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Eggplant, Chickpea, and Chard Shakshuka

Quick and easy Shakshuka with eggplant, chickpeas, and chard – a well-balanced breakfast or dinner that requires right around 40 minutes to prepare.

Is there anything a runny yolk can’t solve?

In all seriousness, yolks are best when gooey, and if you feel the same, this easy vegetable-packed Shakshuka recipe is yours for the taking.

This fabulous meal of poached eggs in spiced tomato sauce is warm, rich, and satisfying, while staying nice and healthful.

You don’t need to be an expert at poaching eggs or have any background in African or Middle Eastern cuisine to become a Shakshuka aficionado!

When all is said and done, you’re basically making a one-pot meal in a skillet. It’s very similar to making soup or stew!

Let’s dive in!

What is Shakshuka?:

Shakshuka is a classic North African and Middle Eastern meal of eggs stewed in a generously-spiced sauce made from tomatoes, red peppers, and often harissa paste (which is a combination of roasted red peppers, garlic, caraway and coriander seeds, cumin, and herbs).

It is eaten any time of the day – breakfast, lunch, or dinner!

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Arugula Strawberry Salad with Pickled Onions and Strawberry Vinaigrette

Arugula Strawberry Salad with Pickled Red Onions, Feta, Pistachios, Avocado and Strawberry Vinaigrette is a fresh, ultra flavorful salad perfect for serving as a side dish! Add your favorite protein to turn it into a main entree!

What makes a salad amazing?  

Well. I have opinions.

There needs to be a sweet element, a tangy element, a creamy element, lots of bulk, plenty of crunch, and the whole thing needs to be vibrant and pretty.

For me, provided the above mentioned boxes are checked, I am SUPER into salad. If one of more are missing? Foggetaboutit. 

This strawberry salad with pickled red onions, feta cheese and homemade strawberry vinaigrette fills all my salad needs with flying colors. 

The best part? You can add grilled chicken for a filling, well-balanced meal that takes your taste buds for a real wild ride.

About 17,000 years ago, I posted a recipe for Pickled Red Onions. Have you pickled onions yet? It’s fun! And easy. And makes a salad extra pleasy (<- don’t punch me). There’s just something about the pickled version of an onion that takes the whole experience up a notch.

But don’t worry…I know we’re all short on time and attention span these days, so if you need to keep your onions un-pickled, I won’t judge you.

Let’s make this recipe!

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4-Ingredient Mediterranean Stuffed Salmon

Mediterranean Stuffed Salmon with feta, sun-dried tomatoes, and spinach. This quick and easy healthy dinner recipe only requires 4 ingredients (not counting oil and sea salt), and comes together in about 40 minutes. You have seen salmon prepared in many different ways on this site. From my Go-To Crispy Salmon, which is broiled in the …

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Late Summer Balsamic Roasted Vegetable Omelettes

Late summer  vegetable omelettes with balsamic-roasted zucchini, yellow squash, bell pepper, tomatoes, and feta cheese. Add a slice of avocado toast and you’re in for a winning breakfast! This is the time of year when the true gemini in me comes out. I’m in denial that summer is coming to an end because I love …

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Zucchini, Arugula, and Feta Frittata

Super green zucchini, arugula, and feta frittata with fresh herbs – a flavorful breakfast packed with health benefits! This frittata reminds me of Chris Tucker’s character, Ruby Rhod, in The Fifth Element. Because it is SUPER GREEN! Super green! <- said like Ruby Rhod. I really do love that movie. Gary Oldman? Amazing performance. Milla …

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Curried Lentil, Chickpea, and Kale Salad with Citrus Dressing

Nutrient-packed lentil, chickpea, and kale salad warmly spiced with curry powder and studded with dried cranberries, citrus fruit, and feta. This well-rounded salad makes for an excellent side dish, or even a meal! This post is sponsored by USA Pulses & Pulse Canada.   In certain ways, I’m a creature of habit. For instance, every …

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Creamy Polenta with Caramelized Onions, Peppers, and Mushrooms

Creamy polenta with feta, caramelized onions, peppers, and mushrooms – a hearty side dish or meal! Add Italian sausage for a rich and filling date night extravaganza. Most of the time, I get so excited about the food that I neglect to tell you what’s going on behind the scenes. So quick little update: The …

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Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad with Roasted Butternut Squash

A fresh shaved Brussels sprout salad with roasted butternut squash, pomegranate seeds, pumpkin seeds, chopped apple, and feta cheese – all tied together with a citrusy maple cinnamon dressing. While I normally don’t discuss my background, nor my emotions as they pertain to anything other than food, I thought I’d give a little piece of …

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Roasted Vegetable and Caramelized Onion Omelette

Hearty and nutritious breakfast omelette with roasted zucchini, yellow squash, and pasilla pepper, plus caramelized onion and feta cheese. A flavor-packed well-balanced meal. Breakfast is a big deal in my house. Like, mega status. Of monolith proportions. I wish you could witness the intensity that is the morning feeding session. Growing up, I was a …

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Roasted Beet and Berry Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette

Superfood roasted beet and berry salad with goat cheese and raspberry-fig vinaigrette – a light and healthful dish perfect for Spring. Who here could use a hiatus from rich foods after all the Cinco de Mayo and Mother’s Day feasting and brunching? My hips are feeling puh-retty constricted against my skinny jeans these days, so …

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Mediterranean Hummus with Pesto and Feta

Classic hummus topped with pesto sauce, Kalamata olives, red onion, and feta cheese makes for the perfect appetizer or unofficial meal. You know you’ve just had a great weekend when it rolls into your Monday like the most pleasant fog in the harbor. The kind of fog you want to embrace, take photos of and post …

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