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Grokfeast in San Jose, California

Posted By Mark Sisson On October 6, 2010 @ 1:00 pm In Health,Reader-Created Content | 32 Comments

On September 8th I asked my readers to host picnics and to send me the results. The following is one of 27 amazing submissions, the best of which will win an entire cow [7], courtesy of US Wellness [8]. Vote for your favorite on October 8.

‘Twas the night of the Grokfeast, when all through the ‘hood
was a dozen or so Grok-wannabes hunting for food;
Their tummies were hungry and fridges were so bare, they foraged
together, because they care;
With Audra stoking the fire, and Frank roasting the meat, Cherry and
Robin busily cutting the veggies to eat;
Lindsay and Eden carefully weighing and measuring to ensure every
Grokee would get their fill,
As Joe watched the little ones, so Becca could bag the many meals;
After slaving away over hot, open fires, well over four and one-half hours,
though time quickly flew, enjoying each others’ company,
Then what to their wondering eyes could it be,
A week’s worth of primal food for each Grok family,
No, not just two or three small little snacks, but twenty-one delicious
cavemen dishes to develop a healthy heart and make strong backs.
As the clan separated to go their own ways, they knew in their tummies
and hearts it was a well-spent day;
Building good eating habits and maintaining their health, it’s teaching by
example that is much more than wealth!

The Feast

  • Chicken Fajita Salad
  • Slow Cooker Pork Loin
  • Easy Ceviche
  • Sweet Potato Hash
  • Almond & Dijon Crusted Halibut & Roasted Asparagus
  • Spaghetti Squash w/Ground lamb meat & homemade marina sauce
  • Tuna Cabbage Salad
  • Western Omelet
  • Chicken Apple Hash
  • Indian-‐Style Slaw
  • Stir-Fry Beef
  • Spinach & Fruit Salad

(All 21 meals not listed above)

Recipe: Spinach & Fruit Salad


  • Fresh spinach (about 1 bunch or a 9 oz package)
  • 8-10 fresh strawberries, sliced (we used kiwi chunks)
  • 1 package blueberries
  • 1/4 C slivered almonds


  • 1/4 C apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 C grapeseed oil (or walnut oil, or olive oil)
  • 2 T sesame seeds
  • 1 T poppy seeds
  • 1 T honey (optional)

Mix spinach and fruit together. Drizzle salad dressing over salad and toss well. Sprinkle slivered almonds over the top. Enjoy! (Store leftover dressing in the refrigerator).

The Tribe

Audra & Joe Soltis, Tommy Soltis, Sierra Soltis, Becca Makarova, Maks Makarov, Nadya Makarova, Cherry Sanders, Eden Ternian, Frank Mangisi, Robin N., Lindsay Pfeffer

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