About Me

I definitely didn’t grow up hunting but I sure am glad that I married into it.

I enjoy finding healthy and creative ways to prepare the mysterious game cuts in our freezer.  I started this blog when I realized that my hunting significant other was the marrying type and I had better learn how to clean out a chest freezer in a year.  I was looking for a resource to help me with this feat.  I wanted healthy meals, simplicity, and pretty pictures.  I also wanted a fun project and my own connection to hunting.

Over the past five years I have learned that food isn’t just about filling your belly.  I’ve experienced first hand how clean and nutrient rich food fuels your entire body as well as mind.  With two small mouths to feed, in addition to mine and Mark’s, it’s important to me to know where my food comes from.  While I don’t claim to be a 100% organic locavore, I do my best to make the healthiest choices I can everyday while still enjoying the fun of eating good food.

I hope that within this blog you find a little guidance, inspiration, and fun.

Thanks for visiting!

If you ever have any questions or comments along the way, please don’t hesitate to contact me at katie@fromforesttofork.com.  I also love to receive recipes and tips so PLEASE send them along as well.

23 Responses to About Me

  1. Scott A Seacat says:

    Katie:

    I hope you “love” the freezer. It sure looks like it will be very full this year with caribou and bison. Kathy has an old recipe for canned wild game that Mark will remember. It is easy and is from John Armstrong’s mother. Give it a try.

    Your blog showed up on my Google Reader that I have synced with my new Droid X. I will follow your wild game adventures.

    Love,

    Scott

  2. Kari Bates says:

    Hi Katie! My husband (who is slightly obsessed with your husband) sent me your blog and I love it! It has already given me some great ideas. Keep it up 🙂 Kari (St. Augustine, Florida) 🙂

  3. Ruthie Lile says:

    Hi Katie! Our husbands kind of run in the same circle of guys…you and I have never met, but we did attend the same wedding (Beth & Brendan’s) this past summer. I too have the “freezer dilemma” however, I am not that fond of cooking…but, since nobody else is doing it, I am forced too! I do like to cook healthy, and do want to use what my man (and myself!) have provided for our family. Thanks for all the great ideas, can’t wait to try them out (most excited about the granola though!) Anyway, my mother is an amazing cook and raised us on wild game too. She always mixed 7up with her marinades and it acted as a fantastic tenderizer. In a pinch I have used Diet Coke! Just thought I would share that tip w/ you! Keep bringing on the recipes girl~Ruthie

    • Katie Seacat says:

      Hi Ruthie,

      Thanks for the tip about the 7up. I will definitely try that one of these days!! Mark also passes on his thanks to your husband for making great arrow rests! I hope to run into you one of these days and would love any favorite recipes you have to share.

      Katie

  4. Rudy says:

    Katie,
    It will continue to be a love/hate relationship. You will find a lot of ways to prepare the meats, it may become a burden when more and more people ask you to make the wonderful meal again and again, while you want to try something new!

    You may really hate it “IF” the freezer ever becomes empty! But, I don’t think that will EVER happen!

    Rudy

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  6. Nanette says:

    Katie: I really need to chat with you. I’m a NY gal who was gifted wild game….have a few questions to ask. I emailed you at katie@fromforesttofork.com, but it came back “undeliverable”. Is there another email? Thanks in advance. N
    cucinananette.blogspot.com

  7. deaghaidh says:

    Heya,

    Just ran across this blog looking for Elk Steak cooking ideas. This is great! I’ve already forwarded it on to a few friends who are looking at adding more game foods to their diet. I’ve a friend who’ s doing this diet called “Paleo” and game meat is really appealing to him. I can’t speak for the diet, but maybe it could be worth looking into for further marketing your site.

    Anyway, keep up the great recipes!

    • Katie Seacat says:

      Thanks for your interest and the marketing ideas! I have heard of the Paleo diet…. hmmm, something to think about. Feel free to let me know if there are any recipes you’re interested in or additional topics you’d like me to cover.

  8. Adam Casagrande says:

    Katie,

    Just found your site. I saw a write up in Eastmans. We met in Reno for the WSF. Mark donated a pack to CAWSF and I picked it up from him. Well I love to cook and am always looking for new recipes. We have 3 boys so we are also always looking for things they will like. I have a freezer half full of elk and my Oryx I got in NM in Feb will be here any day. Here is one of my favorite sites not sure if you have seen it. http://www.nevadafoodies.com
    Thanks Adam

    • Katie Seacat says:

      Hi Adam,

      Thanks for the comment and the link to Nevada Foodies… I’ll check it out! Great to hear that From Forest to Fork made it into Eastmans! I would love to hear about some of your favorite recipes… I too am always looking for new ideas! Thanks again!

      Katie

  9. Alissa Mortensen says:

    Katie! You sound like me! I have grown to love the taste of game meat… The only difference is I can’t cook! HA! So I am so happy to find your blog and try to use some of your ideas. I am sure Jessen will love it too! We have so much meat right now, it’s ridiculous. I guess that happens when we both hunt!

    It was great seeing you guys last month in Reno! We are so excited for you and Mark. We love our new little huntin’ buddy! You guys are going to have so much fun!!!

    See ya next year at the shows! Al and J

    • Katie Seacat says:

      Hi Alissa! I’m glad you found the blog! I hope some of the ideas help. It’s been a learning process for me and a lot of failed attempts. I just make sure to write down the recipes that work :). Great to see you all too! Hopefully you’ll get to meet the whole Seacat gang next year in Reno!

  10. Alison Grey says:

    Looking at the job description for social media…is this a part-time or full-time position?

  11. Anna Covert says:

    Hi Katie-
    Much like you, I have been dealing with the love/hate relationship of freezers. Well, in my case we happen to have 2 of them full of meat, yikes! Anyway, I am really, really excited to follow you along in this adventure… We live in TX so our meat is mostly whitetail, but plenty of it! Give me your thoughts on subbing deer for any of your other game. Good luck with it all!

    • Katie Seacat says:

      Hi Anna!

      I’m glad you found the blog! Venison is a great substitute for ANY of the recipes with elk/antelope/etc. I’ll work on finding some venison specific recipes. Did you go to school with Mark??? Your name sounds so familiar!

  12. Staci says:

    Hi, Katie- So excited to find your blog while googling antelope recipes! Being married to an avid hunter who considers the quality of hunting when putting in for Air Force bases, I have grown to love the “freezer dilemma.” We just moved to Colorado from Alaska and have a freezer full of caribou, Kodiak black-tail deer, moose, and in a few hours, antelope (he’s on his way home from a successful hunt!). While I enjoy fried food as much as the next person, I am thrilled to see some healthy and really yummy (and pretty) looking recipes on your blog. I think the antelope medallions with polenta and gorgonzola will be the first one I try! Thanks for sharing!

  13. So glad to have found your blog! My fiance is a big hunter, mainly deer, duck and geese, but I have NO IDEA how to cook most of it. Looking forward to reading your posts! 🙂

  14. Laurie Murphy says:

    Katie,
    Chris and Annie just gave us a bag of elk and thanks to you I now have some ideas on what to do with it. Being a flat-lander I’ve never had elk until now. Thanks for all the ideas..I’ll let you know how it goes.
    Auntie Laurie & Uncle Joe

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