Category: Healthy Recipes
EASY HOMEMADE DOG FOOD
Sometimes I like to alternate my whippet’s “go To” Honest Kitchen meal with a week or so of homecooked. Below is a simple, easy to prepare recipe that sits well with my sensitive whippet’s GI tract. The Holistic Vet Blend vite/min mix is formulated to balance the nutrition needs of your dog.
RACIE AND REESE’S FAVORITE HOMECOOKED MEAL
1lb choice of ground beef, chicken or turkey
5tbls mix of finely ground spinach, yellow squash & apple
½ cup finely ground carrot
1 cup low sodium chicken broth (Pacific makes a good one)
1 tbls coconut oil
1 5/8 cup choice of well cooked basmati rice, long grain brown rice, quinoa, sweet potato or russet potato
2 tsp Holistic Vet Blend Limited Ingredient Vitamin and Mineral Mix formulated to balance above recipe.
Canine LIMITED Premix – Dog Supplement for Homemade Food
Saute ground meat in coconut oil, add cooked grain of choice and all finely ground veggies mixing well. Add chicken broth and cook down to desired consistency.
When cool mix in Vite/ Min so evenly distributed.
Makes about 6 cups food. Racie is 25 lbs and gets 2 ½ cups daily.
No Sugar Chocolate Or Carob Treats
Chocolate Or Carob Treats
INGREDIENTS (organic preferred)
- Approx. 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa or carob powder (add a bit more to form patties)
- 2/3 cup extra virgin coconut oil
- 1 tsp stevia powder. I like 365 Brand in the small canister or 1/8 cup pure ground green stevia powder. VIP: Add stevia in small amounts and taste for sweetness as brands vary in taste/intensity.
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla or almond extract
- 1 pinch Celtic sea salt or Himalayan salt (optional)
For variations choose from these additional ingredients:
- shredded unsweetened coconut
- dates chopped
- chopped pecans or walnuts
- Crushed raspberries
- Grated lemon peel
- Chopped banana chunks
- Crispy rice cereal
- Melt oil in a small saucepan and fold in the stevia, vanilla/almond flavor, cocoa or carob powder, salt. VIP: Add stevia in small amounts and taste for sweetness as brands vary in taste/intensity.
Pour onto a parchment or foil lined cookie sheet and refrigerate or freeze until semi firm for about 10-mins. Then fold in any variation ingredients and form into bite size balls or patties. You can also roll the balls or patties in any of the variations. Store in a container in the fridge.
For Bark :
Pour onto a parchment or foil lined cookie sheet, add variations if desired and refrigerate or freeze for 20 min or until firm. Break into bite sized pieces and store in the fridge.
For Fancy Treats:
Use a chocolate mold in your favorite shape. Simply pour your batter in, refrigerate or freeze and pop them out when you are ready to enjoy.
*These treats will melt at room temp, so please remember to store in an airtight container in your fridge or freezer.
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KAAREN’S RECIPE OF THE WEEK:
My husband Gene and I enjoy salads year round. With a bit of creativity, they need not be boring.
Here is a simple layered salad that not only is packed full of nutrients and beneficial fiber, but has a variety of tastes and textures guaranteed to appeal to even the pickiest eaters.
Feel free to substitute any ingredients available seasonally and/or add any of your personal favorites.
Kitchen Sink Salad
1/3 cup each of the following:
Shaved raw crooked neck yellow squash
Shaved raw zucchini
Shaved raw red pepper
Shaved raw apple
Shaved raw carrots
¼ cup shaved raw golden beets
¼ cup shaved watermelon radish (any radish available is fine)
¼ cup sliced celery
¼ cup sliced mushrooms
¼ cup sliced rinsed pitted low sodium black olives
1/3 cup diced fresh tomatoes
3 cups chiffonade mix of Little Gem lettuce, Spring Greens Lettuce/Baby spinach/Baby kale
Marinated Fresh Mozzarella :
Combine all below well and then add in 6 0z sliced fresh mozzarella
3 tbls finely chopped fresh basil
4 tbls extra virgin olive oil
2 tbls fresh lemon juice
4 tbls balsamic vinegar
2 tbls. Heinz ketchup (See the Heinz Health & Wellness line)
1 tsp Dijon mustard
Marinate above for 30 min or more. Toss all salad well and then fold in Marinated Mozzarella . Add balsamic to taste.
Accompany with sourdough bread if desired.
To see more recipes like this please check out my two books “Eat Your Way To Health” and ” Ageless Beauty From The Inside Out” at www.healingessences.com
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RECIPE OF THE WEEK…BLACK BEAN STEW
Here’s a quick and easy recipe for all you black bean lovers….
SPICEY BLACK BEAN STEW
CALIFORNIA CONFETTI SALAD
This is one of my husband Gene’s favorite salads that is packed with superfoods like cilantro, baby kale, cabbage and ginger.
Gene and I like this combo best, but feel free to substitute veggies or add more variety of veggies to this recipe.
½ savoy or green cabbage finely chopped
2 large handfuls baby kale finely chopped
4 Persian cucumbers or 1 cup English cucumbers diced
1 red bell pepper diced
1 large handful cilantro rough chopped
1 medium apple diced (Envy, Opal or Pink Lady apples work well)
½ cup organic raisons
1 cup halved cherry tomatoes or 1 cup tomato diced (added at last minute after dressing)
Fold In Choice Of:
Shelled pistachios, peanuts, cubed cooked chicken breast, shrimp, white sesame seeds or pumpkin seeds
Toss all ingredients together until evenly mixed.
2-3” fresh ginger peeled, rough chopped and then chopped finely in a food processor. Add 3 cloves garlic or for subtler flavor, 1 tbls shallot, 4 tbls. mayo (or avocado mayo if vegan), 5 tbls rice vinegar, 3 tbls sesame oil and 2 tsp Dijon mustard to the ginger and process until smooth.
Cover the veggie mixture with the dressing and toss well adding tomatos at the end.
Cilantro aka Chinese Parsley /coriander,has been a staple in cuisines around the world with it’s use dating back centuries. If you enjoy Mexican food, you’ve tasted cilantro in guacamole.
Here are a few of cilantro’s many health benefits:
Recent studies show that cilantro attaches to heavy metals like lead, arsenic, and mercury in the bloodstream acting as a “bio absorbent”. This process, called chelation, helps our bodies eliminate metals from our systems through our excretory systems, to cleanse and purify our tissues, organs and blood. Cilantro leaves contain the bioactive components, flavonoids, saponins and fibers capable of absorbing and chelating heavy metals.
The leaves of the cilantro plant also have potent anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antifungal, antimicrobial effects as well as the significant chelating properties mentioned above.
Researchers have found that cilantro may provide many other health benefits in the form of reducing the risk of heart disease, diabetes, obesity, and seizure severity, as well as raising energy levels and promoting healthy hair and skin.
In Traditional Asian Mediciine, cilantro has a predominantly cooling and grounding effect and has been known to contribute to detoxification pathways within the body by stimulating the liver. By stimulating the liver and increasing bile production, cilantro helps contribute to the overall lowering of LDL cholesterol and triglyceride levels
With it’s many health benefits, unique taste and versatility, cilantro can be an easy, low cost addition to incorporate into your wellness plan.
A Votre Sante,
PS Stay tuned for easy, delicious cilantro recipes in the coming weeks.