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17 Sep

Contest: Share a Primal Recipe Link

The Prize:

What’s better than ghee? 100% organic ghee. And where do you find 100% organic ghee? Pure Indian Foods. According to PIF, they provide the only 100% organic ghee available in the market that has been made using the milk of pastured cows grazing on rapidly growing green grass in spring and fall only, when their milk is most nutritious. Pure Indian Foods will be sending one case (12 jars) of 7.8 oz. jars of Grassfed Organic Ghee (retail value over $130), and one Assorted Sampler Pack containing one 7.8 oz. jar of each of their six Herbal/Spice infused ghee flavors (retail value $89.95) to the lucky winner of this contest.

Check out Pure Indian Foods on Facebook and take advantage of this special offer: use discount code “ORGANIC-GHEE” when checking out and receive $5 off any order over $25. Valid until 9/30/2011.

The Contest:

Every Saturday I publish a Primal Blueprint recipe, but this Saturday is different. This Saturday I want you to point the Mark’s Daily Apple community to a delicious, must-try recipe you’ve found in the interwebs. In other words, include a link in the comment board below to a Primal meal you recommend. The link needs to be to another site, not MDA, and the recipe needs to be decidedly Primal; no vegetable oil fried wheat cakes topped with sugary sugar. Also, please include the name and/or a brief description of the dish.

Examples: – Paleo Beef Curry

and – How to Make Kombucha from Scratch

Feel free to link to your own blog if you’re a Primal foodie blogger.

By the end of this contest the comment board will be a resource for the community, with (hopefully!) hundreds of links to Primal bloggers around the world that are dishing out healthy meal ideas.

Note: All comments with links have to be manually approved by a moderator before they are published in the comment board. Your patience is appreciated.

The Deadline:

September 19, 10:00 a.m. PST. You’ve got the weekend to find and publish your favorite Primal recipe link in the comment board.

Who is Eligible:

Anyone in the world that knows how to copy and paste a Primal recipe link to a comment board.

How a Winner is Chosen:

A random drawing will be held among all entrants. Check back on Monday to see all the submissions!

To track all the contests visit the 2011 Primal Blueprint 30-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. Here’s a link for some primal granola/cereal(without, you know, the actual cereal)

    Mike wrote on September 17th, 2011
    • WOW!!! Thank you SO much- I was just this morning going to search for a primal granola- you made my day

      Hollie Rollins wrote on September 17th, 2011
    • Ya beat me to it. I’ll have to come up with another recipe. This stuff is the bomb! I’ve made it many times & my husband will still eat it!(He’s picky sometimes)I’ve made it with macadamia nuts, pecans & coconut oil. The possibilities are endless. I’ve yet to try it with chocolate. It doesn’t need it.

      Keira wrote on September 17th, 2011
    • OMG that looks SOOO good.

      Marcia wrote on September 18th, 2011
      • Agreed!!! I will make it this weekend.

        luciana wrote on October 6th, 2011
    • Yum! Cereal is the one thing my daughters miss sooo much since we’ve made the leap to this lifestyle. I can’t wait to surprise them with this some morning!

      Angie wrote on September 18th, 2011
  2. Lara wrote on September 17th, 2011
    • This looks great Lara!

      Bob Ewing wrote on September 17th, 2011
    • Looks yummy, Lara! I’m going to try making that.

      Here’s one for Chocolate Mini-Cakes…

      Stephanie wrote on September 17th, 2011
    • I made this the week she posted it…it is so good and freezes well too!

      Andrea wrote on September 17th, 2011
    • My bread missing friend is so gonna love you for sharing this one! I don’t miss it so much, but she does. 😀

      Sonya wrote on September 17th, 2011
    • I’ve made another one of her breads that uses less egg & no coconut flour. (grain-free sandwich bread) so nice to see one of her recipes without agave nectar & grapeseed oil!

      peggy wrote on September 20th, 2011
  3. Melissa Kieper wrote on September 17th, 2011
  4. Curry Hot Pot

    found at (scroll down to the very bottom, its listed under ‘Other’.

    1 1/2 lbs boned chuck
    2 tbsp olive oil
    2 med. onions, sliced
    1 apple, peeled and cubed
    1 tbsp curry powder
    2 tomatoes, chopped
    1/4 cup raisins
    2 cups beef broth
    1/4 tsp pepper
    1 tbsp honey

    Cut chuck lengthwise into 1 1/2 inch strips and crosswise into thin slices.
    Brown in hot oil. Add onions, apple and curry, and sauté. Stir in the
    tomatoes, raisins, beef broth, pepper, and honey. Bring to a boil. Simmer,
    covered, for 40 minutes, or until the meat is tender.

