Sometimes, simplicity is all that the body and mind are asking for. When it’s cold and I have to get away from a warm and comfy bed, my taste buds are asking for something warm and comfy!
Like everybody else, I don’t have hours ahead of me in the morning.
I love a simple egg with some melted cheddar cheese, espelette hot red pepper, sprouts and fresh basil.
It’s quick and nourishing. It’s filling and the colours are helping to start the day!
So it’s not always necessary to spen hours in the kitchen in order to eat well and you don’t need a cupboard or a fridge full of fancy stuffs.
Sometimes I skip the cheese and the green but the only thing I can’t do without is the espelette red hot pepper.
It comes from some part of France (pays Basque in the South East near Spain) and for me it’s like a magic powder that brings some depth to a simple meal.
Try it next time you taste like the sauce is missing something. Often, it’s either a few drops of lemon juice or a pinch of red hot pepper. It’s a light red pepper, not too hot but subtle in flavor. But if you like it spicy, don’t hesitate to use another one!