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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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Ashley's Autumnal Quinoa Salad | kitchenoperas.com

Ashley’s Autumnal Quinoa Salad

Ashley is back with a recipe today for a quinoa & potato salad.  We’ve been having a blast this week with all of our Vegan MoFo posts, and Ash is rocking her Insanity workouts!!  I’m totally loving how creating all of these recipes for Vegan MoFo has got me spending more time in the kitchen.  […]

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Halloumi, Pickled Beet & Arugula Salad | kitchenoperas.com

Halloumi, Pickled Beet & Arugula Salad

I have a new favourite winter salad, and it’s all about the cheese. Halloumi is one of my favourite cheeses — it’s a semi-hard brined cheese, super salty, and squeaky between your teeth (like cheese curds!).  It has a fantastic quality for cooking: when you heat it, it doesn’t melt — so you can grill […]

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Quinoa Salad

Quinoa Salad with Cilantro Mint Pesto

I did a really good clean out of the fridge today — and realized I didn’t have any ready-to-go healthy food in there. So I immediately put a pot of water on the stove and cooked up some quinoa. I’ve really been enjoying grain salads lately, and quinoa salad is one of my favourites. So […]

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Honey-Roasted Parsnip and Carrot Salad

Israeli Couscous Salad with Honey-Roasted Parsnips & Carrots

We’ve been doing a lot of salads around here lately, and it’s been a lot of the same thing over and over again… delicious versions of either our veggie Caesar salad over Romaine or my lemony arugula salad.  But after a while, 2 salad options get a bit tiring, but we still want salad.  So […]

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Arugula Salad with Pickled Red Onions in a Lemony Vinaigrette

This summer I was fortunate to eat again at my favourite west-coast spot: Chez Panisse. As part of my decadent meal, I had a gorgeous salad: “Willey Farms Eggplant & Rocket Salad with Red Onions & Mint” It was so good, I’ve been eating nothing but lemony arugula salads at home.  And then Solveig introduced […]

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Chez Panisse

I had the great fortune of escaping the Toronto cold last week for a conference in San Francisco.  And while I was there, there was no way I could go without a visit to Chez Panisse. Chez Panisse is a restaurant in Berkeley, California, founded by Alice Waters, who started the sustainable and local food […]

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Zucchini Salad with Garlicky Miso Tahini Dressing

Ohhh yum.  I like this salad so much I’ve had it for lunch two days in a row. On day one, it looked like this (spiral-cut zucchini & carrots thanks to my veggie spiral slicer!): On day two (today), I got creative and added some extra stuff: I liked the “extra stuff” so much that […]

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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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