Contest: Make a Primal Blueprint Recipe Video

The Prize:

I’m giving away a huge assortment today, starting with…

A Primal/paleo Cookbook Library – Just a few years ago it was next to impossible to find a high-quality Primal/paleo/ancestral health cookbook on the market. I set out to change that and released The Primal Blueprint Cookbook in 2010, Primal Blueprint Quick & Easy Meals last year, and I’ve got another Primal cookbook due out this December (more on that this coming Saturday). With the growing popularity of the Primal health movement, other fantastic books have recently been published, too. The lucky winner of this contest will receive every book featured in the pic to the right: Make it Paleo, Practical Paleo, Paleo Comfort Foods, Eat Well Feel Good (order here for $5 off the cover price for MDA readers), The Garden of Eating, Everyday Paleo, Everyday Paleo Family Cookbook, Well Fed (get a 30-page preview of Well Fed here), and Paleo Pals: Jimmy and the Carrot Rocket Ship. I have copies of each of these on my bookshelf and highly recommend them all.

Tropical Traditions Coconut Package – You probably know we’re crazy for coconut in these parts. That’s why I’m thrilled that Tropical Traditions has donated this coconut-inspired prize package for today’s contest. The lucky winner will get all this delivered to their doorstep: 1 gallon of Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil ($120 value), a 2.2 lb bag of Organic Coconut Flour ($15 value), a copy of their Virgin Coconut Oil book ($25 value), AND a $100 gift certificate to buy anything you want at This package is valued at $260.

Sign up for Tropical Traditions newsletter here to be alerted of the latest sales and newest products.

Learn the history of Tropical Traditions by watching this video: How We Discovered Virgin Coconut Oil – An Interview with Brian Shilhavy, CEO Tropical Traditions.

And check out their kitchen-tested recipes at their Free Coconut Recipes blog.

Pure India Foods Ghee Package – Pure Indian Foods will be sending one case (12 jars) of 7.8 oz. jars of Grass-fed Organic Ghee (retail value over $130), and one Assorted Sampler Pack containing one 7.8 oz. jar of each of their six Herbal/Spice infused ghee flavors (retail value $89.95) to the lucky winner of this contest.

Pure Indian Foods has just launched the world’s first Grass-fed and Certified Organic Cultured Ghee. This delicious ghee is based on the age-old and time-honored practice of culturing the cream before churning it into butter and then clarifying it into ghee.

Check out Pure Indian Foods on Facebook and take advantage of this special offer: use discount code ?PALEO-GHEE? when checking out and receive $10 off any order over $35. Valid until 9/29/2012.

Vibram FiveFingers – If you?re at all familiar with Mark?s Daily Apple, you probably know how much I love these things. I’m so smitten I’ve even teamed up with Vibram to help spread the word about going barefoot. Check out my “day in the life” video here. The winner will get to choose their favorite men?s or women?s style and color.

The Primal Blueprint Platinum PackageThe Platinum Package is the ultimate in supplementation and is what thousands of Primal enthusiasts and I take daily. Includes: Damage Control Master Formula, Primal Fuel, Primal Flora, Vital Omegas, and Vitamin D booster. With a 30-day supply of a comprehensive, well-balanced multi-vitamin complex, omega-3 fish oils, healthy probiotics, vitamin D and a delicious, coconut-based Primal meal replacement shake, the Platinum Package is a convenient and cost-effective way to live a healthy, Primal life in the modern world.

The Primal Library, the Tropical Traditions package, the Pure Indian Foods Ghee package, the FiveFingers and the Platinum Package. That’s about $1000 worth of Primal goodies to get you in to the kitchen and cooking…

The Contest:

Create and upload a Primal recipe video to YouTube. Have you mastered the omelet? Are you an almond flour fiend? Maybe your salad is so mean, it can win a chili cookoff. If so, let the world in on your secrets. Grab your camcorder, and show us how to make something Primal. There aren’t really restrictions on how you do it. The only requirement is that your video relates in some way to the Primal Blueprint eating plan. Show the world (how to prepare) your best Primal dish and you could be the winner of the complete Primal package listed above.

For ideas on what you can do, check out these highlights for years past.

Here’s 2009’s winning video, Skinless Gyoza:

Check out all the 2010 submissions here. Here is 2010’s winning video:

Here are the finalists for 2011’s contest, and here is the winning video:

The video needs to be an original creation made for the purposes of this contest.

On YouTube, please title the video ?Primal Blueprint Recipe:? followed by your own sub-title.

Upload your video to YouTube and then email me the link. Include the words ?Recipe Video Submission? in the subject line of your email. Otherwise, there?s a good chance I may completely miss your submission.

I?ll publish select videos on Mark?s Daily Apple the last week of this challenge.

The Deadline:

September 22, midnight PDT.

Who is Eligible:

This one’s global. Anyone in the world can enter.

How A Winner Will Be Decided:

Video submissions will be posted toward the end of the Challenge. The Worker Bees and I will choose a list of finalists to be voted on by readers.

Fine Print:

  • MDA reserves the right to publish and/or edit any videos submitted.
  • We ask that any videos submitted to this contest remain live on YouTube after the challenge for future visitors to Mark’s Daily Apple to enjoy.

To track all the contests visit the 2012 Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge Contest Page for daily updates.

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. This is a really neat contest. As a first-time viewer the recipe videos that were sent in previously have me pretty hyped for this years submissions.

  2. Man, I don’t have any really exciting recipes, just some homemade basics that I’ve been enjoying lately. It would be fun to make a recipe video though!

  3. What a great prize! Sadly, I don’t use an recipes/haven’t created any recipes yet. I just cook meat with a side of veggies for every meal… Yeah, I’m boring like that. 😉

  4. Oh God I have the perfect recipe! SO EXCITING. I need to find someone who’s willing to film me though.

  5. I think I’m in love with the gentleman in the Tuna Tataki/Gazpacho video. (sigh)

  6. I have the “Paleo Comfort Foods” cookbook. It is fantastic! I really recommend it. My favorite recipes are chicken with mushroom sauce, the pie crust, the banana pudding, and the lemon bars.

    I also have Mark’s book, “Primal Blueprint: Quick and Easy Meals.” My favorite all-time recipe for Coconut Bark is in that one. I also really like the Paleo Hot Cereal from that cookbook as well.

  7. I get 30 seconds into the other videos and go back to watch Tuna Tataki… Shhhhh… It’s okay, TT. I’ll help you with your English Language studies.

    1. BACK! I meant: BACK! Not Bach!
      I won’t be able to learn how to play the pipe organ before the 22nd and I defintely don’t want to be deaf!!!!
      And yes, maybe I could use those English lessons…
      Anyway, thnks for the comments!!!

      1. Nacho,

        I was in Madrid this past spring (end of April) – wish I had been aware of your cooking prowess and Primal inclinations at the time. We could have gotten together to cook! Instead, we can only battle! I’m entering this year.

        1. Pitty we couldn’t cook together, Ware…
          And pitty, pitty we’re going to battle, because after having a look at your blog…, you’ve got high skills…
          Best of luck!

  8. Dang I missed it! Had no idea this was going on and I had a video already shot and everything…ahh well there is always next year!