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June 14, 2011

10 Foods I Couldn’t Live Without

By Mark Sisson
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If you had to subsist on ten foods for the rest of your life, which ten would you choose? That was essentially the question posed to me by a reader email. In it, Jamie made an elaborate setup: having been chosen to man a mission to Mars in the near future, I have to program my Food Machine for the trip. The Food Machine is a wondrous piece of technology that can create any Earth-based food from scratch, but the catch is that it can only store ten “recipes” and the programming has to take place before we leave. Once I’m up in the shuttle, I can’t change my mind. I’ll have to live with these foods for ten years (and maybe longer – who knows how things will go down). More than simply survive, I’ll have to thrive on these foods. I’ll have to get all the essential vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, so I had better get it right.

It was hard to choose. Obviously, it’s just a thought experiment, but I really tried to balance flavor/pleasure and nutritional completeness. Sticking to Primal foods, this usually takes care of itself, but, well, it’s ten years.

1. Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon with Extra Thick Skin

To me, skin-on sockeye salmon gives you two foods in one. The flesh is great stuff, no doubt – flaky, delicate, delicious – but the skin is perfection. Crispy sockeye skin is like bacon of the sea, and yet people avoid it. I don’t understand why. I go crazy for the stuff. In fact, I’m never one to eat off of others’ plates, except when skin-on salmon is served. People eat around it, they scrape the meat off, they push it aside so it hangs off the plate, forgotten. But not by me. I will eat your salmon skin if you don’t appreciate it. So, yeah. Endless amounts of salmon skin bacon? Sure, I’ll brave the red planet for that.

Salmon takes care of selenium and omega-3s, and it gets me part of the way there for vitamin D. The skin is particularly fatty and nutrient-rich.

2. Bone-In Grass-Fed Cowboy Ribeye

Nothing can replace the basic human urge to eat the occasional massive slab of animal except actually eating a big massive slab of animal, and the bone handle that comes attached to the cowboy ribeye is perfect for low-gravity situations.

It’s a great source of quality animal fat (including a modest amount of omega-3s), protein, B-vitamins, and – because the “grass” the cow “fed” on “grew” in nutrient-dense soil – minerals.

3. Grass-Fed Butter

The rich golden goodness of butter is tough to beat, and I can slather it on just about anything. For the fatty acid profile (including CLA), vitamin A, vitamin K2, and omega-3s, grass-fed butter makes the cut. But let’s be honest. This is mostly about the taste: the creaminess, the richness and the mouth-feel that satisfies like nothing else.

4. Broccoli

I need my cruciferous fix, and broccoli is that fix. The absorbent tops do a decent job of soaking up meat juice, sauce, and butter.

5. Blackberries

A good blackberry is good. I mean, who doesn’t like biting into a plump one and feeling all those tiny bulbs explode, releasing their juices into your mouth. Because they’re so physically imposing compared to the other berries, I can eat blackberries one at a time and be totally satisfied, whereas with really good blueberries or raspberries I find myself shoveling them in.

Blackberries are good sources of soluble fiber (gut flora food), vitamin C, and deliciousness.

6. Pasture-Raised Eggs

It came down between grass-fed lamb liver (see Honorable Mentions below) and eggs, and eggs won out. Poached, fried, baked, scrambled, hard-boiled, and even raw at times, I love eggs just about any way they’re served. And hey, they pack a healthy dose of selenium, iodine, phosphorus, molybdenum, choline, lutein, vitamins A, B2, B5, B12, E, D and K. Add to this 5.5 grams of protein per egg and essential fatty acids, and you’ve got yourself a delicious and decadent powerhouse food.

7. Spinach

Spinach offers calcium and magnesium in spades, pairs well with meat of any kind, can be sauteed, steamed, thrown into soups, or eaten raw, and provides roughage when I’m into that sort of thing.

While there’s some concern over excessive consumption of oxalates in spinach leading to kidney stones, I won’t be eating it exclusively nor in massive quantities. I can’t say the same for the vegetarian dude who gets stuck with me as a crew member.

