guest post: mary beth of live. work. design.

I was thrilled that Emily asked me to do a guest post for her while she’s traveling. Being one of Emily’s friends I am fortunate to sample some of the delicious food she prepares and features on A Nutritionist Eats. She’s got great ideas for making any meal healthier and more indulgent! She is keeps me tuned into what’s going on in her food world and that keeps me from ignoring my own!!

Being that I usually blog about design/decor/fashion over on my blog Live.Work.Design (this week’s all about Christmas!). I was really excited to do a “food” post and feature this dinner I made with the help of my fiancé, Andy. And what a help he was! – He shot the deer that provided us the venison for this meal! I have a serious love/hate relationship with hunting; I understand the sport of it, but I do not understand why anyone would want to put a bullet in Bambi’s Mother or Father (tear). None-the-less I am marrying a “hunter” and what better way to show him my approval than honoring his kill with a Grilled Venison Steak, served with Bok Choy Salad and Baked Potato.

1.5 cups olive oil

2 tbsp Mesquite seasoning

1 packet Fajita seasoning

1/4 tsp white pepper

1/2 cup minced garlic

1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce

Combine ingredients for marinade. Tenderize two venison back straps with Jaccard. Marinate meat over night. Grill 2-3 minutes per side and serve!

The meat was really tender and had great flavor. Next time I will look up some kind of sauce to serve with it to keep the meat moist. Call me old-fashioned but it was really cool knowing Andy had hunted this meal for us (maybe it’s the Gather coming out of me). 🙂 And, the deer meat was 100% organic – the deer eat a diet of soybeans, apples and corn (pesticide free!).
Have you ever tried Venison? Any recipe suggestions?



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6 responses to “guest post: mary beth of live. work. design.

  1. Anna

    Great post Mary Beth! Not a super fan of venison but I do love bok choy salad!

  2. Thanks for this great recipe. My brother’s deer hunt so we usually end up with venison each year. I always struggle with how to prepare it. Usually it is ground in chili for us, but I will have to give this a try.

    • ground chili would add a nice kick. thanks for the suggestion! lucky for me (?) we have a lot more of it so i’ll have a chance to try it. keep them coming….(i seriously have a lot of meat)!!

  3. I’m not a big fan of venison but my Aunt and Uncle eat it all the time. They like to make noodle soup with deer meat.
    I believe they also make deer jerky.

  4. Chelsea Ward

    Wow, talk about a meal made from scratch! I don’t think I’ve ever had venison, but am now definitely intrigued by it thanks to your post.

  5. Nice post Mary Beth…Thanks for sharing this..:)

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