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Author Topic: CATS: What home-prepared meal did Meowmie fix for you this week?  (Read 91384 times)
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« Reply #45 on: November 08, 2007, 04:38:54 PM »

OK Sue, here’s the calculation based on NATS

2.5 lbs Lamb (domestic) cooked

Phosphorus = 2381.35 rounded up to 2380mg
Calcium = 170.1 round up to 170

2380 x 1.2 =  2856 – 170 =  2686

so add:

1 and ½ teaspoon powdered eggshell for 2.5 lbs of lamb

(1 tsp eggshell has 1800mg calcium carbonate)

You have a calcium to phosphorus ratio of 1.2 (cal) is to 1 (phosphorus)
« Reply #46 on: November 08, 2007, 04:50:46 PM »

Again, thank you so much, Kaffe!  I know what I'll be doing tomorrow.
« Reply #47 on: November 09, 2007, 02:06:19 AM »

Meowmie shared the family dinner with silly Cato and me last night, 'coz soon as I had a sniff of it, I went off screeching at the top of my voice to have some!  Even sat down on one of the empty chairs by the dining room table impatiently waiting to be served MY plate of this mouth-watering hmmmmm... TROUT!  Sooooo, share-and-share alike is the motto here and I convinced Meowmie to post her recipe of this "people food." Oh, Meowmie has made it clear to Cato and me that THIS is just an occassional treat-meal for us kitties.

"People-Food" Baked Trout

1 kilo    Trout fillets (you can use salmon or any filleted fish, really)

1 Tbsp   Lemon juice

1 Tbsp     Olive Oil

1 tsp     Aji-Mirin Sweet-cooking Rice Seasoning (Kikkoman)

1 Tbsp   Soy Sauce (Kikkoman)

1 tsp     Rosemary herbs


1.  Seasoning mixture:  Combine lemon juice, olive oil, Aji-Mirin, soy sauce and rosemary herbs in a small bowl.

2.  Trout:  Brush or baste the trout with the seasoning mixture.  Cover all surfaces with this "sauce."

3.  Oven:  Wrap each trout fillet in tin foil, place on a flat oven pan and bake in 350 deg F oven until done (between 30 - 40 mins).

4.  Serve hot.

ahhhh... I thought I died and went to heaven...

Maybe you want to share a meal with your kitties one day?

« Last Edit: November 09, 2007, 02:30:03 AM by kaffe » Logged
« Reply #48 on: November 09, 2007, 11:33:20 AM »

So delicious.

Kaffe, thanks for tonight's dinner suggestion Wink

You really should consider writing a cat/people food book.  
I would be your first purchaser!!!!
« Reply #49 on: November 10, 2007, 10:51:33 AM »

That trout recipe sounds great.

Thanks, Kaffe.

« Reply #50 on: November 10, 2007, 12:41:17 PM »

THANKS Peg and 5Cat... the trout was totally consumed by my four legged and two legged kids
« Reply #51 on: November 12, 2007, 01:08:42 PM »

We had raw chook, trout, and ox tongue last week.  Raw chook (chicken) is now our "staple" food, but meowmie, ever vigilant over our built-in fussiness, makes us yummy cooked meals to add "variety."  Last night, I couldn't wait for her to finish whirling and blending another PORK recipe... this I say, its tastier than raw chook.  So, here it is for the PORK fans:

Pork, Gizzards and Hearts (cooked recipe)

450 grams      Pork loin
400 grams      Chicken gizzards
150 grams      Chicken hearts
100 grams      Broccoli
2 Tbsp         Raw grated carrot
2 Tbsp         Beech Nut Tender Sweet Pees Stage 2 baby food
1 Tbsp         Beech Nut Apples and Blueberries Stage 2 baby food
1 Tsp         Organic Apple Cider Vinegar
1 ¼          Egg shell powder (or 2100 mg calcium supplement)
1000 mg                  Taurine
1/8 tsp         Dulse
1/8 tsp         Kelp

Add your supplements.  For my cats and their present needs, I put in:
2 caps         B-50 Vitamin B Complex
1 cap         100 mg  Alpha Lipoic Acid
1 cap         Multi-glandular
800 IU         Vit. E
3000 mg                   Fish or Salmon Oil   



1.  Meats:  Wrap pork, gizzards and hearts separately in tin foil.  Place wrapped pork and gizzards first inside a baking dish in order to “catch” liquids.  Bake or broil in 350 deg F oven for 20 or 30 mins.  For the last 10 or 20 mins of cooking, put in the wrapped chicken hearts (the idea is NOT to overcook the hearts, but to leave slightly pink on the inside).  When done, wait to cool and then cut or slice up and feed pieces for feeding into blender or food processor.  (you can chunk up part of all the meats if your kitty like to chew on chunks or bits).

2.  Broccoli: steam or lightly boil – do not over cook. 

3.  Save and use the caught liquids (broth) from the baking pan (and what’s inside the tin foils)  as part of your “water for processing” (for added both flavor and nutrition). 

