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January 26 2017

Contest Poll: 2017 Primal Blueprint Recipe Videos

By Mark Sisson
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contestpollA couple weeks back I asked you to film and share your favorite Primal Blueprint recipes for a chance to win $1500 in gift certificates to U.S. Wellness Meats. This particular contest has always been a 21-Day Challenge staple, but this year, I upped the ante on Instagram with videos limited to just a minute each. The response was nothing short of amazing, as you guys came through with a batch of truly top-notch entries!

It was tough, but the Worker Bees and I chose five finalists for you to vote on. After you do, I highly encourage you to cruise over to Instagram to check out all the entries!

While there can only be one winner, I want to give a huge thanks to everyone that took the time to submit a video. I hope you had as much fun making them as we had watching them!

Watch all the videos in the playlist below, then vote for your favorite in the poll at the bottom of the page.

Voting will close and a winner will be announced at 6 p.m. PST, Friday, January 27.

Post Update:

It was a close race, but the people have spoken! Congrats to Christian on snagging the win for his Primal Poke Bowl!

My girlfriend (@jeaneatsveggies) and I made this recipe video in hopes of winning a whole grass-fed cow from @marksdailyapple. Not only is it Paleo/Primal, but it’s fully AIP (Autoimmune Protocol Diet). So it’s Gluten/Grain-Free, Soy-Free, Nut-Free, Dairy-Free, and Nightshade-Free. It’s one of my favorite dishes we’ve made since starting an AIP diet, and it’s been gobbled-up and greatly enjoyed by family members that could care less about any dietary restrictions. This is a great dish to show people that eating well doesn’t have to be hard or bland. It does require a pressure cooker (I have and love an Instant Pot), but I imagine you could also do this in a slow cooker. In that case you’d maybe just want to let it cook while you’re at work for the day. Hope you all dig! BEEFY CREAMY COCONUT CHOWDER INGREDIENTS: 1lb grass-fed beef 2 cups bone broth 1 cup Vidalia/white onion 2 cups rutabaga 1 cup carrots 1 cups sweet potato 1 tsp sea salt 1 bay leaf 1 tsp dried basil 1 tsp cinnamon 1/2 tsp tumeric 1 can of coconut milk 1/4 cup coconut flour 1 tsp honey 2 cups broccoli DIRECTIONS: Add bone broth, vegetables (except broccoli), sea salt, herbs and cinnamon. Crumble ground beef over veggies. Stir to combine, cover, set valve to ‘sealing’ and select ‘Manual’ function for 25 minutes. Once cooking time is up, unseal lid by quick release. Discard bay leaf. Select ‘Sauté’ function and add coconut milk, coconut flour, and honey stirring to mix. Add broccoli and allow to simmer until cooked and chowder is thickened. That’s it, yo! #1minprimal #iphone #filmicpro #finalcutpro #finalcutprox #primal #primalblueprint #primaldiet #aip #aippaleo #aipdiet #instantpot ##pressurecooker #recipes #paleo #paleodiet #paleorecipes #paleolifestyle #iphone7plus

A video posted by Bradley Sullivan (@bradtastical) on

Poke Bowl/Salad w/ Green KILLA Sauce Inspired by high school friends who specialize in Poke @Sotnyc (Sons of Thunder), I created a primal/whole30 friendly version for my ATL household for the Primal Video Challenge @marksdailyapple . Ingredients and Instructions: Poke: Gather the following: 6oz. Sashimi Grade Tuna. 6oz. Sashimi Grade Salmon . 1/3 cup Coconut Aminos . 1Tbs. Sesame Oil. 1Tbs. Crushed Macadamia Nuts. 2 stalks Scallions. 1/4 Red Onion. 1 tsp. Ginger (optional). Salt and Pepper to taste. . Cube 1/2 inch sized tuna, salmon. Dice scallions, onions and grate ginger. Crush Macadamia nuts. Place in bowl and add coconut aminos and sesame oil. Mix all the ingredients and marinate for about 30 mins in the fridge. While it chills, prepare the toppings by cubing Avocados and Cucumbers. Prepare Cauliflower rice and Green Killa Sauce. . Poke toppings: Avocado Cucumber Toasted Seaweed sheets (optional ) Jalapeno (optional) Tobiko (optional). . Cauliflower Rice: 1/2 cauliflower head 1/2 Tbs. Ghee. Put cauliflower into a food processor/blender and stir fry for 5 mins with ghee. . Green Killa Sauce: 1/4 head of Lettuce 4 stalks of Scallions 4 Jalapenos 3 cloves Garlic 1 Bunch of Cilantro 1/3 cup Avocado Mayo 2 Tbs. water 1 Tbs of Salt (or to taste) Mix all ingredients in a food processor/blender and blend until smooth. . Poke Bowl: Layer the bottom of bowl with Cauliflower Rice, then add Chilled Poke, and add whatever toppings you want such as Avocado, cucumbers, jalapenos, Tobiko and/or toasted seaweed. Top with any sauce such as a paleo sriracha sauce or my twist, the Green Killa Sauce. . Poke Salad: Just replace the cauliflower rice with any veggies of choice and top with poke and toppings to your liking. #1minprimal #sotnyc #marksdailyapple #whole30

