was the most delicious week of my life.  We were lucky enough to get to try many of the important local dishes in each region — and when our guides heard I was looking for something specific, they always made sure to take me to their favourite spot for that meal! […]

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Gluten-Free Pork Meatballs |

Gluten-Free Pork Meatballs

It’s official.  These meatballs are so good I’ve been making them weekly since last fall!  When we run out, I have a need to make more. I was inspired by Michelle’s Asian Meatballs over at Nom Nom Paleo, where the original recipe uses ground beef, sweet potato, shiitake mushrooms, and cilantro. As those are all […]

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Turkey Taco Lettuce Boats

The lovely Ashley and I had a catch-up date today, and couldn’t figure out where to eat. So instead of trying to find a restaurant that inspired us, Ashley came over and we finished up the leftover Christmas turkey! I’m so glad we did, as it has inspired a whole new meal around here: turkey […]

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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 hardly believe it. Thanks for all the love and support along the way. My favourite response is when I hear you say: “I tried one […]

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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 one gets really stuck in my head.  These Turkey Meatballs from Bon Appétit totally got me fixating. I loved the idea of warm and homey […]

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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 that’s a delicious cornbread.  Now, anytime I need new recipes (especially as I’m learning to cook meaty meals for the first time), I come to […]

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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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