8. Okinawan Sweet Potatoes

I’ve really grown enamored of these purple beauties. Best of all, using the Food Machine means I won’t have to settle for those light lavender-ish “purple” yams I sometimes get at the Asian markets. Instead, I can make sure I get the deepest, purplest potatoes around.

Okinawan sweet potatoes take care of any blue-related antioxidant compounds I might be missing by skipping on blueberries.

9. Grass-Fed Greek Yogurt

I need something fermented, and I think I’d get sick of kimchi or sauerkraut after awhile, so Greek yogurt it is. But not just any regular old Greek yogurt, though Fage is a great brand. I’d program the Greek yogurt from Papa Cristos in Los Angeles, a Greek restaurant/grocer that makes their own Greek yogurt on the premises. Ironically, it’s a Bulgarian dude that actually makes the stuff, but in the Greek fashion. This is thick, rich yogurt with more tang (and therefore probiotics) than Fage.

Good Greek yogurt (not the 0% fat nonsense) is rich in healthy dairy fat. And, since this is my fantasy, this particular Greek yogurt would be made from A2 casein milk cattle raised by the Masai on fertile grassland, so I bet you’d get some vitamin K2 in there somehow.

10. Macadamia Nuts

I just ran the previous nine items through Cronometer, and I hit the RDAs with ease, so this one is pure pleasure. Macadamia nuts are perfectly nutritious – good source of monounsaturated fats, ultra low in polyunsaturated fats – but, as far as nutritional requirements go, they weren’t required. Besides, I can’t truly enjoy my Greek yogurt without macadamias and blackberries mixed in (seriously, try it; it’s insanely good).

Honorable Mentions

Grass-Fed Lamb Liver – While beef liver is often described as nature’s multivitamin, lamb liver is pretty similar nutritionally but with a milder flavor. I honestly enjoy beef liver. I just think I could eat lamb liver on a regular basis, and never feel like it was a chore. Lamb liver takes care of tons of micronutrients: folate, selenium, choline, vitamin A, copper, all B-vitamins. Really it was a toss up between liver and eggs for me, and eggs won out.

Cheese – I thought about swapping out the broccoli for really great cheese but couldn’t pull the trigger. But dang, would I miss it…

Bacon – The presence of sockeye salmon skin made this an easier choice that it would have been otherwise. Sorry, bacon.

Bone Broth – While many have tried looking into the specific nutrient composition of bone broth, there has never really been a definitive answer given. Regardless, the stuff is tasty, makes a nice warm drink for those cold Mars winters, and definitely contains something worthwhile. I’m not talking your standard variety six-hour bone broth, mind you. I’m talking three-day epic bone-disintegrating broth with Sally Fallon herself manning the stock pot while being presided over by the spirit of Weston A. Price. Broth that solidifies at room temperature. Broth that doubles as shoe-gel inserts. Broth that, though nutritious and satisfying, still didn’t break into the top ten.

Other Berries – I love all berries, usually equally, but blackberries got my vote today because I’ve been wolfing them down and they’ve been particularly good this season. Ask me in a couple weeks and I might say raspberries.

Cabernet Sauvignon – I wasn’t sure if I had to include this in the foods or if I could sneak it in with the water. If not, I might end up swapping out the nuts for the wine. Eh, since this is a thought experiment, I’ll just go ahead and think that the latter is true.

Of course, I could live without all of these foods. Oh, but how I would suffer. Fortunately, I won’t be headed to Mars anytime soon and I can enjoy the rich bounty of whole foods that are part of the Primal Blueprint eating strategy from my terrestrial station.

So, that’s me, but what about you? Which ten foods would you program into the Food Machine to be eaten exclusively for the rest of your life? How would you ensure that you both survive and thrive on a diet of only ten foods? Let us know in the comment section!

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Kevin
Kevin
5 years 11 months ago

What a great, fun post, Mark. You finally gave me a reason to try salmon. “Bacon of the sea.” Awesome.

Ika
5 years 11 months ago

YUMMY…I <3 salmon skin!

