My Christmas Wish List

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Yay!!!! We’re still alive. I love you, and you, and you, and you! Glad you looked at my website even though you were worried about croaking today. You’re the best.

Anywho, I’m not one to want a lot of stuff. I like buying clothes and shoes that make me look better than I actually do. And I like having kitchen appliances that I use often. I don’t really care about gadgets all that much (even though I’m trying to so I can improve my blog), I don’t care about fancy stuff (I tend to only shop in second hand stores at this point), and I don’t need much stuff…other than food. I’m just a person who tends to purchase the stuff that I want. I want a jacket, so I buy it. Like the one in the picture. I want a pair of boots, I go out and buy it. I bought an $8 pair yesterday. Steal!! I want accessories to make me look like I am actually a female, I definitely go buy it. I must be annoying to shop for.

So this is my Christmas list. It’s about to get weird in here. Because it’s going to include a list of bloggers I would like to meet. It will include food that I want to try. It will include kitchen gadgets that I seem to really WANT but don’t actually NEED. And it will include other random cool stuff that has popped into my head. You know how my brain works. It’s real weird.

Bloggers that I really want to meet because I think they are awesome:

  • Jenni of Urban Poser. She’s so damn hip. And cool. All things I lack. And her recipes are incredible.
  • Elana of Elana’s Pantry. It’s honestly kind of silly that we’ve never met because we live within 30 minutes of each other. But Elana runs an amazing website with food that will satisfy anyone. And her website is clean, crisp, and incredibly easy to navigate. I love it.
  • Heather of Multiply Delicious. Heather and I chat on a regular basis, but we have never actually met. She is an incredible woman with an eye for food photography and can come up with some fantastic recipes.
  • Ashley of Edible Perspective. Ashley is another one of those people that is within an hour of me and I’ve never actually met. Nor do I think she knows who I am. But I adore her blog, her photography, and her love for gluten free donuts. That girl can bake.
  • Danielle of Against All Grain. I don’t know what it is, but all the paleo bloggers I come across are incredibly good looking. And Danielle is no exception. Not only is she gorgeous, but she comes up with recipes that are seriously out of this world. She always wows me when I head over to her site.
  • Jessica of How Sweet It Is. She’s not paleo, at all. And that’s why I love her. Jessica comes up with these uber ridiculous recipes that are straight up food porn. Whenever I go to her site, all I’m thinking is ‘OMG’, but you know that’s normal for me. And she’s hilarious. Food and humor are meant for each other.
  • Mark Sisson of Mark’s Daily Apple. This man is truly amazing, as I’m sure all of you already know. His site is full of information for literally ANY question you have. AND he has great books to go along with it. Mark is just awesome and I would be so ridiculously stoked to meet him. Even though he would be disappointed in my lack of paleo knowledge.
  • Brandon and Megan Keatley of Health Bent. As much as I absolutely hate CrossFit and paleo couples, these ones I can dig. Megan and Brandon’s website is what got me excited about paleo. I used to write on their blog every single day. Poor people, they were probably so annoyed. If you haven’t seen their website, you are missing out. AND they are coming out with their first cookbook. I’m seriously going to buy 10. No clue why, but I want a crap ton of them.
  • Hayley and Bill of Food Lover’s Primal Palate. I know what you’re thinking, ugh another couple. No? That’s just me? Whatever. This couple is one awesome, driven, and incredibly kind duo. They take amazing photography, come up with incredible recipes, and are always doing something. I love nice people. Even couples.

 This is my wish list of food that would just miraculously show up on my doorstep:

Random crap that I will probably buy for myself soon:

  • Season 1 of New Girl. The more I can watch New Girl, the better.
  • Camera. I’m going to do it. I’m going to buy this fancy camera so I can act like I have some sort of photography skills, which is a complete lie. I’m real excited for it though. It’s gonna be great. I can feel it.
  • BlendTec. I want to make green smoothies. While I was in California, Stacy would make me these smoothies every morning completely made out of greens and a splash lemon. They were seriously amazing. And made me feel good about myself for eating/drinking more vegetables. Whatever it takes. Am I right or am I right??
  • A leather jacket. I think that would lead to a sexier JB in 2012. Absolutely.

So now that I talked all about me, like normal, what is on YOUR Christmas list? ANYTHING?! Tell me it all!

