Contest: Name Your Meal, Win Fat

UPDATE: This contest is closed. Visit the 30 Day Challenge Contest Page to find out which contests are still open, and to view winners.

The Prize:

Fat is good. And it comes in many forms. Today you can win two delicious types, coconut oil and ghee.

What’s ghee? It’s rendered butter with the milk proteins and solids removed, and Pure Indian Foods makes the good stuff. They’ve been featured in the NY Times. Their ghee is organic, grass fed and today’s winner gets two 14oz jars of it plus a 6-jar sample pack of herbal and spiced varieties.

BONUS: If you use the code “marksdailyapple” when ordering from Pure Indian Foods online, you will receive a 5% discount.

But wait, the fat just keeps on coming. I”ve got five jars of Barlean’s Coconut Oil at my office right now. That’s 80 oz. or roughly two thirds of a gallon of coconut oil. I’ve got to mail this prize off as fast as possible, because I’m not sure my Worker Bees can hold out another week without cracking them open and frying up some almond pancakes. Winner gets them all (the jars of coconut oil, not the Worker Bees).

The Contest:

This one’s as easy as one, two, ghee (couldn’t resist). Enjoy eating? Tell me what your favorite Primal meal is in the comments section of this post. One commenter will be selected at random as the winner.

The Deadline:

September 13, 8:00 a.m. PST. 24 Hours.

Who is Eligible:

No restrictions.

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 one is easy… ground meat. It can be lamb, beef, sometimes turkey. I usually fry it up with lots of basil and oregano but spice combinations are endless: salt, pepper, turmeric, cinammon, kelp flakes, cilantro, cayenne… Mix it up with some avocado or spinach and voila! Easy to make, easy to vary!

    2. Zucchini Egg Bake, as mentioned in the Primal Blueprint Cookbook. The book is worth purchasing for this recipe alone… I eat it about once a week.

  1. My fave is the chicken, bacon and avocado salad on MDA. So easy, so good, and — this was the shock — the whole family liked it!

  2. I like to keep it simple. A nice Fillet and some grilled veggies. Best meal ever!

  3. Grilled, grassfed lamb chops with mint-walnut pesto. Roasted onions. Baby greens and garden tomatoes with herb vinaigrette. Merlot.

  4. Free range eggs and nitrate-free bacon with a side of coconut milk poured over blueberries. Paleo can’t get any easier. mmm

  5. Slow cooked beef heart in coconut cream with diced tomato, onions, capsicum, broccoli and colliflower. Seasoned with some ground pepper. The beauty is that being from Australia all my organ meat is grass fed by default (if anything is grain fed they’ll try to make it a selling point and double the price :p).

  6. I love the chicken and shrimp soup! And for breakfast the almond flour-blueberries pancake.

  7. Ribs with BBQ sauce from the Primal Blueprint cookbook, along with veggies from the CSA box

  8. This is really hard! I love the chicken, bacon avocado salad, and also coconut chicken curry…There are so many more though–its tough to pick just one!! *yum*

  9. Pork Loin with blackberry preserve reduction and roasted Brussels sprouts.

  10. Pot roast! My boyfriend and I have “Pot Roast Tuesdays” in our apartment – switch up the veggies, type of meat & the seasonings every week. Nom!

  11. Lately, we’ve been getting grass fed cube steak from our CSA..I’ve been making a chicken fried steak with coconut flour and spices, and adding a CSA salad with tahini dressing!


  12. A whole chicken roasted in a pan with cauliflower, sweet potato, and green apple. yum!

  13. grilled buffalo ribeye with lots of butter!!!!! And a (large) side of chicken liver pate!!!

  14. My Favorite is Pork Chile Verde made from sustainably raised pork (shoulder) from Eastern Washington. A close second would be Braunschweiger rolled in lettuce leaves.

  15. My Favorite is baked pheasant that my husband and dog hunted. Pheasant with berry sauce and grilled veggies on the side. Yum!

  16. Some stir fry in coconut oil. bits of chicken with broccoli, onions, and carrots, maybe some sunflower seeds thrown in, with cherries for desert


  17. avocado topped grilled salmon on a bed of kale with a side of brussel sprouts sauteed w/ leeks and pecans.

  18. Stir fry chicken, broccoli, and onions…pour egg whites over it all. Top with organic tomato sauce. Primal pizza!

  19. I love to be able to have a good primal meal without cooking– our local favorite restaurant has an amazing steak served with herbed butter and a great salad including plenty of house-pickled vegetables. A great glass of Spanish red wine, and the primal life is sweet.

  20. banana blueberry pancakes for breakfast! eggs, bananas, cinnamon, blueberries, and unsweetened coconut flakes or crushed walnuts.

  21. Easy one. Ribeye Steak fixed on the grill with Asparagus cooked in real butter.

  22. I love a grilled steak with an herb butter marinade and grilled veggies! Maybe with some grilled stone fruit as a special desert!

  23. I just started eating Primal and my favorite meal so far is a zucchini, onion and bacon fritatta.

  24. grass-fed steak cooked in butter with roasted asparagus slathered in butter 😀

  25. Skirt steak marinated with your olive oil/sea salt/lime/hot pepper/honey/cumin/shallot recipe paired with sautéed spinach in lemon infused olive oil and minced garlic and asparagus spears grilled and covered in GF butter and lemon juice
    – if i want more fat, ill pick an avocado from the tree outside my window, and eat it all

    beverage – water at night, white or early gray tea at lunch, or illy espresso roast coffee at bfast

  26. It’s gotta be the Big Ass Salad – the usual greens, veggies, protien, etc. – but also topped with raspberries and wild blueberries.

  27. So far my favorite has been Coconut Curry Shrimp with a side of Spaghetti Squash.

  28. Smoked bacon, 2 fried eggs, and a dash of hot sauce – Great way to start the day.

  29. Tilapia rubbed with cumin and cayenne, broiled in butter, served on roasted broccoli with lemon wedges on the side.

  30. Ribeye steak, fried in coconut oil (no seasoning) with a handful of asparagus fried in butter (no seasoning…;-)).

  31. had it for dinner last night! Spicy Red Curry Coconut chicken with kale, red chard, beet, scallion and radishes! YUM!

  32. My after workout protein meal of pan cooked bacon in butter, and scrambled eggs cooked in the bacon grease afterwards.

  33. I’m going for the berry smoothie (probably since it’s breakfast time here). Yogurt, berries, Yum!

  34. Butter.

    Oh wait, you said meal… ok butter with a side of steak & veg… but mostly butter.

  35. Nitrate and Nitrite free bacon, two eggs sunny side up or over easy cooked in the bacon grease or possibly with some walnut oil added. And a sliced avocado.

  36. Tuna steaks–they’re the best with a little dijon mustard! Plus, of course, copious amounts of veggies like asparagus, broccoli, etc.

  37. Pastured egg, nitrate free bacon, and avocado salad on romaine lettuce leaves. Simple and delicious

  38. Fresh, wild, local Sashimi, a BAS including at least one avocado and homemade dressing, steamed broccoli with butter and lemon, and curried ground beef with roasted eggplant. Or rather, dinner last night 😀

  39. Well, we smoked a turkey yesterday. So for breakfast it’s smoked turkey frittata made with CSA spinach, onion & garlic scape. I love the veggie/meat/egg dishes.

  40. My favorite meal is grilled skirt steak “tacos” with roasted tomato salsa, avocado,red onions as toppings. I thinly slice jicama on my mandolin for the “taco shells”. Deeelicious.

  41. MIddle eastern lamb meatballs (with parsley, onions, za’atar spice blend and sesame seeds) drizzled with greek yogurt/mint sauce with grilled cauliflower slices and a nice green salad. Super easy!

  42. Years ago we started a family tradition of having a Friday night family night. Pizza is our dish of choice. Then a few months ago, we went Primal. Now family nights are still pizza but we’re raising our kids to look forward to the almond flour crust, lean beef and lots of veggies. Grok on!

  43. Derek’s Chunky Primal Salad:

    Dice a soft avocado, a Roma tomato, and a red bell pepper in to cubes, mix in a bowl with plenty of chipotle smoked Tabasco sauce. (optional: mix in some salmon).

    So delish. Keep up the great work MDA

  44. Kurabuto pork butt rubbed with chipotle and garlic, smoked on the Kamado for a couple of hours then finished in a dutch oven wrapped in banana leaves.
    That with some sliced heirloom tomatoes with barrel aged red wine vinegar and E.V.O.O.

  45. Garlic, tarragon, rosemary marinated skirt streak, grilled over coals, grilled asparagus with shallot, butter, balsamic reduction. Side salad of spinach, arugula, tomato, avocado, w/ balsamic & olive oil drizzle.

    Drooling yet?

  46. I absolutely love my daily salad (usually with turkey, bacon avocado) and tons of veggies. A new favorite is the jambalaya from the PB cookbook.

  47. Coconut pancakes with primal Nutella!
    Im making it right now! Best pancakes ever!!!!

  48. So far, because I am still relatively new, I am loving my BAS for lunch everyday. Greens, avocado, veggies, and tuna. I feel so good the rest of the day.

  49. Tough call…between a simple Steak and Bacon and Eggs…hmm.. I’ll go with Steak.

  50. Bun-less buffalo burger with avocado, grilled onions, and spicy mustard with a side of homemade kimchi.

  51. Banana Pancakes. 2 bananas, 4 eggs, cinnimon and salt to taste, fried in ghee.

    So awesome!

  52. Romaine and kale salad with red onions, red pepper, red cabbage (see a trend here?) bacon, avocado, and either grilled liver or sliced flank steak. Drizzle extra virgin olive oil, a little bit of balsamic vinegar, and enjoy with a glass of Merlot.

  53. Freshly caught rainbow trout, marinaded in lemon juice, smoked over apple wood. For sides, grilled zucchini (from my boss’s garden) and asparagus, with a little olive oil. Usually my girlfriend does the catching and I do the cooking (maybe CW isn’t just wrong about diet!)

  54. Broccoli with butter and garlic together with a large grass fed steak and some home made mayonnaise 🙂

  55. Lamb ragout (lamb shank slow-roasted in a bevy of vegetables and eaten like stew). Mmmm…my mouth is watering just thinking about it!

  56. Any large chunk of meat cooked to perfection in my smoker or crock pot with a steamed head of broccoli covered in coconut oil or mayo with a little liquid amino’s mixed in.

  57. Grilled steak with some grilled vegetables. I prefer asparagus wrapped in bacon. Add a side salad and I’m happy.

  58. Hands down, the Big Ass Salad. Its easy, its filling, its healthy. I like spinach, onion, heirloom tomatoes, avocado, meat (usually eggs or steak), and a few chopped nuts. Maybe berries, if I’m in the mood. Oil and Vinegar. Done. I bring this to school all the time. I’ve never seen college kids get jealous of a salad before!

  59. Grassfed steak and any sort of veggie sauteed in butter. Last night it was cabbage!

  60. I love breakfast, so my favorite is bacon (from our farmer), and farm-fresh eggs over easy (fried in the bacon grease, of course), with a side of avocado and fermented salsa. YUM!

