Light and nutritious meals that take 30 minutes or less to put together, but that don’t skimp on flavor. I don’t always accomplish all of those things – like on the nights I resort to eating ice cream with granola and just call it a day– but when I do, it makes me feel pretty good.
Shakshuka – a traditional Middle Eastern breakfast dish of eggs poached in a spicy tomato sauce – is a dish I’ve seen quite a bit around the blogosphere in the past year, and one that I’ve always found intriguing. but I only just realized that it would be a perfect fit for Greatist. It’s definitely comfort food – warm, spicy, sausage-y tomato sauce, tender potatoes, and barely poached eggs – but without the guilt that usually accompanies comfort food. I mean, it’s comfort food without cheese – it has to be good for you! In fact, the sausage is the only questionable ingredient in terms of health, and there’s only a little in the dish – just enough to give it a slightly smoky, meaty flavor. It might be a little challenging to find the ras el hanout spice mix, but this dish is 100% worth it. Plus, once you have all the spices you can enjoy this whenever you’re needing a little comfort food but don’t want to go all out on a plate of spaghetti or a pizza.