U.S. Wellness Meats Cut Descriptions & Recipes
At U.S. Wellness Meats, we believe in providing our customers with the highest quality products and information. We want you to know which cut of beef, lamb, rabbit, pork, chicken or seafood will best suit your needs and how to best prepare and cook our grass-fed meats.
Below are descriptions of each cut of Grass-fed Beef. Clicking the “Find this item in our store” link under each cut photo will search our product database for packages containing that cut. You may also click a link above to view information on other meat products we offer.
Pan Seared Smoky Steak and Eggs
After being diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes in college, Caroline took matters into her own hands, researching everything about nutrition and eventually started eating grain free. Caroline’s love for cooking and creativity lead her to start her blog, Colorful Eats to inspire others that food can be healthy and joyful at the same time.
Her health challenges gave her a passion for grain free cooking and food photography. Caroline and her husband live in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii and love spending their weekends grilling together or at the beach with their golden retriever.
Balsamic Ginger Steak Salad
A year after going Paleo, Vanessa started the blog Plaid and Paleo to simply stay accountable to eating healthy. It has grown into a full blown passion, where Vanessa posts new recipes multiple times a week. As a self-taught cook, she focuses on sharing easy recipes anyone can make!
She is a lover of all things food especially unique combinations and anything ethnic. When she isn’t in the kitchen, you can ﬁnd Vanessa reading a book, cheering on the KU Jayhawks or talking about how she should probably be at a yoga class.
All Spice Oxtail Soup
Caitlin Weeks is a certified nutrition consultant who runs the wellness blog: Grass Fed Girl. Caitlin spent years as personal trainer doing endurance exercise and eating diet food but in 2010 she was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis and looked for natural methods to heal. She went to nutrition school and started her health blog while beginning to follow a Paleo diet.
Nabil came to the USA from North Africa in 2004 bringing his love of food and his traditional recipes. He went to culinary school and worked for various mentors until landing a job at a 5 star international hotel in downtown San Francisco. Nabil went Paleo in 2011 to support his wife on her journey and noticed improvements in energy and focus.
Caitlin wanted to cook Nabil’s mother’s authentic Algerian recipes to make him feel at home, so they worked together to adapt them to fit Paleo guidelines. New York Times bestselling author and good friend of the couple Diane Sanfilippo loved their food so much that she collaborated with them on their new book: Mediterranean Paleo Cooking.
It took two years to bring this book to fruition and was a labor of love for all involved. The recipes are perfect for anyone who loves eating fresh, real, whole food with unique flavor profiles.
The 432 page tome incudes authentic recipes with modifications for special dietary restrictions including: egg free, nut free, autoimmune protocol (AIP), GAPS/ SCD and lower carb so it will can be appeal to even people who are not strict Paleo. Mediterranean Paleo Cooking will take your palate on a vacation with pizza, pasta, falafel, pitas and a healthy dose of traditional tajines over cauliflower couscous.
Rabbit and Wild Mushroom Stew
Sarah Ballantyne, Ph.D. (a.k.a. The Paleo Mom) is the blogger behind the award-winning www.ThePaleoMom.com; cohost of the syndicated top-rated The Paleo View Podcast; and author of critically-acclaimed with New York Times Bestseller The Paleo Approach and brand-new The Paleo Approach Cookbook.
Sarah earned her doctorate degree in medical biophysics at the age of 26. She spent the next four years doing research on innate immunity and inflammation before becoming a stay-at-home mom. After her second daughter was born, she began to experiment with the Paleo lifestyle. It had an amazing effect on her health, including contributing to her 120-pound weight loss! Over time, she healed herself of a long laundry list of physical complaints including: Irritable Bowel Syndrome, acid reflux, migraines, anxiety, asthma, allergies, psoriasis and an autoimmune skin condition called lichen planus. Sarah successfully transitioned her originally skeptic husband and two spirited young daughters to a paleo diet and lifestyle. Her passion for providing straightforward explanations of the science behind the paleo diet and its modifications, plus her love of food and cooking and her dedication to her family form the foundations of her blog, her podcast and her books. You can also find Sarah on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.
Braised Crispy Duck Legs with Melted Shallots and Roasted Plums
Simone Shifnadel is the owner of Zenbelly, a 100% gluten-free, Paleo-focused catering company in San Francisco. Her own serious sensitivity to gluten inspired Simone to prove that gluten-free, Paleo cuisine can be gourmet, refined, and artfully presented. She firmly believes that healthy food can be delicious enough to impress the most serious gourmand, and she offers a chef’s perspective on Paleo recipes on her blog, zenbellyblog.com, where she also shares grain-free recipes and encourages readers to roll up their sleeves and have fun creating simple, delicious, healthy food. Simone’s debut cookbook The Zenbelly Cookbook, will be on shelves in August 2014, and is available for preorder. (under the name Simone Miller).