Stuart
Stuart
5 years 11 months ago

I admit that I’ve been a skin-peeler from my salmon fillets, but I’m gonna try it now. I just bake my salmon fillets, skin-side-down, in a puddle of olive or coconut oil (350 for 15-20 minutes depending on thickness) and the skin’s all floppy. So is there a way to cook it crispy like bacon?

Keith Snyder
Keith Snyder
5 years 11 months ago
Crispy salmon skin or other fish for that matter. Cast iron pan is the best but a saute pan will do. Start it on a lower heat with oil in the pan skin side down and just let it cook for several minutes. Yes it is easy to burn it but even with a bit of char it rocks. Marinating the fish before helps to coat it with oils essential to creating the crispy skin. I usually just let it cook all the way on the skin side then just flip it over for a minute or two at the… Read more »
Katy
Katy
5 years 11 months ago

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSrR0CsbGWs

Gordon Ramsay cooking crispy salmon:-)

The salmon recipe is just past the crab meat forked potatoes.

Jenna Felicity
9 months 27 days ago

Me too. In fact, I’d much rather eat the skin than the flesh!

Larry
Larry
5 years 11 months ago

were do you get Bone-In Grass-Fed Cowboy Ribeye

Nicky
Nicky
5 years 11 months ago

I would need kale and dark chocolate.

Harry
5 years 11 months ago

+1 I’d switch these out for the spinach and macadamias, not that those aren’t good too.

Jeff
Jeff
5 years 11 months ago

+1 on the Kale for me, I’d switch out broccoli for it. There are a few other finicky little switches I’d make as well to personalize it, but over all I’m very agreeable with that list of Mark’s.

Paleo Josh
5 years 11 months ago

I second the dark chocolate. Everything else is spot on! Bone in Ribeye! hhhhhhmmmmm

Tina
Tina
5 years 11 months ago

So with you there!

Von Allen
Von Allen
5 years 11 months ago

Absolutely!

Dave
Dave
5 years 11 months ago

1. Pastured Eggs
2. Wild Planet Sardines
3. Coconut (in all its forms)
4. Spinach
5. Blueberries
6. Grass Fed Steak
7. Broccoli
8. Pastured Chicken Livers
9. Grass Fed Butter
10. Lindt 85% Dark Chocolate

Dave
Dave
5 years 11 months ago

This would be the recipe for the chicken livers:

http://www.food.com/recipe/stolen-garlic-chicken-livers-110936

James
James
5 years 11 months ago

Dude, Lindt 90 or, if you please, 99. But I agree: Lindt indeed.

kerrybonnie
5 years 11 months ago

Yeah, Lindt 99% takes me to another planet (maybe Mars, maybe not)… Can hardly find it here on Earth though.

Kala Nui
Kala Nui
5 years 11 months ago
Dave
Dave
5 years 11 months ago

I haven’t been able to find either of those, but will give them a shot if I run across them. I like that the Lindt 85 doesn’t list soy lecithin as an ingredient (but mentions something about exposure to soy).

FoCo Girl
FoCo Girl
5 years 11 months ago

Make that chocolove dark chocolate with chilies and cherries.

peggy
peggy
5 years 11 months ago

I <3 this flavour of chocolove!!

Carrie
Carrie
5 years 11 months ago

YES!! Coconut stuff. I so get that one.

Localad
Localad
5 years 11 months ago

Your list is spot on Mark but I’d have to pull the butter in favour of basic raw Jersey double cream!
That way I could have the cream and also make the butter, cream cheese, hard cheese, the icecream, the creme caramel AND the yogurt.

Saving on the yogurt then gives me room to slip in that cabernet sauvignon!

Betty
Betty
5 years 11 months ago

๐Ÿ™‚ I like it!

Rich
Rich
5 years 11 months ago

I would love to know how you make butter, cream cheese, hard cheese, and yogurt from double cream. I know the butter 1 has been posted before, but maybe you do it a different way and the rest of the recipes would be awesome to know…

Brian
Brian
5 years 11 months ago

The Cab would be top two for me, right along with the 90% dark chocolate.

