Whenever I go out for breakfast I order Shakshuka and on Sunday I decided to make my own at home. It’s a simply dish to try and delicious with flavours. Shakshuka is a Mediterranean egg dish cooked with tomatoes, capsicum and spices such as cumin, paprika and chilli flakes. Garnished with feta chesses, coriander, basil and green chilli.


I tablespoon olive oil

1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds

1/2 teaspoon paprika

pinch of chilli flakes or to your liking

3/4 Capsicum chopped (I added more)

1/2 onion chopped

1 garlic clove crushed

250g tin crushed tomatoes

4 eegs

To Garnish

25g chopped feta cheese

Chopped corriander

Chopped Basil

1/2 green chilli (optional)


Heat oil in a frying pan. Cook onions and capcicum for 5 minutes or until soft.

Add garlic and cook for a few seconds, add spices and cook until fragrant.

Add tomatoes and season, and bring to a simmer.

Slowly add eggs to mixture, reduce heat and cover with a foil paper and cook for 4-8 or to your liking.

Once ready, garnish with feta, basil, coriander and chilli.


You can bake the eggs instead of leaving it on the stove. Bake eggs for 7-8 minutes.

This dish serves 4

Spicy Chicken Wings


It’s interesting how a one spice mixture can be versatile.  Had first used this mixture to make spicy potatoes in the Lamb Cutlets with Spicy Potatoes recipe, then used the same spice to make the Spicy Sweet Potato and Chicken Wings.  Last Saturday I made spicy chicken wings with the same ingredients. Unlike the sweet potato and potatoes, I marinated the chicken wings for an hour and placed the lemon juice on the wings before baking.


10 chicken wings

¼ cup olive oil

1 tsp mustard seeds

1 tsp. ground cumin

1 tsp coriander

1 tsp paprika

1 tsp turmeric

¼ tsp chili flakes (add more for a Spicer kick)

1 clove garlic crushed

2 tbsp. lemon juice



In a bowl add the oil and spices and mix. Place the chicken wings in the bowl and mix with the spices.  Let it rest for an hour.  Feel free to leave it longer.

Preheat oven to 180ºC.

Line baking tray with none stick baking paper.

Add the lemon juice to the chicken wings before baking.  Place chicken wings  on the tray and bake for 30  minutes or until crispy.

Serve with salad.



Serve 2

If you don’t have mustard seeds, use mustard powder.


Try these dishes, They use the same ingredients.  

Chicken Schnitzel and Lamb Cutlets with Spicy Potatoes

Chili and Honey Barbeque chicken and Spicy Grilled Steak