Announcement: Primal Blueprint Reader-Created Cookbook Now Available!

It’s been nearly a year since the Primal Blueprint Reader-Created Cookbook Contest began. Hundreds of recipes were submitted by loyal Mark’s Daily Apple readers and the best of the best were published right here on MDA. These recipes have now been bundled into a convenient eBook for all newsletter subscribers. In it you’ll find soup, snack, breakfast, salad and numerous meat (chicken, beef, pork, seafood, organ meats) dishes organized and categorized for easy reading.

If you are already a newsletter subscribe do nothing. Today’s regular Wednesday newsletter will provide access to this free eBook.

If you aren’t a newsletter subscriber yet (what have you been waiting for!) subscribe now and you’ll get this free eBook, the free 92-page Primal Blueprint Fitness eBook and weekly tips, recipes and inspiration from the MDA newsletter.

Get the Free eBook Now by Subscribing to the Mark’s Daily Apple Newsletter

Screenshots from the Reader-Created Cookbook (click to enlarge)

Last, let me announce the winner of the Reader-Created Cookbook Contest. All readers that had their recipes chosen to be published on MDA are featured in this eBook, received a Grok on! T-shirt and, of course, will receive a copy of this digital cookbook. But one lucky winner chosen at random will also receive a Primal gift package. And that lucky winner is… Richard Freund! Richard submitted the Grilled Beef Heart with Roasted Chili Peppers recipe.

Many thanks to everyone that participated in this contest.

I hope everyone enjoys this eBook and the recipes from fellow Groks. Here’s to Primal eating!

Stay tuned for today’s regularly scheduled post…

About the Author

Mark Sisson is the founder of Mark’s Daily Apple, godfather to the Primal food and lifestyle movement, and the New York Times bestselling author of The Keto Reset Diet. His latest book is Keto for Life, where he discusses how he combines the keto diet with a Primal lifestyle for optimal health and longevity. Mark is the author of numerous other books as well, including The Primal Blueprint, which was credited with turbocharging the growth of the primal/paleo movement back in 2009. After spending three decades researching and educating folks on why food is the key component to achieving and maintaining optimal wellness, Mark launched Primal Kitchen, a real-food company that creates Primal/paleo, keto, and Whole30-friendly kitchen staples.

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    1. The email to existing newsletter subscribers providing access to this eBook will be sent out in the next 20 minutes or so, by 9:45 am PST. Stay tuned!

      1. Hey Mark,

        I subscribe to the newsletter and have not yet received an email about the recipe ebook. Is there anything else I need to do, or should I just be patient?

        1. Joe, same boat here. If anyone has the email can they forward it on? I checked my deleted and junk just in case and haven’t received anything from Mark in the last few days. :\

        2. I had an issue with email today and lost my link to this…is there any way to get it resent?

      2. I’ve followed all the directions in the email and have not been able to access the recipe book download, just the exercise book which I already have. Is there a problem?

        1. Mark, I received your message that the recipe book is on the same page as the exercise book. When I went looking on Wednesday, it was not there. Just the exercise book was there.

          Now, because I used my password on Wednesday apparently, nothing happens when I enter it to try to access the recipe book again. I’m with Nikki, is there a way to get the password reset?

          1. The PW can’t be reset. It’s used by thousands of other people accessing the free eBooks. Maybe try clearing your browsers cache/cookies and trying again. I can assure you the eBooks are there and that the PW works.

        2. Mark, thank you so much! The suggestion to delete cookies worked perfectly and I have been able to download this great cookbook. Thanks for the book and for all your patient help.

      3. Mark, I have been following your website for about a year now and I have your primal cook book. You put out great information! I was able to get to the readers submited cook book the other day but now I cant open it up, I even tried re-subscribeing to the website. Any suggestions?

  1. This is so awesome! I cannot wait to get all the great recipes that are on this blog all together in one spot. In fact, I am even more excited to suggest them to my weight loss clients!

  2. RIGHTEOUS. I’ve been waiting for something like this for a while now – the recipes posted online were great, but I have to admit that it’s kind of a hassle to keep my laptop open on the kitchen counter while I cook… Don’t get me wrong, I love trees, but I think that the convenience of having this guy on my kitchen cookbook rack will merit the worthy sacrifice of a few of my erstwhile sylvan friends 🙂

    Thanks, Mark, and word up to my culinarily inclined fellow readers for the recipes. Can’t wait to try ’em ALL!

