Gluten-Free Carob and Molasses Dog Treats

Gluten-Free Carob and Molasses Dog Treats

Posted by on Oct 26, 2016 in recipes |

Sticky and sweet—this dog treat recipe adds a bit of both to the mix. It’s time to get creative with gluten free. They can be just as tasty as regular treats for your pooch with food sensitivities. In this recipe, we’ve combined molasses and carob to give them a taste of sweetness, along with The Honest Kitchen Embark dog food, which contains cage-free turkey and antioxidant-rich produce. Gluten-Free Carob and Molasses Dog Treats   Print Recipe Ingredients 2 cups brown rice flour1/2 cup dry powdered milk1/3 cup The Honest Kitchen Embark dehydrated dog food1 teaspoon cinnamon1/8 cup coconut oil1 egg1/4 cup molasses1 tablespoon vegetable oil1/4 cup Carob chips1/2 cup water Instructions Preheat oven to 300° F. degrees. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.Melt carob chips in a double boiler. Add 1 teaspoon of vegetable oil to make the melted carob mixture smoother.In a large bowl, mix rice flour, coconut oil, Honest Kitchen Embark dry food, egg, cinnamon, molasses, powdered milk, and water together.Add melted carob to the mixture in the bowl. Combine into a moist dough – you may have to use your hands to get it to form into a ball.Roll out dough to ½ inch thickness on a rice-floured surface. Cut using cookie cutters and place on cookie sheets.Bake in oven for 45-50 minutes.Let cool on rack, and store in an air-sealed container or zip lock bag in your refrigerator or freezer. Recipe Notes Carob can be tricky to melt. When you’re melting it, be sure to constantly stir it or it will...

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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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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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Gluten-Free Pumpkin and Apple Dog Treats

Gluten-Free Pumpkin and Apple Dog Treats

Posted by on Oct 19, 2016 in recipes |

Homemade pumpkin treats that are scary good! It’s pumpkin spice season and we’re hopping on the bandwagon with our Pumpkin and Apple Dog Treats. Pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling) is full of fiber and beta-carotene, and it helps keep your dog’s digestion running smoothly. Additionally, we’ve added a freshly picked apple—it’s harvest time, and there are so many varieties to choose from at the grocery store. Feel free to use whatever kind of apple you want; these treats will turn out scary good! Gluten-Free Pumpkin and Apple Dog Treats   Print Recipe Ingredients 3 cups gluten-free rice flour1/2 cup The Honest Kitchen Marvel dehydrated dog food1/4 cup ground flax seeds1 cup pumpkin puree1 apple shredded 1 teaspoon cinnamon1 egg1/4 cup olive oil Instructions Preheat oven to 330°F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.In a small bowl, mix pumpkin puree and egg. Add in oil and shredded apple, and stir until well combined.In a large bowl, mix rice flour, flax seeds, Honest Kitchen Marvel formula (dry mix), and cinnamon. Add wet mixture to dry. Mix until a stiff dough forms.Roll out dough to about 1/4″ thick onto a gluten-free floured surface. Cut into desired shapes and place treats on lined sheet pans.Bake for about 35-40 minutes or until lightly golden.Place on cooling rack for 2-4 hours. Store in fridge or freezer in airtight container. Recipe Notes Gluten-free dough is notoriously sticky – spray your rolling pin with oil spray to keep the dough from sticking to...

