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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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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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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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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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Masoor Dhal (Red Lentil Dhal)

Comfort food for me definitely involves Indian spices.  I love the smells of cumin, garlic and onions wafting through the house.  There’s no way to beat it – especially as colder weather is approaching and the urge to hide indoors starts to peek out! One of my favourite comfort dishes is an Indian dhal with […]

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Tom Yum Soup with Brown Rice Vermicelli

I make no claims to the authenticity of this soup, but it sure is delicious.  I am borrowing heavily from Thai Tom Yum Soup, and the other Asian flavours that I enjoy, but you likely won’t find this soup anywhere other than in my kitchen… and now (hopefully), your kitchen! We’ve had this soup as […]

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Daring Cooks: Food Preservation – Canning & Freezing

The September 2010 Daring Cooks’ challenge was hosted by John of Eat4Fun. John chose to challenge The Daring Cooks to learn about food preservation, mainly in the form of canning and freezing. He challenged everyone to make a recipe and preserve it. John’s source for food preservation information was from The National Center for Home […]

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Penne Pasta for Pemma (and her Peerless Palate)

Today is the birthday of my very dearest friend: Pemma.  We have had so many adventures together from escapades in the kitchen to musical fun and traveling! Pem likes bugs.  And makes friends with them at restaurants: And she is a secret spy… when it comes to the intrigue of avocados: She has such a […]

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Red Quinoa Lemony Tabouli

Yesterday was the perfect day for a picnic in the park, so I whisked away my dear friend Ashley, and we had a gorgeous lunch: (which happened to be gluten-free and vegan) My contribution was this quinoa tabouli, made from red quinoa and flavoured with tons of lemon.  Oh yes, refreshing, filling, but still light […]

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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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