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September 12, 2010

What Are Mark’s Daily Apple Readers Eating?

By Mark Sisson
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Three days ago I asked you to email me your meal pics. I only gave you a day. Only 24 hours. And in that time I received over 600 pictures of meals. And not just pics. Many people included recipes, some even included ste- by-step photos, starting with the chicken laying the egg they’d later omeletify. A big thank you to everyone who sent in a photo. I’m truly amazed by the participation level for this contest, and I hope it keeps up for the rest of the challenge.

A big congrats to the winner Michael who cooked himself a rib eye smothered in peppers and onions, and a sweet potato with coconut oil, cinnamon and an avocado.

There won’t be any Weekend Link Love this month. I’m reserving Sundays for reader-created content, starting with 200 of the meal submissions (didn’t have time to upload all 600!). Enjoy…

Grass fed beef patties, fresh tomato salsa, and a sautee of spinach onions and mushrooms John's Dinner Cauliflower Wood grilled venison tenderloin with cilantro lime butter drizzled on top and Swiss Chard on the side Salad and leftover beef and broccoli stir fry from the PB Cookbook Broiled Cod on a bed of Spaghetti Squash with a side of steamed broccoli Red pepper fermented cream artisan cheese 6 pasture raised egg omelet Daniele's Dinner Grilled Cajun sausage on a bed of spring mix, with cauliflower, carrots and walnuts, drizzled w/balsamic & olive oil Grilled Filet with a garden tomato salad, steamed green and yellow beans, grilled asparagus and sauteed onions and mushrooms Keefe's Lunch Primal salad with raw unfiltered honey mustard dressing and rabbit soup Liver and onions, cooked in bacon fat with mixed winter vegetables Duck and Beans Zucchini noodle lasagna Tomato, vegetable and bacon soup Large salad with 2 grass fed beef sausages Flank stake with marinated vegetables and coleslaw mixed with lemonaise, apple cider vinegar, and spices Local, pastured chicken and pork (uncured) with a variety of local, organic sweet potatoes Michelle's Lunch Grass fed tri tip with bacon,spinach,cucumber salad and homemade dressing Preservative-free, hormone-free chicken sausages, mashed sweet potatoes, and homemade sauerkraut Wild Venison Roast Grilled Chicken Breast with Broccoli and Cheese Meat/veggie chili, some leftover Spanish tortilla with chicken and chilies, and a bunch of veggies Paleo Dinner Party Acorn Squash baked with light honey and cinnamon, sausage with apples, one egg and half a banana Bacon wrapped filet with a green salad Steak salad with diced ham, spinach, broccoli, tomato, avocado, cucumber, red/orange/green peppers, and red onion; dressed with almond slivers, olive oil and balsamic Uncured Braunschweiger and asparagus in butter Paleo Omelet John Flynn's Meal All natural chicken on brown rice with spinach, onions, and picante sauce Eggs with sausage and sweet potatoes, and a side of peaches Filet of beef, grilled and topped with caramelized onions with Grilled zucchini squash and Button mushrooms sautéed in butter with a red wine reduction Grass fed sirloin, sauerkraut, tomatoes, sweet potato and broccoli Bbq'd Cajun rubbed spatchcocked chicken with grilled onions and zucchini Free-range pork chops, butternut squash, shredded onion & cabbage, all fried in coconut oil Sofia's Meal Roasted chicken thighs with tomato, avocado and apple Arugula salad with blackened salmon, roasted pears with melted gorgonzola, walnuts, pine nuts and balsamic vinaigrette Organic and pastured chicken thighs in a tomato, garlic, olives, and herbs sauce, topped with some fairytale eggplants