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Cream Cheese (kind of)

Yet another delicious, but so-hard-to-be-found item.  And of course, the perfect compliment to your home-made bagels.  Keep in mind that it’s not really cream cheese.  It’s kind-of-cream-cheese : ) This is about as easy as it gets: (1) Put a cup of yogurt into the middle of some cheese cloth.  Alternatively, you could use any … Continue reading

Dill Pickle Craving

The pregnancy stereotypes are true: I want pickles (though not with ice-cream)!  And not just any pickles.  I want dill pickles.  Of course, there are none to be found in our town.  There are, however, mounds and mounds (quite literally) of little pickling-perfect cucumbers at our market.  So I bought a few to experiment with … Continue reading

Super Healthy Tropical Eating

For those of you living in tropical areas, there are loads of fruits and vegetables that are ridiculously good for you! As part of my work here in Cambodia, I recently compiled a list of tropical fruits and vegetables and their nutritional value.  These are all widely available here, though of course the list will … Continue reading

Tropical Gnocchi

A few months ago we had dinner with our foodie friends Steve & Jodi, and were very impressed with the delicious gnocchi they dished up for us.  It was maybe the 2nd time in my entire life I’d ever even eaten it.  So, we decided to try making our own.  This recipe is time-intensive, but … Continue reading

Easy Mango Jam

Mangoes apparently have enough natural pectin in them that you don’t need to add any to make your own mango jam.  This recipe makes about 4-5 jars of jam. Chop up about 3 kilos of ripe mango (~15 medium mangos) Add 3/4 to 1 cup of palm sugar paste (or whatever sugar you want) Cook … Continue reading

Make Your Own Thai Curry Paste

So this past week, Daphne and I were dining on a Thai red curry dish and I began to wonder about the exact ingredients of Thai red curry paste, since we are such fans of it.  I decided to attempt to make my own and did so this past Saturday afternoon.  Here are the ingredients … Continue reading


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A Dozen Donuts

Americans love donuts.  I’m actually not totally crazy about them – my sister and I were always kind of the weirdos in Sunday School while all the other kids devoured them.  However.  I know a lot of us love them, and when I saw this baked donut recipe recently, for whatever reason, I just had … Continue reading

Mango Season

Check out this amazing website that lists tons of ideas for how to use this amazing fruit: http://www.freshmangoes.com It includes one of the easiest sorbet recipes I’ve ever seen: 1 fresh mango, diced 2 tsp sugar 3/4 cup yogurt Blend together and freeze, occasionally whisking. *** Posted by Amie & Steve | Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Many Ways Muffins

This muffin recipe was given to me (Paige) by a missionary in Ethiopia.  It’s a basic all-purpose recipe that can be added to with any thing you find locally! Basic Recipe: 2 cups flour ¼ cup sugar 2 tsp baking powder ½ tsp salt 1 large egg, beaten 1 cup milk ¼ cup vegetable oil … Continue reading

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