Win The Primal Blueprint Cookbook – So Easy!



Okay, so I said I was going to have a giveaway and here it is.

The prize: Mark Sisson’s The Primal Blueprint Cookbook

To enter to win this fabulous prize, complete the following tasks:

1. Like This Primal Life on Facebook Be sure you use this link so that you are liking the PAGE, not joining the GROUP (which was a mistake and will probably be deleted eventually.
2. Then, leave a comment on this post telling me what recipe you’d most like to see on This Primal Life. Perhaps you’d like to see a primal version of a favorite non-primal dish, or maybe you’d just like to eat more shrimp and are looking for shrimp recipes. Feel free to be as vague or specific as you like. Mainly Im just looking for ideas.

The deadline is Tuesday, September 28 at midnight EST.

I will pick 1 qualifying entry at random (probably name chosen from paper bag method.

By the way, have I mentioned I am officially in nursing school now I have been taking prerequisites for three years in preparation of this current one. Now I actually do clinical coursework in hospitals, which, incidentally, is fascinating. Mostly, since this is my first semester at this, I just follow a real nurse around and ask questions. On Tuesday, though, a nice woman offered to allow the student nurse (me to give her injection. I wouldnt say it went great, but Im learning.

Working in the hospital is also a constant reminder of why one would want to make their health a priority. People, being a patient in the hospital S-U-C-K-S. And though many hospital patients find themselves there through no fault of their own, there’s a good number who might have prevented their current circumstances.

Since this is my blog and I can, I am going to take advantage of the opportunity to debunk a few myths about nursing in general.

Myth #1: The doctors are the bosses of the nurses.
I will admit I used to think this. Well, this is not how it works. At all. The doctors have their own bosses and the nurses do, too. Nursing is a totally separate profession and the physicians and nurses are supposed to collaborate to provide the best care possible. Physicians make medical diagnoses and nurses make ‘nursing diagnoses’ (bet you never heard of those, huh and develop care plans for patients based on these diagnoses.

Myth #2: The nurses have to follow the orders of the doctors.
Again, seems like it would be true but actually is not. One of the most important jobs of a nurse is to act as an advocate for the patient and their last line of defense against errors or poor judgment. So, if a physician orders a medication or treatment that a nurse believe is harmful to a patient, the nurse does not and should not do it and speaks up.

Myth #3: Good nurses are sympathetic, motherly types who like to fetch ice chips.
Actually, the fact is that if you truly dont care about other people, nursing probably isnt for you. However, the field of nursing is much more broad than most people realize. For example, you can become a nurse and never even do clinical work, if you dont like it. The profession has been changing dramatically for quite a while. Unfortunately, nurses are still mainly portrayed in TV shows and movies as dewy-eyed doctor-helpers or sadistic shot-givers. :sigh:

Now that weve got that sorted out, Ill also mention that this 12 month nursing program Im in is a killer. Turns out it’s the 4th best BSN program in the country! Theres not lots of extra time for fun free-time projects and finishing the cookbook by next Saturday is a total impossibility. However, I feel bad about holding on to the pizza crust recipe when I said I would publish it by the end of the month. So Ive decided to make the pizza crust on camera this weekend and enter it in the Primal Blueprint recipe video contest! Ill post it when its done.

30 Responses to “Win The Primal Blueprint Cookbook – So Easy!”

  1. Tricia says:

    Congratulations on nursing school!

    As we enter fall, I’d love some recipes on squash or pumpkin stews. Mainly, I love anything with pumpkin, but nothing gets better than a stew.

    Can’t wait to see how your pizza crust comes out.

  2. Sally says:

    As for recipes- I’d like some more recipes for Kale, Swiss Chard, and tomatillos :o) All stuff abundant in the garden right now :o)

    And Yes, I too am highly anticipating the pizza crust recipe as well!! Good luck in the contest!

  3. Julia says:

    I would love to see some more dessert recipes. I am a sucker for pies in the fall and would die for a good Primal Apple or Pecan Pie!!

  4. Cindy says:

    I liked you on facebook and I would love to see some primal soup recipes…

  5. Amber says:

    Okay, what I am really looking for is something crunchy that I can put butter on. Sometimes I just get the craving for the crunch of toast with butter melted all over it! Due to wierd temporary living circumstances, I haven’t had much time to experiment with recipes since going primal about 3 months ago. I’ve tried one “bread” with coconut flour that did not hold up in a toaster.

