Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week – Drunken Kidneys

May 24, 2017 at 4:51 AM | Posted in Wild Idea Buffalo | Leave a comment
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This week’s Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week – Drunken Kidneys. You’ll be using Wild Idea Buffalo Kidney to prepare the dish along with White Wine to get it to that Drunken Stage! A perfect hors d’oeuvre for your next gathering! You can find this recipe and purchase the Wild Idea Buffalo Kidneys all on the Wild Idea Buffalo website. http://wildideabuffalo.com/

 

 

Drunken Kidneys

Meat guru, Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall, inspired this recipe. In his rendition, he states that, “If you don’t like kidney, or you’re not quite sure, this recipe will convert you.” I fell in the “not quite sure category”, but I also believe it’s important to consume the whole animal, so thought I would give it a try. I was quickly converted. It is a delicious dish, and would make a terrific hors d’oeuvre for your next party.
Ingredients:
1 – Wild Idea Buffalo Kidney
1 – cup milk
2 – tablespoons olive oil
1 – teaspoon salt
1 – teaspoon black pepper
1 – cup mushrooms, chopped
2 – tablespoons cider vinegar
¼ – cup red current or plum jelly
1 – cup dry sherry
1 – cup white wine
2 – teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
¼ – teaspoon cayenne, *I added more
1 – tablespoon, Dijon mustard
1 – tablespoon cream or sour cream
fresh parsley & chives, chopped

 

Preparation:
1) Rinse kidney, pat dry, and cut into pieces. Place kidney in a bowl and cover with the milk. Soak for 2 to 24 hours. Drain the milk from the kidney and pat dry.

2) In a sauté pan over medium high heat, heat oil. Add the kidney and season with the salt and pepper. Sauté until browned, tossing or stirring occasionally.

3) Stir in the mushrooms and sauté for a couple more minutes.

4) Add the cider vinegar and then the jelly. Stir to incorporate.

5) Add the sherry, wine, Worcestershire, cayenne, and Dijon. Stir to incorporate. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer for about 30minutes.

6) Remove lid and stir in cream. Season to taste, garnish with fresh herbs, and serve with toast points

http://wildideabuffalo.com/blogs/recipes/54673217-drunken-kidneys

Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week – LEMON CHICKEN

May 17, 2017 at 5:26 AM | Posted in Wild Idea Buffalo | Leave a comment
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This week’s Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week is Chicken, Lemon Chicken! Wild Idea recently paired with Emmer & Co. and their Heritage Chicken and this is the second of 2 recipes that they have for the Heritage Chicken. You can find this recipe and purchase the Heritage Chicken at the Wild Idea Buffalo website. And as always you select from any of the delicious and healthy cuts of Buffalo that they have! Check it out today. Enjoy and Eat Healthy! https://wildideabuffalo.com/

 

 

LEMON CHICKEN

This dish is great hot or cold. And, it’s even better than I remember – using an Emmer & Co. Heritage Chicken!

Ingredients: (serves 4 to 6)

1 – 3 pound Emmer & Co. Heritage Chicken
1 – cup lemon juice
1 – tablespoon flour
1 – teaspoon paprika
1 – teaspoon black pepper
1 – teaspoon salt
1 – tablespoon olive or coconut oil
1 – tablespoon+ unsalted butter
½ – cup chicken stock
3 – tablespoons brown sugar
2 – lemons, sliced and wedged
Fresh thyme sprigs

Preparation:

