Lump of Coal Holiday Cookies

Lump of Coal Holiday Cookies

Posted by on Dec 8, 2016 in recipes |

Have naughty pets with big appetites to counter surf and get into all sorts of unsavory things?  These ‘lump of coal’ cookies are loads of fun to make, and are also a good reason to purchase activated charcoal to help combat gas in case your dog overindulges or gets into the trash. We recommend making a small batch, and keeping them in the freezer to have on hand for the occasional treat. Activated charcoal can be used to help combat gas, however, due to its binding properties, we wouldn’t recommend for daily use. Click here to learn more about how to use activated charcoal.  As always, consult with your veterinarian before giving your pet any new foods. Lump of Coal Holiday Cookies   Print Recipe Ingredients 1/2 cup Honest Kitchen Verve Beef Recipe1 egg1 oz cream cheese1/2 tbsp activated charcoal Instructions Preheat oven to 375°Place all ingredients in a food processor and blend.Roll into bite-sized balls.Place on a cookie sheet and bake for 10 minutes.Allow them to cool and serve. Store in the freezer and de-thaw as needed. Recipe Notes Activated charcoal is also good for alleviating bad...

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Recipe: Halloween Pumpkin Ginger Nibblers for Pups

Recipe: Halloween Pumpkin Ginger Nibblers for Pups

Posted by on Oct 20, 2016 in recipes |

Even if it’s not Halloween, you can make your dog these delectable treats. They’re grain free (which means they’re suitable for pups with gluten sensitivities), and pumpkin and ginger are both incredibly soothing to upset tummies.  This and lots of other yummy recipes for dogs can be found in my new book, Dog Obsessed. <recipe> Halloween Pumpkin Ginger Nibblers for Pups   Print Recipe Ingredients 1 cup Honest Kitchen Love dog food1 cup warm water1 cup lean ground beef1/2 cup mashed, cooked pumpkin2 tablespoons Honey1/4 cup cream cheese1/2 teaspoon ground ginger1 free-range egg, beaten Instructions Preheat the oven to 375° F. Lightly coat a baking sheet with olive oil.In a large glass bowl, hydrate the Love with the warm water. Stir thoroughly. Mix in the ground beef. Add the pumpkin, honey, cream cheese, ginger, and egg. Stir well to combine.Using your hands, scoop out small quantities of the mixture and shape it into balls. (Depending on the size of your dog, these could range in size from marbles to golf balls). Place the balls on the prepared baking sheet and flatten them gently. Bake smaller treats for 30 minutes and larger treats for up to 45 minutes.Allow the treats to cool and store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week, or freeze them, if you'd prefer. For a crispier version, try making tiny treats and leaving them in the oven for several hours after switching it off, which will allow the treats to dry out more. Recipe Notes For the 1/2 cup of cooked, mashed pumpkin, you may use canned...

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Verve Beef and Banana Bites

Verve Beef and Banana Bites

Posted by on Jul 20, 2016 in recipes | 0 comments

What’s better than beef? How about some beef with verve? Hamburgers sizzling on the barbecue—one of the greatest smells of the summer, hands down. And even though our dogs shouldn’t partake in that grilled delicacy, there’s no reason why we can make them their own version of the summer treat. Your pooch will love our Verve Beef and Banana Bites, made with the honest kitchen’s verve, along with ground beef, cream cheese and a banana. Made with ranch-raised beef, fresh produce and whole grain goodness, verve certainly adds plenty of it to these mini dog-friendly treats! Verve Beef and Banana Bites   Print Recipe Ingredients 1/2 cup the honest kitchen verve dehydrated 1/2 cup ground beef raw1 banana mashed2 cups rolled oats1/2 cup cream cheese room temperature1 teaspoon cinnamon2 eggs1 cup warm water Instructions Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat 9” square baking pan with a thin layer of non-stick cooking spray. In a large bowl, add water and oats. Stir thoroughly and leave oats to soak for 5 minutes.Add all the remaining ingredients into the bowl and stir thoroughly until combined well.Pour thick batter into the baking pan and smooth out evenly.Bake for about 30-35 minutes, or until slightly crispy on the top.Cool and slice into individual bars before serving.Store bars in an airtight container in the fridge or freezer. Recipe Notes If you don't have any cream cheese handy, feel free to substitute 1/2 cup of cottage cheese...

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