Teriyaki Pineapple Shrimp Skewers
Sean Coonce & Suzanne Robertson are the creative minds behind the Paleo recipe & lifestyle blog, Pastured Kitchen. Sean initially began Paleo to treat his epilepsy & improve his health, finding a passion for changing one’s life with food. Suzanne found Paleo through Sean, while dealing with multiple food sensitivities, as well as recovering from multiple eating disorders. She finds rediscovering a healthy relationship with food one of the most important tools to a healthy lifestyle. You can stay connected with Suzanne & Sean on their blog, PasturedKitchen.com, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Cassy Garcia’s BBQ Slow-Cooker Baby Back Ribs
Cassy Garcia is the recipe developer, photographer, and author behind the Paleo-friendly food and fitness blog Fed & Fit. She is on a mission to empower healthy lifestyle transformations through clear nutrition science and delicious foods. Cassy is the founder of National Gluten-Free Day, leads Real Food education sessions, implements and designs corporate wellness programs, and conducts Paleo cooking demonstrations. Connect with Cassy at FedandFit.com, Facebook, and Instagram.
Liz Wolfe’s Bacon Bowl
Liz Wolfe is the author of Eat the Yolks, a book that dispels the many myths surrounding real, nourishing foods with a good dose of wit and nutritional wisdom. She is a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (NTP™) certified by the Nutritional Therapy Association, and she documents her adventures in cooking, natural skincare, and homesteading at RealFoodLiz.com.
Brittany Angell’s Paleo Pigs in a Blanket
Brittany Angell is the creator and chef behind BrittanyAngell.com, formerly known as Real Sustenance. Brittany has authored two best selling cookbooks: Essential Gluten Free Baking Guides Part 1 & 2. Her recipes are unique and creative, and free of soy, corn, egg, sugar, and grain. Brittany lives with her husband and pups in Rochester, NY. Connect with Brittany via her website BrittanyAngell.com, Facebook, and Instagram.
Louise Hendon’s Beef Wellington (Paleo, Gluten-Free, Grain-Free)
Meg Opel’s Balsamic Braised Pork Chops with Caramelized Onion & Apple Jam
Arsy Vartanian’s Pan Fried Filet with Shallot Sauce
Currently, Arsy is working on her 2nd cookbook, The Paleo Foodie. When Arsy is not busy working or being a mom to her toddler, you can find her in her kitchen developing healthy recipes for her family and her blog readers. Connect with Arsy on Facebook & Instagram.
Amy Densmore’s Seasoned Bison Sirloin Steaks with Chimichurri Sauce
Michelle Tam’s Oven-braised Mexican Beef
In 2012, Nom Nom Paleo won Saveur Magazine’s Best Food Blog Award in the Special Diets category, and Apartment Therapy & The Kitchn’s Homies Award for Best Food Photography on a Blog. Michelle also recently released the Nom Nom Paleo interactive cookbook app for the iPad®, which continues to be one of the App Store’s best-selling and top-grossing Food & Drink apps. Her cookbook, Nom Nom Paleo: Food For Humans will be published by Andrews McMeel in December 2013.
Michelle has a degree in Nutrition & Food Science from Berkeley, and a Doctorate in Pharmacy from the University of California at San Francisco. When she’s not blogging, Michelle chases her two small boys around Palo Alto, holds down a full-time night shift hospital job, cooks like a fiend, and lifts heavy(ish) stuff at her CrossFit box.
Brent Schrader and Heather Gerum’s Bison Roast
Janis Smyth’s Pistachio Crusted Halibut with Blood Orange Sauce
Maria Sarris’ Mini Tender Tostadas
Jenni Hulet’s Kashmiri Lamb Lollipops
Joshua Weissman’s Bacon Wrapped Bison Tenderloin with Pecan Butter
Jessica and Jonathan’s Barbecue Spare Ribs with Cabbage Salad
Stephanie Brant Cornais’ Orange Beef Stew
Erin Shriver’s Seared Lamb Steaks With Bone Marrow Mashed Potatoes and Maitake Mushroom Sauce
Stanley Fishman’s Herbed Holiday Prime Rib
Juli Bauer’s Orange and Rosemary Pork Chops with Orange Infused Butternut Squash Pasta
Tammy Credicott’s Balsamic Pork Chops
with Grilled Peaches
Cindy Anschutz's Italian Herb Roasted Chicken
Danielle Walker’s Greek Gyro Burgers
Robin Shea’s Mustard and Herb
Crusted Leg of Lamb
George Bryant’s Grilled Hanger Steak Two Ways
of Civilized Caveman Cooking Creations, has been on active duty United States Marine Corp since 2002. Upon returning from Afghanistan last year, he decided to change his lifestyle and taught himself how to cook, eat Paleo, and started a website all in the same day. The Civilized Caveman is known for his tasty recipes and amazing food photography. In a short amount of time, he has gained a huge following and is an inspiration to all. He somehow managed to squeeze in some time to be this month’s featured chef, and created some delicious recipes perfect for grilling season.
Russ Crandall’s Honey and Citrus Glazed Ham
otherwise known as The Domestic Man, converted to a Gluten-Free and Paleo lifestyle back in 2010 in an effort to take back his health. His incredible journey to recovery is an inspiration to all. With his newfound health, he has dedicated himself to creating authentic and traditional recipes for all to enjoy.
