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5 Oct

Contest Results: Show Your Primal Dish

A few weeks ago I asked you to share the best Primal recipe you’ve found on the internet outside of Mark’s Daily Apple. There were over 600 submissions!

A few days later I held a contest asking you to pick one of the recipes in that comment board, whip it together at home, snap a picture of it and email me the photo. Here are the results of that contest; 100 pics of Primal dishes from MDA readers around the world.

And the winner, by way of random drawing is…

Jennifer E.!

Jennifer made the butternut squash soup (from Balanced Bites (page 5 of the comments)) with “meffins”. Jennifer’s meffins were a combination of three recipe ideas, two of which were submitted in the “share a recipe” comment board: WAPF – Morning Nourishment (page 3 of the comments) and Bacon Wrapped Eggs (page 4 of the comments).

As Jennifer said in the email she sent me, “I don’t like ‘fried’ eggs, so I made the Zucchini Egg Bake recipe from PBCB and put that in the bacon-lined muffin pans.”

Congrats, Jennifer!

The contest is now over but I encourage everyone to use this comment board for recipe ideas. There are some real gems in there. Grok on!

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. Wow, so glad you liked my butternut squash soup recipe. I’ve got lots of EASY recipes as well as free useful guides to navigating paleo/primal life. Enjoy!

    Diane wrote on October 5th, 2011
    • Thanks for posting the recipe. I love butternut squash soup, and was excited to try a new version!

      Jennifer E. (Jen) wrote on October 6th, 2011
  2. I could sit and watch that slideshow all day long…

    Someone should create a cookbook with all those awesome recipes. I have yet to eat breakfast… I guess I should leave this page!

    Primal Toad wrote on October 5th, 2011
  3. I’m with Toad on this one. Man that slideshow is mesmerizing.

    Russell wrote on October 5th, 2011
  4. Oh, yum.. I just had a magnificent dinner consisting of lovely lamb racks and creamed cabbage, and finishing off with nutty primal carrot cake AND some 85 % percent chocolate. But STILL those pictures make me drool! I love primal food!

    fable wrote on October 5th, 2011
  5. All those pics of yummy food is making be very hungry!!

    Joanne - The Real Food Mama wrote on October 5th, 2011
  6. Drool….

    Congratulations Jennifer! (And Diane!)

    I’m bookmarking that comments link.

    Hillside Gina wrote on October 5th, 2011
  7. These recipes look amazing.

    Kristina wrote on October 5th, 2011
  8. wow i am going to make those chocolate muffins asap!

    Kat wrote on October 5th, 2011
  9. Awesome looking recipes.

    Austin wrote on October 5th, 2011
  10. These recipes look wonderful. Is there a Place to see all the recipes in one place? I am new to Primal eating and Not too good of a cook. However, these look worth giving them a Try. Thanks for your help.

    tammy wrote on October 5th, 2011
  11. Awesome recipes, though I have pretty picky eaters. I have 4 boys under the age of five. Do you have any advice for primal eating for children?

    Phil K wrote on October 5th, 2011
  12. All these look so good!!! I want to try them all….

    Ryan wrote on October 5th, 2011
  13. Great photos. I’m inspired to try the eggs baked in tomatoes this weekend.

    superdeluxe wrote on October 5th, 2011
  14. I can’t wait to try some new recipes this week :)

    Jen wrote on October 5th, 2011
  15. Ah-mazing photo’s! Mark, I made your Broccoli Frittata last evening….loved how easy and yummy it was…thank you!

    Pam wrote on October 5th, 2011
  16. I just ate, but these all make me salivate…

    Kyle wrote on October 5th, 2011
  17. Kudos to everyone for the amazingly delicious pics!

    Ben wrote on October 5th, 2011
  18. Congrats to the winner. Mark, could you create a page on your blog that lists all these great recipes with their links? There are so many wonderful ones shown here lately…

    PaleoMyWay wrote on October 5th, 2011
    • I’m with you. If the recipe list with their links could be organized into some grouping would be wonderful. Main dishes, desserts, etc.

