Ok ok I did it. I washed my hair. AND shaved my legs. I hated every second of it. Especially since it’s now freezing in Colorado. Shaving your legs + goosebumps, blows ass. It’s painful. It’s like constant razor burn throughout every swipe of the razor. But I’m trying, people. I’m trying!

Guess what I decided? This weekend is going to be good. Real good. You know why? Ok, so last night I went out shopping for a Halloween costume and found this awesome black sequin, open back dress. So it’s slutty, but not really because it goes down to my knees in length. I looked through a bunch of the Halloween costumes there, you know, the dirty nurse, dirty Hogwarts, dirty firewoman, but I can’t pull that stuff off. Nor do I want to. It’s freezing, and my ass barely fits into my spandex, let alone a dress that is suppose to cover only half my ass. Imagine how that outfit would look. I’ll help you out: not good.

But before I become a slightly skankified Audrey Hepburn, I’ll be attending an awesome fundraiser. My friend Clark who owns CrossFit South Denver will be hosting a Bears for Kids Charity Competition this Saturday October 27th from 12-4pm.  It’s a pretty cool fundraiser, especially since 100% of the proceeds will go to the Denver Children’s Home. And in an attempt to raise even more money for the kids, for every $10 received in donations, Clark and I will do one burpee. Once the total donations are totaled, we will compete to see who can finish the burpees first. So what I’m pretty much is saying, you should come, hang out, work out, and do burpees. Come on, you know you wanna.

Oh and remember how I said the dress went down to my knees. I lied. I just tried it on. My ass took control once again with this dress. It’s real short. Ugh.

Is it pathetic I get goosebumps every time I see the commercials for the last Twilight movie? Wait, don’t answer that.

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Crockpot Sweet Potato Basil Soup

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  • Yield: 3-4 1x


  • 2 sweet potatoes or yams, diced
  • 1/2 yellow onion, sliced
  • 1 (14oz) can of coconut milk
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Place all ingredients in the crockpot.
  2. Mix around.
  3. Cook for 3 hours on high.
  4. Use a hand blender, blender, or food processor and puree mixture until smooth. My 9 cup food processor fit it all just perfectly.
  5. Eat up! If you have leftover meat, add it to your soup…obviously.

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  1. Steph says:

    Am roasting the potatoes and doing this on stovetop, doubling recipe as summer is almost over and fall arrives quickly in central Ontario. Planning to toss in some garam masala – can’t wait for the taste test! Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. Amy says:

    BACON! Fry bacon, cut in pieces, put on top of soup. ERMERGERD!

    I chopped fresh basil and put it in at the end before I immersion blendered it (that’s a beautiful gadget, isn’t it?!). If you put it in and let it sit for the whole time, I think it would become icky.

    Also, I made this by cooking on low for about 9 hours (or however long I was at work).

  3. Casey says:

    Juli – stumbled upon your website in my constant effort to go/stay paleo. I love the recipes you post (and you’re nice on the eyes too)…but the whole post about not shaving your legs? Come on girl…

    Can’t wait to try this one out tonight!

  4. Lauren Miller says:

    I just made this! It was awesomely good! I used fresh basil… I mean, it was growing in my garden so why not? Right?

  5. Dan says:

    Mmm… made this last night. Delicious. Coconut milk was a nice touch.

  6. Monica says:

    This has been one of my all time favorite soups to make since coming across the recipe on your website. A couple years back I got a strep throat for the first time in my adult life and my ENT told me because it wasn’t the dangerous strain, he wasn’t giving me antibiotics (best dr ever!) It forced me to research natural antibiotics, which lead me to garlic soup. But I didn’t think I could handle eating straight garlic soup, so I took the essence of this recipe and adjusted it to add loads of garlic to the mix! Probably 3 heads total, but these days I buy the already peeled garlic and add the whole package. The best part is I haven’t had to take antibiotics since because I just make this soup with extra garlic when I first start to feel sick. Thank you for all your recipes, such delicious real food and simple and easy to make!

  7. Diana says:

    This is one of my all time favorite PaleOMG recipes. Anyone tried making in the Instant Pot?

  8. Jaime says:

    Color me shocked when I realized I’ve been making this recipe for 10 years! I’ve made it so many times that I have the recipe memorized and the print out that I do have it covered with kitchen stains. It is so incredibly simple to make, easy to dress up if you like, and a crowd favorite. Highly recommend.

    1. juli says:

      awwww that’s so amazing!! thanks for making it year after year!!