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August 17, 2009

Contest Results: Primal Breakfast Pics

By Mark Sisson
47 Comments

Last week I asked you to send in pics of your Primal breakfasts. Nearly 100 fantastic photos flooded my inbox. I’ve included them all below. (Click on the thumbnails for full size versions.)

These photos stand to represent the variety of breakfasts on the Primal eating plan and how delicious Primal foods are. I know many people find the breakfast to be the most difficult meal to figure out when making the transition to the Primal lifestyle. Many of us grew up on Frosted Flakes, Pop Tarts, English muffins, waffles, pancakes and toaster strudels as early morning staples. As you can see, it doesn’t have to be that way.

Revisit this page from time to time for Primal breakfast ideas, and point skeptical friends and family to this page to see their mouths water.

I’ve randomly selected a winning photo. The lucky MDA reader that submitted the photo has just won 5 gallons of fat from U.S. Wellness. Yes, you read that right. 5 gallons of fat – beef tallow to be precise. And the lucky winner is…

Tamara!

You’ve got to love Tamara’s email message that accompanied her winning photo (seen above):

Venison sautéed in bacon grease with roasted pearl onions and garlic, with a side of local organic (and HUGE and SWEET!) blueberries.

And oh yeah, I found a BULLET in my meat!!  That definitely creates a rather primal impression at breakfast.  I didn’t shoot the lovely animal who has provided me with many, many meals, but I’m sure going to have to show my dad what I found in his kill!

Warm regards,

Tamara

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John FitzGibbon
John FitzGibbon
7 years 7 months ago

you know readers have some nice dishes to go along with their breakfasts

marci
marci
7 years 7 months ago

These photos are so inspiring! I’m glad to see my most of my fellow PBers eat hearty bfasts like me …and the empty plate made me laugh…as did the 6 fried eggs!

Tim
Tim
7 years 7 months ago

Congrats Tamara! And wow everyone, can I come stay?!

Daniel Swank, I’m curious about your (seemingly empty?) Phantom of the Opera mug!

Tim

Dan
Dan
7 years 7 months ago

Well it was full of coffee (before I drank most of it).

I prefer not to eat breakfast; my body does not take kindly to attempting digestion before noon.

Indiscreet
Indiscreet
7 years 7 months ago

Argh, hungry now!

FlyNavyWife
7 years 7 months ago

It’s so fun to look at these pictures… but…

I sent you 2 pictures of my breakfasts and you didn’t post either one. Does that mean you didn’t get my email at all and I wasn’t entered in the contest? How will I know if you got my other emails? I used the link that you had in the original challenge post.

🙁 I’m very sad now.

one was here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/elegantemily/3822976973/

and the other was here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/elegantemily/3823785064/in/photostream/

fritchbeetle
7 years 7 months ago

The coffee and the smoothie made me giggle.

seagal76
seagal76
7 years 7 months ago

This all looks soooo yummy!!

Adam Kayce
7 years 7 months ago

The empty plate cracked me up – IF’er, huh?

I’d love to get some of those pictures’ recipes, though!

Chris Tomek
7 years 7 months ago

Wow, whoever put all those images together on this page did a great job! What a variety of breakfasts…I may come back to this page periodically when I need a new idea for breakfast!!

Nancy
Nancy
7 years 7 months ago

Is there any way to get a list of what the breakfasts are? I can get a description by clicking on each picture but that’s rather time consuming to do one at a time. Or could the captions be added to the thumbnail photos?

Chris
Chris
7 years 7 months ago

Awesome photos – whole chicken for breakfast, got to love that!

Grok
7 years 7 months ago

That’s me 😉

Grok
7 years 7 months ago

I think my head might explode if I stay on this page any longer.

Meagan
Meagan
7 years 7 months ago

Nom nom nom. This is making me SO hungry!

paleo_piper
7 years 7 months ago

Everyone looks like such good cooks! I usually just have some eggs and my homemade sausage. 🙁

James17
James17
7 years 7 months ago

There’s some nice ideas there! 😀 Yum yum yum!!

jose
jose
7 years 7 months ago

Man, I’m so hungry now….

maba
maba
7 years 7 months ago

Great pictures, all of ’em. Congrats Tamara!

Girl Gone Primal
7 years 7 months ago

Where’s mine? *pouts*

FYI, I sent in this:

And some other breakfasts of mine – http://girlgoneprimal.blogspot.com/2009/08/another-day-of-eating-tweeting.html

Tamara
7 years 7 months ago

Wow!! I can’t belive I won! Thanks Mark and U.S. Wellness. Might have to make that my lucky bullet now. 😉

My dad is just FLOORED by the way!

mikey
7 years 7 months ago

wow! truly amazing! great food CAN be good for you.

keith leimbach
keith leimbach
7 years 7 months ago

how do you make the primal pancakes?

Jezwyn
7 years 7 months ago
Here’s my recipe – http://girlgoneprimal.blogspot.com/2009/05/four-shows-down-four-to-go.html Grind a cup of almonds in food processor until a fine flour is formed. I buy mine pre-ground. Then in a medium bowl, combine 2 eggs, 2 tablespoons of coconut oil, and 1/4 cup of sparkling water. Add the almonds and stir until smooth. Add a little salt or cinnamon etc to taste. A little baking powder can fluff up the pancakes if you don’t have any sparkling water. I don’t use either, so my pancakes tend to be a little heavier – the mix still bubbles so it’s still lighter than cake. I served… Read more »
Katie V
Katie V
7 years 7 months ago

You should try topping your primal pancakes with (whole-fat) greek yogurt & a berry reduction (1/2c frozen berries, 1tbs water, 1tbs honey – heat on med/low, mashing them periodically until sauce-like).

keith leimbach
keith leimbach
7 years 7 months ago

thanks for the recipe, primal girl. i’ll give them a try this weekend, they look great.

aquavelvet
aquavelvet
7 years 7 months ago

i tried the pancakes yesterday, they’re really great. they taste like a coconut macaroon! last time i tried the greek yogurt it was pretty gross, hopefully the berries and honey will help. thanks for the tip.

Lisa Stafford
Lisa Stafford
7 years 1 month ago

I am making the berry reduction now. I use a lot of the recipes on http://www.elanaspantry.com and http://www.scdiet.com. I especially like the Midas Gold Waffles, but I substitute 2 T Honey for 2 T butter in mine, and I whip up the eggwhites separately for nice fluffy waffles.

Rose Cowan
Rose Cowan
5 years 8 months ago

All these pics of breakfasts done primally don’t really help, first of all it’s sometimes hard to make out(in some of the pics)exactly what the food is; one pic looked like a chicken with hair on it! The second point is; why there was no description of the meal?
I don’t mean the full recipe but, something like, “Chicken w/hair on it”
That would help those of us that would like to re-create it.

AndySlammer
AndySlammer
5 years 8 months ago

I too would really like some better descriptions. How can we make this happen?

Tracey
Tracey
5 years 5 months ago

I want the recipe for the Coconut milk, cocoa, and stevia pudding…can someone help me out?

Patrick
Patrick
5 years 2 months ago

I am brand new to the primal blueprint. My biggest area is breakfast time. I usually don’t have time to make a breakfast after getting my son ready for daycare and getting myself to work. I was wondering if you have any ideas I can make the night before or something I can grab n go but still be in compliance for the primal lifestyle.

Justin
Justin
4 years 10 months ago

Mark or any one of his equally knowledgeable followers,

What does the primal blueprint say about coffee? Obviously the processed junk that goes in it most of the time is a no go, but good old wake-you-up black coffee is kosher, right? For those that want it a little more watered down, milk works?

Thanks!

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