When I went to San Antonio to visit my wonderful friend Cassy from Fed and Fit, we ate at this restaurant that had these pulled pork deviled eggs to start that were awesome. I instantly grabbed my phone, went to the notes section and wrote down that I wanted to make pulled pork deviled eggs when I was back to town. And that’s exactly what I did. I get the question all the time, people wondering where my recipe inspiration comes from and here’s your answer. It comes from everywhere. This time around, it came from a wonderful night out with a wonderful person!

You guys. I recently got acrylic nails to test out as my wedding nails and I loooooove them. Since we will be in Jamaica in humidity and sand and sun and water and rain, I didn’t want to have normal nail polish or gel nail polish because I knew it would chip right away. So I went the acrylic route which made me feel like I was getting ready for my junior prom again. I haven’t had those sort of nails is sooooo long. The only problem is that they are just a tad too long that they dig into my hands when I’m gripping a barbell. Which makes for an even more uncomfortable workout. Sacrifices, man, sacrifices.

Have you started following me on Snapchat yet? It’s truly the best invention. For so long, I thought it was dumb and only for sending naked ween pics to people. But now that I’m on it and don’t have to listen to people complain about something I post, I absolutely love it! Plus, no ween pics. People just aren’t as happy in 2016 as they were in 2015. I don’t know if you’ve experienced that or not, I’ve just had all sorts of negative comments lately. People attacking me, hating on a recipe, commenting about my body. It’s just made for a frustrating start to the year. Especially after losing two friends within 2 weeks of each other. It’s just a reminder that you truly never know what someone is going through. We all get angry or depressed or upset, but remember that other people are going through something as well. And you may not know the full story. So before you jump on someone’s instagram or leave a review somewhere or make fun of someone, remember that you don’t know what is happening in that person’s life. You don’t know the back story. So be kind, be encouraging, and be thankful that you even have your life still to live. This world has enough hate already in it, no need for us to create more of it.

Sorry for the deep talk, but some of you have been with me for the past 5+ years now and as you know, this is what I do from time to time. It’s my therapy session. You’ll be paid for your time in the form of recipes. Cool? Cool.

PaleOMG Pulled Pork Deviled Eggs

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Pulled Pork Deviled Eggs

  • Yield: 12 deviled eggs 1x



For the crispy pork

For the pickled onions

  • 1 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons himalayan sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon black peppercorns
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano

For the deviled eggs

  • 6 eggs
  • 1/31/2 cup Primal Kitchen Chipotle Lime Mayo (I found mine at Whole Foods)
  • ⅛ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt (depending how salty the mayo is)
  • pinch of black pepper


  1. Make pulled pork in the crockpot. You won’t need much of it, so feel free to just save a little bit of it for this recipe.
  2. Make the pickled onions: place all ingredients in a jar, shake well, and let sit at room temperature for at least 1 hour. I do this a day ahead of time and store in my refrigerator. These will keep for up to 2 weeks.
  3. Make boiled eggs, the Ina Garten way: Place the eggs in a saucepan and add enough cold water to cover. Bring the water to a boil and immediately turn off the heat. Let the eggs sit in the pan for 15 minutes. Remove the eggs to a bowl and allow to rest for at least 2 minutes. When the eggs are cool enough to handle, crack the eggs on each side and then roll them back and forth with your hand, breaking up the shell. Remove and discard the shell.
  4. Now the make the deviled eggs: cut the eggs in half lengthwise, remove the yolks and place in a bowl and smash with a fork. Add in mayo and mix well until mixture is smooth. Then add paprika, salt and black pepper and mix once more.
  5. Place yolk mixture into a plastic bag, cut off a corner and then pipe into each egg white half. Next, place a small saute pan over medium heat, add 2 tablespoons of ghee then once hot, add shredded pork to the pan and let cook for about 2 minutes, until crispy, then flip to the other side and let cook once again until crispy.
  6. Chop pickled onions into small pieces then top each deviled egg half with crispy pulled pork and a bit of pickled onion.

