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GoodLife Eats

April 25, 2010

I told you I saved the best for last, right? In my opinion anyway. Is your mom an Aspiring Chef? Is she queen of the kitchen? Or maybe she wants to be, but she's just not there yet. This is the perfect gift guide for her.

Sierra Club

Grow a Conscience

April 20, 2010

We know that many legume-loving vegetarians can’t stand the smell of sirloin (and we’re braced for their letters). But we also know that vegetarians make up only 3 percent of the U.S. population, and that most Americans bite into a veggie burger hoping it will taste like ground round. With that in mind, Sierra corralled a panel of professional carnivores and asked them to name their favorite meat substitutes. They didn’t mince words.


Barbecued Beef Chuck Short Ribs — A Nice Treat That You Don’t Want to Share

December 29, 2009

The barbecued ribs were so soft and tender, melt in your mouth delicious. I told my husband that we were probably way over our limit in portion size and could have shared it a little, but as we scarfed it down, we didn’t really care. I made campanelle and pancetta in a smoky goat cheese, and cooked up some orange cauliflower that I froze at the end of the summer.

Parents with Style

“Parents with Style Top Pick 2009” award.

December 14, 2009
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Parents with Style highly recommends buying this years Holiday food products from U.S. Wellness Meats. This food is fabulous and good for you also. We were lucky enough to get to try several products that were sent to us quickly and oh so fresh.



December 8, 2009

The highlight was these Wild Alaskan Halibut filets...from U.S. Wellness Meats...This is another option that a reader recommended for ordering ethical eating approved meat + fish by mail. The company is a Missouri-based cooperative of family farms and offers a huge variety — from jerky to bison to rabbit to seafood.

Food and Recipes
November 23, 2009

With the growing eco-savviness of home chefs, a gift certificate from US Wellness Meats will be an extra special Christmas treat for the gourmets on your gift list...

Mommy Brain Reports
November 15, 2009
Mommy Brain Reports

I was sent a selection of their meats to try out, and my entire family agrees that it is very tender, and flavorful. We smoked the filet mignon, and grilled the skirt steak for tacos. We also made some great BBQ sandwiches out of the shredded beef. We give U.S. Wellness Meats two thumbs up!

Blog Talk Radio

Is Your Cow on Grass?

February 3, 2009

You can't get health from a sick animal! You eat the animal. But did you ever wonder what your steak ate? Get the inside scoops from John Wood of U.S. Wellness Meats.

Listen to the interview.

New York Times

The New York Times:

“It has taken me three years to find a piece of grass-fed beef that is tender, juicy, meaty and available online... the steaks from Grassland Beef [now U.S. Wellness Meats] are satisfyingly delicious.”
— Marian Burros, November 26, 2003

“Four of the ribeye steaks; including one from U.S. Wellness Meats, brought back memories of the beef flavor meat had before cattle were stuffed with grain in feedlots.”
— Marian Burros, August 6, 2006

On Grass-Fed Beef

February, 2009

Bon Appetit Cover

Bon Appetit, “50 Ways to Eat Green,”


29. Eat Grass-Fed Beef

Cows are meant to graze on grass. A corn-based diet actually makes them sick, so they need to be routinely treated with antibiotics. Taking cows out of the feedlot also solves the waste-management problem and helps improve the fertility of the soil. Get the recipe for Grass-Fed Steaks with Kalamata-Olive Chimichurri pictured above.
— Hugh Garvey

Parade Magazine

Parade Magazine, “6 Superfoods to Know,”

March 30, 2008

— Nina Planck

Grass-Fed Beef

All beef is a great source of iron, B vitamins and zinc—three nutrients many Americans don't get enough of. About 50 years ago, we started to fatten cattle on grain instead of grass. But grass-fed beef has many virtues. According to Loren Cordain, a professor in the Department of Health and Exercise Science at Colorado State University, grass-fed beef resembles the wild game our ancestors ate. It contains less fat, less saturated fat, more CLA (an anti-cancer fat) and more omega-3 fatty acids than grain-fed beef.

