Kitchen Hint of the Day!

June 10, 2019 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Why let meat rest before slicing………

* The juices get redistributed and reabsorbed. Your meat will be jucier.
* The fibers relax. Your meat will be more tender.
* The meat finishes cooking.

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Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week – Why Wild Idea Buffalo?

May 29, 2019 at 6:04 AM | Posted in Wild Idea Buffalo | Leave a comment
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Hey everyone, usually on Wednesday’s I have a recipe from Wild Idea Buffalo to share with all of you. But today instead of a recipe I’m going to pass along some info and back ground on Wild Idea Buffalo. I’ve been ordering my Buffalo from Wild Idea for a few years now. I’ve tried other Buffalo or Bison but none can really compare to best tasting Buffalo there is that I have found! So here’s a little history and info on Wild Idea Buffalo! Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One!

 

 

 

 

The 34,000-acre Cheyenne River Ranch, home to Dan and Jill O’Brien, winds along the Cheyenne River and borders the Buffalo Gap National Grasslands and Pine Ridge Reservation. The 32,000-acre Conata Basin Ranch, managed by Doug Albertson, sits on the edge of the Conata Basin, with beautiful vistas of the Badlands National Park.

MISSION
“I have dedicated my life to preserving and restoring the Great Plains grasslands. These same principles are the foundation of Wild Idea Buffalo Company. By returning the bison to their native homeland, we’re not only re-wilding a threatened ecosystem, we are keeping prairies intact, with carbon stored safely underground, and producing the healthiest red meat on the planet.”

Dan O’Brien
Buffalo Rancher / Carbon Cowboy

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/grass-finished, 100% antibiotic, hormone & pesticide free, and 100% humanely harvested. Our model of raising buffalo leads to a superior source of protein that’s good for you, the environment, and the animals.

SUSTAINABLY RAISED
Our bison roam over large landscapes like their ancestors did, eating nothing but the grass beneath their feet. Their grazing patterns naturally regenerate the prairie, enhancing the level of biodiversity. The nutrient-dense prairie grasses they eat are loaded with omega-3 fatty acids, producing a delicious, healthy red meat that 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 grains.

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/grass-finished, 100% antibiotic/, hormone & pesticide free, and 100% humanely field harvested. Our model of raising buffalo leads to a superior source of protein that is good for you, the environment, and the animals.

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.

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/

 

Bison Chopped Sirloin Steak w/ Baked Fries

March 21, 2019 at 6:34 PM | Posted in Ore - Ida, SayersBrook Ranch | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Bison Chopped Sirloin Steak w/ Baked Fries

 

 

Just a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea for Breakfast this morning. Had another rough night dealing with Phantom Pains. These were very painful through out the night so I got little to no sleep. Outside its rain on and off, 47 degrees. I was all caught up on work so I tried to get some sleep after the Phantom Pains finally let up around 9:00 this morning. Stopped by Kroger for a few items later in the day. For Dinner tonight I prepared a Bison Chopped Sirloin Steak w/ Baked Fries.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I love the SayersBrook Bison Ranch – Bison Chopped Sirloin Steak! I had a package of 2 in the freezer so I laid it in the fridge overnight to thaw.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’ve got Mom eating these now, she loves them after trying them. I preheated the oven on 400 degrees. To prepare them I’ll need McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley, McCormick Crushed Rosemary, and McCormick Thyme Leaves (all seasoning to taste). I got the Cast Iron Skillet out to prepare these. I first sprayed it with a very light coat of Pam Cooking Spray and then added a tablespoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Heated it on medium heat. When the pan was heated I added the Chopped Steaks. I cooked each side 2 minutes.Then finished it in the oven, at 400 degrees for 6 minutes. It cooked up beautifully, perfect medium rare! Had a nice little char on the outside and moist and juicy inside. I cooked Mom’s a bit longer, she likes hers medium well. These have an excellent taste to them and cook up beautifully, another very good item from SayersBrook Ranch! I topped the Chopped Steak with some Sauteed Mushrooms and A-1 Sauce Thick/Hardy.

