This is my very first post so I wanted to start simple, with this classic avocado toast and use this as an opportunity to introduce myself.

Background on Salima’s Kitchen

I am currently a third grade teacher but my passion has always been cooking. I have always dreamt about writing a cookbook and this seemed like a good way to get my culinary adventures out there! 

This adventure of taking pictures of my food and sharing them with the world started over on Instagram.

About a year ago, I started an account (then called @PortlandKitchen) posting pictures of whatever I was cooking or eating out. Sometimes I shared meal prep options I took to work and sometimes I shared my favorite local restaurant.

In addition, I enjoyed talking about family recipes and sharing the food my parents cook. They come from different ethnicities where food is a focal point of the culture so it has always been a big part of my identity.

If anyone is reading this, I hope you enjoy my recipes. Feedback is always appreciated! 

You can check out my about page to learn more about Salima’s Kitchen.

two pieces of avocado toast.

Here’s my favorite, super basic, recipe for avocado toast:

2 eggs
1 medium avocado (ripe)
2 pieces of toast
salt & pepper to taste

Cut avocado in half, remove pit and skin. Place avocado slices in a small bowl and mash with a fork. Add a pinch of salt and pepper.

Toast 2 slices of toast.

In a small frying pan fry your eggs (one at a time) to your desired runny-ness and sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Spread avocado mash onto toast and top with egg! Enjoy!