Chellie B
Chellie B
5 years 11 months ago

This is me, too. The rest of Mark’s list is totally doable for me for a 10 year stretch.

Tim
5 years 11 months ago

Mark,

I would have to have banana’s and apple’s and maybe another fruit or two. I am not a big fish eater, but a good filet mignon would work along with pizza (I could make it ten years with pizza being a staple I think)and I would have to have a red wine if allowed. I love the bacon and would also bring salted cashews (love em!)

Tim

Jason Fitzgerald
5 years 11 months ago

I’m glad salmon is #1 on this list and thanks for the idea of “salmon bacon!” That is a must try.

I’ll add one of my favorites: beets. Something about this deep purpley red vegetable is just incredible. No salt, no seasoning, just boil them and enjoy.

Beet Eater
Beet Eater
5 years 11 months ago

They’re also very good raw.

Ellis
Ellis
5 years 11 months ago

Jason, you’ve got to try roasted beets. Slather in Coconut oil, wrap in aluminum foil and pop into a 350 oven for about and hour… Heaven!

FoCo Girl
FoCo Girl
5 years 11 months ago

that sounds amazing!

bkindle
bkindle
5 years 11 months ago

oooh I’m with you!! LOVE beets. And Fennel, I’d really be sad without it.

Joseph
Joseph
5 years 11 months ago

I’d need the 90% chocolate as well. Also, onions!

Jake
Jake
5 years 11 months ago

I would have to second the 85% dark chocolate suggestion. It is great and one square completely satisfies me.

Gary Deagle
5 years 11 months ago

Grass fed ground beef, sweet potatoes, organic free range eggs, spinach, coconut butter, berries, wild salmon, sirloin steak, green apples, olive oil

Kishore
Kishore
5 years 11 months ago

Totally with you on the salmon skin!
I love my grass fed T-bone especially the part where I bite the last bits off the bone!

Jesse
Jesse
5 years 11 months ago

This is tough. I’m not sure what the macro/micro nutrient profile would be, but this is my top 10.

1. Organic Fresh Pressed Coconut Oil
2. Grass Fed Beef
3. Wild Alasakan Salmon
4. Tomatoes
5. Eggs
6. Wild Tuna
7. Sweet Potatoes
8. EVOO
9. Organic Salad Greens
10. Raspberries

jj
jj
5 years 11 months ago

Wild salmon.
Pastured chicken (I just plain like chicken better than beef, heresy, I know).
Eggs.
Artichokes.
Kale.
Real backyard tomatoes.
Fresh whole milk (to make cheese, yogurt & butter).
Raspberries.
Apricots.
Coffee.

Primal Toad
5 years 11 months ago

Mark…

I’ve already done a series of posts on this ๐Ÿ˜‰

I am down to 7 foods… the 6 food post is coming up at the end of June.

http://www.primaltoad.com/7-survival-foods/

My top 7 are…

1. King Crab
2. Chicken Eggs
3. Avocado
4. Onion
5. Beef Steak
6. Coconut
7. Broccoli

๐Ÿ™‚

Primal Toad
5 years 11 months ago

Automatically assume everything is wild and organic of course!

Nia
Nia
5 years 11 months ago

I totally thought of your blog when I read this, Primal Toad!

Peggy The Primal Parent
5 years 11 months ago

That’s a nice looking list that anybody would be happy with, but I’ve got a real fat tooth so I’ve made a few changes.

1. bacon
2. bacon fat to dip it in
3. pastured eggs
4. coconut oil to cook them in
5. pemmican
6. oysters
7. bone broth
8. the bone in grass fed cowboy rib sounds so good right now. That’s going on my list.
9. raw jersey double cream ice cream sounded amazing too, thanks to localad
10. merlot

I would be happy forever with that.

Primal Toad
5 years 11 months ago

Haha you are too awesome.

