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« Reply #15 on: May 24, 2008, 03:43:04 PM »

kaffe glad your aware of the soy and like you said you can always use salt. I use sea salt in all my cooking. I just avoid all soy as I do have a thyroid problem.
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« Reply #16 on: May 24, 2008, 03:56:42 PM »

kaffe glad your aware of the soy and like you said you can always use salt. I use sea salt in all my cooking. I just avoid all soy as I do have a thyroid problem.

Sorry t hear about your thyroid issue... but its really good that you brought the soy issue up --- lots of people are unaware of goitrogens and GMO's (including myself!)
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« Reply #17 on: May 24, 2008, 04:07:59 PM »

Goitrogens are a detriment to the thyroid so glad you mentioned that word as a lot of people like you said do not know about what this can do to ones system.
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« Reply #18 on: December 24, 2008, 07:12:57 AM »

I came across some really yummy-looking dog treats so I'll start posting them from time to time rather than posting a bunch at one time:

Meatballs with Yogurt Topping

1 lb       ground lamb (or beef 10% fat or less) 
1 Tsp.    chopped parsley
1 tsp      soy sauce
1           egg
             Plain yogurt
½ Tsp    Ground pr powdered eggshell or 900mg calcium supplement  (may be omitted if recipe is given purely as a treat)

Method:
1.  Mix together ground meat, parsley, egg, calcium supplement and soy sauce.
2.  Form the mixture into  1” diameter balls.
3.  Arrange meatballs in oven grill or flat cookie pan lined with aluminium foil or baking paper.
4.  Bake in 350 deg oven for 20-30 mins or until done.  Turn balls over once for even browning.
5.  Serve with a dab of yogurt on top.

(Soy was discussed in a prior post.......if you aren't comfortable w/soy, I'd just use a dash of salt.)

I actually thought I had posted these before but I searched & I can't find them.  I know my memory cells are few (don't laugh, you'll be old some day) but I remember posting them.  If you find them, clue me in......duh!
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« Reply #19 on: December 24, 2008, 07:25:40 AM »

Here's a recipe from a local TV station:

Ingredients:

1 c. unprocessed wheat bran
1½ c. whole wheat flour
2/3 c. yellow cornmeal
1 T. beef bouillon granules
1 tsp. garlic powder*
2 eggs
½ c. beef or chicken broth (water can also be used)
¼ c. oil
½ c. shredded carrot
½ c. minced fresh parsley
3 strips fried bacon crumbled
 
Preparation:
 
Place first 5 ingredients in a large bowl. Combine with whisk.

Stir in eggs, broth and oil. Knead in carrot, parsley and crumbled bacon.

Roll dough to ¼" thickness. Cut with cookie cutters, or cut into strips. Bake at 350 for 30 - 40 minutes depending on size. 

*Garlic is controversial, so you may want to omit this ingredient, or add a dash of salt.

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« Reply #20 on: December 24, 2008, 01:30:13 PM »

Thank you,I'll have to try it. Mine all love bacon !
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« Reply #21 on: December 25, 2008, 05:18:17 PM »

Nice to have some recipes to pick from as hopefully lots more will be making their own dog treats. For xmas my dog received the chicken strips from Trader Joes and it said Product of China on it. So did not want to offend my niece by stating we do not buy or eat MIC here so will try and take them back and exchange for something I would trust for my dog.
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« Reply #22 on: December 26, 2008, 05:26:36 AM »

Nice to have some recipes to pick from as hopefully lots more will be making their own dog treats. For xmas my dog received the chicken strips from Trader Joes and it said Product of China on it. So did not want to offend my niece by stating we do not buy or eat MIC here so will try and take them back and exchange for something I would trust for my dog.

Ewwwwww..........TJs has some beef sticks & Charlie Bears, both of which are made here.  Hannah loves them.  I've looked in there before & I believe these are the only two dog treats not MIC.  Sad but true.

At least your niece was thinking about your pooch at Christmas time........heart in the right place. Wink
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« Reply #23 on: December 26, 2008, 05:45:35 AM »

That meatball recipe is from kaffe back in Feb........also posted these:

Liver Squares

1 lb       Chicken liver
1 c       Rice flour
4       Eggs
2 Tbsp                Grated zucchini
2/3 tsp                Eggshell (ground or powdered)

Method:
1.  Blend all the ingredients in a food processor.
2.  Pour mixture onto a greased baking sheet with a raised edge on all sides. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 mins or until done.
3.  Cool and cut into “bitable” squares.  Store in airtight jar and refrigerate.
Recipe makes between 1 ½ to 3 dozen squares.