  61. I love to cook a bison burger and have it on a nappa cabbage “bun” with some onion and goat cheese! Ah, I gotta go get some bison…

  62. Medium Rare Flank steak sliced thin with avocado and salsa….

  63. Stir fry of ground beef and a mixture of whatever vegetables I have in my fridge. Or simply salmon and asparagus.

  64. Delmonico steak from a happy cow (grass-fed, of course)cooked over a real flame on the grill… and the best looking veggies my local farmer had to offer that day…broccoli rabe w/ olive oil and garlic is a definite fave!

  65. Jacques Pepin’s Roasted Split Chicken with mustard crust (minus the soy sauce), over puree cauliflower (instead of mashed potatoes and oven roasted ratatouille. Super yummy, and a great meal for entertaining.

  66. Stir fried chinese bitter melon with egg in coconut oil and ribeye steak.

  67. My favorite primal meal has to be a nice cool primal salad. With cold flaky wils caught salmon, spinach, bell peppers, sliced olives,red oninon, fresh squeezed lemon juice and olive oil topped with chopped walnuts, and crumbled feta cheese. Yummy:)

  68. The jumbalya recipe from the primal cookbook is a favorite In my house!

  69. Italian style tripe (slowly cooked in tomato sauce with garlic, chopped onions, basil, thyme and some pepper). Grilled zuchini & grilled eggplant prepared with olive oil, garlic and fresh peppermint as a side dish. If I need a treat, I’ll have some good red wine with it.
    … Yes, I absolutely love organ meats!

  70. My favorite primal meal is a BAS with either salmon or steak for the protien

  71. Ribeye with a glob of fat on top, grilled zucchini, and a yam.

    Paleo ice cream with blueberries.

  72. Over easy eggs on top of sauteed veggies, bacon and avocado and a bit o espresso… simplicious!

  73. Spicy lamb kabobs and zuchinni fried in coconut oil with garam masala

  74. One of my favorites is Hawaiian chicken. Pineapple, coconut milk, and chicken (plus some cinnamon and other seasonings). It get my sweet tooth fix with very little fructose!

  75. Steak, salad of mixed greens with tomatoes and avocado, and mixed berries for dessert.

  76. Salad with steak or bacon, and avocado. What goes into the salad (greens, other veggies) varies, but this is easy and I eat it regularly. Such a great way to get all your veggies, and the meat + avocado make it satisfying.

  77. Hands down it’s been cauliflower pizza! Now every time we have a pot lock at work I’m not allowed to make anything else!

  78. I like the simple stuff: bacon and eggs with salsa or fish and some steamed veggies.

  79. The primal beef burgundy adapted from Julia Childs’ recipe. It’s become the go-to meal for any special occasion in my family.

  80. Something simple. 2 cans of wild-caught sardines, a chopped up heirloom tomato with olive oil and chopped basil, and steamed kale with butter, shallots, and garlic. Yum! Takes 10 min to make at most!

  81. fried eggs from my chickens, with tomatoes from my garden, sliced up and fried with oregano and basil, also from my garden 😀

  82. A grass-fed sirloin steak and a greek salad with tomatoes and cucumbers from our organic CSA.

  83. Steak and egg big assed salad.

    Start with a big bowl of mixed greens, add chopped tomatoes and cucumbers (or zucchini, or whatever is handy – once in a while, an apple or some blueberries, for a treat).

    Add left-over grilled steak (or hamburger), perhaps an avocado, and 3-4 fried eggs on top – break the eggs so the yolks run down into the salad leaves.

    Balsamic vinegar and cinnamon to taste… mix well… enjoy.

    It tastes much better than it sounds!

  84. Not sure what my favorite meal is when judging taste (because almost everything Primal tastes great), but I think my new favorite from a practicability and taste point is the Jambalaya from the PB cookbook; because it tastes great, is easy to make in huge quantities, can be re-heated days after and is an easily accepted dish for non-primal peopleo, too.

  85. Salad made with lettuce, sundried tomatoes,bacon, avocado, walnuts and olive oil/vinegar dressing.

  86. rare ribeye steak with carmelized onions and mushrooms. doesn’t get any better.

  87. Liver with bacon and onions, served with garlicky greens and maybe some sort of winter squash.

  88. Ny Strip Kobe with Lobster dipped in Coconut oil!! Surf and Turf all the way!

  89. I keep things pretty easy. I enjoy raw veggies with a nice grilled sirloin off the grill, nice and rare!

  90. Frittata with chopped up grass fed flank steak, whatever veggies I get from my buyers club urban farmer, and bound toghether with 4 O-3 eggs, oh some garlic too! Then I top with a ton of pico de gallo salsa. This breakfast keeps me full until later than 5:00 PM!

  91. Rare Ribeye, sauteed mushrooms, butter and seasonal vegetables cooked until semi-soft.

    Don’t know what I would do without my bbq.

  92. Rare steak cut into strips with wilted spinach. All the meat juices and fat are used to make a sauce with butter, fish sauce, onion and garlic.

    Onions and garlic? It doubles as a shield for keeping away non-primal men. 😛

  93. Bacon, Avocado, mushroom & Tomato omelette! Gotta try this pizza people are talking about tho…

  94. Roast heritage chicken and a big salad. Over time I eat the whole chicken: skin, meat and bones(okay a few bits get spit out). In my salads I love to include some lettuce,fennel,celery, cucumber, shredded carrots and beet and use my home make sauerkraut with olive oil for the dressing. Recently adding shredded zucchini and chopped cilantro to the salad.

  95. So far? The Italian Slow-Cooker Pot Roast from the PB cookbook. I had totally forgotten how much I love the rich flavor of oxtail–haven’t eaten it since I was a child!

  96. Grilled Bison ribeye with grilled asparagus. Add a side of ripe tomato and avocado salad with balsamic and olive oil. Yum!

  97. Bacon-wrapped chicken, cooked on a barbecue, with an enormous salad featuring hard-boiled egg, sunflower seeds, red/green/yellow pepper, fresh spinach, lots of onion, bacon bits, avocado, 3-1 oil-balsamic vinegar, and whatever veggies I have left in the fridge.

    Although this is tied with Shrimp Stirfry.

  98. No question, a grilled rare rib steak with grilled asparagus and topped with mushrooms sauteed in bacon fat.

  99. Simple: Homemade rotisserie chicken full of garlic, and a nice side of string beans cooked in coconut oil and sliced almonds!

  100. The chicken poppers, except in addition to putting in the chicken, also put in a small piece of cream cheese. Don’t put in all of the poppers. Just some, so it will be a surprise when you eat it. Yum. The ranch dressing is nice, but most of the time I don’t bother making it. I just eat the poppers as is.

  101. Curried chicken with plenty of coconut milk and greens.

    Also steak. Grilled, panfried, broiled: whatever. Maybe finished with butter.

  102. Shrimp with spinach, tomatoes, and feta cheese. Lick-the-bowl delicious.

  103. Any game that my husband and son have bagged, with grilled or roasted veggies.

  104. Grass fed lamb + vegetables, stir fried in coconut oil with a pesto sauce. So yummy!

  105. I am a simple girl: bacon and eggs. (Though a side of sautéed cabbage wouldn’t go amiss.)

  106. duck fat without a doubt is my favorite fat. Amazing stuff with great flavor. a potato fried in duck fat is pure bliss

  107. A big ole juicy burger with lettuce, tomato, and a spinach bread bun rarely disappoints! Similarly, simple spinach bread burger sliders with a little high quality cheese(I couldn’t resist!) and some organic ketchup and mustard are an awesomely convenient primal snack.

  108. Last Monday’s breakfast; French omelet with Kerrygold white cheddar and fresh chives, Black Forest bacon, Greek yogurt with fresh blueberries, hot tea from Adagio, and coconut water.

  109. The recent shrimp, sausage and summer squash Casserole with some modifications. I didn’t have shrimp, so I just upped the sausage and bacon quotient, because really, can you have too much bacon?

  110. Grilled Bacon with 2 eggs fried in butter, and a side of spinach 😀

  111. Salade Nicoise (french big assed salad?):

    Any mixed greens or lettuce, steamed green beans, nicoise/mediterranean olives, a can of anchovies (if you like them) tossed with olive oil and a little redwine vinegar; top with 2 hardboiled eggs, tuna (canned or grilled) and herbes provencal.

  112. grilled venison backstrap stuffed with jalapeno’s and onions and wrapped in bacon

  113. My favorite primal meal is rotisserie chicken. Tear it apart with my hands and lick my fingers! Accompanied by a huge primal salad with whatever I have in my fridge from the market, and a beer…gotta have the 80-20, ya know?

  114. My favorite is a Primal bobotie, a traditional South African casserole, I make. I leave out the traditional bread and substitute coconut milk instead of milk for the custard on top, It has everything! Ground lamb, ground beef, almonds, fruit, spices, and coconut milk. YUM!

    1. I looove bobotie! I discovered it by inputting “ground lamb raisins almonds” into Epicurious. (My go-to source for what I call “guerilla cooking.) The version I used was called “Spiced Lamb Pie”. So it’s fine without the bread? Yay!

      Like my pork/raisin/walnut/chard combo below, I adore the savory/sweet (but not too sweet) combo. Thanks for the idea.

  115. Grass-fed steak cooked in coconut oil with onions and a giant yam on the side…it really doesn’t get much better!

  116. I love a spinach, avocado, bacon salad. Easy, quick and great after work out on the patio soaking up some Vitamin D!

  117. It’s tough to choose. My favorite might be whatever I whip up from what’s in the fridge that day.

    But I think the most delicious meal I’ve made lately is ground pork sauteed with chard, raisins and walnuts. It was supposed to be cabbage filling, but like many of my meals, I just eat it as is and lick the plate. (For those playing along at home, the other ingredients were garlic, homemade stock, butter, olive oil, hot pepper flakes, cinnamon, onion, nutmeg, thyme and cumin.) I often eat similar things for breakfast. Meat and greens are where it’s at.

  118. Nitrate free, uncured bacon wrapped chicken breasts stuffed with a ground beef, bell pepper, sun dried tomato and basil mixture. Tender and yummy!!!! Great leftovers!!

  119. Medium rare steak, grilled shrimp kabobs, and grilled veggies (peppers, tomatoes, zucchini, etc..). The simplest meal can sometimes be the best meal 🙂

  120. Absolute favorite: boeuf bourguignon. Runners up are baby back ribs and bacon-avocado-cheese burger (without the bun).

  121. STEAK! Perfectly cooked, medium-rare, artfully flavored STEAK! Everything else is just window dressing.

  122. my favorite lately has been my tri-tip&sweet potatoe stew…so tastey!

  123. Roasted chicken. I love trying different herbs and spices, eating the skin, and making stock from the leftover bones. A whole chicken is the gift that keeps on giving!

  124. whole herb and lemon chicken roasted atop summer vegetables, with a salad picked from our garden as a side. sadly the season for the garden goodies is nearly over.

  125. I don’t know if I could choose just one, but what I am currently eating would be up at the top. A nice spinach omelette with plenty of bacon!

  126. Totally simple, but I love fried eggs with a runny yolk! I recently branched out a bit and tried the almond crusted egg from your cookbook-yum!

  127. My favorite meal is always something prepared and enjoyed with friends. If that meal happens to be salmon and veggies on the grill (asparagus, broccoli, and bell peppers are my favorites), it makes me especially happy!

  128. Coconut waffles covered in homemade strawberry/rasberry syrup (sugar free) with a side of farmer’s market hog jowl bacon. The only way to start the day.

