Banana Mutt Cookies

The way to a man’s best friend’s heart is also through his stomach. Here’s a lip-smacking recipe for your dear pooch. With the freshness of bananas and apples and the goodness of oats, these cookies are sure to have your brats drooling for more…

Ingredients:
Quaker oats – 3 cups
Ripe bananas (mashed) – 2
Apple (grated) – 1 small size
Peanut butter (crunchy) – 4 tbsps.
Vanilla essence – 1 tsp.

Steps to follow:
1. Pre-heat oven to 180oC (moderate temperature).
2. In a bowl, mix all the ingredients thoroughly.
3. Lightly grease a baking sheet with vanaspati (dalda) and drop spoonfuls of this mixture on it, leaving 2 inch gaps between each. Press lightly with a spoon.
4. Bake for 15-20 minutes until it turns slightly brown
in colour.
5. Remove from oven and let it cool on a rack. If you want harder cookies, turn off the oven but let the cookies remain inside for a few hours.
6. Store in an air tight container.

Servings: 24 cookies

Caution: This recipe includes peanuts, so please check with your vet if your dog has any allergies to any nut before trying it out.

The Spoilt Barkery, Mumbai (www.thespoiltbrat.com)

Delicious Doggy Delight

Your pooch loves to gorge on the delicacies you make. Pamper his taste buds with this healthy and delicious diet!
Liver Lip Smackers!
What do you need?
3 cups whole-wheat flour, ½ cup cornmeal, 2 tbsp wheat bran, 1 beaten egg, 3 tbsp chicken fat/vegetable oil, 1 cup cooked and coarsely pureed chicken/mutton liver and 1 cup (approx) chicken broth.
What’s cooking?
•    Preheat oven to 180ºC.
•    Sift whole-wheat flour.
•    Mix flour, cornmeal and wheat bran.
•    In separate bowl, beat the egg.
•    Add oil and ½ cup broth to the egg. Beat till well mixed.
•    Add dry ingredients to bowl a little at a time, stirring well.
•    Fold in liver puree.
•    Turn dough out on lightly floured surface and knead briefly. Add more flour if the dough is too sticky or water/broth if it is too dry. (The required quantity of flour and broth might vary slightly according to your cooking area’s temperature and humidity.)
•    Roll out 1/4” thick and cut using cookie cutters or a knife.
•    Place on greased cookie sheet.
•    Bake for 30 minutes or until firm.
•    Store in refrigerator.
Tips to follow
•    Brush cookies with beaten egg or milk before baking for a glazy look.
•    After turning off the oven, leave cookies in it overnight to allow further dehydration and thus, longer shelf life.
•    To cook liver, clean and boil it, the water after boiling can be used instead of chicken broth.

Zak’s Cheese Garlic Bizkits

Let’s satiate our pooches’ taste buds with delectable delicacies. The mouthwatering recipes will definitely add more zest to our doggies’ fun loving spirits. So unfold your apron and dust your cooking cap, barge into the kitchen, and… our smart readers know it all. Yes! Let’s be a pooch-chef.

Ingredients (Quantity 8-10 biscuits)
1-cup wheat flour
1-cup grated cheddar cheese
1-tablespoon garlic powder
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup softened butter
What’s cooking…
Mix flour and cheese together,
then add garlic powder and softened butter. Slowly add milk till a stiff dough is formed. Knead it for few minutes on flour board until smooth paste is formed.
Roll out 1/4 inch thick layers of dough and cut it into shapes and place on un-greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees in oven for 15 minutes. Let it cool in the oven. When it is cold and firm, treat your loving pooch with it. Hey! That’s not all, for longer use, store them in an airtight container…Fun ‘n’ food…fresh too, for furry friends!

Woof! Let’s gorge on Cinnamon treats!

Woof! Let’s gorge on Cinnamon treats!Let’s satiate our pooches’ taste buds with delectable delicacies to make them healthy ‘n’ happy. The nutritious mouthwatering recipes will definitely add more zest to our doggies’ fun loving spirits. So unfold your apron and dust your cooking cap, barge into the kitchen, and get going… cook fresh and healthy homemade cookies for them. Yes! Let’s be a pooch-chef.

