Recipe: Apple Crisp Dog Treat Recipe

Recipe: Apple Crisp Dog Treat Recipe

Posted by on Apr 13, 2015 in recipes | 0 comments

There are so many reasons why I love baking my own dog treats. One of the reasons is that I get to satisfy my love of baking without eating the entire finished product; but the main motive for making homemade dog treats is that I know exactly what’s going in them. I want Oscar to eat wholesome ingredients, fresh from the grocery store. There are no preservatives and no ingredients I can’t pronounce in my recipes. Apple Crisp Dog Treat Recipe   Print Recipe Made without any ingredients you can't pronounce, and so good you might steal some. Ingredients 1/4 cup Honest Kitchen Force dehydrated dog food (with Free Range Chicken)1 apple grated3 cups spelt flour1/2 cup rolled oats1 teaspoon cinnamon1 egg2 tablespoon olive oil1/2 cup water Instructions Preheat oven to 325°F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.In a large bowl, combine spelt flour, rolled oats, cinnamon, grated apple, eggs and oil. Mix well.Add water to make a stiff dough. Place on a lightly floured surface and knead well.Roll out the dough to ¼ to ½ inch thickness. Cut using a cookie cutter and place on baking sheet.Bake for 30 minutes. Cool on racks and store in an air-tight container to refrigerate or freeze. Recipe Notes This recipe includes The Honest Kitchen Force dog food. Apples are a good source of vitamins A and C and fiber (please make sure that the seeds, which contain cyanide, are removed before adding the grated apple to the mix). Oatmeal contains soluble fiber that is beneficial for dogs that have problems with bowel irregularity. Eggs are a great source of digestible protein, riboflavin, and selenium. Small amounts of cinnamon can help ease nausea and gas, and has been used to boost energy, circulation, digestion and brain...

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Recipe: Banana Birthday Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting for Dogs

Recipe: Banana Birthday Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting for Dogs

Posted by on Apr 7, 2015 in recipes | 0 comments

Today was Ollie’s 6th birthday and his mom made these delicious birthday cupcakes for the co-woofers in the office. These cupcakes are simple to make and feature healthy probiotics from the goat’s milk.  They also include the nutritional punch of chia seeds. Try them out for your next doggie birthday party! Recipe: Banana Birthday Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting for Dogs   Print Recipe These cupcakes are simple to make and feature healthy probiotics from the goats milk. They also include the nutritional punch of chia seeds. Ingredients Cupcakes:2 1/2 cups Honest Kitchen Kindly Base Mix4 tbsp Honest Kitchen Pro Bloom3 ripe bananas1/4 cup organic coconut oil2 organic free-range eggs1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk3 cups filtered water chia seeds (optional)Frosting1 1/4 cup plain goat milk yogurt4 tbsp powdered peanut butter1 tbsp raw honey Instructions Mix all cupcake ingredients in a large bowl until there are no lumps.Pour ¼ cup of mixture in a standard size muffin wrapper.Bake at 350 for 35 minutes.Mix frosting ingredients in separate bowl. Mixture will be some what liquidy.Let cupcakes cool and then frost.Sprinkle with chia seeds (optional) and serve to drooling party members! Recipe Notes This recipe includes Kindly dog food base mix and Pro Bloom Dehydrated Goats Milk from The Honest...

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Recipe: I Love Carob Dog Treats

