Contest: Show Your Meal. Win a Le Creuset Pan and a $150 Gift Certificate.

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:

CSN Stores is offering up a $150 Gift Certificate for Corelle dishware or whatever else you’d like from any of their 200 websites. So, yes, you could technically use this gift certificate to buy something weird like a glow-in-the-dark reindeer Christmas decoration, but I’d suggest sticking with Primal fare like the dishes, cutlery, a barbecue grill, or a Crock Pot from

But that’s just the half of it. Beyond Pots and Pans is offering up a cherry red Le Creuset Square Skillet Grill Pan for the winner of today’s contest. I’ve featured Le Creuset on MDA before. It’s the stuff I use – the good stuff. As a bonus, for the rest of the month MDA customers can get a 10% discount from by using the promo code “MDA” when ordering.

The Contest:

Send me a picture of your meal. Tonight. Are you eating tonight? Take a pic of that meal. Email it to me. It’s that simple. You’ve only got a day to do this, no time to over think it. Make it as Primal as you can. Snap a photo. Send it in. And make sure the subject line of your email reads “Meal Submission” or it won’t count. Let’s see what everyone out there is eating!

The Deadline:

September 10, 10:00 a.m. PST. Only 24 hours, the clock is ticking!

Who is Eligible:

Anyone in the world with a camera and a meal.

How a Winner is Chosen:

A random drawing will be held among all entrants who submit adequate photos. Check back on Sunday to see all the submissions!

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. That skillet is beautiful! I’m pretty sure that I need it. 😉

  2. What do you think of Shakeology by Beachbody?
    Is it ok to drink while going primal?

  3. I could take a pic of my BAS I’ll be making out of my CSA veggies… as there probably won’t be an evening meal.

    1. wahoo! I actually entered a contest! One of my coworkers was looking at my BAS getting “artfully” arranged so I told I was making “photo food” 🙂
      Dang it was yummy! Avos on sale today & Kerrygold cheddar was 2 bucks off. I am full…

  4. I am not eating tonight. I can take a pic of my lunch. Do cell phone pics count?

  5. CSA pickup is Wednesdays, so Thursdays are always BAS night! Tonight is southwest shrimp and avocado salad with cilantro viniagrette. Hope it looks as good as it tastes 🙂

  6. Awesome… I love Le Creuset cookware and an extra $150 to boot would be sweet. Meal photo incoming soon.

  7. Chuck P is right, the link doesn’t work
    anyway just submitted my omelet 🙂

  8. Ah, pastured pork with rosemary braised in a little homemade chicken broth and red cabbage/apples/onions pan-fried in bacon fat tonight – I’ll send you a pic as soon as it’s done!

    1. amazing that is what we had last night at home.
      except the pork tenderloin was slow cooked in a hatch pepper sauce, and also served with cabbage and apples fried in pork fat.
      I though how pretty, I should take a picture….darn I didn’t!

    2. I made apples/onions/cabbage in bacon grease tonight too! Green cabbage though. And I foraged the apples from an abandoned urban tree. Go me! With the bacon as an appetizer, though sometimes I put the bacon in with the rest. It’s one of my favorite breakfasts.

  9. Mark, what’s your point of view on chick peas. I love hummus – and it’s gotten me away from the less fatty mayo – but what do you think??

  10. I meant to say – the mayo’s more fatty than the hummus….

  11. Sounds right up my alley. Just finishing up a 36 hour fast, and I’m looking forward to the grass-fed brisket I have marinating in my fridge today. I’ll be sure to share (the pic only 😉 with you guys tonight.

    Side note: I tried starting the 30-Day Challenge on Sept 1st, and now I know why mark chose the day AFTER Labor Day. On my camping trip, they were literally forcing beers and smores into my hands around the fire.. HAHA. Fail!

  12. Are we able to enter more than once? For example lunch and dinner? I plan on both having a lot of primal awesome-ness in them so I am having a hard time choosing which to send!

  13. What is the email in the link? I don’t have an auto email that pulls it up.

    1. for future reference:

      Right click on the hyperlinked email and select “Copy Email Address.”

  14. That grill pan looks great, I’d love to win it. But look at the description they offer:

    “With Le Creuset grills, you can cut the fat but retain the flavor. The deep ribs separate the fat from the food, allowing for healthier cooking. ”

    Those folks at Beyond Pots and Pans need to spend some time at MDA! I realize that ‘low-fat’ promo probably sells well though.

    1. But on the bright side, there are handy little pouring lips on the side, so you can just pour the fatty juices back over your meal once you’ve put stuff on the plate!

  15. Ooooh, I was just lusting over one of those at the kitchen store the other day. I want a Le Creuset Dutch Oven really bad, too.

  16. Cast Iron! Who wouldn’t want that pan. I got a good laugh from the description on the website of it allowing you to drain away the oil.