In Defense of Food

From Michael Pollan's In Defense of Food:

You are what what you eat eats too. That is, the diet of the animals we eat has a bearing on the nutritional quality, and healthfulness, of the food itself, whether it is meat or milk or eggs. This should be self-evident, yet it is a truth routinely overlooked by the industrial food chain in its quest to produce vast quantities of cheap animal protein. That quest has changed the diet of most of our food animals from plants to seeds, because animals grow faster and produce more milk and eggs on a high-energy diet of grain. But some of our food animals, such as cows and sheep, are ruminants evolved to eat grass; if they eat too many seeds they become sick, which is why grain-fed cattle have to be given antibiotics. Even animals that do well on grain, such as chicken and pigs, are much healthier when they have access to green plants, and so, it turns out, are their meat and eggs.

For most of our food animals, a diet of grass means much healthier fats (more omega-3s and conjugated linoleic acid, or CLA; fewer omega-6s and saturated fat) in their meat, milk and eggs, as well as appreciable higher levels of vitamins and antioxidants. Sometimes you can actually see the difference, as when butter is yellow or egg yolks bright orange. What you're seeing is the beta-carotene from fresh green grass.”

“...[I]n the case of beef, keep in mind that all cattle are grass fed until they get to the feedlot; — grass finished — or — 100% grass fed — is what you want.”

Raising Steaks
February 17, 2009

The Oregonian, “What’s Your Beef?.” Journalist Leslie Cole interviews experts Betty Fussell, author of Raising Steaks: The Life and Times of American Beef,

What’s the greenest beef of all?
The green-minded shopper should look for beef that’s grass-finished and humanely cared for. It’s the whole package.

Customer Testimonials

We recently returned from a trip to Argentina. We had been hearing about how great their grass-fed steaks are. They were good, but yours are better.

— Ed F.

I ate my first grass-fed piece of beef today. I can't tell you how good it tasted! I seared both sides in ghee and had a raw zucchini and a few pieces of raw bok choy and I was in heaven. I feel great! Thanks again for all that you do!

— Chris M.

I can't tell you how surprised and delighted I was to receive a call from you this evening about my order....and your generous offer on the extra packages of beef sticks was too kind. I admire the ethics of your company and the healthy products you provide. The quality of your products had already won me over as a consistent customer, but you went way beyond the call of duty today. It was wonderful getting to talk to you and I couldn't let your thoughtfulness go without a big THANK YOU! In a world full of impersonal business dealings because of computers....it is so refreshing to know there are still people with big hearts behind successful business. A wonderful reminder.

— Susan R.

Your website stresses the health benefits of what you sell — which of course we appreciate. We put in an initial order of a bit of everything — lamb, beef, rabbit, turkey, cheese, butter... We are real "foodies" (hate the word, but it does communicate), live in Manhattan, love to cook and go to great restaurants. We have bought meat from everyone from the farmers markets to the best butchers. We have also sampled different "grass fed" suppliers on the internet. The quality of your meats and dairy products is really great. The clean taste of grass fed coupled with an amazingly full flavor. Really just delicious. Keep doing what you are doing — you are filling an underserved niche. Thank you.

— Julie H.

My mum and I have so enjoyed our shipment of liver; incredibly beautiful, such that I hardly could bring myself to cook it; however, cooked it was, and incredibly flavorful, without being sinewy. We also ordered the Amish cheese for Christmas celebrations at our home. Our guests made statements such as, “this is the best cheese I ever tasted, nothing like in the market, where did you get this?' Certainly the source was revealed. We were also quite impressed with the expedient shipping and packaging of product for our latest order. Please know, I have recommended your company to friends. Keep up the extraordinary work you do. America needs more of you.

— Charmaine B.

Just wanted to let you know that the beef bacon is outstanding. It is a great complement to breakfast, lunch or dinner and used in numerous recipes that call for bacon as a flavor enhancer. Thanks for adding this into the already superb lineup of great grass-fed products.

— Ken & Megan S.

I had to write and thank you for your slow roasted shredded beef with barbeque sauce. I had tried the regular a while back, and gave it a try with my recent order. WOW! It's wonderful. We're big barbeque nuts here in N.C., and I served the shredded beef with barbeque sauce to a few guests and they were hooked! I'm sorry now that I didn't order more than 2lb! I did order 25 lbs. of hamburger, so I'll just have to fix it first! Thanks again for providing, safe, healthy, beef and beef products.

— Sloan K.

