Dog snacks made with mackerel and sweet potatoes
We have never been involved with anything fishy in the past, but it is always good to have some handcrafted delicacies in the house. Therefore, it was time to test what we were capable of dreaming up… Mackerel and sweet potato snacks for dogs that have been dried and canned (you can dehydrate or not)
Would you want to give it a shot? Here’s how we accomplished it…
- 2 medium eggs whisked
- 1.25 cups of organic wholemeal flour 1.5 cups of steaming Mackerel fillets in cans
- 1 sweet potato, cleaned, peeled, and chopped into bite-size pieces
- 1 teaspoon of organic coconut oil that has been heated
- 1/4 of a cup of water
- Prepare the oven by preheating it to 338 degrees Fahrenheit / 160 degrees Celsius.
- In a large bowl, add all of the ingredients according to their specified amounts, then whisk until everything is incorporated.
- Place the mixture in a baking dish that has been greased and lined with parchment paper.
- Take precautions, and then put the pan in the oven. The time required is between one and one and a half hours (until golden or deeper brown).
- After allowing it to somewhat cool, I broke it apart with my hands, put the pieces on a second pan coated with grease paper, and baked it at a high temperature for twenty minutes to crisp it up.
- You may leave it as it is and enjoy the goodies, as well as freeze some of them in freezer bags or other containers. However, one of our favorite things to do is… (Let your body dehydrate for four and a half to five hours)
- Wait until it has cooled, then use it to make goodies. Both Hunter and Eva are big fans of these tasty fishy delicacies.
- When stored in airtight containers or bags, baked goods will keep for three to four days, while dehydrated goods will keep for one to two weeks.
*Note: The cooking times may vary depending on your oven.
Before using any products, you need to make sure that your dog’s allergies and intolerances have been checked.
Also, remember to use caution if you are working with sharp or hot things or equipment.
Fruit & honey dog biscuits
Makes 40 bone shape biscuits
- 2 medium eggs whisked
- 3/4 cup of organic coconut flour
- 1 cup of organic wholemeal wheat flour
- deforest frozen fruit/veg (strawberry|bananas|spinach & blueberries)
- 1/2 teaspoons of organic coconut oil
- 3 tbsp of organic honey
- Preheat the over to 170°c / 338°f or gas mark 3.
- Pour your flour-measured cups into a large bowl.
- I have already let my frozen mixed fruit/veg defrost – we have a lot of these in the freezer as these are great for making quick smoothies. When it is defrosted it leaves a bit of juice to make sure you just pour that straight into the bowl.
- Mix together in the bowl the eggs, honey and coconut oil.
- Once combined, start to press down and together with your hands in the bowl to form a dough ball.
- Divided dough into two and place one onto a flour-sprinkled surface and roll out to about 5mm thick. Using your cutter cut out pieces and place them onto your grease-proof papered trays.
- Once carefully placed into the preheated oven, time 14 minutes and then once cooked we placed into the dehydrator for 5-6 hours at 70°c.
*Note: this is what we did. Your cooking times may vary.
Please check your dogs’ allergies & intolerances before using any ingredients.
Also make sure you take care when using any hot appliances or sharp objects.
D.I.Y Guru ice cubes
Ice cubes have been Hunter and Eva’s go-to treat for as long as we’ve known them, but with the recent heat wave, we’ve been exploring new methods to protect them from overheating.
Because Guru’s pet chow, when combined with warm water, becomes wonderful and mushy, we thought it would be a tasty and nutritious treat to freeze some of it in ice cube trays and serve it to him that way.
The year before last, I purchased a paw-shaped ice cube tray from eBay; more amusing options may be found by searching for “dog silicone ice cube tray.”
- Using the Guru plastic cup, scoop out enough food so that it is half full (or use a huge fist full), and then pour the food into a dog dish.
- Bring the kettle to a boil. Once the kettle has boiled, use a measuring jug to pour 200 milliliters into your dish, and then set it aside until it has cooled down (takes about 5mins). Give it a little stir when you get to the halfway point.
- Place the meal in the ice cube tray and place it in the freezer for about four to five hours.
Have fun with your summertime snacks that are much more delicious than usual!
*Note: It’s possible that other dog foods won’t mix well with Guru since it dissolves slowly, while other biscuits tend to float and swell.
Before utilizing any products, you need to make sure that your dog hasn’t got any allergies or intolerances.
Also, make sure you use caution while working with water that is boiling.