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October 05, 2011

Contest Poll: Primal Blueprint Recipe Videos

By Mark Sisson
86 Comments

It’s time for you to decide another winner! At the start of this 30-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 consisting of The Primal Blueprint Cookbook, Primal Blueprint Quick & Easy Meals, Eat Well Feel Good, Make it Paleo, Everyday Paleo, Paleo Comfort Foods, and The Garden of Eating

Alaskan Salmon – Courtesy of Wild Pacific Salmon

Beef Jerky – Courtesy of Slant Shack Jerky

Sandbag Thy Coach from BeAlphaStrong.com

The Primal Blueprint Platinum PackageThe Platinum Package

That’s well over $600 of Primal goodies. Who receives this Primal prize package is up to you. Watch the videos below and then make your vote count. This poll will close and a winner will be announced at 9 am PST, Thursday, October 6.

UPDATE: The poll is now closed. It looks like we have a clear winner. Congratulations to Nacho for his Tuna Tataki with Gazpacho recipe video. Grok on!

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barefoot paul
barefoot paul
4 years 11 months ago

These are all amazing. 🙂

RUTH DIAZ
RUTH DIAZ
4 years 11 months ago

Nacho is the better!!I love Nacho.I wan´t a Nacho in my life!!

Lori
Lori
4 years 11 months ago

I’m with you Ruth! I loved his video. Glad he won!

Primal Toad
4 years 11 months ago

I vote for Chocolate Mousse! I have made one before and it turned out pretty damn awesome. I learned a lot from watching the video!

Primal Toad
4 years 11 months ago

Rubio is one hilarious dude! Do you want to be my chef?!

Chris
Chris
4 years 11 months ago

Thanks Toad! “Non-primals” are always amazed when they eat it too. I agree with your other comment too, Nacho is awesome!:)

Harmony
Harmony
4 years 11 months ago

These all do look amazing, and I’d already bookmarked the Moroccan chicken as a future entree. I would have voted for each of them, but I finally had to choose just one!

Amy
Amy
4 years 11 months ago

Couldn’t go past the Chocolate Mousse, what a great way to use up the excess eggs from my backyard chickens! yumm

Chris
Chris
4 years 11 months ago

I’m so jealous that you can have chickens. I left my profession and went back to school for engineering full time and when I’m finished we are moving somewhere where we can have chickens and hopefully a couple cows. Can’t wait! Thanks for voting!:)

Joanne - The Real Food Mama
4 years 11 months ago

Come on Dessert!!!!

Chris
Chris
4 years 11 months ago

Right?! Desert…it’s not just for after dinner. It’s for breakfast!:)

Susan
Susan
4 years 11 months ago

I tried the Moroccan Chicken…good, but it is amazing with Lamb. And the Mousse…well what can I say…HANDS DOWN the winner, since I am a Chocolate Freak, trying to enjoy it the primal way, now I can…Best Dishes to all..good cooing

Chris
Chris
4 years 11 months ago

Susan, I hope the mousse satisfies the chocolate freak in you. I’m a chocolate freak myself and this definitely does the trick.;)

Kari
Kari
4 years 11 months ago

Hard to pick, you All did a great job! So creative! I have my menu planned out for a week.(or 4) Best of luck to you all!

Reiko
Reiko
4 years 11 months ago

Tuna Tataki with Gazpacho! Not only does the recipe look beautiful and delicious, but Nacho was really entertaining (and super hot!!). It didn’t even feel like an 11 minute video.

Michelle
Michelle
4 years 11 months ago

I ran out and got the ingredients for Nacho’s gazpacho. It was pretty good.

Reiko
Reiko
4 years 11 months ago

And maybe it’s just me, but I don’t find the dessert recipes that impressive. The fig tart was beautiful of course, and the chocolate mousse looked delicious. But I do a lot of cooking and I can tell you that making something delicious that’s NOT sweetened and full of fat requires much more imagination.

MumtazG38
MumtazG38
4 years 11 months ago

Oh my God! That Chocolate Mousse looks like it’ll hit the spot!

Chris
Chris
4 years 11 months ago

Thanks, it TOTALLY does.

Phoebe
Phoebe
4 years 11 months ago

I voted for Nacho because not only was he really funny, but the recipe looks nutritious and he used some creative ingredients (watermelon?!). I’ll give up an honorable mention to Kayla for her Moroccan Chicken.

The fig tart seemed to have too much dairy to really be primal, plus I can’t eat dairy, but really nice quality on the video.

