Books by Shannon Hayes
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New, updated, and expanded edition!
The Grassfed Gourmet Cookbook: Healthy Eating and Good Living with Pasture-Raised Foods
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– A definitive guide to the health, animal welfare, environmental and culinary benefits of grass-fed foods.
– Simple strategies for finding, preparing, and cooking pasture-raised foods, as well as techniques for getting the most out of your purchases.
– More than 125 delicious recipes by some of today’s best pasture-based farmers, featuring beef, lamb, pork, venison, bison, goat, veal, poultry, rabbit and dairy products.
– Countless tools to help farmers market their products, including cutting instructions, explanations for consumers who choose to buy whole, half and quarter animals, and easy-to-read reference charts matching all the cuts on an animal with the appropriate cooking methods.
“The Grassfed Gourmet Cookbook is a required companion for all of us who wish to enjoy these [pasture raised] foods and support a better way of farming and eating.” –Bruce Aidells, author of The Complete Meat Cookbook and Bruce Aidell’s Complete Book of Pork.
From the back cover:
“Farming is a world of its own, tied more to the ebb and flow of nature than to the pulse of changing food trends.” These words echoed around the globe after Shannon Hayes wrote them in 2004, when the first edition of The Grassfed Gourmet hit the markets, becoming the best-selling grassfed meat cookbook ever written. She changed the world of meat cuisine by grounding it with the common-sense practicality of a farmer, seasoned it with experience from her farm’s meat cutting room, and served it up with a hearty dose of reality that only a parent committed to local food and healthy kids can offer. In this updated and expanded edition, Shannon’s own culinary journey from farmer to foodie and back to the farm resonates as strongly today as it did so many years ago. She has included all the newest data on the nutritional, environmental, social, and animal-welfare benefits of grassfed and pastured meats and dairy products; updated the cooking information with her most recent research, kept all the recipes from the original edition, and tucked in more new recipes and stories than ever before. This is the book that turned thousands of inexperienced readers into savvy meat cooks. It is the book that has turned vegetarians into meat eaters, and the number-one most recommended cookbook by grassfed livestock farmers across the country. If you are new to the world of sustainable meat cookery, The Grassfed Gourmet is the classic that you will turn to again and again.
Homespun Mom Comes Unraveled…and other adventures from the radical homemaking frontier
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An intimate inside look at the family and personal life of one of America’s leaders in sustainable living.
In spite of being hidden away on her family’s mountain farm in the Northern Catskills, Shannon Hayes’ words rang out around the world when she first published Radical Homemakers, a clarion call to men and women everywhere to make hearth and community the center of an ecologically sustainable future. In the face of fierce criticism, she has become the voice of a new generation of parents, farmers and urban and rural homesteaders committed to a life of self-reliance, economic independence, and community interdependence; free from corporate domination, grueling work schedules, and endless hours in the car driving to soccer games and ballet lessons. But the life path she advocates is not an easy one. It is rife with sticky counters, messy projects, dirty laundry, vomiting children, and dusty shelves.
Here, in a collection of 29 essays taken from her popular weekly Tuesday Posts at ShannonHayes.org, Hayes unveils the gritty details of her own radical homemaking life. We see her vulnerabilities, her mistakes, and her greatest lessons as she navigates through myriad topics from family finance and homegrown food, to homeschooling (all the way from sex ed to higher ed), to housekeeping, health care, and the power of community. This collection of heartwarming and humorous tales is sure to energize radical homemakers and inform and inspire countless readers new to this movement to pick up a garden hoe, hang out their laundry, or simply linger a bit longer with friends and loved ones around a home-cooked meal.
Find out what readers have been saying about it here.
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From America’s leading authority on cooking sustainably raised meats comes this concise nose-to-tail guide for home cooks to prepare grassfed beef. Shannon Hayes has selected the best recipes from each of her three prior grassfed cookbooks, combined them with her signature easy instructions and explanations, and served up a simple, easy-to-use cookbook for the newcomer to the world of grassfed beef. This book offers a wide array of time-tested family-friendly recipes, with chapters dedicated to pan-frying and oven roasting; braises, stews and soups; ground beef; grilling and barbecuing, as well as a complete section on using the bones and fat. Free Range Farm Girl: Cooking Grassfed Beef offers clear information on making cut selections, candid explanations about navigating the world of farm-direct purchasing, and up-to-date information about ecologically friendly and humane livestock farming. As with all Hayes’s cookbooks, the culinary concepts are easily learned, and the extensive section covering spice rubs, marinades and sauces will liberate home chefs who long to improvise and invent their own grassfed beef dishes. This little volume is the perfect introduction to Shannon Hayes’s vast writings on the subject of sustainable meat.
