Shakshuka is a tomato stew with middle eastern flavors and usually is cooked with eggs in the sauce. I make mine vegan by skipping the eggs and instead like to serve it with hummus and roasted potatoes and I add red lentils to sauce to add some more filling aspect. This dish can also we served over rice or with warm pita bread. My kids really loved this dish and especially like the hummus at the bottom.








  • 2 tbsp. coconut oil
    1 yellow onion, minced
    2 garlic cloves, mined
    1 red bell pepper, diced
    1 tsp smoked paprika powder
    1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
    ½ jalapeno pepper, seeds removed and minced
    2 cups of kale, chopped
    2 14 o) cans diced tomatoes
    ½ cup red lentils, rinsed
  • 1/3 cup vegetable broth (maybe more)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp. fresh parsley, minced

Roasted potatoes according to this recipe and hummus recipe can be found here.

Heat oil in a skillet on medium heat, add onion, garlic and bell pepper. Stir occasionally, until vegetables are soft, about 5 minutes. Add cumin, garlic powder, cinnamon and paprika and cook for another couple of minutes. Add kale and cook for another minute. Pour the canned tomatoes and vegetable broth in the skillet and let cook, covered, for 20 minutes. Add more broth if it seems dry. Add salt and pepper as needed and sprinkle parley over stew before serving.

January 7, 2019

Fredrika Syren

Fredrica Syren, the author and founder of Green-Mom.com, was born in Sweden. Her mother was a classically trained chef who introduced her to many eclectic flavors and skills at a young age. Her mom’s passion for the outdoors and gardening planted the seed for her own love of nature and healthy eating. She received a degree in journalism and has worked as a print, Internet and broadcasting journalist for many years with big businesses within Europe and the United States. After her mom was diagnosed with terminal cancer and she with pre-cancer, Fredrica changed her career to become a full time yoga teacher and activist. A longtime world traveler, foodie and career woman, she was exposed to many facets of life, but nothing inspired her more than becoming a mom. After her first-born, Fredrica began a food blog focusing on local, seasonal, organic & vegetarian dishes. Years of food blogging developed into the cookbook Yummy in My Tummy, Healthy Cooking for the Whole Family. Upon the arrival of her second child, Fredrica founded Green-Mom.com. Her vision was to establish a site providing insight about gardening, home and personal care, baby & child, and of course food & nutrition. Green-Mom.com hosts many talented writers shedding light on ways to incorporate eco-friendly and nutritious practices for busy families. She is an advocate for organic, local and sustainable businesses. Fredrica hopes to inspire social change through her lifestyle, passion and business. Fredrica lives with her husband James Harker-Syren and their three children in San Diego, CA.

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