Simplicity: sim·plic·i·ty \sim-ˈpli-sə-tē, -ˈpli-stē\
The state of being simple, uncomplicated, or uncompounded
Simple things in life make us happy like the smell of a flower, a melting piece of chocolate in your mouth, a snowflake on your tongue, that first sip of coffee, petting a dog or a long bath. There is nothing complicated about these little moments of joy yet they heighten the senses and spark feelings of happiness and satisfaction. The same can be said for cooking. Using just a few ingredients with simple preparation techniques can yield amazing results.
Think about scrambled eggs mixed with fresh parsley and a sprinkle of coarse salt and crushed pepper, baby arugula and sliced almonds showered with lemon and extra virgin olive oil, cucumber coins topped with cream cheese, capers, smoked salmon with a sprinkle of fresh dill, spice rubbed potato wedges with chipotle mayo, steamed clams with a hit of herbs and extra virgin olive oil, marinated grilled chicken breast resting on a bed of fresh salsa, watermelon and feta with a drizzle of balsamic vinegar and a pinch of chopped fresh mint. These dishes are incredibly delicious, light, fresh and easy to prepare.
Choose fresh, wholesome ingredients and they will need just a little help from you to shine. Combine different textures, balance flavors and don’t overcook. THIS is the recipe for scrumptious simplicity. Bon Apetit!