I Want You to Feel My Influence.

Klout, the online scoring thing of social media, apparently thinks I’m influential in “bacon”. How does one influence someone about bacon? Is it a peer pressure thing? Do I carry around bacon bits in my purse and convince you to eat some? Do I convince you to use bacon fat as lip balm? (it’s like a lip smacker, only porkier!) I am sorry Miss Piggy, I am apparently the arbiter of your doom.

If I am influential in bacon, I also want to be influential about peanut butter. I eat it way more, like it a lot better, and they are often sold in single serving pouches-eliminating the messy bacon bits issue. Plus, they’re delicious if combined.

What I find hilarious is that I eat bacon MAYBE once per week, I run 5x that amount. Am I influential in running? Of course not, that would be too obvious. My goal is to rack up as many arbitrary topics as I can. I am *really* hoping to become influential about clog dancing. I’ve never done it, wouldn’t know where to get the snazzy footwear, and I am pretty sure I’d fall flat on my face. I still want to influence you to clog dance. IT’S ALL THE RAGE PEOPLE?!??!? Didn’t you just read that somewhere?

I am influential in food, which makes sense because I eat some at least three times a day. I’d like to influence you fine people to eat some too! How about an egg dish? Yes? Can I influence you to make an Israeli egg dish? I promise, it’s good. Just try it. Takes very little time. I promise. (Can you feel me influencing you? Does that sound dirty?) This is called “Shaksuka” but it’s probably more easily remembered as “eggs poached in spicy tomato sauce”.


Shaksuka or Eggs Poached in Spicy Tomato Sauce

by Cat Tan

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Keywords: saute entree vegetarian gluten-free kosher eggs


Ingredients (serves 4)

  • 1, 28 oz can or box of chopped tomatoes in juice
  • 2-3 fresh tomatoes
  • 3-6 italian hot peppers, anaheims, or jalapenos, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 tbsp chopped garlic
  • 1 tbsp hot paprika
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup tomato juice or V8 or bloody mary mix


  • homemade pita bread and feta and/or pecorino cheese
  • chopped parsley
  • 6-8 eggs


heat the olive oil in a large skillet on medium high

saute the onions and peppers until soft

turn down the heat to medium and add garlic and paprika

add tomatoes (jarred and fresh) stir

add tomato juice

when the tomato mixture is soft, hot, and bubbling,

stir in salt and pepper to taste

make 6-8 wells in the sauce and crack an egg into each well

cook for another 8-10 minutes or until the whites are just set.


serve with pita and or feta/pecorino cheese

top with parsley

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31 thoughts on “I Want You to Feel My Influence.

  1. This post just cracked me up! At one point I was influential in hurricanes. Not sure if that meant I caused them or what LOL. The recipe looks super yummy! Adding it to my recipe pins...
  2. I think I'm probably the only one out there who doesn't like drippy eggs. Or maybe I haven't given them a fair chance because this dish looks amazing! Do you have any alternative suggestions for how to incorporate the eggs (just in case I did give them a fair chance and still don't like them)? :)
  3. YUM! :) I have been looking for new recipes--think I found one! At least bacon is related to your other Klout topics. I am health, fitness, food…..and Steve Jobs??

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