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20 Sep

Contest: Show Your Primal Dish

Picture16The Prize:

You probably know we’re crazy for coconut in these parts. That’s why I’m thrilled that Tropical Traditions has donated this coconut-inspired prize package for today’s contest. The lucky winner of this contest will get all this delivered to their doorstep: 32 oz Organic Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil, 16 oz Organic Coconut Cream Concentrate, 2.2 lb bag Organic Coconut Flour, 32 oz Organic Raw Coconut Water Vinegar, Virgin Coconut Oil Book. This package is valued at $119 and all of the food products are naturally gluten free.

Bonus: Click on the product links above and place an order to receive a complimentary copy of the Virgin Coconut Oil Book.

Learn the history of Tropical Traditions by watching this video: How We Discovered Virgin Coconut Oil – An Interview with Brian Shilhavy, CEO Tropical Traditions.

And check out their kitchen-tested recipes at their Free Coconut Recipes blog.

As if that wasn’t enough, the winner of this contest will also receive a $50 gift certificate to PrimalBlueprint.com.

The Contest:

Just a few days ago I asked you to share the best Primal recipe you’ve found on the internet outside of Mark’s Daily Apple. Nearly 600 comments later the comment board lists the best-of-the-best as judged by MDA readers. If you are anything like me you were salivating all over your keyboard just reading the names of some the recipes.

All you have to do for this contest is pick one of the recipes in that comment board (scroll down, there are 19 pages and counting!), whip it together at home, snap a picture of it and email me the photo. Basically I’m asking you to enjoy one the best meals you’ve ever had in your life (assuming you know your way around a kitchen!) and share a snapshot of it with the community. Yep, that’s all you have to do to enter this contest. I’ll compile all the pics and showcase them on MDA later this month. Let’s show the world how delicious Primal dishes can be!

When submitting your photo via email please include a link to the recipe you created.

Use the email subject heading “Show Your Primal Dish” when submitting your photo, so I can easily find and organize all submissions.

The Deadline:

September 27, midnight PST. Only one week away. Get cooking!

Who is Eligible:

Any U.S. or Canadian resident with a kitchen and a camera.

How a Winner is Chosen:

A random drawing will be held among all entrants.

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. Guess it’s time to go shopping…

    Josh wrote on September 20th, 2011
  2. I’m doing a juice cleanse but I will definitely break it for this contest!

    JC wrote on September 20th, 2011
  3. Blast! I just finished off the last of those ribs about 10 minutes ago! LOL, Guess I’ll have to start over… ;o)

    Deannacat wrote on September 20th, 2011
  4. Is there a reason you guys don’t just crack open a coconut, drink the water, and eat the flesh?

    After doing that none of these “coconut products” seem very coconut-ty.

    Just sayin’.

    ZenBowman wrote on September 20th, 2011
    • I would just like to point out that not everyone has access to fresh coconuts.

      Honeybuns wrote on September 20th, 2011
      • Precisely. ;) We found a fresh coconut, busted up one of our knives trying to get into it only to find it rotten inside. Big disappointment.

        Tara wrote on September 20th, 2011
  5. Ah, I made my entry on that recipe post just last night! I’ll do this one with tonight’s dinner instead.

    Mommaofmany wrote on September 20th, 2011
  6. Is it odd that we regularly take photos of our dinner to send to friends and family?

    FoCo Girl wrote on September 20th, 2011
    • NOT odd at all! :D

      Lexxy wrote on September 27th, 2011
  7. Good lord that is a lot of coconut products… I am all over this! Danielle and I, maybe 2 others as well, will have to make a recipe this weekend!

    Aloha!

    Primal Toad wrote on September 20th, 2011
  8. Bummer! I would have loved to do this :-)

    Oh well…I’m really looking forward to seeing all the plates!

    Anna wrote on September 20th, 2011
  9. What about making the recipe that we linked ourselves in the comment board? I linked to pumpkin bacon chili and I’d love to make it again.

    katie wrote on September 20th, 2011
    • Your chili was the Primal dish I posted on the other post! I LOVE IT!!! Ate it for lunch today! :)

      Chrissy wrote on September 20th, 2011
  10. Woohoo I’ve already started looking for my new recipe! :D

    Jules wrote on September 20th, 2011
  11. @ZenBowman Is there any reason you have to be such a buzzkill? ;_

    Angie wrote on September 20th, 2011
    • +1

      Mark Sisson wrote on September 20th, 2011
    • Not buzzkilling at all, but a some fresh green coconut sounds real appealing to me!

      ZenBowman wrote on September 20th, 2011
      • Love the site btw, no offense intended.

        ZenBowman wrote on September 20th, 2011
      • Personally, I do bust open fresh coconuts, drink the water, and eat the flesh. It’s fantastic!

        AND at $5 each, it’s not a frequent thing for me.

        AND I love coconut so much that I want it in lots of different forms. :-)

        Ever had tres leches cake made with coconut flour, coconut milk, and no refined sugar? YUM. That was mine and my husband’s birthday cake this year and it was awesome in a way that a fresh coconut just didn’t satisfy.

        Jen wrote on September 20th, 2011
        • Did that a lot growing up! I’m not sure which part was more my favorite. Punching holes in the end to drink the milk or swinging the hammer to bust it open. Ah, the memories!

          Honeybuns wrote on September 20th, 2011
  12. I just got my own copy of The Primal Blueprint, so it’s not like I needed any extra motivation….but thanks for providing it anyway! What a sweet prize package!

    Anne wrote on September 20th, 2011
  13. I’ve developed a real digestive problem with coconut products. Sad, sad. I can still do coconut oil, but coconut milk, flour and butter just do me in.

    But I know some lucky cook will enjoy these!! Good luck people! :)

    gilliebean wrote on September 20th, 2011
    • I hope you’ll be back for another Primal recipe video this year, gilliebean!

      Mark Sisson wrote on September 20th, 2011
  14. Hmmm… Can I use my own recipe? It’s the one I posted to the other contest. http://nothingbutdirt.com/2011/06/15/broccoli-chicken-salad/ And there’s already a picture. :-)

    Just kidding, I’ll make something else. Now I’m wishing I had posted a link to Elana’s breakfast bars or biscotti so I’d have an excuse to make those this week!

    I’m sure there’s something super delish in those 600 comments that wants me to make it. Very cool contest idea, thanks!

    Jen wrote on September 20th, 2011
  15. Oh. My. Goodness. That is a pile of amazing coconut awesomeness, and serendipitous considering I just made coconut fried chicken. The best part is that I already have four recipes picked out!

    Deanna wrote on September 20th, 2011
  16. Can we do more than one entry?I already sent mine, but now I want to try the pork carnitas while my dad is visiting. I’ll try them either way, but just thought i’d ask!

    Lindsey wrote on September 22nd, 2011
  17. So? Who won!?

    Eamon wrote on September 29th, 2011

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