Bora Bora Fireballs


So far the Whole30 Experiment is going great! Thank you all for your supportive comments and emails. I am happy to be a guinea pig for those toying with the idea of trying something like this for themselves.

I think what has made this experience relatively painless for me is that I’ve been cooking some really great new recipes that I’m super excited about. Since I’m new to this type of cooking and eating, being the good student that I am, I sought out some additional resources. I found The Clothes Make the Girl, completely fell in love with Melissa and her recipes, and then downloaded her paleo cookbook, Well Fed, almost immeditely. Go to Amazon and buy this right now. Her recipes are creative, unexpected, and suprisingly simple. Her book is a wealth of info about paleo eating as well as the logistics of embracing this lifestyle. I refer to it almost every day, she is basically my paleo Yoda.


The recipe I was most excited to try was the Bora Bora Fireballs. I know some friends who have raved about these addictive things and I was anxious to give them a shot. Since buying the book 2 weeks ago, I have made three batches of these suckers. Craig and I cannot get enough!

Basically these are pork meatballs made with pineapple and cocount. Do I have your attention yet? They are spicy, sweet, meaty and completely addictive. I’ve been making big batches and eating for lunch and dinner for days. This is seriously the most brilliant recipe ever and I am in awe of Melissa’s culinary skills.

Since this blog is really for the recipes I develop for myself, it doesn’t seem right to reprint her brilliant genius. Instead, head on over to her site to see the recipe for Bora Bora Fireballs. Go take a look, I’ll wait ……………..


Back? Ok great. So I’ve made these three times, and done some slight alterations. I don’t toast the coconut first, and I mix a bit of it in with the meat mixture. I’ve also added different types of fresh chilies and chili powder for added heat/depth. Since this is such a great make ahead paleo meal, I’ll probably make another batch next week and add something else. Seriously. Give these a try, you will never look back they are so good and so filling.

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7 Responses to Bora Bora Fireballs

  1. Jenn June 7, 2013 at 4:16 am #

    these sound so so so so so so good!! I definitely want to try them!!

  2. Melissa "Melicious" Joulwan June 7, 2013 at 11:49 am #

    This is the sweetest! I’m so glad you like the Bora Bora Fireballs… and thank you for the Well Fed love. Congratulations on Whole30–ing! I just got back from 6 weeks in Europe last night, so I’m about to start a Whole30 (Whole60?!) tomorrow. Boy! Do I need it :-)

    Happy cooking to you!

    • Dara June 7, 2013 at 1:28 pm #

      Thanks for the kind words Melissa. Your book helped convince me, as a person who loves to eat and cook, that I could tackle a Whole30. Good luck with your efforts.

  3. yummychunklet June 8, 2013 at 1:04 am #

    Sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing.

  4. Angie@Angie's Recipes June 8, 2013 at 4:19 am #

    Glad to hear that your whole 30 challenge has been going well, Dara.
    These borabora fireballs look awesome!
    Have a wonderful weekend!

  5. I love this nane :) And coconut with pork sounds like a new interesting idea.

  6. CCU June 9, 2013 at 1:07 am #

    The name is adorable 😀
    Lovely recipe!

    Choc Chip Uru

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