Bacon Tomato Basil Breakfast Pasta

Bacon Tomato Basil Breakfast Pasta | thekitchenpaper.com

How do we tackle the weekend? WITH CARBFACE BREAKFAST PASTA! That’s a technical term. I’m a wee bit in love with this here breakfast pasta… and I’m not sure if it’s because of the bacon, or the sauce, or the smooth beautiful ziti, or the CHEESE!!!, or the eggs. Or all of them in combination…. 

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Pesto Mozzarella Sauerkraut Veggie Sandwich | thekitchenpaper.com

Pesto Mozzarella Sauerkraut Veggie Sandwich

You know when your brain is like “HEY LET’S TRY SOMETHING FUN” and it ends up being a ridiculously delicious sandwich full of everything you need to eat in your fridge? Yeah, me too! This here sandwich: exactly that situation. I don’t make sandwiches all that often. Most of my sandwich-making experience comes from many… 

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Vegan Bowl with Sauerkraut, Pistachios, and Jalapeño Garlic Tahini Sauce | thekitchenpaper.com

Vegan Bowl with Sauerkraut, Pistachios, and Jalapeño Garlic Tahini Sauce

Veg-bowl train: coming in hot! This is another one of those recipes that I could make into the LONGEST TITLE EVERRRR. I guess that’s why I’m sticking with “vegan bowl” as my general “this is healthy and has a $&*@ ton of veggeis in it” name. Beets! Carrots! Kale! Whatever you want! HEALTHY STUFF GUYS,… 

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Apple Peanut Butter Baked Oatmeal | thekitchenpaper.com

Apple Peanut Butter Baked Oatmeal

I’m not gonna lie: I’m getting psyched for fall!! PUMPKIN! CINNAMON! PUMPKIN! Wait, what? Sure, I’m LOVING the end of summer — I’ve finally been here for a whole month uninterrupted by travel (for like 36 more hours), and have totally settled into the ride bikes/drink coffee/meet friends/go swimming/hiking/biking groove of things. It’s awesome! But… 

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Coconut Zucchini Bread French Toast | thekitchenpaper.com

Coconut Zucchini Bread French Toast

A few weeks ago, I had a friend sleep on my couch for a few days. We talked a lot about the current state of relationships — friendship or romantic — and technology. How the two help and hinder one another. Everyone I know is swiping right and left with varied success, and I find… 

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Coconut Zucchini Bread | thekitchenpaper.com

Coconut Zucchini Bread

SO MANY BURGERS! You guys may have noticed an unusual number of burger pictures on my instagram — they’re a result of it being burger week here in Portland! There are a bunch of restaurants participating this year (more than 30!), each of which makes a special $5 burger for burger week. MUST EAT ALL… 

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Chocolate Crackle Cookies | thekitchenpaper.com

Chocolate Crackle Cookies

Throwback Thursday! Here’s a recipe I posted about a month after I started blogging, way back in the dark ages. It was time to get rid of the cringe-worthy yellow pictures, and replace them with slightly better, white-balanced images! Ha! Nevermind that these remind me of Christmas — they’re great anytime you want a chocolate… 

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Kale Guacamole | thekitchenpaper.com

Kale Guacamole

Let’s get one thing straight here, right off the bat: This kale guacamole is still firmly rooted in the AVOCADO camp of guacamoles. I’ve seen a lot of weirdo guacamoles (no judgement, just … observation) floating around the interwebs these days. I basically lump them all into two categories: still guacamole, or green dip masquerading… 

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Vegan Falafel Banh Mi | thekitchenpaper.com

Vegan Falafel Banh Mi with Sriracha Tahini

I remember, when I was a kid, my Mom letting me and my brother do our own grocery shopping for a week. This probably only happened a few times, and I’m guessing it was during the summer when we weren’t going to school for lunch. She’d set the budget, take us to the grocery store,… 

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Cold Sesame Peanut Noodles with Brown Butter Chicken | thekitchenpaper.com

Cold Sesame Peanut Noodles with Brown Butter Chicken

Here we go again: cold rice noodles + toasted sesame oil + peanut butter + veggies. YOU KNOW IT’S MY JAM! This time we’re adding some other goodies like brown butter chicken and red pepper flakes and all the veg in the land. Thanks to Eileen for that phrase, which I’m now addicted to (along… 

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Ginger Cardamom Rhubarb Compote | thekitchenpaper.com

Ginger Cardamom Rhubarb Compote

Time for a little love note! I’m feeling overwhelmingly grateful for you guys today — which is maybe a bit odd, since I haven’t met most of you… but here it goes: Thanks for being here. Thanks for leaving me comments that literally make me laugh out loud, and for sending me kind words when… 

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Steak Tacos with Cherry Pico de Gallo | thekitchenpaper.com

Steak Tacos with Cherry Pico de Gallo

Helloooo Monday! How was your weekend!? Mine was mostly uneventful… except that I sliced off part of my thumb (MOM DON’T WORRY IT’S JUST A CUT) making more sauerkraut, I bottled my first batch of homemade kombucha (instructions to come eventually!), ate delicious Cuban food, and successfully survived the heatwave that is now (YAY!) over…. 

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Beet Cilantro Gazpacho | thekitchenpaper.com

Beet Cilantro Gazpacho

Things I’ve learned recently: Getting bangs during summer, especially when a bicycle (WITH A HELMET) is your main mode of transport: terrible idea. #sweatybangs Trading the bike for a ride on the bus is an unexpected way to get some air conditioning in your life. Eating cold beet soup with lots of cucumbers *almost* makes… 

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Jalapeño Zucchini Fritters | thekitchenpaper.com

Jalapeño Zucchini Fritters

Soooo you know that “I can’t feel my face when I’m with you” song? If not… here. I didn’t love it at first, but I am 100% hooked. I’ve been non-stop dancing around my apartment with it blasting for at least the last 24 hours. My neighbors probably think I’m a total lunatic… Oh well!… 

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Green Chile Pineapple Black Bean Chilaquiles for One | thekitchenpaper.com

Green Chile Pineapple Black Bean Chilaquiles for One

Oh hellloooooo loves of my life!! Um, in case it isn’t clear, I’m talking to the chilaquiles, not you guys… sorry to disappoint — but once you try these: you’ll be on board. They can be the loves of ALL of our lives! BECAUSE THEY ARE AWESOME! Have you ever had chilaquiles before? No? Let… 

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2-Minute Berry Breakfast Quinoa | thekitchenpaper.com

2-Minute Berry Breakfast Quinoa

Coming atcha MONDAY with an easy-peasy, belly-loving, yum-yum breakfast goodness recipe: QUINOA! We’ll get to that. How was your weekend!? Tell me what you did! I had a pretty mellow weekend, meeting up with friends and family for various meals, checking out a super cute craft fair (where I wanted to buy ALL THE THINGS),… 

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Vegan Kale Quinoa Bowl with Peanut Dressing | thekitchenpaper.com

Vegan Kale Quinoa Bowl with Peanut Dressing

And sauerkraut! And seaweed! And seeds! And ‘rots! And ‘maters! AND ALL THE THINGS! This is actually what I’ve been eating for the last week, since coming home from Europe, in order to SIGNIFICANTLY RAISE my veggie-consumption. I even told myself I was FORBIDDEN to buy cheese at the grocery store, so I wouldn’t be… 

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