Cookies for your dog that you can eat too!

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Making cookies for you and your dog need not be two separate events. With this recipe, you can make something for the two of you with just a few simple modifications. This is a small batch recipe, making just enough for a few fresh cookies for both of you as a special treat. The cookies stay fresh for about 3 days. You can also double the recipe if desired.

Ingredients:

1 1/4 cup whole wheat flour

1/4 cup amaranth flour

1/8 tsp sea salt

1/8 tsp cinnamon

1/4 cup olive oil

3 Tbsp pure maple syrup (be sure to not use maple flavored syrup that is full of high fructose corn syrup and artificial ingredients)

1 Tbsp plain sparkling water like Perrier or club soda (do not use flavored waters with artificial flavoring ingredients. You can also use plain water, but carbonation makes the cookies more fluffy)

1 tsp herbs de provence

1 egg

1/2 tsp milk

raspberry fruit preserves

Mix the flour, cinnamon and salt in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, mix the olive oil, maple syrup and water. Add the liquid mixture to the flour and form a dough. The dough should be soft but not sticky. Let dough rest in refrigerator for 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

For you:

On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough to 1/2 inch thick. With a small circular cookie cutter (or the top of a small juice glass), cut into 8-10 rounds and place on a cookie sheet. With your thumb press the center to make a dent. Fill with dab of fruit preserve.

For your dog:

Take the remaining dough and roll a little thinner, to about 1/4 inch thick. Cut into small flower shapes. Mix egg with milk. Brush the tops of the flowers with the egg mixture. Sprinkle with Herbs de Provence.

Bake on the same cookie tray for about 20-25 minutes. The thinner dog cookies will be crisp and your jam cookies will be more soft.

The small amount of pure maple syrup in these cookies is safe for your dog as an occasional special treat. That is also part of the reasoning for the small batch. Do be careful to not give your dog your fruit preserve cookies, especially if you are using preserves which may contain xylitol, which is very toxic to dogs. Use common sense and keep your cookies for you, but you can eat your dog’s cookies if he will let you share!

This is a fun and easy way for both of you to have a fresh-baked treat with minimal effort.

Homemade Chicken Jerky for your Dog

These tasty treats are easy to make and nutritious

 

These simple homemade chicken jerky treats for your dog are a snap to make and take worry away from buying jerky from the store.

Ingredients
2 Tbsp local wild honey
2 Tbsp unsulphured blackstrap molasses
4 Tbsp water
1 Tbsp dried rosemary
1 lb chicken (stir-fry cut)

Grind the rosemary by hand or in a food processor. Combine molasses, honey, rosemary and water in a bowl. Add the chicken and stir to cover all pieces. Cover and marinade in the refrigerator for 2-4 hours.

Preheat oven to 225 degrees. Line a roast pan with foil and place a wire rack on top. Twist and lay the marinated chicken on the rack. Brush any remaining marinade on top.

Bake for about 5 hours and let cool before serving.

These will stay fresh in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-5 days.

For longer shelf life, pre-cook the marinated chicken strips on the stove top before placing in the oven to dehydrate, still baking at 225 degrees for 2-4 hours.

 

Healthy Homemade Dog Biscuits

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Choosing the ingredients of what your dog eats is essential to good health.  Tashi loves fresh baked cookies in a variety of assortments!  These biscuits are very simple to make and are a bit hit at our house.

2 cups whole wheat flour (we use Bob’s Red Mill)
1/4 cup wheat bran
1/8 cup rolled barley oats
2 Tablespoons virgin coconut oil (melted)
1 cup water
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
1 Tablespoon pumpkin seeds

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Combine flour, wheat bran, barley oats, parsley and pumpkin seeds.  Add water and oil to dry ingredients.  Knead for 2-3 minutes.  Roll dough to 1/4″ thick and cut with a bone shaped cookie cutter.  Bake on an ungreased cookie sheet for 25-30 minutes.

 

 

 

Eggs for Dogs

Whole eggs are a great source of protein for your dog.  Our holistic vet recommends that the egg be cooked with the whites cooked all the way through, as to not cause a biotin deficiency, but with the yolks still runny.  Next time you are cooking eggs for yourself, fry up an egg or two for your dog.  It’s one of Tashi’s favorite meals!

 

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Blueberry and beef casserole

Home baked casserole for you and your dog

Everyone likes a special home-baked meal and your dog is no exception. This recipe incorporates whole food goodness in an easy to make recipe that you and your dog can share.

1/2 lb beef stew meat

1 cup goat milk

2 large eggs

6 slices Ezikiel sprouted whole wheat bread, crumbled

1/4 cup grated carrot

1/8 cup chopped italian parsley

1 stalk celery, chopped

1 Tbsp blueberries

1/8 cup peas

1 tsp dried oregano

1 tsp dried rosemary

1/4 tsp powdered eggshell

1 tsp olive oil

200 mg vitamin E, added from a one capsule

1 small garlic clove chopped fine

 

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Mix all of the ingredients together and press firmly into a glass casserole dish. Bake for 30 minutes or until brown. This recipe can also be served to your dog raw, or baked you can both enjoy its wholesomeness!