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9 Sep

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

UPDATE: 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

But 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 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:

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. Poached fresh eggs (straight from the coop- never saw the fridge!), sauteed zucchini and avocado, with a healthy dose of Hollandaise sauce… so good!

    Victoria wrote on September 9th, 2010
  2. Omelet with spinach, tomato, ham, & mushrooms, with a bit of sharp cheddar. Gluten-free pork sausage. Sauteed zucchini & tomatoes also with a bit of sharp cheddar.

    Reading what everyone is eating reminds me this lifestyle is not a sacrifice. I’ve never eaten better, tastier (and guilt-free) food!

    Paul C wrote on September 9th, 2010
  3. Wow, so many delicious sounding meal…yum.

    We had Salmon Salad made with homemade mustard and homemade mayo on a bed of baby spinach. Olives and avocado slices, with tomatoes, yellow raspberries and figs from the garden.

    Patty wrote on September 9th, 2010
  4. Just submitted our entry to this fantastic contest! We really appreciate all your efforts for keeping the challenge exciting and fresh. We bet the MDA hive is buzzing- thank you Mark and all the worker bees!

    Ours was an ecletic mix of our favorites- lots of fat, bacon, seafood (including calamari), pemmican… but it was primal and nourishing. We hope everyone ate well tonight too!

    Podunk Primal wrote on September 9th, 2010
  5. just submitted mine, can’t wait to see them all this sunday!

    Amarie84 wrote on September 9th, 2010
  6. We just submitted our dinner photo and are quite pleased! I can’t wait to see what everyone else made.

    Heather wrote on September 9th, 2010
  7. Meatza with ground turkey and fresh za’atar crust, italian sausage spaghetti sauce, kale, mushrooms, mozzarella, and pepperoni.

    Dessert: crustless butternut squash “pie”.

    Karen wrote on September 9th, 2010
  8. On a business trip but still had a great primal dinner – steak with sauteed mushrooms, green beans with bacon and pan fried zucchini.

    Carrol wrote on September 9th, 2010
  9. Just rooted around for what was in the fridge–turkey-egg omelet with spinach, tomato and asparagus baked in olive oil, mixed greens salad with carrots and almonds, and a bowl of full-fat yogurt with frozen berries for dessert. Yum!

    Uncephalized wrote on September 9th, 2010
    • Turkey-egg? As in ‘egg from a Turkey’… oohhh that’s a new one on me- we raise chicken and have access to Duck Eggs, but I never thought of getting or trying Turkey. I’ll put it on my to-do list.

      Victoria wrote on September 10th, 2010
      • Yeah, they taste almost the same as chicken eggs, but maybe a little… heavier? Not sure if that’s the right word to describe it. They’re good though. Substantially larger than chicken eggs as well. The shells are tough though; they’re a pain in the butt to open without getting little shell bits everywhere.

        I haven’t tried duck eggs, but I want to.

        Uncephalized wrote on September 10th, 2010
  10. Almost forgot to send in the pic!

    Taco Salad: Grass Fed Beef, Taco Seasoning, Cherry Tomatoes, Avocado! So simple and so delicious.

    Brittany wrote on September 10th, 2010
  11. I hope a picture of our meal at a Chinese Restaurant counts! I don’t see any restrictions. I just sent it to you and will cross my fingers that it’s eligible because I got some pretty strange looks taking pictures of my dinner in the restaurant!

    Elenna wrote on September 10th, 2010
  12. Fantastic thing to be in Denmark and submitting my Dinner photo by the time you guys will be eating your breakfast!!!

    TriGirl wrote on September 10th, 2010
    • I made mine for breakfast to be able to have it in in time… :) Lol… who says you have to eat certain foods at certain times of the day right!?

      Manda wrote on September 10th, 2010
  13. My local store had sushi stuff on sale so made cauliflower sushi with salmon and avocado – very very good

    TriGirl wrote on September 10th, 2010
  14. Nothing like a last minute submission! *phew* just in the nick of time!

    Manda wrote on September 10th, 2010
  15. Arggghhh! I’ve just missed the deadline!

    mineralwasser wrote on September 10th, 2010

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