Bison Steak: Eating In The Stone Age Didn’t Always Suck

Weren’t Cavemen Cold and Hungry?

Probably, sometimes.   But the more I invite Stone Age simplicity into my life, the more I realize that there are two sides to this equation.  For all the cold and hungry caveman moments, there were also happy and well-fed moments.  Those happy moments just don’t get the same press.  I’m here to change that.

What Could A Stone Age Dinner Look Like?

Something we "hunted". Bison steaks for dinner.

This is my opinion, but if you were having a five-star dining experience in the Stone Age, it would probably consist of something you hunted and something you gathered.   While we didn’t exactly hunt the bison steaks we got from The Ventura Meat Company, I’m going to pretend we did.

Something we "gathered". Veggies from the garden.

When it comes to the gathering, that was me out in my garden, picking what was available
and trying to figure out what to do with it.  Guess what?  The simple pairing of these steamed veggies and bison steak all came together to become one of the most memorable meals of my life.

The final Stone Age Meal.

What Made This Meal So Special?

  • Simplicity.  In this busy and complicated modern world, it was nice to be reminded by an ancient meal that happiness can be a simple as a full belly on a beautiful night.
  • Satisfaction.  Coming to the realization that happiness and contentment were a part of our ancient heritage was important.  Maybe the point isn’t just to live, but to live well and be satisfied even in the little moments.  It was true then, and its true now.
  • Sustainability.  From the sustainably raised bison to the veggies from our own yard, this meal embodied our goal of living a more sustainable modern life.  If our descendants can enjoy this same type of meal in 20,000 years from now, we got it right.

Final Question: Was It Delicious?

I’ll let the video speak for itself…

 

 

 

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Rod of the North February 21, 2013 at 5:24 am

Bison……. I guess that’s why native Americans didn’t raise cows.
Bison is a little herd to get on the east coast. but when I do find it (and can afford it) I love it.

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Suburban_Stone_Age February 24, 2013 at 7:38 am

@Rod of the North Thanks for your comment, so true.  Bison is worth it when you can get it.

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JuliePaul-Simko March 4, 2012 at 7:18 pm

Yum!  Maybe this is what we should make for our BBQ with the guys come Spring!!

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Rebecca Simpson March 4, 2012 at 9:17 pm

I totally agree! 🙂 It would be the perfect thing!

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CarolG March 4, 2012 at 4:52 pm

I’m not a big steak eater, but your raving about the bison makes me think it’s a must-try. Thanks for sharing the meal (virtually.)
 

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Rebecca Simpson March 4, 2012 at 6:08 pm

It was definitely meal that was a conversation piece. I would give up beef for bison forever if I could only afford it 🙂

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