Stacy and Matt’s Licorice Sausage
Stacy and Matt of Paleo Parents, and their three sons Cole, Finian and Wesley, have been living the Paleo lifestyle since the spring of 2010. With documented Before & After success, they’re an inspiration and a solid example of the benefits of eating grass-fed meat! They’ve created some delicious and creative recipes for us this month—check ‘em out! You can find more of their Paleo family-friendly recipes in their cookbook, Eat Like A Dinosaur.
Diane Frampton’s Pork Stew with Salsa Verde
Diane Frampton is a full time working mother of two committed to living a Paleo Lifestyle. She is an avid Crossfitter who is committed to educating herself about nutrition and the science of metabolism. She spends her free time creating healthy Paleo friendly recipes to share—like the ones she created for USWM this month! She’s also the author of Eat Well Feel Good, a Paleo diet cookbook. Diane lives on the North Shore in Topsfield, MA with her husband and two daughters. More information about Diane and the Paleo lifestyle can be found on PracticalPaleoLiving.com.
Melissa “Melicious” Joulwan’s Crispy Spiced Chicken Livers
This month’s featured chef is Chefs Melissa “Melicious” Joulwan. Melissa is the author of the popular paleo recipe and lifestyle blog The Clothes Make The Girl and the cookbook Well Fed: Paleo Recipes For People Who Love To Eat. She CrossFits, practices yoga and meditation, eats paleo, and loves Prague, Jane Eyre, and lifting heavy things.
Nancy Mullis and James Mann’s Chicken, Leek and Mushroom Soup
This month’s featured chefs are Chefs Nancy Mullis and James Mann. Happy Holidays from all of us at USWM! This month we have several recipes perfect for the cold month(s) ahead from Nancy and Jim of She Cooks He Cleans. A bonus: they pair each recipe with music, so your kitchen will be rockin’ the entire month of December! Enjoy!
Keith Armstrong’s Turkey Leg Roulade with Autumn Fruit Farce, Bacon, and Beet Vinaigrette
This month’s featured chef is Chef Keith Armstrong. You may recognize him from this video he’s somewhat of a USWM celebrity! When he’s not winning awards at the National Culinary Convention, Chef Armstrong can be found at the Greenwich Country Club, where he is the Executive Chef. This month he shares his favorite recipe with us—enjoy!
Peggy Emch’s Beef Carpaccio
This month’s Featured Chef is Peggy Emch of The Primal Parent. Peggy began her paleo journey in 2005 to combat some pretty serious health problems, and has never looked back. Not only is Peggy happy and healthy, she also raises her 6-year-old daughter on a paleo diet, too. Peggy created some spectacular recipes for us this month, so be sure to check ’em out!
Charles and Julie Mayfield’s
Featured Chefs Charles and Julie Mayfield
The summer is nearing an end and the temperatures are starting to cool off. We have teamed up with our friends at Paleo Comfort Foods to bring you the perfect Autumn recipes!
Jen Cereghino’s Mini Steak Medallions
The end of summer is near, but Jen Cereghino from CrossFit Oregon City and Jen’s Gone Paleo has crafted some delicious recipes for us that are the perfect excuse for dining alfresco. So keep procrastinating the back-to-school shopping, fire up the grill, and enjoy these last lazy days of summer.
Garlic-Lime Marinated Flank Steak Tacos
Sarah Fragoso's Smoky Roast
She somehow manages to juggle three boys (Coby, Jaden and Rowan), her husband John, training at Norcal Strength and Conditioning — http://everydaypaleo.com/
Primal Palate's Ribs, Skewers, and Filet
A couple with a passion for health and wellness that presents itself in our cooking — http://www.primal-palate.com
Cider-Braised Pork Shoulder
Pastry Chef at Schroeder’s second restaurant, Banker’s Hill Bar and Restaurant — www.rachelgoing.com/
Meatballs & Sauce
certified lifestyle consultant in New York City - http://www.bkfitness.com
Brussels Sprouts Bacon Slaw Over Rise
author of the blog La Fuji Mama
Autumn Lamb Duo
Pan-Seared Delmonico Steak with Poblanos
Steaks with Three-Herb Oil
Grilled Martini Steak with a Twist
Bison Burgers with crispy herb potatoes and arugula salad
Ancho-Coffee Braised Short Ribs
Dan Whalen writes the popular food blog, The Food in My Beard, read by visitors from around the world.
Lamb Terrine with apricots and hazelnuts
Lemon & thyme roast chicken with asparagus & chickpea salad
Spaghetti and Meatballs
Recently emerged onto the national cooking stage when he launched his food-centric blog “The Sophisticated Gourmet” back in April.
Trio of Rabbit
Syrah Braised Short Ribs with Truffled White Corn Grits and Wild Mushrooms
Rub Your Rib-Eye
Easy Coconut Flaxseed Salmon
Kath Younger writes the popular healthy food blog, Kath Eats Real Food (KERF), read by nearly 10,000 visitors a day from around the world.