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About this project

 

There’s something special about preparing delicious and healthy meals for your friends and family. With good food, we can slow down, explore cuisines, and enjoy each other in a way that fuels our bodies and souls. 

Unfortunately, that time spent around the table is often pushed off of the schedule due to our busy lives and alternative priorities. We all want to eat and serve natural, nutritious, and home cooked meals. But it is very difficult to devote 1 hour or more in the kitchen when we want to spend that special time with our loved ones. 

Let us present one solution: Semi-prepared Shakshuka.

 

Shakshuka is an ancient dish that originated in North Africa and spread throughout the Mediterranean and the Middle East. It is a tomato and pepper based stew packed with an unforgettable spice paste called harissa. Once the base is prepared and reduced, eggs are poached directly in the sauce and topped with feta. We’ve never met anyone who has tried Shakshuka and didn’t fall in love with the dish. 

Though, it takes over 2 hours to make the harissa and Shakshuka from fresh tomatoes. 

Let us do the work for you. Our Shakshuka starter will be made with natural and organic ingredients. With a jar in your pantry and a couple other staples, you are only 15 minutes from serving this complete and delicious meal! 

Spend the rest of your time doing the things you love with the people you love (I’m talking about eating here, people!) 

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Flavors

No Gluten

No Soy

No Dairy

No Corn

Shakshuka is full of toasted spices.

These spices are then freshly ground to capture their true essence.

We pack in at least 7 tomatoes into each jar of Shakshuka. Sweetness and umami flavors abound.

Succulent red peppers stay on the vine much longer than their green sisters. We like them for their intense sweetness.

Everything comes together in a long and slow reduction. We take the time to achieve the perfect flavor marrying. 

Now all you need to do is pour your Shakshuka starter into the pan and add some eggs. Everything comes together in 15 minutes, for your convenience!

 

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 Story

My name is Stephen, and I’m here to convince you to eat Shakshuka. 

I’ve been cooking Shakshuka for a few years now. With the spicy tomato base, creamy yolks, and cheese, I was quickly hooked. I started cooking Shakshuka often, very often. 

After a while, I realized that I could make large batches of Shakshuka at one time and preserve them with traditional canning methods. This cut down on prep time and provided me with quick and delicious meals straight from the pantry. Instead of 2 hours from start to finish, I was able to pull together a meal for myself (or my friends) in 15 minutes. That’s when I got to thinking... 

Doesn’t everyone want something like this? 

The Shakshuka starter was born. I was using ingredients I could trust, culinary techniques that draw out the most delicious flavors, and age old preservation methods (canning) to prepare meals that would come together in 15 minutes. 

I wanted to give you the opportunity to try something new. I then delved deep into recipe development. I spent many hours in the kitchen cutting hundreds (literally hundreds) of pounds of tomatoes and red peppers. I’ve gone through countless batches of cooking and canning. I have the perfect ratios, perfect boil times, perfect sauté heats. I’ve finally landed on the ideal recipe. 

Though, I can't make this Shakshuka without your help. With your pledge, I am one step closer to making Shakshuka Starter available to you.

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We are Pantry To Pan

Stephen (left) Natalie (middle) Nick (right)
Stephen (left) Natalie (middle) Nick (right)

Life happens around the dinner table. But life gets so busy. We want to give you the opportunity to prepare natural and organic meals for your loved ones without spending all of your time in the kitchen. 

Save that precious time for the table. 

After countless hours in the kitchen, we finally have the perfect recipe for our semi-prepared Shakshuka. But there is still a lot of work to be done. It is a big undertaking to build and prepare a food product at large scales. There are many vendors that need to be contacted and vetted. It is unbelievable all the steps and protocols that go into manufacturing food and ensuring it is safe and delicious. 

Our founder, Stephen, is an engineer by training and a chef by choice. Shakshuka is a project of passion, but passion doesn’t empower all the steps towards successfully completing this project. As an engineer, Stephen has managed many large projects that deal with multiple regulations, vendors, budgets, and protocols. He has the skills required to balance all of these challenges and work towards solutions. That’s why we are sure that this Shakshuka Starter will deliver on time, to your high standards. 

 

Project Timeline

Money Allocation

When we meet our goal, we will end up with about $33,750 (after Kickstarter takes their cut).

One reason for the high goal is the high cost of shipping. These products are heavy, and we don't want to make you pay for all of this shipping. By increasing our funding goal, we can subsidize the shipping and pass savings on to you.

  • $14,000 will go towards your subsidized shipping.
  • $8,000 will go towards large minimum orders of ingredients from our trusted suppliers.
  • $5,500 will be used to pay for man hours of Shakshuka production.
  • $4,250 will go towards large minimum orders of branded packaging.
  • $3,750 will go towards Kickstarter's cut.
  • $2,000 will go towards Testing, Federal Certifications, and our UPC code.

 

 

 

About the Creator 

Our founder, Stephen, is an engineer by training and a chef by choice. Shakshuka is a project of passion, but passion doesn’t empower all the steps towards successfully completing this project. As an engineer, Stephen has managed many large projects that deal with multiple regulations, vendors, budgets, and protocols. He has the skills required to balance all of these challenges and work towards solutions. That’s why we are sure that this Shakshuka Starter will deliver on time, to your high standards.

Special Thanks 

Raymond Miller for creating our perfect logo. 

Proven Studios for putting together our beautiful explainer video.

Eric Irish for crafting our perfect site.

Natalie Ronning for social media and PR work.

Nick Masser for producing our killer kickstarter video. 

Heather Kuehler for social media outreach. 

Risks and challenges

All of our work so far has been designed to mitigate as much risk as possible. Though, any large project like this presents risks we are planning for and risks we cannot anticipate

1. Produce changes every year. We have been vetting ingredient suppliers who provide quality and organic ingredients each year. However, our production run will be made from produce grown this summer. We believe that our recipe will account for any changes in our ingredients that come from different growing seasons, but there is still a chance we will need to adjust our recipe depending on the ingredients grown this summer.

2. There are many FDA and USDA regulations for producing, canning, and selling food products. We know how to get the certifications we need; however, dealing with governmental certifications can lead to delays. These delays could push back our delivery date.

3. We are a small company focused on quality ingredients, but because of our small size, some ingredient suppliers may end up putting us on a low priority. If this happens, ingredient shipments might delay our final projected delivery date.

4. Labeling food projects is a challenge in itself. If one thing on the label is incorrect, or if the labeling machine malfunctions, we could incur more delays and more costs.

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