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Oh, Hi! I’m Juli.

I’m a food hoarder. And a really bad dancer. If you don’t know me well, you will probably not understand my humor. Therefore, I apologize ahead of time. Thanks for listening to my ramblings of my ever-changing life and trusting my kitchen mishaps. Your trust in me is appreciated.


70 thoughts on “My Christmas Wish List”

  1. Your cookbook (or at least someone to pre-order it for me)! I’m pretty sure someone has already taken care of that for me though so now we just ned to fast forward to April. I can’t freaking wait!

  2. Sometimes I read your blog and I get sad when you stop rambling.. lol… almond flour cinnamon rolls?!?!? WTF?!? That sounds amazeballs! anyway, i want your cookbook, Skins Active compression tights, they are too expensive, I really hope someone gets all my hints and buys them for me! a new phone and oly lifting shoes… every time I say what I want people look at me like “you only want work-out stuff?!? YES!! Get over it! anywho, sorry for rambling. I hope you have an amazing Christmas and get some of the things on your list!

  3. Kindle Paperwhite, which husband got me. What a good husband! Workout clothes. And gift cards to “big girl” stores so I can look like an adult instead of 14.

      1. I thought I had finally graduated into moderately looking like an adult. Then I got my “Senior In College Photos” back and my family proceeded to tell me I looked 12 in them. God damnit. I think I need to buy big girl clothes too..

  4. You should totally meet George….you know since you are married and all!!! Just sayin! LOL…I saw his post on FB! And I think everyone here would agree….we would all love to meet YOU! I’ve really enjoyed reading your blog for the last few months. I ordered your cookbook and look forward to going all paleo in January. Juli, thanks for all you do!

  5. I’m with you on the kitchen gadgets you WANT but don’t really NEED. I told my boyfriend I “need” a fancy pizza stone, his response to which was “we have very different definitions of the word ‘need.’ Besides, you eat paleo. You don’t make pizza.” Irrelevant, in my opinion.

    Kitchen gadget I DO need: a new food processor!! Mine was handed down from my mother, the motor always smells as if it might be burning, and I’m fairly certain it’s older than I am. And it’s tiny. Whenever I watch your cooking videos, I get major food processor envy.

  6. I was thinking the other day how great it would be to meet all those paleo bloggers, including you.

    I don’t need anything but I want the following:
    1. KSwiss workout shoes
    2. Donut pan
    3. Year supply of almond flour
    4. Under Armour workout capris
    5. Paleo cookbooks, too many to list. 😉
    6. to do 5 unassisted pull ups.
    7. Hold a plank for more than 5 min
    8. Peace, love, and happiness for all!

    Merry Christmas!!

  7. to finish a blog post without posting it inadvertently … but seriously to actually meet you, but I’m over here in Cali … freezing balls in my house … it was 14 this morning … not in my house .. it was only 60ish … but…you are probably used to but I live in the desert and I’m not used to that!

    I would love to get some stuff for my road bike.
    Your cookbook, but that’s already on pre-order, so for Easter i guess ;o)

    Few more sesh with my personal trainer … that sh!ts EXPENSIVE!

    MERRY CHRISTMAS JB!!!!!!!!!!

  8. I stood next to George, right next to him, but didn’t get to meet him and can I say, he is cuter in real life, so meet him!!!

    And I completely agree with Jessica at How Sweet It Is….. did you see her Lemon Truffles today? OMFG!!!

  9. I think you should use today’s picture for EVERYTHING. So good! I’m wishing for more chocolate recipes from PaleOMG for Christmas. You know what a chocolate whore I am!

    Here’s to the Mayans being wrong. Merry Christmas everyone!

  10. i honestly just don’t want to be sick anymore. that sounds so lame and sad but it’s true. i’ve had ulcerative colitis for way too long and it would be a MIRACLE to wake up with a new colon and not be in pain from eating anymore. that is my biggest christmas wish.

    1. I absolutely love this blog! Every recipe I’ve made is amazing!

      @ Joanna. I was diagnosed with UC earlier this year. In May I started a combination of a low carb/paleo diet and I feel so much better. I have even been able to go off my UC medication.

