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September 15, 2010

Contest: What’s Your 20?

By Mark Sisson
524 Comments

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:

It’s Sensible Vice time…

Chocolate. The Malibu farmers’ market sets up shop about a half block from my office every Sunday, and one of the regular, irresistible booths is Choco Vivo. Organic, fair trade, fermented less than 3 days – this is chocolate for people who like cacao, not chocolate for people who like candy bars. Winner receives an assortment of 100%, 85%, 75%, raw nibs, and the cherry, almond, peppercorn blend. For those outside the LaLa Land farmers’ market circuit, you can find ChocoVivo here.

Coconut Juice. Today’s second sensible vice comes with or without pulp (or with a hint of lime). In the pursuit of all things coconut, the winner will receive two mixed cases of coconut juice, courtesy of Amy & Brian Naturals. That’s over a gallon and a half of liquid. For all the athletes out there trying to bridge the gap between ideal Primal living and endurance training, this is good stuff for the days when you clock the extra mileage. And to clarify, coconut juice and coconut water are the same thing.

Miracle Fruit. Say what, now? No, it won’t cause rapid weight loss. No, it won’t cure cancer. No, it won’t make the Giants fumble on the last down of the game. But it will make a lemon taste like candy, a Guinness taste like a chocolate milk shake, and a blueberry taste like God pouring heaven’s manna down your throat. It’s a fruit that plays a delightful game of chaos with your taste buds. And ThinkGeek, the folks who donated the Homo Sapiens kitchen tool last year, are offering up a packet of miracle fruit this year.

The Contest:

For those unfamiliar with the 80/20 rule, I’ll discuss it in depth later today, but in brief: if you align your life with the Primal Blueprint principles 80% of the time, consider yourself on course. While you should strive to be Primal 100% of the time, 20% happens. And today it’s time to share 20% stories…

So, what’s your 20? Mine is beer. And I’m not talking about Bud Light Lime. I like a beer dark enough to make motor oil jealous. An no, beer is not made from meat and veggies. Despite Michelob Ultra’s ad campaign, beer will not improve your performance time. It’s made from wheat and barley. My 20 is an Old Viscosity Ale from Port Brewing Company. While I very rarely imbibe, I never have regrets when I do.

Now it’s time to tell me yours. Today’s contest isn’t designed to celebrate the bad or knock all the beginners off the Primal wagon. It should serve as a reminder that even the most Primal of us have unPrimal moments, and that when we do, we shouldn’t be ashamed or embarrassed about those moments. We should simply recognize them for what they are – that 20% – and keep on striving to live Primal the next day. So share your moment. Your best (or worst) 20% moment. Do so in 150 words or less in the comments section of this post.

We’re not just picking a winner at random this time. The Worker Bees and I will pick our favorite moments and then hold a poll next Sunday where you’ll pick the winner. A good moment is one that either shows excellent use of sensible vices, or a moment that exemplifies how you can pick yourself up and keep going Primal after a moment (or crazy night) of vices that are anything but sensible.

The Deadline:

September 16, 9:00 am. Only one day!

Who is Eligible:

As with most of the other perishable prizes, this stuff ain’t crossing borders. A substitute prize of equal value will be offered to an international winner. Sorry, Swedish readers. Next year I’ll have a Swedish prize just for Swedes.

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h
6 years 15 days ago

loukoumades (deep fried pastry soaked with honey sugar syrup) and frappe (instant coffee, cream, ice) while sitting in a cafe overlooking the mediterranean

Russell
Russell
6 years 15 days ago

Beer .. I have a local beer place that has 500 bottles and 40 taps of the most wonderful micro-brew beers . . I even have a loyalty card. Good think fat helps with hangovers . . . . .

Shawn
Shawn
6 years 15 days ago

You know, I just had some loukoumades the other day. First outright cheat in a while. Excellent choice.

