Holy balls. I can barely walk today. I did pistols the other day. No I didn’t shoot things, I did one legged squats. Guns kinda scare me. But seriously, if you want your ass to feel like someone literally took a slab of muscle out of your donk, used a tenderizer on it, then put it back in your body…do pistols. That doesn’t sound fun? Well, if my ass hurts this bad (especially considering it’s size), there has to be some kind of muscle gains from this movement, right? My hopes are that my butt is going to look like gold starting tomorrow. I’m going to look in the mirror and it’s just going to bounce back at me. That didn’t make sense. But you know what I mean. Probably not.

As I’ve become more and more into CrossFit over this year and a half, I’ve noticed I look at guys butts more often. I used to never notice that sh*t. Nor did I notice the size of their calves. Now I always look at both. I feel like a guy. But butt size and calf size often say a lot about a man’s workout routine. In turn, it says a lot of their personality. You see, I hang around some pretty good looking guys, with great calves AND butts, so I’m often judgmental with other guys I meet. Do I sound like a b*tch? Totally do. But that’s besides the point. I just like a great butt, ok?

Speaking of beef cakes, I love meatloaf. So it was about time to make a new meatloaf recipe. Meat in loaf form just makes more sense. And seems to be more fun to eat. It really makes no sense but it does in my mind. But you all have seen what my mind is capable of. I just love ground meat. I plan on making a new chili recipe every day next week. I’m gonna have a balls ton of food at my house. You excited? Me too. Wanna come over and have a dinner date?? See you soon.

By the way, I’m sitting on a lacrosse ball at a coffee shop right now. Inappropriate? Maybe to some. To me it means some newly flexibly hamstrings so I can walk again. K bye.

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Paleo Southwest Meatloaf

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  • 1.5 lbs ground beef
  • 1 egg, whisked
  • 3/4 cup almond flour
  • 1 green pepper, chopped
  • 1 red pepper, chopped
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 tablespoons hot sauce (I used Cholula)
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon fat (I used olive oil)


  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Heat a large skillet under medium-high heat, add fat and minced garlic to the oil. Once the garlic has become fragrant, add your green pepper, red pepper, and onions.
  3. Cook until onions are translucent then remove from heat.
  4. Add your meat, egg, almond flour, spices, hot sauce, and cooked veggies to a large bowl. Mix together.
  5. Place meat mixture in two bread loaf pans (at least they’re useful for something) and pat down.
  6. Cook for 30-35 minutes.
  7. Top with guac!! Consume

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  1. Cris says:

    Omg meant almond flour!! What is wrong with me…did i just have a stroke?
    PS- i am OBSESSED with the creamy couloflower soup. Oh! Will be making the delicata squash soup tonight…

  2. Kelli H (Made in Sonoma) says:

    I’ve made this three times now! I’ve used ground turkey, beef, and bison — all are delicious. I usually only use 1# meat, cut the almond flour to 1/2 cup, leave the rest the same and bake it for 40-50 minutes in 1 loaf. It’s SUCH a keeper.

  3. Jessica says:

    Holy crap this was amazing. I did 1 lb turkey and the last half ground beef and just put everything together in one pan and cooked for about 45 mins and it was BOMB

  4. Renee says:

    Can you use wheat flour in place of the almond flour? Also, is this very spicy? My 6 year old doesn’t like too spicy so I’m thinking I could leave out the hot sauce?

    1. juli says:

      no clue, i don’t use wheat flour

  5. Heather says:

    Loved this recipe!! I had a pregnancy craving for meatloaf but I needed it to be Paleo. Swapped out the almond flour for cassava flour and it held up great. Topped with extra hot sauce and guacamole. I imagine it would be really good with some coconut milk “sour cream” to round out the Southwest flavors. Also, for anyone wondering, Walmart sells disposable medium-size loaf pans that are the PERFECT size for under $1. Made for easy cleanup!

    1. juli says:

      so glad you liked this recipe Heather!