spinach salad with smoked salmon, red bell pepper and bean sprouts (with homemade balsamic) 100% grass fed London Broil on top of a Big Salad Sauteed Spleen Primal Snacks Peggy's Lunch Rusty's Dinner Big spinach salad pulled pork shoulder and onions along with our csa carrots and mixed greens dressed with berry vinaigrette Simple Primal Lunch Shrimp Scampi Baked chicken with steamed veggies Chicken with Spinach,Granny Smith apples, Bacon, Avocado and Walnuts Salmon with homemade spinach cashew pesto, pureed cauliflower and grilled broccoli Copper River sockeye salmon, moose sausage, grilled green onions and fresh vegetable salad Split pea soup with locally made andouille sausage, uncured bacon, carrots, and beat greens Anna's Bacon Lunch Salmon and summer cabbage fried in coconut oil served with fresh parsley Grass-fed burger with asparagus and salad A whole rotisserie-style chicken Large unbattered cod seasoned with herbs and olive oil, skin on, baked with onions and sweet potato chips Grilled pork, green salad and super-ripe peaches Fresh tuna, baby spinach, dried seaweed, sesame seeds, soy sauce, rice vinegar BAS with chicken, and soup made from homemade chicken broth with shrimp & veggies added Opah Ceviche Salmon steaks in a curry sauce with walnut broccoli and carrots, cabbage salad, fruit salad and chocolate banana avocado pudding Rabbit headed to the crock-pot Cod cooked in Olive Oil, with a BAS and some green tea PB Cookbook Chili Pastured lamb chops, baked and broiled sweet potato Chicken fricassee Mediterranean-caught octopus with tomatoes, onions, peppers, side salad and a Leek soup with bacon Stuffed green pepper with Bison and seasoning, Blackberries on the side with some Okra Chicken slow cooked on a bed of veggies and pineapple with a side of red potatoes Ceviche Grilled London Broil with a Bulgarian Salad Steak and salad with fried eggs Colin's Dinner Meatballs with mashed parsnip and beets with butter. David's Dinner Ashley's Lunch Shrimp Salad Scrambled farm fresh eggs with pastured bacon and grape tomatoes and chives Win's Dinner Bananas sauteed in bacon fat topped with crispy bacon Primal Finger Food Beef and Vegetable Kabobs Kangaroo burgers, Chicken breast (under sliced avocado), Broccoli with salsa, Almonds and Fish oil Gyro salad, beef/lamb with feta, olives, lots of veggies and a garlic sauce Roasted bone marrow, parsley/shallot salad and sea salt Primal Meal Portobello mushroom cap topped with grilled onions and peppers, with bacon avocado. Topped with a coconut-based secret sauce and a side of tomato, carrot and basil Lamb's liver, pan-fried in lemon and sage butter with steamed broccoli Pan-Seared Rib-eye Steak au Poivre in the distance, with stir fried broccoli, baby bok choy, red pepper, portobello, and garlic. Remy's Meal 4 egg shredded chicken frittata with tiny sweet tomatoes embedded in it with another egg cooked whole on top, served atop a bed of fresh CSA salad greens Batty's Lunch and Dinner 2/3 ground beef and 1/3 ground turkey with pepper bacon and swiss cheese Grilled Mango & Lime Pesto Shrimp Grilled salmon with lemon coconut cream sauce with Roasted brusselsprouts and red onion Bacon with summer squash, tomato and herbs Bacon, chicken, cream cheese, and jalapeno wrapped poppers Michael's Dinner Tomatoes sliced and drizzled with olive oil, topped with swiss cheese, a fresh basil leaf and shrimp, all dressed up with olive oil.Turkey, Red Bell Pepper & Onion Burger with primal ketchup, spinach leaves and tomatoes Pepper Salmon Chowder 3 pork steaks marinated in Cuban mojo, some onions, roasted beets and sweet potato, on a thin bed of greens Braised cabbage & carrots from PB Cookbook, and baked chicken seasoned with