DIY Hot Chocolate Mix

DIY Hot Chocolate Mix | thekitchenpaper.com

If I had to sum up Cambodia in one phrase, it would be: naked babies. I’m not even kidding, I’ve seen more naked humans (mostly babies and young children, but certainly not all!) in the last three weeks than I think I have in the entire rest of my life. I’m not exaggerating. I’m pretty… 

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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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How to Motorbike Through Vietnam | thekitchenpaper.com

How to Motorbike Through Vietnam

Motorbiking through Vietnam has been, without a doubt, one of the best experiences in my life. It’s not easy, and is probably not for everyone, but if you’re at all interested — it is absolutely incredible! You will experience the land, the people, the elements, etc. in a way most travelers won’t get to —… 

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How to Customize your Facebook URL | thekitchenpaper.com

Blogging Tips: How To Customize Your Facebook Page URL

Does your blog’s Facebook page URL look something like this? Not cool, right?! This makes it hard to easily type or share your Facebook page with anyone, without going to it and copying/pasting. Wouldn’t it be easier to make your URL the same handle as your Twitter or Instagram? YOU CAN! And it’s really, really… 

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White Bean Quinoa Veggie Burgers | thekitchenpaper.com

White Bean Quinoa Veggie Burgers

I love burgers. Hamburgers. I love hamburgers! You know this — yes, yes, and yes? Yeah, I really love hamburgers. At the same time: I LOVE veggie burgers. Veggie patties. Veggie cakes. How many other names can we come up with for vegetables smooshed into flying-saucer-shape? Veggie discs? Veggie frisbees? Veggie ottomans? I think I’ve… 

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Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake with Blueberry Curd | thekitchenpaper.com

Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake with Blueberry Curd

Despite what I accidentally led you to believe yesterday, we are in Laos! Plans {I keep calling them plans and realizing that word is totally inappropriate here} changed again! Gotta throw off our stalkers every once in a while, knowwhatimean? Originally we wanted to take a boat up the Mekong River to Phnom Penh, but… 

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#droolworthy | thekitchenpaper.com

#DroolWorthy

Sunday Funday! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! Can you believe we’re almost at the end of July? Whew. I can’t. We’re almost, finally, into Cambodia! It makes me a tiny bit nervous to be going to a new country, which is silly because it will be just as unknown as a new… 

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