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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Tufts University Needs Your Gluten-Free Help!

Tufts University asked if I’d share this request with you: their Nutritional Epidemiology Program is doing a research survey on healthy eating and popular diets.

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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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Strawberry & Arugula Salad

The local strawberries are just coming into season here, and so I’ve got a fridge full of them!  I’m saving a punnet for a strawberry/rhubarb tart, but I thought I’d try throw some into a salad too. Along with some leftover pickled onions (from a chorizo taco salad I made last week) and a walnut […]

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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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KitchenOperas: Omivore Styles

My Dear KitchenOperas Readers, I have news… and it’s going to mean change around here. To get right to the point: I’m eating omnivorously now.  I’ve made the change to support my own health goals, and it feels right and good for me in this moment.  I’ve loved eating vegetarian food, and I’ll still eat […]

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Vietnam | kitchenoperas.com

Vietnam – The Delicious Mekong Delta

We explored Vietnam by sailing up the Mekong, which means we got to see life on the river. Our boat was always going over water hyacinth — a pretty plant that becomes a problem weed in the Mekong Delta.  It is used as food & animal feed, and also to weave baskets!  And it was […]

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Vietnamese Iced Coffee at Trung Nyugen, Ho Chi Minh City

Begin your iced coffee adventure by sitting at a table and absorbing the atmosphere of Trung Nyugen, a buzzing chain of coffee shops in Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon).   Then sit with your iced tea (of confusing herbal taste) and pick your coffee by number from off the menu. I recommend the “Number […]

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Postcards from Bagan

I’m having a hard time figuring out how to best share my adventures in Bagan, short of having all of you, dear readers, over to my house for dinner and 400 photos of stupas.  So I’ve narrowed it down to just a handful of photos that best share the feelings I experienced in Bagan.  And […]

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Postcards from Pakokku Vegetable Market, Myanmar

We arrived one morning in Pakokku, to find that the large market we were to visit was closed for a Full Moon celebration.  Our guide told us we were unfortunately stuck with “just the vegetable market” and I was delighted!    The market was full of townspeople (mainly women) selling veggies, fruits, and fresh herbs […]

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