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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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Ethiopian Lentil Stew & Teff-Chickpea Crêpes | kitchenoperas.com

Ethiopian Lentil Stew & Teff-Chickpea Crêpes

Vegan MoFo continues, and this week Ashley and I are blogging vegan dinners for fuelling your active lifestyle! My favourite food in the whole wide world is Ethiopian food. I first went to an Ethiopian restaurant when I was living in Denver, and was immediately hooked. So when I returned home to Toronto it was […]

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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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Garlicky Spinach & Lentil Soup

I’ve been experimenting with the green garlic that I’ve been getting in my fabulous veggie box… it’s kind of like having fresh garlic, garlic scapes, leeks, and onions, all at the same time! I used all of the parts of the green garlic in this soup and it was oh-so delicious and garlicky without being […]

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Heather’s Mushroom, Leek & Lentil Pie

She’s baaaaaaaaaaaaack, and she’s got a leek: My sister, Heather, and I teamed up with leek “Henry” (apparently named after her car) to create a new veggie pie.  Yes, this is my second veggie pie this week, but sometimes you just need pie. [Heather says: I like pie.] Heather loves mushrooms, and puts them in […]

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Ye’Miser Wat (Spicy Red Lentil Stew)

I have one last Ethiopian stew for you: the Ye’Miser Wat (Spicy Red Lentil Stew) that I served as a part of my Ethiopian dinner, seen here at the bottom of the injera platter, along with the Ye’Takelt Allecha (Gingery Root Vegetables), Ye’Abesha Gomen (Mild Collard Greens), Lemony Arugula Salad in the centre, and a wee […]

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Nunu, Toronto: Ethiopian Vegan Deliciousness

I think Vegan MoFo is a great excuse to go eat some vegan food around town, so off I went with the boyfriend and his Mum to one of my favourite places in town: Nunu (1178 Queen St. West, Toronto). I was first introduce to Nunu by my best friend Pem, and we have eaten […]

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Delhi, India: Past & Progress

The last stop on our whirlwind tour through India was the city of Delhi. Delhi was recently modernized for the 2010 Commonwealth Games — the city developed new transit, cleaned up the roads, and did tons of building. The taxis are known as “Tuk-Tuks”, and they are powered by Clean Natural Gas (CNG): It was […]

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Jaipur, India: Lentils & Lattices

Mahara Jai Singh built the city of Jaipur, in 1727.  In the city, he built the Jantar Mahal, an observatory using astronomical instruments for astrological readings.  It’s now a World Heritage site, and I think you can see why: This is a sundial — and it’s really impressive (at about 4 stories high!): And it’s […]

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Red Kari Squash and Split Pea Soup with Sinful Onions

One of my favourite new traditions, is to start the new year with a bowl of lentil & pumpkin soup.  It’s a tradition from Nigel Slater that I borrowed from his hunger-inspiring account of what he cooked and ate in a year, The Kitchen Diaries. This year, I had on hand a red kari squash […]

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