1 – Rinse chicken and blot dry with a paper towel. Place chicken on cutting board breast side down and remove the backbone with sharp cutting shears, cutting along each side of the backbone. Open the chicken up and turn over. Cut the skin over the breastbone with a scissors. Turn the chicken back over. Using a knife, cut along each side of the breastbone to remove. Cut through the remaining cartilage with a heavy, sharp knife. (There are tutorials for this on-line too.)
2 – Place chicken halves in a glass, baking dish and add 1 cup of lemon juice. Cover and allow the chicken to marinade in the juice for 8 to 24 hours.
3 – Remove chicken from lemon juice. Reserve ½ cup of the remaining lemon juice and blot the chicken dry. *Preheat oven to 300°.
4 – Mix flour paprika, salt and pepper together and sprinkle over skin-side of the chicken.
5 – In a heavy skillet over medium high heat, heat the oil and butter.
6 – Place seasoned chicken skin down in the pan to brown, nestling up against the sides of the pan to brown the edges. This step takes about 10 minutes.
7 – While chicken is browning, mix reserved lemon, chicken stock and brown sugar together.
8 – Lightly butter a baking dish and place browned chicken, skin side up in the pan.
9 – Pour lemon juice mixture over chicken and top chicken with lemon slices and thyme sprigs. Cover the baking pan with foil and seal.
10 – Bake in preheated oven for 1 hour and 45 minutes.
11 – Transfer the chicken to a platter and accompany with the pan juices.
* Serve with Lemon & Chive Pasta. Pasta recipe included with purchase.
https://wildideabuffalo.com/blogs/recipes/lemon-chicken

Buffalo Cheese Burger w/ Baked Fries

May 15, 2017 at 4:55 PM | Posted in Alexia Potato Products, Kraft Cheese, Wild Idea Buffalo | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Buffalo Cheese Burger w/ Baked Fries

 

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I toasted a Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin and topped it with Smucker’s Sugar Free Blackberry Jam. Also had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. After Breakfast I got the leaf blower out and cleaned up around the deck and driveway areas. It’s another beautiful day out here, 82 degrees and mostly sunny! Headed out to Meijer, they had some items on sale I needed. Dad did good his first day back home. So for Dinner tonight I prepared a Buffalo Cheese Burger w/ Baked Fries.

 

 

 

Time to satisfy that Buffalo Burger craving! I used the Wild Idea Buffalo Buffalo Burgers. I always have a couple of packages of them in the freezer so I grabbed one of the patties and let it thaw overnight in the fridge. To prepare it I seasoned it with McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Black Peppercorn. I then pan fried it, on medium heat, in Extra Light Virgin Olive Oil about 3 1/2 minutes per side. Buffalo gets done rather quickly due to it’s so lean. After I flipped it, I topped it with a slice of Kraft Sharp Cheddar Cheese and then served it on an Aunt Millie’s Reduced Calorie Whole Grain Bun. Lean and delicious, love these Buffalo Burgers!

 

 

 

Then for a side I baked some Alexia Organic Yukon Select Fries. Seasoned them with McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Black Peppercorn Medley. Baked them at 425 degrees for 16 minutes. They bake up beautifully and seasoned just right, excellent Shoestring Fry! Plus they are only 120 calories and 15 net carbs. For dessert later a Weight Watcher’s Cookies and Cream Ice Cream Bar.

 

 

 

 

 


Wild Idea Buffalo 1/3-Lb Buffalo Burgers

Prepare for a whole new level of burger. Conveniently pre-made into one-third pound patties that are ever so grillable. Dinner ready. Each pack is 1 pound with 3 – 1/3 Lb patties.
http://buy.wildideabuffalo.com/collections/a-la-carte/products/3-1-3-lb-ready-made-buffalo-burgers-1-lb-pack

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alexia Organic Yukon Select Fries

Lightly seasoned with sea salt, these Julienne Fries make your everyday French fry wonder where it went wrong.

Ingredients: Organic Potatoes, Organic Canola Oil and/or Organic Sunflower Oil and/or Organic Safflower Oil, Sea Salt, Citric Acid.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 3 oz (84 g)
Per Serving % Daily Value*
Calories 120
Calories from Fat 36
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 200mg 8%
Potassium 310mg 9%
Carbohydrates 18g 6%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 0g
Protein 2g
https://www.alexiafoods.com/products/fries/yukon-gold-julienne-fries

Wild Idea Buffalo – All about……

May 10, 2017 at 5:03 AM | Posted in Wild Idea Buffalo | Leave a comment
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I normally have a recipe or featuring one of their Cuts of Buffalo, but this week its on their Mission Statement and a little about Wild Idea Buffalo. There’s a couple of links below you can clck to read further about Wild Idea Buffalo. Enjoy!

