November 11, 2015    Monticello, MO
US Wellness Meats Newsletter - In This Issue  

Order Your Free Range Whole Turkeys Before Its Too Late.   

Fresh Chilled Beef Orders need to be in by Friday 13th at 12 Noon CST 

Recipe Corner - Spice Rubbed Turkey

Veterans Day
Thank A Vet Today !!!
Dear John, 
"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."
Declaration of Independence

Today is Veteran's Day and we want to say thank you to all those men and women who have served our country.  Many of them have made the ultimate sacrifice to protect our rights of Life, Liberty, & the Pursuit of Happiness.  For all its faults, we still live in the greatest country and without our soldiers none of it would be possible.  Thank A Vet Today !!!   

If you have not bought your Thanksgiving turkey yet, now is the time!  To ensure delivery with enough time to thaw and prep your bird we highly recommend placing your order this week. 

Cold weather, holiday parties, and rich foods leaves us with only two options - Abstain or pack on those dreaded holiday pounds.  Maybe there is a third option, read Scott's article and learn how to enjoy holiday meals and still avoid packing on those additional holiday pounds.  

Be sure to see the Recipe Corner (below) for another tasty turkey recipe that promises to be worth the effort if you like crispy skin and tender juicy meat from Mel Joulwan at Well Fed

Keep these Ordering Deadlines in mind:   

Now is the time to stock up on your holiday essentials, because the week of Thanksgiving is a short shipping week.  To ensure timely delivery of your holiday order, please have your order placed no later than 10:00 am CST on Wednesday, November 18th.
Fresh Chilled Beef Orders!!!  Fresh Grass-Fed Beef is a real rarity to find, let alone shipped right to your door!  We have several packages available, please visit our special fresh chilled blog for more information and answers to all of your fresh beef questions! This never frozen beef product will arrive fresh and cool to the touch. Please have your order in by 12:00 noon CST this Friday, November 13 to ensure shipping on Wednesday, November 18.

The Paleo-Primal-Price-Foundation is building momentum for the inaugural gathering November 21-22, 2015 in Southridge, MA.  Paul Revere would be proud of the short notice list of attendees to date.  You can be a part of history by registering here.  Democratic principles and open spontaneous collaboration will be abundant amongst this unique collection of food minds focusing on the miracles of smart ancestral nutrition.
Grateful Veteran's Day Regards,

John, Lee Ann, Tressa, Laura, and Deric on behalf of the farm families of US Wellness Meats.  

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Proven Holiday Cheat Meal Strategies
Dr. Serrano and Scott,

What can we do as a family to avoid packing on the holiday pounds while still enjoying some holiday meals?   Last year I gained 14 pounds of body fat from November 1 to January 1.  I fought very hard to get rid of the body fat this year and don't want to relapse.  In addition I would like my arms to be more muscular and well defined.  What training system do you suggest as I make more time to train around the holidays to avoid my in-laws.  What strategies can we implement to burn fat this time of year instead of packing it on?



The key word you mentioned is strategies!  The right Cheat Meal Strategies must be in place to prevent disaster during the holidays which in my opinion start with Halloween.  Left over candy, cold weather, holiday meals, busy work schedules and more can make bad food choices pile up quickly.

Customer Feedback
Beef Marrow Bone Stock

"Great Bone Broth"   

I highly recommend this bone broth! I am using it as part of the GAPS Intro Diet and it is helping. The flavor and smell is mild and the broth gels in the refrigerator which is a good sign about it's quality.

From my search this is the best bone broth available that both has no additional additives and was from a source of grass-finished well treated cows.

Denis G.
Olney, MD

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Recipe Corner
Thanksgiving Turkey
Author: Mel Joulwan - Well Fed   

Ingredients Turkey & Brine: 
  • 2 cups Table Salt 
  • 12-14 lb Turkey, whole   (rinsed thoroughly, giblets, neck & tailpiece removed)
Ingredients Spice Rub:
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons coriander seeds (or 2 teaspoons ground coriander)
  • 1 tablespoon cumin seeds (or 1/2 tablespoon ground cumin)
  • 2 teaspoons mustard seeds (or 1 teaspoon dry mustard)
  • 3 tablespoons sweet paprika
  • 2 tablespoons ground ginger
  • 1 tablespoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons coconut oil, melted
  1. Dissolve salt in 2 gals cold water in large stockpot.  Add turkey refrigerate 4 - 6 hrs.
  2. Mix your dry spices together in small bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and set aside.
  3. Remove turkey from brine and rinse under cool running water. Pat dry inside and out with paper towels. Place turkey breast-side up on flat wire rack set over rimmed baking sheet or roasting pan and refrigerate, uncovered, 8 to 24 hours.
  4. Mix 1-tablespoon spice rub with coconut oil and set aside. Remove turkey from refrigerator and wipe away any water collected in baking sheet; set turkey on baking sheet. Carefully separate skin from breast meat and rub oil/spice rub mixture directly onto breast meat.
  5. Rub 3 tablespoons dry spice rub inside turkey cavity. Apply remaining spice rub to turkey, beginning with back-side up and finishing with breast-side up, pressing and patting to make spices adhere. 
  6. Tuck wings behind back and tie ends of drumsticks together with twine. Set turkey on wire rack, set wire rack on baking sheet, and refrigerate, uncovered, 6 to 24 hours.
  7. Adjust oven rack to lowest position; heat oven to 400 degrees. Place V-rack in large roasting pan and spray with nonstick cooking spray. Set turkey breast-side down on V-rack. Reapply any spice rub that has fallen off. Roast 45 minutes.
  8. Remove roasting pan with turkey from oven; using thick wads of paper towels or potholders, rotate turkey leg/wing-side up. Roast 15 minutes longer. Remove roasting pan with turkey from oven; using thick wads of paper towels or potholders, rotate turkey second leg/wing-side up. Roast 15 minutes longer.
  9. Remove roasting pan with turkey from oven; using thick wads of paper towels or potholders, rotate turkey breast-side up. Roast until thickest part of breast registers 165 degrees and thickest part of thigh registers 170 to 175 degrees on instant-read thermometer, 30 to 45 minutes longer.
  10. Transfer turkey to carving board; let rest 20 to 30 minutes. Carve and serve.

Thanks to Mel Joulwan at Well Fed Ingredients for a Happy Life for this fantastic recipe.  You might be surprised to learn that Mel is a retired Roller Derby girl.  She is the author of the "Well Fed" series of Paleo Recipe books.  In her own words Mel is on a mission to be a superfit, well-fed, dressed-to-kill, glossy-haired, rock-n-roll, tart-tongued detective. You can learn more about Mel by reading her blog or checking out her web site.  

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Farm Photos - US Wellness Cattle

Indian summer in November yields a perfect grazing day.

The leaves are gone but pastures have yet to see a hard killing frost. 
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