Green Chile Pineapple Black Bean Chilaquiles for One

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

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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Life in Pictures: Iceland | thekitchenpaper.com

Life in Pictures: Iceland

Here’s more of a look into my week in Iceland — photos from my iPhone. I won’t write much, because honestly it’s hard to say anything that does the land justice. These pictures don’t even begin to convey how magical the land is. I’ve never experienced a landscape as powerful and dramatic! Every corner brought… 

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Purple Sauerkraut | thekitchenpaper.com

Purple Sauerkraut

Soooo, sauerkraut? Yeah, YEAH! Sauerkraut! I’m as surprised as you are that I’m writing about it right now, since up until a week ago I pretty much thought I hated it. I’m sure I’d tried it as a kid — you know the white, limp, salty-as-heck, store-bought stuff? Clearly I’m not a huge fan of… 

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iceland by van | thekitchenpaper.com

Iceland by Van (why you should do it ASAP!)

{If you want to see more Iceland pictures, check out this post!} Things you should do immediately, according to Mary: Go to Iceland. Rent a Snail Van. Explore the coolest land known to man and rest assured your life is now complete. That last part is mostly just the result of the first 2.5. It’ll… 

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Cherry Almond Potassium Smoothie | thekitchenpaper.com

Cherry Almond Potassium Smoothie

MOOTHIE MONDAY HEY HEY WHAT WHAT! Yeah. We’re back. Monday morning smoothie goodness intended to PUMP YOU FULL OF POTASSIUM. In case you’re into that kind of thing. I am. Especially when it’s been hotter than hot and I spent all weekend standing in a blazing sunny gravel parking lot surrounded by hundreds of sweaty… 

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Almond Cherry Scones (with coconut sugar) | thekitchenpaper.com

Almond Cherry Scones (with coconut sugar)

These last few days, being back in Portland, are the kind of days where I’m like OMG I LOVE THIS CITY SO FREAKING MUCH I CAN’T STAND IT! Fo reals. I guess I usually/always feel that way, to some degree, but it seems particularly strong since I’ve come home. The weather has been perfect —… 

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Roasted Beet, Charred Cauliflower, Seeded Salad | thekitchenpaper.com

Roasted Beet, Charred Cauliflower, Seeded Salad

HOME! Woop! Hey guys! I’m slowly getting back into the swing of things, but admit: it’s hard after 4 weeks of fun vacation! I’m still reeling from how beautiful Iceland was, and will do a picture post (like I did with Scotland) soon. AND I’ll talk all about our experience in the Snail Van! SO… 

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Chorizo, Black Rice, and Hemp Heart Stuffed Acorn Squash | thekitchenpaper.com

Chorizo, Black Rice, and Hemp Heart Stuffed Acorn Squash

YOU GUYS! I’m out in the Icelandic wild traipsing around in a campervan (um, follow me here), so coming to you with very few words… But ENJOY this squash! I’ll be back in the USA later this week and back to our normal chatty/ridiculous posts! xoxo Chorizo, Black Rice, and Hemp Heart Stuffed Acorn Squash… 

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Spinach Artichoke Dip | thekitchenpaper.com

Spinach Artichoke Dip

Here’s another throwback post! I posted this RIGHT after I started blogging, which was right after I came back from a trip down the Colorado River. We made a version of this on the river that blew my mind, so I came back and immediately made it again at home! It’s CREAMY, rich, cheesy… definitely… 

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A Meditation in Edinburgh | thekitchenpaper.com

A Meditation

Over the last year, meditating has become an important — and powerful — part of my life. I won’t try to convince you to start meditation (but this and this and this should convince you!), but thought I’d share my favorite meditation with those of you who are interested. I was introduced to this specific… 

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Chorizo, Beet, Sweet Potato, Kale Hash | thekitchenpaper.com

Chorizo, Beet, Sweet Potato, Kale Hash

Here I give you a look into the life of Mary’s belly. ARE YOU SO EXCITED!?!? Yeah, I thought so. I suppose you could say every TKP post is a look into my belly (ew, that sounds gross the more I say it), but this dish is something I actually eat on the reg. Meaning,… 

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life in pictures | scotland

Life in Pictures: Scotland

Here’s a peek {via iPhone} into my trip to Scotland! It’s a grand understatement to say Scotland is beautiful — I was blown away by both the cities and the countryside. The architecture! The stone! The green! The hills! The water! I could go on forever! I only had eight days, and went most places… 

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Pecan Basil Pesto | thekitchenpaper.com

Pecan Basil Pesto

Now that the 4th of July has passed, EVERYONE in the USA can claim it’s summer. You know those people who are like “Oooh but I live way North, so it’s not summer till after the 4th!” — you know the type. NOW they have to admit it’s summer — and if you look at… 

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White Cheddar & Peas Macaroni & Cheese Quesadilla | thekitchenpaper.com

White Cheddar & Peas Macaroni & Cheese Quesadilla

I’m gonna go ahead and acknowledge, right off the bat, that this recipe is 100% ridiculous. But also? Ridiculously delicious. I KNOW I KNOW I KNOW, it’s like carbs on carbs on cheese on cheese on carbs… hence it’s ridiculous deliciousness. DUH! I’m not sure how this even came to mind. It just did. I… 

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Salted Chocolate Chunk Oat Flour Cookies {Gluten-Free} | thekitchenpaper.com

Salted Chocolate Chunk Oat Flour Cookies {Gluten-Free}

Oat flour cookies! YEAH! Get on board, errbody! These are gluten-free, without all sorts of weird gums and xums and powders and shtuff. You know what I mean? Yeah. Good old OATS blended up and put into cooooookies. I said that like “cooooookie crisp!” Again, you know what I mean? Roll with it. I’m coming… 

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