BEYOND ORGANIC
Raising buffalo humanely has allowed us to supply conscientious consumers with the delicious, healthy, 100% grass-fed meat they demand. We have left no stone unturned in our effort to “go beyond organic.” We treat our buffalo and their prairie ecosystem with the respect and care that both deserve. Our buffalo are 100% grass-fed, hormone/antibiotic/pesticide free, 100% free roaming, and always humanely harvested. Our model of raising buffalo leads to a superior source of protein that is healthier for the consumer, the environment, and the animal…….

SUSTAINABLY RAISED
Our bison graze like their ancestors did, eating nothing but the grass beneath their feet. The nutrient-dense grasses they eat produce a delicious, healthy red meat that is rich in the omega-3 fatty acids that the body needs for optimum health. Unlike most buffalo on the market today, Wild Idea Buffalo are never feedlot confined or finished on GMO corn. Additionally, our buffalo restore the wild land they graze to a greater level of biodiversity….

MEET OUR FOUNDERS
Dan & Jill O’Brien created Wild Idea Buffalo Company in 1997 with the mission of preserving the Great Plains by returning buffalo to their native habitat. Many years have passed since their original “wild idea” that began the company, and today Wild Idea Buffalo Company, LLC continues to grow through our customers’ conscientious decisions about the quality and stewardship of the food they purchase……..
https://wildideabuffalo.com/

 

BEST TASTING MEAT
The incredible flavor of Wild Idea Buffalo meat is the result of the animals’ lives being lived more naturally and without unnecessary human interference. Its clean, rich, slightly sweet taste has subtle notes of grass, sage, and we swear – sunshine. Our humane prairie harvests ensure that our buffalo are not exposed to any undue stress that would spoil the flavor of this natural meat. Our buffalo are given respect, dignity, and care throughout their lives. Our buffalo tastes better because they are raised better!

THE BEST MEAT FOR YOU
Wild Idea meat is lower in calories, fat and cholesterol than chicken or fish. It’s higher in protein than beef. Our 100% native grass-fed meat delivers 3.5x more antioxidant omega-3 fatty acids than grain-fed buffalo. Try the red meat that’s good for you!

BUFFALO RESTORE THE PRAIRIE
Prairie restoration is vital to our mission. Our land and animal management practices are as close to nature’s intentions as possible. By giving the buffalo room to roam, the Great Plains prairie is brought back to health. Grasses, forbs, and flowers flourish, providing a sustainable ecosystem for all life. Our vision of sweeping landscapes where the buffalo roam continues to grow, and we are now affiliated with other like-minded ranchers, including Native American ranchers and Nature Conservancy herds, positively impacting over 150,000 acres of grasslands.
https://wildideabuffalo.com/pages/why-buffalo

“Not So Sloppy” Buffalo Joes Sliders w/ Baked Fries

May 4, 2017 at 4:53 PM | Posted in bacon, bison, Hormel, SayersBrook Ranch, Wild Idea Buffalo | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: “Not So Sloppy” Buffalo Joes Sliders w/ Baked Fries

 

 

 

For Breakfast this morning something a little different, Wild Boar Bacon! I had ordered some from SayersBrook Bison Ranch and just received my order yesterday afternoon. Couldn’t wait to try it so I’m having it now. The slices were not as long as most Bacon Slices, but it made no difference. It fried up as normal Bacon and tasted great! Wild Boar Bacon has a richer taste and is leaner than Pork Bacon. Really enjoyed this and will have it again. Along with the Bacon I prepared some Simply Potatoes Shredded Hash Browns, toasted a slice of Healthy Life Whole Grain Bread, and my usual cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea.

 

 

 

After Breakfast did a few chores around the house and finished up a load of laundry for Mom. Then after Lunch I went out to the shed and pulled out the rest of the deck furniture and cleaned it up. Rain moved back in again, a high in the 60’s. For dinner tonight I prepared “Not So Sloppy” Buffalo Joes Sliders w/ Baked Fries.