Amanda
Amanda
6 years 15 days ago
My husband is in the Marine Corps and he ends up being gone a lot because of that. So when he’s home and we finally get a chance to just go out and spend time together with our 10 month old baby, we like to go to a nice restaurant and have an excellent primal appetizer (we love insalata caprese and/or beef tartar), primal dinner (usually a salad with a grilled chicken breast or steak and sauteed veggies) and then we splurge on a dessert. My husband loves creme brulee, so we split one once in a while. Definitely not… Read more »
Karyn (Calvin's wife)
Karyn (Calvin's wife)
6 years 15 days ago
I love food! I love chocolate! I love bread and pizza and hamburgers and bacon and donuts, etc, etc! But I have found that I can do without all of those things except beer and chocolate. I do limit myself to only occasional pieces of 85% cacao, but the beer is much harder. I have gone from drinking beer 4+ nights a week to maybe one, and gone from 4+ beers a night to maybe 2. I, like Mark, do not go for the weak light beers, but the deliciousness of an IPA or wheat beer. I overindulged in crappy… Read more »
batty
6 years 15 days ago

cheesecake. i sometimes will cure my urge by making the primal version, but once in a blue moon i head over to the local joint and have a CW slice. i then vibrate into another dimension thanks to the sugar overload.

Jackson
Jackson
6 years 15 days ago

Cheese. I was a vegan for three years, so when I started eating cheese again it was as if every type of cheese I hated before then turned into manna from heaven. I’d been tricking myself into thinking soy cheese was of comparable flavor and texture. I don’t eat cheese every day and avoid eating it in massive quantities, but when I do it’s like being in a York Peppermint Patty commercial without the corn syrup.

Griff
Griff
6 years 15 days ago

My 20% is coffee and dark, dark chocolate. I’ll have a square of an 85% dark bar every now and then, and I have to have coffee every morning (psychological habit, but it’s not going away). If dairy is considered part of the 20%, then that too – hard cheese is a dietary staple for me, but I try to limit it, and I have a touch of cream in my coffee every morning.

Chipdogwa
Chipdogwa
6 years 15 days ago

Double Chocolate Stout….this stuff is so thick and tasty that I only have it every couple months. If you like really dark beer then this is the one to try. It was once described to me as chocolate milk for adults 😉

Becca Ne'
Becca Ne'
6 years 15 days ago

Amen! Young’s is THE best beer I’ve ever had! I actually have some in my fridge right now waiting for my next craving to hit. 🙂

73Kristin
73Kristin
6 years 15 days ago

Oh, the Double Chocolate Stout…made me smile just reading this post. I like it just a little bit cooler than room temperature. It really is fantastic.

Jordan
Jordan
6 years 15 days ago

+1 on that. I love the Double Chocolate, but have you had Buried Hatchet Stout by Southern Star Brewing company? Oi. We have ONE bar around here that carries it and it is well worth going out of the way for. Mmm. Now I want some beer.

Kara
Kara
6 years 15 days ago

Try making a drink with half double chocolate stout and half framboise. Oh my goodness!

Jason
Jason
6 years 15 days ago

Young’s is absolutly one of my favs….Another great one, but sometimes harder to find is Rogue Choc stout

rebecca
6 years 15 days ago

Sourdough. I make my own sourdough, and once a week or so, I’ll have a bread day. That and tarts and pies. I just love to bake– it’s one of my greatest pleasures in life. So I’m a 6-day a week primal person :).

rebecca
6 years 15 days ago

(and anyway, numerous studies have shown that white sourdough bread has a negligible effect on blood sugar levels :D)

Janine
Janine
6 years 15 days ago

OMG…I was just going to write that Sourdough was also my favourite vice! My goal this fall was to make my owner starter. I love the delicate crunch of the crust, the tangy sponge and beautiful texture. It’s even better toasted. My favourite is to use it as the base for bruschetta with my home grown heirloom tomatoes and fresh basil out of the garden. mmmmm….now i want some!

Janine
Janine
6 years 15 days ago

I totally LOVE sourdough! I was also going to list that as my favourite vice 🙂 I love the crunchy crust, the delectable aroma and tanginess of the crumb and love it even better toasted! In my mind, nothing beat my sourdough bruschetta: a generous piece of toasted sourdough with olive oil brushed on, topped with my chopped heirloom tomatoes, garlic, fresh garden basil and sprinkling of sea salt. Mmmm…food nirvana…

Janine
Janine
6 years 15 days ago

sorry for the double post..thought it hadn’t gone through!

Steve
Steve
6 years 15 days ago

Call me sentimental or just old fashioned, but my 20% includes family birthday cake. While I will keep my pieces as small as possible, and my family is only 4 people, I cannot imagine passing the “wish of good health” that the cake is thought to symbolize.

OneGoal
OneGoal
6 years 14 days ago

I agree with you Steve. Birthday cake is too important. It sets the whole celebration mood (so everyone has to partake) and makes the upcoming year SWEET.