lime, salt, veggie pepper Leafy salad with avocado oil, roasted beetroot, parsnip and apple soup, grilled fish Free Range Chicken and Locally Grown Acorn Squash PB Cookbook Chili Alyssa's Dinner Beef curry cooked in coconut oil Cod, bison burger, salad, raw sauerkraut, steamed kale, okra stir fry, grilled pepper, kohlrabi, garlic, and eggplant Ginger garlic pork loin over pineapple sauteed with onions and garlic; side of steamed bok choy and  raspberries Richard's Dinner Primal Taco Salad Beef Heart Curry Stir-fry Sweet spicy chicken w/sauteed spinach Sauteed Shrimp, Roasted Garlic Cauliflower, and Steamed Carrots with butter and herbs BBQ grass-fed rib eye steak covered with shrimp, scallops, mushrooms, onions and garlic that were cooked in butter Zucchini carrot nest Primal chili with sliced avocados Tuna over asparagus with salsa Parmesan Crusted Talapia, Baked 1/2 Chicken soaked in Ghee and Stir Fry Veggies Organic nitrate free sausage, peppers, onions and tomatoes Bacon, Egg, and Savory Vegetable Pancakes topped with Greek yogurt Grass-fed lamb chop with sauteed shallots & tarragon and steamed red & green swiss chard. Grass fed Roast with vegetables. Pork tenderloin wrapped in bacon, Brussels sprouts and onions sauteed in bacon fat and a Mixed greens salad dressed with olive oil and balsamic vinegar Banana peppers stuffed with a mixture of ground beef, ground pork, tomatoes, and onions Red chicken curry Salmon Salad Chicken, carrots, and sweet potatoes 3 slices nitrate free bacon, 3 free range organic scrambled eggs cooked in the bacon fat and organic butter. Topped with organic medium salsa Salt and Pepper Squid Chicken roasted in Bacon fat stuff with onions and celery and roasted asparagus Chicken thighs with primal bbq sauce, roasted Brussels sprouts with hazelnuts Local, grass-fed, jalapeno-cheddar sausage with homemade cole slaw and sauteed kale Southwest shrimp salad with cilantro lime dressing Ribs n brisket at chamber of commerce BBQ Beef lettuce wraps 6 oz sirloin, cabbage and green beans Garlic chicken and Brussel sprouts with Bacon and walnuts Grass-fed/finished ground beef, onion, chard and fresh mint and dill in a primal coconut-based tzatziki-like sauce Steak and Romaine Grilled zucchini and macadamia nut chicken cooked in coconut oil Roasted butternut squash stuffed with grass-fed beef, tomatoes, and peppers Grass-fed beef with bacon, onions, garlic scapes, blueberries, red wine and kerrygold butter Stuffed portabella with grass fed ground beef and Bacon Zucchini boats with grilled sweet potato Primal Meatza Steak with onions and peppers Grass fed meatloaf, Brussels sprouts sauteed with leeks and pecans, and slightly steamed fresh green beans Pastured lamb chop and organic broccoli with grass-fed butter Bacon, egg, avocado and tomato Seafood Sausage and Green Beans Pesto-rubbed grilled ribeye with cauliflower hash and wild mushroom ragu Coconut Chicken Strips with spicy raspberry dipping sauce and Purple Primal Haluski Braised lamb shanks with onion, garlic & carrot, with roasted cauliflower Slow Cooker turkey thighs and broccoli Dry-fried chicken livers with swiss chard, dinosaur kale and zucchini, topped with chopped garlic, lemon juice, olive oil and black pepper Pork shoulder with Serrano peppers, onion, celery, and some herbs Nut Encrusted Salmon, Brocolli with Tahini Sauce and Wilted Spinach with Tomatoes and Onion Veronica's Meal Crock pot chipolte chicken with oven baked zucchini and yellow squash in olive oil, garlic powder and oregano chicken Pork loin wrapped in bacon plus broccoli cuts Grilled ahi tuna and sauteed squash and zucchini with a balsamic reduction Paleo's Butter Chicken recipe over Quinoa Chipotle Rubbed Shrimp Salad

