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September 28, 2012

Grokfeast in Western Australia

By Mark Sisson
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On September 11th I asked Mark’s Daily apple readers to host a Grokfeast (a picnic/party celebrating the Primal lifestyle) and to send me the results. The following is one of 14 amazing submissions, the best of which will win an entire cow courtesy of US Wellness.

We started out by picking up some produce from the local markets. Finding some delicious local and grass fed meat, fresh organic vegetables and local free range eggs. Then we headed to the shops to pick up the rest of the ingredients. Including my favourites, 85% Black & Green’s organic chocolate, macadamias, bacon and butter. After packing up the car we set off on a 3 hour drive leaving Perth and heading down the west coast to Yallingup where we stayed for a Primal weekend of bliss.

We spent time outside in the sun (while it wasn’t raining) playing on the trampoline, Grok hanging from the monkey bars, squatting, playing frisbee, totem tennis, sprint races, bush hikes, walks along the beach and of course relaxing with a glass of local red wine and dark chocolate from Margaret River. Our outdoor picnic was interrupted by massive amounts of rain so we had a lovely time picnicking indoors. We even got the whole family to try going barefoot!

The Feast

  • Devilled eggs
  • Guacamole with vegetable sticks
  • Apple, avocado and bacon salad
  • Local, grass fed pork sausages
  • Local, grass fed lamb spare ribs
  • Primal chocolate tart with cream and blueberries

Apple, Avocado and Bacon Salad

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 kg bacon, cubed
  • 2 large apples, cubed
  • 2 large lettuces
  • 2 large avocados, cubed
  • 1/2 red onion, finely sliced

Dressing Ingredients:

  • 1/2 egg
  • 1/2 cup macadamia oil
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • Salt & pepper

Instructions:

To make the dressing place egg in a food processor and start processing on a low speed. Gradually trickle in the oil until it’s incorporated (make sure you do this step very slowly so it doesn’t separate). Add the lemon, salt and pepper to taste. Fry bacon in a pan on medium heat for around 5 minutes or until crispy. On a large serving platter spread out lettuce and top with apple, onion, avocado, bacon and dressing. Enjoy ๐Ÿ™‚

The Tribe

The Prosser Family Tribe : Asha (Me), James (Fiance) , Terry (Grandad), Sandra (Nanna), Bec (Mum), Nic (Aunt), Tony (Uncle), Erin (Aunt), Martin (Uncle) , Cooper (Cousin), Sabine (Cousin), Hayley (Cousin), Abbey (Cousin)


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AnuCool
AnuCool
3 years 11 months ago

Wow….You guys had an awesome party, wonderful family!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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3 years 11 months ago

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Garry
Garry
3 years 11 months ago

Great to see some fellow Sandgropers groking on! And down in my corner of the world too.

Helen
Helen
3 years 11 months ago

Where do you get the Back and Green’s chocolate? I’m having trouble finding any in Perth.

Helen
Helen
3 years 11 months ago

Oh at Woolies! Think I need to look harder. lol

Garry
Garry
3 years 11 months ago

…and Coles.

Kay
Kay
3 years 11 months ago

What a lovely video. There’s something so refreshing about seeing kids AND adults cut loose and play. The food looks beautiful too. Hope you had a great time!

NJ Paleo
NJ Paleo
3 years 11 months ago

What a lovely party! We visited Perth last year and went to Yanchep — I miss the beautiful WA bush.

MAP
MAP
3 years 11 months ago

Thank you for this video – you have such a great family. I watched this on a rainy Saturday morning and it inspired me to wake the family up, head to the farmers market and create our own feast.

misha
misha
3 years 11 months ago

I love this video, great food and fun with family.

Bec Tennant
Bec Tennant
3 years 11 months ago

Every time I watch this it makes me so happy

Rhonda the Red
Rhonda the Red
3 years 11 months ago

I watched your video and it nearly made me cry it was so beautiful!!! I did literally tear up! What a great primal time you all had!! Loved it! wish I could find duck fat at my local grocery…

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