Happy post-Thanksgiving friends! Didn’t this holiday weekend FLY by?!
We had most of our family in town for the holiday and it was so wonderful having our home chock-full of loved ones for a few days. Since we all live in different cities up and down the east coast, I definitely savor these times together even more since it happens so infrequently. But even after our time together, it’s always such a letdown when the big day is over and the family starts to head back home.
At least we have Hanukkah and Christmas to look forward to now, right?!
Speaking of which, have you already started decorating for the next big holiday? I’m one of those people who puts their Christmas tree up (ohh, and menorah now too!) the weekend after Thanksgiving every year WITHOUT FAIL. I love that quick transition from holiday to holiday – it just means we have that much more celebrating to do!
And with all the Christmas and Hanukkah prep in our future, I’m sure we’re all in need of some quick, easy, healthy meals to get us through this holiday season. And, boy, have I got you covered today!
Have you ever tried shakshuka before?!
Shakshuka is an Israeli Turkish dish involving a bubbly, stewed tomato and veggie sauce with simmered eggs scattered throughout. This dish is one of my all-time favorite comfort foods. It’s warm and cozy and shockingly easy to prepare.
My take on shakshuka is quite simple. Just sauté some onions and garlic, add in two cans of diced tomatoes with spices and tomato paste, crack in some organic eggs, and simmer away!
I like to top my skillet with some sliced avocado, salty feta, and freshly chopped cilantro for extra flavor. Ohh and I ALWAYS serve it up with some crusty sourdough, of course!
But if you really want to fancy it up, add in some sautéed mushrooms and peppers during the initial cooking for some extra fiber. I do it all the time when I have some extra veggies on hand and it is AWESOME!
So as the holiday season jumps into turbo mode, I hope this dish becomes a favorite quick weeknight dinner or weekend breakfast in your house. It certainly has been in mine!