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  1. lacey wirt says:


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  2. Briana Lee says:

    Just laughed out loud in my you-could-hear-a-pin-drop quiet office over the term ‘ween pics.’ You are the best, Julie! I have been following you for a couple years now and you are so funny and inspiring. Don’t let the haters get you down!

    1. juli says:

      lol gotta love ween pics

  3. Silas says:

    I haven’t tried any of your recipes yet, but your blog is kind of totally awesome. Thank you for sharing your stream of conscious nest with the world. My girlfriend and I are loving it. Seriously, thank you.

    1. juli says:

      thank YOU for the kind words!!

  4. Erin says:

    I’d love to know which restaurant you visited in San Antonio. We’re in Texas and make it to SA often. Thanks for all of your great recipes! I own two of your cookbooks and love them!

    1. juli says:

      Whiskey Cake! and thanks for the support with the cookbooks, hope you’re loving all the recipes from them!

  5. Sherry says:

    Girl! Don’t lose sleep over the haters! I’m not sure why these days people feel the need to be so critical – is it all the entitlement folks think they deserve?!? Or do they just not have anything bigger to worry about?!? I’m new to your blog and really enjoy reading it every day. And I live right here in the best city in America – DENVER! Keep your head up Juli!

    1. juli says:

      YAY DENVER!! best place ever…along with Austin and Portland! thanks for being awesome!

  6. Elizabeth says:

    Julie – you’ve inspired me through your posts and instagram to have a positive 2016. I’m so over women competing with each other instead of being encouraging and excited for one another so I’ve been doing my very best to keep it positive with friends, coworkers and even women I don’t know! I know it makes my day when someone compliments me when I’m out and I’ve been positively encouraging those women making healthy choices for them! I totally agree with you when you say – find your happy and healthy, whatever it is. Thank you for your kind words!!

    1. juli says:

      complimenting other women is seriously the best! it honestly feels better making someone else’s day than getting compliments yourself. so glad i could help in some small way. i’ll keep the positive 2016 going!!

  7. Catherine says:

    Thank you for all of your funny, inspirational and delicious posts! I love reading your blog posts, your cookbook is one of my favorites, and although I rarely shop I swear I have bought about 10 things because you posted about them somewhere over the past few months! You’re an inspiration and have such a great way or sharing your life, I think we all want to be your best friend. I keep telling more and more people to buy your book and follow you, because I can’t imagine who would love you. I never understand why some people need to be negative. It drives me absolutely crazy. As you said you never know what others have been through and the lack of common decency and respect is astounding sometimes. Anyways…… thank you for all of your recipes and inspiration. Oh and we had your spicy sweet potatoes tonight because we have them ALL THE TIME and they are amazing!

  8. Real Food with Dana says:

    Holy f*ck I need these in my life. And in my mouth. I honestly don’t understand why people take the time to write negative comments and stuff. Seriously, keep that sh*t to yourself. You’re only making yourself AND other people more negative by doing it! Just because you can hide behind a computer (or phone) screen doesn’t mean you can just be a d*ck to whoever you want. Common courtesy people, come on. I’m cursing a lot this comment, yeesh. Anyway, you are kicking ass and literally the only thing I can think of right now is “Don’t let the haters stop you from doing yo thang!” (from mean girls). That always makes me smile 🙂

  9. Anne says:

    We never truly can be in perfect “osmosis” with a blogger, like, I’m not that much into the girly talks of acrylic nails and sports bra that show your abs when exercising, for example, and sometimes some comments you make are not enough on the feminism side of things for my taste BUT, that being said, I come back because I think you work very hard on your blog and it shows. And you have a personality that gives true colors to your space, we can NOT say the same thing about these healthy living-boring blogs out there. So kuddos to you girl!

  10. Debbie Cook says:

    I am beginning my paleo journey, and your cookbook, blog, and Instagram have become beacons of shining light – truly. So, although haters gonna hate, there are many, many more of us out there reading, cooking and being inspired. Thank you. I now have to go find Royal Burger next time I’m down in Denver (I live by Loveland) and have also tried Root Down at DIA. I especially love it when you give us great choices on eating out.

    1. juli says:

      awwww thanks so much, debbie!!