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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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22 Low Sugar Cocktails That Are Gluten & Dairy Free

If you are looking for some healthier celebratory alcoholic beverages, check out these 22 low sugar cocktails that are also gluten and dairy free!

With New Year’s celebration just around the corner, I know many of us are looking for fun cocktails to welcome 2019. However, if you are like me, you are recovering from indulging a bit too much on sugar over the holidays.

Don’t worry, IGOTCHU. Today, I’m sharing some of my favorite low sugar cocktails from myself and my fellow bloggers. On top of that, they are gluten and dairy free for those of you with food sensitivities like me!

22 Low Sugar Cocktails That Are Gluten & Dairy Free

Hope you enjoy this round up of some of my favorite delicious low sugar cocktails that you can make easily for your next get-together or for enjoying alone!

Wine/Champagne Cocktails

Low Sugar Cocktails

Ginger Apple Champagne Cocktail by A Clean Bake

Easy White Wine Spritzer by My Kitchen Love

Pomegranate Peach Bellini by Recipes From a Pantry

Low Sugar Cocktails: Cherry Cucumber Prosecco Spritz

Cherry Cucumber Prosecco Spritz by What Great Grandma Ate

Cranberry, Rosemary, and Prosecco Cocktail by Tastefulventure

Low Sugar Cocktails (Blood Orange Mimosa)

Blood Orange Mimosa by My Kitchen Love

Bacon Washed Bourbon Champagne Cocktail by Such the Spot

Wild Berry Zinger Mimosa by Beauty and the Foodie

Low Sugar Cocktails (Lemon Mint Matcha Champagne)

Lemon Mint Matcha Champagne by What Great Grandma Ate

Bubbly Blood Orange Campari Cocktail by Mother Would Know

Gin Cocktails

Cucumber and Rosemary Gin and Tonic by The Forked Spoon

Cooling Cucumber Mint Gin Fizz by Killing Thyme

Low Carb, No Guilt Gin Tonic Cocktail by Spice Cravings

Vodka Cocktails

Blueberry Lemon Vodka Fizz by Killing Thyme

Bloody Mary by Thyme and Joy

Low Sugar Cocktails (Cranberry Moscow Mule)

Cranberry Moscow Mule by Happy Kitchen.Rocks

Jal Jeera Mojito by Spice Cravings

Hibiscus Tea Cocktails by Delicious Table

Pink Greyhound Cocktail by This Mama Cooks

Kombucha Cocktail: Cosmopolitan by Everyday Maven

Rum Cocktails

Low Sugar Cocktails (Keto Snowbank Winter Cocktail)

Keto Snowbank Winter Cocktail by Better than Bread Keto

Cranberry Coconut Daiquiri by Raia’s Recipes

How to Make a Paleo Charcuterie Board

Learn how to build a delicious and gorgeous paleo charcuterie board that’ll wow your guests and keep them satisfied until dinner is ready!

Are you a charcuterie board fan? Who isn’t? It’s probably the first thing I go to if I see it at a gathering or a dinner party. I just love that you can pick and choose whatever you want to eat, and you also get to try out some fancy cured meats that you’ve never had before.

I try to make a paleo charcuterie board every year for the holidays for my family. It’s such a crowd pleaser every time and buys me some time to spend on cooking while the guests fill up on the appetizers and the charcuterie board.

While a charcuterie board usually consists of cheese and meats, a paleo version omits cheese, but you have more space to load up with fun ingredients like fruits, vegetables, and dips!

What is Charcuterie?

Charcuterie (pronounced shahr-koo-tuh–ree) is a French term for preparing cured and smoked meats like salami, prosciutto, pâté, ham, and sausages. It is usually accompanied with various cheese, jam, fruits, nuts, and more, and served on a wooden board, many times at gatherings, so you can taste the various flavors with your family and friends.

It’s actually really fun to prepare, and even better to eat. It’s one of my favorite things to eat, especially over the holidays.

How to Make a Paleo Charcuterie Board

A paleo charcuterie board is actually quite easy to make. Overall, you want various textures and flavors like: salty, sweet, and sour. The best thing about it is that it’s totally customizable and it’s so easy to make it look beautiful and delicious.

Here are some components you may want to add to your paleo charcuterie board:

Meats

Cured meats are the stars of the charcuterie board and they are what many people get excited about the most. I like to have about 2-3 oz of meat per person and at least 4 different kinds of meat per board. Here are some of my favorites:

  • Liver pâté: I try to include this in every board I make and it’s always the one that’s gone the fastest.
  • Prosciutto or speck
  • Salami like sopressata or coppa

Vegetables

I like to include a good amount of vegetables on my board, because I always crave something crunchy and refreshing as a palate cleanser after chomping on meats. Some great options are:

  • Carrots
  • Celery
  • Cauliflower
  • Radish
  • Cucumber
  • Broccoli

Fruits

A sweet component is important because the meat is usually on the salty side and you want to balance out the flavors. Plus, sweet ingredients like fruits add such a great color to the charcuterie board making it pop:

  • Fresh fruits like persimmon, grapes, pear, pomegranate, melons, apples, and berries
  • Dried fruits like mangoes, apricots, goji berries, figs, and dates
  • Fruit jams like this paleo orange blueberry jam
  • Chutney

Crackers

There are so many gluten free and paleo crackers out there, but my favorite and the ones I always have on hand are the Simple Mills Almond Flour Crackers. They are always loved by both paleo and non-paleo guests!

Something Sour

I always try to have something pickled or acidic on my paleo charcuterie board. It really ties all the flavors together and most people love pickled veggies and condiments! Here are some yummy options:

Other Optional Add-Ons

These are some other components that you may want to add to your board:

Tricks to a Beautiful Paleo Charcuterie Board

With all the components I mentioned above, it’s actually not difficult to make a paleo charcuterie board look beautiful. There are so many colors and textures when you bring all those ingredients together that you’ll find that they just look amazing when placed next to each other.

With that said, here are some tips and tricks to make sure your charcuterie board stands out and wows your guests:

  • Choose a board. You probably have a wooden cutting board already at home. They make a great base and it’ll make it easy for guests to slice into certain meats like salami if they need to. Some fancier boards can be slate or even marble.
  • Spread out each component across the board so you can easily reach for them no matter where you are sitting. For example, make sure there’s some kind of meat on all sides of the board so they are easily accessible.
  • Don’t be afraid to crowd all the ingredients together. The more crowded the board looks, the better the presentation. You want to overlap the components so they look cohesive once finished.
  • For wet ingredients like olives and dips, choose small bowl to put them in, and then replenish once they run low. I like to use ramekins.
  • When you are done arranging, fill up any blank spaces! I really love the look of a full charcuterie board, so I like to add crackers, fruits, or even more meat if I see any blank spots.

I hope these tips to making a paleo charcuterie board are helpful for when you host your next gathering. It may see a bit intimidating at first, but charcuterie boards are actually really easy and fun to make. It’s all about having the ingredients on hand and laying them out in a beautiful, appetizing way!

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