 

 

 

I also baked some Ore Ida Golden Fries, served with a side of Hunt’s Ketchup. For Dessert/Snack later a bowl of Skinny Pop – Pop Corn with a Diet Peach Snapple to drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chopped Bison Sirloin

SayersBrook Ranch Bison Chopped Sirloin Steak

If you like the flavor of the sirloin, love the Bison Burger but want to take it up a notch, then the Chopped Sirloin Steak is for you! 4 lbs (4 packages each with 2-8oz chopped sirloin steaks).
Great flavor of the sirloin but also extremely tender and juicy.

http://www.sayersbrook.com/bison-chopped-sirloin-steak-4-lbs/

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

February 24, 2019 at 6:00 AM | Posted in Kitchen Hints | Leave a comment
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Let it rest, twice………

Cold steaks don’t cook evenly. Placing a chilled piece of meat in a pan or on the grill makes it difficult for the heat to reach the center. Let the steaks rest out on the counter at least 30 minutes before cooking. After cooking, it’s just as important to let the steaks rest again for 5–10 minutes, so the juices redistribute and the fibers relax. Cutting into a steak the moment it comes off the heat will result in a tough dry steak.

WILD IDEA BUFFALO – PREMIUM BUFFALO HOT DOGS

January 31, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Wild Idea Buffalo | Leave a comment
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Here’s all the info you need about the Buffalo Hot Dogs that make the Wild Idea Buffalo Chili Dogs. Wild Idea Buffalo’s casing-free hot dogs are incredible – one bite and you’ll be hooked. *Nitrite free, and made from our 100% grass-fed buffalo – no filler, no junk. Just mouth-watering flavor in every bite. You won’t find these premium Buffalo Hot Dogs in your supermarket cooler. Our hot dogs are meaty, seasoned, smoked, 100% delicious, and they’ll change the way you think about hot dogs. https://wildideabuffalo.com/

1 lb. package

Ingredients: 100% Grass-fed Buffalo, Water, Free Binder (modified potato starch, trehalose, carrot fiber), Sea Salt; Organic: Pure Cane Sugar, Paprika, Onion Powder, Garlic Powder. Cultured Celery Powder, Organic: Ground Mustard, Coriander and Black Pepper

*All products are made without the use of added nitrites or nitrates, except for those naturally occurring in sea salt and celery powder.
https://wildideabuffalo.com/collections/brats-sausages-hot-dogs/products/buffalo-hot-dogs

Healthy Bison Recipes

January 30, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Eating Well | Leave a comment
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From the EatingWell website and Magazine its Healthy Bison Recipes. Delicious and Healthy Bison Recipes like; Spicy Meatloaf with Collards, Smoky Buffalo Burger, and Mexican Bison Stew. Find these recipes and more all at the EatingWell website. Also you can subscribe to one of my favorite Cooking Magazines, the EatingWell Magazine. Each issue is packed with great recipes and ideas! So Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! http://www.eatingwell.com/

Healthy Bison Recipes
Find healthy, delicious bison recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Spicy Meatloaf with Collards
Plenty of dark leafy greens deliver the moisture needed to balance lean ground pork and bison in this spicy meatloaf recipe. Serve any leftovers with extra ketchup as meatloaf sandwiches……..

Smoky Buffalo Burger
Here we flavor sweet, beefy buffalo (bison) with smoked cheese and smoky barbecue sauce. Instead of being melted on top, cheese is used here to season the meat—adding moisture and smoky flavor inside the burger. Wild rice bulks up the serving size (and adds vitamins and minerals), while keeping it lean. Plus the flavor and chewy texture are a wonderful complement to the meat. If you can’t find buffalo in your store, substitute 90%-lean ground beef…………

Mexican Bison Stew
Mexican cooks are great at turning tough chunks of meat into delicious and tender stews. This one, which uses tougher cuts of bison, such as chuck or brisket, is flavored with chili powder, cumin and tequila. Serve with warm tortillas………..

* Click the link below to get all the Healthy Bison Recipes
http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/18240/ingredients/meat-poultry/bison/

Kitchen Hint of the Day!

January 30, 2019 at 6:00 AM | Posted in bison, Buffalo | Leave a comment
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Bison and Buffalo………

Bison meat and buffalo meat are not the same but offer similar health benefits. Both are considered lean and contribute significantly more iron to your diet than beef. They are high in protein and vitamins, including vitamin B12, vitamin A, zinc, selenium, iron and others.

