Recipe: Halloween Chicken, Pumpkin and Apple Loaf for Dogs

Recipe: Halloween Chicken, Pumpkin and Apple Loaf for Dogs

Posted by on Oct 24, 2016 in recipes |

Your dog didn’t complain when you dressed him up, and then he faithfully followed you and your kids around the neighborhood while they trick-or-treated.  Yet now he’s not allowed to eat any candy!  Make him feel included in the gluttony with this tempting treat. Halloween Chicken, Pumpkin and Apple Loaf   Print Recipe Ingredients 2 cups Honest Kitchen Force dehydrated dog food2 cups warm water1/2 cup canned unsweetened pumpkin (not pie mix)1 apple, peeled, cored and finely chopped2 free range eggs1/2 cup cooked, chopped chicken1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese, plus additional for topping (optional) Instructions Preheat the oven to 350° F. Lightly coat a loaf pan with olive oil.In a large glass bowl, hydrate the Force with the warm water. Add the pumpkin, apple, eggs, chicken, and cheese. Stir until thoroughly combined.Pour the mixture into the loaf pan. Grate a little extra cheese on top (if using). Bake for 50 minutes, or until the top is firm to the touch and slightly crispy. Cool thoroughly before cutting into slices sized appropriately for your dog. The slices or cubes can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days or frozen in an airtight container or individually portioned resealable plastic freezer bags. Recipe Notes You can also dice the slices into tiny cubes to use for...

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Valentine’s Day Love Patties Recipe

Valentine’s Day Love Patties Recipe

Posted by on Feb 10, 2015 in diy, recipes | 0 comments

Show your dog just how much they mean to you! These savory treats are unbelievably simple to prepare, and make a really special supper (or breakfast!) addition on Valentine’s day. Valentines Love Patties   Print Recipe This recipe uses heart-shaped or other cookie cutters to make pretty treats as a gift for your pooch—or his or her boyfriends or girlfriends—for Valentines Day or other special occasions. Ingredients 2 cups Honest Kitchen Love dog food2 free range eggs1 cup warm water1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese1/2 cup fresh raw ground beef (preferable grass fed)1/4 grated carrot Instructions Preheat the oven to 350°F and grease a large baking sheet. Hydrate the Love with the warm water in a large mixing bowl and stir thoroughly. Add in the remaining ingredients to form a thick ”batter.” Carefully mold the batter into patties and flatten gently using two teaspoons or your hands.Place the patties on a greased baking sheet.(Optional) Place a large heart-shaped cookie cutter onto the baking sheet and spoon the mixture into it. Press gently to fill the heart completely and then slide off the cutter to form each patty into a perfect shape for Valentines!Bake at 350°F for about 30 minutes or until slightly crispy on the outside. Cool thoroughly before serving; serve whole for larger dogs or break (or slice) for smaller dogs.You can store these patties in the fridge for up to a week. Recipe Notes This recipe calls for The Honest Kitchen Love Dog Food—but you can swap in any Honest Kitchen dog food! If you don't have a cookie cutter, it's also perfectly fine just to cut into bite-sized squares. Really tiny squares are excellent as training treats because they have a good aroma and can be consumed quickly without filling up your dog's...

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Recipe: Simple Lamb Bake

Recipe: Simple Lamb Bake

Posted by on Dec 29, 2014 in diy, recipes | 0 comments

This bake is extremely easy to prepare and you can actually substitute other ground meats like turkey or beef, for the lamb, if you prefer. Lamb is a fatty, calorie-dense meat that’s often recommended for dogs who are slightly lean and need to gain a little weight. Lamb contains considerably more calories and fat than lean hamburger or ground turkey. The natural fat content is also great for the skin and coat. Simple Lamb Bake   Print Recipe This bake for dogs is extremely easy to prepare and you can actually substitute other ground meats like turkey or beef, for the lamb, if you prefer. Ingredients 2 cups ground raw lamb1 cup The Honest Kitchen Preference base mix dog food1 cup warm water2 free range eggs3 cups cooked mashed sweet potato Instructions Preheat the oven to 370°F.Sauté the lamb in a large pan, stirring constantly until it is browned.Combine the Preference and water in a mixing bowl and mix thoroughly.Add the lamb to the bowl and stir again.Place the mixture in an oven-proof dish and gently spoon the mashed sweet potato on top so the lamb is completely covered with an even layer.Bake in a 370°F oven for about 40 minutes and cool completely before serving. Recipe Notes This recipe includes The Honest Kitchen Preference base mix dog food. Find out about it here: http://www.thehonestkitchen.com/dog-food/preference Lamb is a fatty, calorie-dense meat that’s often recommended for dogs who are slightly lean and need to gain a little weight. Lamb contains considerably more calories and fat than lean hamburger or ground turkey. The natural fat content is also great for the skin and coat. In addition to the higher fat in meat like lamb, the higher carbohydrates and calories found in sweet potatoes can also help an underweight dog to pack on some extra pounds, when fed...

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Recipe: Basil Quiche for Dogs

Recipe: Basil Quiche for Dogs

Posted by on Dec 9, 2014 in diy, recipes | 0 comments

This dish was a huge hit with the office pups who were lucky enough to try it. This recipe is quite rich and should be served in moderation. Eggs are a cooling, Yin tonic. They are also one of the best sources of vitamin D and contain the highest amounts of lutein and zeazanthin when compared to 35 fruits and vegetables. These caroteinoids can help to reduce the occurrence of cataracts and other eye disorders. * You may substitute light cream for the kefir for a tastier human version. Basil Quiche for Dogs   Print Recipe This dish was a huge hit with the office pups who were lucky enough to try it. This recipe is quite rich and should be served in moderation. Ingredients 1 frozen pie crust3 cups plain kefir1 tbsp fresh basil1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil4 free range eggs lightly beaten1/4 tsp saltfew grinds black pepper1/3 cup Parmesan cheese1/4 cup beef or chicken ground or diced Instructions Preheat the oven to 400° F.Warm the basil and kefir in a small saucepan over low heat for about 10 minutes and set aside.Heat the oil gently in a medium skillet.Add in the spinach and cook until it until it just begins to stick to the pan, and then turn off the heat.Whisk together the warmed kefir, eggs, salt, pepper and cheese.Add all these to the spinach, stirring gently so that everything is thoroughly combined.Sprinkle the meat onto the bottom of the pie crust and cover with the whisked mixture.Bake on the bottom rack for 15 minutes.Transfer the dish to the middle rack of your oven, turn down the heat and bake for another 30 minutes at 350°F (or until it feels firm on top). Recipe Notes Use this section for whatever you...

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