Pooja’s Cinnamon Treat

Ingredients: (30 biscuits – 1/4 ”)

2 cups whole-wheat flour; 1/2 cup corn milk; 2/3 cup water; 6 tsp corn meal; 1 egg; 1 tsp brown sugar; 1 tsp vanilla; 2 tsp cinnamon.

What’s cooking…

Mix all the ingredients well in a bowl, until even mixture is formed. Roll out 1/4” thick mixture on the flour-board. Leave it for sometime to settle before cutting it into desired pieces. Finally bake these pieces in oven for 45 minutes at 350 degree Celsius. Cool it for sometime…before calling our pooches to gorge on crunchy-munchy cinnamon treats.

Pooja Sabharwal makes fresh dog cookies and muffins, made from wholesome ingredients, which includes Puppy Biscuits with cerelac, Good Dog Biscuits with bacon fat, peanut butter, Crunchy Cheese Biscuits, and chicken liver treats, apple cinnamon sticks etc. For more recipes contact, Pooja at: sgspooja@yahoo.com or call: 9891913573.

If you are an innovative cook and have an exclusive pet food recipe, then you are the one D&P is looking for. So just pick up pen ‘n’ paper and send in your recipe and win exciting prizes to: Dogs and Pups, 406, Sant Nagar, East of Kailash, New Delhi-110 065 or email at – info@dogsandpups.net .

 


Pamper your buddy’s taste buds with Kahala peanut butter biscuits

Ingredients:

    1. 1cup flour
    2. 1/2 cup milk
    3. 2 tablespoons peanut butter
    4. 1/2 cup grated Parmesan
    5. 1 tsp baking powder
    6. 1 egg white
    7. 1 tablespoon chicken broth

Mix dry ingredients together. Mix milk, egg and chicken broth together and add to dry ingredients. Mix together well. Roll dough out on a lightly flowered surface to approximately 1/2 inch thick. Cut into dog biscuit shapes or any shape your dog may like. Transfer to an oiled baking sheet and bake at 350 to 375 ºF for approximately 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown and crisp. Transfer to cooling rack and bow wow, the goodies are ready for your pooch.

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If you are an innovative cook and have an exclusive pet food recipe, then you are the one D&P is looking for. So just pick up pen ‘n’ paper and send in your recipe and win exciting prizes to: Dogs and Pups, 406, Sant Nagar, East of Kailash, New Delhi-110 065 or email at – info@dogsandpups.net .

Pack-a-snack!

Let’s satiate our pooches’ taste buds with delectable delicacies. The mouthwatering recipes will definitely add more zest to our doggies’ fun loving spirits. So unfold your apron and dust your cooking cap, barge into the kitchen and… our smart readers know it all. Yes! Let’s be a pooch-chef. Here’s some more cookin’ from D&P…

Waggy Bags ‘Easy as 1-2-3 banana strips’

Ingredients :
1/2 cup mashed ripe banana and 1 egg

What’s cooking…
Peel off bananas and mash it. Then mix mashed banana with egg and beat for
1-2 minutes. Spread the mixture in microwave plate evenly. After that keep the plate in microwave oven with temperature set on 100% for 2.5 to 3.5 minutes. Then let it cool off completely before treating our furry friends…lest they will go bananas…for sure!

If you are an innovative cook and have an exclusive pet food recipe, then you are the one D & P is looking for. You can win exciting prizes by sending in your recipe at: info@dogsandpups.net or Dogs and Pups, 406 Sant Nagar, East of Kailash, New Delhi – 110 065

Fun, frolic, festivity… and feast too

Let’s satiate our pooches’ taste buds with delectable delicacies, this Christmas. The mouthwatering recipes will definitely add more zest to our doggies’ festive spirits. So unfold your apron and dust your cooking cap, barge into the kitchen, singing & humming jingles. Here’s wishing all pet parents…we wish you a merry Christmas…and a Happy New Year.