  129. We got some wild duck last week, freshly hunted! made with a nettle and wild herd dressing =] with cabbage and leek “cakes”

  130. Coconut milk & coffee with bacon, eggs and sauted onions and veggies with butter.

  131. Can’t go wrong with a giant salad. Tons of different veggies… and then doused in EVOO, red wine vinegar, garlic, fresh ground pepper, sea salt. Mmmm.

  132. go in woods, hunt & pick edible plants/berries until kill is made…feast

    my favorite paleo catch so far is WILD BOAR with fresh berries

  133. Coconut curry! Chicken thighs doused in a sweet and spicy mixture with amazing taste? Yes, please!

  134. Hard question…One of my favorites would be bratwurst with homemade sauerkraut, mustard and butternut squash fries
    dessert-raspberries and cream, a square of dark chocolate and green tea

  135. A big ass salad. I just throw in a little bit of everything I have on hand that sounds good, so it’s always different and always yummy! Plus, no cooking involved 🙂

  136. Triple chicken pinwheel

    (chicken breast, sliced in half hamburger style, which is then topped by a thin egg omelet, which is topped by sauteed greens and finished with chicken deli meat; roll it up, cook in a tomato sauce, and slice into pinwheels!)

  137. Breakfast: almond pancakes topped with apple butter, scrambled eggs with my homemade smoked bacon, onions and homemade smoked salmon.

  138. I’m a simple man with simple tastes. Oh, and I love breakfast.

    4 extra-large, humanely raised, cage-free eggs fried sunny side up in butter from grass-fed cows
    1 heaping side of sautéed veggies (spinach, mushrooms, onions, bell peppers)
    1 large bowl of fresh mixed berries (raspberries, blueberries, blackberries)
    1 mug of white tea and a tall glass of water

    What a way to start your day!

  139. I would like to try the coconut oil. Its so expensive!
    (I live in I count?).

    A huge-ass salad with every veggie in it, butternut squash &/or sweet potatoes, protein source, olive oil, avocado, nuts, etc.

  140. Almond flour pizza with homemade tomato sauce, raw goat’s milk cheddar, and topped with a ton of spinach and garlic.

  141. Ribeye fried in butter with carmelized onions and an avocado/cucumber/onion salad

  142. Simple meal but soooo good:
    Huge steak cooked med rare
    Garlic cauliflower “mashed potatoes”
    Roasted asparagus

    And for dessert: lychee sauteed in honey and ginger on top of coconut milk vanilla ice cream

  143. My wife and I have been eating Curried Chicken Salad about once a week since we discovered the recipe here. The only downside is that there’s never leftovers for lunch.

  144. spatchcocked turkey on the barbeque, with a mountain of field greens tossed in olive oil and topped with blueberries.

  145. Paleo stir-fry! Carrots, broccoli, yellow squash, grassfed beef bits, and small chunks of bacon all sauted in coconut oil.

  146. I live on the Chesapeake Bay, so my favorite is a half doz. fresh blue crabs with a side of sauteed veggies.

  147. I’m eating some Cream of Greens soup from my Primal Cookbook as I write this! I love having it as a starter before my grilled steak (cooked with nothin’ but olive oil, pepper, and sea salt) and a side of baked sweet potato – with lots of butter. Delicious, well rounded meal packed with primal nutrition. AWESOME.

  148. Big, rare steak, some baked sweet potato with olive oil, and some sauteed Swiss chard.

  149. Flat iron bison pan fried in butter and a ton of asparagus on the side with a ton more butter.

  150. last night’s dinner
    rare steak grilled on a wood fire, steamed broccoli, all covered with olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper

  151. Currently: taco-less taco salad! Lettuce, tomato, olives, avocado, grassfed ground beef with spices and some kerrygold grassfed cheddar on top!

  152. I absolutely adore the mock shepherds pie that is topped with cauliflower puree on MDA!

  153. Still navigating through the 100s of Primal recipes. Today’s lunch was the perfect bite every time, though; chicken breast with tomato wedges and avocado. Delish!

  154. fresh picked heirloom tomatoes, cucumbers and basil from my garden, tossed with olive oil, pepper, served alongside deer tenderloin cooked on our smoker.

  155. Free-range chicken breaded in butter and coarse-ground almond meal, with a side of asparagus in pepper and olive oil. Both baked in the oven. Chicken comes out crunchy on the outside and deliciously tender on the outside, and the asparagus is ready when the tips are just about to blacken and are nice and crispy. Yum!

    1. What temperature do you cook the chicken at? This sounds so delicious!

  156. My favorite Primal dinner is 3 scrambled eggs and 1 c whole milk plain yogurt. Having that for dinner most nights has TOTALLY helped me lose weight and stay lean.

    Scrambled eggs are my comfort food.

    On a different note – I am TOTALLY missing Weekend Link Love today!

  157. Can’t go wrong with a good grilled steak… a side of green beans, sautéed in coconut oil w/ toasted slivered almonds hits the spot with it, too.

  158. Since going primal, I haven’t had a meal I didn’t love.

    Current go-to dinner: roasted chicken legs with sauteed mushrooms (sometimes with added cream and white wine for a yummy sauce), asparagus and salad with homemade champagne vinaigrette.

    Best dessert: coconut milk over blueberries and raspberries

    Brand-new favs: Pad Thai and Mediterranean Feast from Health-Bent (

  159. Local farm eggs, sunny side up with organic, grass fed buffalo sausage & fresh strawberries.

  160. I’m using higher quality ingredients since starting the Primal Blueprint, and they taste great cooked simply–I don’t need lots of condiments anymore. So I’ll choose a grass-fed steak with roasted cherry tomatoes, and some of your creamy kale from the cookbook. Takes less than 15 minutes to prepare!

  161. Meat and veggie stir-fry. My most common combo is: chicken, broccoli and squash stir-fried in coconut oil, with a smattering of broken cashews on top. (Really heavy on the broccoli.) I have this at least 5 times a week, and I never get sick of it.

  162. Egg pizza. A few eggs scrambled to a “crust,” add some organic, no sugar added pizza sauce and toppings if you like (maybe a little good parm) with some berries on the side. Great breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

  163. Broiled salmon with mashed cauliflower and roasted broccoli. YUM! I think I’ll have that tonight.

    Gimme that fat!

  164. Surf and turf. I mix and match almost daily.

    Most recent was beef rib steak and lemon pepper prawns.

  165. Bone-in beef steak seasoned with lots of black pepper and grilled or broiled to medium rare and served with mushrooms and garlic sauteed in butter and a fresh salad. Gnawing on the bone feels so Primal! Ahhhh, finger-lickin’ good!

  166. Grilled filet mignon wrapped with thick cut hickory smoked bacon, sauteed veggies (onions, halved cherry tomatoes, zucchini/summer squash, whatever else is at hand) done in butter/ghee, and a nice glass of cabernet or merlot to finish it off. For desert, either a square or two of dark chocolate or some homemade coconut milk ice cream, any flavor.

  167. I’m going to have to say Karney’s Paleo Stuff which is a combination of grass fed ground beef, mushrooms, fresh basil, spinach and sweet potatoes. I know it sounds kind of boring, but the combination of textures and flavors are just perfect for the cooler days we’ve been having lately. Equally good fro breakfast or for dinner. Here’s a link if anyone wants to check out the recipe:

  168. I’ll take my dad’s grilled baby back ribs, a side of mashed cauliflower with BUTTER, yellow squash roasted in BACON FAT, and eggplant grilled with OLIVE OIL.

    YUM, if I hadn’t just eaten a BAS, my stomach would be grumbling right now 😉

    oh, and a spoonful of coconut butter for dessert.

  169. Crispy Almond Chicken with avocado and a big pile of organic steamed broccoli. Pastured chicken breast “breaded” in ground almonds mixed with dill, salt, and pepper cooked in pure lard and topped with sliced avocado and fresh dill and the broccoli topped with a little pastured butter. So amazing!

  170. Flank stake rolls, stuffed with spinach and creamcheese filling.

    Side of zucchini browned.

  171. Grass fed beef roast from a local farm with carrots, peppers, and mushrooms cooked up in some grass fed butter. Sometimes I’ll mix some coconut oil with Franks Red Hot and make a sweet buffalo sauce for the meat. It’s delicious!

  172. Carne asada with avocado-tomato-green onion pico de gallo, chiles rellenos, cilantro-lime sauce.

  173. Primal scramble with everything in my fridge–grassfed beef, pastured eggs, mushrooms, onions, salsa, cheese, spinach, asparagus, sriracha, herbs, spices.

  174. Chili- as spicy as my current desire- topped with chunks of creamy avocado is by far my favorite.

  175. Almond meal pancakes with raw grass fed butter, fresh local berries & raw grass fed whipped cream. mmmmmm…..

  176. Favorite primal meal:

    Lightly salt a 3 lb. fresh, not frozen, pastured chicken and bake in the oven for 2 hours at 300 F.

    When the chicken is done, take it out and let it sit for 10 minutes before cutting. Meanwhile, melt a few tablespoons of butter in a pan and saute a little cumin, red pepper, and minced onion. When the aromas of the seasonings are released, add finely diced greens like kale or collard and/or summer squash. Saute for about 5 minutes, until just softened and the color still bright.

  177. Currently I love avocado, and I think my favorite thing to do with it is have it fried eggs and bacon, broken, with it’s grease. mmm….

  178. My favorite depends on what im craving. Today its Pork chops shake and bake style but my own shake and bake recipe. I like to grind up fresh flax seed, oregano, garlic powder, minced onion, Pepper, and crushed red pepper. put in a large bag then put pork chop in bag and shake then bake in oven. served with fresh veggies.

  179. Huge omelet stuffed with peppers, onions, tomatoes, avocado, and anything else in the house, held together with a lovely glue of (high fat, raw or grass fed) cheddar cheese =)

  180. My favorite primal meal is a three-egg omelet with red bell pepper, broccoli, and bacon.

  181. Stuffed peppers with grass fed ground beef, onions, and a tomato sauce made with extra virgin olive oil!

  182. Free Range Eggs and Venison sausage for breakfast, Smoked Venison leg and salad for lunch, and wild caught fish and steemed veggies for dinner.

  183. When I make enchiladas for my husband, I use the enchilada meat filling to stuff a red bell pepper to make a paleo meal for me. Add some sliced avocado and Yum! Pretty much anything that would be served in a tortilla, I put in a bell pepper.

  184. 100% pastured grass-fed beef, cooked very rare, with lots of garlic and onions on top of a gigantic bed of spinach, arugula, lettuce, avocado and raw sunflower seeds, with kale and shiitake mushrooms lightly cooked in a whole lot of pastured butter.

  185. Shrimp Cakes with Spinach slaw and coconut almond dressing, YUMMMMM

  186. Shishkebabs – you can vary the veggies by season, use meat or seafood, and season everything to your heart’s content with marinades, sauces, herbs, spices, and chutneys. Delectable hot or cold!

  187. I live in Taiwan so my favorite primal meal over here is probably ???? (ku gua chao dan).. bitter melon stir fried in extra virgin coconut oil with some local DHA eggs I found.

    It goes really well with some grilled small fish we get over here (Taiwan is an Island) sprinkled with sea salt and drizzled coconut oil. The fish are small enough to eat whole, and are famous for being filled with eggs.