A video posted by Christian (@chunster495) on

@marksdailyapple, #1MinPrimal, #paleo, #paleochili, #gamedaysnacks, @wildharmonyfarm, @nomnompaleo, @itsme_emcee 1.5 lbs sugar free chorizo sausage 2 strips of bacon 2 tbls lard or your fat of choice 1 onion, diced 2 poblano peppers, diced 1 yellow pepper, diced 1 red pepper, diced 4 anchovy fillets, minced 1 14 oz can, tomato paste 1 28 oz can, diced tomatoes 1 tsp chili powder 1 tsp paprika 1 tsp garlic powder 1 tsp pepper 1 tsp salt 1 tsp cocoa powder 1 tsp cumin 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper 1/2 tsp cinnamon 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper 1. Melt the lard in a large pot over medium heat, and stir the onion in, stirring until translucent. 2. Add in all of the spices except the cocoa (no one likes burnt cocoa) for 30 seconds to 1 minute until they are fragrant. 3. Cook the bacon in a separate pan. If it is cooked in the pot as the chili, the final product will be too greasy. Leave the rendered fat for your next fried egg. 4. Add in the peppers and sausage. Stir occasionally until the sausage has browned and the peppers have softened. 5. Clear a spot in the pan for the tomato paste and the anchovies. Toast them on the bottom of the pan for 30 seconds to 1 minute, and stir them in. 6. Pour in the apple cider vinegar, and scrape the bottom of the pan to get the fond into the chili. 7. When the bacon is done, cut it into 1/2 inch segments, and add it to the pan along with the cocoa. 8. Pour in the canned tomatoes and stir. 9. Turn the heat to low and simmer with the lid on for at least two hours, but the longer you cook it, the more the flavors will meld. 10. If you like your chili thick, you can take the lid off for the last hour of cooking to evaporate some of the liquid. 11. Enjoy!

A video posted by @paleofam321 on

Vote for Your Favorite Primal Blueprint Recipe Video!

  • Poke Bowl with Green KILLA Sauce (33%, 214 Votes)
  • Beef Creamy Coconut Chowder (31%, 198 Votes)
  • Adobo Chicken Burgers (19%, 119 Votes)
  • Sweet Potato Bun Sliders (12%, 78 Votes)
  • Kitchen Sink Chili (5%, 30 Votes)

Total Voters: 639

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  1. Hey Mark,
    I sent the link around to some friends to vote, but since I sent that out, it is saying that they can’t vote because I already did. Anyone else having this problem?
    Thanks!

    1. Paleofam321, I’d direct them to type in the homepage themselves and navigate to the post rather than send a direct link.

    2. Paleofam, the ingredients list left out the vinegar. What’s the quantity on that? Thanks!

  2. All look awesome! I gotta go with Poke Bowl with Green KILLA Sauce. FWIW I do not use any tomato products from a can as they are so acidic, but maybe there are brands with a special coating inside the can to prevent BPA from leeching.

  3. Love all the videos! But Bradtastical kinda won me over with the cute animals 😉 But for real it actually looks really yummy, and seems pretty easy to make too! So that combo is a winner for me 🙂