A traditional English meal, Shepherd's Pie is the ultimate comfort food. Topped with a layer of buttery mashed potatoes and cheese, everyone will be begging for seconds!
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Easy Shepherd’s Pie

Happy Summer guys! Sooo I know that June 20th is technically the first day of summer, but in my mind Memorial Day weekend really marks the start of the season. Bring on the barbecues, homemade ice cream, fresh juicy watermelon (YES please!), pool parties, camping and warm nights! Ahhh, I seriously love this time of year so much. Anyone else with me? Can we just have three-day weekends…

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Celebrating Wanderzest's 2nd blog anniversary by taking a trip down memory lane. Thanks for supporting me on this blogging journey!
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Happy 2nd Blog Anniversary!

It’s hard to believe that two years ago today, I hit “publish” on my very first blog post. I was so proud of that blog post too! I mean check out that beauty below, haha. I was living in an apartment with terrible lighting (I sat on the floor in a cluttered back room to take this photo), I had zero food props, no tripod and…

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No Churn Creamy Coconut Ice Cream - Sweet, creamy, coconutty. This no churn coconut ice cream is simply delightful and is a cinch to make. And you don't even need to have an ice cream maker! | wanderzestblog.com
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No Churn Creamy Coconut Ice Cream

Where in the world did this whirlwind weekend go? Like really though… First off, Jacob’s (26th!) birthday was on Friday and we celebrated by enjoying a delicious breakfast of homemade crepes and then hitting up Texas Roadhouse that evening. Gotta love those rolls and cinnamon butter! On top of that, we decided to try out a new hike, which was seriously breathtaking. Jacob and I have made a goal…

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Skip the takeout and make homemade Red Thai Chicken Curry instead! Ready in less than 20 minutes, this is the perfect meal for a weeknight or any day!
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Red Thai Chicken Curry

Skip the takeout and make homemade Red Thai Chicken Curry instead. Ready in less than 20 minutes, this is the perfect meal for a weeknight or any day you are craving the spicy coconut dish! Well guys, I just got home from a weekend packed full of good food, amazing people and tons of networking opportunities. I am completely exhausted now (thank goodness for Sunday…

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Hibiscus Iced Tea is tart with a hint of sweetness, and is packed with healths benefits. Delightfully invigorating, it's the perfect drink for a summer day!
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Hibiscus Herbal Iced Tea

For the month of April, I decided to highlight Thailand. I guess I’ve just had Thailand on the mind lately. So far I’ve posted a recipe for delicious Thai Mango Sticky Rice and I’ve shared my incredible experience at the Phang Nga Elephant Park. My Instagram feed has also been packed with beautiful photos from my Thailand trip. Go check it out! I know April is…

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Don't support unethical animal tourism. Instead meet elephants up close and personal, and back ethical elephant tourism at the Phang Nga Elephant Park.
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Ethical Elephant Tourism in Thailand

For as long as I can remember, riding an elephant is something I’ve wanted to do. After all, who doesn’t want a photo on top of a beautiful elephant?! When Jacob and I started planning our trip to Southeast Asia, I knew this would be the perfect opportunity for us to ride one of these magnificent creatures! I’ll admit, at first I thought nothing of elephant rides or…

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Thai Mango Sticky Rice only uses four ingredients and it's so easy to make! A simple, yet satisfying treat to whip up whenever you are feeling in the mood for something sweet and delectable.
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Thai Mango Sticky Rice

Thai Mango Sticky Rice only uses four ingredients and it’s so easy to make! A simple, yet satisfying treat to whip up whenever you are feeling in the mood for something sweet and delectable.    The weather here in Utah is in full on spring mode right now, and I am absolutely loving it! This spring has been so nice that I’ve been wondering for the past month if…

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Never settle for boring ramen ever again. Adding a few simple ingredients: onions, egg, shitake, and chicken, will instantly up your ramen game.
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Japanese Ramen with Chicken

Never settle for boring ramen ever again. Adding a few simple ingredients: onions, egg, shitake, and chicken, will instantly up your ramen game. Well guys, I just came back from 3 days in sunny San Diego. I had the awesome chance to attend Social Media Marketing World with a few of my co-workers from work. We got to experience 3 jam-packed days of social media goodness. Learning from…

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10 Days of Travel with a Backpack

While I was packing for my recent trip to Southeast Asia (you can check out pictures from my travels here!), I decided it would be fun to teach you how to live out of a backpack for 10 days. For many years, I thought the only way to travel was out of a suitcase, until I went on my first trip to Europe. Since we were…

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