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11 Jan

Contest: Make a Primal Blueprint Recipe Video

cowI announced this contest last week to give you a little extra time to work on it. And I’m publishing it again today just in case you missed it in last week’s post.

Per annual tradition, once again it’s time to make some delicious Primal dishes.

The Prize:

US Wellness has long been a favorite meat spot for MDA readers. A few years ago they donated pemmican and the popular 5 gallon bucket of fat. The last several years they’ve gone whole hog. And by hog, I mean cow. And they’re doing it again this year. US Wellness has generously offered up a cow to the winners of this contest.

For those of you with raised eyebrow, they won’t actually be delivering a mooing, cud chewing, udder dangling live cow to your doorstep. But you will receive the delicious meat that once was that cow. And I’m not just talking about a bucket of chuck. The winners will receive sirloin, brisket, short ribs, back ribs, rib-eye steaks, T-bone steaks, NY strip steaks, Delmonico steaks, filets, bottom round roasts, center cut roasts, chuck, tongue, liver, heart, kidney, beef tallow, marrow bones, beef stock, and an oxtail. Heart and tongue not your thing? No worries. This year’s winners will get to choose exactly what they want as they’ll be receiving $1500 worth of US Wellness gift certificates they can use to order hundreds of pounds of their preferred bovine cuts – all grass fed, grass finished. Check out this Grass Fed Goodness video where you can watch your prize/meal grazing around in sweet Missouri pastures.

But winning won’t be easy. It’ll take work. And Primal food…

The Contest:

Create and upload a 15 second Primal recipe video to Instagram. Have you mastered the omelet? Are you an organ meat fiend? Maybe your salad is so mean, it can win a chili cookoff. If so, let the world in on your secrets. Grab your smartphone, and show us how to make something Primal. In previous years, we’ve asked you to upload and record your Primal recipes to YouTube, but this year, we’re adding a new twist! Creativity is key, because Instagram videos are limited to 15 seconds. Just make sure 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 a whole bunch of meat. For ideas on what you can do, check out these clever 15 second chefs:

Italian Meatballs

A video posted by Leslie Klenke 📘 Paleo Girl (@leslieklenke) on


Grilled Dry-Aged Ribeye

A video posted by @barnappetit on

The Contest Details:

Follow the following Instagram accounts: MarksDailyApple, PrimalKitchenFoods, and PrimalPublish.

Upload your video to Instagram with the title of your recipe, list of ingredients and instructions, followed by #15SecPrimal. Then finally, tag @MarksDailyApple in your post.

The Deadline: Sunday, January 24, midnight PST.

Who is Eligible:

This one is global, but keep in mind that the US Wellness gift certificates are not available to residents outside the U.S. In the event of a non-U.S. team winning, a prize of equal value will be given as substitute.

How A Winner Will Be Decided:

Select video submissions will be reviewed and posted toward the end of the Challenge. The Worker Bees and I will choose a list of finalists to be voted on by readers.

BONUS: Use code BROTH21 for 20% off all orders under 40 pounds in US Wellness’ Pre-made Broths & Gelatins category. Expires midnight CST on 1/31/2016

Fine Print:

  • MDA reserves the right to publish any videos submitted.
  • We ask that any videos submitted to this contest remain live on Instagram after the challenge for future visitors to Mark’s Daily Apple to enjoy.

That’s it! Have fun with this one and Grok on!

To track all the contests, visit the 2016 Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge Contest Page for daily updates.

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. YES! I’m gunning for that gift certificate. It’s going to be meat for days (or weeks, months, or the entire year, really).

    Arnold wrote on January 11th, 2016
  2. The examples are awesome. And I know just the recipe to submit!

    Tiffany wrote on January 11th, 2016
  3. Mmmmm…Italian meatballs. 😀

    Dave wrote on January 11th, 2016
  4. I’m gonna get prepping, cooking, and filming, because cutting down my grocery bill by $1,500 for QUALITY meat is some serious incentive. Thanks, Mark and team!

    Charlotte wrote on January 11th, 2016
  5. I could truly use that! single mom with two kids and two jobs trying to stay primal- the struggle is real! But worth it! $1,500 in meat would be an answered prayer. Time to start brain-storming!!

    Kaley wrote on January 11th, 2016
  6. Brussels with bacon and onions is one of my all time favorite things to cook btw! (even before going primal) YUM. I recommend everyone try that.

    Kaley wrote on January 11th, 2016
  7. Hmm what should it be? Superbiotic Potato Salad, Thai Mussles, Twice-cooked Pork, Moroccan Lamb Shanks, Shrimp Romesco, Chimichurri Steak Bites or Souvlaki Salad?

    Jack Lea Mason wrote on January 11th, 2016
    • All sound mouthwatering!!! 😀

      Daniel wrote on January 11th, 2016
    • Jack, you can come and cook at my house any time.

      Shary wrote on January 11th, 2016
  8. Argh. Instagram. Right now that is the name of a foreign land some where near the border of Twitter. Someday I will get there. I’m just getting back into using my computer on a regular basis. If the top 10 or so are posted on MDA at the end of contest I’ll be sure to watch. Good luck to all who enter and bon appetite.

    Jodi, a.k.a. celticswede wrote on January 12th, 2016
  9. Good luck to those that enter! Instagram is also a foreign thing to me , I have it as an app on chrome but cant upload as I am the last person on Earth that doesnt use a cellphone ha! I am one of thoes back to basic fools although I do use a computer.

    What a contest!

    Ellen wrote on January 17th, 2016
  10. Ahhh! I’m so excited about this contest and so grateful for the opportunity to join and hopefully fill our freezer up!! Thank you for holding this amazing challenge! Looking forward to seeing the chosen videos for voting on! Will they be voted on over here on your blog? Or on your Instagram?

    Karissa wrote on January 25th, 2016
  11. Sorry to spoil the fun, but I want to read a recipe. I want to see the list of ingredients!
    I do have a lot of experience cooking, so don’t need to see the how-to demonstration, but I can understand how inexperienced cooks could benefit from demonstrations. At least, post the printed recipe along with the video.

    Carrie wrote on February 5th, 2016

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