The Dakota Diet is not a fad diet; it can help you rediscover the benefits of healthy fats and enjoy hearty American foods while losing weight and improving your health. It is high in good omega-3 fatty acids found in abundance in flax seed, soy, buffalo, fresh fish, and wild game.
The diet focuses on nutrient-dense, low-calorie foods, such as fresh fruits and vegetables and whole grains. The meat is from animals that are allowed to graze on grasses, such as buffalo, which has less fat and fewer calories than meat from grain-fed animals. And, the diet is also high in soluble fiber found in beans, barley, and oats--foods that help balance cholesterol. This book will show you how to find and prepare wonderful foods full of healthy fats, featuring delicious recipes for grass-fed buffalo and wild game, vegetables, grains and salads straight from the prairie.
Introducing our first Wild Idea Buffalo Calendar for 2017! Beautiful bison photos, with facts on the bison and the prairie. Plus two new recipes!
Wild Idea Buffalo Company is excited to announce Dan O'Brien's new book, Wild Idea, Buffalo & Family in a Difficult Land. Dan's new book is currently available and each copy is signed by the author himself.
Wild Idea is a book about how good food choices can influence federal policies and the integrity of our food system, and about the dignity and strength of a legendary American animal. It is also a book about people: the daughter coming to womanhood in a hard landscape, the friend and ranch hand who suffers great tragedy, the venture capitalist who sees hope and opportunity in a struggling buffalo business, and the husband and wife behind the ranch who struggle daily, wondering if what they are doing will ever be enough to make a difference. At its center, Wild Idea is about a family and the people and animals that surround them - all trying to build a healthy life in a big, beautiful, and sometimes dangerous land.
For twenty years Dan O’Brien struggled to make ends meet on his cattle ranch in South Dakota. But when a neighbor invited him to lend a hand at the annual buffalo roundup, O’Brien was inspired to convert his own ranch, the Broken Heart, to buffalo. Starting with thirteen calves, “short-necked, golden balls of wool,” O’Brien embarks on a personal journey that returns buffalo to his land for the first time in more than a century and a half.
Buffalo for the Broken Heart is at once a tender account of the buffaloes’ first seasons on the ranch and an engaging lesson in wildlife ecology. Whether he’s describing the grazing pattern of the buffalo, the thrill of watching a falcon home in on its prey, or the comical spectacle of a buffalo bull wallowing in the mud, O’Brien combines a novelist’s eye for detail with a naturalist’s understanding to create an enriching, entertaining narrative.