Day 3 of Whole30 + Battata Harra

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Breakfast: 2 Eggs, 1 banana (mashed) 2 Tablespoons of shredded coconut, 2 Tablespoons of coconut milk. Fry all up into an omelette/pancake.  Topped with 3 strawberries.

Lunch: Home made beef pattie, slice of avocado, 1 tomato, 1 sweet potato and half a zucchini. ( with some homemade Paleo Mayo)

Dinner: Chicken Shawarma (roast chicken breast with Tahini, homemade garlic Mayo, baby pickles) on a bed of salad + Batta Harra.

Snack: Dried figs, an apple, a nectarine.

Last night I did not sleep well and had to wake up early so I wasn’t feeling my best today. Therefore I did not go to the gym however I did go for a long power walk in search of Yucca, which brings me to my recipe of the day Batta Harra. 

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Paleo Batata Harra (Spicy potatoes- in this case Yucca) 


  • 1 Large Yucca’s
  • 1/2 cup mixture of Olive Oil & coconut oil
  • 2 Large Garlic ClovesMinced
  • 2 shallots.
  • Teaspoon or to taste cayenne pepper
  • 1 Medium red chilli pepper.
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cumin
  • Salt and pepper.
  • Handful of chopped coriander.


Preheat oven to Gas Mark 5

  • Peal and chop Yucca into big chunks. Be careful!!! Its a bit of a tough job. (I usually ask my fiancee to do it! 😉  )
  • Put the chopped Yucca in a large pan of boiling water. Boil for 35 to 40 mins.
  • Drain and set aside.
  • Mix in a bowl the oil, cumin, salt+ pepper, half the cayenne pepper.
  • Now cut the yuca into cubes and pour a little by little of the oil over them and toss to coat all the yucca.
  • Place the yucca on a baking tray and bake for 30 to 40 mins, check every 10 to 15 and toss them till they are evenly crispy and brown on the outside.
  • Now in a frying pan fry the chopped shallots and minced garlic, add the red chilli pepper (and a tablespoon of tomato paste if you wish)
  • Combine shallots mixture with the Yucca and sprinkle with the coriander.
  • Enjoy!

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Asma
    Aug 15, 2013 @ 08:56:40

    Paleo mayo? Do share-I love my mayo!


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