Everybody loves chocolate, but wow, was that a lot of mousse! While I would love to try that recipe for a treat, I need recipe ideas for everyday primal eating. Plus, the presentation was kinda boring. Cooking should be entertaining! Ole!

steffo
steffo
4 years 11 months ago

I have to give props for teh fig tart. I know personally having a mac that the video was NOT easy to edit and finalize. I love the effort and the tart looks awesome!

Unfortunately the chicken kept true to the hardcore paleo diet and it looks AMAZINGLY GOOD. I can’t wait to try it.

Still, kudos to the tart vid and recipe in general, if I was a sweets person my vote would her fer sure 🙂

steffo
steffo
4 years 11 months ago

ahh typos *the *be

Ryan
Ryan
4 years 11 months ago

They all sound amazing…such a hard choice!

Lisa
Lisa
4 years 11 months ago

With all of this excellent Primal food, it is next to impossible to be “good”! I just keep eating and eating and eating… 🙂

Orannhawk
Orannhawk
4 years 11 months ago

Nacho … naturally !
Despite the fact that I am allergic to tuna and tomatoes, this was the video that not only kept me entertained, but really made me want to try the recipe.

Sherri Brown
Sherri Brown
4 years 11 months ago

I vote for the Chocolate Mousse. It looks easy to make & love a good tasting health dessert.

Bryan
Bryan
4 years 11 months ago

I’ve eaten the Chocolate Mousse and it is off the chain. Careful. Can be addictive.

Chris
Chris
4 years 11 months ago

Bryan, I heard you licked the bowl. I’m so proud.:)

Carrie
Carrie
4 years 11 months ago

I vote for Chocolate Mousse.

Melissa
Melissa
4 years 11 months ago

Tuna Tataki with Gazpacho was hands down the most entertaining, creative, and delicious recipe video; Nacho has a winning personality for this kind of thing !

Tara45
Tara45
4 years 11 months ago

I love figs! Oh, how to choose?? All the recipes look great!

Mr.Ibar
Mr.Ibar
4 years 11 months ago

Tuna tataki with Gazpacho, Nacho you are the best, wonderfull, tv machine.

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kim
4 years 11 months ago

Hi

I’ve gone for the Chicken recipe. I can’t wait to try it out. Very tempted to vote for the chocolate mousse a very close second for me.

Bws

Kim

El Gourmet Espartano
4 years 11 months ago

I can’t believe this!
Thanks for all the votes!!! It’s 10 am here in Spain and I see you like the video!!! And you understand my English! Good for my dad and all the money he spent in teachers and English schools!
Thank you!!!

Javier L Sedo
Javier L Sedo
4 years 11 months ago

Definitly Nacho is superb.I really enjoyed his presentation, so funny and pedagogic, and the recipe looks delicious. He should be in TV. Thank you, Nacho, you have my vote!

Lerelaa
Lerelaa
4 years 11 months ago

Actually, he is.
In a spanish channel 🙂

Gracia Lacal
4 years 11 months ago

Nacho and the tuna tataki. I love tuna and I love the way he makes me smile. Simply greatttttt

Vanessa
4 years 11 months ago
Hi guys! Vanessa from the recipe video above. Thanks all for the lovely comments. I did spend ages editing it! For all the DAIRY-FREE people, I did include suggestions at the end of the video (4:24) for how to make it dairy-free: Just omit the mascarpone cheese, bake the figs directly in the tart with honey, cinnamon and star anise. Make the base with coconut oil instead of butter. Voila! I tried to avoid using expensive ingredients, and having too many steps to make this an easy-to-replicate recipe. PLEASE vote for me. I want to win those cookbooks sooo badly!… Read more »
Ben
Ben
4 years 11 months ago

You did an amazing job editing. Looking forward to trying the recipe!

La Rana
La Rana
4 years 11 months ago

Puesta en escena impecable, Nacho nos ha convencido 100%, bien por los guiños a la cocina española!!Enhorabuena!!!

Raquel Juan
Raquel Juan
4 years 11 months ago

Nacho, your English is excellent! I love tunna so I’m prepeared to give it a try. Vote for you, good luck!

Raquel

Noel from Hypoglycemia-Dieting
4 years 11 months ago

This gets my vote – Fig Tart in a Hazelnut Crust. It sounds delicious and will be very good for anybody who suffers with hypoglycemia.

Vanessa
4 years 11 months ago

Thank you, Noel!