  188. Grassfed steak with a side of roasted Brussels sprouts and a pat of pastures butter. 🙂

  189. Ribeye steak cooked in my old black cast iron skillet with bacon grease … with mushrooms!!! Can’t get any better!! :))

  190. Grass fed NZ ground beef and chopped spinach, cooked in coconut milk and ghee

  191. First meal in the morning after a light workout (few body weight exercises)

    2 Fried eggs over easy in Ghee
    1 cup wild greens lightly sauteed in grass fed butter
    2 pc Nova lox, with a light layer of cream cheese and couple capers, all rolled.
    half an avocado dusted with fresh crushed black pepper and drops of lime juice
    1 cup fresh coconut water with my daily supplements

    Keeps me good for several hours, sometimes till the evening

  192. A nice, thick steak cooked medium rare, with a side of grilled asparagus

  193. My favorite simple primal meal is to just take some meat (often ground pork sausage, chorizo, grass fed ground beef, etc) and throw a couple pastured eggs over easy on top. Serve with side salad or other veggies.

  194. I’m new to this site so I haven’t gotten to try many of the recipes yet.

    I really love chicken though. Today I’m making whole roasted chicken with sweet potatoes and salad on the side. Yum!

    I love the way the chicken makes the house smell 🙂

  195. Zuni roasted chicken – crunchy, crunchy skin and oh so tender meat, with lightly steamed broccoli drizzled with Parmesan cream sauce. Actually, that’s tonight’s menu. The chicken is fresh this week from a local farmer, and the broccoli is the last of my summer garden. The cheese, butter and cream are from a local dairy farm, grass-fed Jersey cows. Could it get better than this?

  196. Eggs, Bacon and veggies. With the eggs and veggies cooked in the bacon fat.

  197. I like Grass Fed Beef Meatloaf. I mix in some pasture fed chicken eggs, and I puree a zucchini and an onion to give it some texture, mix it all up and its bangin’!

  198. All-time favorite meal: Mondo-huge stir-fry with tons of veggies, meat, and gingered cauliflower rice.

  199. Rib roast! I love holding the rib bone in my hands and tearing the meat from it with my teeth. 🙂

  200. Turkey burger smothered in sauteed mushrooms and onions, topped with tomato’s, peppers, and more onions, wrapped in romaine lettuce 🙂

  201. I love making this for dinner any night of the week….flank steak pounded out, rolled/stuffed with spinach, red peppers and a little feta cheese. I saw the recipe on MDA but it used pork tenderloin. I changed it up a little with the flank steak. Baked in the oven, this smells so good while it’s cooking, and my fiance even loves it!

    1. ooh i have to try this! love all the ideas im getting reading the comments today!

  202. The favorite for my family (including a 4-year-old and 6-year-old seems to be grass-fed ground beef patties with homemade primal ketchup and Cauliflower “rice”. Simple and so yum!

  203. Taco Plate! grass feed ground beef fried up with some taco seasoning, lettuce, peppers, onions, tomato, cilantro, avocado, and a bit of cheese and or sour cream. It’s the perfect taco minus the shell.

  204. I’m a big fan of rotisserie Chicken, especially after a fast. There’s nothing like breaking a fast by just going to town and eating a whole chicken

  205. Ground grass fed beef with coconut milk and as much squash and sweet potato you can fit in the pan with curry and cinnamon powder.

  206. So hard, the mood im now means Ill say: salmon fillet wrapped in bacon baked with Mediterranean vegetables but I could change my mind any second…

  207. it’s a childhood favorite — we called them Daddy Salads — any veggie you can think of along with whatever leftover meat we have laying around from recent meals, a sprinkling of nuts, and voila! healthy dinner the kids love and dad didn’t even have to cook 🙂

  208. Grass-fed beef burger with homemade guac (avocado, onion, tomato, and garlic)

  209. My current favorite is 3 eggs whipped with heavy cream, onions, garlic, green peppers and tomatoes– topped with sour cream and salsa!

  210. Almost every Friday my family will get together and we will grill some grass-fed ribeyes and vegetables. We might have a salad or some other sides also. At the end we pass around some dark chocolate. It has to be my favorite meal. I love the taste of the ribeye fat as it melts in your mouth. It also means a lot to get the family together.

  211. The Son of Grok variation on the egg sandwich. The McSog. It’s so filling and combines my favorite things, coconut, eggs, and bacon.

  212. Ribeye steak, garlicky green beans and a sweet potato with lots of butter, cinnamon, and coconut sugar! Nom nom nom…

  213. Roasted organic whole chicken with roasted sweet potatoes and fresh herbs.

  214. My fav is Meatza (topped w bacon, olives, red onions, bell pepper and mozz cheese) there s a few recipes online, looked at them all and started tweaking mine – delicious!

  215. Mmmm… Hard one, I would have to say either rosemary red wine buffalo roast with garlic asparagus or the Crispy Nut and Herb Fried Chicken with garlic broccoli, but still very very hard to decide.

  216. Grass-fed eggs poached in ajvar (Hungarian red pepper & olive oil paste) & coconut milk.

  217. Big-Ass salad, hands down. Lots of greens, especially some arugula, chunks of tomato, avocado, carrots, celery, and top it all of with some yummy grilled chicken or salmon. YUM!

  218. On my honeymoon I had raw fish salad with ahi tuna in Hawaii. With some seaweed salad and a glass of white wine this is heaven. I could eat it every day and be a happy happy woman 🙂

  219. a big ass salad with grilled steak, some hard boiled eggs, EVOO, vinegar, and some raw cashews.

  220. broiled chicken legs with buffalo wing sauce, with a side of garlic sauteed kale! yum!

  221. Simple. Ribeye, pan fried in bacon drippings, seasoned with salt and pepper with a side of asparagus!

  222. Primal Fajitas…grilled chicken breast sliced over a bed of mixed baby greens topped with colorful sauteed peppers, onions and sliced avacado.

  223. Fresh caught sockeye salmon, grilled. Side of kale and tomatoes from the garden.

  224. In general, anything with avocado. Been having a hard time eating enough calories with my standard grilled meat and veggies, so adding avocado and almond to any meal is a life saver, and super tastey.
    Also love making my version of curry, saute up some meat in curry paste, and throw it in the coconut milk (with some more curry paste), and then ad all my leftover veggies, and thai basil and mmm mmm no more leftovers.

  225. does anyone know what ‘ghee’ is called in Europe/Holland. I’ve been looking for this stuff but so far unable to find it.

    1. very easy to make

      how to make your own ghee:

      3 pounds unsalted butter

      Using a medium saucepan, heat butter on medium heat.

      Allow butter to melt and bring to a boil, stirring constantly. You will notice that the oil will separate itself. The top will begin to froth; remove froth.

      Allow the oil to become clear. Once clear, remove from heat and allow to cool for 15 minutes.

      After cooling, strain ghee through a very fine strainer into container or jar, or through 3-5 layers of cheesecloth.

      Put lid on container and store on shelf.

  226. Simple: Steak and steamed broccoli (with loads of butter, some salt, and lemon juice). Nothing gets better than that.

  227. I go for the simple meal, two soft steamed eggs with steamed salmon and steamed veggies, usually spinach and broccoli. (I really like my bamboo steamer.)

  228. My favourite is making my own sashimi at home with wild pacific salmon, and for desert, squeezing some lemon juice on avocado halves with some salt and pepper on top. Yum!

  229. My favorite… this is hard…

    I would say a big ol’ boar chop, with a nice crisp line of fat… smothered in onions. A sweet potato, and… a big wedge salad. I love wedge salads, with bacon.

    Now I wish I were having that for dinner tonight instead of pork shoulder. Not that I’m complaining!

  230. Cajun blackened buffalo steak served with chili-lime butter, baked sweet potato and a salad.

  231. The Shepherd’s Pie. It reminds me of living in Scotland when I was young.
    I make it for dinner almost weekly. The first time I made it my husband thought the cauliflower on top was mashed potatoes, he’s been hooked ever since!

  232. Chicken Fajitas! Chicken, onion, peppers all fried up with lots of seasoning. If I want to “fit in” then I eat it with a steamed cabbage leaf otherwise I will just pile it on my plate and place any desire extras on top. Sometimes sour cream or homemade guacamole, a little cheese or just as is!

  233. Oh wow, how to decide between all my primal favorites…if I had to narrow it down, though, it would probably be a steak, big green salad (leaf lettuces, celery, carrots, cucumbers, parsley, red onion, garlic, avocado, flax oil, olive oil, Celtic salt and ground pepper), spinach, steamed green beans (with sliced almonds, olive oil, Celtic salt, ground pepper), and spring water with lemon and lime. Then some raw nuts, dark chocolate, and a spoonful of coconut oil.

  234. I absolutely love the deviled guac eggs, add avocado to the egg yolk with some hot sauce and place back into cavity…yummy!

  235. Pale pancakes… almond butter, egg, banana. Topped with walnut and cinnamon.

  236. Grilled ribeye, boiled purple cabbage, and sweet potatoes… everything swimming in butter.

  237. My favorite primal meal is the cobb salad.

    a) You can order it almost anywhere
    b) it has eggs, bacon and avocados
    c) it is so nourishing that you won’t feel hungry later
    d) you can vary the combination with almost anything primal (nuts, cheeses, ham or bacon, fruits/veggies)

  238. My favourite: Grass fed lamb shoulder, fried in coconut oil, and cauliflower sauteed in butter.

    Darn, now Im hungry…

  239. Pan-seared diver scallops encrusted in black pepper and fresh chives, covered in a bacon balsamic reduction. Served with the Big Ass Salad of the day.

  240. Eggplant lasagna with lamb meat sauce and gruyere, roasted asparagus with herb butter, and fresh berries with a dusting of cinnamon sugar

  241. Grilled grass-fed lamb chops with roasted asparagus and homemade hollandaise sauce.

  242. I think my favorite is Eggplant Parmesan with the eggplant first fried in butter with a coating of almond flour. I usually make two batches – 1 just that for my veggie hubby and 1 with pastured chicken apply sausage for me and the kids.

  243. ribeye, BAS, yellow squash cooked with onions in butter and cream.

  244. Grilled zucchini, grilled marinated chcken breast, and avocado. Simple, summery, and delicious.

  245. Ground lamb with primal ketchup wrapped in romaine lettuce leaves. As a ketchup person, I have to say the MDA recipe changed my life!

  246. favorite meal: 4 egg omelet with 4 slices of bacon, whole avocado and grass-fed cheese.

  247. 4 or 5 chicken leg quarters, rubbed with ground pepper and a bit of coffee, smoked with sugar maple and a little hickory in the smoker. I serve it with sauteed mushrooms and topped with olive oil.

  248. I can’t decide on just one! My fav breakfast is a 2 egg omelet stuffed with cheese, bacon and chicken – adding avocado salsa gives it a little kick! Fav lunch or dinner is a big salad with carrots, green peppers, radishes, bacon and/or chicken with an organic french dressing … sometimes that avocado salsa substitutes for my dressing. Hmmm … reading over this, maybe I should say my favorite meal is the avocado salsa!! 🙂

  249. That’s a hard one, so I ‘ll just go with my recent favourite from the “seafood” cooking contest: shrimp with avocado, olive oil and sauteed peppers. Mmmm. So good. I ate it for lunch for three straight days!!!

