Almond Milk Eggnog

Almond Milk Eggnog

Posted by on Oct 15, 2018 in diy, recipes |

Raise a bowl of festive cheer to The Honest Kitchen’s new Instant Eggnog! The Honest Kitchen has just released an Instant Eggnog powder—a seasonal edition that’s a nourishing blend of goat’s milk, honey, eggs, and cinnamon. If you’d like to whip up a cup of Instant Eggnog for your festive pet, mix two tablespoons of powder to an 8-ounce cup of hot water, and stir briskly. But if you’re in the holiday spirit, amp up the fa-la-la-la-la with this almond milk eggnog that’s perfect for pets. Almond Milk Eggnog   Print Recipe Ingredients 2 tablespoons Instant Eggnog1 cup almond milk unsweetened 1 cinnamon stick Instructions In a small sauce pan, warm almond milk on stove over low heat. As soon as it starts to steam, turn off element and remove sauce pan. Set aside.In a bowl or wide mug, add Instant Eggnog powder.Slowly pour heated almond milk into mug or bowl.Stir powder and almond milk together with a cinnamon stick until the powder has dissolved. Remove cinnamon stick, and once the eggnog has cooled, serve to your pet! Recipe Notes Before serving with water or almond milk, test the eggnog to ensure it’s not too hot for your dog or...

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Barista-Style Coconut-Pumpkin Spice Latte for Pets

Barista-Style Coconut-Pumpkin Spice Latte for Pets

Posted by on Oct 7, 2018 in diy, recipes |

Fall’s most popular flavor is now available for pets! Does your pet feel left out when you head to your local coffee shop for a tasty pumpkin spice latte? There’s no reason to leave your pooch or kitty out in the cold—The Honest Kitchen’s Instant Pumpkin Spice Latte will warm many a happy belly (thanks to a nourishing blend of goat’s milk, pumpkin, and aromatic spices). For the basic brew, mix two tablespoons of powder to an 8-ounce cup of hot water, and stir briskly. But if you want to whip up a beverage that’s worthy of starting a new trend, give this Barista-Style Coconut-Pumpkin Spice Latte a go. Barista-Style Coconut-Pumpkin Spice Latte for Pets   Print Recipe Ingredients 2 tablespoons Instant Pumpkin Spice Latte1 cup coconut milk1 egg1/2 teaspoon Honey1 cinnamon stick Instructions In a small saucepan, warm coconut milk on stove over low heat. As soon as it starts to steam, turn off element and remove sauce pan. Set aside.In a bowl or wide mug, add Instant Pumpkin Spice Latte powder. In a small bowl, whip egg and honey together. Add to bowl with powder. Slowly pour heated coconut milk into mug or bowl.Stir all ingredients together with a cinnamon stick until the powder has dissolved. Remove cinnamon stick, and once the pumpkin spice latte has cooled, serve to your pet! Recipe Notes Before serving with water or coconut milk, test the pumpkin spice latte to ensure it’s not too hot for your dog or...

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Coconut Pumpkin Spice Balls

Coconut Pumpkin Spice Balls

Posted by on Sep 25, 2018 in diy, recipes |

Add a dash of Pumpkin Spice to these gluten-free coconut treats! Feel that chill in the air? We’ve got a way to get your dog to snuggle up to you—bake him some Coconut Pumpkin Spice Balls! There are plenty of ways to use The Honest Kitchen’s Instant Pumpkin Spice Latte, because this nourishing blend of goat’s milk, pumpkin, honey, and aromatic spices perks up any homemade treat. Coconut Pumpkin Spice Balls   Print Recipe Ingredients 1 1/2 cups coconut flour1 tablespoon the honest kitchen Instant Spice Pumpkin Latte1/2 cup shredded coconut1 cup apple sauce unsweetened 2 eggs Instructions Preheat oven to 350°F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.In a large bowl, combine ingredients and mix thoroughly.Knead dough with hands – it should be moist enough to stick together. Roll dough into small balls (about ½ tablespoon) and place on cookie sheets.Place in oven and bake for 15-20 minutes.Remove from oven and let cool on racks.Store in fridge or freezer in airtight container. Recipe Notes If your dough is too dry and won’t stick together, add 1 tablespoon of water to mixture until desired consistency is...