    Fantastic curry, very fruity whilst being hearty. Goes great with some cauliflower rice.

    Shaun wrote on September 17th, 2011
  5. – Stuffed Sardines

    A great recipe, with an Italian twist, for lovely fatty sardines!

    You can even add something extra to the primal experience, by gutting the fish yourself (like I did, for the first time :-))


    Anna @ Fair Flavors wrote on September 17th, 2011
  6. Duane Stevens wrote on September 17th, 2011
    • Oh I miss pad thai sooo much! Thank you!

      Robin wrote on September 17th, 2011
    • Thankyouthankyouthankyouthankyou! Gonna make this tonight!

      Jan Marie wrote on September 17th, 2011
    • I’ve had this recipe bookmarked for ages. I really need to get make it.

      Angie@BiPolarPaleo wrote on September 18th, 2011
  7. – Pork Carnitas (slow cooker)

    and pretty much everything else on her blog :)

    Lil Dave wrote on September 17th, 2011
    • I’ve made this one, and I liked it! It was actually a little sweet for me, but it was great as breakfast, lunch, and dinner!

      Virginia wrote on September 21st, 2011
  8. Primal Chicken Tacos with home-made Guacamole

    A great substitute for the SAD mexican food that is filled with flour, beans, and preservatives.

    Chuck Grimmett wrote on September 17th, 2011
  9. – Easy bacon and eggs, goes great with sauteed mushrooms and avocado slices or a cup of blueberries.

    Acacia wrote on September 17th, 2011
    • I LOVE fritattas!

      Sarah wrote on September 17th, 2011
  10. Warning – recipes may be NSFW, there are profanities! They are also pretty good…..

    How to make jam out of bacon – yes really!

    And another – getting chocolate into your food – what’s not to like?

    Bex wrote on September 17th, 2011
  11. I don’t eat dairy so I don’t need to enter but I love this idea. I tried a new (simple) recipe this week that was absolutely amazing in a “why didn’t I think of that” way. Use cucumbers as a cracker substitute (hello, genious!) and try this spicy salmon spread. It is SO good.

    Heather wrote on September 17th, 2011
    • When I went gluten free years ago I learned that cucumber slices and green peppers make excellent “vehicles” for all kinds of yummy things, like egg salad, tuna salad, lunchmeat…etc.

      Kristi wrote on September 21st, 2011
  12. My favorite primal meal is the Meatza: A pizza made from meat “crust” with whatever toppings you enjoy. I like to put olives, mushrooms and cheese on mine but I often mix it up.

    dru185 wrote on September 17th, 2011
  13. Well I love this combination, broccoli and apple just seem to go well together for me… sometimes I throw in a little bit of kiwi, almost turning the salad into a dessert! It´s great, you MUST try it:
    Grok on, I hope I win!

    Juan wrote on September 17th, 2011
  14. Last weekend I made the simplest quickest strawberry and coconut ice cream ever! Delicious and completely primal!

    Suz wrote on September 17th, 2011

    It’s a breakfast pizza!! A few variations that I typically do are: grass-fed beef or bison in place of the sausage, coconut oil instead of olive oil, and in lieu of the spaghetti sauce I’ll use some homemade pico de gallo. I love this recipe because it is really easy to change and scale up and down depending on how many you are feeding.

    Andy wrote on September 17th, 2011
  16. Jessica S. wrote on September 17th, 2011
  17. Paleo Pumpkin Pancakes! A great fall morning treat!

    Chris wrote on September 17th, 2011
    • I tried this recipe this morning — wonderful pancakes!! Thx for sharing.

      Jane wrote on September 18th, 2011
  18. I make these a lot for what Nom Nom Paleo calls “emergency protein”:

    Except I swap around the meats by using 1lb grass-fed ground beef and 1lb of Italian chicken sausage. I also sub green chile powder for the red pepper flakes (my hubby is from New Mexico – if it has green chile, he’ll eat it!). I cook them up and store in the fridge. They are tasty cold when I need a little something, or great heated and topped with marinara when I have time for an actual meal.

    Karen C. wrote on September 17th, 2011
  19. Matt wrote on September 17th, 2011
  20. Can you believe it, I could not find ONE primal recipe for a proper caesar salad? So I had to write my own (by which I mean, Alton Brown’s without the croutons).

    Bex wrote on September 17th, 2011
    • I’ve memorized this recipe and make it all the time, the anchovy paste really is necessary. If you have a good Italian grocer, win!