    No way mang! We’re keeping that!

  17. I’ve just put a free range chicken (from a local farmer – I scored the only one he had this week!) into my crockpot! So excited!

  18. Sweet, I’m now doing a fasting and was breaking it tonight with one of my favorite dishes!

  19. I wish I had taken a picture of last night’s dinner! It was beautiful! Made the “Shanks a lot Bruce” recipe from the Primal cookbook. All topped on cauliflower rice. 😀 Tonight is spaghetti squash with meatballs and homemade tomato sauce. 😀

  20. Darn! Its a “minivan night” here (where I spend too much time carting kids to dance class or the like), which means a crockpot roast and veggies. My crockpot meals are never pretty. Healthy? Yes. Photogenic? No.

  21. just sent in my lunch scramble: mushrooms, onions, ham (natural and pastured of course), butter and a little good Parmesan.

  22. My delicious Br/lunch looked, smelled and tasted fantastic…lol I just read this post and it is 7:27 P.M. eastern. Boo. Leftover garlic and herb (from the garden) rasted pork made into a “hash” with diced zuccini, summer squash, onion with curry and madras seasoning, topped with 2 (soft) poached eggs…pretty, colorful and YUM! Alas, no time!

  23. Lime juice-coconut oil sauteed mushrooms and onions
    Mashed warm boiled eggs w/ salted Kerrygold and fresh ground pepper
    Halved strawberries topped with creamed fraiche and cacao nibs 🙂

    Pics to come!!

  24. Tonight we made bacon wrapped venison back-strap cutlets rolled and stuffed with onions and red bell peppers and a garlic olive oil spice rub. Complimented with pancetta wrapped asparagus and bacon, almond, and shallot balsamic green beans. It was fabulous.

  25. Poached fresh eggs (straight from the coop- never saw the fridge!), sauteed zucchini and avocado, with a healthy dose of Hollandaise sauce… so good!

  26. Omelet with spinach, tomato, ham, & mushrooms, with a bit of sharp cheddar. Gluten-free pork sausage. Sauteed zucchini & tomatoes also with a bit of sharp cheddar.

    Reading what everyone is eating reminds me this lifestyle is not a sacrifice. I’ve never eaten better, tastier (and guilt-free) food!

  27. Wow, so many delicious sounding meal…yum.

    We had Salmon Salad made with homemade mustard and homemade mayo on a bed of baby spinach. Olives and avocado slices, with tomatoes, yellow raspberries and figs from the garden.

  28. Just submitted our entry to this fantastic contest! We really appreciate all your efforts for keeping the challenge exciting and fresh. We bet the MDA hive is buzzing- thank you Mark and all the worker bees!

    Ours was an ecletic mix of our favorites- lots of fat, bacon, seafood (including calamari), pemmican… but it was primal and nourishing. We hope everyone ate well tonight too!

  29. We just submitted our dinner photo and are quite pleased! I can’t wait to see what everyone else made.

  30. Meatza with ground turkey and fresh za’atar crust, italian sausage spaghetti sauce, kale, mushrooms, mozzarella, and pepperoni.

    Dessert: crustless butternut squash “pie”.

  31. On a business trip but still had a great primal dinner – steak with sauteed mushrooms, green beans with bacon and pan fried zucchini.

  32. Just rooted around for what was in the fridge–turkey-egg omelet with spinach, tomato and asparagus baked in olive oil, mixed greens salad with carrots and almonds, and a bowl of full-fat yogurt with frozen berries for dessert. Yum!

    1. Turkey-egg? As in ‘egg from a Turkey’… oohhh that’s a new one on me- we raise chicken and have access to Duck Eggs, but I never thought of getting or trying Turkey. I’ll put it on my to-do list.

      1. Yeah, they taste almost the same as chicken eggs, but maybe a little… heavier? Not sure if that’s the right word to describe it. They’re good though. Substantially larger than chicken eggs as well. The shells are tough though; they’re a pain in the butt to open without getting little shell bits everywhere.

        I haven’t tried duck eggs, but I want to.

  33. Almost forgot to send in the pic!

    Taco Salad: Grass Fed Beef, Taco Seasoning, Cherry Tomatoes, Avocado! So simple and so delicious.

  34. I hope a picture of our meal at a Chinese Restaurant counts! I don’t see any restrictions. I just sent it to you and will cross my fingers that it’s eligible because I got some pretty strange looks taking pictures of my dinner in the restaurant!

  35. Fantastic thing to be in Denmark and submitting my Dinner photo by the time you guys will be eating your breakfast!!!

    1. I made mine for breakfast to be able to have it in in time… 🙂 Lol… who says you have to eat certain foods at certain times of the day right!?

  36. My local store had sushi stuff on sale so made cauliflower sushi with salmon and avocado – very very good