Holy Hump Day batman. Our wheels are spinning with the book released and we are so thrilled to hear of people trying out and enjoying the recipes we’ve included. If you’ve already purchased your copy of the book, thank you so much! We’d be so appreciative if you’d head on over to Barnes & Noble or Amazon to share your thoughts. Thanks to some kind readers, we are aware that the Kindle edition is having some hiccups at the moment. We’re diligently working to resolve this ASAP! I will say that this process has been quite different–in a great way–with Scott in our lives. To say that our priorities changed pretty dramatically with the addition of him to our lives would be an understatement! Julie and I count our blessings each and every moment of the day for Scott and for the opportunity to share our passion with so many of you.

Speaking of passion, if you’ve followed any of our story, you know that I’m a pretty big fan of football tailgates (go Jackets!), my Big Green Egg and barbecue. In trying to come up with a new and fun recipe for a vinegar based sauce for one of our big games, I couldn’t help but notice that many of the ‘local’ sauces in the south make reference to North Carolina barbecue. Those Carolinians do know how to barb E some cue. However, given the recent dominance my Tech team had over the Tar Heels, I felt it only fitting to put together a sauce that exuded paleo comfort and a certain ‘ode to Yellow Jacket’ that a Georgia Tech fan would appreciate.

Yellow Jacket Sauce!


  • 1 tablespoon ghee (or butter)
  • 1/4 cup onion, minced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup yellow mustard
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 2 cups apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbs coconut aminos
  • 2 tsp mustard powder
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper


  1. In a medium saucepan, heat the ghee. Sauté the onions for 2-3 minutes until translucent. Add in the garlic and sauté until fragrant.
  2. Add remaining ingredients, stirring to combine.
  3. Bring to quick boil then reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes.
  4. Allow sauce to cool and then puree in a blender to liquefy.
  5. Serve over pulled pork or any meat of your choosing.


The Hokies of Va. Tech will set foot on Grant Field tomorrow evening at 7:30 for what I hope is a complete beat down. It would seem fitting to roast up a turkey or two in preparing for this game…but I just don’t have that kind of time this week.



Besides, this is a Quick and Easy party. The full menu will be up for all to see Thursday morning. You’ll love this sauce and I hope that it adorns the tailgate of many Georgia Tech fans to follow tomorrow’s game down on the flats.

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