  250. Grilled salmon with an Indian spice rub, with roasted curry cauliflower and Kale simmered in coconut milk.

  251. the most basic, traditional oyster stew – ingredients being oysters, oyster liquor, milk and/or cream, butter, and maybe some spices. mmm…

  252. One meal?? Wow, tough choice. I would have to say roast chicken with roasted sweet potatoes & roasted cauliflower. Roasting makes everything taste better!

  253. I have two staples:
    1)A giant scramble that begins with sauteing (in gobs of coconut oil): one red onion, two large cloves of garlic, some bell pepper and eggplant, broccoli, spinach, sage, rosemary and thai basil (all fresh-picked), complete with cumin, cayenne and white pepper. Add to this 5-6 pastured eggs and 4-6oz. of pastured beef and top with fresh carrot or tomato (sometimesaged cheddar, too, but that’s a rarity).
    2)You can’t go wrong with apple, banana and blueberries drenched in a can’s worth of cold coconut milk with some pecans, cashews and cinnamon. Mmm…

  254. Coconut flour pancakes with sliced bananas cooked right in so they caramelize, topped with a pat of grass fed butter and a little real maple syrup, with thick cut nitrite/nitrate free bacon on the side.

  255. My favorite has to be eggs scrambled with veggies, cooked in bacon grease,and bacon on the side. Sometimes for breakfast, sometimes for dinner.

  256. Bacon and eggs! I could eat that every day for breakfast for the rest of my life! ( and I fully intend to!)

  257. Coconut curry stir fry. Staple at our house. Fry everything (usually zucchini, carrots, celery, bell pepper, maybe a sweet potato, onion, cauliflower and/or broccoli and possibly some kind of meat) in coconut oil or butter, depending on what I have on hand. Add all the spices (curry powder with some cumin, coriander, salt and pepper) towards the middle of cooking. Towards the end, put in the coconut milk and some more spices. So delicious.

  258. Hibachi-style filet mignon and a load of mixed veggies. Craving it right now!

  259. Vitamin K is destroyed by cooking, it says on their Ghee website they SIMMER the butter for an extended amount of time but don’t mention how long, plus simmering occurs at a temperature that kills vitamin K.

    I don’t mean to be a party pooper but they advertise a product without mentioning ALL the details that involve the process.

    GREEN PASTURE high vitamin Butter Oil mentions the process in details, that’s where I get mine.

  260. Roast chicken and broccoli. I could eat chicken skin all day every day.

  261. Big salad, for sure! Though sometimes it’s just vegetables and a nice vinaigrette, maybe cheese too.

    Great to learn about the Indian food website. After moving to Iowa City, it’s clear that much of the nation hasn’t learned about how delicious middle eastern food is. Or rather, they haven’t tried cooking it at home yet.

  262. Right now (probably an unfair contest, since I’m eating it) my favorite meal is a modified chicken pot pie. The bottom “crust” is yam flour, egg, and water. It’s filled with chicken, peas, carrots, mushrooms, butter and cream simmered together until mushy, and the top “crust” is onions fried in olive oil.

  263. A blue cheese burger (made from grass fed beef, of course) with a side dish of fried lettuce(with a wine sauce).

  264. My favorite primal meal is steaks on the grill with a roasted beet salad.

  265. I have so many I enjoy – one is hard to pick. Right now a big, fat, juicy ribeye cooked over a wood fire with a side of grilled squash, peppers, and onions. Of course, I would have warmed my taste buds up with a terrific, home-grown salad.

  266. Chicken breast stuffed with spinach and avocado, wrapped with bacon, and then baked in liberal amounts of bacon grease! Side of sautéed veggies in more bacon grease and sesame seed oil!

  267. Baked free-range whole chicken stuffed with apples and sweet potatoes on the side!!

  268. My favorite meal is kale, spinach, broccoli, any meat sauteed in coconut oil with rosemary, parsley, mint, thyme, marjorum, sage OR yellow curry and smoked paprika. Add little coconut milk and let bubble for a moment…Top with a little butter and more coconut oil after plating on a bed of shredded turnip greens.

  269. I consider myself to be a pretty good cook – love to try new recipes and I enjoy tackling a culinary project that looks like a hurdle. When all is said and done though, can anything really beat a steak grilled over charcoal and a fresh salad? That’s my all-time favorite primal meal – the one I indulged in last night.

  270. Wild Elk tenderloin (wild elk shot in Arizona by friend Craig) with sweet potatoes roasted in coconut oil and a combination of summer squash and cauliflower sauteed in ghee (or pastured butter, depending on what I’ve got). A couple of TJ’s dark chocolate lover’s dark chocolate squares for dessert, perhaps with a cup of warm coconut milk.

  271. Since I’ve been eating Primal, I find I am eating more simply. Somehow I’m okay with some chicken breast sauteed in butter, or a hamburger cooked in butter, but I’ve enjoyed so many delicious meals with seasonings. I think the best thing I’ve had so far is chicken breast paprika, which is just some onions and paprika sauteed in butter, then adding chicken browned on both sides and cooked until done. It was unbelievably delicious.

  272. Roasted bone marrow as a starter, boiled tongue (beef or – even better – reindeer, which we get back home in Finland) accompanied by pickles, sweet potatoes fried in coconut oil and topped with cinnamon, and fennel roasted in duck fat.

  273. Steak grilled perfectly with some sauteed spinach

  274. 4 to 5 slices of bacon (from “pastured” pigs) and 2 to 3 scrambled eggs (from “pastured” chickens). Sometimes, I’ll eat that meal several days in a row.

  275. Cavewoman of the Sea Stew:

    tomatoes, celery, onions, bell peppers, garlic all go in a food processor. chop chop chop.
    saute in delicious butter.

    add one large can organic fire roasted tomatoes & its juice.

    add mixed seafood (I used scallops, shrimp, & squid) & salt, pepper & cayenne.

    let it all simmer until seafood is cooked through. devour.

  276. Steak, medium rare, steamed asparagus, and some fruit on the side. Yummmmm

  277. Grilled (barely) tuna, artichokes and a big salad. Berries and cream for dessert. Delish!

  278. My favorite meal is a medium rare steak, sweet potato and steamed spinach with onions. That’s dinner tonight!

  279. Roast Chicken ala NT, squash, and a green salad. Perfect for fall!

  280. My favorite primal meal is crock pot cooked pulled pork served with coconut oil sauteed mushrooms and onions. So good to eat Primal!

  281. Lately it’s been baked chicken thighs with skin and brussel sprouts with bacon eaten with a side of sour cream.


  282. My favorite Primal meal is ground turkey cooked with onions, shredded carrots, shredded zucchini and cabbage, all cooked with the turkey and they aborb all the juice and fat from the turkey and taste wonderful!! I could eat it for breakfast, lunch and dinner-in fact I have:)

  283. A big salad followed by a grass fed, pasture raised steak and brussel sprouts with bacon!

  284. Primal Enchiladas (from the PB cookbook) – they are so special because 1) they take all day to make and 2) they are even more delicious than tortilla enchiladas (tested by non-primal eaters!).

  285. favorite primal meal (more like an experience) is to go fishing with my 5 year old daughter and enjoy the catch (preferably Salmon) – gingered salmon-in-a-packet – accompanied by a 5 herb green salad (with fresh herbs – dill, mint, parsely, basil & scallions – all from our garden) topped with fresh cherry tomatoes (also from our garden) and finished off by fresh blackberries (also fresh – but wild) with a little heavy cream poured over the top (for decadence!)

  286. Mahi Mahi Fish Tacos, wrapped with romaine lettuce, fresh avocado, cilantro, tomatoes, onions….

    Drizzled with Ginger….fresh lemon or lime juice

  287. favorite primal meal (more like an experience) is to go fishing with my 5 year old daughter and enjoy the catch (preferably Salmon) – gingered salmon-in-a-packet – accompanied by a 5 herb green salad (with fresh herbs – dill, mint, parsley, basil & scallions – all from our garden) topped with fresh cherry tomatoes (also from our garden) and finished off by fresh blackberries (also fresh – but wild) with a little heavy cream poured over the top (for decadence!)

    1. sorry about the double post. i guess i’m doubly excited about fish-packets!

  288. I second the Thai coconut curry soup. I’d also probably have Salmon with a sauce based off that soup with a mix of veggies on the side.

  289. I like to keep it simple! Avocado, tomato, Bacon over greens with drizzled with honey, olive oil, vinegar, and seasoned with ground mustard and oregano or parsley.

  290. Grilled bison steak with veggies sauteed in coconut oil and garlic.

  291. Man it is hard to choose but the coconut chicken was awesome as is the zucchini hummus from Primal Kitchen Chaos!

  292. Crustless quiche made with eggs from my friend’s chickens and veggies from my garden. YUM!

  293. My favorite meal is the steak and eggs I eat most mornings. My eggs usually include green peppers, spinach, and some mushrooms. I’ll add broccoli or red peppers if I’m feeling crazy. I always cook my eggs with Kerrygold butter. Delicious!

  294. Caesar salad! Organic lettuce and a sprinkle of Parmesan, dressing made with a fresh backyard egg, olive oil, anchovies, and garlic.

  295. Cauliflower mashed potatoes with a nice medium rare, grass-fed steak

  296. Wild salmon with olive oil, basil, salt, pepper and lemon. A side of asparagus.

  297. It has to be the good old salad. So versatile, so easy, so delicious and nutritious.

  298. BBQ Pulled Pork from Primal Cookbook. Also, straight up medium steak.

  299. Ground meat (preferably local Italian sausage) in tomato sauce, over cooked sliced bell peppers or zucchini. With a glass of wine, of course!

  300. A nice, homemade curry, actually, based in coconut oil, with cardamom, cumin, curry powder, cinnamon, turmeric and cloves, with chicken and whatever veggies are handy (onions are a must, with some orange or yellow bell peppers, zucchini, olives, or whatever I have around).

  301. Coconut curry with summer squash, sweet potato, chicken, cauliflower, carrot, pineapple, and spices.

  302. I too have also just tried beef heart and was amazed at how great it was. So right now my vote is for slow cooked beef heart with any vegetables tossed in

  303. I adore my meat loaf. A lot of people mess up meat loaf but by keeping it simple and primal it is very moist and can easily be done with a theme (mexican, greek, hamburger etc).

    For my mexican inspired meat loaf, I like to use 1 pound ground beef and a pound ground buffalo. I then mix in 2 eggs, a little melted butter, and chopped roasted pablano or anaheim pepper, mushrooms, onion, and zucchini. Then I add hot sauce, oregano, cumin salt, pepper, chili and paprika. Pop in the oven on 350 and top with tomato paste toward the end and until it caramelized. I like to top it with avocado and occasionally a crumble of raw goat cheese.

  304. A breakfast smoothie made from 4 raw “Omega 3” eggs, .5 cup of creme freche, .25 cup raw cacao, .5 banana, .5 cup water, .5 cup shredded unsweetened coconut, and .5 cup frozen blueberries.

  305. Beef Burgundy. The recipe on MDA is *divine* – everything awesome about primal eating is in it – grass fed beef, bacon, butter, veggies, slow cooking, even “sensible indulgence” with the red wine! Pair with a salad and there’s nothing like it.

  306. A whole roast chicken. Season with pepper and plenty of salt, roast it in a super-hot cast iron skillet, tear apart with my hands and a nice bit of dijon mustard. Side dishes can be quite tasty, but are also totally unnecessary.

