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9 Sep

Contest: Show Your Meal. Win a Le Creuset Pan and a $150 Gift Certificate.

CutleryUPDATE: This contest is closed. Visit the 30 Day Challenge Contest Page to find out which contests are still open, and to view winners.

The Prize:

CSN Stores is offering up a $150 Gift Certificate for Corelle dishware or whatever else you’d like from any of their 200 websites. So, yes, you could technically use this gift certificate to buy something weird like a glow-in-the-dark reindeer Christmas decoration, but I’d suggest sticking with Primal fare like the dishes, cutlery, a barbecue grill, or a Crock Pot from Cookware.com.

LeCreusetPanBut that’s just the half of it. Beyond Pots and Pans is offering up a cherry red Le Creuset Square Skillet Grill Pan for the winner of today’s contest. I’ve featured Le Creuset on MDA before. It’s the stuff I use – the good stuff. As a bonus, for the rest of the month MDA customers can get a 10% discount from BeyondPotsandPans.com by using the promo code “MDA” when ordering.

The Contest:

Send me a picture of your meal. Tonight. Are you eating tonight? Take a pic of that meal. Email it to me. It’s that simple. You’ve only got a day to do this, no time to over think it. Make it as Primal as you can. Snap a photo. Send it in. And make sure the subject line of your email reads “Meal Submission” or it won’t count. Let’s see what everyone out there is eating!

The Deadline:

September 10, 10:00 a.m. PST. Only 24 hours, the clock is ticking!

Who is Eligible:

Anyone in the world with a camera and a meal.

How a Winner is Chosen:

A random drawing will be held among all entrants who submit adequate photos. Check back on Sunday to see all the submissions!

You want comments? We got comments:

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  1. Perfect. I have a roast from my 100% grass fed cow in the crockpot right now!!!!

    Primal Toad wrote on September 9th, 2010
    • ditto!

      Rob wrote on September 9th, 2010
  2. That skillet is beautiful! I’m pretty sure that I need it. ;)

    Becca Ne' wrote on September 9th, 2010
  3. I just ate my veggie/egg scramble…darn :(

    Marisa wrote on September 9th, 2010
  4. Keema, coming up! :D

    BarbeyGirl wrote on September 9th, 2010
  5. What do you think of Shakeology by Beachbody?
    Is it ok to drink while going primal?

    Beth Cohen wrote on September 9th, 2010
  6. If you’re eating out and eating primal, will that still count??

    Lauren wrote on September 9th, 2010
  7. I could take a pic of my BAS I’ll be making out of my CSA veggies… as there probably won’t be an evening meal.

    Peggy wrote on September 9th, 2010
    • wahoo! I actually entered a contest! One of my coworkers was looking at my BAS getting “artfully” arranged so I told I was making “photo food” :)
      Dang it was yummy! Avos on sale today & Kerrygold cheddar was 2 bucks off. I am full…

      Peggy wrote on September 9th, 2010
  8. Ohhhh man I need that skillet! I hope I win! :)

    Sarah wrote on September 9th, 2010
  9. I am not eating tonight. I can take a pic of my lunch. Do cell phone pics count?

    Ely wrote on September 9th, 2010
    • As long as we can see what you’re eating.

      Mark Sisson wrote on September 9th, 2010
  10. FYI, the email address that is linked is spelled incorrectly

    Chuck P wrote on September 9th, 2010
  11. CSA pickup is Wednesdays, so Thursdays are always BAS night! Tonight is southwest shrimp and avocado salad with cilantro viniagrette. Hope it looks as good as it tastes :)

    Jenn wrote on September 9th, 2010
  12. Awesome… I love Le Creuset cookware and an extra $150 to boot would be sweet. Meal photo incoming soon.

    Steven wrote on September 9th, 2010
  13. Chuck P is right, the link doesn’t work
    anyway just submitted my omelet :)

    Vanilla wrote on September 9th, 2010
  14. Will you accept multiple pics of different meals or just one?

    Kris wrote on September 9th, 2010
  15. Ah, pastured pork with rosemary braised in a little homemade chicken broth and red cabbage/apples/onions pan-fried in bacon fat tonight – I’ll send you a pic as soon as it’s done!

    Jan from the Sushi Bar wrote on September 9th, 2010
    • OMG that sounds fabulous! Can I come to your house for dinner tonight?

      Annika wrote on September 9th, 2010
    • amazing that is what we had last night at home.
      except the pork tenderloin was slow cooked in a hatch pepper sauce, and also served with cabbage and apples fried in pork fat.
      I though how pretty, I should take a picture….darn I didn’t!

      rebuildingmyself wrote on September 9th, 2010
    • I made apples/onions/cabbage in bacon grease tonight too! Green cabbage though. And I foraged the apples from an abandoned urban tree. Go me! With the bacon as an appetizer, though sometimes I put the bacon in with the rest. It’s one of my favorite breakfasts.

      Shebeeste wrote on September 9th, 2010
    • You have got to share that recipe honey!! Thanks in advance ;0).

      Malika Duke wrote on September 9th, 2010
  16. Mark, what’s your point of view on chick peas. I love hummus – and it’s gotten me away from the less fatty mayo – but what do you think??

    Bethany Belton wrote on September 9th, 2010
  17. I meant to say – the mayo’s more fatty than the hummus….

    Bethany Belton wrote on September 9th, 2010
  18. Oh golly! I love this one! I’m gonna send in a pic of my breakfast… Hope that will do!

    gilliebean wrote on September 9th, 2010
    • Indeed sugar-doll, it’s the bees knees!

      wd wrote on September 9th, 2010
    • It was chicken sausage, mashed sweet potato and homemade kombucha. Yum!

      gilliebean wrote on September 9th, 2010
  19. Sounds right up my alley. Just finishing up a 36 hour fast, and I’m looking forward to the grass-fed brisket I have marinating in my fridge today. I’ll be sure to share (the pic only ;) with you guys tonight.

