Wanna hear a cool story?

Maybe you’ve noticed that my Twitter handle is PaleOhMyGoodnes? Or you’ve searched for @paleomg on Twitter and been confused with what you found? No? You think Twitter is dumb? Cool. Me too. But stick with me here. Someone already had the paleomg handle when I signed up for Twitter so I just took a different name. Well the poor guy who had that Twitter handle began to get a bunch of requests from CrossFitters and food enthusiasts so he did some research and found out who people were trying to contact. Could you imagine if you were just minding your own business on Twitter and people were sending you pictures of barbacoa and thanking you for the paleo muffin recipe? I would be annoyed. WTF is paleo. And why is someone sending me this picture of shredded meat that looks like dog food? Poor guy. Anywho, he contacted me and gave me the @paleOMG Twitter handle. Holy balls, how nice is that?! So if you need me, I won’t be on Twitter, I hate it, but you can at least act like I am. @paleOMG. Or follow me on instagram @paleOMG. I like that thing more. Thank you random Justin of the Twitter world. Your kindness and coolness is appreciated!

That story sucked didn’t it? Here’s a better one.

After consuming multiple shots of vodka on Saturday night; some cold, some warm, some sweet, some jaw droppingly painful, Laura and I wobbled on home to consume an entire bag of sweet potato chips. When I woke up in the morning (no chips in my teeth, I brushed them while intoxicated, NBD) I giggled while I stumbled to the kitchen to grab a glass of ice water. I then made the conscious decision to lay back in bed, while still holding the full glass of water, and proceeded on to fall back asleep. Pretty much instantly, I poured the entire glass of water onto my chest, spring break style, then threw the glass across the room and onto the floor. A lot of things were wet after this disaster:

  1. my chest. stop thinking dirty things. perve.
  2. my bed. i’m just happy it wasn’t other childhood habits coming back to haunt me.
  3. the floor, including a pile of clothes I refused to fold over an entire week.
  4. and my wall. which seeped onto the floor. so really just the floor.

So you know what I did? I scooted over and went back to sleep until Laura came in to wake me up for breakfast at Wild Eggs with Sergio, Jon, and Tom. I like Sunday breakfast time, out on the patio, after a big night out. Reflecting is a healthy habit.

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Grilled Pineapple Burgers with Avocado Cream

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  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


  • 1lb Grass Fed Ground Beef
  • 1 pineapple, cored and sliced (see my fantastic pics below)
  • 1 yellow onion, sliced thin
  • 1 tablespoon chipotle chili powder
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

For the cream

  • 2 avocados
  • juice of 1 lime
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon hot sauce (your favorite will do)
  • 1 teaspoon chipotle chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • pinch of salt


  1. Light your grill! I love grilling season.
  2. Now you should first slice your pineapple. I have no idea how to cut a pineapple very well but I try, so you can look at my pictures if that actually helps.
  3. Use a big knife to cut off both ends of the pineapple, then stand the pineapple up and slice the sides off. Then cut the pineapple in hamburger slices (remember hamburger vs hotdog in elementary school? good). And finish the pineapple slices off by using a smaller knife to cut out the middle and press it out. Like a donut hole. Cute.
  4. Then slice your onions.
  5. Place meat in a bowl, add seasonings and mix thoroughly. Like hard core. Get in there.
  6. Make 4 burger patties and flatten them out a bit.
  7. Place onions, burgers, and pineapple on the grill at the same time. Try not to place pineapple over direct flame because it can burn pretty easily, being sugar and all.
  8. Flip when grill marks become present, after about 5 minutes and cook about the same amount of time on the other side of until burgers are cooked to preference and pineapple is a bit charred and soft.

While the ingredients are on the grill, make your avocado cream!

  1. Cut avocados in half, remove the seed, then scoop out the insides and place in your food processor.
  2. Turn food processor on and let the avocado begin to break down. After about a minute, while your food processor is still running, add the rest of the ingredients for the avocado cream and keep pureeing until smooth: about 1-2 minutes.
  3. Place a burger down, top it with pineapple, then a grilled onion, and then a dollop of avocado cream on top!

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  1. Danielle says:

    Yes..l these are divine. We made them last night!

  2. Monica says:

    I am planning on making this for dinner tomorrow and am planning on doing as much of the prep-work as I can tonight. How long does the avocado cream last? Would it keep in a fridge overnight?


    1. juli says:

      yes, it just might not look quite as pretty 🙂

  3. Jan says:

    Do you have nutritional info for your recipes?

    1. juli says:

      No I do not

  4. Sarah W says:

    I just made these, delicious! I grilled some jalapeños with them as we’ll, amazing!

  5. Sarah P says:

    This came out so delicious! It was such a great combo of spicy yet sweet which everyone thuroughly enjoyed! I used siracha for the hot sauce and sadly my cream came out looking like something you’d find in my daughter’s diapers. HAHA! So I tried ot kind of hide the cream under the pineaple and onion. I will definitely make this again!

  6. Wysoki Niski says:

    Oh! I need to try this avocado cream!

  7. Bethany says:

    I just made this tonight! I made the avocado sauce a little more spicy and sweeter, but it was soo good! Thank you so much for sharing your recipes with us! You actually post things that I would want to eat haha. Thanks so much!

  8. Lisa says:

    Just made these tonight and I have to say they were freakin’ amazing!! I was hoping to have leftovers for breakfast, but no such luck. I’m on day 29 of the Whole30 and can say I made it thanks in part to your awesome recipes 🙂

  9. Julie says:

    I made these last night and they were amazing! My husband said that they were the best burgers that we’ve ever had. The seasoning just in the meat alone is perfectly spicy! We each had two burgers and with a salad they were filling and satisfying … important as it’s our first week of the Whole Life Challenge.

    1. juli says:

      awesome to hear that!! my boyfriend feels the same way about these ones!@