Featured Recipes

SIMPLE COOKIES & CREAM by DAVID MAZOUZ (Super human treat recipe from kitchen of the star of GOTHAM)

Follow these simple steps for a yummy treat everyone will enjoy:

  • Take your favorite chocolote chip cookies or lady fingers if you prefer and dip them in your favorite chilled coffee drink (note: My mom says adults may like Kahlua or Godiva liquor!)
  • Lay each cookie down on a platter after one dip in the beverage.  This will soften them just enough.
  • Add a layer of whipping cream on top of each of the cookies
  • Add another layer of dipped cookies and then an additional layer of whipping cream
  • Top off with your choice of your favorite assorted berries or mangos

This is simple and delicious!

CAROB LIVER BROWNIES (Delicous dog treat provided by The Animal Wellness Natural Cookbook for Dogs)

Ingredients

  • 1 cup yogurt (without sugar or artificial sweeteners)
  • 1 cup pureed liver (e.g. chicken, beef, ostrich)
  • ½ cup hemp flour
  • 1½ cups whole grain flour (e.g. spelt, oat, barley)
  • 2/3 cups filtered water
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon carob powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350ºF. Lightly grease a square cake pan, or line with parchment paper. In a bowl, combine the whole oat flour and hemp seed flour with water until you have a smooth consistency. Add the yogurt and liver, and mix well. Add remaining ingredients, making sure they are all well incorporated. Pour into cake pan.

Bake for approximately 25 minutes or until the top is dry to the touch and springs back when you touch it with a finger. Cool completely before serving. Store in fridge, or cut into small squares and freeze. For extra pizzazz, ice cake with low fat cream cheese and decorate with fresh cranberries and parsley.

The benefits of carob: Not only is it rich in natural sugars, carob contains all the principal minerals and vitamins, including thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, calcium, magnesium, and iron. Carob pods were used as far back as ancient Egypt as an anti-parasitic. Carob is great for calming a sick tummy, and even though it looks like cocoa, it does not contain theobromine, which can be fatal to our animal companions.

FRITTINI EGG LOAF (Delicious dog treat provided by The Animal Wellness Natural Cookbook for Dogs)

Ingredients

  • 1 cup zucchini, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, finely minced or grated
  • 5 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1½ tablespoons fresh or 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons fresh or 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • Calcium, as per label instructions

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350ºF. In oven-to-table cookware, combine all ingredients with a whisk or fork. Bake for 20 minutes or until the center of the loaf is set and the top is golden. Cool to room temperature.

Before serving, garnish with fresh sunflower sprouts and parsley if you wish. Egg loaves can be made with a variety of vegetables, including 2 cups of young “greens” (including dandelion greens). In a pinch, a can of butternut squash is the perfect filler.

The benefits of eggs: Eggs are the most bioavailable protein. They contain lutein, which helps to keep our dogs’ skin well hydrated and plays an important role in tissue repair. The zinc found in eggs supports healthy skin and coat. Egg yolks provide a valuable source of biotin, along with vitamin E, and Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids.

DENTAL DELIGHTS (Great dog biscuit recipe provided by The Animal Wellness Natural Cookbook for Dogs)

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cooked chicken giblets (hearts, livers, gizzards)
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon oil (e.g. olive, hemp)
  • 1 egg
  • 1½ cups whole grain flour (e.g. oat, spelt, hemp or quinoa)
  • ¼ cup dried cranberries, finely minced
  • 1 egg white
  • Parmesan cheese

Instructions

Place chicken giblets in a pot and cover with filtered water. Bring the water to a boil, then turn down to simmer for 20 minutes. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Cover two cookie sheets with parchment paper. In a food processor or blender, combine all ingredients except the flour.

Blend until you have a thick paste. Add the flour slowly, so it’s well incorporated into the paste. Add a bit more oil or filtered water if your dough is too dry, or add a bit more flour if you find it’s too wet.

Dust your hands with flour and sprinkle it on a board or countertop. You can use oatmeal in place of flour. Knead the dough well, then roll it out to about ¼” in thickness. This part is particularly easy if you roll out the dough on a piece of floured wax paper or parchment paper. Cut the dough into desired shapes and sizes, or take small pieces of dough, roll out to the thickness of a pencil, and cut into small treats, like biscotti.

Bake for 30 minutes. Turn the oven down to 200ºF and remove the cookie sheets from the oven. Beat or whisk the egg white until soft peaks begin to form. Baste the biscuits with the egg white, then liberally sprinkle them with Parmesan cheese. Return the biscuits to the oven and bake for another 45 minutes. Turn the oven off and leave the biscuits until they are completely cooled.

This recipe yields more than 50 medium sized biscuits. It can easily be doubled. The biscuits store well in the fridge and also freeze well.

Note: for small dogs, roll the dough to 1/8” thickness and cut baking time in half.

The benefits of parmesan cheese: Parmesan cheese is a low-lactose food and is very versatile. It is a source of calcium and phosphorus, along with other vitamins and minerals, and is the perfect sprinkle when you have a picky eater.

WILD SALMON ROLL UPS (Yummy cat treat provided by our friends at Animal Wellness)

Ingredients

1 can wild salmon, e.g. wild red Alaskan sockeye salmon

1 to 2 tablespoons dried, rubbed oregano and/or dried catnip

1/3 cup fresh mayonnaise or Balkan style yogurt Instructions This treat can be prepared in five minutes! Place salmon in a small mixing bowl. Add fresh mayonnaise or yogurt to the salmon, and combine thoroughly. Put oregano, catnip or a combination of both on a small plate. Make small balls of the salmon mixture, roll in the herbs, and place in a serving dish. That’s it!

For the human members of your family, salmon rollups are an extra special treat when made with cream cheese and fresh herbs.

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HEALTHY HORSE COOKIES (Provided by our friends at Equine Wellness Magazine)
Ingredients
4 cups whole flour (e.g., whole oat, hemp)
1/2 cup oatmeal or hemp hearts
1 whole egg 1/4 cup maple syrup*
1-1/4 cups applesauce 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
2 teaspoons baking powder (e.g., a certified organic, rice based, gluten and aluminum free product)
1 teaspoon Saigon cinnamon
1 teaspoon finely crushed dried mint leaves (if your horse likes the taste of mint)
Extra flour for rolling out dough
Dehydrated maple syrup and sundried, unsulfured cranberries for garnish
*For insulin resistant horses, use filtered water or brown rice syrup in place of maple syrup. horse cookies

Instructions
Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C). Cover a large cookie sheet with parchment paper for easy cleanup.

Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. The dough will pull away from the sides of the bowl when it is ready to be kneaded and rolled out.

Sprinkle a cutting board or countertop with flour. Divide your cookie dough into four balls, knead each one well, then roll them out separately and cut into squares or other desired shapes. Place on cookie sheet and garnish with cranberries and/or a sprinkle of dehydrated maple syrup.

Bake for 40 minutes, or until the edges of the cookies are golden in color. Cool cookies completely before storing in an open bowl. This recipe makes 45 large cookies.

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