Wednesday, June 12, 2013

hUMp Day!


Happy hUMp Day, Ya'll!

Happy Piggie
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Hope your week is going well for everyone! Here's a little Squee from the good folks over at I Can Has Cheezburger to make sure you have a smile on your face! 

A few blog posts ago I mentioned making some "gravy" for my pups to add to their dry food. Well, after feeding them the gravy mixture over the past couple of weeks, I am proud to report that I am now officially the 'Bestest HUUMan' in my house when dinnertime rolls around. All four dogs go to their respective dishes and wait patiently (I know, it is a miracle!) for their food to be ladled with the 'gravy'. The dogs love it and I love that they all eat together, peacefully, and finish their food.  If one of them acts finicky and doesn't want to eat, another with be the disposal and clean their dish, which can cause some fights, growls, etc. This way, they all eat and go away happy with empty dishes.

So I thought I would share this wonderful recipe today for anyone who wants to make it for their pups. I will warn you, this will smell up your house (see my previous post about liver) and this recipe makes a large batch, so have some containers ready to hold the product when finished - I froze some in ice trays, but I made sure I had two clean squeeze bottles, like ketchup bottles, that I used to store in the fridge for dinner time.  Hope everyone enjoys!

DIY Eat - Superfood Gravy

By Henrietta Morrison

The gravies that we enjoy are not good for our dogs because they are far too salty. Here, instead, is a gravy that is perfect for dogs—meaty, rich, delicious, and with some good antioxidants, so it’s healthy as well. Organ meat in the form of liver gives it a vitamin E boost, too. It does take a bit of time to prepare, but you can then pour it into an ice-cube tray, freeze it, and take out cubes to use when you need them.

1 Tbsp oil
1 lb (approx 500 g) ground turkey
4 oz (100 g) liver
¼ cup frozen peas
3 cups water

Step 1 Heat the oil in a frying pan and
brown the ground turkey and liver.

Step 2 Once the meats are browned, add
the frozen peas then pour in 3 cups of
water. Put a lid on the pan and leave to
simmer for 30 minutes.

Step 3 Remove the pan from the heat
and leave to cool slightly then place the
mixture in a food processor or blender and
blitz until smooth.

It may still look a bit grainy once you
have done this, but your dog won’t mind!
Frozen in an ice-cube tray, this gravy will
keep for up to two months. Warm to room
temperature before feeding.

This recipe is from the original post on Modern Dog Magazine.

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