BREAKFAST

MEDITERRANEAN TOAST WITH CREAMY WHITE BEAN SPREAD & ROASTED TOMATOES

| BREAD, BREAKFAST, BRUNCH, LUNCH, QUICK MEAL, TOASTS

If you’ve been following me for a while on Instagram, you probably noticed how much I LOVE TOAST. I will never get bored with eating it, making it and coming up with fun ways to dress it up. From avocado to poached eggs or last night’s leftovers, the possibilities are endless. Mediterranean flavors came to mind when I was thinking of what to top this lovely toast with, so I created a creamy, velvety white bean spread. This MEDITERRANEAN TOAST WITH CREAMY WHITE BEAN SPREAD & ROASTED TOMATOES is my new favorite go to toast to make. The flavor of the spread is so velvety and garlicky… I mean who doesn’t love garlic, I do.
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Wolf Gourmet, smoothie, tacos & plum tartine

| APPETIZERS, BREAKFAST, DINNER, SMOOTHIE, TACOS

Remember me posting about how excited I was about attending Feast Portland about a week or so ago. Well I can’t wait to share some of my favorite photos of food I tried in the next post. But for now I will share a bit about my new kitchen appliances from Wolf Gourmet.

wolf-gourmet-blender-lenaskitchenblog_smoothieI got to work with Wolf Gourmet and shoot some photos for them at Feast this past weekend. Their products are so sleek, modern, powerful and just stunning. I was so glad to add some of their products to my kitchen collection, especially excited about the beautiful blender. I created a quick healthy smoothie before heading out for the day of feasting. (more…)

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turkey & brie puff pastry pockets

| BREAKFAST, BRUNCH, DINNER, FAMILY FRIENDLY RECIPE, HEALTHY, LUNCH

turkey pop tarts_lenaskitchenblog_on boardLately I have been trying to keep our meals during the week quick and simple for my family. This simple pop tart recipe is easy to make and fun to involve kids too. I always keep a box or two of frozen puff pastry in my freezer for last minute meal ideas like this pop tart recipe. This is also a great appetizer idea when last minute guests come to visit or you need to go to a party and bring something tasty with you. (more…)

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strawberry-rhubarb muffins

| BREAKFAST, BRUNCH, DESSERTS, SWEET

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The weather in Portland has been so beautiful lately, which means the abundance of berries are starting to show up everywhere along with the bounty of rhubarb. So the perfect marriage of strawberry and rhubarb inspired this recipe for the tasty and moist muffins that will make your house smell just amazing. These are so simple to make and would be so fun to make with your kids. (more…)

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SMOKED SALMON BENEDICT ON CROISSANT with A DILL, PAPRIKA, LEMON HOLLANDAISE SAUCE

| BREAKFAST, BRUNCH, EASTER, EGGS, SEAFOOD

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Being from the East Coast, I enjoy a good bagel with lox, capers, tomatoes and onions. I also love homemade eggs benedict with farm fresh eggs, salmon and fresh greens with a homemade lemony-dill hollandaise sauce. I decided to put together two of my favorite things and make this eggs benedict on a croissant instead, topped with quick pickled red onions, capers, fresh greens. Easter and Mothers Day is around the corner and I thought that this would make a perfect Easter or Mother’s Day Brunch with family and friends for you to try out. (more…)

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Cardamom, Blueberry, Cream Cheese Croissant French Toast Casserole

| BREAD, BREAKFAST, DESSERTS, SWEET

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My husband and I spent the evening last night in bed after we put the kids down watching funny videos and food videos on BuzzFeed, then woke up craving french toast for breakfast. I went to get the ingredients from my local Fred Meyers. I usually get Challah bread and make individual french toast, but this morning I wanted something a little more different so i got some mini croissants, cut them into smaller chunks, added chunks of softened cream cheese and had some frozen blueberries… add the custard and you have a party in your mouth. (more…)

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Vegan Strawberry + Avocado Smoothie

| BREAKFAST, DESSERTS, LUNCH, SMOOTHIE, SWEET

I’m working on a few recipe developments for Fred Meyers using Strawberries + Avocados. Excited to share this Vegan Strawberry + Avocado smoothie. I wanted to add some beautiful colors and super foods to make this a great morning pick me up. It’s a versatile smoothie to add to your recipe box by making two smoothies in one.

This smoothie uses avocado, frozen bananas and cashew milk for creaminess, raw almonds for texture, baby greens, hemp seeds, ground flax seed and bee pollen for extra superfood for the green part. Strawberries, banana, pomegranate juice, cashew milk and mint to add a natural sweetness to the pink part of the smoothie. Be creative and add your own personal touch to the smoothie when you put it together. I wanted to make sure to keep this smoothie vegan so it’s a healthier choice for you to enjoy.

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Cheese, Quince Jam & Raisin Blinchiki

| BREAKFAST, DESSERTS, RUSSIAN, SWEET

Blinchiki with Cheese and raisins
Ever since my sister and I were little I remember my mom making her delicious recipe for blinchiki or how some people like to call them crêpes or blintz. The sweet aroma that fills the air when she carefully stands at the stove and makes one after another… which sometimes doesn’t even make the plate that she puts it on since my sister or I would take it and eat it right there and there with nothing on it. So in honor or my mom’s birthday today I want to share her recipe for these delicious blini, but with my own twist. (more…)

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