Tag Archives: greens

Kale, Gruyère & Pony Bean Panade

I may have just discovered my favourite food of all time: Panade.  What is a panade you may ask?  Well, it’s a savoury bread pudding that tastes like French onion soup with soggy bread.  Which I know is not the most appealing-sounding thing — but think about it: a bread casserole baked in veggie stock […]

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Warm Gingery Watercress Salad

So, I don’t have cable TV… because if I did, I would be in the kitchen every 5 minutes making whatever they’re doing on the Food Network.  You see, I am highly food-suggestible, and if I see something I want to try I have to have it NOW and can’t think about anything else until […]

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Butternut Squash Lasagna with Mushrooms and Spinach

It’s Fall, and it’s getting chilly here, so it’s all squash all the time.  And this time, it’s a lasagna! I changed up the squash, and this time sliced a butternut squash lengthwise and popped it in the oven.  (If you’d like proper directions, check out: my post on how to roast squash). Along with […]

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Whole Wheat Calzones for Liz

My dear friend Liz is pregnant with her second child!!  This is fantastic news, except for the fact that I wish I could be closer to her to celebrate.  Liz lives in Pennsylvania, and with me up here in Toronto, it makes popping by for dinner & a chat quite tough. When Liz was pregnant […]

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Kasha & Tofu with Shiitake Mushroom Gravy

I’m loving my buckwheat lately, and thought I’d try my hand at a gluten-free vegan mushroom gravy to go with it, after I was inspired by a suggestion of kasha & mushroom gravy in the amazing vegan cookbook, Veganomicon. I thought I’d experiment with buckwheat flour instead of wheat flour in the gravy, as the […]

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Kasha with Collard Greens

A new-to-me grain!  Buckwheat in its hulled grain form: buckwheat groats!  I’ve been using buckwheat flour for about a year now in all of my gluten-free baking, but I’ve only used the grain once before in a veggie burger.  It was time to try it out on its own! And it is so earthy and […]

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Kale Salad with Orange Chipotle Tempeh

Yet another massaged kale salad!  We can’t stop with the kale around here, and this kale salad with tempeh is a great new addition to the repertoire.  Tempeh (fermented soybeans) is a great way to get some extra protein in, much like omnivores tend to throw grilled chicken or fish onto their salads, I do […]

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100 Posts at Kitchen Operas — A Celebration!

Woooo!  A celebration is in order!  Yesterday’s Red Quinoa Salad was my 100th blog post on Kitchen Operas!  It’s been such fun for me to start this blog, and here’s to many hundreds more!!! I would love to say a huge thank you to all of you who read, subscribe to, and comment on the […]

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Tempeh Avocado Sandwich with Kale Salad

Sometimes you need a sandwich, and sometimes you’re craving tempeh and avocado. If you don’t know tempeh, it’s a fermented soybean product (doesn’t that sound delicious?  I promise you, it’s great!), which originated in Indonesia, and tastes great in curries.  It’s on the richly umami side of veggie proteins, with a bit of a mushroom-y […]

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8 Minute Dinner: Kale & Queso Fresco Soft Tacos

Mmmmmm.  Queso Fresco.  Soft fresh cheesy goodness. I am adoring this new-to-me cheese… I don’t know if it’s because it reminds me of all the amazing meals I had in San Miguel, or just because it’s amazing.  It hardly matters, it’s divine: creamy without being too rich (because it’s a fresh, unaged cheese after all), […]

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