By Charmaine Ng
Bored of simply mixing your dog’s The Honest Kitchen dehydrated food with just water? We’ve got three easy recipes to spice up his or her daily meals.
Before you begin, make sure your dogs aren’t allergic to any of the ingredients suggested.
*The recipes are catered for one large breed dog. You can choose to halve the recipe or simply refrigerate the excess. Be reminded that it should stay fresh for up to four days maximum in the fridge.
1/2 granny smith apple
1/2 medium sized carrot
250g beef cubes (you can use any cut of beef or even minced beef)
- Wash and chop apple. Remove all seeds and core.
- Wash and chop carrot.
- Put apple, carrots and beef cubes into pot with 500ml of water and bring to boil.
- Once boiling, lower to a simmer to allow the beef to cook through. As the beef cubes can be thick, let it simmer for about 5 minutes.
- At the very last minute, add the egg. You can choose to break it up or leave it whole.
- Make sure the eggs are cooked thoroughly before turning off the heat.
- Let cool before serving or before mixing with your dehydrated food.
Pork Bone Stew with Pumpkin
*This recipe requires the use of a slow cooker, if you don’t have one, cooking it over the stove works just as well. But you won’t get the tenderness of the meat, bone and pumpkin like you would if you used a slow cooker.
250g pork bones
- Wash and cut pumpkin into small cubes.
- Wash pork bones and place into slow cooker or pot.
- Add pumpkin to pot or slow cooker.
- Add water to pot or slow cooker.
- If you’re using a slow cooker, set it to Auto mode and you can leave it to stew overnight. If you’re cooking it over the stove, simply bring to a boil over medium heat, then let it simmer for about 30 minutes on low. This is so the pork and pumpkin can soften up, which aids in digestion.
- Once cooked to desired softness, let cool before serving or before mixing with your dehydrated food (Preference would be a good option but the rest are just as nutritious).
Salmon with Baby Spinach
250g salmon fillet
150g baby spinach
- Clean and debone salmon.
- Wash and clean baby spinach.
- Boil water over stove, and then add fish to cook. It takes about 10 minutes for a large slab to cook fully.
- Once fish is fully cooked, remove from pot and let cool.
- Add spinach to pot and cook until wilted.
- Once spinach is ready, turn off the heat and let cool.
- Once the spinach and soup is about room temperature or slightly warmer, use it to re-hydrate your The Honest Kitchen food (Zeal is good option).
- Place salmon atop the rehydrated food and serve.