The list of foods that are considered breakfast foods is long and delicious: eggs, bacon, sausage, toast, shredded or cubed potatoes, grits, cold cereals, hot cereals, biscuits...all tasty on their own but often prepared in many ways. A line in the best-selling book and critically acclaimed movie “The Help” written by Kathryn Stockett always stuck with me and certainly describes many breakfast foods perfectly. It’s when one of the main characters tells a child, “That's all a grit is, a vehicle. For whatever it is you rather be eating.” To me, this is the perfect way to think of many so-called breakfast foods because maybe one of the best things about these foods is their versatility.
While grits, eggs, and potatoes are perfectly fine with a little butter, salt, and pepper, they are spectacular as a “vehicle” for other flavors and textures. As a matter of fact, as I was eating breakfast out the other day, thinking about how good our Bellisari’s Blue Cheese, Honey, and Shallot Spread would be on hash browns, I decided to write this week’s blog about breakfast foods. Pairing crispy potatoes with cheese is a no-brainer, but when you add in the subtle sweetness of this spread, it's a match made in culinary heaven. I’m imagining a reinvention of the classic cheesy potato brunch casserole with our spread to give it that yummy sweet and tangy flavor.
Toast might be the ultimate blank pallet. For example, something as simple as avocado toast has become a “thing.” Imagine your avocado toast elevated by adding a smear of just about any of our sauces or spreads. You’d have a healthy, easy breakfast that tastes like you just ate at a 5-star restaurant.Visit https://bellisaris.com/pages/breakfast-recipes to see some of the ways we’ve already combined some of our favorite breakfast foods with our Bellisari’s sauces and spreads. Since many of the breakfast foods on their own are very mild in flavor, it’s easy to add a gourmet boost in any number of combinations. We’d love to hear about any clever and delicious ways you’ve incorporated Bellisari’s into your breakfast menu!