‘Drive’ is officially the worst movie I have ever seen. Like, wtf. Laura and I rented it to have a girls night with our other roomie Steph, and thought that Ryan Gosling would be a wonderful choice to watch. Well, he was definitely attractive as usual, but holy sh*t….you keep waiting for something to happen in the movie…and after many MANY awkward silences, people start getting their heads blown off. Forks end up in eyeballs. And knives are used a lot on people’s bodies. It was just too much. No story line, just blood and guts. I can’t believe people actually got paid to say 4 words in that movie. I think I might have had nightmares. Pretty sure I did. Especially since my bed was wet when I woke up….kidding. I haven’t wet the bed since….college. Ew. That was gross of me.

Guess what’s coming up soon?! The CrossFit Open! I’m not crazy excited yet. I don’t usually get excited about competitions until the day of and since it’s 5 weeks long, it makes it a lil tough to get excited about. But I did get a lil more excited the other day when my friend Erica posted a video she recorded of me and then it was posted on the CrossFit Southwest Region facebook page. Her website her awesome, all about empowering women. Who wouldn’t love that! Women are great.

Wanna see the cutest thing on the entire planet? Check it. Weener dogs should rule the world.

So this recipe turned out delish, even the non paleo eating friends thought so! It’s pretty intense in the flavor department so you don’t need too much of it. A little goes a long way. And look what I did…I made another cooking video!! Sorry it’s long ways. Just getting used to a new camera. Really, I’m lucky it even recorded. Laura and I had no idea what we were doing with that mini camcorder. I only say ‘um’ and ‘so’ like 46 times in this video. Much better than the 47 times in the first video. GETTING BETTER EVERY TIME!

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Sundried Tomato Pesto Pasta

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  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4-5 1x



For the Pesto

  • 3 oz sundried tomatoes
  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 11.5 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup basil leaves
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

For the pasta

  • 3 zucchini, julienne cut or sliced into fettuccine noodles
  • 1 bundle of asparagus
  • 1lb chicken, diced
  • 1/3 cup chicken broth or water
  • 24 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried tarragon
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Place your sundried tomatoes in a bowl with 1-2 cups of water or until the sundried tomatoes are covered to soften.
  2. Now heat up a medium sized skillet under medium heat with 1-2 tablespoons olive oil and throw in your diced chicken to begin to cook down, tossing the chicken randomly to help cook on all sides.
  3. Add your basil, tarragon, and thyme to the chicken.
  4. Once your sundried tomatoes are soft, pull out your food processor, place sundried tomatoes along with your walnuts and puree. Then add the rest of the pesto ingredients and slowly pour in the olive oil in while it’s turned on so you can see how much olive oil you will really need. Add until you find your preferred consistency.
  5. Now heat up a large skillet under medium heat with 1-2 tablespoons olive oil and toss in your zucchini noodles and asparagus.
  6. Add your chicken broth or water to the noodles and asparagus to help cook the noodles down.
  7. After about 3-5 minutes, add your sundried tomato pesto to the zucchini noodles along with the chicken.
  8. Cover and let cook for 3-5 minutes.
  9. Serve with some leftover sundried tomatoes on top!
  10. Consume!!

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  1. Melody says:

    Oh my god. I love you. I’m usually really snooty about bloggers but you’re hilarious! Make mo’ food and videos!

  2. Eric says:

    Pasta looks good… But you clearly don’t have good taste in movies. I’m sorry Drive was not The Notebook… But the acting was phenomenal and it is one of the best original screenplays in decades.

  3. Jenn says:

    Made this last week for me and the boy and we both loved it! He said it’s probably the best thing I’ve cooked him so far. I used sundried tomatoes already in olive oil and only had to add 3/4 cup of oil to the pesto. Totally craving this again soon!

  4. Alicia says:

    So I just came across your blog today while looking for some Paleo recipes and WOW!!! I’m pretty sure I’m in love with you! I watched this recipe video and just love your personality and especially the dance segment! Too cute!!!! I also adore how your personality totally shines through the blog as well!! You’re so fun it’s inspiring! 😀 Trying a variation of this recipe tonight! 🙂

  5. Dunia says:

    Just out of curiosity, how many calories would you say are in that?! Looks delicious though. I’ve always wanted to try making zucchini pasta. I’m def cooking this for my bf and I this weekend!


    1. juli says:

      No clue!

  6. Jeannette says:

    love Ryan. hate Drive. i can’t even…

  7. Lindsey says:

    I know this was posted a while back and looks absolutely fantastic but I was curious as to whether or not you still have the tanks available?

    1. juli says:

      check out wodlove.com for my new shirts and apparel!

  8. Sally says:

    Is it possible to use sundries tomatoes that’s been soaking in oil? Like the ones that they sell in a jar in the grocery store?

    1. juli says:


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