It’s Time For You to Get Cooking; Fur-ttatas, Jerky, and Frozen Treats
Your dogs, like mine, Max and Willow, and all of their other furry friends deserve tasty, healthy treats. These delights from Paw Patch Pastries will always leave your fur kids barking for more. Baking for dogs is a lot of fun, especially when the recipes are easy-peasy like these. Try these healthy, no-fuss, no-muss specialty recipes from the Paw Patch Pastries kitchens. You’ll be baking, making, and freezing Fido favorites in no time. Just add love, and don’t forget to “bark all about it” (#BarkAllAboutIt).
What’s for brunch? Try a Fur-ttata
½ cup fresh organic spinach, chopped
¼ cup organic carrots, chopped
¼ cup organic peas
¼ cup Parmesan cheese, shredded or grated
¼ cup cheddar cheese, shredded or grated
2 tablespoons coconut oil, softened
6-8 organic eggs
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Combine all ingredients—except the eggs—in a medium bowl, toss, and set aside. In a second bowl, add the eggs and whisk them together. Add all the ingredients into the bowl with the eggs and mix.
Pour the egg mixture in a lightly greased skillet and place it in the oven for 15 to 18 minutes or until golden. Pull the pan out of the oven when done and allow to cool, slice, and serve.
Benefits of spinach: Adding spinach to your dog’s diet adds roughage as well as needed antioxidants and iron. Spinach also contains high levels of vitamin K, which helps maintain good bone health and growth
Let’s Talk Turkey Jerky
1 pound ground organic turkey
1 tablespoon organic olive oil (optional)
Preheat the oven to 175 degrees. Combine the ingredients and put them into a disposable pastry bag. You will not need a tip; simply cut off the tip of the bag.
Prepare your baking sheet by lining it with parchment paper.
Pick up your bag and squeeze out 4-inch lines onto the baking sheet about ½-inch apart. (The jerky will shrink while baking.)
Place the baking sheet in the oven and bake for 2 to 2.5 hours until done. Flip the jerky after the first 1.5 hours and continue baking.
Your jerky will be ready to come out of the oven when it is fully dry and leathery. Remove from oven and allow to cool and then enjoy.
Benefits of turkey: Turkey is a lean white meat that helps dogs build muscle. It is also a highly digestible protein source for dogs.
Hooray for Strawberries
14 fluid ounces of coconut milk
1 basket fresh strawberries
2 fresh basil leaves
(Set asdide a few extra leaves of fresh basil as garnish)
Cut the strawberries into quarters and toss into a blender. Finely chop the three basil leaves. Add the coconut milk to the blender and blend until smooth. Add the chopped basil leaves and blend for 5 to 10 seconds.
Pour the mixture into fun ice cube trays and freeze for a minimum of 2 to 3 hours or until frozen, garnishing with pieces of the extra basil leaves if so desired
Once they are completely frozen, remove them from tray and place them in an airtight container or storage bag, putting it put back in the freezer. Serve frozen, and sit back and let your pup kick up her paws to enjoy these cooling-off treat
Benefits of basil: Basil has anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties which promote gut, joint and cardiovascular health in dogs.
Benefits of strawberries: Strawberries are full of antioxidants. They also boast high fiber, a lot of vitamin C, and contain an enzyme that can help whiten your dog’s teeth.
Carla Ocfemia is the owner of Paw Patch Pastries & Pet Boutique, 3150 18th St., No. 112, San Francisco, 415-598.WOOF (9663). Visit Paw Patch Pastries at PawPatchPastries.com or send email to Info@PawPatchPastries.com. Congratulations to Paw Patch Pastries for winning Best Dog Friendly Bakery — San Francisco and Best Doggie Birthday Present — San Francisco in Bay Woof’s Beast of the Bay 2017 Awards.
Main article photo by: Fur-ttata courtesy of Paw Patch Pastries, strawberries by Quinn Dombrowski-CC, ground turkey by PathWithPaws-CC