Elote Farro Tomato Salad {Mexican Street Corn Salad}

Elote Farro Tomato Salad {Mexican Street Corn Salad} | thekitchenpaper.com

I should have grown up on a farm. I knew it then, I know it now, and WHY DIDN’T MY PARENTS MOVE FOR ME? Now that I’m a bit past 10-years-old, I understand why they didn’t succumb to my pressure to move into the country {along with my never-ending pressure for them to have another… 

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#droolworthy | thekitchenpaper.com

#Droolworthy

Happy happy Sunday! I hope you’re all having a wonderful weekend! We’re currently in Phnom Penh, Cambodia — back in a real city for the first time since Saigon! We traveled up from the coast and met up with one of my friends who lives here, and have spend the weekend exploring the city and… 

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Grapefruit Bacon Scallops | thekitchenpaper.com

Grapefruit Bacon Scallops

It’s like we’re playing catch-up on life this week! I already filled you in on our yoga retreat {about which I forgot to mention: Derek LOVED it! I was nervous, since it was my idea and he’s only come to a handful of yoga classes with me before, but he had a great time! Win… 

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Chocolate Chip Pretzel Cookies | thekitchenpaper.com

Chocolate Chip Pretzel Cookies

As I mentioned yesterday, we’ve been pretty MIA for the last week and a half. I’m actually pretty surprised that this is the first time in our four months of travel that we’ve really gone off the grid for any lengthy amount of time! In Vietnam I had a data plan so even if we… 

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#Droolworthy | thekitchenpaper.com

#Droolworthy

Happy … Tuesday? Whoopsies! #Droolworthy is a bit late this week because we spent a long weekend lounging on the white sand beaches of Koh Rong Island {off the coast of Cambodia} for our first wedding anniversary! The weekend was incredible, as were our surroundings. I still can’t get over how clear the water was!… 

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15 Easy Gluten-Free Dessert Recipes | thekichenpaper.com

15 Easy Gluten-Free Dessert Recipes

Alternate title: 15 gluten-free recipes that don’t require weird ingredients! I think there’s a common misconception that eating gluten-free means using obscure ingredients and learning all new cooking techniques. While you certainly CAN do that, this list proves that you absolutely don’t need to. Since I’m not actually gluten-free, I don’t stock my kitchen with… 

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Spicy Brown Sugar Steak Rub | thekitchenpaper.com

Spicy Brown Sugar Steak Rub

Today I bring you: the simplest recipe on this blog. Maybe. I’m really racking my brain right now to try and remember if I have anything easier… maybe oreo cookie butter, or any other cookie butter, since they take like 1.2 ingredients. But those are pretend foods. They taste good even before you “make” something…. 

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Hotel de la Paix, Luang Prabang Review | thekitchenpaper.com

Hotel de la Paix, Luang Prabang Review

With the UNESCO World Heritage Site designation, it’s no wonder that we spent the majority of our time in Laos in Luang Prabang. It’s a gorgeous town with beautiful old buildings, protected by UNESCO and unspoiled by development. We were so fortunate to stay in the gem of Hotel de la Paix — itself a… 

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Black Pepper Biscuits with Bourbon Molasses Butter | thekitchenpaper.com

Black Pepper Biscuits with Bourbon Molasses Butter

I’ve never been much of a salter. I don’t put extra salt on my food unless it’s tragically under-salted, which I find to be a rare occasion! The same goes for ketchup — I almost never put ketchup on food. Up until a few years ago, that included fries! I’m much more of a mustard… 

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#DroolWorthy | thekitchenpaper.com

#DroolWorthy

Hello hello! We’ve been in Cambodia since Thursday and are having a blast discovering a new culture! It’s fun to accumulate more countries (Vietnam, Laos, now Cambodia) and be able to compare and contrast them — while enjoying them all! We’re currently off in the wilds without internet, but I put together my #DroolWorthy list… 

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Blogging Tips: When to Buy a Premium Theme | thekitchenpaper.com

Blogging Tips: When To Buy a Premium Theme

Using a WordPress.org site is easy, and wonderful — with so many beautiful free themes to choose from, it’s easy to find an attractive theme that has all the features you want. When, though, is it worth it to buy a premium theme? The short answer: when you want more freedom, higher quality, and easier… 

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Iced Coffee with Vanilla Bean Coffee Ice Cubes | thekitchenpaper.com

Iced Coffee with Vanilla Bean Coffee Ice Cubes

{Do you guys use ZipList? If so, you can now easily save my recipes to your recipe box! You can click “save” on each recipe, or look up to my menu bar and you’ll see the “recipe box” button, with your shopping list drop down! Haven’t used ZipList before? It’s a great way to organize… 

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Turmeric Broth with Caramelized Mushrooms and Black Rice | thekitchenpaper.com

Turmeric Broth with Caramelized Mushrooms and Black Rice

Alright. I’ve totally been holding out on you guys. This recipe — this one right here before your very eyes — just might be my favorite dish of the year. Or century. Or millennium. You think I’m being dramatic with all these superlatives, but I’m not kidding: this was amazing. Absolutely amazing. I’ve been holding out… 

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#DroolWorthy | thekitchenpaper.com

#DroolWorthy

Sunday Funday! We spent the weekend continuing our love affair with Luang Prabang, Laos. This town is wonderful! We’re going to yoga everyday, eating amazing Lao and Thai food, exploring the Mekong and surrounding land, ogling monks and wats, and generally loving our last week in Laos. It’s finally hitting me that we’re actually coming… 

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Eggs Poached in Tomato Sauce | thekitchenpaper.com

Eggs Poached in Tomato Sauce

I didn’t think Laos would be the place my mountain biking skills {mainly mental} would be put to the test. Yesterday proved me entirely wrong! We set out with our new friend, Charissa, to bike around the countryside across the Mekong River from Luang Prabang. It’s an easy ferry ride across the river, and we… 

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Blueberry Raspberry Cobbler | thekitchenpaper.com

Blueberry Raspberry Cobbler

Traveling can certainly be tough sometimes! The last two days have been on of those times — a challenge. From a bus-ride taking much longer than advertised, to a terrible hotel experience, to waterlogged iphones, it’s been easy to feel overwhelmed and defeated. At the same time, it’s a good reminder to go with the… 

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#DroolWorthy | thekitchenpaper.com

#DroolWorthy

Happy happy Sunday! I hope you’re having a wonderful weekend! We’ve been in Laos for a full week now, and are so so so happy about it! After nearly three months of busy busy hectic life in Vietnam, we’re loving the laid-back Lao way of life. People joke that “Lao PDR” stands for “Lao: Please… 

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