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Health and Lifestyle Coach, Stephanie Potter, and Popeye Superfood Burgers

We've had the privilege of having Stephanie Potter, a local health and lifestyle coach, put together some great recipes using our beef and pork.  She is great at incorporate vegetables with her meals and we love that! In this particular recipe she uses spinach in the burger.  It is amazing how moist they are from the greens and even the most picky eater doesn't complain about the spinach.  It is a win-win recipe.     INGREDIENTS: Burgers •1 lb of 100% grass fed ground beef (from Grass Fed Cattle Co) •1 tsp salt •1 tbsp parmesan cheese (grated or shredded, optional) •1 tsp garlic •1 tsp fresh ground pepper •½ tsp paprika •½-1 cup finely chopped spinach  •Optional: Clean whole or sprouted...

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Ham Hock Recipe

Wondering what to do with the ham hock in your package?  We did the hard work for you and found a killer recipe from Steele House Kitchen. White Bean and Ham Hock Soup Yields 8 servings Ingredients: 1 pound dried Great Northern Beans 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 1/2 cup yellow onion, chopped 2 garlic cloves, peeled and minced 7 cups homemade or quality low-sodium chicken stock 1 smoked ham hock 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 1/2 tablespoon fresh oregano, chopped 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped a little cayenne if you like it hot Directions: Rinse and sort beans to remove any debris. Soak beans in a large pot of cold water overnight. You can also do...

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Guest Blogger and Proprietor at Abundant Kitchen, Becki Melvie, is Back Sharing How to Render Tallow!

Oh, how to find eloquent enough words to describe the slightly repugnant process of rendering tallow? First off, let’s begin with what tallow is. Tallow is the rendered fat that surrounds the kidneys, sometimes referred to as leaf lard, in an animal such as a cow or pig. Once rendered, the fat is very similar to lard in appearance and functionality in the kitchen and has a high smoke point. Which makes tallow an ideal candidate for deep-frying foods, like french fries. In fact, according to Wikipedia, McDonald's used tallow to fry it's world famous french fries until the early 90's when the no-fat fad became the newest obsession. Some people use unrendered tallow as suet or food for birds....

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Banh Mi (Vietnamese Style) Burger Recipe

Banh Mi Burger Recipe *Serves 4Ingredients:  3/4 - 1 lb grass fed beef  1 cup shredded carrots  1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro  2 tablespoons rice vinegar  2 teaspoons sugar  3/4 teaspoon fine sea salt  1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper  Canola oil cooking spray (optional) Jalapeño, sliced (optional) Sauce: 1/2 cup mayonnaise 2 tablespoons Tabasco 2 teaspoons tomato paste 1 garlic clove, minced Combine beef, carrots, cilantro, vinegar, sugar, salt and pepper in a large bowl and form into four (4-inch) patties. Grill over medium heat or broil, flipping once, until cooked to your liking, about 6 to 8 minutes. Or, spray a large skillet with cooking spray and cook over medium heat, 6 to 8 minutes.Whisk mayonnaise, tabasco, tomato paste and garlic...

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Cheers to Chris S. - another Cow Pool in the books (or freezer)!

Here's what our most recent Cow Pool organizer and long time customer says about the refined Cow Pooling process - "I've been organizing a group Cow Pool with Abby and the GFCC for several years now and was pleasantly surprised how much easier they've made it. Just a few clicks: sign in, easy set up, post the link on Facebook, and watch it fill up. The group likes the discount, I get a little extra for taking on the organization responsibilities and everyone's freezer is once again filled up with the same delicious, healthy, local, grass fed beef we've been getting for years. The beef has always been great and now the Cow Pool process is too!"  To learn more...

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