Sarah Due
Sarah Due
6 years 15 days ago

I’m sure this will be a popular choice – Chocolate. Rich, dark chocolate. Whole foods has a whole wall of different kinds! I’m big on the dark chocolate covered goji berries or dark chocolate with almonds or hazelnuts.

That and a good stout from the local microbrewery of course!

Sarah
6 years 15 days ago

My 20? A big bowl of high quality vanilla bean ice cream, smothered in warm crunchy peanut butter & thinly sliced bananas. Let the ice cream melt a bit & mix it altogether… incredible. I’ve given up a lot, but there’s no way I can give this up.

Jim Arkus
6 years 15 days ago

There’s a restaurant near me called Fedora’s, and my favorite way to break a 24 hour fast is to go there and order their “Steak and Bleu Sandwich.” London broil, fried onions, bleu cheese on a homemade roll, served with sweet potato fries and ranch dressing instead of ketchup. Finish it off with their M&M Chocolate Cookie. Perfect.

Val
Val
6 years 15 days ago

Jif Peanut butter! I know, I know, legume and lectins and trans fats and sugar and all that, but I just don’t care! 🙂 I have a tablespoon smeared on some good dark chocolate a couple times a week and finish with a happy grin and no guilt. I’m trying almond butters, but so far I’d rather have the nasty old Jif. Also- Sushi. LOVE sushi!!! My only grain weakness, I absolutely adore it and we go out for sushi like once a week. -Val

John
John
6 years 15 days ago

It wasn’t very sensible, but I had 3 pieces of wedding cake Saturday night, mostly for the frosting. The occasional celebration cake is about the only sweet I eat.

dragonmamma
dragonmamma
6 years 15 days ago

The Super Deluxe Carnitas Burrito *with* the basket of corn chips from the taqueria around the corner.

Sometimes my hubby and I spend all of Sunday morning riding our bikes around and then doing some heavy-duty gardening. Nuthin’ hits the spot after that like a burrito and chips.

Jason
Jason
6 years 15 days ago

Anniversary vacation with my wife in Porland, ME at Gritty McDuff’s Brew Pub. We tried the litany of beers and a mead (my first mead ever!) along with the best damn slice of chocolate cake ever: Dark Chocolate Black Fly Stout. The next morning was Primal as usual.

Michelle
Michelle
6 years 15 days ago

omg I LOVE that place!!! black fly is fantastic!!! good choice Jason 🙂

Jason
Jason
6 years 15 days ago

Every time we go back to Portland we’ll be sure to visit Gritty’s!

Jason
Jason
6 years 15 days ago

I’m a Mainer myself…I love gritty’s…Bull Feeney’s is another great one in the old port

Karyn (Calvin's wife)
Karyn (Calvin's wife)
6 years 15 days ago

mmm… mead! looking forward to warm mead this fall!

Jack
Jack
6 years 15 days ago

From MDA comment rules: “So while spam is technically meat, it ain’t anywhere near Primal.” Well, it’s my 20%, Minnesota Style. It’s particularly egregious when I slap pan-fried SPAM between 2 slices of white bread slathered with Miracle Whip. One SPAM Sammich = 2 meals lost to IF.

Karen
Karen
6 years 15 days ago

Coconut milk mango icecream – it’s made with agave so just another form of sugar but it’s a clean and fruity taste

Bobbi
Bobbi
6 years 15 days ago

My guilty pleasure is almonds covered in dark chocolate and rolled in coco powder. mmmmmm! I swear they cure PMS.

Agatsu
Agatsu
6 years 15 days ago

My 20% is nice dark chocolate. Interestingly, I’ve learned some very important lessons on my PB journey.
1) It’s OK to have chocolate occasionally if I want some – not need some or desire some, but WANT some. A conscious decision instead of an uncontrolled impulse. 2) Quality over quantity. It is a treat, and as such, I savor it. Not wolf it down, but truly enjoy it more than I ever did when I was simply throwing it into that hole under my nose.

