Bison Meatballs Mariel Lewis November 28, 2012 American, Dairy Free, Entrees, For the Fit, Game Meat, Gluten Free, Low Carb, Paleo, Soy Free 11 Comments This weekend was a great one. I had four days to recover, lay low and spend time with family. Thanksgiving day started nice and quiet. My husband and I took our sweet time to prepare our breakfast/mid-morning smoothies (since we were fasting), we bundled up, and drove downtown to take a nice little stroll right in the heart of the city. Downtown was way deserted (everyone must've been with their families), which hardy ever happens...we were able to find parking space so easy! The day was bright and the skies were blue, still, it was chilly enough for us to be able to layer up and get cozy. During our stroll, Preston and I talked about our goals, dreams and upcoming lifestyle changes; walks soothe the soul, they are always so refreshing and needed. I love walks, especially when its nice and cold outside; take a hot drink and you're in for a treat. After our downtown visit, we went home, picked up some goodies we had prepared for the family and went to our 1st Thanksgiving stop: my aunt's house. Lunch was delightful...full of flavor and great textures, not to mention the wonderful people we were gathered around. Once lunch was over, we headed to my in-laws' house...our second Thanksgiving stop. There, we enjoyed wine, lovely conversations, board games and good laughs. It was so lovely in fact that we didn't leave until 1am :). Long day, right? Who cares...no getting up early the next day! Black Friday was pretty mellow. We got ourselves a new washer and dryer, for which we are super stoked about, but that was all the shopping for the day...and it was done online. Score! We try to avoid the mall and shopping centers as much as possible on Black Friday...it can get pretty ugly in there. Then, when my hubby got off work, we finished the day visiting our in-laws again, where we had a bunch of good eats (tons of salad - with pomegranate seeds! - and leftover turkey). On Saturday and Sunday, hubs and I hit the gym hard, since we felt like we needed it pretty bad, and spent the rest of the time working on personal projects. This was by far my best part of the weekend; one of our favorite things to do is be by each other working on our entrepreneurial endeavors and creating/designing things that will make our lives easier/better. Soon enough we'll let you know what we've been up to lately (creative-wise), so stay tuned! Soooo, yeah, that pretty much sums up my weekend. Now on to the really good stuff: saucy bison meatballs. This creation is very Italian-esque, full of tomato sauce and good herbs. My husband couldn't get enough of it. He loved it...and so did I 😉 Get the full recipe here! 11 Responses Raymond Duke December 2, 2012 I’m so making these this week. I bought all the ingredients yesterday. Do you have any recommendations on what to eat them with? Mariel Lewis December 2, 2012 Hi Raymond! Yeah, a nice greens salad with cherry tomatoes, avocado, sweet peppers, slivered almonds and olive oil/balsamic vinegar would make a wonderful side dish for these…or you could always make cauliflower/parsnip mash Raymond Duke December 3, 2012 I’m going to go with your first suggestion, the salad. I have spinach, sunflower kernels, olives, feta, and olive oil/balsamic vinegar. The salad you recommended sounds good, but to make it I would have to make another trip to the market. And cauliflower/parsnip mash? That’s a new one, as is most recipes I find here on your site. Keep up the good work! I share the recipes I find here with my friends. Joshua - realfooding.net December 4, 2012 Found this while searching for bison recipes. The pistachios are a nice touch. Will definitely be back to the site. Added to realfooding.net. Jessica Primrose January 23, 2013 I’m making these tonight! We just bought a bison and I love finding new bison recipes to make for my husband. Thanks jessica McCarthy April 15, 2013 My husband and I love this recipe! We really weren’t too sure about paleo until this meal and now I think it will be a bit easier to talk him into it 😀 Mariel Lewis April 16, 2013 Hi Jessica! That’s so awesome! Makes me so happy to know that this recipe might help your husband consider following the Paleo lifestyle! I’m sure he’ll love it though…not only are there super delicious Paleo recipes out there, but Paleo helps with digestion, with energy levels and overall health. Keep me posted on you’re guys’ Paleo journey. Victoria July 12, 2013 I made these the other day & they were delicious! !! I used red onion instead because its what I had. I will definitely make these again Yummy! !! Mariel Lewis November 2, 2013 Thanks for your positive comment, Victoria! Michael Shapiro September 8, 2013 This was excellent! Trying it with turkey this week. Skipped the pistachios since we didn’t have any handy. The sauce is very good. Mariel Lewis November 2, 2013 Thanks, Michael!