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Crappy Dinner Party | kitchenoperas.com

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 of The Kitchn: No housework is to be done prior to a guest’s arrival. The menu must be simple and not involve a special grocery […]

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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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Boiled Orange and Almond Cake from "Good Food Fast" by Jason Roberts | kitchenoperas.com

Boiled Orange and Almond Cake from “Good Food Fast”

Don’t you just love when an idea and a plan of attack come together at once? I was reading an article by Sam Worley on Epicurious about baking with citrus, and how to use the whole fruit for extra flavour. Worley recommends soaking or simmering slices of orange (rind and all!) in simple syrup… so […]

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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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Gluten-Free Lavender-Lemon Pistachio Cake | kitchenoperas.com

Gluten-Free Lavender-Lemon Pistachio Cake

We’ve been fortunate enough to celebrate special occasions with our extended family lately.  And whenever we do, we meet at my parents’ house, and my Mum lays out a gorgeous spread.  And my job is to bring dessert, which I am more than happy to do! For one of our family dinners, I wanted to […]

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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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3-Ingredient Dark Chocolate Birthday Cake

Hobbits have a tradition that they give other people gifts on their birthday — and in that tradition I present you with a cake recipe for my upcoming birthday (on Sunday).  This is the cake I make for birthdays in my family — we call it: “That Chocolate Cake Linz Makes” and the original recipe […]

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Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Apple and Almonds

Tonight was veggie roasting night around here — I did up a big batch of parsnips, carrots & sweet potatoes and then also had some Brussels Sprouts in the fridge. Seeing as I had the oven on anyway, I thought I’d roast them too. There’s a little bit of alchemy that happens when you roast […]

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Roasted Squash with Shallots and Pomegranate Molasses

I’m still savouring the wonderful Thanksgiving dinner we had Sunday evening. The food, the company, it was all just perfect. I proclaimed this morning that we should celebrate American Thanksgiving as well, just so we can do it again next month. Michael did such a wonderful job as our host. We all had individual place […]

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