Tara
4 years 11 months ago

Congrats to the finalists! We are sad that we didn’t make it into the finals. 🙁 But the videos are amazing!!

Vanessa
4 years 11 months ago

Mark, When I seem to send the direct link to the blog post to friends and family they can’t find the space to vote! I think it’s partially broken. The main marksdailyapple.com site shows it consistently though.

Gómez, Pedro
4 years 11 months ago

I vote for Nacho, gazpacho is a complete world of recipes

Hopeless Dreamer
Hopeless Dreamer
4 years 11 months ago

I think I will try the Moroccan Chicken with lamb…although I voted for it as is! I am planning to make it soon..
Yummy!

Suzanne
Suzanne
4 years 11 months ago

He had me at “sashimiiiii!” Great job, everyone!

Mariano
Mariano
4 years 11 months ago

Nacho, I’m from Spain and I loved your trick of watermelon in the gazpacho.My vote is for you!

sheree
sheree
4 years 11 months ago

Voted for Nacho. My girls thought he was very entertaining. I am not a gazpacho fan, but I am willing to give this recipe a try.

Matt
Matt
4 years 11 months ago

Vote for the Moroccan Chicken! BOOMSHAKALAKA!!!

Michele Shimizu
Michele Shimizu
4 years 11 months ago

They are all amazing!!! WOW!
I voted for the tuna, because I love Japanese food.
BUT it sure was a hard decision.
Thanks to all of you, and I’m looking forward to trying them soon.

Amanda
Amanda
4 years 11 months ago
They are all great! This is so tough!! Vanessa: It was a lovely video! The dish looks perfect. Initially- I said I would never cook with figs and my mind was absolutely changed. Video wise, yours was the smoothest video and I loved the music. I think dairy is fine. Especially in desserts, those of us who can’t crack the sweet tooth are very limited and the dairy is definitely better then the wheat. Nacho: I never laughed so hard at a video recipe. It was entertaining and educational. A lot of blogging success has to do with personality, and… Read more »
Chris
Chris
4 years 11 months ago

Amanda, thanks for the comments. We actually found our “chicken lady” on craigslist. It’s worked out well. It’s really easy to make smaller versions of the mousse and “close” is good enough to make this recipe taste great!. It’s easy AND delicious. Enjoy!

Eileen Casey
Eileen Casey
4 years 11 months ago

The chocolate mousse looks amazing and I am happy to see how much it makes! I am a mom of three and do a lot of entertaining and get tired of having to double/triple/quadruple primal/paleo recipes that were designed to been one or two to feed my brood. Finding a yummy, decadent treat that hits all the kid approval notes while still being approachable to a non-chef like me is awesome! I will be making this mousse for our Friday Family Movie Night for sure! Thanks for the recipe, tips and tricks!

Chris
Chris
4 years 11 months ago

Eileen, thanks and I hope your kids enjoy it! And thanks to everyone who voted for us. It not looking good for camp chocolate mousse. I’m definitely going to make another video next year if Mark is gracious enough to have this competition again. All of the entries were wonderful and I’m looking forward to making all of them.

AustinGirl
AustinGirl
4 years 11 months ago

Nacho! Not only was he hilarious and but he also did an excellent job walking us through the steps.

Eileen Casey
Eileen Casey
4 years 11 months ago

*to been* was meant to say *to feed*

Judi Strega
Judi Strega
4 years 11 months ago

Oh dear, I didn’t expect all the votes to go to the most entertaining! Tuna, here, is expensive and from dubious sources but the chicken dish is easily accessible, gives the cauli ‘rice’ idea and tastes great!

DanU
DanU
4 years 11 months ago

I plan to try all of these! they look delicious. I will get cracking on these recipes as soon as i have a chance to “hunt and forage” for the ingredients

elise a. miller
4 years 11 months ago

I confess, I voted for the most entertaining, IMO NACHO, but! A caveat—I’m not SO shallow I would have voted for it if it hadn’t looked so damn delish. I can’t wait to give the recipe a whirl. His blog is translatable and great fun too—http://spartangourmet.blogspot.com/
I am a new fan obviously. Way to go everyone. So impressed with how talented and organized people are. Poo poo as my mother would say.

Vanessa
Vanessa
4 years 11 months ago

So I guess that means I won’t win. Super sad face. Should’ve done a stand-up comedy routine instead 😛 Maybe then…

Isabel
Isabel
4 years 11 months ago

Moroccan Chicken Casserole!! Great!

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