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Chickpea, Fennel & Squash Soup | kitchenoperas.com -- vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free

Chickpea, Fennel & Yellow Zucchini Soup

Our weather turned this morning — it’s officially fall, and I’m loving it.  ‘Tis the season of fuzzy sweaters, pumpkin spice lattes, and most importantly, soup! Now, my Mum is the soup alchemist in our family, but I’ve come up with something delicious… chickpea, fennel and summer squash, cooked in white wine with herbes de […]

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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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Moules | kitchenoperas.com

Mussels with Green Onion, Parsley & White Wine

These are very-almost Moules Marinières — the classic French preparation of mussels with white wine, shallots, parsley and butter… They are a simple dish of mussels that is absolutely more than the sum of its parts! Louise and I have been talking about all the omnivorous options I now have open to me, and I […]

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Strawberry & Arugula Salad

The local strawberries are just coming into season here, and so I’ve got a fridge full of them!  I’m saving a punnet for a strawberry/rhubarb tart, but I thought I’d try throw some into a salad too. Along with some leftover pickled onions (from a chorizo taco salad I made last week) and a walnut […]

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Pan-Seared Sea Scallops with Baby Arugula Salad | kitchenoperas.com

Pan-Seared Sea Scallops with Baby Arugula Salad

I’ve been having such an adventure trying out different meats and seafood over the last few weeks, but to be honest, I haven’t been in the kitchen much! Mr. KitchenOperas had a birthday at the end of May, and so we ate out a fair bit while we were celebrating.  And all of my friends […]

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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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Roasted Squash with Tahini and Lemons | kitchenoperas.com

Roasted Squash with Tahini & Lemons

Happy Happy New Year, my dear Kitchen Operas readers! How lovely it has been to spend time with family, friends, and relaxing over the holidays — I hope you all had wonderful celebrations as well. Mr. KitchenOperas and I hosted dinner for 17 (!!!) on Christmas Eve, and had such a lovely time with everyone. […]

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Gluten-Free Chocolate Chunk Cookies | kitchenoperas.com

Gluten-Free Orange Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Happy Hallowe’en, my fellow ghosts and goblins! I hope you’re up to some ghoulish fun today to celebrate!

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Cranberry & Cherry Chutney | kitchenoperas.com

Cranberry & Cherry Chutney

Happy Thanksgiving to all my Canadian readers!  I hope you are spending lots of time celebrating with family, friends, and loved ones, and eating all the delicious things. We had our feast last night, complete with turkey confetti, and I was so glad to bring this Cranberry & Cherry Chutney to the table as our […]

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