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This classic Middle Eastern breakfast dish is spicy, hearty, and very inexpensive. Make it this Valentine’s day for the one you love. Breakfast in bed will always be a winner!!!


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 medium brown or white onion, peeled and diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, chopped
  • 4 cups ripe diced tomatoes, or 2 cans diced tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tsp chili powder (mild)
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper (or more to taste– spicy!)
  • Pinch of sugar (optional, to taste)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 5-6 eggs
  • 1/2 tbsp fresh chopped parsley for garnish


  1. In a pan fry, onion, peppers till soft then add garlic then spices and fry till aromatic.
  2. Pour in tomatoes, crush any big pieces, bring to a boil and allow to simmer for 20 min or so.
  3. Taste and add additional spices to taste and sugar if needed, add eggs, season and cover on a low heat. Cook for 10 min.
  4. Serve with parsley or coriander with fresh bread/toast.

A great one pan breakfast you can serve sharing-style in the centre of the table!


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