Friday, January 13, 2012

Paleo Moose and Veggie Meatloaf

A year ago I made a moose meatloaf from Nourishing Traditions and it was lovely. I need to make it more often as it's a tasty and easy way to get protein. I made a similar one a few days ago and have been enjoying a bit of it daily - mostly cut up cold in salads or as an accompaniment to veggies. This is the food that keeps me OFF the sweet stuff.

Moose Veggie Meatloaf

1/2 lb ground meat (I used moose)

1 teaspoon olive oil or butter
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
1 small stalk celery, finely chopped
1/4 finely chopped carrot
1/2 cup packed spinach, chopped
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
Himalayan salt, to taste
Black pepper, to taste
Cayenne, to taste
1 egg
2-4 tablespoons ground flax seed
4-5 tablespoons tomato paste or thinly sliced tomato

Saute onions, carrot, and celery in the oil or butter until almost soft. Add the spinach and saute until all veggies are soft. Add the seasonings and stir.
Add the meat, cooked veggies, egg & flax to a large bowl. Mix all together. 
Press the mixture into a small pan or ramekins. 
Spread a thin layer of tomato paste on top.
Bake in a 350F oven for 20-30 minutes (depending on what vessel you cook in). Cut a slit to see if it's cooked through (NO pink). 


  1. So glad that you're posting again! Your journey (down to the exact timing) parallels mine. I feel so much better on this sort of diet, and having a public figure, such as yourself, speaking up for what works for you is awesome! Major kudos!

  2. How many servings does this make? Any suggestions for a person without access to moose or grass-fed beef? My area does not have any of these products. We just have presidents choice or store-brand beef products (lean ground chicken, beef , etc...they are not labelled organic or grass fed or hormone free).

    I need to embark on this lifestyle of eating but honestly? I don't know how. How does a person eat on this diet? It is so foreign to me that I don't know an appropriate breakfast or how many ounces of meat to consume per meal, etc. Would love some assistance on what has worked for you (and other blogs perhaps with the same lifestyle?).

    You can email me at if interested.

    You have lovely photography Heather!

  3. That's really cool Chelsea. It seems like many of us ex vegans/raw vegans are going through a similar transition at the same time. Maybe you should start a blog about your journey :)

    Anon - For me this made 4 small ramekins. 1/2 lb meat isn't very much but its all I needed for myself.
    Im not sure what to suggest if you dont have access to any natural meat - there MUST be a farm near you? Or within a few hours? You can look back at my other posts on this blog and some on Sweetly Raw... i cant give you a diet. You'd have to find what works for you. Im still finding what works for me, lol. Getting there but not mastered yet. Best of luck!

  4. Heather - this sounds so yummy...I am going to make it this week!

    Anon - For good resources just google pale diet - there are a ton of good websites and blogs that have great recipes! Some good books are The Paleo Diet, or The Paleo Solution, or Primal Body, Primal Mind.

    And be very careful with purchasing commercial meat (ie. Presidents Choice). It is often full of hormones, antibiotics, and steroids. Depending on where you live you can sometimes order good quality meat in bulk and have it shipped right to you. Then just keep it in your freezer! That is much better than eating the stuff from big grocery stores that is not free-range!

    Good Luck! For more recipe ideas, I have some at