Recipe: I Love Carob Dog Treats

Posted by on Feb 14, 2015 in recipes | 0 comments

Forget chocolate. This Valentine’s Day, treat your dog to carob. Oh Valentine’s Day, how do we love thee? If we’re going to count the ways, let’s start with the love we have for our dogs. Our pooches love us unconditionally and are always happy to cuddle and kiss us at a moment’s notice. That’s why Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to show a little extra love to our dogs with something a little sweet—such as this I Love Carob Dog Treat Recipe. Carob is a natural chocolate substitute that is totally safe for dogs (and humans) to eat. Naturally sweet and boasting a rich flavor, carob is packed with nutrients. It’s full of vitamins A, B, B1, B2, B3, B6 and D, calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium, manganese and protein. As well, carob is brimming with fiber and pectin, which helps get rid of toxins.   I Love Carob Dog Treat   Print Recipe A dog treat that's delicious and healthy—it's true that the best Valentine's Day gifts are homemade! Ingredients 1 ½ cups flour all-purpose gluten-free1 ½ cups oat flour¾ cup Carob chips½ cup Honest Kitchen Force dehydrated dog food½ tbsp peanut butter1 egg¾ cup water Instructions Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.In a large bowl, combine flours, Honest Kitchen and carob chips. Combine well.Add peanut butter and egg to the dry mix to moisten it, until completely combined.Add water to the mixture slowly until you have a stiff dough.Roll out the dough on a floured surface, about ¼ to ½ inch thick. Use a Valentine's Day themed cookie cutter to press out shapes. Place on cookie sheets.Bake for 25-30 minutes. Let cool on racks for about 1-2 hours.For a longer shelf life, store in air tight containers and place in refrigerator or freezer until needed. Recipe...

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Valentine’s Day Love Patties Recipe

Valentine’s Day Love Patties Recipe

Posted by on Feb 10, 2015 in 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 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: Sardine Salad for Dogs & Cats

Recipe: Sardine Salad for Dogs & Cats

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

This recipe is perfect to serve as a healthy topper to any type of pet food. Sardines are a great source of essential fatty acids. Green beans are laden with vitamins and other nutrients that support cardiac and intestinal health, as well as strong bones. Sardine Salad for Dogs and Cats   Print Recipe This recipe is perfect to serve as a healthy topper to any type of pet food. Sardines are a great source of essential fatty acids. Ingredients 1 can low sodium sardines* in water or oil1/4 cup fresh green beans, lightly cooked & diced1/4 cup melon (such as cantaloupe), finely diced1/4 cup plain cottage cheeseDash cayenne pepper (optional) Instructions Gently combine all the ingredients in a large mixing bowl.Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.Add the mixture to your pet’s food in portions appropriate for his or her size. Recipe Notes *Canned salmon may be substituted for sardines in this recipe, if desired. Green beans are are laden with vitamins and other nutrients that support cardiac and intestinal health, as well as strong bones. They also offer wonderful, natural anti-inflammatory properties. I always recommend fresh, local produce where available but frozen green beans are fine as...

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Recipe: Holiday Pup Noshers

Recipe: Holiday Pup Noshers

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

These unusual fruity, chewy treats make a great gift for your pup’s friends if you’re visiting for the holidays. This recipe makes a large batch, so there’s plenty to share or save for later! This recipe includes blueberries which are laden with antioxidants and are especially supportive for the eyes! Holiday Noshers   Print Recipe These unusual fruity, chewy treats make a great gift for your pup’s friends if you’re visiting for the holidays. This recipe makes a large batch, so there’s plenty to share or save for later! Ingredients 1/2 cup The Honest Kitchen Thrive dog food1 cup warm water1/4 cup dried blueberries1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce1 cup oat flour1 free range egg1/2 cup almond butter or coconut oil1 tsp vanilla essence (optional) Instructions Preheat the oven to 350°F.In a large mixing bowl, combine the applesauce, egg, almond butter, vanilla (if using) and water. In a second bowl, combine the oats, Thrive dog food and blueberries.Add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix well.Turn the dough out onto a floured surface and knead until thoroughly mixed together.Roll out the dough to ¼ inch thick and cut out shapes.Place these onto a greased baking sheet and bake for 45 minutes.Cool on a rack before serving.Store in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to a week, or freeze. Recipe Notes This recipe includes The Honest Kitchen Thrive dog food.  You can find more information about it here: http://www.thehonestkitchen.com/dog-food/thrive Blueberries are laden with antioxidants and are especially supportive for the eyes. Almonds and almond butter contain significant amounts of protein, calcium, fiber, magnesium, folic acid, potassium, and vitamin E. You can also use coconut oil in place of almond butter for this recipe. There are numerous reports of dogs becoming lean and energetic soon after the addition of coconut oil to their diets. Coconut oil is also excellent for the skin and coat. Problems involving itchy skin, cuts, wounds, and ear problems also are helped, with increased recovery times. Dogs with allergies or contact dermatitis have shown improvements soon after having coconut added to their...

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Recipe: Basil Quiche for Dogs

Recipe: Basil Quiche for Dogs

Posted by on Dec 9, 2014 in 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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