Sean
Sean
6 years 15 days ago

Right now, I’m studying Rome, so temptation is all around me. Pizza, bread, cheese, non-Priaml food is everywhere! However, gelato and cheese are my 20% nemesis! You cannot walk by a gelato shop and not want to try some! I limit to about one time a week but it is still tough to pass it up. Cheese on the other hand is tougher. I love mazarella and other hard cheeses too much to pass them up. I probably have some kind of cheese every other day…

Eric
Eric
6 years 15 days ago

M&Ms…started with regular ones, realized the supreme joy in Peanut M&Ms, heard about so had to try peanut butter M&Ms, bought into the good advertising for Pretzel M&M (not disappointed…least primal M&Ms though)…most recently, heard rumors of Coconut M&Ms–looking forward to that! It is a step in the primal direction!

Barefoot Paul
Barefoot Paul
6 years 15 days ago

Peanut M&ms for me too. They are delicious.

Matt Lentzner
Matt Lentzner
6 years 15 days ago

Funny, I used to love Peanut M&M’s.

They’re too sweet now. My sensitivity to sugar is very high. 72% cacao chocolate is plenty sweet tasting. I’m usually at 85%.

Kelly
6 years 14 days ago

We had coconut M&M’s in Hawaii in April. They are fantastic! Like a teeny tiny Mounds bar.

Rebecca
Rebecca
6 years 13 days ago

Dark chocolate M&M’s (in a purple bag) – mmmmm

Geoff Klein
6 years 15 days ago

My worst vice is office birthday treats. They always seem to be at the front of my bay, and the birthdays always seem to clump together. Once I have 1 cookie, its hard to keep my energy up throughout the day without another.

I also enjoy beer, but I don’t feel guilty about that.

Agatsu
Agatsu
6 years 15 days ago

Oh… and good bourbon. 🙂

Matt
Matt
6 years 15 days ago

Mine is hot dogs, and when I say hot dogs, I mean hot dogs done right: cheddar cheese, ketchup, mustard, relish, and diced onions, served on a toasted bun along side an ice cold Coke. I have this for lunch probably once every other week.

Primal Toad
6 years 15 days ago

Have you ever tried Applegate Farms 100% Grass Fed Beef Hot Dogs? They are awesome and are completely primal. Grass fed beef with a few spices – nothing else!

kelly alice.
kelly alice.
6 years 14 days ago

i LOVE their dogs! they are a staple in our house!

Tobias Åkeblom
6 years 15 days ago

My 20% have to go to a classic dish from Northern Sweden where I live. It is called “Palt” and is made out of potatoes and white wheat flower. Potatoes are grinded and blended with the flower and then formed to apple-sized balls and then cooked. Sounds crazy, but it is really tasty. You eat it with lingonberries and lots of butter.

Christopher
Christopher
6 years 15 days ago
I’m only a week into going Primal, but my 20% is closer to being 1%. I’ve kept a full embrace of the PB tenants, except…. Yesterday I was buying a pair of Vibram shoes at a shop called Zombie Runner. Quirky, excellent running shop that contains of all things, a coffee bar. At this coffee bar I bought one square of dark chocolate, a piece of Poco Dolce Aztec Chilli. A perfect balance of bittersweet chocolate, pumpkin seeds, cinnamon, ground chiles, and grey sea salt. All natural, San Francisco based, and the best chocolate I’ve ever had in my life.… Read more »
skeedaddy
skeedaddy
6 years 15 days ago
Italian Ice…Our 20% moment arose recently while walking on the boardwalk during a visit to Myrtle Beach SC. The scene was beautiful, but the newly refurbished boardwalk was doing it’s best impression of a solar oven! The designers had done their part by providing NO shade over the available seating, and our friends had commented on the Italian Ice shop on the way to the beach…all signs pointed to a friendly pause in the cool storefront, eating a high-fructose, artifically-colored and flavored ICE BOMB! With our knowledge of the 80/20 rule we were able to enjoy the moment and also… Read more »
kennelmom
kennelmom
6 years 15 days ago
My husband and I eloped to Vegas on our second date. Most folks didn’t think we’d last a year, much less six. So when our anniversary rolls around, it’s time to celebrate and embrace the 20%. This year we ate at our favorite restaurant that sources all products locally. While the main courses were pretty primal, we enjoyed several glasses of red wine and to cap it off: Krispy Kreme doughnut bread pudding for dessert. Any Southerner worth their salt has a deep appreciation for Krispy Kremes, even if the primal Southerners are able to pass by the “Hot Donuts… Read more »
Connie
Connie
6 years 15 days ago

While 1 glass of red wine is okay, 2-1/2 glasses is not a good thing. I have had 2-1/2 glasses twice in the past month while eating primally. The first time, I was tipsy but okay. However after the second time, I felt tipsy, then bad in a weird way. This must be a sign that my body is healing!