4.  Whirl everything in blender or food processor.  When you achieve desired consistency, pour mix into a mixing bowl.  Set aside.

5.  In a smaller bowl mix together baby food, a little water, egg shell powder, taurine, kelp, dulse, and  all your kitty’s other supplements.   Blend well.

6.  Pour your supplement mixture into your meat mixture and mix and blend well.

7.  Portion into daily servings (I use ziplock bags).  Makes around 5 cups.  Each cup contains about....

Calories:  358 Kcal
Protein:   58.5 g
Fat:  11.5 g
Carb:  2.4 g
Fiber:  0.1 g
Ash: 2.2 g
Water: 75%
« Reply #52 on: November 12, 2007, 01:36:41 PM »

Off to the grocery store..............................yummm
and thanks again Kaffe.......

Book title

Kaffe Kooks
« Reply #53 on: November 12, 2007, 01:52:56 PM »

YEAH!!!!! I love that title!!!
« Reply #54 on: November 12, 2007, 10:06:28 PM »

"I maked you a cookie, but I eated it"

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« Reply #55 on: November 12, 2007, 11:34:21 PM »

For the raw feeders:

Bone Content of Various Chicken Parts

    Skin, g   Skin, %   Lean, g   Lean, %   Fat, g   Fat, %   Bone, g   Bone, %   Total,g
Wings   54.58   25.27   98.98   44.15   0.20   0.09   65.58   30.48   219.34
Breast   39.58   8.88   317.47   71.79   21.27   4.52   64.63   14.81   442.95
Legs   59.71   10.70   394.76   68.63   12.01   1.26   105.60   18.41   572.08
Back   37.08   9.39   123.72   32.10   38.94   9.48   189.91   49.03   389.65
Total   190.95   11.76.   934.93.   57.57   72.42.   4.46.   425.72.   26.21   1624.02
Feet   .   .   .   .   .   .   .   .    95.09
Viscera, blood, feathers   .   .   .   .   .                 459.82
Head & neck   .   .   .   .   .   .   .    211.65
Live weight   .   .   .   .   .   .   .    2477.45

From the above example one can see that whole commercially available chickens without innards may contain too much bones vs. meat to be fed longterm as a sole dietary source to cats (2 parts meat vs. 1 part bones), but clearly, wings (necks) and backs are definitely way too rich in bones and should only be fed as a supplement to lean meat. Meyer/Zentek say that 1 g of bones per 1 kg of body weight suffice to cover maintenance requirements for calcium and phosphorus but should not exceed 10 g per day per kilo body weight. Note that approx. 70% of the dry, fat-free mature bone are minerals (generally known as bone ash) of which the chief components are 80% Ca3(PO4) = calcium phosphate, 13% CaCO3 = calcium carbonate and 2% Mg(PO4) = magnesium phosphate and the remainder 5% will be small amounts of other macro minerals and trace minerals. The remaining 30% of bone (dry, fat-free) is the organic fraction, over 90% of which is collagen which has low digestibility  and is (to some extent) subject to bacterial fermentation in the colon.
1.   Field, RA: Ash and Calcium as measures of bone in meat and bone mixtures, Meat Science 53 (2000), pp. 255-264
2.   Lin, RS; Chen, LR; Huang, SC; Liu CY: Electromagnetic scanning to estimate carcass lean content of Taiwan native broilers, Meat Science 61 (2002), pp. 295-300
3.   Meyer H; Zentek J.: Ernährung des Hundes, Grundlagen, Fütterung, Diätetik, Parey Buchverlag Berlin 1998, ISBN 3-8263-8423-7
« Reply #56 on: November 13, 2007, 04:30:06 PM »

Thanks for the calcium adjustment for lamb, Kaffe. 

We eated it all up and asked for more but Meowmie said enuff!  Cry We wants more.
« Reply #57 on: November 13, 2007, 05:31:25 PM »

We eated it all up and asked for more but Meowmie said enuff!  Cry We wants more.

 Grin ... we eated all ours too but meowmie said, "'nuff-nuff" too  Sad
« Reply #58 on: November 13, 2007, 06:39:59 PM »

kaffe!!!! Cheesy Grin Cheesy Grin

Gizmo looks really wonderful and he sends you the biggest purrs and kitty kisses for the latest pork creation.  He eated his and then WALKED (he has been terribly lame and very unsteady in the hind legs) rather slowly and cautiously into the kitchen to demand MORE!!!!  I think "Kaffe Kooks" is helping Gizmo to heal.  

Rikers, Edgar Winter, Frosty, and Gadget are sending you purrs and kitty kisses.  They're also parked in front of the fridge guarding the leftovers..........

Bless you for all your hard work and most especially for sharing. Kiss

Peg (doing a little bitty happy dance) and the gang........and hubby who still keeps asking why he can't have some........he got my homemade lentil soup and a grilled cheese sandwich tonight
« Reply #59 on: November 13, 2007, 06:49:11 PM »

Good grief......I forgot Rufus and boy is he p***ed. Angry  He is kaffe's biggest fan.....
purrrr purrrr
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