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Shakshuka (eggs in tomatoes)

Shakshuka (also spelled “shakshouka” and “chakchouk”) is a flavorful Middle Eastern and North African dish made of tomatoes, egg, and spices. It is a healthy combination of vegetables (tomato and onion), protein (eggs) and healthy fats (olive oil). Made in one pan, it is as easy to make as it is to clean up!

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Shakshuka

Serves 3
Prep time 5 minutes
Cook time 22 minutes
Total time 27 minutes
This incredibly flavorful recipe is a great way to have vegetables for breakfast. Using fresh tomatoes instead of canned avoids the potentially dangerous combination of BPA and the acidity of tomatoes, which may increase leaching of BPA into food. Tomato paste is available in glass jars and tetra paks.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion (diced)
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 3 cups ripe tomato (diced)
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 6 large eggs

Optional

  • 2 cups fresh baby spinach

Directions

Step 1
Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook until onions begin to brown, 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add garlic and cook for 30-60 seconds or until fragrant. Add tomatoes, tomato paste, cumin, paprika, and salt and cook for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add spinach if using and cook until it begins to wilt, 1-2 minutes.
Step 2
Crack eggs on top of tomato mixture, cover and simmer until eggs are set, about 7-10 minutes.

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Roasted Tomato Soup

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This recipe is very simple with only 5 required ingredients. Avoid the guilt with this soup because it is almost nothing but vegetables with a little healthy fat, yet is full of flavor and much more appetizing than canned tomato soup. In these pictures, I used heirloom tomatoes. Use any tomatoes you’d like, but make sure they are ripe. That means purchasing tomatoes during the summer, when they are actually in season. If possible, buy them from your local farmers market. If you’re looking to start growing your own vegetables, try growing tomatoes – they are easy and so much tastier when you grow them yourself!

Roasted Tomato Soup

Serves 4 - 6
Prep time 10 minutes
Cook time 45 minutes
Total time 55 minutes
This simple soup recipe is vegan and contains only 5 ingredients.

Ingredients

  • 3lb tomatoes (halved)
  • 1 medium onion (quartered)
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil (plus a little to drizzle, if desired)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Optional

  • fresh basil (garnish)

Directions

Step 1
Preheat oven to 400˚F. In a large bowl, toss tomatoes, onion, and garlic with olive oil. Spread in an even layer on a baking sheet.
Step 2
Place in the oven and bake for 30 minutes, turning the vegetables halfway through. Let cool.
Step 3
Place roasted vegetables in blender or food processor and blend in small batches as needed. Add salt. Blend until completely smooth, adding a little water or broth to thin if necessary. Warm in a saucepan over medium heat until heated through and serve. Garnish with fresh basil and a drizzle of olive oil (optional).

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