Susan Alexander
5 years 11 months ago
Mark – Great idea – its good to see other people’s faves. Glad to see spinach is on your list. It’s on mine as well. Here’s the easiest thing to do with it: VEGGIE SMOOTHIE: 5oz raw fresh spinach 1 can (4.5oz) tomatoes w/ liquid 1 tsp good olive oil Sea salt Makes a velvety smoothie, to drink or eat with a spoon. My fave thing to do is hold out the olive oil until after blending. Pour smoothie into cup or bowl and then drizzle the oil on top. It’s festive and decadent that way ๐Ÿ™‚ I LOVE berries… Read more »
Dave, RN
Dave, RN
5 years 11 months ago

Coconut milk!

Amy
Amy
5 years 11 months ago

1) coconut (for all coconut products)
2) avocado
3) grass-fed cow (can i ask for the whole damn cow?? that’ll give me meat, organs, and milk/cream … but that might be cheating on the question ๐Ÿ˜€ )
4) raw cacao (for all chocolate things)
5) eggs
6) wild alaskan salmon
7) El Yucateco habanero hot sauce
8) raw honey
9) sausage
10) bobas to make bubble tea. ๐Ÿ˜€ … or maybe i should put some vegetables or fruit on this list instead. hehe.

Kala Nui
Kala Nui
5 years 11 months ago

Honey, sausage, and boba. I guess space travel has you punting primal!

Hal
5 years 11 months ago

Mark, if you like Sockeye, you should try steelhead. I’ve never had any salmon that I consider superior to a steelhead fillet with a little olive oil, salt and pepper on top and grilled over coals. True paradise.

bobby
bobby
5 years 11 months ago

The best I can afford/available of:

1. Top loin beef steak
2. Chicken Eggs
3. Butter
4. Broccoli
5. Cauliflower
6. Tomatoes
7. Wild Sockey Salmon Skin On.
8. Coconut Oil
9. Olive Oil
10. Cucumbers

Lee
5 years 11 months ago

Wow you basically hit my list spot on except the sweet potatoes. And only because I haven’t tried those.

Maybe bacon instead of butter though. Can always use the bacon grease.

Anne
5 years 11 months ago

Will I be banned if I admit I’ve never, not once, tasted grass-fed butter? I’m bumping it to the top of my list, effective immediately.

I’m feeling a little smug about my backyard blackberry bushes at the moment. They’re ripening nicely…

My #11 would be the MDA primal energy bars. Yum!

Nutritionator
5 years 11 months ago

Once you do you’ll never go back! The flavor is amazing and the Omega 3 profile is so much better than grain fed butter. I eat it by the spoonful when I’m craving some good fat!

kerrybonnie
5 years 11 months ago

Yeah, I eat it a bit like cheese. The stuff we get here in Ireland (my namesake – hint, hint) is amazing.

Lanna
Lanna
5 years 11 months ago

I can only dream of grass fed butter

JC
JC
5 years 11 months ago

Love Kerrygold butter. Wish I could find the cheese

Chipin
Chipin
5 years 11 months ago

KerryGold’s Dubliner cheese FTW.

Ellis
Ellis
5 years 11 months ago

Anne, before you try to find grass-fed cow butter, give a try towards finding Meyenberg Farms goat butter. The smell alone can sustain you. It smells like vanilla creme, and tastes better than any cow butter possibly could. I buy it by the case and freeze it till I need it.

Katie
Katie
5 years 11 months ago

Cabot started selling 10% fat plain greek yogurt in the big tubs. Being from VT I’m sure the cows are pastured part of the year (ever had their butter?, it’s yellow and delicious!). The yogurt is the best, creamiest yogurt I’ve ever had.

Jules
5 years 11 months ago

Good to know- I’ve been seeing this stuff in Giant; the price is better than the other greek yogurts too!

Wendy
5 years 11 months ago

Thank you for the kind words! Cabot’s farm family owners (and I) appreciate your support!

