Grokfeast in Nebraska

On September 13th I asked Mark’s Daily apple readers to host a Grokfeast (a picnic/party celebrating the Primal lifestyle) and to send me the results. The following is one of 13 amazing submissions, the best of which will win an entire cow courtesy of US Wellness.

What a great Primal Sunday!!! I started this morning by going to my garden in the rain and picking the vegetables that I would be using for my 2 salads. After preparing those, I finished the morning by rubbing a pig’s butt with a seasoned rub. I cooked it all day long, and my house smelled awesome!!! Whomever says pigs stink has never rubbed their butt with such a delicious rub!

After our guests arrived, we primed ourselves for supper with some good old fashioned potato sack races. I figured we may as well use EVERYTHING we have so as not to waste anything, so the potato sacks ended up coming in handy. After everyone was winded, we settled down to enjoy our feast. Our feast consisted of BBQ Rub Pork Butt, Bacon Broccoli Salad, Cucumber/Tomato/Onion Salad, and Baked Peaches with Almonds for dessert. All the food was a hit, and the only creature we had to protect ourselves from while eating was a Tiger (aka: family cat).

We ended the evening with a game of Hide & Go Seek/Tag in the dark. You start off by having someone count, but instead of  just finding the hiders, you have to also tag them before they get to base. This game is guaranteed to give everyone a belly full of laughs (even when that belly is already full of great primal food!) and lungs full of fresh air from the quick sprints. A perfect way to end a great night with friends!

The Feast

BBQ Rub Pork Butt, Bacon Broccoli Salad, Cucumber/Tomato/Onion Salad, Baked Peaches With Cinnamon & Almonds

BBQ Rub Pork Butt Recipe

  • 6 pounds pork butt
  • 2 T  chili powder
  • 1 T  paprika
  • 1 T  black pepper
  • 1  T garlic powder
  • 2  t  onion powder
  • 2  t  mustard powder
  • 2  t  cumin
  • 1/2 t cayenne pepper

Mix all the herbs together, rub it all over the meat. Cover the meat with foil. Cook for 8 hours in a 250 degree oven, turning it every hour.

The Tribe

Lori Hogan, Brad Hogan, Cassidy Hogan, Cooper Hogan, Cody Hogan, Brenda Mueller, Justin Mueller, Brayson Mueller, Reed Mueller

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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