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PupCulture Magazine!

Guess what, guys and gals! I’ve been asked to contribute to a brand new, soon to be launched magazine called PupCulture Magazine! It’s an exciting step for me and I look forward to bringing as much information as possible to this new generation of dog and animal lovers.

PupCulture Mag

I would love to address any questions or thoughts you guys have on different subjects of feeding and animal health and well being! I’ll be speaking to and including interviews with experienced standard practice DVMs as well as with Holistic and Naturopathic Animal Doctors on a myriad of topics. Get in touch with me at TheOrganicDog@yahoo.com should something pique your interest! You just might be featured in an upcoming article or column 🙂

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FALL, BEAUTIFUL FALL!

We’re working on some new Fall recipes over here! The one that’s currently filling my house with yummy smells is a combo of Squash, Sweet Potatoes, and Apples boiling down with some Chamomile and a dash of Cinnamon. All are excellent for tummy and digestive health (as well as skin and coat issues!).

We’ll cook the pureed form with some ground beef or turkey… er, actually, we’ll go for that reall homecooked feel and bake some chicken and peas. YUM! The girls are eatin’ good tonight…

sooooo… what are the rest of us gonna eat?

Fall Harvest - Squash, Sweet Potatoes, Apples... with Chamomile and Cinnamon

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The Delicious Dog Dish: Molasses Ground Beef!

First time making this organic recipe and, I must say, it might be a fan favorite with

The Furry Gourmands!

YUM!

It’s almost like they knew I was cooking this meal just for them. Maybe I was giving off that “this is for you” vibe? Or perhaps I goo goo’ed the whole time about how much they were going to LOVE it. I had them licking their chops for sure 😉

This recipe is simple and will last my 2 large breed dogs 2 healthy portioned meals each (tonight’s dinner and tomorrow’s breakfast with some left over).

Here’s what I used::

1 lb Lean Ground Beef (grass fed, no hormones, etc)

2 cups Brown Rice (uncooked)

1/2 cup Flax Seed

1 large-ish Sweet Potatoe

4 tbs Extra Virgin Olive Oil (or cold pressed Flaxseed Oil)

1 clove Garlic

2 tbs Molasses

sprinkle of Cinnamon

Cottage Cheese OR Plain Yogurt

Brown Rice w/ Flax Seed

While I was waiting for the rice to finish cooking (brown rice takes considerably longer than white rice), I’d placed the steamed sweet potatoe in the same pan as the ground beef and noticed 2 pairs of begging… BEGGING… eyes. I knew they’d insist on a taste… or 3. Their first ever (as far as I know) tast of sweet potatoe and they totally wanted more!

Once done, be sure to let everything cool COMPLETELY! I actually put their bowls in the fridge for about 15 minutes with intermittent stirring to hasten the cool down. I think this was the hardest part for both the girls and me. HA! I couldn’t wait to see how well they ate and they, of course, couldn’t wait to chow down.

As soon as I put their bowls down it was game on! Baby, my Husky mix foster, is a scarfer and she, well, scarfed it. Ellie, on the other hand, is a slower eater and barely let me drag the empty bowl away when she was done.

This meal is chalk full of healthy benefits. Follow the links to read more about some of the ingredients:: Holy Protein, Batman! Beef, Sweet Potatoe, and Cottage Cheese provide the main protein sources for this meal. Add to that Molasses, Brown Rice, and Flax Seed, and you’ve got a completely balanced meal for the average pup.

ENJOY!

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Peanut Butter, Honey, and Oatmeal Dog Biscuits!

Peanut Butter, Honey, and Oatmeal Dog Biscuits!

After searching high and low for amazing dog food and doggy treat recipes, tweaking them, burning them a little (oops!), tasting myself, and having the Furry Gourmands scoff and, ultimately, approve, I’ve finally compiled a list (that I’m sure will continue to grow and evolve) of deliciously healthy pup treats! Last night’s batch of organic homemade dog biscuits turned out to be a hit!

I still want to make a few small adjustments to see how much more of a nutritional punch we can pack, as well as see what consistencies and textures are preferred by our doggy panelists 🙂 before I settle on this particular recipe, but we’ll keep the research going and the recipes growing for more more MORE hand crafted, all natural dog treats!

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what’s in YOUR diet?

 

Well, what’s in your dog’s, actually… How many of you pay attention to the ingredients in your pet food? Do you know whether soy is good for your dog or not? Are you a Pedigree shopper? (yuck, by the way!)

 

We’ll work out the best ingredients and how they go with a dog’s natural diet. We’ll figure out some recipes and see how they taste 🙂 Ellie puppy (giant 9 mo old labby pup who wandered into our lives 7 mos ago) and our foster girl, Baby, will be our willing (or unwilling) taste testers.

 

If you have thoughts or suggestions, please let us know!

 

 

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