    Side note: I tried starting the 30-Day Challenge on Sept 1st, and now I know why mark chose the day AFTER Labor Day. On my camping trip, they were literally forcing beers and smores into my hands around the fire.. HAHA. Fail!

    Alex wrote on September 9th, 2010
  20. Are we able to enter more than once? For example lunch and dinner? I plan on both having a lot of primal awesome-ness in them so I am having a hard time choosing which to send!

    Echo wrote on September 9th, 2010
  21. What is the email in the link? I don’t have an auto email that pulls it up.

    Emily M wrote on September 9th, 2010
    • It’s my first name at this domain.

      Mark Sisson wrote on September 9th, 2010
    • for future reference:

      Right click on the hyperlinked email and select “Copy Email Address.”

      Claire wrote on September 9th, 2010
  22. Doing groceries today… Perfect timing!

    StephenF wrote on September 9th, 2010
  23. That grill pan looks great, I’d love to win it. But look at the description they offer:

    “With Le Creuset grills, you can cut the fat but retain the flavor. The deep ribs separate the fat from the food, allowing for healthier cooking. ”

    Those folks at Beyond Pots and Pans need to spend some time at MDA! I realize that ‘low-fat’ promo probably sells well though.

    Piscator wrote on September 9th, 2010
    • But on the bright side, there are handy little pouring lips on the side, so you can just pour the fatty juices back over your meal once you’ve put stuff on the plate!

      Victoria wrote on September 9th, 2010
      • Now you’re talking!

        Piscator wrote on September 9th, 2010
    • I’m with Victoria… I use a pan like that. Not to get rid of the fat, but to save it.

      Jackson wrote on September 9th, 2010
    • I totally AGREE!LOLOL

      Malika Duke wrote on September 9th, 2010
  24. Cast iron? I’m there (grabs camera).

    Jackson wrote on September 9th, 2010
  25. My current pans are terrible!!! I’m def in!

    PoisonApple wrote on September 9th, 2010
  26. This is going to rock.

    El wrote on September 9th, 2010
  27. Ooooh, I was just lusting over one of those at the kitchen store the other day. I want a Le Creuset Dutch Oven really bad, too.

    Lindsay wrote on September 9th, 2010
  28. Cast Iron! Who wouldn’t want that pan. I got a good laugh from the description on the website of it allowing you to drain away the oil.

    No way mang! We’re keeping that!

    Claire wrote on September 9th, 2010
  29. I’ve just put a free range chicken (from a local farmer – I scored the only one he had this week!) into my crockpot! So excited!

    kerissu wrote on September 9th, 2010
  30. Sweet, I’m now doing a fasting and was breaking it tonight with one of my favorite dishes!

    clayberg wrote on September 9th, 2010
  31. I wouls absolutely love me some new pans. Pic has been sent.

    Chipdogwa wrote on September 9th, 2010
  32. Think think think . . .

    I was originally going to fast, but I’m definitely going to cook tonight! What a great prize!

    Primal K@ wrote on September 9th, 2010
    • If you are fasting, why not take a picture of the empty plate?

      kepo wrote on September 9th, 2010
      • I’ll fast tomorrow :) Tonight’s meal was totally worth it!

        Primal K@ wrote on September 9th, 2010
  33. I wish I had taken a picture of last night’s dinner! It was beautiful! Made the “Shanks a lot Bruce” recipe from the Primal cookbook. All topped on cauliflower rice. :D Tonight is spaghetti squash with meatballs and homemade tomato sauce. :D

    Liz Joiner wrote on September 9th, 2010
  34. Darn! Its a “minivan night” here (where I spend too much time carting kids to dance class or the like), which means a crockpot roast and veggies. My crockpot meals are never pretty. Healthy? Yes. Photogenic? No.

    Bethany wrote on September 9th, 2010
  35. I’m sure the photo I just sent in is the winner, so no need to submit anything, people. ;)

    Roland wrote on September 9th, 2010
    • Funny, I felt the same way sending mine! LMAO!

      Malika Duke wrote on September 9th, 2010
  36. just sent in my lunch scramble: mushrooms, onions, ham (natural and pastured of course), butter and a little good Parmesan.

    moonablaze wrote on September 9th, 2010
  37. My delicious Br/lunch looked, smelled and tasted fantastic…lol I just read this post and it is 7:27 P.M. eastern. Boo. Leftover garlic and herb (from the garden) rasted pork made into a “hash” with diced zuccini, summer squash, onion with curry and madras seasoning, topped with 2 (soft) poached eggs…pretty, colorful and YUM! Alas, no pics..next time!

    Julie Aguiar wrote on September 9th, 2010
  38. My buffalo stuffed peppers are in the oven right now. Pics to follow.

    Vic wrote on September 9th, 2010
  39. Lime juice-coconut oil sauteed mushrooms and onions
    Mashed warm boiled eggs w/ salted Kerrygold and fresh ground pepper
    Halved strawberries topped with creamed fraiche and cacao nibs :)

    Pics to come!!

    Family Grokumentarian wrote on September 9th, 2010
  40. Tonight we made bacon wrapped venison back-strap cutlets rolled and stuffed with onions and red bell peppers and a garlic olive oil spice rub. Complimented with pancetta wrapped asparagus and bacon, almond, and shallot balsamic green beans. It was fabulous.

    John wrote on September 9th, 2010
    • bacon wrapped back-strap is a family favorite! So good!

      Victoria wrote on September 9th, 2010
    • Love that you had pork wrapped pork!

      Carrol wrote on September 9th, 2010

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