It’s so hot. Like, so so hot. I’m so uncomfortable. My knee pits are sweating. And please don’t tell me I don’t know hot because I don’t live in a state with humidity. I know that. But I’ve lived in Colorado my entire life and I know its heat, I’ve bonded with it…and the heat going on right now is not normal Colorado heat. It’s hell’s heat. And we have leather couches. Leather freaking couches. Do you know what it’s like to have my size thighs on leather couches?! That’s a large surface area to cover. Just imagine the amount of sweat that’s left behind on that couch. After I’ve been sitting on it for hours with a hot ass computer on top of me. In my underwear. With the doors open. I have no shame at this point. I lost my shame when the temperature hit 100 degrees.

I’ve especially lost most of my shame at the gym. My shirt stays on for a good 30 seconds. As soon as the warm up even begins, my shirt comes off. I know it’s not the best looking nor do most people want to see all that jazz going on, but I don’t care. Running yesterday in the 104 degree sun was like running through fire. I run funny already, which I was reminded of yesterday, so running in the heat made my feet feel like they were going to burn off. I’m just complaining at this point. I’m a grumpy tonight. It’s that time of the month. My b. I’m over it. I love heat. I love sweating. I love all things related to being uncomfortable. Like how you guys feel when I talk about being on my monthly gift. I love that.

Guess what I got for you guys!? Well, nothing. But I do have something for you all to read if you’re bored at work. It’s my latest post for Again Faster! It’s called ‘Use Your Damn Brain‘. I talk about using your brain and stuff. Mostly related to lifting, but you could use it in life in general. I’m going to take my own advice and use my brain to rethink complaining about the heat, and working out in the heat, and cooking in the heat. I mean, I have converted to only consuming smoothies at this point in my life anyways. It’s too hot for meat. Things are looking up!! Who doesn’t love smoothies?! Dummies, that’s who. Gosh I’m turning my frown upside down!

So this recipe is a spin off the normal bbq potato salad…BUUUUUUT nothing like it really. It’s just something I personally think tastes delicious and you can do it all on the grill. Thank gosh. Especially if you live in Colorado. So I thought this recipe was better warm, but you may think differently. Decide yourself. You make your own destiny you paleo butterfly you.

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4th of July Honey Sweet Potato Poblano Salad

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  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x


  • 2 sweet potatoes or yams, cut into 1/4 inch strips lengthwise
  • 2 poblano peppers, stem and seeds removed, cut in half lengthwise

For the dressing

  • 3 tablespoons raw pumpkin seeds
  • 3 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon crushed rosemary
  • pinch of salt and pepper


  1. Turn on grill.
  2. Once grill is hot, place your sweet potatoes and poblanos directly on grill.
  3. Keep an eye on the veggies because they will burn easily. After about 5-8 minutes or until sweet potatoes and poblanos have grill marks on one side, flip them. The poblanos will cook quicker at need less time on the grill.
  4. While your veggies are cooking, whisk together dressing ingredients, tossing in the pumpkin seeds at the end.
  5. When veggies are done cooking, let cool for a couple minutes then dice them on up!
  6. Toss sweet potatoes and poblanos in your dressing and serve!
  7. Yum.
  8. Oh wait, turn grill off! Safety first.

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  1. Rachel says:

    This salad is absolutely amazing! Made it last night for paleo and non-paleoers and everyone loved it. Used 3 potatoes but kept everything else the same. Had leftovers and ate it for breakfast! Thanks for sharing!!!!!

  2. Team Oberg says:

    So this is super exciting, I multiplied this recipie by 6 and added my own tweaks, like fire roasted garlic (the grill was hot anyways), and cumin instead of rosemary, because cumin and sweet potato is a wicked combination. Anyways, everyone raved about it, finished the whole bowl, the host jokingly gave me a hard time about showing her up, and multiple people asked for the recipie. I looked like a BBQ genius.

  3. Kristen says:

    This recipe is excellent!!! Thank you Julie!!!

  4. Amy says:

    Loved this recipe. Love your blog…you crack me up. I am not paleo but have made a few of your recipes now and they are all yummy.

  5. Sabrina says:

    Bomb. Diggity.

  6. Heather says:

    Made it for the 4th! Amazing! Had to hide a lil for leftovers so I could have it for lunch today! Yummmmmm!

  7. Christine says:

    This was so fun to make AND delicious. My neighbors even got a little curious to see “what were those orange things I was putting on my grill.” I felt like a little animal protein and so I grilled up some mild italian sausage on the grill with the veggies. Chopped it up and mixed it in with the salad. The kids (9yrs old I might add) had seconds. Which made me sad, because there went the lunch I was so looking forward to today.

  8. Jeffro says:

    What is FOD?

    In your bio about you by day you fod?

    Let meknow….I’m in Denver as well…Just started on the Paleo diet due to chronic stomach pain…

    3 days on the diet and no pain…I am now 12 days in and feeling fantastic….

    Love to cook…developing more recipes daily!


    1. juli says:

      It says WOD, which is short for workout of the day in CrossFit 🙂

  9. Alyssa says:

    Just a tip… if you add in the honey right after the olive oil (using the same oil-drenched tablespoon), the honey will slide right out!

  10. karen says:

    Great as all your recipes. No left overs for lunch tomorrow