Grokfeast in Western Australia

On September 11th 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 14 amazing submissions, the best of which will win an entire cow courtesy of US Wellness.

We started out by picking up some produce from the local markets. Finding some delicious local and grass fed meat, fresh organic vegetables and local free range eggs. Then we headed to the shops to pick up the rest of the ingredients. Including my favourites, 85% Black & Green’s organic chocolate, macadamias, bacon and butter. After packing up the car we set off on a 3 hour drive leaving Perth and heading down the west coast to Yallingup where we stayed for a Primal weekend of bliss.

We spent time outside in the sun (while it wasn’t raining) playing on the trampoline, Grok hanging from the monkey bars, squatting, playing frisbee, totem tennis, sprint races, bush hikes, walks along the beach and of course relaxing with a glass of local red wine and dark chocolate from Margaret River. Our outdoor picnic was interrupted by massive amounts of rain so we had a lovely time picnicking indoors. We even got the whole family to try going barefoot!

The Feast

  • Devilled eggs
  • Guacamole with vegetable sticks
  • Apple, avocado and bacon salad
  • Local, grass fed pork sausages
  • Local, grass fed lamb spare ribs
  • Primal chocolate tart with cream and blueberries

Apple, Avocado and Bacon Salad


  • 1/2 kg bacon, cubed
  • 2 large apples, cubed
  • 2 large lettuces
  • 2 large avocados, cubed
  • 1/2 red onion, finely sliced

Dressing Ingredients:

  • 1/2 egg
  • 1/2 cup macadamia oil
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • Salt & pepper


To make the dressing place egg in a food processor and start processing on a low speed. Gradually trickle in the oil until it’s incorporated (make sure you do this step very slowly so it doesn’t separate). Add the lemon, salt and pepper to taste. Fry bacon in a pan on medium heat for around 5 minutes or until crispy. On a large serving platter spread out lettuce and top with apple, onion, avocado, bacon and dressing. Enjoy 🙂

The Tribe

The Prosser Family Tribe : Asha (Me), James (Fiance) , Terry (Grandad), Sandra (Nanna), Bec (Mum), Nic (Aunt), Tony (Uncle), Erin (Aunt), Martin (Uncle) , Cooper (Cousin), Sabine (Cousin), Hayley (Cousin), Abbey (Cousin)

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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