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Gluten-Free Pomegranate Tapioca Dog Treats

Gluten-Free Pomegranate Tapioca Dog Treats

Posted by on Sep 14, 2018 in diy, recipes |

Bake up a batch of Pomegranate Tapioca Dog Treats—they’re sweet and satisfying! Gluten-free tapioca flour plus tangy pomegranate juice equals one woofin’ good treat! Pomegranates are packed with vitamin C, folic acid, fiber and potassium, plus it offers plenty of antioxidants. To make my work easier, I used pomegranate juice with no added sugar. As well, the instant Golden Milk adds a fusion of ingredients inspired by ayurvedic principles. Gluten-Free Pomegranate Tapioca Dog Treats   Print Recipe Ingredients 2 cups tapioca flour2 tablespoons the honest kitchen Instant Golden Milk Mix3/4 cup pomegranate juice1 egg1 tablespoon vegetable oil Instructions Preheat oven to 350°F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.Add tapioca flour, Golden Milk, and egg into a large bowl and mix well.Add vegetable oil and mix until combined.Slowly add pomegranate juice while stirring. Add more or less juice as needed.Knead dough in bowl with your hands until a firm dough is formed,Roll out on parchment paper lined countertop to ½ inch thickness. Cut with cookie cutter and place on sheet.Place in oven and bake for 12-15 minutes.Remove from oven and let cool for 4-5 hours to harden.Store in airtight bags or container and keep in fridge or freezer until needed. Recipe Notes This dough can be sticky – spray your cookie cutter with oil before using them on the...

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Potential Pet Poison Dangers in Your Backyard

Potential Pet Poison Dangers in Your Backyard

Posted by on Sep 7, 2018 in our roundups |

For pet owners, a backyard is often an essential detail when buying a home. You want your backyard to be a safe and fun haven for your pooch, but there are potential poisonous dangers that he could get into that’ll make him sick…or worse. Here’s a list of poison dangers that could be lurking in your backyard—make sure they have no place on your lawn. Fertilizers and Pesticides Fertilizers are usually safe for pets, but they often contain blood meal, bone meal, and feather meal. If your pooch were to eat a large quantity of it, the meal can potentially obstructing the gastrointestinal tract, severe pancreatitis. And you know those pesticides you use to keep your lawn and garden bug-free? They can be full of organophosphates, and when even a small amount of it is ingested by your dog, it can be life-threatening. Compost Composting is a wonderful way to be eco-conscious. You’re able to keep certain products out of the landfill while helping your garden bloom beautifully. But to dogs, it smells like the best meal ever—that’s why you need to keep entry to this forbidden buffet secure. Because compost contains organic matter, as it decomposes, the mold that grows can be toxic to pets and wildlife so please keep it fenced off. As the organic matter decomposes, it is common for molds and tremorgenic mycotoxins to grow, some of which produce hazardous to pets. If your pet has been into the compost, you may notice he is vomiting, panting, drooling, and tremors—these symptoms can present in as little as 30 minutes. If you think your dog has eaten compost, a visit to the vet is a must. Mulch Cocoa bean mulch is a must for many gardeners. Made from the discarded hulls of the cocoa bean (the by-products of making chocolate products), the yummy smell of this mulch can be too tempting to pooches. The problem is that the cocoa bean hulls can still contain theobromine and caffeine, two toxins that are deadly to dogs. But there’s no way to tell which batches of cocoa bean mulch contain low or high amounts of the toxins. Mulch with low levels often don’t lead to any problems; it’s the varieties with higher toxin concentrations. If your dog gets into mulch, it can cause vomiting, diarrhea, abnormal heart rhythm, seizures and sometimes, death. So if you’re a pet owner and a gardener, use a different kind of mulch or just skip it all together. Slug and Snail Bait Slugs and snails can turn your garden into a smorgasbord, so many people turn to bait such as pellets, granular, powder, and liquid to get rid of them. Baits contain highly poisonous metaldehyde, and when ingested by pets, can cause symptoms including salivation, restlessness, vomiting, tremors, seizures, and life-threateningly high body temperature within one to two hours. There are lots of all-natural...

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Turmeric Chickpea Dog Treats

Turmeric Chickpea Dog Treats

Posted by on Aug 25, 2018 in diy, recipes |

Beef and turmeric spice up this gluten-free homemade dog treat recipe. The savoury tang of chickpea blended with the exotic taste of turmeric—these gluten-free dog treats are right out of a gourmet cookbook! Along with chickpea flour and cornmeal, these homemade cookies feature the irresistible flavor of beef. The honest kitchen’s instant beef bone broth is a balancing, aromatic fusion of comforting ingredients inspired by ayurvedic principles. A healthy treat that your dog will sit, stay, and beg for! Turmeric Chickpea Dog Treats   Print Recipe Ingredients 1 cup chickpea flour1/2 cup corn meal1 tablespoon chia seeds1 tablespoon Instant Bone Broth Beef and Turmeric Spice1/2 cup hot water1 egg Instructions Preheat oven to 350°F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.Boil water. Pour hot water in small bowl and add bone broth. Stir until mostly dissolved. In a medium sized bowl, add chickpea flour, corn meal, and chia seeds. Stir together until combined.Slowly add the bone broth to dry mixture and stir until both are combined. Add egg to the mix. The dough should be moist.Roll a tablespoon amount of dough in your hands, until a ball is formed. Place ball on cookie sheet and flatten with spoon or fork. Repeat until dough is used up. Place in oven and bake for 20-23 minutes.Remove from oven and place on cooling racks. Let cool for an hour, then place in airtight Ziploc bag or container. Store in refrigerator or freezer. Recipe Notes These treats are chewy, so they’re great for dogs with dental...

