Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits

This is my own recipe. I usually look at a bunch of different recipes trying to decide which one I will make, and in the end I just wing it.

  • 1/4 cup bulghur wheat
  • 2 1/2 cups flour (or more as needed)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3-2/3 cup rolled oats
  • 1/8 cup flax seed
  • 1/8 cup vegetable protein
  • 1/8 cup wheat germ
  • 1/2-3/4 cup chunky peanut butter
  • 1 1/2 cups boiling water

Mix all this together. It should resemble bread dough. Add more flour if it is too sticky. Roll out onto floured area and cut the dough into desired sizes and shapes. I had bone shaped cookie cutters, but your dog really isn't going to care what they look like. You could just cut them into strips.

They should be baked in a 325 degree oven for about 40-60 minutes. They will be dry and hard when done. Cool and store in a non-airtight container.

My dogs highly approved!! Four paws!

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Apple and Herb Chicken

I created this recipe for my clay pot cooker, but you can use it for how you normally roast a chicken.

  • 1 whole chicken
  • 1 medium sweet onion
  • a few potatoes
  • a few stalks of celery
  • 2 cups baby carrots
  • 1 TBS ground rosemary
  • 2 TBS thyme
  • 1 packet apple cider mix
  • sea salt

While the clay pot was soaking in water (you need to soak it in water for 10-15 minutes before putting the ingredients so it will keep your food moist while it cooks) chop up the sweet onion, potatoes, and celery. Grind the rosemary and thyme in a mortar. Once the pot has soaked up enough water, dump the apple cider drink mix in the bottom, pile in a cut whole chicken, sprinkle it with sea salt and the ground spice, then dump in the chopped veggies with the baby carrots. On goes the lid and into a cold oven. Turned on the oven for 450 degrees (100 degrees hotter than you would usually cook the food). Bake for about an hour.

When I made this I ran some errands and came home a little late. Doesn't it look delicious even if it is a little, er, toasty?

IT WAS! The apple cider mix was a great inspired touch, too! And even though it cooked long, it was still moist.