Jamie Fellrath
6 years 15 days ago
Ice Cream. No doubt about it. My favorite kind is Peanut Butter Cup – chocolate ice cream with the peanut butter swirls in it. Aside from the cream… it’s just not primal. I have found some Coconut Milk ice cream that’s a tad more expensive, but obviously is made with something a bit more primal. They even have Peanut Butter Cup flavored… not that that helps anything much with the peanuts in it. Wonder if anyone’s ever thought about a Almond Butter Cup Coconut Milk ice cream… then it’d just be the sugar that isn’t so great for you.
Sandra
Sandra
6 years 15 days ago
Once in a while, my husband and I indulge in pure, guilt-free relaxation. Here’s the plan: we rent a stack of dvds, gather the snack foods, take the mattress off the bed, drag it into the living room, and don’t move for an entire day into the next. It started when our daughter was newborn and the three of us snuggled for an entire weekend. Now that we’ve gone primal, we’ve happily adapted what we consider snack food. The typical spread looks like this: a couple of 24″ long strips of beef jerky from the farmer’s market, our favorite aged… Read more »
sarah
sarah
6 years 15 days ago
I’m actually with you on the beer thing, in fact, I make my own beer and am quite involved in the craft beer and brewing communities. Port Old Viscosity is delicious! I had the honor of pouring (and tasting) a barrel-aged version of that beer at a festival a year or so ago. Yum! Giving up beer (mostly) is the hardest part about going primal for me. Aside from beer, my other vice is dark chocolate (especially when it has sea salt in it). My absolute favorite place to buy chocolate from is Vosges: http://www.vosgeschocolate.com/. Their products are amazing! I… Read more »
Karyn (Calvin's wife)
Karyn (Calvin's wife)
6 years 15 days ago

My husband home brews, and he made the most delicious Imperial IPA several months ago that put several pounds on both of us. IT WAS SCRUMPTIOUS! OUR love for beer has not been very encouraging…

Mademoiselle
Mademoiselle
6 years 15 days ago
If we’re interpreting 80/20 as calorie percentage, I splurge about 3% on a near daily basis with really dark chocolate. When I know that I have that to look forward to, the much more dangerous temptations (cookies, pastries, etc.) don’t creep up. 7% comes from cheese as a garnish: mostly parmesan and feta, but I’ve also been known to eat smoked salmon on cucumber slices with a dab of herbed goat cheese. The remaining 10% comes from greek yogurt, which I love. Might wean myself off of it eventually, but for now I’m really enjoying it. When I go out… Read more »
Michelle
Michelle
6 years 15 days ago

Oh man..my baddest 20 was when I went to Ireland. I lived a whole week on REAL scones w/ butter & jam, black tea w/ milk & sugar for breakfast, Guinness or Hard Cider for lunch & lamb stew & countless Guinness (Guinnessi?) for dinner. No regrets, it was perfect. Each bite tasted like I WANTED it to! 🙂 On a regular basis I have a weakness for chocolate. I mix 2 (lol, maaaaaaybeeee more) TBspn cocoa powder with coconut milk to make a “runny truffle” and mix with thawed berries…mmmmm!

kelly q
kelly q
6 years 15 days ago

any cheese, red wine, and 85% chocolate… on occasion all 3 in one night. and of course there’s ice cream, cheesecake and brownies. they’re primal, homemade, and with soooo little honey, but i know i’m cheating because they still taste so great. too great.

Aaron Blaisdell
6 years 15 days ago

I had a recent plunge down the 20% road at my daughters’ birthday party. Two slices of pizza, a slice of chocolate ice-cream cake, two delicious pale-ales, and a mini Kit-Kat from the piñata. It took a week to recover. I went way beyond hormesis!

