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Kale & Cabbage Slaw with Butternut Squash & Lentils in a Smoky Maple Dressing | kitchenoperas.com

Kale & Cabbage Slaw with Butternut Squash & Lentils in a Smoky Maple Dressing

In this recipe, massaging the kale with your hands makes the leaves wilt a bit so that they are tender enough to enjoy raw. And it’s one of those activities that’s calming for you… even though you’re the one giving (not getting) the massage!

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Kale & Garlic Scape Hummus

Kale & Garlic Scape Hummus

I made a hummus at the beginning of the summer, and it was one of my favourites yet — Kale & Garlic Scape Hummus! That curly green bit on top is a garlic scape.  Garlic scapes are the flower stalks that come out of the garlic bulb.  The scapes need to be harvested so that […]

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Belmonte Raw

Want to know my favourite raw restaurant?  Belmonte Raw in Leslieville.  The glorious Carol started her restaurant to serve raw food (which means it’s vegan & gluten-free, so I can eat everything on the menu).  And best of all, Carol features local & organic produce.  And her food is glorious! When I can’t make it […]

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Coconut & Lime Grilled Kale

The inspiration? A line of text on a blog somewhere that said something like: “marinate kale in coconut milk for four hours, then grill”. You know that went to the TOP of my “To Make” List. And then I went researching, and found that there are all sorts of “grill kale marinated in coconut milk” […]

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Whole Wheat Eggplant & Kale Pizza with Garlic Scape Pesto

Ohhh, I think that making extra whole wheat pizza dough and freezing it (when I made Whole Wheat Calzones) was a brilliant idea!  I was able to make a divine thin-crust pizza from scratch in about 30 minutes! I took out the dough in the morning and let it come to room temperature to defrost.  […]

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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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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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Kale & White Bean Enchiladas with Roasted Tomatillos & Onions

My very favourite dinner from our week at the cottage?  Enchiladas. I was lucky enough to get some local, organic tomatillos in a veggie box delivery, and ooooh did I need to turn them into a roasted tomatillo sauce (inspired by my Roasted Tomatillo Sauce that uses a blender), roasting the tomatillos until softened with […]

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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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