  307. I love the Moroccan chicken recipe from the Primal Blueprint cookbook. I seriously lack culinary skills, but I got the cookbook a few months ago and made this meal with a friend, including the cauliflower rice, and it was super delicious!

  308. local grass fed bison with a side of brussels sprouts sauteed in bacon fat w/ onions, garlic and crispy bacon

  309. Steak and baked sweet potato, with a side of EVOO pan fried broccoli.

  310. This one is easy for me! I LOVE a good steak grilled on the BBQ with just a little salt and pepper for seasoning served up with grilled onions and red/yellow/orange/and green peppers sauted in butter. Slice up an avocado for the top and it’s a winner every time! YUMMY!!!!

    On a side note, I’ve never tried coconut oil… I’m thinkin’ it’s time to go shopping!

  311. Stew, made with carrots onions garlic, cooked in bone broth with coconut milk (full fat) added, seasoned with salt pepper and a touch of cayenne. I like beef, or lamb, or goat!

  312. Nothing beats a good ol’ primal breakfast. Eggs, bacon, some rutabaga for hash-browns, plus a nice pile of coconut oil stir-fryed broccoli with red pepper flakes and some fresh fruit.

  313. Top fresh spinach greens, cucumber chips, tomatoes and fresh guacamole (I’m still learing to like avocados)with grilled wild rockfish marinated with citrus thyme, garlic, lime juice, grapeseed oil, salt and pepper. And throw on some greek yogurt if sour cream is sorely missed.

  314. jalepeno stuffed shrimp wrapped in bacon, grilled to perfection along with sauted veggies on the flat grill. Yummy!

  315. Grilled steak with avocado and goat cheese! Broccoli is pretty great too.

  316. Primal Seafood Scampi:

    white wine,
    gremolata (parsley, lemon peel, garlic),
    assorted shrimp, squid, etc.
    almond meal “breadcrumbs” for a topper if you like…

  317. Chicken curry made with onion, sweet potato , zucchini, broccoli, coconut oil, coconut milk, sea salt and curry. I could drink the curry sauce, I love it so much.

  318. Omelette stuffed with thick cut bacon, salsa, fresh avacado, and sauteed onions and green peppers.

  319. Easy: Primal Pot Roast (made with a chuck roast). Side of kale cooked with coconut milk, bacon and onion.

  320. Tuna Peppers

    2 cans tuna fish
    1 Apple
    1 Handful of Cherry Tomatoes
    1 Half Avocado
    2 Bell Peppers (any color)
    Juice of 1 Lemon
    1/3 cup walnuts

    + Put tuna fish, chopped apple, cherry tomatoes, avocado and juice of lemon into a food processor and pulse until mixed.

    + Halve and clean out bell peppers.

    + Fill pepper halves with tuna salad.

    + Top with walnuts

    + Enjoy

  321. I love my lamb – grass-fed lamb chops cooked in coconut oil served with a combo of sauteed capsicum (peppers), zucchini, pumpkin, onion, spinach & kale.

  322. grass-fed beef burger topped with tomato and fresh mozzarella on a portobella cap atop spinach and arugula with grilled red onion

  323. Seared duck breasts, wild mushrooms sauteed in butter with fresh tarragon or thyme, chard with bacon (cooked in the bacon fat of course), and some kind of summer squash.

  324. paleo pizza- almond meal crust, tomato paste sauce, and chicken and mushrooms on top!

  325. Winter Chili for a Chilly Winter – MDA – minus the cheese. But did have the beer!

  326. Pesto crusted salmon with wilted spinach and mushrooms sauted in lots of tallow.

  327. Venison tenderloin butterflies fried in butter with onions and shallots. SO GOOD!

  328. Pizza with almond flour crust, tomato paste, mushrooms, and venison. Yum!

  329. fried “rice” – with cauliflower rice, prawns and veggies! Yum!

  330. My favorite primal treat. . . written in haiku.

    Bacon wraps the date
    Almond butter found within
    A treat full of love

  331. Cornish hen with plum chili sauce and roasted zucchini (plums and zucc from home grown garden).

  332. Tilapia grilled to perfect grispness and paired with steamed broccoli & brussels sprouts, dabbed with butter.

  333. Pork chops in my homemade vinegarette marinade. Put on the grill with asparagus and lemon juice. Finish with some berries! YUMMM!

  334. Favorite? A pit cooked pig – the whole thing. Wife’s family makes one every year and there is nothing better than just pork that’s been under dirt, ash, and rock with plenty of heat for 24 hours.

  335. Coconut curry with beef, spinach, onions, carrots, and sweet potatoes.

  336. free range bacon, and eggs over easy, with the eggs cooked in the bacon grease!

  337. Worth the effort – the “poppers” that a reader submitted for your e-cookbook… spicy marinated chicken stuffed into a jalapeno, wrapped in bacon and grilled…served with a little ranch dressing…YUM

  338. One of my breakfast favorites: scramble two to three farmer’s market eggs in coconut oil. Lay over a bed of pea sprouts, add organic (farmer’s market) salsa. Then add chopped cherry tomatoes, chopped avocados, and/or sliced raw milk cheese for taste. Mix and enjoy.

  339. All grilled: Grass-fed beef burgers, asparagus, tomatoes, and mushrooms.

  340. Favorite primal meal: A big, juicy steak – medium rare. Finish it with a bit of Montreal seasoning. Mashed sweet potatoes and a salad on the side. Oh yum!

  341. Simple Summer Salad: Cubed watermelon, cucumber, thinly sliced red onion tossed in a light coating of olive oil and a pinch of salt.

  342. Grilled steak, asparagus, and mushrooms, with a side of guacamole.

    1. How do you make walnut meal brownies? They sound like something wonderful!

  343. 1 – 16-oz, medium rare, well marbled, grass-fed, bone-in, ribeye steak

    cover with salted, pastured butter and cook over hot charcoal coals

  344. Today’s Special:

    2 strips of nitrite free bacon
    2 eggs over medium cooked in bacon grease
    1 breakfast sausage
    Cup of tea

    There is nothing I look forward to in my daily meals more than breakfast. I love my steaks, big @$$ salads and other primal feasts but nothing beats starting my day off with bacon and a perfectly cooked fried egg. This meal will last me well into the afternoon.
    In my vegetarian days I ate homemade crunchy granola with soymilk that would leave me hungry in two hours. I LOVE primal living!

  345. Eggs scrambled with onions, peppers, and spinach that has been sauteed in coconut oil, with some black pepper. Mmm…

  346. kangaroo steaks in butter and a tomatoe, feta and beatroot salad

  347. Grilled leg of lamb with roasted sweet potato and brussell sprouts

  348. Perfectly cooked steak, fresh garden veggies cooked with butter, salad, avacado, olives and oil and Vino Tinto

  349. My new favorite is the banana almond pancakes that I found on your site. I was a huge pancake lover and that was usually my cheat from the primal way and now I have the answer. I plan on making them and putting almond butter or cashew butter between them next time for a little sandwich.

  350. BAS piled high onto sheets of nori, topped with bacon and eggs, eaten as wraps.

  351. Fresh caught crab, steamed to perfection, drenched in melted butter. On the side, some grilled shrimp, sliced avocado and some steamed broccoli (also drenced in melted butter).

  352. a nicely cooked buffalo burger nestled onto creamed kale! Even the hubby likes it.

  353. Skirt steak seared on a blazing hot cast iron pan. Served over organic baby spinach and topped with mushrooms and onions.

  354. My favorite is a salad with various lettuce and spinach leaves with all sorts of raw veggies and fruit. Topped with a fresh lemon vinaigrette, coconut oil and almond butter. Yumm!

  355. pomelo salad with shrimp coconut flakes cilantro and peanuts with a sweet and salty limey sauce

  356. Shrimp and onions lightly sauteed in coconut oil with some yellow curry, with a side of fresh, seasonal vegetables (sometimes sauteed in ghee, depending on the vegetables). Simple, nutritious, quick, delicious!

  357. Almond Banana Pancakes with a side of bacon. I would never have any desire to eat a regular flour based pancake again after eating these. Thanks Mark!!

  358. A BAS with sliced grilled steak, sliced hardboiled egg, sesame seeds, black olives, cherry tomato, shredded cheddar, evoo and balsamic vinegar.

  359. Grilled rib eye steak with mushrooms, onions, and bacon. Heaven! Served with roasted veggies and a glass of red wine. da besssssst!!!

  360. grilled ribeye steak (grass fed, of course) cooked medium rare and served with vegetable de jour…

  361. Egg muffins … little flourless frittatas that I make in a muffin tin with bacon and spinach!

  362. My favorite primal meal is grassfed hamburger, grilled and then smothered in butter with a side of sweet potato smothered in more butter and some cinnamon.

  363. Grass fed pork tenderloin from the farmer’s market grilled at low heat on a wood fire, with grilled zucchini, onions, and bell peppers that are seasoned in coconut oil and home grown rosemary. Wash it down with iced tea with a sprig of mint from the garden.

  364. 3 Egg Omelet with Jalapeno Jack Cheese and Mushrooms and Bacon – all cooked in the bacon grease from the bacon. It’s mmm mmm good.

  365. Favorite primal meal: appetizer is bacon wrapped-almond stuffed dates, followed by steak with grilled bell peppers and onions, with a side of asparagus. Nom nom nom….

  366. Fresh wild alaskan red salmon… after I rip it out of the water with my bare hands. not joking.

  367. At the moment: taco salad. 100% grass-fed beef mince, taco seasoning (home-made, primal) spooned on top of a huge leafy salad, then covered in home-made salsa. yum yum

  368. My favorite primal meal is a take on the Big Ass Salad – with garden fresh lettuce, caramelized onions, bacon, avocado, poached eggs and roasted garlic. With a little mayonnaise too.

  369. London broil, medium rare, topped with melted pastured butter, sauteed mushrooms, peppers, roasted garlic; steamed broccoli; and a medium-ass salad on the side (I can only eat so much!) 🙂

  370. Meal of the Moment – Pastured Eggs fried in pastured butter with a side of farm fresh pork sausage and a sliced tomato with basalmic vinegar. Love it when the farmer’s market is in full swing!

  371. Definitely the Chicken, Bacon, Avocado salad that was sent in by a reader a few months ago. That salad keeps me full for hours and as happy as Grok running naked through a field of wild flowers!!

  372. Favorite: grilled salmon accompanied by grilled zucchini (basted while cooking with a sauce made from lemon juice, olive oil, rosemary, oregano, and garlic). Throw in a glass of Etna Rosso to wash it down. Deliciosissimo!

  373. This is easy, spaghetti and meatballs. Growing up in in Chicago you learn that this is a staple meal. Cheap and hearty, but as a son of grok, I had to find a way to get my fix. So here you go! My version of one of the greatest meals!

    2lbs of ground pork (If store bought make sure you select a brand that does not use sugar in the packaging)
    1/2 cup Almond meal
    1/4 cup flax seed (ground)
    2 eggs
    4 Garlic Cloves minced
    fresh Oregano
    fresh Rosemary
    fresh Thyme
    Salt and Pepper

    Add pork, eggs, almond flour, flax seed, salt and pepper to bowl. Then chop the rosemary, oregano and thyme all together and add to the bowl. Mix and create small to medium size balls. Heat a large skillet with olive oil and place meatballs into pan. Continue to roll the balls in pan until brown on outside.