Our daughter (2 1/2 years old) has numerous food allergies. Your beef, lamb and bison products are a Godsend. She became immediately sick from beef and lamb bought in a regular store and even organic meats purchased in health food stores that were corn fed. She has only been eating grass-fed meats and free range poultry for a year now and is gaining weight and growing wonderfully. Your chuck roast is wonderful. I make it in a crock pot with only a small amount of filtered water and salt (she is allergic to the usual seasonings). The flavor is incredible and so tender I can cut it with a fork! Thank you for your wonderful products!

— Margaret M.

Just a note to let you know that I received my order of ribeye steak, and it is absolutely the best tasting highest quality beef I have ever had! Thank you!

— Larry M.

Thanks so much for your pemmican bars! I've been trying to pursue a Paleo diet for the last 6-7 years and these bars make a perfect, convenient breakfast bar on the way to work. I have 1/2 bar every morning for breakfast and I love them. Everyone makes a joke about my "fat" bars and how they can't be healthy; but I have been able to educate those with "open minds" about the Paleo diet rationale and some become very interested. To anyone interested, your website along with eatwild.com are the two sites I steer them to (no pun intended). Thanks so much.

— Bill H.

I was recently introduced to your U.S. Wellness Meats and I just wanted to reach out and let you know how happy you have just made one man! I used the filet for a carpaccio recipe I have from the River Cafe in London with Thyme Salmoriglio and it was perfect. This dish depends greatly on the taste and texture of the filet and I've made it maybe 30-40 times in my life. This was the best. By far! In part, because of the story behind it, but mostly because it was the tastiest, most tender filet I've ever had. Thank You! To top it off, my girlfriend and I made some fabulous Moroccan meatballs with the lamb, along with couscous and yet again I was blown away by the taste of the lamb through the North African spices was exquisite and the execution was perfect, of course! Successive waves of happiness! Once again thanks for providing this Englishman with a really elevated experience — I can't wait to try the range. Best wishes — from your most recent convert.

— Simon K.

I just have to tell you how PLEASED my parents were with the tenderloin filet mignon! My father called me last night, and he said that of all the steaks he has had, in various restaurants, this was without a doubt the very best! He had heard of grass-fed beef, and he was absolutely astounded at the flavor! (I had been worried that without the fat for flavor, it might not be that tasty — boy, was I wrong!) Thank you so much. I am spreading the word about U.S. Wellness Meats!

— Barbara Y.

I want you to know that I love the way you do business. I love that you have integrity and I love that you care about your customers. As a result, I tell a lot of people about U.S. Wellness Meats and many are now happy customers. Your company is a pleasure to share with others.

— Jo Anne C.

I recently received my first order from you guys. I live in St. Louis County, Missouri, and as you know, a few weeks ago our temperatures were up in the low 100s, and the humidity was almost thick enough to shower in. I was calling myself all sorts of names for ordering frozen meat during weather like that. I figured it was going to arrive here "already cooked" because of the weather. I WAS SO HAPPY TO SEE THE MEAT ARRIVE HERE STILL FROZEN!!!!!! :-) We cook the roasts in a crockpot and they always turn out real nice, but last night, using our Flavorwave and your ribeyes, my husband and I ate the best steaks we've ever had. The people who buy your meats really need to own one of those Flavorwaves. The difference is incredible. I don't care about meat all that much, but after tasting last night's ribeyes, I just ordered more ribeyes from you guys. Eating meat never tasted so good. THANK YOU.

— Renee C.

I cooked two of the 75% ground beef patties. They were fabulous—the smell and flavor reminded me of the meat I used to eat as a child. Many years ago my father was a butcher and owned a small shop. The beef we ate then had real flavor and the melted fat was like butter.' Over the years we forgot just how good real meat tastes like. We will definitely be reordering.

— Joan F.

Would you believe I was once a vegetarian for over 10 years? That is until I began to understand that my health problems largely stemmed from a diet too high in carbohydrates and too low in quality protein. Since I have switched to a diet which primarily consists of grass-fed beef and vegetables, I have effortlessly optimized my weight and lowered my bad cholesterol,' increased my energy, and feel great. I now understand the importance of eating quality protein at every meal, and I bring your beef jerky with me to work where I can snack on it throughout the day.

— Diana S.