Erin
Erin
5 years 11 months ago

Unfortunately, I do not believe Cabot cows are grass fed … they eat corn … also, unfortunately, no where on their products or website indicate they are organic,

Wendy
5 years 11 months ago

Cabot does not offer organic products. Most of Cabot farms are not organic and have chose to remain that way due to their size and the expense of becoming certified. However, all 1,200 of our farm families work together to maintain the highest standards and insure that our products, including the World’s Best Cheddar, is produced in a natural way. You can read about what our cows eat here, if you’d like! http://www.cabotcheese.coop/pages/your_health/askus.php

Adrian Betts
5 years 11 months ago
Remember in the old Popeye cartoons how the situation would always get really grim. Then Popeye would eat a can of spinach, which somehow went directly to his bicep, allowing him to punch out whatever was bothering him? I’m like that with diet-wild-cherry-pepsi. I know it’s not primal, or even remotely healthy. And I’m fairly sure it doesn’t actually make my biceps bulge. But I swear the little Popeye jingle plays whenever I take that first swig of the stuff, and I’m ready to go. So I’d have to put it on my list. Oh, and bacon, too. Otherwise, Mark’s… Read more »
Henriette
5 years 11 months ago

Tough one
1) eggs (patured and organic ofcourse
2) Butter or better yet double cream from jersey cows( pastured)= creme fraise, butter and cream in one ๐Ÿ™‚
3) Dark chocolate 75 % fairtrade
4) berries -wild blueberries slighly rated over raspberries.
5) Big juicy red steak
6)smoked wild salmon
7) summer cabbage
8) avocado
9) almonds
10) asparagus

Henriette
5 years 11 months ago

pastured!!!

Gina
Gina
5 years 11 months ago

1. Grassfed beef shanks
2. Organic broccoli (fresh)
3. Organic Eggs (XL because I like the yolk undercooked which is easier when they’re larger)
4. Grassfed ground beef (nothing beats the texture)
5. Peppers…all spicy varieties
6. Kimchi
7. Fish sauce (I can’t help it)
8. Pasture Butter
9. Mangos or pineapples
10. Organic chicken (so I can eat the skin)

mmaucsc
mmaucsc
5 years 11 months ago

Kombucha, raw cheese, red onions, seaweed, salmon!

YUM! This post made me so hungry.

Mna Na Mara
Mna Na Mara
5 years 11 months ago

1. Tesco finest 85 % chocolate
2. Tecso finest 72 % chocolate
3. Tesco finest 60% chocolate with orange
4. Tesco finest 60% chocolate with pepper
5. Tesco finest Swiss chocolate
6. Tesco finest Milk chocolate
7. Tesco finest White chocolate
8. Lindt 85%
errr…
9. Kit Kat
10. Mars bar
๐Ÿ˜›

Primal Palate
Primal Palate
5 years 11 months ago

LOL !

Sandy
Sandy
5 years 11 months ago

Awesome!

Jules
5 years 11 months ago

Bacon of the sea, eh? Sounds a lot better when ya put it that way!

My list is similar:
Ribeye
Unsalted Kerrygold
Bacon
Eggs
Strawberries
Bone Broth
Brussels Sprouts
Sweet potatoes
King salmon
Coconut!

Justin
Justin
5 years 11 months ago

Now I’m hungry:

Grass-Fed Beef Tenderloin
Heirloom Tomatoes
Arugula (Love this stuff)
Pasture-raised Duck’s eggs
Arctic Char with skin on
Apples (old heirloom varieties)
Pasture-raised raw Goat’s milk (can have the cream on the top sort of as yogurt)
Bison Jerky (for the odd snack;))
Dark Chocolate (at least 70%)
Blackberries

+ scotch, tea and water. See you on the red planet!