 

 

It’s Sloppy Joe Night tonight for dinner! A delicious and a super easy meal to make. To make the Sloppy Joes I used a 1 lb. package of Wild Idea Buffalo Ground Round, 1 jar of Hormel Not So Sloppy Joe Sauce, and Kroger Lite Wheat Buns. Using Buffalo, or Bison, instead of Beef will give your Sloppy Joe a deeper and richer flavor. Really looking forward to tonight’s Dinner, been a while since I’ve had these!

 

 

 

 

Using a large skillet to brown the Buffalo in I seasoned it with Morton’s Salt Substitute, Ground Black Pepper, and Roasted Ground Cumin. After the Buffalo was browned and no longer pink I added the jar of Not So Sloppy Joe Sauce stirring and making sure the Sauce and Buffalo was well mixed. Simmer until it’s warm, and served. I love the Hormel Not So Sloppy Joe Sauce. It’s a good thick sauce well seasoned with Spices, Onions, Green Peppers among other ingredients (70 calories and 15 carbs per serving). I served them this time on Kroger 100% Whole Wheat Sliders Mini Buns. Sloppy Joes make a perfect Slider! Another delicious dish using Wild Idea Buffalo.

 

For a side I baked some Alexia Organic Yukon Select Fries. Seasoned them with McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Black Peppercorn Medley. Baked them at 425 degrees for 16 minutes. They bake up beautifully and seasoned just right, excellent Shoestring Fry! Plus they are only 120 calories and 15 net carbs. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Smart Pop – Pop Corn.

 

 

 

 

 
Hormel Not So Sloppy Joe Sauce

Richer and Thicker and Far From Ordinary

Not-So-Sloppy-Joe® sloppy joe sauce is as distinctive as its name. Not-So-Sloppy-Joe® sloppy joe sauce has a hint of barbecue flavor and is richer and thicker than other sloppy joe sauces.

Since its beginning in 1985, there’s been one very graphic way to show the thick and rich texture of Not-So-Sloppy-Joe® sloppy joe sauce: the “drip test.” When you hold up a sloppy joe made with Not-So-Sloppy-Joe® sloppy joe sauce, there are no drips. It’s that rich and thick.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1/4 Cup
Amount per Serving
Calories 70
Calories from Fat 4.5

Total Fat 0.5g
Saturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 810mg
Total Carbohydrate 15g
Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugars 10g
Protein 1g

http://www.hormelfoods.com/brands/notSoSloppyJoe/default.aspx

 

 

 

Wild Boar Uncured Bacon

Wild Boar
A European delicacy enjoyed for centuries for its unique flavor

Wild Boar is sometimes referred to as “the wild version of the other white meat.” Replacing traditional ground pork with ground wild boar can greatly increase the flavour of almost any dish. Wild Boar meat tastes slightly sweet and nutty due to its diet of foraged nuts and other foods from the forest.

It is increasingly sought after by chefs and consumers looking for a unique flavor. although you may expect it to resemble pork wild boar is a dark red meat. Unlike its domestic cousin, wild boar is also very lean and low in cholesterol. The meat is darker in color with a distinct, with a flavorful taste but not gamey. Wild boar is an easy alternative to beef and pork for those who want food that is good for them without sacrificing taste and quality

Wild boar is not prone to illness or disease. Our wild boar meat is chemical free without any added hormones. No antibiotics, No steroids, All natural wholesome meat.
http://www.sayersbrook.com/wild-boar/

Wild Idea Buffalo – INTRODUCING PASTURE RAISED HERITAGE CHICKEN

May 3, 2017 at 4:57 AM | Posted in chicken, Wild Idea Buffalo | Leave a comment
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Wild Idea Buffalo just announced that they will be carrying a great new product – PASTURE RAISED HERITAGE CHICKEN. Here’s part of the article introducing the new product. You can click the link at the end of the post to read the entire article. Congrats to Wild Idea Buffalo and Emmer & Co.!  https://wildideabuffalo.com/

 

 