      Jasmine wrote on September 20th, 2011
  21. Jeremy wrote on September 17th, 2011
  22. This is seriously the best recipe I’ve found since going Primal, Latest in Paleo’s Pho or Vietnamese Beef Soup. How can you go wrong slow cooking a chuck roast, short ribs, AND beef bones in one pot?

    With Fall approaching, it’s time to fire up those slow cookers!

    Karen P. wrote on September 17th, 2011
  23. April wrote on September 17th, 2011
    • Thank you so much April! Tom Yung soup is one of my favourites! especially in winter when feeling a bit under the weather, it makes me feel better (the chicken stock perhaps?) I love adding a ton of cabbage to mine. I never had a recipe before & always made a packaged version – so I’ve gone without for several years now. Thank you I’m gonna make this alot this winter…

      peggy wrote on September 20th, 2011
  24. Here is an absolutely delicious recipe called: Brazilian Chicken with Coconut milk.

    A fantastic blend of South American spices and herbs mixed into a thick coconut milk based sauce and served over pan-seared chicken breast. Trust me, this is one of those recipes you will come back to many times! If you are really feeling primal, feel free to throw some quality grass-fed butter right into the sauce as well!

    Andrew wrote on September 17th, 2011
    • As someone who is venturing into paleo after spending close to two years as a vegeterian (I know, I know…), this chicken recipe looks amazing and I can’t wait to try it! Thanks for posting!

      Abby wrote on October 6th, 2011
  25. Absolute BEST primal cookie recipe I’ve found so far. As always the Food Lovers blog is great.

    Matt Anderson wrote on September 17th, 2011
  26. Katie wrote on September 17th, 2011
  27. This is a recipe for a whole chicken cooked in coconut milk. It is really delicious. We often make it on sundays and eat the leftovers for lunch for the next few days. It suggests serving it on rice, but that is totally unnecessary.

    Claire EL wrote on September 17th, 2011
    • Curious: Do you remove the fat from the pot after browning the chicken, as the recipe calls for? I’d be tempted to leave it in…

      Karen C. wrote on September 17th, 2011
    These bacon wrapped chicken livers are amazing!! I found them through I am a cook at a health food coop and I made these there to sell and I tell ya…they swayed even the “I-HATE-liver!-I will-never-eat-it” crowd. I literally saw some faces light up!! I am always looking for was to use the offal, because usually it gets thrown away (SHAMEFUL, I know) and I hate to see any animal food tossed. I have tried things in the past that I thought were great, (however, I like liver; I grew up eating offal) but NO GO for most folks. These babies went quick!! I will definitely make these again. I actually got a “request” from a customer to make them
    again!! I did use a local brand of BBQ sauce that’s really “clean”. You’ll have to find or make one on your own. I think I will make these for dinner tonight! Yum.

    Marlayne wrote on September 17th, 2011
    • In the recipe for these livers, just click on the ingredient “maple barbecue sauce” and it will take you to the recipe for the sauce.

      W.J. Purifoy wrote on October 23rd, 2011
  29. Here’s one I’ve been making a lot lately. It’s easy and yummy!

    Chris wrote on September 17th, 2011
  30. This is a recipe for Spicy Cauliflower Soup adapted from Alice Water’s “The Art of Simple Food” cookbook. Here’s the link to the blog post and the full recipe is on the recipe page under 12/15/10.

    Laurie D. wrote on September 17th, 2011
    • I found where they talk about this soup, but could not find the recipe. It sounds good, too. I was gonna try it.

      W.J. Purifoy wrote on October 23rd, 2011
  31. Sorry, it’s called Marinated Chicken Alla Griglia.

    Chris wrote on September 17th, 2011
  32. – Almond Butter Pancakes… MmmMmmgoood (as super easy to make!)

    Fatkid wrote on September 17th, 2011

    this is the best, easiest primal pizza out there . . . buffalo chicken pizza. and the cave girl even makes a ranch sauce topping out of ghee (YEY for ghee!!!)

    grok on!

    kell wrote on September 17th, 2011
  34. There are so many good recipes out there it’s hard to pick. However, to me, this recipe tastes like Love and Happiness. Paleo Chicken Bastila —
    It does take a commitment of time, but it isn’t hard although the ingredient list is long and there are several steps to the process. Consider it a special occasion dish.

    kiss wrote on September 17th, 2011

    easy, tasty fresh recipe! what more could you ask for?
    Mmmm Jicama

    Jenn wrote on September 17th, 2011
  36. Acorn squash with eggs, sausage (your favorite will work)and…. BACON!!!!

    This is some good eating!

    Jim C. wrote on September 17th, 2011

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