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Chickpea, Fennel & Squash Soup | kitchenoperas.com -- 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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Pan-Seared Sea Scallops with Baby Arugula Salad | kitchenoperas.com

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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Gluten-Free Roasted Tomato, Red Pepper & Gruyère Tart (a.k.a. Pizza Tart) | kitchenoperas.com

Gluten-Free Roasted Tomato, Red Pepper & Gruyère Tart (a.k.a. Pizza Tart)

Last weekend we had a dinner with extended family, and my sister (Heather) and I were tasked with bringing a gluten-free and vegetarian main course. So we put our heads together and brainstormed delicious ideas — I’ve been craving a savoury tart, ever since getting a hold of my new favourite cookbook: Small Plates and Sweet […]

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Swiss Chard & Sweet Potato Fatayer | kitchenoperas.com

Swiss Chard & Sweet Potato Fatayer

Now that I’m all caught up blogging my most recent trip to Thailand and Hong Kong, I’m just dying to tell you all about what’s been going on in my kitchen! In April, I celebrated Ash’s birthday with her potluck-style. I was thinking of bringing cold rolls, and then I got excited at the idea […]

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Quinoa Tabbouleh Stuffed Bell Peppers

I had some of my bridesmaids over for a lovely tea cocktail party, and we of course needed nibblies. The morning of the party, I was preparing all of my dips, spreads, gluten-free crackers, and cocktail ingredients. I then hopped in the shower and had a brainwave! I had mini bell peppers in the fridge, […]

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Gluten-Free & Vegan Cauliflower Croquettes

Ok, I’ve got one more recipe from the cookbook I mentioned in my Corn & Kidney Bean Casserole post (Vicki’s Vegan Kitchen by Vicki Chelf) — and can you believe it? I found vegan and gluten-free croquettes!!! And they are delicious!!!! When I saw Vicki’s recipe I was hesitant. I thought that there was no […]

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Garlicky Spinach & Lentil Soup

I’ve been experimenting with the green garlic that I’ve been getting in my fabulous veggie box… it’s kind of like having fresh garlic, garlic scapes, leeks, and onions, all at the same time! I used all of the parts of the green garlic in this soup and it was oh-so delicious and garlicky without being […]

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Kabocha Squash & Cheddar Muffins

Sundays to me are a perfect baking day. You get a baked treat for one of your meals or snacks, and you have leftovers for the rest of the week. There’s nothing like waking up on a dreary & rainy Monday morning and having homemade muffins waiting for you. These are savoury muffins, and a […]

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Roasted Acorn Squash & Pear Soup

Dear Soup, How do I love thee?  Let me count the ways. 1) You are magic.  Somehow, soup as a whole is always better than the sum of its parts.  You put veggies in a pot with some water, and they come out tasting incredible.  Magic. 2) You make me love winter.  Because who doesn’t […]

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Spanakopita

One of my absolute favourite foods is Spanakopita — you know, the lovely Greek spinach pastry wrapped in phyllo dough.  Now I love everything to do with spinach, but somehow the flaky pastry/spinach combo is my favourite.  (And to Sarina, I promise I’m working on a vegan version for you, hopefully for October’s Vegan Month […]

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