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Roasted Garbanzo Beans with Swiss Chard and Garlic

Posted by Jack McCann | Tags: recipes, vegetarian, sides

This is a great side dish that goes with everything... or it could even be a main dish if you prefer!



Everyone Needs a Sous Chef

Posted by Jack McCann | Tags: article, member news

Cooking is so much more fun if someone else does the prep work and the long cooking steps. Our new Sous Chef meals are the perfect thing for those who want a fantastic meal without all of the work and dishes, but still want pasture raised meats and organic spices. We've worked and worked on our favorite recipes to include them all in this fantastic mix. I can't wait to hear what YOU think and to adjust the next batch!



Our favorite healthy chocolate treat

Posted by Jack McCann | Tags: recipes, dessert, newsletter, sugar-free

As we learned more about nutrition and human biology, it became clear that excess grains and refined sugar was bad for us... and not in the 'some day' sense, but noticeable right now. However, we still love chocolate and needed a way to get our fix...



The Best $2 Kitchen Tool Ever

Posted by Jack McCann | Tags: article, tools, news

One of the biggest challenges to cooking and eating real food is clean up. We write our recipes in a way to reduce the amount of dishes to wash afterwards. However, this tool makes cleaning the dishes SO much easier. I literally use it every single day.



Amazing Banana Pancakes

Posted by Jack McCann | Tags: eggs, recipes, newsletter, breakfast

Kids love pancakes. The trouble is that even gluten free ones are full of processed flour which are really hard on developing bodies. These 'cakes' are a HUGE hit with our kids and we love how healthy they are.



Savory and Sweet Pot Roast with Root Veggies

Posted by Jack McCann | Tags: beef, recipes, roasts

This recipe is a little more work than a basic pot roast, but it really is fantastic. Give it a shot!



Chicken Pot Pie

Posted by Jack McCann | Tags: recipes, chicken, shredded chicken, drumsticks, thighs, video

A classic favorite but it tastes SO much better with our TC Farm chicken. Something to warm you up on these cold January evenings!



Grass Fed No More - USDA drops standard for grass fed beef

Posted by Jack McCann | Tags: news, newsletter

Wow. One thing I've learned over the years is that all the claims made on labels in the store pretty much mean nothing. We started farming in the first place because we couldn't find any small local farmers doing everything we wanted. Now that the USDA AMS has dropped their standard for 'grass fed', that label can mean literally anything.



Risotto

Posted by Jack McCann | Tags: sides, recipes, bones, newsletter

Risotto is really simple to make, but it is outstanding when done right. The trick is having patience as well as good rice and broth. It can be a stand alone meal or a side dish. I love taking the time to caramelize the onions this recipe calls for...



Farming Perks for Parents

Posted by Jack McCann | Tags: newsletter, farm

Having kids on a farm is full of different sort of challenges our suburban upbringing didn't quite prepare us for. Overall it is great though. Here is one perk I appreciated today...



No Way to Know Where Your Meat is From

Posted by Jack McCann | Tags: newsletter, news

Do you know where your meat is from? Meat labeling laws have been repealed. There is no longer a requirement for meat to indicate its country of origin.



Paprika Beef Stew

Posted by Jack McCann | Tags: recipes, beef, roasts

This is our favorite recipe for beef chuck roasts. We love to make up a bunch of it and freeze portions for later use.



Gotta Have it Pate'

Posted by Jack McCann | Tags: recipes, sides, chicken, liver

Liver, a ‘traditional food’, is very nourishing yet does not have a presence in most modern households. If you have never given liver a chance, this is a great way to try it.



Guide to Using Fresh Herbs

Posted by Jack McCann | Tags: article, cooking tips

Our cookbook often calls for adding herbs to a recipe. The good folks at Cooksmarts came up with an amazing infographic to help you out when you're ready to branch out and try something new.



The Best Eggnog

Posted by Jack McCann | Tags: dessert, recipes, eggs, newsletter

If you're going to splurge and have eggnog, you really ought to make it yourself. It is quite easy and delicious!

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