jaime
jaime
5 years 11 months ago

Loving this list; trade you the jerky and char for avocados and albacore

Captain Caveman
Captain Caveman
5 years 11 months ago
Here’s my list in no particualr order: 1. Wild Caught Salmon(I think we all agree on this one.) 2. Avacodoes(I eat one almost every day) 3. pastured eggs (I have a five eggs omelet almost every day) 4. grass fed lamb chops (Thanks to my Croatian father, lamb has been a staple of my diet my whole life) 5. bananas (my favorite fruit) 6. whey protein(Can’t believe no one mentioned this one) 7. a good green whole food supplement( Green Vibrance from Vibrant Health would be my pick) 8. grass fed bison new york strips(I prefer bison over beef) 9.… Read more »
Ben
Ben
5 years 11 months ago
I totally understand #10, but prefer the NorCal Margarita: http://robbwolf.com/2009/11/25/the-paleolithic-solution-episode-3/ And how can #6 & #7 be on your list of “Top Ten Foods You Couldn’t Live Without” – can they really be considered “Foods”? Why not just eat meat and vegetables? Meat is soooo delicious (regardless of source), why not eat the real thing? And bananas over berries? It’s your list, and therefore your call, but I beg to differ… I’d think yogurt+berries would be more delicious & nutritous than yogurt+bananas my list: 1) any wild fish (salmon, tuna, sardines, oysters, smelt, etc.) 2) spinach 3) eggs 4) bacon… Read more »
Abigail
Abigail
5 years 11 months ago

Ditto on the NorCal margarita. I do it Robb Wolf syle: about 5PM, before dinner, on an empty stomach. As he says, it ‘changes your head’ but then by the time bedtime rolls around it won’t interfere with sleep! Pure genius.

Desi
Desi
5 years 11 months ago

Ahhh Miller High life, the champagne of beers!

Shaun
Shaun
5 years 11 months ago

Bone-in Ribeye steak
Eggs
Greens- turnip, collard, spinach
tomatoes
bacon
coffee
butter
blueberries
shrimp
chicken thighs

Pam
Pam
5 years 11 months ago

What about sea salt?

Suzan
Suzan
5 years 11 months ago

All wild, grassfed, organic, pastured.

1. Beef
2. Asparagus
3. Berries
4. Eggs
5. Garlic
6. Coconut Oil
7. Salmon
8. Bacon
9, Mac Nuts
10. Garnet Yams

(Wish I could have included dairy, but I’m intolerant. If I weren’t, I’d definitely add the butter in there somehow.)

Sudenveri
Sudenveri
5 years 11 months ago
Hm, if we ever dined on salmon together, we’d be fighting it out over other people’s salmon skins. I adore the stuff. My own list: 1. Salmon (I actually tend to go for steelhead trout, but that’s an environmental/conservation concern.) 2. Grass-fed ribeye 3. Grass-fed lamb liver (I’ve been eating livers and kidneys for breakfast this week; awesome stuff!) 4. Tomatoes 5. Cherries (Note to self: please do not eat your weight in cherries this year like you did last year.) 6. Spinach 7. Broccoli 8. Bacon (I’m counting rendered fat as a package deal; I’m completely and utterly dairy… Read more »
Stephanie
5 years 11 months ago

1. Wild Salmon
2. Ntrate Free Bacon
3. Free Range Chicken
4. Grass Fed NY Strip
5. Blueberriess
6. Spinach
7. Eggs
8. Avocados
9. Coconut (milk & oil)
10. Broccoli

Wow it was hard to narrow it down to just 10 favorite foods!

Chris Sturdy
5 years 11 months ago

I just purchased a whole sockeye salmon yesterday…looking forward to cooking it in tinfoil on the BBQ!

Slowcooker
Slowcooker
5 years 11 months ago

That sounds like my weekly menu + quite a few other things. Glad to hear I am meeting all my nutritional requirements! But Mark, how could you leave bacon off the list??!!

Acadian
Acadian
5 years 11 months ago

I live in Maine so I will have to go with the following:
1. Venison
2. Moose and moose liver
3. Wild Blue berries
4. Lake trout
5. Lobster
6. Fiddle heads
7. Sun Chokes
8. Dandelion greens
9. North Atlantic salmon
10. Goat milk

Allie
Allie
5 years 11 months ago

1. BACON (I’d never tried baking it in the oven until recently–revolutionary.)
2. Eggs
3. Broccoli
4. Blueberries
5. Venison sausages
6. Apples
7. Spinach
8. Avocado
9. Almonds/Walnuts
10. CHOCOLATE.