INTRODUCING PASTURE RAISED HERITAGE CHICKEN

HERITAGE CHICKEN

A couple of years ago after one of Dan’s talks at a Patagonia store in California, a young gentleman walked up and introduced himself. His name was Jesse Solomon and much like us, he was trying to change the environment through our food system. He was just getting the final pieces in place for his sustainably raised chicken business, Emmer & Co. Jesse mentioned that he used our philosophy and business model in his approach. Intrigued, we exchanged business cards and said we would keep in touch

For a few years now, we’ve wanted to offer another protein for our customers to make their shopping for sustainable food sources a little easier. But if we were ever going to do that, the production of that product would have to embrace the same environmental and humane animal husbandry values as Wild Idea Buffalo Co.

Our daughter Jilian dabbled with raising chickens and although successful, her experiment was on a very small scale (100 chickens). Our drastic seasonal changes on the Great Plains and harsh weather conditions conspired to limit production. But, her test gave us an inside look at how chickens could and should be raised for food.

Months later, I reached out to Jesse and ordered a dozen chickens. We passed them out to friends so they could give them a try and did our own in-house testing. To quote Dan, “This is the best chicken I’ve ever had.” Still, we needed to know more. As consumers ourselves, it is easy to be swept up in the marketing hype and packages covered with certifications. We’ve seen firsthand that what’s stamped on a package doesn’t often line up what the consumer imagines or has been led to imagine. We needed to see for ourselves. We needed to meet with Jesse and meet the farmers.

One year later (all good things take time) our resident chicken expert, daughter Jilian and I headed to California to do just that. We met Jesse in a parking lot in Red Bluff and wound our way through the California countryside to the Big Bluff Ranch, a 2,776-acre, off-the-grid ranch owned by the Dawley family…….

Emmer & Co.’s mission, product and people met our expectations, allowing us to confidently and proudly offer their product to our customers. Here are a few “bullet points” on their product:

* 100% heritage birds, certified by the American Poultry Association
* 100% pasture raised
* No antibiotics, hormones or filler fluid
* Supplement feeds are non-gmo blend of wheat, peas & soy
* 112 days to maturity vs. 42 days on factory farms
* Humane, respectful processing & air chilled finish
* 60% less fat, 50% less cholesterol, 35% fewer calories with lower sodium, and more protein than factory-farmed chickens

 

* Check out the entire story on – INTRODUCING PASTURE RAISED HERITAGE CHICKEN
https://wildideabuffalo.com/blogs/blog/introducing-heritage-chicken

 

Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week – PAPPARDELLE AND PESTO MEATBALLS

April 26, 2017 at 5:32 AM | Posted in Wild Idea Buffalo | Leave a comment
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This week’s Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week – PAPPARDELLE AND PESTO MEATBALLS. Take your Spaghetti and Meatballs to a new level by using Pappardelle Noodles in place of the Spaghetti and by making Buffalo Meatballs in place of the normal Meatballs you use. Also included is a Tomato Sauce and Pesto sauce recipes. To make the Meatballs you’ll be using Wild Idea Ground Buffalo. You can find this recipe and purchase the Wild Idea Ground Buffalo all at the Wild idea Buffalo website. You can purchase any of the Wild Idea Buffalo cuts of meats at the Wild Idea site. Enjoy and Eat Healthy! https://wildideabuffalo.com/

 

 

 

PAPPARDELLE AND PESTO MEATBALLS

A fresh spin on traditional spaghetti and meatballs. Pappardelle (pronounced; Pop a dell a) noodles although egg based, are mostly very light, but this will depend on the brand you can find. My favorites are Rustichella D’arbruzzo or DeCecco. This recipe is a wonderful combination of flavors. For a complete meal I accompanied this dish with a Citrus Salad with Orange Chev Vinaigrette (recipe included with purchase upon request) and crusty bread. Great for a family style dinner – that kids will love, or sophisticated enough to serve at your next dinner party.

All the components make this recipe seem complicated, but the preparation is very easy and does not take a lot of time. For a super short-cut, you could buy ready-made pesto. Bon Appetito!