HOMECARE Christmas cake
Ingredients: 2 cups baking flour, 2 eggs,
1/2 cup corn oil, 1/2 cup margarine, 1/4 kg chicken liver, 1-2 pieces cooked chicken liver, then crumbled, 1/2 cup yogurt, 4 teaspoon baking powder.

What’s cooking…
Combine flour and baking powder and set it aside. In a mixing bowl, beat softened margarine until smooth. Add eggs and corn oil; mix it well then add liver, and mix until smooth. Add flour mixture and mix thoroughly. Pour batter into cake pan. Bake at 325° F/160° C for 60 minutes. Let it cool completely for a few minutes before removing it from the pan. Place cake on a serving plate and spread yogurt over top and sides of entire cake. Sprinkle crumbled chicken liver over top to delight your darling.

HOMECARE Cookies Treats
Ingredients : 2 cups chicken liver broth,
2 cups baking flour, 2 eggs, pinch of
baking soda.

What’s cooking…
Mix fresh chicken liver broth with baking flour until dough. Then add eggs, baking soda to the dough until it blends completely. Then cut into your treat sizes. Press it into your greased oven pan. Bake at 325 ° F/160 ° C, until ready to treat your pooch…!!!
HOMECARE Dog Food provides specially-formulated, nutrient-enriched fresh pet food in Mumbai. An idea conceptualized by two brothers Kashiff and Wasiff Khan. Started in 2003, these Dabbas delight a lot of pooches. To pamper and treat your doggie, call 919820803330.

Woof! Woof! It’s feast time

Ymm! Ymm! Yummy… let’s satiate our pooches taste buds with delectable delicacies. The crunchy treats, hot ‘n’ spicy chicken, mouthwatering recipes…all will definitely leave your pooch asking for more. So unfold your apron and dust your cooking cap, barge into the kitchen and… our smart readers know it all. Yes! Let’s be a pooch-chef.

HOMECARE
Yumm Treats
Ingredients:
1 cup oats
1 cup wheat flour
2 whole eggs
1/4th kg liver
1 flat teaspoon baking soda
What’s cookin’
Mix all the above ingredients in a blender until mixture. Press it flat into a greased square pan. Bake at 325 degrees F/160 degree Celsius, until ready and
then cut into your treat sizes.

HOMECARE Chicken & Rice Delight
Ingredients:
Bone-less chicken
Cooked brown rice
1-cup oats
French beans
What’s cookin’
Boil chicken, oats and French beans, and mix them well with rice. Serve it hot to your pooch’s delight.
HOMECARE Dog Food provides specially-formulated, nutrient-enriched fresh pet food in Mumbai. An idea conceptualized by two brothers Kashiff and Wasiff Khan. Started in 2003, these Dabbas delight a lot of pooches. To pamper and treat your doggie, call 919820803330.

If you have an exclusive pet food recipe, then  pick up pen ‘n’ paper and send in your recipe to us and win exciting prizes at: Dogs and Pups, 406 Sant Nagar, East of Kailash, New Delhi – 65, or e-mail at info@dogsandpups.net

Doggy delights

Zephyr has been enjoying these recipes for over a year, her coat is lovely, her weight ideal and her energy levels are perpetually high. Hope you can delight your doggy too with these recipes.

Hi, I’m Parul or as our vet puts it–“Zephyr’s mum”. Zephyr is our 17-month-old German Shepherd (when I put her age in months she sounds more like a baby, even at 33 kilos!). I always loved cooking for my family and with Zephyr being a new entrant I was all the more excited to try recipes with her, after all cooking for her was a bigger challenge because there were a thousand things she couldn’t eat. Firstly, we stuck by the ‘no people food’ rule, she had her treats slotted in categories of ‘safe’ and ‘once a month’, but by and large it meant no salt and no sugar. Secondly, we wanted her mealtimes to be fun. I decided to put together some recipes just for Zephyr. They had to have enough supplements, extra calcium, low fat and variety, quite a tall order. Despite graduating in Hotel Administration, with valid training in the kitchen, this was nothing I had faced before, but I had to do it.

I have 3 veggie recipes, these I keep for very hot months or the days she is generally feeling low and then of course there are meat ones which she prefers any day.