Funkadelic Flash
Funkadelic Flash
6 years 15 days ago
I have to say, home-made ice cream is the one sensible vice that will never leave my list of occasional indulgences! Hell, considering the taste and the relatively benign ingredients, why would I WANT it to?! Since embarking on my PB journey close to a year ago, I’ve managed to source unpasteurized, grass fed cream and milk from a very passionate, local farmer. This, along with a touch of honey, pastured egg yolks, vanilla extract, and celtic sea salt makes for one fairly healthy, and most importantly, delicious sensible vice. Care to scoop it into a bowl with some peaches… Read more »
Miykael
Miykael
6 years 15 days ago

Coconut Juice and Dark Chocolate are a big part of my “20%”. Coconut Juice really is a great recovery drink after metcon training. I find now after going Primal(over a year) that I am not emotionally attached to food, so I have no guilt when I occasionally indulge in treats. I tend to still avoid gluten at all costs, but occasionally around holidays I will have some of my grandmother’s brownies,ice cream, or things like that. Thanks Mark for helping me figure out this eating thing 🙂

Deb
Deb
6 years 15 days ago

I like O’Brien hash browns cooked in olive oil 2-3 breakfasts a week, along with a couple of eggs. I also plan on enjoying family birthday celebrations – pound cake with buttercream frosting and a side of homemade vanilla ice cream. There are only three of us, so not a lot of indulgence there.

Erin
Erin
6 years 15 days ago

Bread from a local bakery (preferably with garlic or cheese baked in) and olive oil. The smell of the bread as it warms in the oven, the crunch as you tear off a piece, the soft center that soaks up olive oil and is left glistening. Of course, this is all had with a glass or 3 of good red wine! But I think the best part is sharing it with my husband, laughing and enjoying good conversation, just the two of us.

Abby
Abby
6 years 15 days ago

Dark chocolate definitely. i have way too much!

lethargist
lethargist
6 years 15 days ago

For a long time I couldn’t decide whether the single greatest accomplishment of the post-agricultural insanity we call civilization was good beer or ice cream. Now at the ripe old age of 57,the verdict is in. If I had to, I could live without beer. My perennial favorite is plain old Hagen Daaz vanilla, which now comes in lovely little 3 oz. cups with a mini-spoon hidden in the lid. Genius!

Joel
Joel
6 years 15 days ago

Crème brûlée. If it’s on the menu at a restaurant, I have to order it. The rest of the vices will come to me and then fade just as quickly.

Matt C
Matt C
6 years 15 days ago

Wine, red wine and too much of it. Had parents over for dinner just before the 30-day challenge and served red wine. Thought, “Oh yeah, I can have a glass or two and still be primal.” Four glasses later I’m thinking, “Good thing this challenge starts tomorrow!” Totally primal since then.

P.S. Tried the Primal Energy Bar Recipe last night – wow! My vegetarian wife loved them too! Thanks Mark!

Fit-Kitty
Fit-Kitty
6 years 15 days ago

soydelicious peanut butter zigzag icecream, omg, makes a bad day just melt away! Best to share it with a friend, but I have to admit, I’ve eaten the whole pint by myself before!!!

Melanie
Melanie
6 years 15 days ago

With food, it’s definitely fruit and chocolate. I have a bad sweet tooth. With exercise, I am still having trouble breaking the chronic cardio/lifting 4x per week habit.

tracy
tracy
6 years 15 days ago

probably not an award winner, but balsamic and other carby vinegars. i’ve only been primal since the challenge began on the 7th, but i love all kinds of vinegars and don’t think i would ever stop using any of them. just had some white balsamic drizzled over shrimp sauteed in butter and garlic. yum.

Victoria
6 years 15 days ago

I have several 20% choices – they vary from week to week, and month to month.

My favorites are:-

85% Dark Chocolate (Green & Black’s) – when I’m feeling more Primal … or Cadbury’s Dairy Milk when I just need milk chocolate.

Beer – dark, smooth and yummy! Favorite right now is Boddington’s.

Homemade bread with a thick layer of butter. Love bread, but now I only like the stuff I make. I no longer feel guilty for devouring the butter either 🙂

Lasagna – Especially my Mum’s homemade stuff. Yum!

Ely
Ely
6 years 15 days ago

Group dinners. It doesn’t happen a lot, but if there’s an office potluck, or a team pizza party, or a fancy dinner at my parents’ house, chances are I’m going to eat or drink something not strictly Primal. And like it. 🙂 I take the Primal route when there is one though – I even scraped pizza toppings onto my salad & skipped the crust! it was good!!

Yannick
Yannick
6 years 15 days ago

A huge, french-style handselected raw milk cheese platter! That’s the best dessert I can imagine, and I will literally stuff myself with those delicious types of cheese. Luckily, it happens only once in a while 😀

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