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Roasted Pepper & Ramp Gluten-Free Tart | kitchenoperas.com

Roasted Red Pepper & Ramp Gluten-Free Tart

Ever since I made the Pizza Tart for Easter, I’ve been craving another savoury tart.  So I thought I’d experiment with my original tart, and make a version that was a bit easier for a weeknight. It is finally spring here, which means it’s ramp season!!!!!!  Ramps are one of my favourite (and alas, short […]

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Chickpea & Collard Green Coconut Curry | kitchenoperas.com

Chickpea & Collard Greens Coconut Curry

One of my favourite ways to spend an evening with my dear friend Pem is in the kitchen.  We have had cooking dates since we first became friends in high school, trying this recipe of her mum’s for a party, or that recipe in a cookbook that got one of us really excited.  It’s the […]

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Gluten-Free Roasted Tomato, Red Pepper & Gruyère Tart (a.k.a. Pizza Tart) | kitchenoperas.com

Gluten-Free Roasted Tomato, Red Pepper & Gruyère Tart (a.k.a. Pizza Tart)

Last weekend we had a dinner with extended family, and my sister (Heather) and I were tasked with bringing a gluten-free and vegetarian main course. So we put our heads together and brainstormed delicious ideas — I’ve been craving a savoury tart, ever since getting a hold of my new favourite cookbook: Small Plates and Sweet […]

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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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Curtido (Vinegar Coleslaw) | kitchenoperas.com

Curtido (aka. The Best Coleslaw Ever)

While we were up on Lake Huron this summer, I had the opportunity to spend a little more time in the kitchen than usual.  So I embarked upon a kitchen adventure: making pupusas.  You may remember pupusas from my post about Emporium Latino in Kensington Market.  They are Salvadoran corn breads stuffed with savoury fillings, […]

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Dill Pickle Soup | kitchenoperas.com

Dill Pickle Soup

As you may know, Nicole and I have a mutual affinity for anything related to pickles. From our Pickled Soprano Cocktails to Dill Pickle Hummus, we will attempt to put pickles in anything and everything. Last Christmas, her prezzie to me included a pickle-flavoured candy cane (sweet and pickle-y — weird and great for Christmas), and my prezzie to her included a glass pickle Christmas ornament. You could call us pickle obsessed.

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Roasted Veggies

Easy Roasted Veggies

Today is the birthday of my wonderful sister, Heather, who is just getting interested in food, cooking, and baking! And there is one thing I think every sister needs to know — it’s how to roast a tray of veggies. If you know how to roast vegetables, you can do so many wonderful things with […]

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Pumpkin Pie Popsicles

Pumpkin Pie Popsicles

I got a text from my lovely friend Nicole, asking if we could make Pumpkin Pie Popsicles. Of course, my answer was an enthusiastic “YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!”, and we made them on our very next date!

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Huacamole & Hummusalsa on Arepas

Huacamole (Avocado Hummus)

My hummus-month-co-creator (Ashley from the blog Dancing Through Life) is back with a hummus we invented this weekend.  I really love this “huacamole” (aka. avocado hummus) and even had it in a gluten-free burrito this morning for breakfast along with black beans, onion sprouts, Daiya vegan cheddar, salsa, and chipotles.  I think it’s even better […]

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Garlic Carrots

Fermented Garlic Carrots

My latest kitchen experiments all revolve around one type of preserving: fermenting!  And ohhh am I loving it. Fermented foods (like kimchi and sauerkraut) are really great for your digestive health (and therefore your overall health), and after my Fermentation Class with Dana & Joel from Well Preserved, I thought it was high time to […]

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