 

Meatball Ingredients:
1 – pound Wild Idea Ground Buffalo
1 – teaspoon salt
1 – teaspoon black pepper
1/3 – cup pesto (recipe follows)
4 – ounces fresh Mozzarella, torn or shredded
olive oil
melted butter

Preparation:

* Break ground buffalo apart in a pie pan or bowl, and press out flat. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
* Spoon pesto over the top of the meat and cover with the shredded mozzarella.
* Fold the meat into itself and mix together with hands until all ingredients are equally distributed.
* Form meat into silver dollar sized meatballs, or size of your liking and place on lightly oiled baking sheet.
* Chill meatballs for one hour in the refrigerator.
* Position oven rack on top rung and preheat oven to broil.
* For best browning, brush chilled meat balls with a little melted butter.
* Broil meatballs for about 7 minutes or until browned. *For larger meatballs increase your cooking time based on size.

Quick Tomato Sauce Ingredients:
1 – 28oz. can whole stewed Italian tomatoes
1 – 28 oz. can crushed Italian tomatoes
1 – teaspoon garlic powder
1 – teaspoon crushed fennel
1 – teaspoon oregano
1 – teaspoon Italian seasoning
1 – teaspoon salt
1 – pinch chili flake
1 – lemon, juiced *1/4 cup
1 – teaspoon balsamic syrup
2 – tablespoons sugar

Preparation:

* In deep pot, over medium high heat, add stewed tomatoes and smash with a potato masher, breaking tomatoes into pieces.
* Add crushed tomatoes and bring to a light boil.
* Add remaining ingredients, stirring to incorporate.
* Reduce heat to simmer and allow tomato sauce to thicken, about 15 minutes or until desired consistency is achieved.
* Season to taste with a pinch more of salt and an additional squeeze of lemon or to your liking.

Pappardelle Ingredients:
12 – ounces Pappardelle
4 – quarts water
2 – tablespoons salt
1/2 – cup pesto, or more if you prefer – room temperature

Preparation:

* Fill a large pot with water and salt and bring to a boil.
* Add Pappardelle to the pot and cook uncovered for 7 minutes.
* Remove from heat and strain water from the pot, leaving about 1 to 2 tablespoons of water in the pot. Do not return to heat.
* Lightly warm pesto in microwave for 30 seconds.
* Add pesto to the Pappardelle and toss gently.

Other Recipe Ingredients:
½ – cup Italian parsley, chopped
Parmigiano Reggiano, shaved

Entrée Assembly:

* Place pesto coated Pappardelle on plates or in a bowl.
* Cover with tomato sauce and top with pesto meatballs.
* Garnish with parsley and shaved Parmigiano Reggiano.

Basil Pesto
*I am a non-pine-nut person. If you prefer them in your pesto, simply add them to the recipe. Recipe can easily be cut in half.

Ingredients:
2 – cups fresh basil leaves, packed
2 – cups shredded parmesan cheese
3 – garlic cloves, chopped
1 – teaspoon salt
1 – teaspoon pepper (*I like a little more)
1 – tablespoon lemon juice (*I like a little more)1 – cup olive oil

* Place all ingredients in blender and puree until smooth. Refrigerate unused amounts for another use (and there are many).
https://wildideabuffalo.com/blogs/recipes/pappardelle-and-pesto-meatballs

Buffalo Cheese Burger w/ Baked Fries

April 19, 2017 at 4:53 PM | Posted in Alexia Potato Products, Wild Idea Buffalo | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Buffalo Cheese Burger w/ Baked Fries

 

 


For Breakfast this morning I toasted a Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin and topped it with Smucker’s Sugar Free Blackberry Jam. Then I prepared some Simply Potatoes Shredded Hash Browns along with frying up a couple of Jennie – O Turkey Breakfast Sausage Links. Also had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Had a brief morning passing shower but it went through quickly. Got the leaf blower out and cleaned up around the deck and driveway areas. After Lunch headed over to see Dad for a while. For Dinner tonight I prepared a Buffalo Cheese Burger w/ Baked Fries.

