I admit it. I have a bit of a girl crush on PaleOMG, blogger Juli Bauer. She is that girl you just want to hang out with because not only is she creative and quirky, she is also athletic, a great cook and not afraid to drop the F bomb at any given moment. Her engaging blog has definitely inspired me to pursue my own! She expanded from mainly Paleo recipes into celebrating many other topics about which she is passionate. And, you know I love that!
In addition to her booming blog, a fun social media presence, and a brand new podcast, Juli also has three cookbooks under her belt. And, I happily own all three! One of her recipes, Buffalo Chicken Casserole, was a lifesaver when I was eating Paleo and has become a staple in my house. (On and off, I will eat Paleo throughout the year. We can talk about that another time!) This recipe, along with many other delicious dishes, can be found in her latest cookbook, Juli Bauer’s Paleo Cookbook. I made it last weekend and my husband said it should stay in rotation. Always a good sign! Fair warning, the buffalo sauce does make it pretty spicy. If you are sensitive to spice, I recommend starting with a half cup the first time you make it and then adding additional hot sauce in your single serving. I have found that 3/4 cup of hot sauce is the right temperature for yours truly. I served this dish with some sprigs of cilantro and a drizzle of Greek Yogurt Dill Ranch Dressing. Delicious!
Here is the ingredient list as shown on Juli’s PaleOMG website:
1 medium spaghetti squash (about 21⁄2 pounds)
4 tablespoons butter, ghee, or coconut oil, divided
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 medium carrot, diced
2 stalks celery, diced
1⁄2 medium yellow onion, minced
1 small red bell pepper, diced
1 pound ground chicken
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon fine sea salt
1⁄4 teaspoon black pepper
1 cup hot sauce
1⁄4 cup Super Simple Mayonnaise (page 274 in Juli’s book) or store bought mayo
3 large eggs, whisked chopped scallions, for garnish
sliced avocado, for garnish
Click here to get the instructions for this recipe from Juli’s blog!
I tried to take some photos for you off my iPhone. This dish is not very photogenic so I didn’t bother with trying in vain to use my professional camera. The photos are crappy, but all you need to know is it tastes better than it looks! Juli’s photos in the cookbook and on the link back to this recipe on her blog are absolutely gorgeous, however. The photography work was another reason I bought the book.
Let me know if you give this recipe a try! And, more importantly,check out PaleOMG! Even if you don’t eat Paleo, you will make a new friend out of Juli Bauer!