Shakshuka recipes seem to be popping up a lot of places lately, and being that it’s a favorite of mine, I’ve decided to jump on the bandwagon and share my recipe. Shakshuka is a dish that is believed to have originated in Tunisia, and is quite popular throughout countries of Northern Africa and Israel. There are many different variations, but my take on it is a cumin, paprika, and za’atar (see note at bottom) spiced tomato sauce with red pepper, jalapeño, onion, cilantro, and goat cheese. A lot of other recipes I’ve seen for shakshuka utilize feta cheese, which is equally delicious and a perfectly fine substitution here. However, I’ve had some serious goat cheese cravings lately, so that’s the direction I went with the recipe here today.READ MORE
I haven’t been feeling so well the past couple of weeks, and it’s been a struggle to find my appetite for much of anything. This is a really rare thing for me, as normally the next meal (or snack) of the day is always at the forefront of my mind. Unfortunately basically every type of food has been unappealing to me other than Greek yogurt. Random, I know. And no, I’m not pregnant and don’t have some weird food aversion/craving thing going on. Just feeling less than 100% and having a hard time wanting to eat anything.
Salmon is a staple in my diet, one that appears at least once a week. I only buy my fish wild – never farmed, and I usually purchase it as one whole fillet, which I cut up into individual pieces to freeze. Then I pretty much always prepare it the same way: sprinkled with olive oil plus Chef Paul’s Magic Salmon Seasoning, and cooked in the oven at 450F for around eight minutes. It’s a pretty flawless recipe, and any remaining fish is easily adaptable as leftovers.
This is currently my favorite new meal for summer, I’ve probably made it on a weekly basis for almost a month now…and it’s kind of a rare thing for us to eat something that frequently. I randomly had a craving for chimichurri steak tacos a few weeks ago, which is a bit odd, since I don’t even eat steak. Not one to ignore my cravings though, I improvised and created these delicious little guys instead. At the same time, I did grill up a steak for Zack so he could have a more manly version of these, and since he’s kind of deprived of red meat thanks to me. But honestly, after initially trying them both side by side, he doesn’t even miss the meat version of these since then. Any recipe that can swap out red meat for something healthier and taste just as good is a winner as far as I’m concerned!