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Easy Pro Bloom Gluten-Free Dog Treats

Easy Pro Bloom Gluten-Free Dog Treats

Posted by on Oct 12, 2016 in recipes |

Keeping it simple with a homemade dog treat that’s easy on the tummy! Homemade dog treats don’t have to be complicated to be tasty. With ingredients you already have handy, you can whip up a batch of these Easy Pro Bloom Gluten-Free Dog Treats. These dog treats are good for the gut. That’s because Pro Bloom is an all-natural goat’s milk formula with five billion active probiotics and digestive enzymes. And these treats are gluten-free—perfect for dog’s with food sensitivities. Easy Pro Bloom Gluten-Free Dog Treats   Print Recipe Ingredients 2 1/2 cups gluten-free flour1 apple grated1 tablespoon Pro Bloom Instant Goat’s Mix1 tablespoon all-natural peanut butter1 tablespoon ground flax seeds1 egg1/4 cup water Instructions Preheat oven to 335°F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.In a large bowl, add gluten-free flour, peanut butter, Pro Bloom, ground flax seeds, and egg. Mix well.Grate apple (peel on) and stir into the mix. Gradually add in water while mixing. The dough should be moist, but not sticky.On a flat surface, sprinkle gluten-free flour to prepare for rolling. Break off a fist-sized ball and roll out to ¼ inch thickness. Cut out using cookie cutters and place on cookie sheets. Repeat until dough is used up.Place cookies into oven and bake for 20-25 minutes.Remove cookies from oven and let cool on racks for 1-2 hours.Store in an airtight container or bag and keep in fridge or freezer until needed. Recipe Notes You can use an all-purpose gluten-free flour or rice flour—both work equally well with this...

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Gluten-Free Thrive Banana and Chia Seed Dog Muffins

Gluten-Free Thrive Banana and Chia Seed Dog Muffins

Posted by on Sep 28, 2016 in recipes |

Muffins are marvelous—especially when they’re made just for your dog! Bananas, and chia seeds, and bananas…oh my! There’s a lot of goodness packed into these pooch-perfect muffins. Not only do they contain The Honest Kitchen’s Thrive dehydrated food, but these marvelous muffins are bursting with bananas and chia seeds. Chia seeds are a wonderful source of omega-6 fatty acids, which help to promote a healthy coat. Delicious muffins and a bright, shiny coat—that’s a win-win situation! Gluten-Free Thrive Banana and Chia Seed Dog Muffins   Print Recipe Ingredients 1 cup brown rice flour3/4 cup quinoa flour1/3 cup The Honest Kitchen Thrive dehydrated food2 bananas peeled and mashed1 tablespoon chia seeds1/2 cup olive oil2 eggs1/2 teaspoon vanilla1 teaspoon Baking powder1/2 teaspoon baking soda Instructions Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spray or grease muffin pan with olive oil to ensure they don’t stick.In a small bowl, mash bananas with a fork. Add oil, eggs, and vanilla to bananas. Whisk together with a fork. In a large bowl, mix together the rice flour, quinoa flour, The Honest Kitchen Thrive dehydrated food, chia seeds, baking powder, and baking soda.Add the wet mixture to the flour and stir until combined.Using an ice cream scoop or a large spoon, fill the muffin cups about ¾ full. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until tops are golden brown.Cool on a wire rack, and serve when ready! Recipe Notes To make sure that muffins are cooked fully, insert a toothpick into the center of a muffin. If it comes out clean, the muffins are ready to come...

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Marvelous Honest Kitchen Turkey Stew

Marvelous Honest Kitchen Turkey Stew

Posted by on Sep 21, 2016 in recipes |

Hearty and healthy, this homemade stew recipe is just for your dog. Nothing warms the heart and soul like a hearty stew. Another great thing about a homemade stew is that it nourishes the body. And the Marvelous Honest Kitchen Turkey Stew has got you covered on both accounts. Adding The Honest Kitchen’s Marvel Turkey and Parsnip dehydrated formula and lean ground turkey, along with carrots and green beans, this stew will keep your dog warm, toasty, and well-fed—no matter what the season. Marvelous Honest Kitchen Turkey Stew   Print Recipe Ingredients 3 cups water1 pound lean ground turkey1 cup Honest Kitchen Marvel Turkey and Parsnip dehydrated food1 cup carrots diced1 cup green beans diced2 cups brown rice cooked1 tablespoon brewer’s yeast Instructions Cook rice in rice cooker or pot. Set aside.In a large stock pot, bring water to boil. Add raw meat and vegetables. Cook over medium heat until carrots and green beans are tender, stirring occasionally for 15-20 minutes.Add Marvel Turkey and Parsnip dehydrated food, cooked rice and Brewers yeast to the pot. Stir into stew.Turn heat down to low/simmer and cook for 15 minutes.Turn off heat and allow to cool. Recipe Notes You can serve this stew warm or cool. Take out what you need for a few day's meals, and keep the remaining portion in the...

