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5 Oct

Contest Poll: Primal Blueprint Recipe Videos

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

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!

Vote for the Winner of the 2011 Primal Blueprint Recipe Video Contest

  • Tuna Tataki with Gazpacho (40%, 434 Votes)
  • Chocolate Mousse (22%, 233 Votes)
  • Moroccan Chicken Casserole (20%, 214 Votes)
  • Fig Tart in a Hazelnut Crust (19%, 207 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,072

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You want comments? We got comments:

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  1. 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.

    Michele Shimizu wrote on October 6th, 2011
  2. 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 man, have you got it! I will absolutely be visiting your website with some help from Google Translate. The tuna looks delicious and I’ve been looking for a recipe like this!!!

    Cayla: I think you chose the most Primal recipe. I also enjoy that you showed off how easy, practical and tasty can be found in one dish. I loved the little market snapshots!

    Chris: I watched yours first, and without a doubt, I will make your recipe first. In a much smaller portion – I know myself 😉 I can’t wait to try it out! And thanks for the chicken visit – you’re quite lucky!

    Amanda wrote on October 6th, 2011
    • 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!

      Chris wrote on October 6th, 2011
  3. 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!

    Eileen Casey wrote on October 6th, 2011
    • 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.

      Chris wrote on October 6th, 2011
  4. Nacho! Not only was he hilarious and but he also did an excellent job walking us through the steps.

    AustinGirl wrote on October 6th, 2011
  5. *to been* was meant to say *to feed*

    Eileen Casey wrote on October 6th, 2011
  6. 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!

    Judi Strega wrote on October 6th, 2011
  7. 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

    DanU wrote on October 6th, 2011
  8. 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—
    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.

    elise a. miller wrote on October 6th, 2011
  9. So I guess that means I won’t win. Super sad face. Should’ve done a stand-up comedy routine instead 😛 Maybe then…

    Vanessa wrote on October 6th, 2011
  10. Moroccan Chicken Casserole!! Great!

    Isabel wrote on October 6th, 2011
  11. Congratulations Nacho! Well done.

    When I first saw your video I said, “oh snap”. Except it wasn’t “snap” but it did start with an “s” and had the same amount of letters.

    Your video was great and this whole thing was loads of fun.

    Thank you Mark for putting this on. Good man.

    And Nacho, I look forward to attempting to dethrone you next year.:)

    Grok on!

    Chris wrote on October 6th, 2011
    • Thank you, man, I’m really impressed with your abs and art in the kitchen!

      El Gourmet Espartano wrote on October 6th, 2011
  12. People… I AM OVERWHELMED!!!!!
    It’s been really exciting making the video and attending to the contest, thanks everyone and every single vote and comment, now I’ll just can’t stop blogging in:
    (yes, everything in Spanish, sorry, but maybe Saint Google will help you to translate…)
    Thank you so much for sharing and congratulations to the rest of the finalists. Honestly, great videos, great primal food. I can’t wait to try your recipes.
    Chris, man, I wish I had your abs! I’ll try with that deliciouse mousse, maybe that’s the trick!
    Vanessa: Amazing, I love figs (they are so mediterranean…). I know how to prepare very few desserts and I love cheese, thanks!
    Ella: I really love the morrocan and arab cuissine and what a great idea the “culirise”.
    So, it’s been a gr8 pleassure!

    El Gourmet Espartano wrote on October 6th, 2011
    • Great job, everyone. I am jealous of the cookbooks you will get. Chris and I were a little sad about that, but we had a great time in the contest.

      PS I like his abs, too. Somos completamente de acuerdo. :)

      Cherie R. wrote on October 6th, 2011
  13. By the way, El Gourmet Espartano it’s me: Nacho, the Tuna Tataki guy…
    Thanks again!

    El Gourmet Espartano wrote on October 6th, 2011
  14. wow, good race! Great job to ALL the contestants, lots of good entries! And props to Nacho for such a well done and entertaining video. Next time I get my hands on some tuna, I’ll have to try it. And I love sweets so I can’t wait to try Chris and Vanessa’s recipes.

    I also made a video for sesame chicken but decided to enter this one instead, you can find it here:

    Cayla wrote on October 6th, 2011
  15. looks delicious

    Sara wrote on October 6th, 2011
  16. Terrific video, a clear winner!

    JMarra wrote on October 6th, 2011
  17. voto por nacho y su tataki de atun

    isabel wrote on October 6th, 2011
  18. great job guys! I started primal september, and was looking on the internet what to do after my juicing, juice reboot. I stumbled on Paleo and onto MDA… read “Unconquerable Dave” success story… and now I’ve been primal for 36 days! and counting. I submitted videos for the recipe and fitness… the challenge is fun and kept me accountable… plus the prizes! hahaha. this site is a good thing…

    see you guys in one of Mark’s next great “success story”

    Fel wrote on October 6th, 2011
    • oh and lemme know of what you just think of the music behind my Primal Blueprint Fitness… the bros and I had a blast making it! “my blueprint is primal” made for this video. hahha. vote guys!

      Fel wrote on October 6th, 2011
  19. The mousse is a perfect ending to a primal meal.

    Paul T wrote on October 6th, 2011
    • That’s what I’m sayin’! Tuna tataki with gazpacho then some mousse for desert. What a combo!

      Chris wrote on October 6th, 2011
  20. Nacho is the best. One vote for Nacho

    carmelo Herrer wrote on October 6th, 2011
  21. I’m afraid of raw eggs and raw meat, so I won’t be trying either the mousse or the tuna.

    They have cool blenders in Spain.

    oxide wrote on October 6th, 2011
  22. We love tuna, we love gazpacho, we love siesta, we love Nacho!!!

    Mariano y Monica wrote on October 6th, 2011
  23. I was equally impressed with all 4 videos!! I personally was compelled to make the mouse first. We have a CF gym and are always having gatherings and this would be a hit!
    But honestly, in the end, I loved them all, will make them all, and REALLY hope you all will produce cookbooks in the near future!!!

    We need more Cookbooks! With pics please! :-)

    Danielle wrote on October 6th, 2011
  24. These look amazing! Can’t wait to try them for my whole family.

    jean carlisle wrote on October 6th, 2011
  25. Oh man! Nacho you did an AWESOME job of not only showing off an amazing looking recipe (gonna try that the next time I can land a hunk of tuna!) but it was SUPER entertaining!

    Noctiluca wrote on October 6th, 2011
  26. Nacho for ever!!

    florencia corradini wrote on October 9th, 2011
    • Dale Campeoooonn!!

      bahiana wrote on October 9th, 2011

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