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25 Sep

Contest Poll: 2012 Primal Blueprint Recipe Videos

It’s time for you to decide another winner! At the start of this 21-Day Challenge I put out a call for Primal Blueprint Recipe Videos. MDA readers got right to work. As a result, YouTube has never seen better looking food.

As you might imagine, my crew and I had a tough time narrowing the field. We lost nights of sleep, shed many tears and cursed our duty of having to eliminate so many great videos from the running. And in the end we held a blind vote. To everyone that didn’t make the cut, many thanks from myself and (yes, I’ll take the liberty) the MDA community for your contributions.

Before the vote, a recap of what’s at stake:

The Prize:

A Primal/paleo Cookbook Library including The Primal Blueprint Cookbook, Primal Blueprint Quick & Easy Meals, Make it Paleo, Practical Paleo, Paleo Comfort Foods, Eat Well Feel GoodThe Garden of Eating, Everyday Paleo, Everyday Paleo Family Cookbook, Well Fed and Paleo Pals: Jimmy and the Carrot Rocket Ship.

Tropical Traditions Coconut Package – 1 gallon of Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil, a 2.2 lb bag of Organic Coconut Flour, a copy of their Virgin Coconut Oil book, AND a $100 gift certificate to buy anything you want at

Pure India Foods Ghee Package – One case (12 jars) of 7.8 oz. jars of Grass-fed Organic Ghee, and one Assorted Sampler Pack containing one 7.8 oz. jar of each of their six Herbal/Spice infused ghee flavors.

Vibram FiveFingers – The winner will get to choose their favorite men’s or women’s style and color.

The Primal Blueprint Platinum PackageThe Platinum Package is the ultimate in supplementation and is what thousands of Primal enthusiasts and I take daily. Includes: Damage Control Master Formula, Primal Fuel, Primal Flora, Vital Omegas, and Vitamin D booster.

That’s about $1000 worth of Primal goodies.

UPDATE: The poll is now closed. Congrats to the winner!

Watch the videos below and then make your vote count. This poll will close and a winner will be announced at 4 pm PDT, Wednesday, September 26.

Vote for the Winner of the 2012 Primal Blueprint Recipe Video Contest

  • Primal Panang (33%, 361 Votes)
  • Bacon-Wrapped, Stuffed Hweenies...On a Stick (27%, 297 Votes)
  • Spanish Omelet with Caramelized Onions (25%, 269 Votes)
  • Almond Muffins (16%, 171 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,084

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  1. Congrats, Chris and Cherie! Definitely worthy competition! I agree with everyone on here, the Panang looks tasty and can’t wait to give it a try (Thai food is a favorite for us from our travels in the pacific).

    I’d also like to thank everyone for all the great comments on the Hweenies… We’ve had fun coming up with them and our first foray into video production was a great project with the kids. Just being on YouTube was prize enough for them.

    Mark — I hope I can purchase the cook books through your site, as I promised Tricia I’d get her the cook books one way or another. 😉

    Well done everyone, and again…thanks for all the nice words on our submission!

    Jeff and Tricia Babinski

    Jeff Babinski wrote on September 26th, 2012
  2. Great!

    raquel wrote on September 27th, 2012
  3. Wow! Thank you to everyone who voted for us and for all the kind words. We had so much fun making the video and obsessively checking the results.

    We really want to thank Mark Sisson for having this contest and personally speaking, for changing my life. Thank you.

    The Hweenies look great, we are definitely going to make those along with the almond muffins (probably this weekend). Great job on your videos.:)

    And Nacho, this was our second year doing video recipe battle with you and it’s been a blast. Losing to you last year was great motivation for this year. Perhaps we will meet again, my friend.


    Chris wrote on September 27th, 2012
  4. How did my mother manage to vote for us so many times?

    We will definitely be making some Hweenies, Omelettes and Almond muffins for dessert. We loved your watching your videos! Well done.

    Thank you everyone and thank you Mark and worker bees!

    Cherie wrote on September 27th, 2012
  5. I’m surprised no one brought up the ingredients in Sriracha. It’s tasty stuff, but it’s not precisely primal…

    (not that I don’t love it)

    andrea wrote on September 27th, 2012
  6. The fish looked amazing! I am a new Primal Girl and its tough as I dont eat any meat from land…beef, chicken,pork etc. I can’t wait to try it. Loved the comment about the hot sauce. We love hot sauce in our family!

    Kristin wrote on September 27th, 2012
  7. Love the whole concept here and really enjoyed the videos I’ve managed to watch so far. One of the tops of my list, and which didn’t make it to the final, was the spinach bread pizza. Fun production spoofs and it looked so good I went out and bought the ingredients so I could make it this weekend. There are a lot of layers of flavor there and I can’t wait to try it out.

    Tina wrote on September 28th, 2012
  8. I voted for and made the panang. Excellent! And the video was well done and entertaining. Good job! I sent the link to my sons and 4 friends who eat this way. Thumbs up!

    Gwen wrote on September 28th, 2012
  9. Nacho-

    You are a funny, funny man. I wish you could live in my basement. :)

    ashtromanius wrote on October 13th, 2012

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