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5 Aug

Contest: Primal Blueprint Recipe Video

The Prize:

If you’ve read my posts on beef jerky and dried fruit, you know that they are tasty and Primal, but tricky to make unless you have the right tools. Enter the food dehydrator. While some Primal folks actually use a car hood as a food dehydrator, I’m giving away this food dehydrator to make the process easier. Today’s prize donor is Excalibur. If you’re interested at all in food dehydration, take a look at their zappy video. And If you end up making a habit of drying your foods, these things will save you all the money you’d waste leaving your oven on for days at a time.

Food dehydrating is plenty of fun, but it’s twice as much fun if you’re dehydrating your foods while wearing Vibrams. That’s right, I’m giving away another pair of Vibram Fivefingers. If you win, you can hike in them, dehydrate food in them, or even get married in them. The winner will receive a choice of any of Vibram’s four designs of Fivefingers.

And because I can, I’m giving out a full line-up of Primal Nutrition products for this contest as well. The book, the shirt, the Vital Omegas, the Responsibly Slim, and the year’s worth of Damage Control Master Formula (12 canisters). If you’re planning on winning, you may want to clear some cabinet space.

To recap, the winner will receive:

The Contest:

Finished yesterday’s workout video already? Now get to the kitchen…

Create and upload a Primal recipe video to YouTube. Whether you film your meat carving or salad prepping skills the recipe and how you present it is up to you. I’ll leave it wide open. The only requirement is that your video relates in some way to the Primal Blueprint eating plan. Show the world (how to prepare) your best Primal dish and you could be the winner of the complete Primal package listed above.

Upload your video to YouTube and then email me the link. I’ll publish select videos on Mark’s Daily Apple at the end of the month.

The video needs to be an original video made for the purposes of this contest. Please title the video “Primal Blueprint Recipe:” followed by your own sub-title.

(If you are wondering about how long the video should be click here.)


This is a video I filmed a while back of my 2 minute salad.


From the United States to the United Kingdom and from New Zealand to New Delhi everyone is eligible.

The Contest End Time:

August 26, midnight. You have 3 weeks to submit your YouTube link, so get out there and film a Primal Recipe video!

How the Winner Will Be Determined:

  • If only one person makes a submission that person wins by default.
  • If only a few people make submissions they will each be included in a poll where readers will pick the winner.
  • If we receive numerous entries I will choose my top picks, include them in a poll and let readers choose the winner.
  • I also reserve the right to make an executive decision at any time or use the random drawing method to choose a winner.

To track all the contests visit The Primal Blueprint Health Challenge Contest Page for daily updates.

Visit The Primal Blueprint Health Challenge for challenge details.

You want comments? We got comments:

Imagine you’re George Clooney. Take a moment to admire your grooming and wit. Okay, now imagine someone walks up to you and asks, “What’s your name?” You say, “I’m George Clooney.” Or maybe you say, “I’m the Clooninator!” You don’t say “I’m George of George Clooney Sells Movies Blog” and you certainly don’t say, “I’m Clooney Weight Loss Plan”. So while spam is technically meat, it ain’t anywhere near Primal. Please nickname yourself something your friends would call you.

  1. Nice… I gotta get my wife to do this one!

    Christian Chun wrote on August 5th, 2009
  2. was thinking the same thing…this is right up her alley!

    SullynNH wrote on August 5th, 2009
  3. Mark–That dressing container is great! Do you know who makes that?

    SullynNH wrote on August 5th, 2009
  4. OMG I HAVE TO DO THIS. I have a ton of primal recipes on my blog, but no videos… hmmm.

    I dont have any video editing software either!

    Must. Find. A. way.

    Tara tootie wrote on August 5th, 2009
    • not that it is that great, but XP and newer OS has video creator software you can use called Windows Movie Maker…

      SullynNH wrote on August 5th, 2009
    • I’d love to see a recipe video from you, Tara tootie. There’s bound to be some free video editing software out there somewhere on the interwebs…


      Mark Sisson wrote on August 5th, 2009
  5. Is Vimeo okay? Instead of youtube? Is that that’s what you’re using Mark.

    fritchbeetle wrote on August 5th, 2009
    • Vimeo is fine, fritchbeetle.

      Mark Sisson wrote on August 5th, 2009
      • if a flickr video also ok?

        FlyNavyWife wrote on August 5th, 2009
        • As long as it is embeddable on this site any video serving site will do.

          Mark Sisson wrote on August 5th, 2009
  6. Anyone else get flashbacks to Bob Barker and the Showcase Showdown reading this?

    Mark wrote on August 5th, 2009
  7. Mark, LMAO, YES!

    As far as the recipes, I’m making dessert!

    Licarrit wrote on August 5th, 2009
  8. Wow! So many of my recipes (if not all) are Primal, and I’ve been looking for an excuse to make a video. On top of that, I have been saving up for an Excalibur dehydrator. This contest was designed for me!

    Emily from Healthy Eating, Naturally

    Emily wrote on August 5th, 2009
    • Can’t wait to see your video, Emily!

      Mark Sisson wrote on August 5th, 2009
  9. Ooh I’m excited about this one… what to make, what to make?

    FlyNavyWife wrote on August 5th, 2009
    • how about a cook-off between you, Sassafrass & TaraTootie??

      Peggy wrote on August 5th, 2009
      • primal Iron Chef…

        Peggy wrote on August 5th, 2009
  10. Mark, wow. These prizes are amazing. Must spread the word! This one will for sure be a snap. Cooking? No prob! (or lack there of! muahahhhhahah) Grok on!

    Daniel Merk wrote on August 5th, 2009
  11. Mark, if I understand well the rules, continental Europe is out of these contests. Am I wright?

    Murat wrote on August 5th, 2009
    • Eligibility terms are listed in each contest blog post. For this contest there are no restrictions. Anyone can enter a video no matter where you live.

      Mark Sisson wrote on August 5th, 2009
  12. yum !

    primalmom wrote on August 5th, 2009
  13. Looking forward to the variety of recipes to keep the primal ball rolling!

    Anngregs wrote on August 5th, 2009
  14. I really want to join in for this one! My husband and I shoot lots of videos for my blog BUT I just had a baby and things have been on hold!
    I’m gonna do my best to see if I can’t get some video time in!

    Dani wrote on August 6th, 2009
  15. Quick question – does the recipe have to be an original OR can it be one of yours?

    Dani wrote on August 6th, 2009
  16. Ok, I know I cut this SUPER close (didn’t know how to film for youtube without a camcorder) but here is my entry:

    Primal Blueprint Recipe: Beef with Prunes

    It’s saying “video not yet processed” because I JUST uploaded it but it should be working in a minute!

    Rachel wrote on August 26th, 2009

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