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Eggplant Shakshuka for Psychic Power and Rebirth | Sara's Kitchen Witchcraft

I still can't believe how filling a pan of eggs and veggies can be, honestly.

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Sometimes during the Lenten season, I look for new recipes to shake it up during the Friday fasting, because the old Fish and Chips™ is all well and good, but it can get old after a couple weeks. But as someone who likes to lift heavy things at the gym, and who has an agnostic boyfriend that wishes he didn't have to be at the mercy of the Catholic witch in the kitchen during Lent, I try to make the meals still full of protein, full of substance. Nice, hearty meals. Some of my favorites include shrimp and peppers, a variation on my sausage and peppers, or something like salmon and rice.


But one day, as I was scrolling around looking for things that would be good for a meatless Friday, I discovered shakshuka—a dish that seems to come from Northern Africa, especially Tunisia, and has since been made popular in other places like Israel as well. It's a delicious, saucy, and deceptively hearty dish, which is why I was pretty surprised to learn that this is actually considered a breakfast food. For me, something like this is perfect more for dinner—especially with a good couple pieces of fresh sourdough bread.


The flavors of the sauce, thanks to all the spices inside, and the extra bulk of peppers and eggplant, make this a gorgeous dish to pair with those runny eggs poached in all that tomato-y goodness. And of course, given our main focus of items—eggplant, onion, egg, and ginger—this also becomes a magical powerhouse for when you're needing to do some internal reshuffling, or looking to relight your magical spark.


Let's talk about it!

Magic in Eggplant Shakshuka

Shakshuka, Middle Eastern, Spells That Work, Psychic Power, Witchcraft, Kitchen Witch, Christian Witch, Easy Dinner, One Pot Meal, Vegetarian

Eggplant is one of those vegetables that, for some reason, I can never find much actual information on in the magical realm. However, this is where we can benefit from drawing on our full magical knowledge. Eggplant, you see, is purple—the color of wealth, royalty, and psychic power. It's also abundant, in that a normal sized eggplant always seems to double itself once you chop it up. How? I don't know. But it's why I end up with frozen bags of cubed eggplant all the time. So to me, this screams fire and Jupiter, and it's the centerpiece of this dish's magic.


The flavors in this meal pack a punch, and the ingredients within help you focus on reclaiming your personal power. With a touch of water to keep you emotionally in tune with yourself, and plenty of fire to reclaim your spark and get things into high gear, as well as the influences of Mars, Jupiter, and Pluto, a seemingly mundane plate of shakshuka can actually become a way to start over; through the help of these magical allies, you can focus on gathering the strength to reinvent yourself and come into power that maybe you forgot you had.


Eggplant Shakshuka


Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 20 minutes

Makes 2-3 servings (think 2ish eggs per person)


Ingredients:

  • 5-6 eggs

  • 1 can tomato paste

  • 1 bell pepper, diced

  • 1 onion, diced

  • 1/2 eggplant, cubed

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1/2 cup water

  • 1 Tbsp cinnamon

  • 1 Tbsp oregano

  • 1/2 Tbsp paprika

  • 1/2 Tbsp onion powder

  • 1/2 Tbsp garlic powder

  • 1 tsp ginger

  • 1 tsp turmeric

  • Salt & pepper to taste

  • Feta cheese to top


Directions:

  1. Fry an onion in a wide skillet until translucent, then add garlic and fry until fragrant.

  2. Add diced bell pepper and eggplant and saute until soft.

  3. Add tomato paste, mixing well and toasting, before adding just enough water to make a sauce.

  4. Add your spices, then cover and let simmer on low for 10 minutes.

  5. When the sauce is thick and bubbling, create a little well in the sauce for each egg.

  6. Crack each egg into the pockets you've made for them, then cover again until the eggs are cooked, about 10 minutes.

  7. Scoop eggs, vegetables, and sauce into a bowl and top with feta, then serve with bread.

And that's eggplant shakshuka! It's hearty, it's zesty, and it's so very quick and easy. I make this whenever I forgot to defrost meat or have some extra tomato paste laying around, and it fills me right up. Try it out for yourself! ♥

 

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Sara Raztresen is a Slovene-American writer, screenwriter, and Christian witch. Her fantasy works draw heavily on the wisdom she gathers from her own personal and spiritual experience, and her spiritual practice borrows much of the whimsy and wonder that modern society has relegated to fairy-and-folktale. Her goal is to help people regain their spiritual footing and discover God through a new (yet old) lens of mysticism.


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