Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. A healthy meal at the start of the day does the body a world of good by setting the metabolic pace for the day. It also increases endorphin levels in the body making you feel happier and satisfied; similar to the feeling after a good workout!
A healthy breakfast includes a protein and a complex carbohydrate. So, it is no wonder that a breakfast of eggs and toast is a simple happiness inducer. And, that is exactly what I had today.
To spiff up the breakfast, my husband made a wonderful fruit sauce. The sweet and sour sauce works well to complement the salty creaminess of the egg. The meal has a great balance of all the six tastes that makes it perfectly delicious, satisfying and nutritional. If you are a bacon lover, it would go great with this dish. A little fat is good for you!
A simple, fresh meal is by itself a great mood-booster. Why not then start the day happy?!
Eggs on Toast with Fruit Sauce
(breakfast for 1)
1 or 2 Eggs, per your appetite
1 English Muffin; or any other variety of bread for toast
Pinch of paprika or chilli powder
Pinch of lemon pepper
1 tsp Italian seasoning
Salt to taste
For the sauce:
2 T strawberry preserve
2 T orange marmalade
2 tsp soy sauce
1 tsp balsamic vinegar
2 T dry red wine
1/4 cup chicken or vegetable stock
1 tsp corn starch
2 T cold water
To make the sauce, mix all the ingredients except the starch and water and place in a small pan on low heat. Dissolve the corn starch in the cold water and then add to the heating sauce to thicken it. Heat the sauce till it starts bubbling and continue cooking for a few minutes till the starch is fully cooked.
Prepare the eggs as you like it; I like it fried. Sprinkle salt, lemon pepper, paprika and Italian seasoning over the eggs. Toast the English muffin or bread. Arrange the eggs on the toast and pour sauce on side and serve.
Note: The choice of fruit flavors (strawberry and orange) is entirely upto you. It is important that add what you like, so it makes for a satisfying experience for you.