Bacon Bliss

8             Slices Bacon
4             Eggs
1/8 C       Vegetable Cooking Oil
1 C          Water
1/2 C       Powdered Milk
2 C          All-purpose Flour
2 1/2 C    Wheat Germ

Method:
1.  Cook the bacon until crisp.  Allow to cool and then crumble.
2.  Beat the eggs.
3.  In a medium bowl, combine all the ingredients; mix well.
4.  Form mixture into small balls or any shape you desire.
5.  Arrange balls or shapes onto greased cookie sheet and bake in 350 degree oven for 15 – 20 mins.  Leave in the oven and allow to cool and harden overnight.
6.  Store what will not be immediately eaten in airtight jar.  Pieces may be frozen if desired.

Recipe makes 3 to 4 dozen treat balls

Note:  This is a treat only recipe. 

Sorry, didn't mean to steal your recipes.  I copy & paste any good recipes I find so I have a bunch in Word.......don't know where or when I got them though!
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« Reply #24 on: December 26, 2008, 09:54:51 PM »

Yes JanC my great niece had her heart in right place. She knows I am just about all organic as much as possible so might have thought since it was from Trader Joe's that it might be something I'd buy. That bacon bliss sounds delish. Just bought no nitrate, no antibiotic, hormone free bacon so only need to get a couple more ingredients and voila - bacon bliss for Foxy Lady.
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« Reply #25 on: January 06, 2009, 09:16:34 AM »

I received a newsletter from Dog Travel Company (dogtravelcompany.net) and they listed this recipe that I will be baking. I'm not a member to this group as I don't travel, but this sounds great that you can travel with your fur kid sitting next to you.

I like this recipe because both dogs love peanut butter and can be made grain-free:

                                  Peanut Butter Dog Treats

1 1/2 Cups of organic peanut butter
2 cups whole wheat flour*
2 Tablespoons of molasses
1 egg
1 Tablespoon olive oil
1-2 Tablespoons of water to moisten as needed.
 
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Mix peanut butter, molasses, egg, and olive oil until blended.  Add flour 1/2 cup at a time until completely mixed in.  You may use more flour if consistentcy is too tacky.  If consistency is too dry, add a tea spoon of water.
 
On wax paper, roll dough out to 1/4 inch and then use a pizza cutter to slice dough into strips 1 inch x 6 inches.  Place on baking sheet and bake at 375 degrees for 12-15 minutes.
 
Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
 
*If your dog is allergic to grain and you are looking for a grain-free recipe, you can substitute whole wheat flour with almond meal, walnut meal, soy meal, or tapioca meal.  If almond or walnut meal is not readily available, use a food processor to pulverize 4 cups of shelled nuts into a floury consistency.
 
As always, check with your vet to make sure your dog is not allergic to any of the ingredients before feeding treats.
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« Reply #26 on: June 21, 2009, 10:38:27 AM »

Kaffe - THANK YOU for posting these lovely recipes.  Lex's birthday dinner is on Wednesday, and she's turning four - we did a cake last year, but wanted to go all out this year.  Now we can!  Lesliek was kind enough to point me to this thread, and the meatballs as well as the bacon treats will both be on the menu.  Off to search for more yummy kaffe recipes...   Grin
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« Reply #27 on: November 04, 2010, 05:47:05 PM »

I was on an all natural dog food website & copied this treat.......made them for Hannah & she absolutely loves them.  Will have to make them again.  I did substitute oatmeal for cream of wheat & only used a very small amount of powdered milk......they came out really soft.  I just froze them (which you should do anyway because they probably mold quickly) & give them to her broken into small pieces from the freezer........she goes nuts for these things.

Healthy Pumpkin Cookies


One 15 oz. can mashed pure pumpkin (NOT the spiced pie filling)
3/4 cup cream of wheat (or rice cereal if wheat-sensitive) You can mix this dry--no need to cook it first
1/2 cup dry powdered milk
Directions: Preheat oven to 300 F.
Mix all ingredients together. Drop small spoonfuls (I use about half of a tablespoon) onto a lightly greased cookie sheet and bake at 300 degrees for 15-20 minutes.
If you'd like to make bite sized cookies for small dogs, training rewards or just small treats, you can use a pastry bag and squeeze out rosettes about the size of a dime for tasty bite sized cookies!
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« Reply #28 on: November 04, 2010, 07:55:40 PM »

Wow this recipe for the Pumpkin cookies is so simple and few ingredients - love it as now that weather is getting cooler can turn on the oven and bake some for Foxy Lady.
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« Reply #29 on: November 06, 2010, 07:29:20 AM »

That looks like a great dog treat recipe, if I had a dog, I'd for sure be trying them out!
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