Omelette with cherry tomatoes, peppers and lavender cheese, for Jamie Oliver’s FoodRevolution
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#FoodRevolutionSince we are born, one of the first instincts we have is the necessity to eat. In time, this human need, becomes a good way for socializing, for gathering loved ones around the table, or for just practicing our cooking passion.
Now, as complexity skyrocketed in all other fields, it has done the same in cooking and food industry.
But here, complexity is not always in people’s best interests. Ingredients are mostly made in huge factories, refined and chemically treated for various reasons. We’ve turned to fast foods and we’ve dramatically cut down the times we allow for eating, without any regard to what our bodies are screaming.
So our basic human need that should be simple and a root of health, became utterly disregarded and lots of times even toxic.
It’s time to stop this and start enjoying food’s simplicity, organic ingredients, fruits and veggies grown without chemicals by our farmers, or maybe even by us, in the back of our gardens.
Food should bring us health and general well-being. For this reason I chose to be a part of Jamie Oliver’s #FoodRevolution, together with more than 700.000 people that believe in the change we need to make about food.
If we start changing (right away) small things in our food routine, the way we buy ingredients, the distribution and preparation, and if we begin to prioritize quality, this will be a huge step.
Governments will react, businesses will change according to our demand, and the generations that will follow will be armed with the wish, information and resources to get nourishing, balanced food that will lead them to a healthier and happier life.
You can start by learning some simple recipes and give them a try instead of ready-to-go meals bought in a haste. We should begin slipping more and more organic ingredients in our grocery list, or buy some fruits and veggies from farmers market, grown without pesticides or chemicals. We could also try to show our children the joyful feeling and accomplishment we get from cooking something from scratch.
I took Jamie’s challenge and cooked the simple and humble omelette (as he describes it) using only organic ingredients, that relate to my country of origin.
I could have used some pretty delicious Romanian ingredients if only I was there. But even so, I chose to bring the Romanian flag colors into my plate. I used cherry tomatoes #red, baby peppers #yellow and Lavender infused cheese #blue. I promise to make it up on the ingredients, when I’ll return to #Romania.
It makes a wonderful breakfast, just like my Lazy Brunch and BLT Sandwich
I hope we’ll all start making some small changes about the food on our tables, first of all for our health, for our children and for the next generations that will treat food as an ally for a full, happy and healthy life.
Changes are born from small things, sometimes even from an omelette
How to make an Omelette with Lavender Cheese, peppers and cherry tomatoes
Omelette with Lavender Cheese, Peppers and Cherry Tomatoes
- 5 free range eggs
- 3-4 baby yellow peppers diced
- 6 cherry tomatoes
- 1/4 cup lavender cheese
- 1 Tbsp butter
- salt and pepper to taste
Preheat the oven to 180C/375F.
In a small bowl, whisk the eggs with salt and pepper to taste.
Heat a cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add the butter and the sweet pepper and cook for about 2-3 minutes.
Add the eggs, lower the heat a bit and cook undisturbed for another 2-3 minutes until the underside is set, but the omelette is not completely cooked.
Fold the omelette in one side of the skillet, then add the lavender cheese on half of it and the cherry tomatoes next to it.
Roast in the preheated oven for 10 minutes or so, until the cheese is melted and the omelette is fully cooked and fluffy.
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