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« on: January 11, 2012, 10:20:32 AM »

Hi all me again.
I am just trying to find out how you all recommend cooking homemade diets for your pets.
I am curious to see how you all do it.

I have been trying to figure out the best way and most have pros and cons to them so I wanted to get y'alls opinion and see what you all think about the different ways of cooking for our guys.

Look forward to your opinions, ideas and suggestions
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« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2012, 11:00:43 AM »

Was using crock pot, but lately have just been sauteeing ground chicken and ground beef, weighing separately, measure out and then putting it into the VitaMix to turn in into a puree. Sautee liver and heart, weigh, put in food processor ('cause I won't put that in the VitaMix - yuck) and after pureed, add egg yolk, pumpkin and Alnutrin and mix with cooled, pureed chicken/beef mixture. Easy peasy.

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« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2012, 02:07:32 PM »

If I'm making a small batch, I prefer the bamboo steamer over a wok. That is just a giant PITA for large amounts though, so those I usually bake for boneless meats & use a stock pot or crockpot for bone in meats. Sometimes as a treat I have DH grill some of it for them. If you use bone in , remember to return the bones to the liquid ,add a teaspoon of vinegar or lemon juice & simmer at least overnight. If you can : chop a few knicks into the bones, it helps. You end up with a really rich stock for them or yourself, or both. It freezes well & the fat will rise to the top when cold for easy skimming. If they like a gravy or sauce , you can thicken it with organic flour [oat, brown rice or whole wheat] or add a little organic plain gelatin. Pureed liver & organs, simmered also make a good blood gravy.

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« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2012, 09:16:16 PM »

I cook a bunch of chicken at a time for the cat food, so I just dump all the packages into a big roaster pan, add an inch or two of water, put the top on and set the oven at about 400 degrees for maybe 10 minutes.  I turn it down to 325 for another 20 minutes then turn off the oven and leave the chicken in there to cool down on it's own.  It keeps baking for awhile from the remaining heat, but still leaves the meat a little on the pink side.  It's easy to take the meat off the bone after it's cooked. 
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