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1 Feb

Finish Line: The 2016 Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge

21dayprogram_1000x1000 (1)I’m kinda sad to be saying this, but the 2016 Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge is officially over. Mine is a bittersweet sadness, though—the good kind you get after a great party or wedding. I’m not really broken up. After all, thousands of you guys participated in and finished the challenge, which means thousands of lives probably improved (and thousands more witnessed your lives improve and wondered whether it might improve their own lives, too). That’s nice.

Although I’ve mentioned it before, most people probably don’t know this: a primary interest of mine in the Challenge is entirely selfish. You guys inspire me. When I’m putting together contests for 15-second recipe videos, I want new ideas for making quick and delicious food in my kitchen. When I ask for your thoughts, I’m getting advice and insight from the best and brightest around. The beauty of this Internet/social media thing is that the information is open to everyone, so everyone can be selfish and draw inspiration from everyone else’s content. You’re not emailing me the recipe videos. You’re posting them to Instagram.

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31 Jan

Weekend Link Love – Edition 385

Weekend Link Love

I had a great time on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast. Give it a listen.

Two cool pieces of Primal Blueprint Publishing news:

  1. A recent paper on hidradenitis suppurativa, the mysterious skin disorder and subject of Tara Grant’s The Hidden Plague: A Field Guide for Surviving and Overcoming Hidradenitis Suppurativa, mentioned Tara’s work on the dietary etiology of HS favorably.
  2. Tara will be speaking about hidradenitis suppurativa at the 74th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology in early March.

Congratulations, Tara!

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30 Jan

Duck Carnitas Tacos

Mexican carnitas are made from meat that’s been slow-cooked in fat. Usually, this means pork braised in lard. But duck legs covered in a thick layer of fatty skin are ideal for this sort of cooking. Not only do you end up with easy, really delicious duck carnitas, you’ll have a little extra rendered duck fat in the pot to use for future cooking.

The tender, shredded duck meat is fried briefly to crisp up the edges, then it’s tossed with a cabbage slaw made from red cabbage, radishes, jalapeno peppers and cilantro. This combination of ingredients makes the slaw a brightly colored, sulfur rich, Vitamin C packed powerhouse…but you don’t have to think about that while you’re eating it. Just focus on how delicious the cool, crunchy, spicy slaw tastes with rich, crispy morsels of duck.

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29 Jan

The Story of Primordial Stu: 180 Pounds of Weight Loss

It’s Friday, everyone! And that means another Primal Blueprint Real Life Story from a Mark’s Daily Apple reader. If you have your own success story and would like to share it with me and the Mark’s Daily Apple community please contact me here. I’ll continue to publish these each Friday as long as they keep coming in. Thank you for reading!

real_life_stories_stories-1-2This is a story of a fat man living to die…who is now dying to live.

I did not just wake up one day morbidly obese, on 17 prescription meds, a heart patient with three cardiac stents (having been “cathed” seven times with five angioplasties), and with type II diabetes, chronic migraines, hyperlipidemia, atherosclerosis, hypertension, sleep apnea, recurring bouts of kidney stones requiring hospitalization (due to medications), clinical depression, psoriatic arthritis/fibromyalgia (the doctors were split on that one), and PTSD…just for laughs.

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28 Jan

Contest Results: What’s in Your Primal Kitchen?

Primal groceries finalFirst, I have to say that I loved seeing all the pictures submitted for our “What’s in Your Primal Kitchen?” contest. It’s always a pleasure to see the happy, healthy, glowing faces of Mark’s Daily Apple readers—not to mention the great looking food sprawled across their kitchens! Once again, many thanks to everyone who participated.

The lucky winner of this random drawing will take home The Holy Grail of PRIMAL KITCHEN Care Packages3 bottles of Avocado Oil, 6 jars of Avocado Oil Mayo2 bags of Primal Fuel, 2 bottles of Greek Vinaigrette, 2 bottles of Honey Mustard Vinaigrette, and 12 Dark Chocolate Almond Bars.

Are you the lucky winner?

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