Recipe by Fertile Ground Naturopath, Tina Jenkins

We asked Naturopath, Tina Jenkins what’s been bubbling in her pot this winter and she shared this delicious, spicy, comforting, baked eggs recipe. Not only is it warming and comforting but it’s also beneficial for the immune system due to the spices and high antioxidant content in the veggies it contains. Harissa paste can be found at your local grocer or health food store, or the internet abounds with recipes to make it yourself. The shakshuka will still be delicious without it but the Harissa really lifts the dish to the next level so do add it if you can.


Serves 4

2 red capsicum, chopped

1 yellow capsicum, chopped

1 medium eggplant, chopped

2 tbsp olive oil

400gm can chopped tomatoes

1 tbsp tomato paste

2-3 tsp harissa sauce (optional)

1 tsp ground cumin

1 tsp paprika

Sea salt and ground pepper to taste

4-6 eggs

To serve: goat’s fetta and fresh corianderr (optional)


1.       Heat the oil in a medium frying pan, cook capsicums and eggplant for 10 mins over medium heat, tossing well, until softened.

2.       Add tomatoes, tomato paste, harissa, cumin, paprika, sea salt and pepper and 150 mls water and simmer for 10-15 minutes until thick and saucy.

3.       Make 4 hollows in the top, slip in the eggs, cover and simmer for 5-10 mins or until just cooked.

4.       Scatter with feta and coriander, if using. Additionally serve with wholegrain sourdough toast.

Tina Jenkins


Tina Jenkins, Naturopath

Tina has always had a special interest in helping couples with fertility problems and has particular success in treating women with PCOS, irregular and/or absent periods as well as problems with ovulation. Over the years, Tina has treated thousands of patients providing her with a wealth of clinical experience, which coupled with her extensive qualifications, brings enormous benefit to Tina’s patients especially in the area of infertility. Tina has also assisted numerous parents regarding children’s health care problems and as a mother herself, has experienced firsthand the many benefits natural health care can bring to young children.