It’s Chili, Chowder, or Stew Saturday – Classic Beef Stew

January 19, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Diabetes Self Management, It's Chili Soups or Stews Saturday | Leave a comment
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This week’s It’s Chili, Chowder, or Stew Saturday Recipe is – Classic Beef Stew. Your choice you can use Buffalo or Beef to make this Delicious and Healthy Stew! It’s from the Diabetes Self Management website where you can find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes. You’ll also find Diabetic News and Diabetes Management, so check it out today! Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Classic Beef Stew

Ingredients
1 tablespoon canola oil
1 pound stew beef or buffalo
1 large onion, chopped into 1-inch chunks
1/2 cup red wine
3 large cloves garlic, cut in half
1 cup low-sodium broth (beef, chicken, or vegetable)
3 medium (3–4 ounces each) red-skinned potatoes, scrubbed and quartered
2 large carrots, peeled
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
2 bay leaves
Salt and pepper to taste
1–2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

Directions
Heat canola oil in pressure cooker until hot, add meat, and brown. Add onion and cook about 5 minutes more. Add wine, garlic, and broth and bring to a boil. Scrape browned bits of cooked meat from bottom of pressure cooker. Place lid on cooker and cook at high pressure 15 minutes. Quick-release pressure. Open cooker and add potatoes, carrots, thyme, oregano, and bay leaves. Replace lid and cook at high temperature for 5 minutes. Quick release pressure and remove lid. Cut cooked carrots into large chunks. Add salt and pepper to taste and chopped parsley before serving. Simmer stew uncovered if you desire a thicker consistency.

Yield: 4 cups. Serving size: 1 cup.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 269 calories, Carbohydrates: 20 g, Protein: 27 g, Fat: 6 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 80 mg, Sodium: 233 mg, Fiber: 3 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/soups-stews/classic-beef-stew/

Bison Filet Mignon w/ Oven Roasted Cauliflower and Roasted Butternut Squash

January 17, 2019 at 6:33 PM | Posted in bison, Buffalo Gal | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Bison Filet Mignon w/ Oven Roasted Cauliflower and Roasted Butternut Squash

 

 

For Breakfast this morning I Scrambled a couple of Eggs and toasted a couple of slices of Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread. Also had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. We had a mix of snow, sleet, and rain today. Had a high of 37 degrees. Bitter cold weather moving in over the weekend they say. After Breakfast I did a load of laundry and later cleaned and straightened the Pantry. I hired a an Awning and Roof Company to put braces underneath the top of the Car Port Awning. There’s been 4 houses where the Car Ports have crumbled because of the heavy wet snows. Plus it’s very old so hopefully this will prevent it from collapsing. For Dinner tonight its a Bison Filet Mignon w/ Oven Roasted Cauliflower and Roasted Butternut Squash.

 

 

 


When having Buffalo (Bison) I usually have Wild Idea Buffalo but tonight I tried the Buffalo Gal Bison Filet Mignon Steak. I had a Gift Certificate for Buffalo Gal so I thought I would give it a try. I prepared it the same way as I do the Wild Idea Buffalo. Salt, Pepper, Extra Light Olive Oil, and in a Cast Iron Skillet.

 

 

 

 

 


To prepare it I preheated the oven to 400°. In a Cast Iron Skillet that I sprayed with Pam Cooking Spray and added a tablespoon of Extra Light Olive Oil to, I heated it over medium high heat. When ready I added my Steaks to it. I cooked the Steaks 1 minute each side. I just wanted a light sear on both sides. Then I moved the Skillet on to the preheated Oven and Roasted it for about 4 minutes. Removed the Skillet from the Oven and placed the Steaks on a plate and let them rest for 5 minutes before cutting. Wow, what a juicy and tender Bison Steak! Excellent flavor, I will be having these again!

 

 

 

 

I had purchased a package of Cauliflower from Kroger the other day. We love Cauliflower, I just don’t prepare it near enough. To prepare it I’ll need; McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley, and Butter. Then to prepare it Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Spread the cauliflower on a baking sheet and season with salt and pepper. Roast in the oven, turning once with a spatula, until golden brown at the edges and cooked to desired tenderness, about 20 minutes or so. You can drizzle it with melted butter or a light coating of Wing Sauce before serving. Cauliflower is so delicious, even an easy recipe like this!