 

Time to satisfy that Buffalo Burger craving! And like most of the time I used the Wild Idea Buffalo Buffalo Burger. I always have a couple of packages of them in the freezer so I grabbed one of the patties and let it thaw overnight in the fridge. To prepare it I seasoned it with McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Black Peppercorn. I then pan fried it, on medium heat, in Extra Light Virgin Olive Oil about 3 1/2 minutes per side. Buffalo gets done rather quickly due to it’s so lean. After I flipped it, I topped it with a slice of Kraft Sharp Cheddar Cheese and then served it on an Aunt Millie’s Reduced Calorie Whole Grain Bun. Lean and delicious, love these Buffalo Burgers!

 

 


Then for a side I baked some Alexia Organic Yukon Select Fries. Seasoned them with McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Black Peppercorn Medley. Baked them at 425 degrees for 16 minutes. They bake up beautifully and seasoned just right, excellent Shoestring Fry! Plus they are only 120 calories and 15 net carbs. For dessert later a bowl of Smart Pop – Pop Corn and a Diet Peach Snapple.

 

 

 

 


Wild Idea Buffalo 1/3-Lb Buffalo Burgers

Prepare for a whole new level of burger. Conveniently pre-made into one-third pound patties that are ever so grillable. Dinner ready. Each pack is 1 pound with 3 – 1/3 Lb patties.
http://buy.wildideabuffalo.com/collections/a-la-carte/products/3-1-3-lb-ready-made-buffalo-burgers-1-lb-pack

 

 

 

 

 
Alexia Organic Yukon Select Fries

Lightly seasoned with sea salt, these Julienne Fries make your everyday French fry wonder where it went wrong.

Ingredients: Organic Potatoes, Organic Canola Oil and/or Organic Sunflower Oil and/or Organic Safflower Oil, Sea Salt, Citric Acid.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 3 oz (84 g)
Per Serving % Daily Value*
Calories 120
Calories from Fat 36
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 200mg 8%
Potassium 310mg 9%
Carbohydrates 18g 6%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 0g
Protein 2g
https://www.alexiafoods.com/products/fries/yukon-gold-julienne-fries

Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week – Pasta alla Carrettiera with Italian Buffalo Meatballs

April 19, 2017 at 5:35 AM | Posted in Wild Idea Buffalo | Leave a comment
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This week’s Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the week is Pasta alla Carrettiera with Italian Buffalo Meatballs. Using 1 pound package Wild Idea Italian Buffalo Sausage. Take your Spaghetti and Meatballs to new level with this recipe. It’s from Jill O’Brien of Wild Idea Buffalo. http://wildideabuffalo.com/

 

 

Pasta alla Carrettiera with Italian Buffalo Meatballs (serves 4)
This dish is named after the people who drove food and wine carts in Italy. It is a slightly spicy red sauce, with garlic and basil, and is typically served over a thicker style of pasta. My favorite rendition of this dish also had hints of parsley and mint, which made for lingering, memorable flavors. After a little research, and substituting a few of the more difficult to find ingredients with like alternatives, I thought I might be able to come close to duplicating it. The only thing missing was Wild Idea’s artisan, Italian Buffalo Sausage, and I knew just where to go for that. This simple dish is packed with flavor and very easy to prepare. The perfect solution, for a stress free, delicious dinner!

 

 

Ingredients:
1 – 1 pound package Wild Idea Italian Buffalo Sausage
3 – tablespoons olive oil
3 – cloves garlic, about 1 tablespoon
½ – teaspoon chili flake, or pepperoncino (dried Italian chili pepper)
½ – cup basil, finely chopped
2 – tablespoons parsley, finely chopped
1 – tablespoon mint, finely chopped
1 – 28 ounce can whole *San Marzano Tomatoes, flash processed, *they’re the best
1 – teaspoon salt
2 – teaspoons sugar
1 – lemon, juiced, about ¼ cup
1 – cup freshly grated, Parmigiano Reggiano, or Porcini cheese
1 – 12 ounce box of Casarecce pasta, Pici pasta, or thick Spaghetti, cooked el dente, reserve 1 cup pasta water

