Nigella Lawson reveals her genius breakfast hack

Anya Meyerowitz
·3-min read
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Photo credit: Getty Images

From Red Online

Wouldn't it be good if we had Nigella Lawson whipping us up our breakfast every morning? Particularly after months of working from home, we've run out of ideas — and the urge to forgo a healthy start in favour of a spoonful of Nutella is real.

Luckily, though she might not be popping up in our kitchen's anytime soon, Nigella has revealed the breakfast she makes in her own kitchen — and it's quick, easy and very nutritious.

The celebrity cook shared a delicious-sounding recipe with her Instagram followers using leftovers, would you believe. Her clever breakfast has all those key ingredients for a nutritious start to the day – and we're definitely trying this one ourselves.

'Real feast of a breakfast today (well, I have been up since 5am!),' posted Nigella.

'Leftover lentils cooked with red peppers reheated with some spinach thrown into the pan and topped with a poached egg and my fermented hot sauce (recipe for which - ie the sauce, as there is no recipe for the lentils - is in #cookeatrepeat).'

And her many social media followers were only too quick to tell the celebrity chef what they thought of her meal: 'Looks like a fab breakfast!' while another wrote: 'Yummy! Lentils for breakfast is my kinda breakie [sic].'

There were more compliments for Nigella, with another fan saying: 'This looks amazing! Leftovers always make the perfect meal.' One added: 'So nutritious, delicious and beautifully plated in glorious colour.'

And this isn't the first time that the food writer, who has amassed legions of fans through her books and TV programmes, has shared on of her kitchen hacks.

In her final column for The Sunday Times Style back in August, the TV chef, cookbook author and former Red cover star shared the pearls of wisdom she always tells friends – from using dry shampoo in the evening and sleeping on it, to saying no more often.

And when it comes to serving up dinner without the stress, she has one rule that instantly makes mealtimes easier: 'not everything has to be piping hot'.

'You really don't have to hare about the kitchen trying to make sure everything is going to be ready at the same time. It's impossible,' she writes. 'Anyway, the Italians eat much of their food at an agreeable warm-ish room temperature, and it's all the better for it.'

This tip is particularly helpful when serving up Sunday lunch, 'which can easily feel like an oven management scheduling nightmare', Nigella writes.

'All you have to do is make sure the gravy is hot and the plates are warm (which, frankly, means no more than than leaving them in a washing-up bowl filled with water for 10 minutes.'

We're forever indebted, Nigella!

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