 


Then for one side I prepared some Roasted Butternut Squash, easy recipe for some delicious Butternut Squash! I purchased 1 small package of Diced Butternut Squash at Kroger. They sell packages of it that they dice up. This is a lot easier than peeling and seeding one yourself, especially if you don’t have a good knife to cut it. I’ll need; 1 package of Diced Butternut Squash, Walnut Pieces, Bacon Pieces, 1 tablespoons Extra Light Olive Oil, 1 1/2 teaspoons McCormick Grinder Sea Salt, and 1 teaspoon McCormick Grinder Peppercorn Medley.

 

 

 

 


To prepare it; Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Place the Squash on a sheet pan and drizzle with the Olive Oil, Salt, and Peppercorn and toss well. Arrange the squash in one layer and roast for 25 to 30 minutes, until the Squash is tender, turning once with a spatula. And done, very easy to prepare. With the small amount of Seasoning and Olive Oil, it really brings out the flavor of Butternut Squash! The Walnuts work perfect with the Squash. What a Meal! For Dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Buffalo Gal Bison Filet Mignon Steaks
Our premium cut. . .so tender you can cut ’em with a fork. Receive 2 (7-9 oz.) steaks. (2 steaks per package, package is over 1 lb.)
Nutrition (6 oz.):
234 calories; 3.2 g fat; 105 mg cholesterol; 91.8 mg sodium

http://www.buffalogal.com/Bison-Filet-Mignon-Steaks-P37.aspx

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Butternut Squash Health Benefits………
Low in fat, butternut squash delivers an ample dose of dietary fiber, making it an exceptionally heart-friendly choice. It provides significant amounts of potassium, important for bone health, and vitamin B6, essential for the proper functioning of both the nervous and immune systems.

Chicken Bacon and Vermont Cheddar Cheese Buffalo Burger w/ Baked Fries

January 1, 2019 at 6:29 PM | Posted in al fresco, Alexia Potato Products, Aunt Millie's, Wild Idea Buffalo | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Chicken Bacon and Vermont Cheddar Cheese Buffalo Burger w/ Baked Fries

 

 

 

For Breakfast on this first day of 2019 I prepared a Poached Egg, heated up a couple of Jimmy Dean Turkey Sausage Patties, toasted a slice of Aunt Millie’s Light Whole Grain Bread, and had my morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. A great way to start 2019! Cloudy and 42 degrees out today. Not a lot going on today, gave Mom a hand in doing a couple of loads of laundry. After that and Lunch it was College Football for the rest of the day. So for my first Dinner of the year I prepared a Chicken Bacon and Vermont Cheddar Cheese Buffalo Burger w/ Baked Fries.

 

 

 

 

I started by getting a skillet and spraying it with Pam Non Stick Cooking Spray and heating it on medium heat. For the Bacon I’m using al fresco Uncured Chicken Bacon. It fries up perfect with an excellent taste. I buy it at Meijer, it’s the only store I’ve found to carry it. I need to 2 slices but fried up 5 slices. Always remember when frying Bacon use the Bacon Math. Just decide how many slices you’ll need and double it or so. Because, at least when I fry Bacon, you end up eating as much as you fix as you’re preparing it!

 

 

 

 

For the Buffalo Burger I used my favorite as always, the Wild Idea Buffalo 1/3-Lb Buffalo Burgers as usual. Their meaty, juicy and just flat out delicious! Preheated up a small skillet, on medium heat, that I sprayed with Pam Non Stick Cooking Spray, seasoned my Burger with McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley. I then pan fried it, in Extra Light Olive Oil, about 3 1/2 minutes per side. After flipping the Burger I added a slice of Boar’s Head Vermont Cheddar with about 1 minute of cook time left. Topped with the Chicken Bacon and served the Burger on a Aunt Millie’s Reduced Calorie Whole Grain Hamburger Bun. The Burger was juicy and delicious, as all the Wild Idea Burgers are. Just love a good Burger, Buffalo Burger!

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 


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

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