  3. Mark, thanks once again for making this available to everyone – I am sure others would have charged this.

  4. What an awesome tribe of people we have to put this together, and a special thanks to Mark for doing the leg work of putting it together and posting it for free!!!

    Grok on!


  5. Excellent. Downloaded and on my desktop. I think Google was getting tired of my hitting refresh on my gmail account every 30 seconds waiting for the newsletter to come in. I’ll need to hit the grocery store this weekend for sure now.

    Thanks Mark

  6. Thanks Mark and everyone who contributed recipes! Your generosity is truly amazing!!!

  7. Wow! I did not expect this and couldn’t be happier, a cookbook with so many peoples signature recipes in it, this is a early Christmas present indeed! You should make this a tradition, the primal holiday tradition for healthy inspiration ;D.

  8. I just looked over this, it’s amazing.

    Beautifully presented with detailed directions on everything.

    The Fat Guacamole Devils and Sushi With A Twist is something I’m gonna try very soon.


  9. Thanks for providing this, Mark.

    As an early purchaser of the PB Cook Book, while I was happy with the recipes in general, there were quite a few inconsistencies, missing bits of information, and odd design / layout oversights – which are the only real complaints I’ve seen people posting about on the books’ Amazon page.

    This new book, however, has a consistent, intuitive, and aesthetically pleasing layout, that absolutely cures all of the previously-mentioned issues. It’s good to know that you are listening to your customers. It’d be doubly nice if – assuming a future printing of the original PB Cook Book will be revised with this design – you make a complimentary digital version available to your database of purchasers.

    Again, thanks for this – it is appreciated, and will see a lot of good use.


  10. This is awesome. Just what I needed – I felt I was starting to stagnate in the kitchen :p

  11. YAY!!!!
    In our household we have a running joke ala the movie “Little Miss Sunshine” where the grandpa expresses his dislike for having chicken every single night. In fact he words it as “effen chicken again”?? my older family members just call it FCA for short. I really hope this helps me out in the chicken department especially!

    I make every meal from scratch so creativity and variety is key to appease all involved. I feel like it’s Christmas!

    TY and Cheers

  12. Awesome! Perfect timing, too.

    Thanks Mark (and all those who contributed). The primal/paleo community never ceases to amaze me.
    We spend our time actually helping and educating each other, rather than blast authors in the face with pepper laced pies and dump paint on unsuspecting models.

  13. ….

    If you dump paint on someone wearing fur, aren’t they just going to replace it with another coat?

    A bit counter-productive, no?

    And why don’t PETAphiles dump paint on leather-clad biker gangs?

    …sorry for rambling…

  14. Thanks!

    How much calcium is in 1 serving of the Primal Fuel Vanilla Creme? It doesn’t state calcium on the label but surely there is some?! I like to keep track of how much calcium I am getting in my diet each day.

  15. You beauty! Thanks Mark. I have a nice little stash of Paleo recipes now. I’ll never get bored of selections.
    Brilliant of you to share.. appreciated

  16. Hurray! I was so excited to find the cookbook link in my email box after a long day at work and class. Thanks Mark!

  17. OH MY GOSH


    Just what I needed.

    I am going to re-subscribe at my home address so I can get cooking!
    I am new to this lifestyle and loving it! Shifting how I cook is not always easy.

    Also I am really loving the freedom and flexibility of getting off the “chronic cardio” plan. I was your typical case study!

    Did I say Thank you yet?

    I am also almost done reading Primal Blueprint. Handing it to my husband next.

  18. Thanks very much – some excellent recipes there. Much appreciated.

  19. A quality presentation of these great recipes. I especially liked the way the table of contents linked directly to the recipes. Thanks very much for putting this together and then giving it away!

  20. For some reason, I didn’t receive this in my email account even though I get the newsletters weekly. Is there any other way to track cookbook down? Looking for advice or suggestions. Thanks.

  21. I didn’t receive this in my email “inbox” either but I know I receive the newsletters.

  22. I didn’t get one either, although I am a subscriber. (I checked my spam filter to make sure it wasn’t there).

  23. I got the newsletter but it was only some PB “tips & tricks”. It didn’t have a link to the cookbook.

    1. Any subscriber that didn’t get the newsletter with the link and the accompanying password you can email me at mark at marksdailyapple dot com.

  24. What was the title of the email containing the link? The last one I received was “Intermittent Fasting” on the 9th. I fear Aweber hates me! What do I need to do to get this awesome ebook?

  25. i am not getting any newsletter why is that what to download the books please

  26. Thanks for this free gift Mark. And thanks for all the folks who gave us this recipes. This is a great community.