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Banana Quinoa Dog Treats

Banana Quinoa Dog Treats

Posted by on Jul 14, 2018 in diy, recipes |

Gluten-free and high in protein, quinoa flour is one of the only plant foods that contain all nine essential amino acids. That’s why we used it in this Banana Quinoa Dog Treat recipe. To give it an extra healthy punch, we’ve also added our Instant Beef and Turmeric Spice Bone Broth to the mix. It’s a balancing, aromatic fusion of cooling, comforting ingredients inspired by ayurvedic principle. Bon appetit, pups! Banana Quinoa Dog Treats   Print Recipe Ingredients 2 1/2 cups quinoa flour1/4 cup flax seed meal1/2 cup hot water1 tablespoon Beef & Turmeric Spice Bone Broth1 egg1 banana mashed Instructions Preheat oven to 350°F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.Heat water to a boil, and pour into bowl or measuring cup. Add Instant Beef Powder and stir until almost dissolved. Place aside. In a small bowl, mash banana. In a large bowl, add quinoa flour, flax seed meal, egg, and banana. Stir until well combined.Pour small amounts, add Beef Broth to the ingredients. Keep adding until pliable dough is formed. Roll out to ¼ to ½ inch thickness and cut with cookie cutters. Place on parchment paper-lined sheets.Place in oven and let bake for 20 to 23 minutes.Remove from oven and let cool on racks.Store in airtight containers and keep in refrigerator or freezer. Recipe Notes If the dough doesn’t have the desired consistency, add either flour or water in small amounts, and blend...

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Golden Milk Pumpkin and Cranberry Dog Treats

Golden Milk Pumpkin and Cranberry Dog Treats

Posted by on Jun 18, 2018 in diy, recipes |

A golden treat that nourishes from head to tail! Have you tried The Honest Kitchen’s Instant Golden Milk Mix? We made it a part of our Golden Milk Pumpkin and Cranberry Dog Treat recipe. A take on the ancient recipe, this instant mix is a nourishing blend of coconut milk, honey and spices made just for pets. Boasting a nourishing fusion of ingredients inspired by Ayurvedic principles, this Golden Milk mix also includes turmeric, cinnamon, and ginger. Golden Milk Pumpkin and Cranberry Dog Treats   Print Recipe Ingredients 2 cups rice flour1 1/2 cups oatmeal flour1 tablespoon the honest kitchen Instant Golden Milk Mix1/2 cup dried cranberries diced1 cup pumpkin puree2 eggs1/2 cup peanut butter Instructions Preheat oven to 350°F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.In a small bowl, whip eggs lightly. Set aside.In a large bowl, mix rice flour, oatmeal flour, and Golden Milk Mix. Add in cranberries and stir together.Stir in eggs, followed by pumpkin puree and peanut butter. Combine all ingredients until a moist dough is formed. Roll out onto floured surface to ½ to ¼ inch thickness. Cut using cookie cutters and place on cookie sheets. Place in oven and bake for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool on racks for 1 hour. Store in fridge or freezer in airtight container. Recipe Notes If dough is too moist, add rice flour to dough as...

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Peanut Butter Buckwheat Dog Treats

Peanut Butter Buckwheat Dog Treats

Posted by on Jun 7, 2018 in diy, recipes |

A super treat made with a superfood! A fruit seed that’s considered a “superfood,” buckwheat flour is terrific gluten free substitute that perfect for baking. Buckwheat flour is low on the glycemic scale, making it a great option for dogs with diabetes, and it contains a significant amount of soluble fiber for pooches with digestive issues. If you’re looking for new gluten-free flour for your homemade dog treats, try these Peanut Butter Buckwheat Dog Treats, complete with The Honest Kitchen’s tasty Spruce formula. Peanut Butter Buckwheat Dog Treats   Print Recipe Ingredients 1 1/2 cup buckwheat flour1/2 cup the honest kitchen spruce formula dry food2 tablespoons peanut butter1 tablespoon Honey2 tablespoons olive oil1 egg beaten1/4 cup water Instructions Preheat oven to 325°F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.In a large bowl, mix buckwheat flour and dry spruce formula together.In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil and honey.Pour olive oil and honey mixture into the flour and stir. Add egg and peanut butter and stir until well combined.Knead dough with hands to thoroughly mix the ingredients together. Add water a bit at a time to help the dough come together. Lay out a piece of parchment paper on a flat surface. Using a rolling pin, roll the dough to ¼ inch thickness. Cut treats out with cookie cutter and place on baking sheet.Place in oven and bake for 15-20 minutes.Remove from oven and let cool on racks.Store in fridge or freezer in airtight container. Recipe Notes The dough will be moist--spray rolling pin with oil so the dough won’t stick to the...

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