The Return of the Forgotten Stewing Hen and Using Tacos to Change the World

Kathryn Crockett

TACOS! Beautiful, delicious, zesty chicken tacos. Few can say no to the much-loved shredded chicken taco, even when our New Year’s Resolutions are on the line. Luckily, these tacos are good for you and the planet. You’ve been warned—these tacos might just be your newest addiction.

Guinea Fowl Terrine, from the The Strong Sistas

Ashley & Sarah Armstrong

Sick of just eating plain meat? Looking for a unique way to enjoy some pastured guinea? 

One of our favorite ways to eat guinea fowl is cooked in a terrine.

What the heck is a terrine?

A terrine is traditional in French cuisine and is a meat, fish or veggie mixture that has been cooked in advance and allowed to cool or set in the container. It is cooked and served in a loaf pan, so it's kind of like a meat bread!

Terrine is similar to pate in the sense that it is served cool, but it doesn’t necessarily contain liver and uses a lot more ingredients to give it a unique texture profile. Terrines seem sophisticated, but we are not sophisticated chefs. We wanted to make this a super easy recipe to enjoy a unique and fun recipe.

Guinea Fowl Confit by the Strong Sistas

Ashley & Sarah Armstrong

If a chicken and a duck had a baby…

Have you tried guinea fowl? The taste is similar to wild game, but more delicate, not as strong. We think it tastes like a mix between chicken and duck. 

Nutrient-wise, guinea meat is high in Vitamin K, niacin and Vitamin B1. 

Guineas roam more than any other poultry species, so they are slightly leaner than chicken… making the cooking method pretty important.

Brined Guinea Fowl Recipe, à la Strong Sistas

Ashley & Sarah Armstrong

Pasture raised poultry with juicy meat and crispy skin? Yes please.

This simple, brined guinea recipe is a fool-proof way to ensure tender meat with a crispy skin, AKA: perfection. 

The Strong Sistas' Braised Guinea Fowl

Ashley & Sarah Armstrong

First off, what on earth is a guinea fowl?

Guinea fowl actually originate from Africa and are related to other game birds such as pheasants and turkeys. Guineas eat a ton of bugs, and roam the pastures more so than any other poultry species at White Oak Pastures.

The Strong Sistas' Full Chicken Bone Broth

Sarah Armstrong

Bone broth provides an abundance of vitamins and minerals. Plus ‘wiggly jiggly’ bone broth is a great source of collagen. You can learn about the benefits of bone broth in our recent article on White Oak Pastures' blog. But, not all bone broths are equal. The items you use to make your bone broth (from the source of the bones to the other ‘off-cuts’ added) will make a difference in the nutrient composition and amount of ‘jiggle’ that results. Below you’ll find our favorite recipe for creating the ultimate, great-tasting, nutrient-dense, “wiggly jiggly” bone broth.

Creamy Buffalo Chicken Dip

Corinne Kocher

Need an appetizer that's perfect for a casual party, or The Big Game? Buffalo Chicken Dip combines hot wing flavor with a rich and creamy dip. Made with White Oak Pastures boneless, skinless pasture-raised chicken breasts, this dip is easy to make and seriously delicious.

A warning, from our personal experience: although this dip is easy to make ahead of time, it takes some serious self control to not eat it all... before the game even starts!

Oven-Baked Chili Cheese Dogs

Corinne Kocher

It's hard to turn down a chili cheese dog, especially when it's homemade with White Oak Pastures Natural Pastured Pork Hot Dogs. Easy to assemble, and you can finish in the oven for cheesy, gooey goodness. 

Tender, Slow-Cooked Pulled Pork Sliders

Corinne Kocher

Pulled pork sliders are a guaranteed crowd favorite. Slow cook White Oak Pastures pastured pork for the kind of tender, juicy, and messy sliders that dreams are made of. Top with coleslaw or pickles, and watch them fly off the plate.

Sweet, Smoky Instapot Baby Back Ribs

Corinne Kocher

If you don't have a smoker, you can still make tender, falling-off-the-bone, finger-licking-good ribs with a few quality ingredients, using one of our favorite new appliances: a pressure cooker, commonly called an Instant Pot. 

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Bacon-wrapped pasture-raised chicken legs and smoked sugar-free bacon. Ecological Outcome Verified, non-GMO and Animal Welfare Certified.


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