I want to let you know that I've been purchasing your Braunsweiger and Liverwurst. I am THRILLED that you are making these products!! They are absolutely delicious, and give me an opportunity to eat grass-fed liver several times a week, especially when I get too busy to prepare a regular liver dish. Eating these products takes me back to my childhood days of liverwurst sandwich lunches with my grandparents, something I used to always look forward to. So, here's a big *thank you* for providing these and other great grass-fed meat products so that even "city folks' like us can eat healthy, traditional foods.

— Michael S.

I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank you all for doing what you do. The meat I've received from U.S. Wellness Meats has been exceptional; knowing that it comes from sustainable farms with the land and the consumers interest at heart is just icing on the cake. I'm such a fan of your product that I've taken to giving away your meat as presents, and my family and friends were equally satisfied. The discount you gave me is wonderful, but I'm going to be a customer for a long time because of the quality of your business.

— Mike F.

I just wanted to take a minute to send a short note and thank you for your products. I'm so thankful I found a reliable company to order beef and things from that I know are organic and grass fed with no hormones or antibiotics. In a world that insists on convenience food and processes everything "convenience" and still know I'm doing something good for my family. The first order I placed was more than we expected. My husband said the butter took him back 30 years to his Mamaw's kitchen when he helped her make homemade butter. I just placed my second order and I'm excited to get it. Thanks again!

— Tabitha G.

I just got my order today. I decided to stop eating beef a few years ago after learning how the lipid profile of grain-fed animals are changed. I haven't had any beef for years, I just had a fabulous steak and feel like a queen, no make that a king. Although I don't eat much meat, I was tired of eating organic, free-range chicken and nitrate-free turkey bacon. I was very happy with the taste of my beef and can't wait to try the cheese, I learned about your products at goneraw.com.

— Rachel D.

I just received my very first order from you today. I tried your beef bologna sausage and it is AWESOME!! All my life I have disliked bologna. The only reason I bought this one was to give it to my mother because she likes bologna. But I wanted to taste it before I gave it to her and I couldn't put it down. It is so good!! My late uncle used to be a butcher and owned his own meat store. He used to make this awesome deer meat summer sausage and I couldn't get enough of it! After he died I went through withdrawals. I have bought all kinds of summer sausages from numerous places and other kinds of sausages but none of them tasted even close to my uncle's sausage. But your beef bologna sausage tastes almost identical to my uncle's!! I am so happy I bought that bologna for my mom or I would never have known how good it was. I'll just have to buy my mom some more bologna later on because this one's gone! Ha!! Keep up the good work!

— Robert C.

We're sold on U.S. Wellness Meats! So far, the meats we've tried have all tasted absolutely delicious and did not leave that heavy, over-full feeling. Also, your customer service is excellent, the best I've encountered in a very long time. Keep up the good work and we'll keep buying your beef. We don't anticipate ever going back to the heart stopping, artery clogging, gut-busting beef sold in our local supermarket.

— Teresa B.

It is true that eating a good diet based on grass-fed meat, grass-fed fats and grass-fed dairy is the best (and tastiest) way to lose weight. And I speak from experience.

I have always been large and heavy, ever since my football days. I tried a number of diets to lose weight. None of them worked, and the effect on my health was so bad that I decided to accept my bulk and make the best of it.

Well, I'm still large, but I've dropped more than thirty pounds and lost two inches off my waist in the last year, without even trying. And I am continuing to steadily lose weight. I eat all I want, and I never feel hungry or deprived after a meal. I avoid all factory foods, unsaturated oils, and soft drinks, and try to eat only the good natural foods that my ancestors thrived on. I eat plenty of grass-fed beef, grass-fed bison, grass-fed lamb, wild shrimp, wild seafood, grass-fed cheese, grass-fed butter, grass-fed beef tallow, grass-fed lamb tallow, and unrefined coconut oil.

I still eat potatoes, but I always cook then in plenty of good grass-fed fat. The fat seems to stop the negative effect of the carbs. I still eat good natural bread, but I make sure to smother each piece with plenty of grass-fed butter. (by the way, the grass-fed butter you sell is the best I've ever had.)

At 56, I am in the best health of my entire life, by far. U.S. Wellness provides the majority of the good food that I eat.

— Stan F.