My copy of The New Yiddish Kitchen arrived earlier this week and I am SO excited. You have no idea how obsessed I am with making these bagels and now I get to make EVERYTHING else from this gorgeous cookbook.

I have for you some Shakshuka, which happens to be my favorite recipe to make. Some of you may not know, my sister lives in Israel and whenever she comes to the States to visit I make her make Shakshuka for me…well, sorry Amanda, this is even BETTER then yours!! The perfect amount of sweet and spicy! And runny yolks just make life better!

The New Yiddish Kitchen {Shakshuka}
Author: Chelsea Gold
  • 3 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 small onion, cut into small dices
  • 3 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 2 bell pepper, cut into small dices
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 28 ounce can of diced tomatoes (or 2 pounds fresh)
  • 1 handful spinach (optional)
  • 4-6 eggs
  1. Heat a large skillet over medium heat and add 2 tablespoons of Olive Oil. One simmering, add the onions and saute for 8-10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until they are golden brown and softened.
  2. Add the garlic and peppers and saute for another 3-4 minutes, until the garlic is golden brown.
  3. Add the spices and stir constantly for a minute, or until very fragrant, being careful not to let them burn.
  4. Add the tomato paste and stir into the vegetables, cooking until it’s a brick red color, about 30 seconds to a minute.
  5. Add the salt and diced tomatoes and stir, scraping up any browned bits that have stuck to the bottom.
  6. Bring to a simmer and cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  7. Turn off the heat and make four to six indentations in the sauce and crack the eggs into them. Turn the heat back on so it’s at a gentle simmer and allow eggs to cook for 8 minutes.
  8. Cover and cook for an additional 3-5 minutes, or until the eggs are cooked to your liking. Drizzle with remaining olive oil.


Oy vey!! Jennifer from Predominatly Paleo and Simone from Zen Belly have certainly fulfilled my Jewish cravings. As my Bubbe would say “This book has me all verklempt!”

A huge MOZEL TOV ladies! This book and every single recipe I have enjoyed is amazing! I cannot wait to show that the Jewish holidays don’t have to be boring anymore!! Oh and PS- you don’t have to be paleo to enjoy this book, theres a bit of everything for everyone! Get your copy today!