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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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Tortilla Scoops with Spicy Nectarine Salsa

Ok, for one last blast of summer entertaining, you need to make these. I hosted a Pampered Chef party this summer, along with my Mum and my friend Heather, where we made these amazing appetizers. And they are the easiest and most-impressive little delicious nibbles.  So now you get the recipe! We used nectarines, green […]

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Raw Vegan Pad Thai (or Noodle Salad with a Spicy Almond Dressing)

So earlier this week, I picked up a bag of kelp noodles (the Sea Tangle brand, if you’re wondering), and stuck them in the fridge. “What the heck are kelp noodles????“, you may be asking?  Well, they are just like they sound.  They’re made from kelp (seaweed) and have no taste of their own, so […]

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Ginger Miso Eggplant & Bok Choy Stirfry

Two gorgeously fresh and leafy heads of baby bok choy showed up in my veggie box yesterday, and I immediately knew what was for dinner: Stirfry! One of my all-time favourite Japanese-inspired stirfries involves ginger, garlic, eggplant and a little bit of sweetness (usually from scary refined sugar).  I’ve been craving this stirfry for the […]

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Mole Veggie Chili Fajitas

This is one of my tried and true recipes that I have been making (and tweaking) for over ten years. It’s a family stand-by, and I know it works because my Mum often requests “Fajita Night”, which means that we make a batch of this chili plus a batch of seasoned ground beef (for the carnivorous Dad), and we all get to make our own Fajitas with whole wheat tortillas and fillings of choice. My favourite fillings include the veggie chili, cheese, low-fat sour cream, chipotles, and guacamole. Mmmmm.

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Red Mole Chili Enchiladas

You know what I love?  Enchiladas.  They have become a staple around my house since I made my Kale & White Bean Enchiladas.  I’ve had enchiladas on the weekly rotation ever since, mixing it up a little by adding poblano peppers to the tomatillo & onion mixture when I’ve got them on hand. I thought […]

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Mole Roasted Cauliflower Poppers

I adore roasted cauliflower.  Tossed with olive oil, and salt and pepper, and left in a hot (425 F) oven for 20 minutes… perfection.  And because they’re bite-sized, you can call them “Cauliflower Poppers” and feel like you’re having a real treat. I also adore anything “mole” (pronounced “moh-lay”).  The mole combination of chocolate and […]

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