    2 cans Tomato sauce (no sugar added)
    fresh Oregano
    fresh Rosemary
    several Garlic cloves
    Salt and Pepper (to taste)
    Handful of chopped Mushrooms

    Place all ingredients into large pot with the browned meatballs. (Do not chop the fresh oregano or rosemary) Let simmer on low heat for 20 min.

    Here is the part that makes it all come together: Spaghetti Squash!

    Heat Spaghetti Squash in microwave for 5 min. then slice in half and empty seeds. Cook spaghetti squash until it becomes stringy as you scrape it with a fork, it should be soft and look like angel hair pasta.

    Once the Spaghetti Squash is done, add to plate and top with sauce and meatballs.

  374. BAS(big @ss salad):
    A lot of baby spinach, a lot of romaine or red leaf or green leaf or whatever other green you like, 3-4 ounces of ground bison meat from my local bison farmer, thin sliced red onion, bell pepper and cherry tomatoes from my topsy turvy plant. Walnut oil, red wine vinegar, raw apple cider vinegar, lemon juice and a squirt of mustard for the dressing. crushed black pepper and maybe some feta cheese to top it off!

  375. I’m really obsessed with Cobb Salads — a bunch of spinach, red onion, blue cheese, bacon, chicken, avocado and maybe and egg with red wine vinegar and olive oil on top. Even when you give or take some of those ingredients it’s heaven on earth.

    But I make Indian food all the time too, so gimme the gheeeeee!

  376. I would have to say that my favorite meal is the Stuffed Pork Loin for 2 reasons.

    1. sauteed red bell peppers are amazing

    2. The pork loin fills me up so fast that I can save it for later!

  377. Buttery Chicken in a Silky Sauce.

    I love curry and use it generously. To amp up the “Primal-ness” of this recipe, I used leftover beef fat from a previous meal and reduced the butter content.

  378. My favorite is the Shrimp Cakes with Spinach Slaw and Coconut Almond Dressing from your cookbook

  379. I loves me some bacon! With eggs, chicken, or whatever. Bacon just makes everything taste better.

  380. Pan fried salmon with butter, ginger, and garlic! Side of fresh tomatoes from the garden tossed in garlic olive oil.

  381. Caveman Spaghetti. A pound of ground beef, a cup of tomato sauce, garlic, salt & pepper, Lea & Perrins, and a big spoon. Remember to leave the spaghetti in the cupboard.

  382. Chicken breast and summer squash stirfry in a lot of butter and little bit of sesame oil, with some garlic, ginger, and lemon pepper.

  383. egg salad mixed with spinach, green onion, red onion, garlic, bacon, cilantro, basil, black pepper and avocado! sometimes i throw in cold steamed broccoli and asparagus…you can also top it with salsa! quick and easy and taste so good!

  384. Coconut basil chicken. I’ve ben making it for years, and it turns out it is primal.

  385. grass fed beef hamburger patty with fried egg, jalapeno peppers, and unsweetened ketchup!

  386. Right now, just roasted chicken thighs and roasted broccoli with garlic. Before going primal the only chicken I had ever had was boneless skinless breasts. SO DRY and tasteless! I had no idea that chicken could be so moist and flavorful.

  387. Grandma’s Easy BBQ Pork from the PB ookbook -cooked in the crock pot- served over some coleslaw made with homemade mayo! *drool*

  388. A tie between 1) a fat medium-rare ribeye rubbed with salt, pepper and garlic and 2) greek yogurt with blueberries.

  389. Salad of greens with bacon, cranberries, cashews, havarti cheese and vinaigrette.

    1. Chicken wings in hot sauce with a medium size baby green salad and sweet potato fries cooked in bacon fat.

  390. Mediterranean pot chicken. Dismembered chicken, tons of tomatoes, onions, eggplant, mushrooms, olives and peppers…add Italian seasonings..simmer in a big pot till the chicken falls off the bone and enjoy!

  391. Roasted Chicken with the skin! Vegetables with butter! And for a snack, apple slices with some fresh almond butter.

  392. Scrambled eggs, with salsa and bacon. I am new so I haven’t tried a ton of recipes.

  393. Grass fed ribeye cooked over mesquite charcoal, seared rare with salt, pepper, and granulated garlic. Vegetable medley cooked in tin foil on the grill with butter, and whatever veggies I have on hand.

  394. Maple syrup marinated jumbo shrimp or scallops wrapped in 1/2 of a length of bacon, baked in the oven.

    Easy and droolingly good!

  395. Smoked salmon salad! Made with our own cold-smoked and canned sockeye salmon, lots of lettuce and whatever other salad veggies are around,olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and sometimes a sprinkling of freeze-dried blueberries.

  396. My hubby came up with a great Beef tongue Mexican-style soup. Goes in the crockpot all day, then skin and add bone broth, carrots, onion, chard, adobe tomatoes and lots of good Mexican spices. Top with feta, avocado, and cilantro.

  397. BBQ Grass Fed Ribeye baked brussel sprouts with Strawberries and raspberries for desert

  398. Last month, pan-fried ground beef, steamed broccoli with a yogurt and blue cheese pepper sauce.

    This month, broiled chicken drumsticks with sweet potato mash and collard greens.

  399. Grilled bison patties topped with bacon and homemade guacamole with a side of cauliflower rice and bacon-wrapped asparagus swimming in melted butter. Wash it down with a tall cold glass of water.

  400. Lightly scrambled eggs (still slightly runny) with a seasoned red cabbage, avocado and tomato salad!

  401. Grilled Ribeye, salt, peper, and a side of asparagus topped with a homemade herb butter.

  402. Big grass finished rib eye steak grilled with steamed broccoli. Yum…heaven.

  403. steak, cauliflower “faux-tatoes”, broccoli with butter. Dessert: fresh berries, white peach, topped with cold, heavy cream

  404. Fish tacos made with tilapia seasoned and seared then wrapped up in a lettuce wrap with salsa

  405. Pork Chorizo and Bacon stir fried with some Onions, Peppers, and Broccoli

  406. Mustard greens made with bacon and onions, a whole chicken grilled with hickory chips, guacamole, and a square of good chocolate.

  407. Frittatas! The possibilities are endless! I love mine with sausage, mushrooms, bell peppers and a sprinkling of rich gruyere cheese

  408. Medium rare ribeye steak with a caesar salad sans croutons of course.

  409. Cornish Game hens wrapped in bacon, roasted asparagus with caramelized onions, and a roasted sweet potato with grass fed butter.

  410. Today’s breakfast – best ever! Locally grown, free-range turkey apple sausage, two pastured eggs fried in the fat, a little primal pumpkin muffin (made by me) and some fresh seasonal raspberries!

  411. Protein shake with almond milk, almond butter, walnuts, pecans, flax seed, spinach, vanilla protein powder and a banana.

  412. I love wrapping hamburger meat, avocado, salsa, some hot sauce, etc. up in butter lettuce leaves and eating it like a taco… mmmm 🙂 I’ll take that over a taco anyday 🙂

  413. Gotta be my big-ASS Salad!

    Baby spinach, grated carrots, broccoli, diced red peppers, cherry tomatoes, diced mushrooms, blueberries, almonds, SRIRACHA hot sauce, black pepper, grilled chicken and some balsamic vinagrette!


  414. Prepared by my primal husband: steak, mashed cauliflower and sweet potatoes, and a big green salad, followed by a bowl of berries.

  415. spit roasted lamb is hard to beat. Or a meal of seafood after you spent the day freediving or fishing to collect the ingredients!

  416. Good ole fashion primal omelette, you name the various fresh plant and animal ingredients. mmmmmmmmm

  417. Currently, it would be a “pizza” omelet:

    Eggs, spices (garlic, pepper, cumin, cayenne), sliced roma tomatoes, raw provolone, spinach, and olive oil. Simple, and amazingly good. :]

  418. Omelette: top quality eggs, bacon, chorizo, onion, capsicum, tomato, spinach, herbs and some full fat cheese. Delicious and ready in about 10 minutes!

  419. Bacon, Egg & Avocado salad, from yours truly: MDA. Have it once a week.

  420. Have to go with steak and squash, both grilled on the BBQ accompanied by a big salad of mixed greens, herbs, avocado and tomatoes.

  421. Roast chicken with a mixture of feta, sundried tomato paste, butter and rosemary stuffed under the skin. Served with roast pumpkin, roast garlic and caramelised onion. For dessert, berries covered in cream, unsweetened yoghurt and coconut cream.

  422. Im new to this and haven’t tried many actual primal dishes. But my favorite so far is cauliflower pizza. Had it tonight and it was soooo good 🙂 In case your wondering, the crust is made out of cauliflower.

  423. Has to be the ‘Pulled Pork Shoulder’ slow cooked while I’m at work in the ‘Grok-pot’. Yummy…

  424. I really enjoy zucchini fritters made. I use grated zucchini, egg and herbs

  425. Stuffed Beef Heart, olives, feta, lemon, slow cooked with onion, herbs and beef stock.

  426. Meatloaf (with no rice or breadcrumbs) and a mountain of steamed broccoli dressed in black pepper, olive oil and paprika!

  427. Wild caught sockeye salmon fillet with plantains and mango seared in coconut oil with a HUGE side of steamed organic spinach.

  428. Not sure if it’s my favorite…so much good food out there! But I often make baked chicken thighs (love the crispy skin!) and roasted veggies. So easy to throw in the oven, very little prep, only a couple dishes to wash, and delicious!

  429. Nothing beats a good surf n’ turf! Grilled delmonico and bacon wrapped scallops with a side of creamed kale.

  430. my favourite primal meal is a blu rare grassfed sirloin steak with a basil and rosemary sauce, with a side of mashed winter squash and tons of butter!

  431. Two eggs fried over easy in coconut oil served over a bed of baby spinach with salt and pepper. The yolks create a delicious dressing. Yummy for breakfast!

  432. Eggplant,squash and zucchini marinated in coconut oil and roasted in the oven! Delicious 🙂

  433. AS a BBW myself I do think big is beautiful. I’d like to tell you a hottest BBW dating site ”—-plusflirt dot com —” =It is free to join NOW!!! So many single BBW,SSBBW or BHM find their romance on that site.

  434. The punkgrokboy and I love to cook, so it’s hard to choose, but I think our favorite is keeping it simple with steak and salad. A big ol seasoned grass fed steak grilled in a pan, briefly, toss onions and portobella mushrooms into the steak juice with a splash of red wine til everything is tender and full of flavor. Put together a big salad, mixed greens, fresh parsley, fresh dill, cucumber, tomato, carrots, peppers, jicama, hearts of palm, olive oil and some ume vinegar. Perfection.
    And the punkgrokcat is happy because she gets leftover bits of steak.

  435. My favorite meal is ceviche with lots of jalapenos for spice along with some grilled seafood.

  436. poached eggs over fresh grilled asparagus… my dinner (and breakfast) many days a week in the spring!

  437. Honey garlic ribs (made with organic honey and garlic in my own kitchen) slow cooked on the BBQ. Accompanied with sauteed walnuts/mushrooms (in butter) and homemade kale chips.

    YUM. I think I’ll have that tonight.