      1. amanda, that is so awesome!! i am starting humira soon because i just can’t get my symptoms under control. just had 2 blood transfusions. i’ve been following paleo/scd for 5 months but i haven’t seen the magic from it yet.

  11. I am STOKED for those cinnamon rolls! I tried to make some a while back from buckwheat, and it was not so tasty.

    I asked for a tattoo (my first) for Christmas. I got it about 2 weeks ago.

  12. Ps. How are we supposed to send you Christmas presents without an address?! You should get a P.O. Box so people can send you presents!

  13. where did you get that orange coat? you would look cute in a leather jacket!!

    i would like a keurig machine so i can make one cup coffees whenever i want… oh and a personal chef would be nice but i have a sneaky feeling i wont get that 😉

  14. I could probably fill up the whole comment page with what I want for Christmas! I just moved into a new house so I’d love a set of grown up matching dishes and towels, new lululemon wunder unders, a pair of nano 2.0s AND for someone to pay my crossfit membership! Those are on the top of my list!

  15. Homemade Eggnog… with rum. I’ve been craving that for the past 11 months. Soon I will be making this and drinking too much of it.

  16. That exact Almond Flour Cinnamon Roll recipe is a favorite in our house….it is on my list to make on Christmas morning… must try you will love. We top ours with a Paleo carmel syrup on the paleoparents website. So yummy!

  17. this is the stage of life we’re in too. what i want others couldn’t afford to buy me, and i’d rather pick it out myself. asked the dear husband if i could get some Mary Kay–at 46, it’s really TIME to have a proper facial/makeup routine–and he said yes. sweet man.

    i’m with you on the difference a great blender can make in your daily life. we have blendtec at sbux, and i have a vitamix at home. the only reason i’d recommend blendtec over vitamix is that blendtec has a twister jar for making nut butters! being able to make a green smoothie daily–which i do with a large handful of spinach, almond milk, almond butter, and half a banana–does make me feel so healthy. and i believe that healthy=sexy.

    this will be my first Christmas paleo, so it’ll be interesting. have made some snacks for me to take to gatherings, and have made some menu suggestions without being all “i need food i can eat too” about it. i’m wishing for meaningful family times above all. merry merry, juli! you’ve made my 2012 much more fun and helped me be successful going paleo–THANKS!

  18. I suggest Oberweis Eggnog, it is the creamiest most delicious eggnog to have ever been created. Not only that, but it comes in a glass jar which you can use as a coin jar when you’re done… but more importantly its super delicious. I’m going to go have a glass now.

    1. yaaaaaaaaay!!! i would absolutely love that! i could come to your house for donuts and watch you take pictures, learn from the best!! that’s a lil fast, but whatever!!

  19. Thanks for making me smile today. 🙂 My sister lives in Denver, next time I visit her I’ll find you and and deliver my chocolate pie to your doorstep. Promise.

  20. Good luck with the camera thing. I bough a big fancydslr thinking my blogs pics would be awesome and even took a beginners class to help me but i still can really use the damn thing unless it is in auto mode. And really, the defeats the while reason i bought the thing!

    As for my list i want a kettlebell and oly weight lifting shoes. Oh and spandex. 🙂

  21. Blendtec is life changing! And I got a leather jacket for my birthday yesterday! Too bad it’s not leather jacket weather (in NYC) all I want for Xmas is lululemon garb and Crossfit nanos! Oh and your cookbook 🙂 happy holidays!

  22. I am totally making those almond flour cinnamon rolls this week!

    My christmas list?

    A month worth of crossfit. Us poor SAHMs (thats stay at home mom for all you youngsters) just cant afford it.

    New workout clothes, preferably these pants

    Workout shoes

    A shopping spree to US wellness foods

    A years worth of free beef jerky (dreaming big here)

    A years worth of free wine (dreaming REALLY big)

    and a food processor

  23. I would love my husband to not deploy in the near future and hmmm…and gift cards galore to bed bath and beyond! I could buy that store out in minutes haha

  24. My parents are getting me a bigger food processor. I use this small one and it overhears and smokes every time I use it.

  25. Hi Juli….If you are going to splurge on a camera I bought a really nice one that is used from a camera store. The camera is refurbished and under warranty but I still saved a few hundred dollars…SCORE

    If you love new girl you need to start watching The Mindy Project. Its even funnier.

