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23 Aug

Aromatic Vegetables with Savory Flank Steak

flankwithvegZucchini, eggplant, onions and bell peppers are in the summer spotlight at the farmers’ market. With so many of these vegetables available, we are always looking for new ways to use them.

The following recipe adapts the traditional ratatouille, and instead of tomatoes includes a delicious marinated flank steak. It’s a pleasant shift from the usual salad or plate of steamed broccoli to go with your dinnertime filet of salmon or other meat. The zucchini and eggplant comes out of the skillet slightly wilted but chunky, its flavors and herbs full of the marinade and juices from the beef.

22 Aug

Moroccan Chicken Casserole

moroccan chickenWe all know the saying: variety is the spice of life.

Everyone craves variety on some level, especially when it comes to what we’re eating. What is the easiest way to add variety to your meals? Turn that phrase around and you’ll have the answer: Spice is the variety of life in the kitchen.

Take a look at your spice rack. Salt, pepper, maybe some dried oregano. How about paprika and cinnamon? What about cumin, turmeric, or coriander? These aromatic seasonings can enhance anything you’re cooking. If you’re overwhelmed by all the options in the spice aisle, consider using a spice blend such as curry powder, Cajun rub or Chinese five spice. A tablespoon or less sprinkled over meat before you cook it will add a whole new dimension of flavor. If you’re feeling adventurous, buy a bunch of different spices and play around with combinations.

20 Aug

Contest Poll: Primal Quotable Quips

This poll only lasts until 3 pm PST, so place your vote now!

Vote for your favorite Primal Quotable Quip

  • My ancestors didn’t claw their way to the top of the food chain so I could eat Twinkies (25%, 144 Votes)
  • You are what you eat, and I’m an animal. (18%, 104 Votes)
  • Primal living, because 1 billion overweight people in the world CAN be wrong (17%, 100 Votes)
  • Primal Blueprint – Think outside the bun (17%, 100 Votes)
  • Ribeye is the new ricecake! (6%, 35 Votes)
  • The Primal Blueprint - Embrace simplicity (6%, 33 Votes)
  • Be a 100% free-range, organic, and wild animal. Go Primal. (5%, 29 Votes)
  • Man didn’t evolve legs to press a gas pedal. (3%, 18 Votes)
  • Rx: eat; lift; move; play; sleep Frequency: daily Refills: unlimited Signed: Dr. Grok (2%, 12 Votes)
  • Don’t just talk the talk. Walk with Grok! Go Primal (1%, 11 Votes)

Total Voters: 584

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17 Aug

Contest Results: Primal Breakfast Pics

TamaraBHall 2Last week I asked you to send in pics of your Primal breakfasts. Nearly 100 fantastic photos flooded my inbox. I’ve included them all below. (Click on the thumbnails for full size versions.)

These photos stand to represent the variety of breakfasts on the Primal eating plan and how delicious Primal foods are. I know many people find the breakfast to be the most difficult meal to figure out when making the transition to the Primal lifestyle. Many of us grew up on Frosted Flakes, Pop Tarts, English muffins, waffles, pancakes and toaster strudels as early morning staples. As you can see, it doesn’t have to be that way.

Revisit this page from time to time for Primal breakfast ideas, and point skeptical friends and family to this page to see their mouths water.

I’ve randomly selected a winning photo. The lucky MDA reader that submitted the photo has just won 5 gallons of fat from U.S. Wellness. Yes, you read that right. 5 gallons of fat – beef tallow to be precise. And the lucky winner is…

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