Enjoy every day without meat!
The selection of plant-based foods has increased tremendously. Vegetables, salads, but also nuts, seeds and grains can be wonderfully used and combined in the kitchen. Products made from them, such as bread and pasta are also usually vegetarian. However, many people find the vegetarian diet a great challenge, as it usually fails due to a lack of cooking ideas as well as implementation. Those who are used to the classic dish of meat, vegetable and potato side dishes will find it a challenge to adapt, however, it’s not that bad… many simple dishes such as pasta, bowls and curries are already vegetarian by nature.
To make the switch, it’s helpful to visit a weekly market. There you get the chance to discover new vegetables and fresh herbs that serve as toppings for flavour and healthy antioxidants. Great inspiration can also be found in Asian cuisine. Varied dishes consisting of rice, lentils, peas, and soy offer a plant-based alternative. However, the best variations from different foods are created by cooking yourself, so let’s get it on and start cooking!
Unfortunately, there is often not enough time in every-day life to cook and experiment and this makes it evenmore important to have a few simple vegetarian dishesthat can be prepared quickly and with few ingredients. Discover our speedy Shakshuka!
Shakshuka is a culinary journey to Israel and consists of spicy tomatoes, cracked eggs and fresh herbs. Perfect for a hearty breakfast, brunch or light lunch.
Ingredients for 2 persons
• 1 big onion
• 1 red pepper
• 1 chilli (optional)
• 2 tbsp. olive oil
• 3 fresh tomatoes
• 1/4 tsp. sweet pepper powder/seasoning
• Salt & pepper
• 4 eggs
• 2–3 stalks flat-leaf parsley
Step 1: Remove the seeds from the peppers and cut theminto strips with the onion. Slowly heat the olive oil in alarge frying pan. Sauté the onion and pepper over mediumheat for about 5 minutes.
Step 2: Chop the tomatoes and the chilli pepper and stirin with the paprika powder. Simmer for about 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Step 3: Using a tablespoon, press 4 wells into the sugo. Crack the eggs one by one in a small bowl and then care-fully slide them into the wells. Cover halfway and cook over low heat for about 6 minutes until the eggs are slightly set.
Important: The yolks should still be runny inside.
Step 4: To serve, season again with salt and pepper. Roughly chop the parsley leaves and sprinkle over the Shakshuka.
Our tip: To round off the Shakshuka, we recommend pita, an Israeli flatbread, or fresh baguette. Bon Appetit