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Lamb Stew over Charred Eggplant Puree

This is a riff on Sultan’s Delight, a traditional Turkish dish of braised lamb over a roasted eggplant mash. Like all “traditional” dishes, there are countless variations on the theme, and you have a lot of flexibility in how you season the dish. I eliminated the typical addition of flour to thicken the eggplant, and […]

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Buffalo and Mushroom Loaf with Caramelized Onions

Continuing my buffalo kick with this easy, vegetable-filled meatloaf, made without grain-based fillers.  Things like bread and oats have traditionally been added to meatloaf to stretch the meat, but they are not really needed as a binder. For this recipe I added finely chopped cremini mushrooms and carrot to the ground buffalo, and topped it […]

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Red Wine-Braised Buffalo Short Ribs

While I typically try to locally-source any meat in our diets, after reading Buffalo for the Broken Heart I became a fan of Wild Idea Buffalo.  The book is an excellent read, and the overall philosophy regarding sustainable and humane practices is one I support.  Given that, I recently ordered some of their products, including […]

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Grilled Bison with Rosemary Garlic Butter

Colorado has a great deal of ranch land, so when I am looking for local, pastured meat for the grill, bison is a widely available and delicious choice.  Also known as buffalo, bison is really lean and has a rich, mineral flavor that works well with this easy recipe for compound butter.  I grilled these […]

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Mustard Roasted Venison with Mushrooms

Mustard Roasted Venison with Mushrooms

I recently made a quick trip to Indiana to visit my folks, and on the flight back I was fortunate to have a well-wrapped venison loin tucked into my carry on.  Wild game is one of the things I both love and feel good about eating, and this gift was courtesy of my brother Vince.  […]

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Slow-Roasted Goat Tacos, Plus Mild Pontificating on Cuteness

Before our C.S.A. shares ended, I ordered up some pastured meat for the freezer–soup bones, a lovely piece of pork belly, and a goat roast.  I had never eaten goat, largely because I find them so cute and endearing, but I am a believer that if you are going to eat meat it should be […]

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