Long Way on a Little:
An Earth Lover’s Companion for Enjoying Meat, Pinching Pennies and Living Deliciously
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“Every earth-conscious home cook who wishes to nourish his or her family with sustainable, local, grassfed and pastured meats should be able to do so, regardless of income,” argues Shannon Hayes. “We just have to change how we’re eating.” In her largest, most comprehensive volume to-date, North America’s leading authority on grassfed meat examines the conundrum of maintaining a healthy, affordable and ecologically conscious meat-based diet, while simultaneously paying America’s small sustainable farmers a fair price for their food. The core reference for any home cook, Long Way on a Little is packed with Hayes’ signature delicious no-fail recipes for perfect roasts and steaks cooked indoors and out on the grill, easy-to-follow techniques to make use of the less-conventional, inexpensive cuts that often go to waste, tips on stretching a sustainable food budget, and an extensive section on using leftovers and creating soups. Written with her accessible style and engaging wit, Long Way on a Little not only helps home cooks make the most effective and economical use of their locally raised livestock, it also delivers a practical understanding of the role of livestock in rebuilding a sustainable society. While addressing the topic of making local food more affordable, Hayes also frankly grapples with tough health issues confronting so many Americans today, from diabetes to grain, dairy and gluten intolerance. The result is family-pleasing, nutrient-dense, affordable cuisine that is a joy to prepare, rich in authentic flavor, and steeped in the wisdom of the world’s greatest culinary traditions. She has served up an illustrative and thought provoking guide that is as stimulating to the mind as it is to the palate.
- Recipes for cooking all major cuts of grassfed and pastured meats indoors and out on the grill
- Carbohydrate counts on all recipes for low carb and diabetic diets
- Guide to Grain-free, Legume-free, Dairy-free and Paleo-friendly recipes
- Full-color insert illustrating fundamental techniques for working with whole animals: from grilling steaks and rendering fat, to making soap, salve, candles and more
- Extensive section on soups and leftovers
- Lively, up-to-date discussions of current issues pertaining to sustainable livestock farming in North America
- Money-saving tips for making delicious meals go as far as possible
Advance praise for Long Way on a Little:
Certainly Shannon Hayes’ crowning achievement to date and most carefully researched culinary guide, this gem should grace every omnivore’s kitchen— open, stained, spattered and loved.
—Joel Salatin, Christian libertarian environmentalist capitalist lunatic farmer, author of Folks, This Ain’t Normal and other books
A necessary and important book for the conscious omnivore. Shannon Hayes gives practical advice on sourcing ethical meat and using the whole animal from snout to tail.
—Kelly Coyne and Erik Knutzen authors of The Urban Homestead and Making It: Radical Home Ec for a Post Consumer World
Tired of spending $20/lb on grass-fed ribeye from Whole Foods? Read Long Way on a Little and you’ll never have to do that again.
—Mark Sisson, MarksDailyApple.com and best-selling author of The Primal Blueprint
Since the dawn of life on earth a dynamic interplay of plants and animals has ensured a stable biosphere. In this book you learn about how sustainable meat production not only works but also helps to heal the planet. You will have a full accounting of where your food comes from, and how to prepare nutritious meals for you and your family.
—Robb Wolf, NY Times best-selling author of The Paleo Solution
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Mother Nature has shown her hand. Faced with climate change, dwindling resources, and species extinctions, most Americans understand the fundamental steps necessary to solve our global crises: reduce driving; consume less; increase our self-reliance; buy locally, eat locally, rebuild our local communities.
In essence, the great work we face requires re-kindling the home fires.
Radical Homemakers is about men and women across the U.S. who focus on home and hearth as a political and ecological act; who center their lives around family and community for personal fulfillment and cultural change. It explores what domesticity looks like in an era that has benefited from feminism; where domination and oppression are cast aside, where the choice to stay home is no longer equated with mind-numbing drudgery, economic insecurity, or relentless servitude.
Radical Homemakers nation-wide speak about empowerment, transformation, happiness, and casting aside the pressures of a consumer culture to live in a world where money loses its power to relationships, independent thought, and creativity. If you ever considered quitting a job to plant tomatoes, read to a child, pursue creative work, can green beans and heal the planet, this is your book.
The Farmer and the Grill
A guide to grilling, barbecuing and spit-roasting grassfed meat…and for saving the planet, one bite at a time
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In her first book, The Grassfed Gourmet Cookbook, author and livestock farmer Shannon Hayes introduced a radically simple concept: sustainable practices like pastured-based farming translate into food that is tastier, healthier, and better for both people and the planet.
The key to getting the most out of pasture-raised meats, though, is understanding how to cook them properly. The Farmer and the Grill, Hayes offers useful tips on grilling, barbecuing, and spit-roasting all cuts of pasture-raised meats: beef, lamb, pork, and poultry. Dozens of simple, straightforward recipes provide all the basic cooking instructions, plus directions on how to make a variety of herb rubs, marinades, and barbecue sauces to accompany the meats. Traditional techniques such as Southern barbecue and Argentine-style asado cooking will help readers grill like the pros. And specific notes from pastured-based farmers on dealing with natural variations in grassfed meats will ensure success every time out.
Creative and mouth-watering recipes include Tamari-Orange Whiskey Kebabs, Grilled Steaks in a Cilanto-Olive Paste, and Rack of Lamb with a Spiced Fig Crust. Plus, special sidebars on choosing meats, basic cooking techniques, and other topics mean that socially-conscious cooks will gain a real understanding of grassfed meat and why it is starting to occupy a central place on the American dinner plate.
The Complete Shannon Hayes Library
The Complete Shannon Hayes Library
Includes The Grassfed Gourmet Cookbook, The Farmer and the Grill, Radical Homemakers, Long Way on a Little, Homespun Mom Comes Unraveled, and a “Don’t Over Do It” Kitchen Magnets, all at a 30% discount.