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Homemade Potato Chips

HAPPY HOLIDAYS, dear readers! I am having some much needed downtime this week, but had to pop in with a little delicious nibble: Homemade Potato Chips! Mr. KitchenOperas and I recently devoured a Netflix series: Cooked by Michael Pollan (suggested by our dear friend Nicole). I have been on board with Pollan’s food politics since reading […]

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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 | kitchenoperas.com

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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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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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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Spicy Chipotle Chili con Carne | kitchenoperas.com

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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Moules | kitchenoperas.com

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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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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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 the same day as my Roasted Squash with Tahini and Lemons, so that I’d have a protein course along with my veggies.   I served them […]

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