When it comes to putting a tasty primal meal together, you can get really creative with this delicious game mix. In fact it’s so good it’s won an award. FoodNW Heart Awards judged it excellent – and we’re not arguing. With it’s mix of four different meats, three of which come from the wild and one as close as can be, this is one hearty paleo treat.
In each 500g bag of diced game mix there is a selection of some of these possible meats depending on season and availability – It is always delicious:
Venison: The venison is sourced directly from sustainably managed estates in Cumbria and Lancashire. The deer range free on large areas of diverse land and forage naturally. This is of benefit to the ecology of the environment and the benefit of us when the meat come our way. It is as close to paleo as you can get without a spear and a loincloth!
Pheasant: A staple of many an estate and part of the economy of that keeps the estates alive. Pheasant is rich and gamey, full of flavour and in a stew, just perfect. We can’t guarantee that the birds that come from the estates are grain free, but these pheasant live free and wild and add to the ecology of the area.
Rabbit: Wild rabbit. Let’s face it, there’s plenty of it around, especially in the north west of England. Relatively overlooked in the UK as a food source these days, rabbit is more commonly viewed as a pest. Which is a shame, because when cooked well, rabbit is just so, so tasty. And it’s never better than when in a stew.
Turkey: From the primal point of view this is the odd man out, as the turkey is farmed, not wild. However, this mix is so good, we’re inclined to turn a blind eye just this once. In its defense, the turkey is free range and comes from a farm where animal welfare is a priority.
When you think of a wild game mix, the first thought has to be game pie. If you’re on a strict paleo diet, pastry is a bit of a problem, but these pastry recipes will see you right. As for the game mix itself, get plenty of root vegetable in the pot then simmer it in this wonderful bone broth. The end result would have your Paleo ancestors positively green with envy!
Caroline is a ‘Certified Primal Blueprint Expert’ and although we can’t comment on individual cases or offer any professional advice directly we generally advocate an ancestral health approach to diet and wellness. All comments regarding health are based on a picture built up over years of researching scientific literature and working with leading experts in the field of nutrition. By way of a reference for these comments, we have compiled a pinterest board with a range of research and informative articles on the subject. Enjoy.