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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