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PAN FRIED HALLOUMI & PEACH SALAD

| DINNER, HEALTHY, LUNCH, QUICK MEAL, SALAD, VEGETARIAN

This pan-fried halloumi & peach salad on a bed of arugula is the summer salad I can’t get enough of. Topped with homemade basil oil for the most vibrant of flavors, I have no doubt you will love this salad.
PAN FRIED HALLOUMI & PEACH SALADI’ve been working on some fun and easy summer dinner recipes, so when I had the chance to work with Wolf Gourmet products, specifically their 8.5” inch skillet and high-performance blender, I decided to create a delicious warm-weather salad. (more…)

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BEER BATTERED ONION RINGS

| APPETIZERS, DRINK, FRIED, GAME NIGHT, VEGETARIAN

Beer battered onion rings are super easy to make.  Like… it could be a problem, they’re so easy. These onion rings are tender, sweet, lightly coated, crispy, and flavorful. The Obsidian Stout adds a welcome depth and bite to the batter. I hope that these delicious rings meet up with a juicy burger and a beer in your near future. A perfect indulgent summer treat!
BEER BATTERED ONION RINGSDid you know that July is Oregon Craft Beer month? The great thing is you can get all your favorite craft beers at your local FRED MEYER without breaking the bank. Their selection is amazing. Try something new or get something you already know.
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CELERIAC, FENNEL & SWEET POTATO SOUP

| DINNER, GLUTEN FREE, SOUPS, VEGETARIAN

I think when most of us, while sick, crave a good soup? Well, I don’t know about you, but when I am, I crave cozy, simple soups like this Celeriac, Fennel and Sweet Potato soup. Plus all of the cold and rainy days Portland this winter, it has not helped. It comes together so quickly, which in my mind is always a good thing. This soup combines a few of my favorite root veggies and an addition of milk makes this a velvety and smooth in texture. (more…)

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Easy Browned Butter & Sage Gnocchi

| DINNER, FAMILY FRIENDLY RECIPE, LUNCH, POTATOES, QUICK MEAL, SIDE, VEGETARIAN

lenaskitchen gnocchi finalEasy meals have been my go to lately with school starting up again. I like to keep a few packages of the Private Selection Gnocchi in my pasta drawer, you can find them in the pasta isle at Fred Meyers. I used one of my new favorite non stick pans for this recipe, Calphalon 3-Quart Saute Pan, recently got this as part of a complete set for a steal from my local Kroger store, Fred Meyer.

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