December 16, 2015    Monticello, MO
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Recipe Corner - Coconut-Crusted Chicken Tenders with Pineapple Dipping Sauce (See Below)

Maureen Quinn - Strongwoman Champion Update  

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For your favorite guy or gal any of our great steak selections, ribeyes, NY strips, t-bones, are sure to please.  Our best selling sugar-free pork bacon is always a big hit.  We also recently restocked several of our wild caught seafood selections.

Man's Best Friend will love any of these treats: pet burger, ground duck backs, ground chicken backs, or beef marrow bones

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Long time supporters of US Wellness Meats, Alaena Haber of  Grazed and Enthused and Dr. Sarah Ballantyne of The Paleo Mom recently released their new AIP cookbook, "The Healing Kitchen."  They set out with a goal to create a resource completely accessible to everyone, regardless of budget, time limitations, or access to specialty grocers and they have delivered!  Check out the Healing Kitchen Giveaway prize pack worth over $1000.00.

You will find one of their delicious recipes, Coconut-Crusted Chicken Fingers with Pineapple Dipping Sauce below in the Recipe Corner.  This is definitely an upgrade to a traditional kids favorite that you'll want to make for yourself! 

Most of us just want to make it up the stairs or bring in the groceries without feeling winded, but 120 lb microbiologist Maureen Queen regularly lifts cars and tree trunks.  Learn more about the incredible journey of Strongwoman Champion Maureen Quinn and how her US Wellness based eating plan helped her become one of the strongest and most athletic women in the United States.  Maureen's diet includes our pemmican, bone marrow broth, and tallow.

Doing something thoughtful for others has always made you feel good inside, but now
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Providing help to friends, acquaintances, and even strangers can mitigate the impact of daily stressors on our emotions and our mental health, according to new research published in Clinical Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science.

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I love the bacon ends! They are perfect for those quick morning hash concoctions. I had some very large chunks in my pack. Some were mostly fat and others were mostly meat. All in all a perfect combination for my intended uses. This morning I fried some up with some onions, mushrooms and green chard. ♪♫ Oh Happy Day ♪♫

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chicken tenders
Coconut-Crusted Chicken Tenders with Pineapple Dipping Sauce       
Author: Alaena Haber

Prep Time:  10 min
Cook Time: 6 min
Total Time: 16 min (+ 1 1/2 hrs to marinate)
Serves: 2-3

  • 1 (14-ounce) can pineapple chunks
  • 1 tablespoon blackstrap molasses
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon fish sauce
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 teapsoon fine sea salt
  • 1 pound chicken tenders
  • 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  1. Prepare the dipping sauce: Drain the pineapple and reserve the juice. Transfer the pineapple chunks to a blender with the molasses, honey, fish sauce, and 2 tablespoons of the reserved juice, setting the rest of the juice aside for use in Step 2. Blend on high speed until a smooth, thin sauce forms. Set this dipping sauce aside in a small serving bowl.
  2. Whisk together 1/3 cup of the remaining pineapple juice, lime juice, and salt. Marinate the chicken in the liquid in a large plastic bag in the refrigerator for 1 to 1 1/2 hours.
  3. Remove the chicken from the marinade and place on a work surface. Spread the shredded coconut on a shallow plate. Roll each chicken tender in the coconut until coated on all sides.
  4. Heat the coconut oil in a very large skillet over medium-high heat. Ideally, you want to cook all the chicken in one batch to prevent the coconut oil from burning, but avoid crowding the pan. Fry the chicken tenders for 2 to 3 minutes per side, until cooked through. If cooking in two batches, wipe out the skillet between batches and then add additional coconut oil to the skillet.
  5. Serve the chicken tenders immediately with the pineapple dipping sauce.
Alaena Haber was diagnosed with Hashimoto's at age 19 and suffered with some pretty crummy symptoms for years before she realized the key to disease management was diet and stress reduction. She is the founder of website Grazed and Enthused which is a whole foods site that offers creative and flavorful dishes for food lovers and health seekers.   

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John Wood and Mr. John Bruce admiring his outstanding pasture five minutes after his cattle had moved to a fresh paddock. This is some of the finest grazing land in the world under our feet.

Mr. Bruce has some of the original stone fences constructed by prison labor when the Island of Tasmania was settled in the 1800's. These are very happy cows anticipating a paddock move moments away with the Bass Strait in the background.
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