Preparation:
1) Divide Wild Idea Italian Buffalo sausage into 24 pieces and roll into meatballs. Pour one of the tablespoons of olive oil on a baking sheet and roll the meatballs in the oil. Cover and set-aside until you are ready to broil.
2) In a saucepan over medium heat, heat the remaining tablespoons of olive oil. Add the garlic, and toss or stir regularly, until tender, about 3 minutes.
3) Add the basil, parsley, and half of the mint to the pan. Sauté and stir for 1 minute.
4) Add the tomatoes, salt, sugar and lemon juice and stir to incorporate. Bring to a gentle boil, cook for 5 minutes and then add the remaining mint. *Sauce can be made ahead and reheated.
5) During step 4, or right before serving, place the prepped bison meatballs on the second rack from the top of a preheated broiler, and broil the meat balls for about 5 minutes or until nicely browned.
6) Simultaneously bring the reserved pasta water to a boil. Add the prepared pasta, and toss to reheat.
7) Drain pasta, transfer to a bowl and add ½ cup of the grated cheese. Toss to incorporate.
8) Place desired amounts of pasta on to plates and cover with ¾ cup or desired amount of sauce. Serve with the hot Italian Bison meatballs and garnish with remaining grated cheese and additional fresh herbs. Delizioso!
http://wildideabuffalo.com/2015/pasta-alla-carrettiera-with-buffalo-meatballs/

Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week – B.B.Q. Summer Sausage and Shrimp Skewers

April 12, 2017 at 6:46 AM | Posted in Wild Idea Buffalo | Leave a comment
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This week’s Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week – B.B.Q. Summer Sausage and Shrimp Skewers. Wild Idea Buffalo Summer Sausage, Shrimp, and Mango, how can you resist this! Fire the grill up and get the skewers ready for this recipe. A Summertime grilling treat from Jill O’Brien of Wild Idea Buffalo. You can get this recipe and purchase the Wild Idea Buffalo Summer Sausage at the Wild Idea Buffalo website. http://wildideabuffalo.com/

 
B.B.Q. Summer Sausage and Shrimp Skewers

By: Jill O’Brien
Simple summertime grilling recipes that don’t skimp on the “wow” factor are pretty hard to beat. The ingredient combination of this recipe is sensational, but quality ingredients are the key. The number of skewers will depend upon the size of shrimp you purchase. 16 to 24 sized shrimp per pound work well, but larger would be fine too. Seek out wild caught shrimp, no other will do, and of course Wild Idea’s Bison Summer Sausage!
Ingredients:
8 – ounces Wild Idea Buffalo Summer Sausage
1 – pound wild caught shrimp (16 to 24 size), peeled & deveined
1 – lemon, cut into wedges
1 – teaspoon lemon pepper
1 to 2 mango’s, peeled and cut into thick pieces
2 – tablespoons olive oil
½ – cup of your favorite B.B.Q. sauce
Wooden skewers, soaked in water
Cilantro for garnish

Preparation:
1) Cut Wild Idea Buffalo Summer Sausage into circle slices and then into pie pieces, in keeping with the size of your shrimp. You may have extra summer sausage. Cover and set aside.
2) Peel, devein, and rinse shrimp. Blot dry with a paper towel. Place in a bowl and squeeze half of the lemon wedges over the shrimp, and season with the lemon pepper. Toss to incorporate and allow to rest for 20 minutes.
3) Skewer the tail part of the shrimp on first, then the summer sausage, securing the meatier part of the shrimp around the summer sausage. Add a piece of mango to the end of the skewer. *The mango pieces can also be added after the grilling.
4) Place on pan and drizzle with olive oil.
5) Grill over medium high heat, for 30 seconds each side, closing grill while grilling. Repeat two more times brushing with B.B.Q sauce while turning.
6) Arrange skewers on a platter and squeeze with additional lemon slices. Garnish with cilantro and drizzle with additional warmed B.B.Q. sauce if desired.
http://wildideabuffalo.com/2015/b-b-q-summer-sausage-shrimp-skewers/

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