Foodie Friday – Chicken, Rice & Spinach Loaf

Time for another wonderful Friday and admittedly mum is working with some of the things that we have in the fridge, primarily some leftover BBQ Chook. Now I LOVE BBQ chicken. No need to do anything more with it than pull off the meat (remember no cooked bones including chicken) but mum does feel compelled to get creative with it and add some extra healthy stuff so here is the recipe for Chicken, Rice & Spinach Loaf

 

What you need to get out of the cupboard and fridge:

  • About 1 cup of BBQ chicken pulled off the carcass (this was using leftovers so it is really a matter of how much the family didn’t eat or you managed to look pitiful and they shared from the table back when they were originally eating it.
  • About 1 cup of cooked rice.
  • About 3 big spinach leaves.
  • About 1/2 up of self raising flour.
  • 1 egg.

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What you do with the stuff:

  • Preheat  the oven to 180 Celsius.
  • Pull the cooked BBQ chicken off the carcass and place into the food processor.
  • Add the rice, spinach and flour and turn the thing on until it all mushes up together.
  • Turn off the power (really not a fan of that noisy thing but it does do the job quickly) and then add the egg and mix it through.
  • Spread the mixture onto a baking tray lined with baking paper (easier to clean up later) and spoon the mixture out and then spread it out so it is even on the tray.
  • Pop it in the oven for about 15 mins or until it is cooked to your liking and then remove.
  • Once it has cooled than cut into pieces.

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Love hearing about others enjoying Foodie Friday. My mate Jaxon the Agilitypap is off to Canine Fun Sports Summer Camp today with treats from the Recipe Book. Have you tried any of the recipes? Any comments or photos?

Foodie Friday – Steak Bones

Don’t worry friends these aren’t the cooked steak bone variety. This is a fun little treat mum has made me with some of the leftovers from the BBQs over the Christmas period and the cool little bone cookie cutters mum bought us for Christmas.

For anyone who doesn’t know…. as much as I love my food and may look like I want it… Cooked bones are not good for me. Cooked bones can splinter as we chew them and cause internal damage.

So back to my special Steak Bones.

What you need to get out of the cupboard and fridge:

  • About 2 cups of left over cooked steak (just adjust the rest of the ingredients to the amount of steak you have).
  • A cup of rice flour.
  • About 1/4 cup of water.
  • 1 egg.
What you do with the stuff:
  • Pre-heat the oven to 180 Celsius.
  • Cut the steak off any bones (remember cooked bones are bad) into chunks. Just reasonable sizes that a food processor can handle.
  • Put the steak chunks and about half the water into a food processor and turn it on so that the steak mushes up. Add more water as needed so that the steak mushes but not too mushy.
  • Add the flour the rice flour and buzz it around in the food processor again. This is where you can play with the amount of rice flour to get the texture right. Mushy enough to that it can be spooned out of the bowl and into a tray.

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  • Last ingredient to add is the egg. Mum adds the egg and just stirs that through with a spoon.
  • Once the egg is mixed through then spoon the mixture into your bone shaped cutter. Fill the cutter and then carefully remove the cutter and do the same thing again until you have used up all the mixture. If you don’t have any bone shaped cutter than you can use other shapes (mum has used star shapes in the past) or simply flatten into tray and cut into pieces once cooked (what mum does with most of my training treats).
  • Place in the pre-heated oven for 10-15 mins (keep an eye on them) and then wait patiently for them to cool.

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Happy eating Oooo

Foodie Friday – Sardine Balls

Think mum has her “positive pants” on today. We have a fundraising trial on tonight. The agility people have organised the jumping trial to raise money for those effected by the recent bush fires. So after all the jumping work we have been doing lately and also I tend to work better at night, mum is feeling hopeful we might get a quallie (ideally 2… than I get my JD title) tonight. But most importantly it will be a fun night with my mates and in preparation for some great runs mum has made some special treats.

 

What you will need to get out of the cupboard and fridge:

A tin of sardines (normally about 100g)

Half a cup of flour (we used rice flour)

Half a cup of breadcrumbs

2 eggs

 

What you do with the stuff:

First job is to pre-heat the oven to about 160C and line a baking tray with some baking paper (easier to clean after so you can get back to pats or throwing the ball).

Then back to the food to put the sardines into a bowl and mash them up with a fork.

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Then add the flour and breadcrumbs.

Lastly add the eggs and mix it all together.

Once it is all mixed simply spoon out into balls the size you want. Mum did balls that were about 2cm in diameter today as they were going to be “jackpots” at the end of runs tonight but you could do as smaller balls or as a slice and cut up depending on what you want to use it for.

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Pop in the oven for about 20 mins or until they are solid but not too hard.

Looking forward to eating these tonight…. hopefully with a qualie card.

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Foodie Friday – Tuna, Rice & Vegie Slice

Some yummy treats prepared before my 1st obedience trial tonight. Lots of yummy and healthy stuff all in one.

 

What you need to get out of the cupboard and fridge:

A tin of tuna

A cup of cooked rice

A carrot

A bunch of brocolli

Half a sweet potato

2 eggs

 

What you do with the stuff:

Well there is a bit of preparation in this one but if the humans are smart there will prep this one as they are making there own dinner.

Make up the rice as you would normally cook rice. Mum loves appliances so she puts the rice in the rice cooker, adds the water, closes the lid and presses a button. Thankfully this appliance doesn’t make a lot of noise.

The veggies were chopped up, put in a plastic bowl and popped in the mircowave for 6 minutes until they were a bit soft.

Once this is done it all goes into the blender along with the tuna.

Tuna, Rice & Vegie Slice (1)Blend it up until it is all a mush.

Tuna, Rice & Vegie Slice (2)Then add the eggs and mix with a spoon.

