I don’t know why I said alert. It’s not like this is an exciting recipe that I must alert you about. It’s a very simple, lazy recipe to eat along with your huge slab of meat. I don’t make side dishes enough, mostly because I don’t eat them. I’d rather just eat a huge steak and call it good. It’s not that I don’t like vegetables, I just like protein more.

So last week, I taught my first cooking class! Never thought I’d ever do that. During the day, I was getting nervous about it, but as soon as it came around, I wasn’t nervous whatsoever. Mostly because all I was doing was talking, and talking about food, so why would I feel uncomfortable? The class was for MBS CrossFit who is in the middle of doing their 28 day paleo challenge. It was pretty awesome because everyone brought a side dish to eat while they waited for my dish. Some of my favorite dishes included a lime infused sweet potato puree and the other was a peach habanero chicken salad. I couldn’t stop eating both.

So in conclusion, I want to do cooking classes more often. So fun.

I’m so obsessed with this song right now. Mostly because the video was filmed at Red Rocks which is where I grew up working out. I love that place. That’s definitely in my top 5 favorite places on Earth. It doesn’t come close to Lake Powell, though.

Did you see the sneak peek of my photo shoot for my cookbook on instagram the other day? I’m so excited for the cookbook! It doesn’t come out until April, but finishing up little touches like this makes me get so anxious.

And to person(s) that keep breaking into my car and throwing sh*t around, you’re not very nice. I would wish bad things upon you, but that would be mean, and I don’t want to be like you. So I hope good things upon you so in turn, you will stop beating the crap out of my car. Selfish reasons mostly.

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Side Dish Alert: Bacon Acorn Squash Patties

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  • Prep Time: 30 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 3-6 1x


  • 1 large acorn squash, cut in half, seeds removed
  • 46 strips bacon, diced
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons coconut flour
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Cut your squash in half and place your squash open side, face down on a baking sheet.
  3. Roast your squash for 25-30 minutes.
  4. Once your squash is soft when you poke its skin, remove it from the oven to cool.
  5. Then cook your bacon in a medium pan until cooked through, and place on a paper towel to soak up the excess fat.
  6. Reserve 2 tablespoons of bacon fat in your pan after your bacon in done cooking.
  7. Scoop out your acorn squash into a bowl and add your bacon, eggs, coconut flour, and salt and pepper. Mix thoroughly until eggs are broken up completely.
  8. Use a spoon to scoop out a large spoonful of mixture and add to your hot bacon fat pan.
  9. Cook each patty for 3-5 minutes then use a spatula to flip it over and press down and cook for another 3-5 minutes.
  10. You just want to create a crust on each side of the patty.
  11. Repeat.
  12. Serve with your favorite protein.
  13. Makes 4-8 patties.

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  1. Janelle says:

    I too found these mushy when fried. Baked for about 20 minutes at 350 after adding more coconut flour and they came out much better.

  2. Laura says:

    Ok- sooooo are we making these on a skillet/electric skillet? I tried and mine never crusted on either side..just flopped. Help me help me help me! I ended up just dumping it all into my skillet and making a breakfast “hash” of some sort..still amazing haha but I wanna make the cakes!

    1. juli says:

      just a regular pan on the stover top, no special electric skillet

  3. Tracy says:

    I have made the recipe for Thanksgiving this year. I really enjoyed the flavor and texture. What I didn’t like was standing at the stove and cooking the patties like pancakes. Have you ever put the mixture into a mini cupcake pan and baked it in the oven? Any thoughts? Thanks!