Since my recent blog post on surviving health setbacks, it’s been a whirlwind of health tests, research, and doctor visits to figure out exactly what is going on with my autoimmune and thyroid issues. It’s crazy how time-consuming health matters can be, not to mention how they can weigh heavily on one’s thoughts. While the blog has been a helpful distraction, it’s not totally without its own stresses – especially the technical stuff! So, for my own well-being and recovery, I’ll be taking a break from blogging to spend more time in the place I love most: in the kitchen. Cooking, baking, creating. And hopefully I’ll have many great results to share with you…like today’s new recipe!
With St. Patrick’s Day quickly approaching, I was breaking out all the green ingredients I could find! I ended up honing in on some matcha green tea powder, since I’d been waiting for another occasion to bake with it. The first time I used matcha was in coloring AIP-friendly frostings for my Frosted Cut-Out Sugar Cookies recipe and I fell in love with the pretty green powder. It not only makes a great natural food dye, but it’s also tasty in smoothies, lattés, and baked goods!
After mixing up my matcha with a few other ingredients I had in the pantry, it didn’t take long before Paleo Matcha Lime Macaroons emerged from the oven! These colorful Spring cookies are packed with coconut and hints of lime, honey, and matcha tea for a flavorful, healthy green treat! And to make them even cuter, I added an ample slather of coconut butter glaze on top. These “Matcharoons” (as I fondly call them) will make a festive addition to any St. Patrick’s Day gatherings this weekend, not to mention future Spring picnics!