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Cheesy Chicken Delight Dog Food

Cheesy Chicken Delight Dog Food

Posted by on Sep 14, 2016 in recipes |

Chicken is a popular protein source for dogs.  It’s a lean meat that’s packed with nutrients your dog needs to live an active and healthy lifestyle. Not only does this Cheesy Chicken Delight Dog Food include plenty of this lean meat (along with Honest Kitchen’s Revel dry formula), we’ve also added cottage cheese. Another great source of protein, cottage cheese is a source of calcium and it aids in digestion. Cheesy Chicken Delight Dog Food   Print Recipe Ingredients 1 lb ground chicken2 chicken breasts boneless and diced1/2 cup Honest Kitchen Revel dehydrated formula1 cup brown rice cooked1 cup cottage cheese1 egg1/2 cup green beans1/2 cup carrots diced1/2 cup peas1 tablespoon olive oil1/3 teaspoon ground turmeric Instructions Cook brown rice in small pot on stove or in rice steamer. Set aside once cooked.Heat olive oil in a medium pan. Brown ground chicken and chicken breasts on medium-high heat. Using a spatula, stir and cut diced pieces of chicken breasts until meat is browned.Turn heat to medium and stir in Revel dry mix, rice, egg, ground turmeric, and vegetables. Mix well for five minutes.Stir in cottage cheese. Mix well for five minutes.Let cool to room temperature. Sort out portions, refrigerate and freeze in containers. Recipe Notes Make sure the chicken breast is diced into small pieces; they should be big enough for your dog to chew on, but not small enough for them to swallow...

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Honest Kitchen Spinach Dog Treat

Honest Kitchen Spinach Dog Treat

Posted by on Sep 7, 2016 in recipes |

It’s easy being green, thanks to this easy to make spinach dog treat. Spinach does a dog’s body good—it’s full of vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin B, vitamin K, beta-carotene and plant crude fiber. And although our dogs won’t chow down on a salad, it doesn’t mean that they can’t benefit from its wonderful ingredients. By sneaking spinach into these treats, your dog won’t even know he’s eating a healthy vegetable. Bonus: they’ve also got peas, carrots, Brewer’s yeast and Honest Kitchen’s Verve Beef recipe! Honest Kitchen Spinach Dog Treat   Print Recipe Ingredients 1/3 cup Honest Kitchen Verve Beef Recipe dehydrated1 1/2 cups spelt flour1 cup oat flour1/8 cup brewer’s yeast1/2 cup spinach fresh or frozen (thawed)1/2 cup pea/carrot medley fresh or frozen (thawed)1 egg1 tablespoon olive oil1/4 cup water Instructions Preheat the oven to 350° F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.Puree the spinach, carrots, peas, egg, and water in a blender. Set aside.In a large bowl, mix oat flour, spelt flour, Honest Kitchen’s Verve dehydrated food, Brewer’s yeast, and olive oil until well combined.Pour the puree into bowl and mix well with the dry ingredients. Knead into a firm dough.Roll out dough to ¼ inch thickness onto floured countertop. Cut with cookie cutters and place on baking sheets.Place in oven and bake for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool for 2-3 hours. Store in airtight containers and keep in refrigerator or freezer. Recipe Notes You may need to spray your rolling pin with oil-based cooking spray so the dough doesn’t stick to...

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