Contest Results: Show Your Primal Dish

A few weeks ago I asked you to share the best Primal recipe you’ve found on the internet outside of Mark’s Daily Apple. There were over 600 submissions!

A few days later I held a contest asking you to pick one of the recipes in that comment board, whip it together at home, snap a picture of it and email me the photo. Here are the results of that contest; 100 pics of Primal dishes from MDA readers around the world.

And the winner, by way of random drawing is…

Jennifer E.!

Jennifer made the butternut squash soup (from Balanced Bites (page 5 of the comments)) with “meffins”. Jennifer’s meffins were a combination of three recipe ideas, two of which were submitted in the “share a recipe” comment board: WAPF – Morning Nourishment (page 3 of the comments) and Bacon Wrapped Eggs (page 4 of the comments).

As Jennifer said in the email she sent me, “I don’t like ‘fried’ eggs, so I made the Zucchini Egg Bake recipe from PBCB and put that in the bacon-lined muffin pans.”

Congrats, Jennifer!

The contest is now over but I encourage everyone to use this comment board for recipe ideas. There are some real gems in there. Grok on!

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. Wow, so glad you liked my butternut squash soup recipe. I’ve got lots of EASY recipes as well as free useful guides to navigating paleo/primal life. Enjoy!

  2. I could sit and watch that slideshow all day long…

    Someone should create a cookbook with all those awesome recipes. I have yet to eat breakfast… I guess I should leave this page!

  3. Oh, yum.. I just had a magnificent dinner consisting of lovely lamb racks and creamed cabbage, and finishing off with nutty primal carrot cake AND some 85 % percent chocolate. But STILL those pictures make me drool! I love primal food!

  4. These recipes look wonderful. Is there a Place to see all the recipes in one place? I am new to Primal eating and Not too good of a cook. However, these look worth giving them a Try. Thanks for your help.

  5. Awesome recipes, though I have pretty picky eaters. I have 4 boys under the age of five. Do you have any advice for primal eating for children?

  6. Great photos. I’m inspired to try the eggs baked in tomatoes this weekend.

  7. Ah-mazing photo’s! Mark, I made your Broccoli Frittata last evening….loved how easy and yummy it was…thank you!

  8. Congrats to the winner. Mark, could you create a page on your blog that lists all these great recipes with their links? There are so many wonderful ones shown here lately…

    1. I’m with you. If the recipe list with their links could be organized into some grouping would be wonderful. Main dishes, desserts, etc.

      Scrolling through the comment pages is grueling when one is trying to find something in particular.

      Maybe there is a volunteer here that has the time and inclination to do this?

    2. I agree, it would be so much easier to look for recipes to make throughout the week instead of scowering the comment board!!

  9. I just started my primal life and I am already in love with the food 🙂

  10. Love these recipes. Been getting bored with a few of mine. Thanks!

  11. Now I’m hungry. Time for breakfast. That video for bacon wrapped eggs is on the menu.

  12. I am also watching this slideshow in the morning, and it truly is amazing. I love to cook primal/paleo and have Mark’s 1st cookbook, but let me tell you, I have not been able to make any of my meals look as beautiful, like a chef had prepared it! So inspired by others and their efforts to stay on this path and make it fun and attractive. Also I am looking forward to the new book “21 day transformation” I would like to get my husband on board!

  13. There is a cake or loaf of some kind. Anyone know what it is? I want to make it!

  14. All of the food in the slideshow looks amazing and I can’t wait to start trying some of the delicious recipes.

  15. Next time I need a fun and yummy recipe, I am going to search here! These are great.

  16. Everything looks amazing! Is this the best diet ever, or what??

  17. This whole contest has expanded my ideas towards what I should eat. I always thought it would be hard, but I see that its fairly easy to live primal.

  18. Looking at those pictures and thinking who doesn’t want to be primal?!

  19. This food looks Awesome, I truly love this lifestyle. With off hours spent fishing and hunting I enjoy knowing my catch will come home and nourish the family like it was meant to be!

  20. The primal food inspires me to get outside and pick blueberries and mushroom by myself even though the winter is approaching, and it is getting darker and colder. The pictures look so lovely!

  21. I win! I win! I win! Yay! Thank you Mark and Tropical Traditions!! Thank you to everyone who submitted links to recipes in that first contest. I only made it through the first 9 pages of comments (so far!) and bookmarked about 20 recipes.

    During the week of this contest, I also made the CrockPot Pulled Pork with BBQ sauce on page 4 of the comments to the Post a Primal Recipe Link Contest. Yum!


  22. Awesome looking dishes! Time to get creative in the kitchen! Thanks for the inspiration!

  23. Will we ever be able to see these recipes in print form? That would be awesome.

  24. There are some very creative cooks here. Which recipe will be my lunch tomorrow?