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42 Comments on "What Are Mark’s Daily Apple Readers Eating?"

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peggy
peggy
6 years 16 days ago

I would gladly share a meal with any of you. Truly marvelous!

Primal Toad
6 years 16 days ago

Ditto!

DajM
DajM
6 years 16 days ago

“What Are Mark’s Daily Apple Readers Are Eating?”

Is it just me or does that sentence make no sense? Is no one checking the grammar in the title of the post before posting?!??

pettygirl
pettygirl
6 years 16 days ago

DROOL… So many great ideas here – I’m already planning for tonight’s dinner!!

TaraLeigh
TaraLeigh
6 years 16 days ago

Beautiful pics! Delicious meals!

Lauren White
Lauren White
6 years 16 days ago

I love all of the participation – so much fun to see what others are eating. YUM!

ElizaGrok
ElizaGrok
6 years 16 days ago

Mmm… Everything looks delicious. Could you share any of the recipes?

Annie
6 years 16 days ago

they not only look great…they look so pretty too! Primal eating is so full of color! love it 🙂

(I also love the word “omeletify!”)

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Randy
6 years 16 days ago

The one thing I hate about these posts is not knowing what some of the dishes are…pure torture I tell you, pure torture, lol.

Randy
6 years 16 days ago

Nevermind, just saw that the dish names are in light grey – must be going blind too.

Daniel
Daniel
6 years 16 days ago

I see at least 3 pictures that have green beans in them- all in the legume family, not very primal…? Obviously not the worst of evils, but…

Erin
Erin
6 years 16 days ago

I’m pretty sure that green and wax beans are not the same as kidney, black, pinto beans, etc. The test for me? You can eat them straight out of the garden, without that nasty 3+ hours soaking/cooking.

Daniel
Daniel
6 years 16 days ago

Actually, they are the *exact* same thing. Green/wax/string beans are just the young, immature seed pods of the Phaseolus vulgaris AKA common bean of the Fabaceae legume family. This very same species becomes black, pinto, kidney, white beans.

Cindy Hanna
6 years 15 days ago

I was thinking the same thing. I thought they were a big no no!

Suvetar
Suvetar
6 years 16 days ago

OMG where do you guys live!!!

I’m coming over …

Roland
6 years 16 days ago

Congratulations, Michael!

Mark
Mark
6 years 16 days ago

I never thought to add my recipe! 🙁 It would have been cool to win but just seeing my dish on the website was cool!

Joseph J. Paun, MS, DC
6 years 16 days ago

Lots of avocados! I always try to incorporate a nice ripe one into at least 1 meal/day.

Kath (Eating for Living)
6 years 16 days ago

Wow! Delish!

AlyieCat
AlyieCat
6 years 16 days ago

My favorite is the empty plate. Yeah, IF!

Alejandro
Alejandro
6 years 16 days ago

Yay my photo is there! 😉

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6 years 16 days ago

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Keith McNeill
Keith McNeill
6 years 16 days ago

Some yummy looking stuff there. Think I’ll go and have lunch!!

Traci
Traci
6 years 16 days ago

Thanks for the inspiration.

Vincent
6 years 16 days ago

wow, some amazing meals there! cant wait to try some!

musajen
musajen
6 years 16 days ago

It would be awesome to see all the recipes for these dishes! Look amazing!

gilliebean
6 years 16 days ago

Yum, yum, yum, yum, yum, yum, yum!

beachbound
beachbound
6 years 16 days ago

This is making me hungry! Check out the photo on row 12 on the right…the thumbnail looks like a little dog on a plate lol!

Vanilla
Vanilla
6 years 16 days ago

beachbound, you are right!!! hahahaha!

Chris G
6 years 16 days ago

My Primal Pizza (Top row) looks so good I am going to make it tonight! 🙂

Thanks again Mark for the great site!

jo_anne from Canada
jo_anne from Canada
6 years 13 days ago

How do we get the recipe for Chris Primal Pizza?
thanks
Jo-Anne from Canada

Eddie
Eddie
6 years 16 days ago

Sweet, my pic made it up there! 🙂

Primal Toad
6 years 16 days ago

Everything looks so unbelievably fantastic.

The world of the vegetarians should place 200 photos of there dinners on a webpage and then America can vote for which one looks better…

We win.

Private
Private
6 years 16 days ago

Sort of disappointing that the recipes weren’t included at least for some of the entries.

Katelyn
Katelyn
6 years 15 days ago

My zero carb meals of some meat, some eggs and maybe butter would be boring to most, but 18 months of ZC and I’m going for life!

Kate
6 years 15 days ago

Wow! Look at all that amazing food. *drooling*

Javi
Javi
6 years 15 days ago

Please publish the recipe’s! 🙂

C2H5OH
C2H5OH
6 years 15 days ago

I wouldn’t touch many of these meals. I’ve never grown up from childlike eating and hating certaing things. So bad there’s not any cure for that

Chase
Chase
6 years 14 days ago

The red pepper fermented cream artisan cheese 6 pasture raised egg omelet was by far and away the tastiest looking meal. It’s the only one I will be duplicating.

jo_anne from Canada
jo_anne from Canada
6 years 13 days ago

And how do we get the recipe?

Vida Paleolitica
6 years 11 days ago

Yummy!

I would pick PaleoDinnerParty1 as my favorite.

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