These past two weeks have been pretty damn cool. June 10th, my newest cookbook The Paleo Kitchen was released and we left for our first book tour. We went from Colorado, to Seattle, to Portland, to San Diego, then to New York City. The day after we got back from our trip, on June 18th, we found out that the book became a New York Time Best Seller! Then the next week, on June 23rd, we found out the book became a USA Today Best Seller! Pretty weird to look back at my first blog post ever and to see how much everything has changed over the past few years. Seriously crazy.

Speaking of crazy, have you ever been in the Charlotte airport? It’s a cluster. No, not just a cluster, it’s a cluster f*ck. Least favorite airport so far. Maybe I was just in the wrong terminal but ughhhhhh, dislike. Everyone stood too close for comfort. This is the 21st century people. Understand boundaries. A girl kept leaning her pillow up against my leg. What in the hell. Who does that? You know weird, weird things are crawling beneath that pillow case. Another thing I think is weird and kind of creepy is the mesh liner that divides the first class and economy seats on planes. They always put it down after the plane takes off. But why? What does it do? The first class people can still see the economy people, and hear them, and smell them. I still got away with going to the bathroom in the first class cabin. The mesh didn’t hold back my bladder. News flash: that bathroom is no bigger than one at the back. Bullsh*t.

Maybe I’m just jealous I wasn’t in first class.

In my economy seat, I listened to a woman with a very thick southern accent explain to her husband that she refused to turn on her air while we sat waiting for the plane to take off. Her debate with her husband was that the air that was coming through the vents is the air that everyone else is breathing and they are just recycling it through the vents. Sure, that could be true. Not really, but sure. But ma’am with the thick accent, isn’t that what we do literally every day? Like in the airport. Or next to your husband in bed. Or while at the grocery store. Just sayin’.

Back to the point. The book. I recently got to do some interviews and podcasts to chat about the book and how paleo has begun to grow bigger and more well known to the outside world of grain eaters. I did many interviews week to week before the book came out, but by far my favorite was with Liz from RealFoodLiz. She’s hilarious. Check out our podcast here. I also looooved doing a podcast with Primitive Wellness. Those two are ridiculously funny. You guys should take a listen. They’re worth it.

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Grilled Mustard Sliders on top of Fritter Cups

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  • Yield: 3-4 1x




  1. Make zucchini fritter cups.
  2. Light grill. Mix together beef, pork, spicy brown mustard, onion, garlic cloves, garlic powder, paprika, and salt and pepper. Mix well with your hands then create 7 slider patties, pressing in the middle with your thumb.
  3. Place on grill, grill for 5-6 minutes per side.
  4. Put sliders on top of zucchini fritter cups, top with mayo and ketchup and also avocado. Eat with a fork. It’s just easier that way.

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  1. Meghan says:

    Bummer on the CLT airport experience! I live in Charlotte and it’s an awesome city…not an awesome airport experience. Next time leave the airport, come into the city, and taste some of our local yummy food 🙂

  2. Natalie says:

    My greatest airport kerfuffle happened in the Charlotte airport. When I first walked through, I thought the white rocking chairs near the big windows were a lovely southern touch. After getting to my gate early and sitting down in the gate next to it while the previous flight cleared out, calling my ex and getting in a fight, and subsequently missing that flight (the second in a string of four tightly packed flights that were to get me from KY to Cape Cod), I now think back on those rocking chairs with quite a bit of resentment as I had to sprint back and forth between them several times with my slightly too large carry-on bumping at my heels, wearing a ridiculous outfit post competition, and just barely holding back tears and hysteria.

    Also just wanted to say I’m sorry you get so much negativity about your blog and that sucks. I’m a strict AIP/GAPS-er and while I can’t eat a large portion of the food you post, your blog is still one of my top bookmarks and I love reading what you have to say every time. I still save most of the recipes for “one day,” and in the meantime, live vicariously through all the awesome-sounding recipes.

  3. Kim says:

    I enjoyed listening to the podcasts this weekend as we traveled to see family. Thanks for providing the links. Really enjoy your food and blog posts!

  4. Michele @ paleorunningmomma says:

    Adorable little burgers 🙂 You have me hooked on sir kensington’s chipotle mayo and I’m scared to try the ketchup and get hooked on that too!

  5. Diana says:

    Juli – can you and Liz Wolfe please, please please collaborate (somehow) together? You’re a match made in paleo blogging heaven.

    1. juli says:

      i’d love that. she’s one of my favorite humans

  6. Deanna says:

    YUMMMM!!! I’ve been making your for months and months because they bring joy to our lives. When I saw this recipe, I knew it would be excellent, but I didn’t realize that it may actually replace the Chipotle Sliders as my Go-To burger recipe! Delicious balanced savory flavor and work more easily on the grill (I think the cinnamon in the Chipotle Sliders makes them little smoke bombs, which is fine because I love ‘carbon-enhanced’ food, but just sayin’). Brava and Thank you Juli!!

  7. Lisa says:

    I made these last week and they were wonderful. I was so surprised at how wonderful they were as leftovers also. Can’t wait to try other recipes posted here. Thanks for this one.. Yummy.

  8. Stephanie says:

    Hi There! I love your recipes and have used them more than any paleo recipe blog out there!

    I have been trying to track caloric intake while maintaining a paleo diet. Is it possible to incorporate that into the site?

    1. juli says:

      No plans to, but you can input the recipes in apps like My Fitness Pal if you want to track

  9. Hannah says:

    I am currently eating sliders for lunch, should I add that I made them on Monday and have eaten them every day for lunch this week!? 🙂 I doubled the recipe once I tasted how good the sliders were and I couldn’t help but snack on them as I pulled them off the grill. My first paleo meal and it was amazing!!

  10. Charlotte Singh says:

    Great recipe. Even my teenage kids liked them!