What happens when you cook with U.S. Wellness Meats products?   Culinary magic.

Katie Goodman

Katie Goodman
freelance writer, chef and blogger

Katie Goodman believes that part of the goodness in life is sharing good food with friends and family. She's a SAHM determined to make family meal time a priority while providing a variety of healthy and delicious food choices. Katie blogs at goodLife {eats} where she shares what she finds good in the kitchen and in life. Katie also contributes to Craftzine, Tablespoon, and Paula Deen Online. Read Katie's blog at www.goodlifeeats.com. Find her on Twitter at @goodlifeeats.

Q: How did you get involved in cooking to begin with? Was it something you learned to love early on or did you come to it later?

A:I have always been in the kitchen as far back as I can remember. I loved cooking as a child and as I grew older I learned to experiment and try new recipes. Cooking (and eating) has always been a passion of mine.

Q: Why is eating grass-fed meat is important? How does it affect my cooking?

A: Choosing grass-fed when possible is a recent change of mine. I haven't found a place near me where these options are readily available, so USWM is the perfect solution. I could have grass-fed meats shipped directly to me without leaving the house. I am a busy mom, so the more errands I can get done online the better! The taste alone is amazing. The grass-fed meat I've tried from USWM so far is definitely more tender and full of flavor than traditional meats. You don't have to go though as much to get it to taste good. It's rich on its own.

Q: Is it just about health or more than that?

A: It's a combination for me. Health reasons as well as taste and quality. We just like it better all around and it's nice to know that it's better for us.

Q: How did I learn about grass-fed meats?

A: I've heard mentions and read articles on it before here and there since it's become a hot topic in the food world. It wasn't until this year that I learned about USWM.

Q: Why is it so important to have the right ingredients?

A: Well, I'm going to contradict this question a little bit and say that it's not always important to have the "right" ingredients, but perhaps the best quality ingredients. Many of our family's recipes have come about because I didn't have a certain ingredient. I made substitutions, variations and created entirely new recipes, but I feel very comfortable doing that and have a lot of experience in the kitchen so things work out more often than not. What's important to me is having quality ingredients and knowing what ingredients work best together.