Love can be expressed in many ways, and who better than dog owners would know that…the high jump at your neck, the squealing in delight, the joyous licks…and so much more!!! Now you too can do something to let them know just how much you love them…Try out these recipes by Parul and treat the taste buds of the four-legged ‘love of your lives’…These have been tried and tested (or tasted) by none other than Zephyr, her German Shepherd girl. In this article, she tells you exactly how to go about the canine culinary path…

Safe: (Please talk to your vet before going by this list, this has worked fine for Zephyr but dogs have allergies too)

  • Marie biscuits
  • Brown bread
  • Soup sticks
  • Whole fruits – apples and pears (apple seeds are bad, so you can halve them and clean the seeds out)
  • Paneer chunks
  • Chicken sausage (micro waved not fried)
  • Rusk
  • Plain cornflakes
  • Boiled egg

Once a month: (Same advice as above)

  • Cheese slice
  • Frozen cubes of milk – for fun
  • Vanilla ice cream (mainly to hide the de-worming tablet in)
  • Slice of mango (during season it has gone up to twice, but it’s such a heaty fruit)
  • Ice cream cone (plain)
  • Lassi – no salt no sugar
  • Grilled tikka/kebab – with masala washed off

Absolutely no-no

  • Chocolate
  • Onions
  • Nuts
  • Coffee
  • Raw eggs
  • Tomatoes

 

VEGETARIAN Zephyr’s Cheese Treat

1/2 kg ghia/lauki (Gourd) – cubed, 1/2 kg green pumpkin – cubed, 100 gms green peas, 200 gms paneer – cubed, 1/2 cup of soya chunks (like Nutrela), 1 tbsp corn oil.

Pressure cook all this together for just 8 minutes, so that we don’t kill all the nutrients. Cool and serve with rice/roti. The good part about this recipe is that it has the sweetness they don’t always get to taste, which comes from the pumpkin and peas, it has the fibre of soya and the calcium of paneer.

Zephyr’s Golden Delight

1 can creamed corn, 1 potato– small cubes, 250 gms yellow pumpkin small cubes, 50 gms grated cheese (once in a while its fine), 1/2 cup washed rice, 1 cup of milk.

Cook all this together (except for the cheese) on a slow flame for 15-20 minutes, in a covered pan. You can even pressure cook it for 6-8 minutes. Then put the cheese on top while it is hot, so that it gets soft. As soon as it cools, it is ready to be served. This recipe has no oil; the fat medium comes from the milk and cheese.

Zephyr’s Spinach Spin

4-5 tori’s (gourd) – thick slices, 1/2 kg fresh spinach, 1/2 cup moong dal, 2 pods of garlic– crushed, 1 tbsp. corn oil, 2 boiled eggs.

Pressure cook all ingredients together. Serve this with small pieces of roti as there is dal in the meal. Boiled eggs can be peeled and mashed and put as toppings!

NON-VEGETARIAN Zephyr’s Nippy Day Stew

1 kg chicken, 4-5 carrots – cubed, 100 gms paneer – cubed, 200 gms beans (please string them for the doggie too), 1/2 cup daliya (porridge) Pressure-cook all ingredients together for about 8 minutes; care should be taken to remove the chicken bones.

Zephyr’s Shahi Korma

1 kg beef chunks, 250 gms green pumpkin, 250 gms cauliflower, 1/2 cup soya crumbs (Nutrela has both the chunks and the granules), 2-3 tbsp fresh cream (malai) All this (again, except the cream/malai) needs good 10-12 minutes in the pressure cooker because of the cauliflower and the beef; here too some papaya can be slipped in if the meat tends to cook tough. Add the cream last when the food is a bit cooler, or it may split. This is ideal roti food and it can get pretty heavy with rice. If your pet has had a sleepless night or two, this meal is a sure shot way to some good sleep.

Zephyr’s Hearty Meal

750 gms mince meat (can use mutton pieces too), 250 gms mutton liver, 250 gms cabblonger. This is ideal rice food. The mince and rice go well together.