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Welcome to the Hunting & Gathering Made Easy blog, where we’ll highlight recipes made from fresh ingredients that you can find at Kalispel Market.

Banana Bread

Written By: Shantel Whitford

Banana bread

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 55 minutes

Do you like your banana bread plain or with butter? Our favorite is of course with butter! I love to bake fresh banana bread on Saturday afternoon and then slice it and make French toast on Sunday morning for breakfast! We also love to add chocolate chips. Banana bread is such a favorite quick and easy treat! You can dress it up or eat it plain. The end-piece is my favorite, hot out of the oven, and smothered in melted butter! Sometimes I think my kids avoid the bananas on the counter just so we have some left to make banana bread! It is a household favorite for sure!

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Written By: Shantel Whitford

Brussels sprouts

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 20 to 30 minutes

These are sure to be the star of any meal. Brussels sprouts are named after the city of Brussels in Belgium and are a form of cabbage, belonging to the mustard family Brassicaceae. There are many variations you can try with Brussels sprouts! I love to add bacon or parmesan cheese to this recipe. You can also drizzle a nice balsamic vinegar during the last five minutes of roasting to really blend the flavors. Brussels sprouts are an excellent source of vitamin C, K, iron, and fiber. These are just a few of the many valuable nutrients. There are many ways to prepare and enjoy these delicious gems!

Wild Chili

Written By: Shantel Whitford


Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

One of my favorite things about fall is hunting season. I love to feed my family wild game! It is healthy and low in fat, and it serves as a healthy protein option in any recipe. The kids go crazy for this chili. In our house, we like to add lots of cheese, sour cream, and onions! It also goes great with frybread. One tip for cooking with wild game is to remember the fat content is usually lower than in commercially raised meats, so you will want to ensure you add a little more olive oil to prevent it from sticking or burning. Do you have a favorite wild game recipe? Please feel free to share it with us as one of our guest bloggers! We would love to hear from you!

Hearty Potato Soup

Written By: Shantel Whitford

Potato soup

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

During these cold months, the kids really look forward to potato soup. After a day of playing in the snow, they love to come in and warm-up with this hearty and delicious soup! I usually bake fresh dinner rolls to go along with it. It makes for a satisfying and filling meal. For a low carb option, you could substitute cauliflower for the potatoes.

Apple Pie

Written By: Shantel Whitford

Apple pie blog

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 45 - 50 minutes

We love apples and what better fall dessert is there than a homemade apple pie? Did you know there are 2,500 varieties of apples grown in the US? Did you know that Washington alone produces 6 out of every 10 apples consumed in the US! It seems like the perfect fruit to make into a sweet treat. There are many varieties of apple pie. You can choose a tart apple like a granny smith or a sweet golden delicious. My personal favorite apple is a Honeycrisp. They are sweet and keep a little bite even after they have been baked in a pie.


About The Author

My name is Shantel Whitford, and I am a proud member of the Kalispel Tribe and professional chef. I am excited to share with you recipes and healthy ways to prepare food from the market to feed your families. I have been cooking since I was three, when my grandmothers had me up at the stove helping. They inspired my passion for food, and I am looking forward to helping ignite your creativity when it comes to feeding your family.