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Paleo Irish Soda Bread

This grain free and paleo Irish soda bread is crusty on the outside, while soft and delicious on the outside. It’s delicious slathered with ghee or butter!

Paleo Irish Soda Bread

The first time I tried an Irish soda bread was actually in Ireland 8 years with my then-boyfriend and now-husband. It was our first big trip together ever since we started dating and this was before I went completely gluten free.

I remember tasting the soda bread at a restaurant in Dublin without expecting much, but I was surprised by how much I like it. It was crusty, soft, slightly sweet, and amazing with a slather of butter.

Paleo Irish Soda Bread Recipe

With St. Patty’s Day quickly approaching, it made me think of that trip and decided to make this grain free and paleo Irish soda bread. At first bite, it took me right back to Dublin! With the crusty exterior and the soft inside, it is amazing and I’ve been enjoying it with some ghee or butter each day.

Paleo Irish Soda Bread
Paleo Irish Soda Bread

What is Irish Soda Bread?

Soda bread is a classic humble Irish quick bread made with the most basic ingredients: flour, baking soda, buttermilk and salt. The crust is hard and the inside is soft, and there are various version of it.

My paleo Irish soda bread has different components to make the recipe grain free and dairy free, and I added dried fruits for a touch of delicious sweetness. However, the texture and flavor is definitely authentic and if you are avoiding wheat, I think you’ll love this on St. Patrick’s Day or anytime you get a hankering for bread!

Paleo Irish Soda Bread

Storing This Paleo Irish Soda Bread

This bread is the best tasting fresh out of the oven because it dries out the longer it sits. However, if you do have leftovers, you can wrap it in plastic wrap and place in a resealable bag. Store in the refrigerator for up to a week, and reheat just before serving!

Paleo Irish Soda Bread
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Paleo Irish Soda Bread

This grain free and paleo Irish soda bread is crusty on the outside, while soft and delicious on the outside. It’s delicious slathered with ghee or butter!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Irish
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 169kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine almond flour, coconut flour, baking soda, baking powder, and sea salt. Stir together. 
  • Stir in dried apricots and/or raisins and disperse evenly.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together coconut milk, eggs, apple cider vinegar, and honey.
  • Pour wet ingredients to dry and mix together until a dough forms. 
  • Shape the dough into a circle that’s 7 inches wide and place on the baking sheet.
  • Use a knife to cut an X on top of the dough.
  • Bake for 30-35 minute until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Cool for 30 minutes before slicing. 
  • Enjoy with ghee or butter!

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 169kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 257mg | Potassium: 139mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1.2% | Vitamin C: 0.5% | Calcium: 6.3% | Iron: 7.4%
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Crispy Whole30 Home Fries

These crispy and flavorful Whole30 home fries are so easy to make and are such a delicious breakfast item for both weekdays and weekends!

Crispy Whole30 Home Fries

Anytime I’m dining out for brunch, how delicious and crispy the home fries are makes or breaks my brunch experience no matter how great the main menu item is. Is anyone else the same way? I really love all different types of fries, but they need to be flavorful and crispy at the same time. I clearly have very strong feelings about this.

So, to ensure that I get my favorite types of fries every time and to add one of my favorite foods in to my meals during my Whole30, this month I decided to make it at home and it’s all I’ve been eating recently!

Crispy Whole30 Home Fries Recipe

These Whole30 home fries are just the way I like them: crispy on the outside, and soft and pillowy on the inside. It’s so comforting and delicious all year around and it’s such a crowd pleaser recipe, because who doesn’t love home fries? If you are planning to host a brunch or you are attending a brunch potluck, this is a must-make.

Crispy Whole30 Home Fries

Crispy Whole30 Home Fries

Easy One Pot Recipe

What makes these crispy Whole30 home fries even more awesome is that it’s a one pot recipe, making cleanup a breeze. Instead of using a separate pot to parboil the potatoes, you can do it in the same skillet, cooking off the water in the process.

Then, you crisp up the potatoes with some oil and ghee, and the result is perfectly textured and crusted home fries you can serve alongside some eggs or sausages!

Crispy Whole30 Home Fries
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Crispy Whole30 Home Fries

These crispy and flavorful Whole30 home fries are so easy to make and are such a delicious breakfast item for both weekdays and weekends!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 37 minutes
Total Time 42 minutes
Servings 5 servings
Calories 248kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp avocado oil divided
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper chopped
  • 2 lb red potatoes scrubbed and cubed
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp sea salt divided
  • 2 tbsp ghee or more if needed
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp freeze dried chive rings for garnish

Instructions

  • Preheat 1 tbsp of avocado oil in a deep 12-inch skillet over medium high heat.
  • Add onion and bell pepper to the skillet and sauté until softened and browned, about 7 minutes.
  • Remove from the skillet and add potatoes with water, apple cider vinegar, and 1/2 tsp of sea salt.
  • Increase the heat to high and let everything come to a boil. 
  • Let the water boil, while tossing every few minutes, until completely reduced and the potatoes start sticking to the bottom of the pan, about 10-13 minutes.
  • Lower the heat to medium high and add 1 tbsp of avocado oil and ghee to the potatoes and stir to coat. 
  • Make sure the potatoes are in an even layer and turn them every few minutes until they are browned and crispy, about 15 minutes.
  • Once the potatoes are browned, stir in onion and bell pepper.
  • Add 1/2 tsp sea salt, black pepper, paprika, and garlic powder, and stir together. 
  • Remove from heat and sprinkle with chive rings before serving. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 248kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 505mg | Potassium: 907mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 17.4% | Vitamin C: 57.7% | Calcium: 2.6% | Iron: 8.5%

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White Chocolate Matcha Latte (Paleo, Whole30, Keto, Vegan)

This delicious and creamy White Chocolate Matcha Latte is healthy and decadent, and it’s a perfect paleo and vegan low carb drink for the holidays, or any time you want to cozy up with a warm drink!

