Shakshuka (worth making just to say the name)

Here’s a fantastic recipe from Melissa Clark.  Shakshuka originated in North Africa and is a dish in which eggs are baked in a spicy tomato sauce (similar to Mexican huevos rancheros).  It’s a simple meal to prepare, even during a busy work week, and makes an excellent breakfast the next day. Start by sautéing onions and red peppers until softened.  Add garlic, cumin, paprika and cayenne.  Then add a can of chopped tomatoes and simmer for about 10 minutes.

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Crack 6 eggs on top of the sauce and bake in a 375 degree oven for 15 minutes (until eggs are set, similar to poached eggs). Top with chopped cilantro or parsley and hot sauce. Serve with whole grain bread and a mix green salad.

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Nutrition Note: Meatless Monday is a global movement encouraging everyone to skip meat at least one day a week.  It’s good for your health and good for the planet. Make this recipe your next Monday night meal.

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