Saturday, June 11, 2011

Homemade & Healthy Doggie Food

Angelique's Own Recipe for Homemade Doggie Food

1/2 cup dry long grain brown or white rice
2 cups chicken stock or broth (you can make your own or use canned stock)
1 cup whey left over from mozzarella (or 1 more cup of chicken stock)
1 cup frozen mixed vegetables
2 eggs
1 Tbsp milk or half & half
1 Tbsp cream cheese
1/4 Granny Smith or Red Delicious apple

For chicken version add the following:
2 chicken quarters (legs and thighs)
1 tsp dried rosemary
1 tsp lemon herb seasoning (no salt)
1/2 tsp garlic and herb dried seasoning (no salt)

In a medium sauce pan add the rice, chicken stalk, whey and cream cheese.  Cook over high heat until it boils and then reduce to simmer and partially cover. 
Defrost veggies in a microwave safe bowl in 2 tbsp of water for 3 minutes, grind up in food processor and add to rice mixture.
With the skin on, cut up apple into small, bite sized pieces and add to rice mixture.  One of my two pups is a rescue so she has no teeth, therefore I cut up her food into tiny pieces.
In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs and milk or half & half together and mix into the rice mixture.  Cook for about an hour stirring periodically until rice is tender.
For the chicken:
Season both sides of chicken with the herbs.  Spray a sheet tray lined with foil with butter cooking spray.  Place the chicken on the tray and bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes until juices run clear.  Let chicken rest on a wooden cutting board for 10 minutes.  Cut up chicken into small pieces and add to the rice mixture.
Your pups will enjoy much better than their old processed food and you'll be happy knowing that you're feeding food that is much healthier for them!

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