White Chocolate Matcha Latte

Matcha fans! If you love the antioxidant-rich and delicious calm energy that matcha latte brings you, you are going go crazy for this festive and creamy white chocolate matcha latte that’s perfect for the holidays. If you are reading this over the warmer months, you can just pour it over ice to enjoy it cold!

White Chocolate Matcha Latte Recipe

Whether I’m drinking hot chocolate, coffee, or matcha, my taste preference is, the creamier the better. I just love that decadent and foamy taste, which is why you’ll see me adding some kind of dairy-free milk to my drinks. So to make my original matcha latte recipe even more creamy, I thought, “Why not add white chocolate?” Turns out, white chocolate and matcha are a match made in heaven, and this delicious recipe is a proof of that.

White Chocolate Matcha Latte

What Is Cacao Butter?

You’ll notice that I add cacao butter in this recipe, and I get asked often, “What actually is cacao butter?” Cacao butter is what white chocolate is made of and it comes from cacao beans. It’s actually quite healthy and packed with nutrient-rich fats and antioxidants.

While white chocolate is a mixture of cacao butter, sugar, and other additives, cacao butter is less processed while tasting like creamy white chocolate if you use them in recipes the right way. It’s a perfect addition in this white chocolate matcha latte!

White Chocolate Matcha Latte

Pique Tea Sun Goddess Matcha

I recently tried out a new-to-me matcha brand, Pique Tea Sun Goddess Matcha, and it has quickly become my favorite. Not only is it so smooth and tastes amazing, it is the world’s PUREST Ceremonial Grade matcha. It is the FIRST matcha to Quadruple Toxin Screen for:

  • Heavy Metals
  • Fluoride
  • Pesticides
  • Toxic Mold
  • Radioactive Isotopes

Why are these tests needed?

The DISTURBING Truth About Matcha

It probably never crossed your mind, but what if the very drink you’re drinking for health could be a brew of pesticides and other toxins? Turns out, the highest grade ceremonial grade matcha is never organic, and organic matcha is never the highest grade.

Farms in Japan are located very close to each other so ‘pesticide drift’ is a huge problem. Chemical pesticides and herbicides used on one farm get carried by wind to adjacent farms! And hundreds of tons of radioactive water are still being pumped into the water everyday from the site of the nuclear disaster at Fukushima.

When you’re drinking something to improve your health, the last thing you want to do is introduce toxins along with it, especially if it’s a daily habit. Consuming pesticides and herbicides (glyphosate) every day, even in trace amounts, can have scary cumulative long-term health effects.

White Chocolate Matcha Latte

Why I Chose Pique Sun Goddess Matcha

After studying the matcha-making process and learning from Japanese cultivars and tea masters, Pique finally found the cleanest source. Their matcha comes from a tea farm located in Kagoshima, which neighbors Okinawa, a “Blue Zone” linked to human longevity.

It is also the FURTHEST possible spot from Fukushima’s radioactive and industrial pollution.

In addition, Pique’s matcha leaves are also shaded up to 35% longer than other leaves, which creates a much higher level of l-theanine, aka nature’s chill pill. It’s the ingredient in matcha that gives you calm, focused energy. Raising the level of l-theanine through shading also increases the creamy “umami” flavor of their matcha, which I can definitely taste!

Shading also results in higher levels of chlorophyll which helps flush away heavy metals, toxins and chemicals in your body. How cool is that??

I’m seriously so impressed by this company and the reports that I’ve seen when I asked them for it. No other company has been able to provide me with results to back their claims like Pique has.

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Hope you enjoy this White Chocolate Matcha Latte recipe, and leave a comment below if you have any questions about the importance of matcha quality!

White Chocolate Matcha Latte

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White Chocolate Matcha Latte (Paleo, Whole30, Keto, Vegan)

This delicious and creamy White Chocolate Matcha Latte is healthy and decadent, and it's a perfect paleo and vegan low carb drink for the holidays, or any time you want to cozy up with a warm drink!
Calories 178kcal
Author Jean Choi

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Combine almond milk and cacao butter in a small saucepan and heat over medium heat until cacao butter is fully melted. 

Immersion blender method

  • Pour about 1/3 of the heated mixture into a mug that's big enough to fit the head of the immersion blender.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients, then lower the immersion blender and start blending. Blend for about 1 minute until the matcha is dissolved and foamy.
  • Add the rest of the almond milk/cacao butter mixture to the mug, and enjoy.

Regular blender method

  • Add the heated mixture into a blender, then add the rest of the ingredients.
  • Blend until smooth and foamy.
  • Pour into a mug, and enjoy!

Notes

Want to enjoy it cold? Just pour it over ice to make iced white chocolate matcha latte!

Nutrition

Serving: 1drink | Calories: 178kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 406mg | Calcium: 37.5%

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