    I’m getting a waffle iron for Christmas from my parents and I can’t wait to use one of your recipes to create some Christmas morning deliciousness!

  26. Juli–

    Not really one to comment on blogs or any other internet source, but I have to make an exception here. I am TRULY grateful for your blog. I have been trying to convert my family to a paleo diet over the last 6 months. I have found it very challenging, as my eldest son has severe tree nut/peanut allergies and the jury is out on the allergy status of my baby. This eliminates soooo many websites/blogs/cookbooks from use, as almond flour seems to be ubiquitously used. I have tried all the substitution such as flax meal and coconut flour, to mixed results. I am so impressed by your recipes and am grateful for the nut-free option that is regularly offered. I can’t wait to see what you have come up with in your cookbook. Keep up the great work and know how appreciated it is! Thank you.

  27. A new food processor and waffle iron!!!!

    Both of mine died, and of course now I’m broke from buying all the Christmas present LOL

  28. I am just starting paleo so I would like to have practical paleo book and some others i have found on amazon.
    New Girl is totally AWESOME!!!!

    Have a great holiday!!!!

  29. You say you a leather jacket to be a sexier chica in 2012. There’s only, y’know, like a week left. It’s gonna be 2013, crazy crazy girl!

  30. I just ordered your cookbook, so merry Christmas to me! I wanted a Cuisinart (got it), dehydrator (got it), juicer (got it), and a mellow holiday (got it- I wore p.j.s all day!). Feeling truly blessed feels good!

  31. I want your book, but I want to be able to download it onto my iPad. I don’t buy paper books anymore, for several reasons, even though I love them. I also want a leather jacket, for the SAME reason! Trying to get out of workout clothes once in a while…not that there’s anything wrong with it, but when your kids don’t recognize you with “regular clothes” on you realize how little you wear them.

  32. I would love to have about an hour to myself after work to workout and lift after working a 10-hr desk job. Soon my kids will be old enough so that I don’t have to supervise every move and I can do my thing.

  33. I am looking into the possabilities of marketing edible kettlebells.dumbells, barbells, weights etc.

    Can you imagine….Hey I just squatted 4 bills, lets celebrate with a feast.

    It would create an entirely new way of advertising ‘Taster’ sessions to your clients.


  34. Do you use your gmail acct. (the one attached to PayPal)? If so let me know, I’m in the giving spirit! Not going to last long though

  35. I am so happy you mentioned The Urban Poser. I had never heard of her before and I instantly bookmarked it when I saw her cinnamon rolls AND sourdough bread recipe. You and she are my heroes!

  36. Wow, I looked at Health Bent from your blog. Just realized that couple lives in the same city as me and are both crossfit coaches for the gym I was thinking about moving too. Thanks!

  37. Hey Juli I just wanted to stop by and say you are awesome. I have been doing a lot of reading on the paleo lifestyle. I think you are one of the funniest bloggers out there and keep it up.

  38. I have to say i love you. You crack me up. I read your blog as a past time for fun. I know, creepy. Seriously. I read and laugh and want to make a bunch of the stuff you post but then realize a lot of it is more prep than I’m really willing to do. I like to cook but not kitchen projects. WTF – I’m just a stranger giving you a low-down on me, someone you will likely never meet. The point is – you have more followers than you know who get a giant kick out of your sense of humor. I imagine you talk like you write, which makes me want to meet you. Or just pay you to come cook for me, stock up my own fridge with delicious eats I’d never make for myself. What’d’ya think?


  39. OK, I have to curse you for just one second…I thought i was overwhelmed before, just browsing through all your delicious looking recipes….and now i have THOUSANDS more that NEED to be made. Ugh! 🙂

  40. OK, I’m a blog newbie. I don’t know how to subscribe to this flipping amAZing blog, so I figured I’d make a comment and that might get me on the list?

    You had me at Almond Flour Cinnamon Rolls. I just discovered almond flour waffles. HELL YES! Grain is not my friend, I’m all for indulging and living and loving it all, including my grain-intolerant body. I SO miss organic brown jasmine rice…and I’ve learned to love sashimi. With SakeOne (native Oregonians, both of us!) Moonstone Coconut Lemongrass chilled sake. Actually, that particular sake is good with EVERYTHING. I pay for it in my joints (alcohol in general) but c’est la vie.

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