Friday, March 2, 2012

I love to cook for myself and everyone around me.  Universally, cooking brings people together and gives the chef a good feeling that what they serve nourishes the people they are feeding. A good chef is aware of every ingredient they work with and how to extract the most flavor from each ingredient in order to layer the flavors for an overall experience for the diner. People care about the conditions their food was grown and how their food gets processed. 

Pet owners care just as much about themselves as they do their pet. This means not every brand of food is worthy of their pampered pooch. Some owners have even started preparing and cooking all of the meals their pet eats. The quality of the ingredients are just as important for dogs as it is humans. Dogs cannot have seasoning in their food like onions or garlic because it can be potentially toxic to them. Dogs can eat raw meat, cut up in bite sized pieces, as long as the meat is free from bacteria. Otherwise lightly cook the meat, but never cook any vegetables added. The meal will be complete with a grain like quinoa, millet or brown rice. The grain must be a high quality and nutrient dense.

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With so much attention being put on what people consume and put into their body's it is a natural step for people to be concerned about their furry best friend. Here is a recipe that will make you and your pet happy!

Peanut Butter Dog Biscuits
½ cups water(add more water later if required)
½ cup oil
2 eggs
3 tablespoons peanut butter
2 tsp. vanilla
2 cups flour
½ cup cornmeal
½ cup oats

Blend wet ingredients together. Whisk dry ingredients together and mix into wet mixture to form a ball of dough. Roll out and shape. Put onto a non-stick cookie tray or lightly greased one. Cook 20 minutes at 400 F. Turn off oven and allow the biscuits to cool in oven until crisp and hard. Store in airtight container. 

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