      Scrolling through the comment pages is grueling when one is trying to find something in particular.

      Maybe there is a volunteer here that has the time and inclination to do this?

      Sharon wrote on October 6th, 2011
    • It would be GREAT to know which recipe each photo is – the photos are fantastic! Great job everyone!

      Jennifer E. (Jen) wrote on October 6th, 2011
    • I agree, it would be so much easier to look for recipes to make throughout the week instead of scowering the comment board!!

      andrea wrote on October 6th, 2011
  19. Congrats to the winner! All the food looks sooo good!

    Tara45 wrote on October 5th, 2011
  20. I just started my primal life and I am already in love with the food :-)

    Ylenia wrote on October 5th, 2011
  21. Love these recipes. Been getting bored with a few of mine. Thanks!

    Joe wrote on October 6th, 2011
  22. Now I’m hungry. Time for breakfast. That video for bacon wrapped eggs is on the menu.

    ShadowKat wrote on October 6th, 2011
  23. I am also watching this slideshow in the morning, and it truly is amazing. I love to cook primal/paleo and have Mark’s 1st cookbook, but let me tell you, I have not been able to make any of my meals look as beautiful, like a chef had prepared it! So inspired by others and their efforts to stay on this path and make it fun and attractive. Also I am looking forward to the new book “21 day transformation” I would like to get my husband on board!

    Michele W wrote on October 6th, 2011
  24. There is a cake or loaf of some kind. Anyone know what it is? I want to make it!

    yorabu wrote on October 6th, 2011
  25. All of the food in the slideshow looks amazing and I can’t wait to start trying some of the delicious recipes.

    Brett wrote on October 6th, 2011
  26. These recipes look great! I can’t wait to try some of them!

    Megan wrote on October 6th, 2011
  27. The stuffed peppers would have to win anyone over!

    Nichole Musulin wrote on October 6th, 2011
  28. Next time I need a fun and yummy recipe, I am going to search here! These are great.

    Lisa wrote on October 6th, 2011
  29. De-lish! I will have to add these to my primal recipe collection!

    Candice M. wrote on October 6th, 2011
  30. Everything looks amazing! Is this the best diet ever, or what??

    Melissa wrote on October 6th, 2011
  31. This whole contest has expanded my ideas towards what I should eat. I always thought it would be hard, but I see that its fairly easy to live primal.

    mario wrote on October 6th, 2011
  32. Looking at those pictures and thinking who doesn’t want to be primal?!

    Kelly wrote on October 6th, 2011
  33. I’m inspired to cook a lot more!

    Drama wrote on October 6th, 2011
  34. This food looks Awesome, I truly love this lifestyle. With off hours spent fishing and hunting I enjoy knowing my catch will come home and nourish the family like it was meant to be!

    Patrick Fairchild wrote on October 6th, 2011
  35. The primal food inspires me to get outside and pick blueberries and mushroom by myself even though the winter is approaching, and it is getting darker and colder. The pictures look so lovely!

    Josefin wrote on October 6th, 2011
  36. I win! I win! I win! Yay! Thank you Mark and Tropical Traditions!! Thank you to everyone who submitted links to recipes in that first contest. I only made it through the first 9 pages of comments (so far!) and bookmarked about 20 recipes.

    During the week of this contest, I also made the CrockPot Pulled Pork with BBQ sauce on page 4 of the comments to the Post a Primal Recipe Link Contest. Yum!


    Jennifer E. (Jen) wrote on October 6th, 2011
  37. Awesome looking dishes! Time to get creative in the kitchen! Thanks for the inspiration!

    AP wrote on October 6th, 2011
  38. These recipes look absolutely delicious!

    Joanie wrote on October 6th, 2011
  39. Will we ever be able to see these recipes in print form? That would be awesome.

    Marlene wrote on October 6th, 2011
  40. There are some very creative cooks here. Which recipe will be my lunch tomorrow?

    ryanm wrote on October 6th, 2011

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