September
September
5 years 11 months ago

1. grass-fed ground beef
2. almonds
3. pastured eggs
4. EVOO
5. wine
6. chocolate
7. coffee
8. um… more beef
9. ” ”
10. ” “

September
September
5 years 11 months ago

oh geez… what a nightmare mission that would be… I forgot my beloved hot sauce!

Nion
Nion
5 years 11 months ago

Salmnon is perpetually on sale, here in Vancouver.
Those Okinawan yams are called ‘Kumara’ in New Zealand and they’re a Maori staple food. They make great fries!
I was so happy when i found an Asian supermarket that stocks them! ๐Ÿ˜€

Lia
5 years 11 months ago

Is that what you call it, Okinawan sweet potato? We call it “camote” or sometimes, “Japanese potato” same thing. You can slice those real thin and fry them in coconut oil, very tasty! You can also bake them and slather coconut oil on top :).

Nion
Nion
5 years 11 months ago

I’m gonna try that…sounds delicious!

Patrick
5 years 11 months ago
Hmmm… In no particular order: 1) chard (swiss) 2) coconut milk 3) local, grass-fed beef steaks (any, just not minute steak) 4) local double-smoked bacon (how I love thee!) 5) red onions 6) broccoli 7) eggs 8) olives (I’ve become addicted to garlic-stuffed green olives) 9) blueberries 10) red peppers Okay, I’ve decided I can’t actually live with only 10. I need at least 15, having to add: mushrooms, cabernet-sauvignon, Mill St. Organic (beer), field greens, and… garlic, perhaps? Get rid of my bed? No problem. Reduce 800 books down to 75? Done. Eliminate a huge chunk of my wardrobe?… Read more »
Alyssa
Alyssa
5 years 11 months ago

lol @ the asparagus (:

Dan
5 years 11 months ago

Love the addiction to garlic stuffed green olives myself….the perfect side condiment to any meal.

Dave
Dave
5 years 11 months ago
1. Eggs: I eat them every day 2. Salmon: I’d eat it every day if I could afford to do so. 3. Grass-fed beef. I typically get it from a farm in Iowa that I found through Eat Wild. 4. Peanut Butter: I don’t think PB is technically primal but I eat it like it’s going extinct. 5. Sweet Potato: I still can’t believe something that tastes this freaking good is really healthy. Actually scratch that, this is true for most primal foods. 6. Spinach: I like Kale but not as much 7. Almonds: sometimes you feel like a nut.… Read more »
Abigail
Abigail
5 years 11 months ago

I couldn’t live without sweet potatoes either. I typically indulge in them once a week after sprinting. It’s like a big ol’ hunk of candy. Especially with pastured butter!

Meagan
5 years 11 months ago

I had both wild alaska sockeye salmon, baby spinach, and greek yogurt (Fage Total) for lunch – this is funny! I agree with all of your picks. I am surprised though that chocolate does not get an honorable mention? ๐Ÿ˜€

kerrybonnie
5 years 11 months ago

I like how blackberries are a good source of ‘deliciousness’ in your post today, Mark. Definitely an important nutrient for anyone living the good life. ๐Ÿ™‚

Primal Palate
Primal Palate
5 years 11 months ago

1. Trout, Bass and Oysters
2. Grassfed Meat of any kind
(Pork, Elk, Rabbit, Chicken, Goat, Lamb, Cow)
3. Grassfed Butter
4. Lard, Kidney fat
5. Raw Goats Milk
6. Eggs
7. Bone Broth and Bone Marrow
8. Organ Meats
9. Lettuce of any kind
10. Blueberries

(11. Celtic Sea Salt or Himalayan Salt and all fresh Herbs)

Jeanna
5 years 11 months ago

Bacon wouldn’t ever come off of my list. ๐Ÿ˜‰ BACON IS A KEEPER… But I really liked the rest of your selection. lol

Harry
5 years 11 months ago

I’m including red wine under medical supplies ๐Ÿ™‚

Stevemidd
Stevemidd
5 years 11 months ago

Nice choices there.

I think I’d have to programme bacon in there two or three times, just to be safe ๐Ÿ˜‰

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