  6. Keri says:

    would love to see a cheesecake recipe!! btw, love your almond butter/pumpkin loaf. my absolute fav! make it all the time.. a little too often! 🙂

  7. Stephanie says:

    Good luck with your nursing endeavors. Ideas for breakfasts and snacks would be most appreciated.

  8. Lennie says:

    Recipes involving beef! (Plenty of chicken recipes out there)

    I love your Carrot Coconut “Cake” recipe. Thanks.

  9. Shannon says:

    I love lamb and would appreciate some quick/simple ways to prepare it, especially ground lamb (without having to use a grill..as I don’t have one)

  10. Mayness says:

    I’d love to see a pumpkin recipe. Sweet or savory, whatever, I’m just in Autumn mode now and all I can think about is pumpkin. =]

  11. Janice says:

    I liked you on FB. I would love some Autumn recipes for everyday and for Thanksgiving dinner. BTW I (and my kids) love your recipe for the pumpkin brownies.

  12. Mudbeard says:

    I would like to see some recipes with unusual ingredients. Offal, unsuspected edible plants, insects. Anything out of the ordinary.

    For the culinary adventurers 🙂

  13. Primal Mami says:

    Love your site and your recipes! I’d love to see some recipes that could be made ahead and frozen for days when I’m too busy to cook.

  14. Neva says:

    I need more quick every day meal recipes, tend to be stuck with the same things over and over. Tested freezer recipes would be great. Special Xmas type also. Like you on Facebook.

  15. Caroline Bull says:

    I need more chicken recipes. I know there are a fair amount, but I need more. Also, I’d love to see some primal beef stroganoff, though maybe I’ll just throw my mom’s recipe over cauliflower “rice”.

  16. Sally JPA says:

    I ‘favorited’ you from my business page on FB.

    I’d love more Thanksgiving ideas! Especially ones low on eggs. (I can’t eat eggs. I can sub in eggs pretty easily up to a certain point, but recipes with tons of eggs are impossible.)

  17. Ben says:

    I would love soup/ stew recipes. Especially slow cooker recipes

  18. Marisa says:

    Just liked you on Facebook.

    I’d enjoy any recipes that use fresh (nothing dried! cinnamon is okay though) spices like garlic, ginger, lemongrass, cilantro…so many to choose from!

  19. Bob says:

    How about some recipes that your kids especially like. Not dessert things, but those with meat and veg. I care and cook for my grandkids (3 and 6)and it’s hard to keep them primal. Maybe your upcoming book will have a chapter on that?

  20. Jennifer says:

    I would love some pumpkin recipes, and also some slow cooker recicpes! Easy ideas that don’t require tons of time in the kitchen.

  21. Amber says:

    Give me a primal grilled cheese sandwich! My favorite food since childhood!

  22. Amber says:

    p.s. .. september 26 is actually a sunday, not a tuesday.

  23. shelley says:

    @amber – fixed it, thanks!

  24. Jenny says:

    I would like to see some form of Broccoli Cheddar soup.

  25. Diana says:

    I am so excited to find this site!!! We just started to do the Primal way of eating within the last 2 weeks, and I’m always looking for new things to keep us motivated. Trying out your pumpkin brownies tonight….so excited!! Thanks for the site 🙂

  26. Mike says:

    Although I’ve been reading MDA for a couple of years, I’ve not really done anything more than lurk until the current 30 day challenge. Found your site a week or so ago through one of the comments from another reader, and I’m looking forward to trying some of your recipes and catching up on your archived posts.

    I’d love to see a recipe for a good breakfast “cereal” (and that may already be here — I apologize for not giving the site a thorough search before posting).

  27. Tommy says:

    I would love to see more recipes for shellfish, crabmeat in particular. I’m from Louisiana, so if you can attempt a crawfish recipe that would be great!

  28. alysa says:

    I would love to see a protein rich morning “muffin” that I give to early rising Middle school child!

  29. Dr. Dolly says:

    GOOD primal substitutes for rice or corn(tortillas) when paired with tex-mex, indian, or thai type dishes. what can help sop up those great sauces?

  30. Allison says:

    I would love to see recipes featuring organ meats – they’re affordable, nutritious, and I think they tend to be under-valued.


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