  438. “Pizza Eggs”: fresh tomato chopped, fresh tomato salsa, mixed heated lightly, topped with slightly melted munster cheese slice, pizza seasoning and two eggs fried in bacon grease. Salt and pepper lightly. Yum! Just ate some and looking forward to breakfast tomorrow already!

  439. BIG ASS SALAD for the win.
    There are so many salad variations it’s silly. My “happy salad” is a huge bowl of “base salad” (spinach, mixed greens, tomatoes, peppers, cucumber) topped with shredded carrots, a little shredded cheddar, chicken breast, sliced strawberries, sliced blueberries, and a sprinkle of raisins dressed with raspberry vinegarette.
    Happiness in a bowl 🙂

  440. Can’t go past a great Thai curry (without the rice of course!)

  441. A juicy steak with asparagus…my boyfriend would also have that bacon-wrapped

  442. Because I am new, I am loving my BAS for lunch everyday. Greens, avocado, veggies, and chicken. It is so satisfing and fills me up the rest of the day.

  443. filet mignon au poivre & steamed baby carrots with butter 🙂 Delicious!

    1. So many choices!!! I think my favorite has to be meatballs made of ground lamb, feta cheese, diced red onion and oregano, fried in ghee or coconut oil, with a spinach/feta salad on the side.
      A big, juicy, marbled ribeye comes a close second though 🙂

  444. I’d say my favorite primal meal is a big pork roast cooked in a crockpot, along with some veggies thrown in towards the end. Anything cooked in a crockpot is so easy and leftovers are a given!

  445. Buffalo Burgers topped with avocado slices and sauteed mushrooms and red onions.

  446. Primal pancakes! It’s the first recipe I tried and still a favorite. I just saw someone mention primal brownies. Gotta look that one up!!!!!

  447. Grilled rib eye steak cooked medium rare and topped with caramelized onions. A sweet potato cut into slices, brushed with butter, and baked until crispy is a nice side.

  448. As of last night it’s officially Spaghetti Squash with the Primal sauce recipe. I’m also a huge fan of the Cabbage and Kielbasa recipe in the PB Cookbook.

  449. Favorite meal is bacon and eggs. Make those eggs into an omelet with lots of veggies and it only get better! Grilled steak with anything else comes in a very close second. Heck, why not bacon, eggs, AND steak! *goes to make breakfast*

    My backyard rhubarb plants have been going WILD this year. Combine that with Ontario’s best peach crop in years, scoops of cocunut oil, handfulls of cashews, some wild blueberries and you’ve got yourself one of the top deserts known to man. YES!

  451. Thin cut ribeye pan-fried in butter with grilled asparagus…also with butter.

  452. Roasted shrimp with lemon cumin broccoli. Along with a big happy salad with veggies from my CSA, an avocado and olive oil, whatever vinegar I want that night, salt and pepper.

  453. Grilled pasture raised pork shoulder steaks with salad of mizuna, arugula, and Sungold tomatoes from the garden dressed with olive oil, lime juice, and black pepper. Yum!

  454. BEAT Salad: Bacon, Egg (hard-boiled), Avocado, Tomatoes. Chop all together, spritz with lemon or lime juice. Nummmmmm!

  455. Ok, I Made it!

    My favorite is Flounder filets with a little salt & pepper and fried in bacon grease. It forms a golden crust around the edges and is so so good. I like to serve this with a salad and baked sweet potato cut into little cubes coated in butter and pumpkin pie spice. Simple and makes you say Mmmm after every bite!

  456. Med-rare steak with a simple butter+deglazed pan goodness sauce on some salad greens.

  457. Ground bison burgers (2/3 ground bison, 1/3 ground bison heart) topped with bacon and avocado, and a side salad of tomatoes with olive oil and fresh mint.

  458. Grilled elk steak (medium rare) served with homemade chimichurri sauce; grilled asparagus seasoned with Celtic Sea Salt, pepper, and olive oil; and a side salad with homemade cream/vinegar dressing.

  459. Any type of burger for me…Grassfed beef, bison, wild hog. We even made some tuna burgers a few weeks ago with fresh caught blackfin tuna topped with a wasabi ranch dressing…doesn’t get any better than ground meat on the grill!

  460. I’d have to say I’m a sucker for pork ribs smoked over a good old fashioned fire. The marrow is my favorite part. And pretty much any veggie fresh with cold pressed olive oil or sauteed in a pan full of butter goes well with the ribs.

  461. Slow cooked grassfed scottish higherlander that live literally in the forest 10 minutes from my house. Topped with a delicious home made beef broth sauce and dutch style red cabbage. Oh man !

  462. Garlic pulled pork (from MDA’s reader recipe contest), salad, and berries.

  463. Bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs baked with compound butter (rosemary, lemon zest, pepper) under the skin, broccoli fried in coconut oil, iced green tea. Nom nom nom!

  464. Our family loves the Shepherd’s Pie recipe on MDA. Mashed cauliflower has opened up a world of possibilities for us!

  465. Wow…that’s sort of tough for me. It seams to change with the season (or the week). I think right now, it might to be the Sesame Ginger Tuna with Wasabi Teriyaki sauce I made the weekend before last, with Pineapple Melon Salsa and a salad. But next month, I’m sure it’ll be something totally different!

  466. My favorite meal is almond pancakes with raw honey and berries. Amazing!

  467. Bacon! Becuase i never thought that it could be a health food, until I started eating Primal.

  468. So far, my favorite meal includes:
    Rare grass-fed steak, cooked in olive oil or coconut oil, served with onions.
    With this, I have a salad that includes carrots, sprouts (which we grow in our home), onion, green pepper, and tomato.

  469. My favorite (and it’s rather hard to choose just ONE!) is meatloaf. Grass fed beef, some onion and garlic mixed in with some sea salt, pepper, a bit of oregano & topped with bacon…..mmmmm! So delish!

  470. Salad! I make my salad with some of the less expensive cuts of Grassfed beef grilled, then add anything I have in the fridge. Always avocado and green peppers, but that’s not ever all. I top it off with Vinegar and EVO.

  471. My favorite primal meal consists of a flank steak, pan fried to rare. would have to have a lot of grass fed butter to eat with it as well. on the side would be mushrooms cooked in the juices of the steak so they could absorb all that good flavor, and brussels sprouts roasted in coconut oil and garlic. finish it off with some local blueberries.

  472. I love homemade pasta sauce, but instead of noodles I slice up bell peppers and steam them and use that for the noodles

  473. Grass-fed hamburger meatballs, with an improvised sauce made out of whatever’s in the garden. The sauce is usually finished with some cream.

  474. Eggs scrambled in butter with a little homemade salsa on top and a little shredded cheddar on top of that, a side of bacon, and half of an apple, sliced. Yum….

  475. mmm my favorite is braised beef short ribs (grass fed) over mashed celery root with a steamed broccoli spears drizzled with butter!

  476. My total fav that I could eat everyday is a good meat and veggie stew. Just brown some grass-fed meat chunks of any kind in any kind of awesome fat you have around, add whatever chopped veggies, cook until soft, add tomatoes, stock or water with lots of herbs. Simmer until done and freeze the extra for quick meals. Tasty, nutritious, easy.

  477. Another vote here goes to one of the most simplistic but delicious primal approaches out there – bacon and eggs scrambled up in the grease.

  478. Grass-fed steak with a fried egg on top, served with mashed cauliflower.

  479. A tie between venison chili and salmon with kale chips and roasted broccoli…Pretty much any combination of meat and roasted veggies is awesome though!

  480. Primal Slop – any sliced/ground meat with coconut oil, cooked with anything and everything primal in the cupboards or fridge. Just grab and add don’t think and don’t measure the best part is you can’t make a bad tasting Primal meal no matter what you do.

  481. Of all the excellent recipes from The PB Cookbook I’ve tried so far, the pumpkin coconut muffins have been great not only for me, but for convincing others that this food is better than conventional.

  482. A big roast chicken drumstick with bacon wrapped around it, a rack of ribs rubbed and BBQ’d with Frank’s Hot Sauce, baby spinach and mesclun salad mix with asparagus spears and onions and heirloom tomatoes with lemon-olive oil dressing, sweet potato and taro crisps fried in coconut oil

  483. Roast Beef, with stir fry mixed vegetables in a lot of butter and sauteed broccoli with garlic and again! a lot of butter

  484. Beef – a great hamburger salad…basically salad of any kind with a beef patty – it’s my version of a hamburger!

  485. Lambs heart seasoned with rosemary, ground corriander and garlic pepper, grilled and sliced thin with a tomato and lettuce salad and home made ceasar dressing.

    Quick, easy and delicious.

  486. Am I late? Just catching up since I was at Lake Michigan all weekend…

    My favorite meal is one I look forward to daily… BIG ASS SALAD!

    It’s different every time too!

  487. I’ve been eating a lot of grilled steak topped with a concoction I came up with – chopped leeks, tomatoes, green pepper, onion and jalepenos sauteed in olive oil.

  488. one of my favorites and one that I just made yesterday is my venison chili ( no beans mind you ) eating primal gives me more reason to hunt , not that I need more reason . plus nothing tastes quite as good as some fresh backstraps

  489. Porterhouse coated with garlic butter and pepper, then grilled to medium rare; along with grilled buttered asparagus; spring mix with an herb vinaigrette, cuke, tom, avocado, pine nuts, and bell pepper; homemade venison, beef, and lamb chili; and a butter slathered baked sweet potato. My husband swears I must have a hollow leg.

  490. Steamed spinach, uncured & pastured Canadian bacon, and poached eggs, topped with hollandaise sauce!

  491. A fruit smoothie, with a variety of berries, blueberries,bananas, peaches and coconut oil. My kids love this one the most.

  492. Sausage & peppers. I used to love sausage and peppers with rice. The way I do it now is almost the same… take some yummy pork sausage, a couple of beautiful, bright peppers & a big onion… but for the rice, I ‘rice’ a head of cauliflower. I cook the cauliflower in some stock, cook the rest of the aforementioned yummies and mix in butter and mix it all together. Yum!

  493. grilled baby back ribs and turnip greens cooked in olive oil with red peppers and mushrooms and balsamic vinegar. sliced tomatoes from the garden. very satisfying

  494. I’ll just list what I had for dinner last night:

    In my cast-iron skillet with bacon grease left over from breakfast that morning, I added a hunk of butter and threw in some chicken breasts that had been doused in olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and oregano. And some cranberries. Got a nice brown on the breasts and put the whole skillet in a 350f oven for about 10 minutes. Took out the skillet, took out the chicken to rest on a platter, then added a half pint of cream to the skillet and made a nice gravy with the cranberries and pan drippings (pork fat, butter, chicken fat, olive oil, and cream, yum!). The side dish was carrots softened via steam and drizzled with grass-fed butter.

  495. Gramdma’s BBQ pork from the Primal Blueprint cookbook with kale sauteed with bacon and tossed with a splash of balsamic vinegar at the end. Both cooked in cast iron dutch ovens that belonged to my great-grandma!

  496. slow cooked grass fed lamb pieces in water with onion and garlic… lots of yummy bone marrow!

  497. I cake organic chicken drumsticks in finely chopped ginger and a little salt, then roast in the oven. I serve with a cup of chopped spinach and drizzle the ginger infused chicken fat from the roasting dish over the greens. It tastes fantastic!

  498. Those women were definitely as a result happy to learn all of them and now have in actuality been tapping into these things.