Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Salmon with veggies

2 pieces of fresh salmon
1 can of sardines in water
15 brussel sprouts
2 tablespoons Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
2 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO)
1 tablespoon dried thyme
2 cloves minced garlic
1 bag frozen green beans
1/2 cup frozen blueberries
1/4 cup ground unsalted pumpkin seeds
1/2 apple pealed
1 cup quinoa

Measure out 1 cup of quinoa and RINSE IT to get the bitter out of it.  Then cook in 3 cups of water for 30 minutes.  Do NOT follow directions on bag because you must cook grains extra long so dogs can digest it!

Cook salmon at 350 until done.

 Put raw brussel sprouts in food processor and then saute in the oils along with the garlic until soft and cooked.  Put the sprouts in a big bowl and put the cooked salmon, sardines and every thing else in the food processor.

Add the quinoa to the big bowl along with the food from the processor and mix all together.

Presmeasure/package for your dogs meals and freeze!

Monday, June 3, 2013

Peanut butter fruit treats

Everyone likes treats, especially dogs!  I split my treats between a veggie treat in the morning and a sweet type treat in the evening.  Below is a recipe using lots of fruits but just a little of each fruit to make a special bedtime treat.


1/4 cup homemade peanut butter or store bought natural peanut butter with no other ingredients besides peanuts
1 mashed ripe banana
1/4 cup blueberry's chopped
1/4 cup applesauce either homemade or store bought with no added sugar
1 tablespoon Extra Virgin Coconut Oil melted in microwave
1/2 cup plain non fat yogurt
1/2 cup Old Fashion Oats 
1 carrot 

Soften the peanut butter in microwave so it is easy to stir; maybe 25 seconds.  Mix in the mashed bananas, apple sauce and blue berries.

Melt the coconut oil in microwave.  

  Put the oats through a blender to make oat flour and add to the fruits along with the coconut oil and the yogurt.

  Also put the carrots through the blender and add to mixture.  Hand mix it all up and drop by teaspoons onto a cookie sheet with parchment paper.  Bake at 375 for 15 minutes until it seems somewhat firm; it doesn't matter if it is not brown.

Store in freezer.  I take three out at  a time and store those three in the frig for bedtime snacks.

Dog Day of Summer Smoothie!

With the hot humid days of summer approaching, who doesn't want a refreshing treat after a long walk?  Well I know I do but so do our dogs!  Here is my recipe but please free free to substitute anything.  Also the key is to have two items that are frozen to give it that thick texture or you can even add ice.  
Smoothies are a GREAT way to rehydrate our pooches.  Don't know about your dog, my mine hardly ever drink water, so since I home cook for them, they get plenty of liquid instead of that nasty dry kibble and their smoothies add liquid also to their diet.  Liquid is crucial so they do not develop Urinary Tract Infections and other illnesses.


2 celery sticks
1/4 of an English Cucumber (skin on)
2 strawberries
1 carrot or a few baby carrots
1/4 cup blueberries
a little chunk of ginger
1/4 cup unsalted pumpkin seeds
1 frozen banana
1/2 frozen orange
1/4 cup PLAIN yogurt (non fat)

Place all ingredients in a blender putting the frozen foods on the top.  Blend it up!  With my Vitamix blender it only takes 30 seconds.

I would not store it in the frig because it will loose its nutritional value.  Place in ice cube trays and take out before you go for your walk and when you get home it will be defrosted.  I also bet that some dogs will love to just have it frozen, I know Bella would, heck she try's to eat batteries!