Once the egg is mixed through then spoon it out into a tray (line with some baking tray to make it easier to clean).

Pop it into an oven which has pre-heated at about 160 Celsius and cook for about 20-30 mins.

Wait for it to cool and the enjoy. Hopefully I will get lots after the trial tonight. Paws crossed.

 

And one last one…. we are out at Nana & Poppy’s as they live close to where the trial is tomorrow. Bad jokes coming from Poppy including this one…. Paddy and is wife are in bed one night and their neighbour’s dog is barking like mad. Paddy says “to heck with this!” and storms off. He comes back upstairs 5 minutes later and his wife asks “What did you do?”. Paddy replies “I’ve put the dog in our garden. Let’s see how they like it!”. OK it’s a shocker but hope this put a smile on your face for a Friday.

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Foodie Friday – Banana & Blueberry Freezie

Another Foodie Friday and another puppy culinary adventure. This week we were inspired by some smoothie recipes created by Pretty Fluffy but made them into our own based on what ingredients we had available and mum’s love of giving me things that take longer to consume… and a smoothie just doesn’t cut it from a delayed satisfaction perspective for her. So here you have it…. Banana & Blueberry Freezie.

 

What you need to get out of the cupboard and fridge:

1 x banana

1/3 cup of frozen blueberries

2 cups of water

…. yep that is all you need! Simple isn’t it.

What you do with the stuff:

Pop everything into a nasty noisy blender* and turn it on.

(*Personally I’m not much of a fan of the blender as it is noisy and I don’t like loud noise – don’t like the vacuum cleaner either) but I am starting to see the benefit of what comes out of the noisy blender).

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Once it is all mushed down that simply pour it into some containers like we did for the Puppy Iceblocks. Except you just pour it all in at once (unless you want to get creative and put other treats in the middle).

Now pop them into the freezer and wait for them to freeze.

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Once they are ready just run the container under a bit of water to loosen the sides and pop out the Freezie to be enjoyed!

Banana & Blueberry Freezie - Waiting(I’m patiently waiting….)

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Foodie Friday – Roo, Rice & Carrot Loaf

It’s another Friday and time for my official taste testing duties.

Apologies as this one might not be for everyone as it uses Kangaroo meat which i) might probably has limited availability and ii) some people have an issue eating (or in this case cooking) the Australian national anthem. Mum takes a different approach that not only is the meat quite healthy for meat but eating a native animal means that their paws and the way they consume their food has less impact on the environment than imported meat species… but her main reason for feeding it to me is that it is pretty good stuff…

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So let’s get on with the recipe….

What you need to get out of the cupboard and fridge:

500g kangaroo mince

1 carrot shredded

1 cup of cooked rice

1 egg

What you do with the stuff:
As per most of mum’s recipes this all get mixed in together. She started with the carrot and rice and then added the mince. Finally the egg and made sure they were all mixed together.
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Heat the oven to about 160 celicius
Put the mince mixture onto a tray (line with baking paper to make it easier to clean) patting it out so it is flat (about 1.5cm thick)
Bake for about 20 mins (just keep checking on it)
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Take it out and wait for it to cool before cutting into pieces. (gheez it takes a long time to cool!)
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It isn’t the prettiest thing we have made on Foodie Friday but gheez it tastes good!

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Foodie Friday – Chicken & Turmeric Slice

Inspired by an article mum found on Paws & Pedals about turmeric and with some left over barbeque chicken (a regular occurrence around here as a BBQ chook is an easy meal for the family that I LOVE the left overs) Foodie Friday has delivered me a Chicken & Turmeric Slice…. hmmmm

What you will need to get out of the cupboard and fridge:

Some chicken. We used about 1 1/2 cups of left over barbeque chicken

A cup of flour. Plain or rice flour are fine.

A teaspoon of turmeric

An egg

A dash of olive oil

 

What you do with the stuff:

Put it all together and mix it up.

If you haven’t noticed from earlier recipes mum likes her food processor so she throws it all in that. While I don’t really like the noise of the thing it does do a good job of mixing it all up. Although breaking the chicken into small pieces and just doing a hand mix will work too.

 

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In the meantime preheat the oven to about 160oC (just keep your tail away).

Back on the bench get a a tray, line with baking paper (just makes it easier to clean up afterwards) and then poor the mixture into the tray and flatten out at about 1.5-2cm high.

Bake for 15-20  mins – just check to make sure it isn’t burning.

Once ready let it cool before cutting into pieces…. and use all your will power not to eat them all at once.

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Foodie Friday – Puppy Mint Balls

My mate Roy & Molly are SO lucky! There mum came along to training yesterday with these yummy treats. I think mum was even tempted to have one. We gobbled them up! Mum didn’t stand a chance of getting one!

So we are lucky enough that she shared the recipe…

What you will need to get out of the cupboard and fridge:

250g flour…I use rice
25g mint chopped….half bunch
15g parsley
3 T olive oil
250ml cold water, approx
1 T activated charcoal (opt)
What you do with the stuff:

Put flour herbs and charcoal in a bowl (mum kinda cheated and put them into the blender).

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Mix in the oil and the water a little at a time, to make a smooth dough.

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Roll into small balls…don’t make them big they will not cook through…….about 1cm round. Place on greased baking sheet or paper.

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Bake 180c for 25-30 mins.

Store in a cool place (and probably out of reach of me!)
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Foodie Friday – Banana & Blueberry Bickies

You might notice there seems to be a theme with bananas being a regular feature in Foodie Friday. Yes I do like bananas and yes mum does appreciate they are good for me… but toddler also goes through devouring bananas to not eating any and hence we get a stockpile of overripe bananas that mum comes up with creative ways to consume them (mum also makes a pretty good banana bread for human consumption).

So today’s Foodie Friday treat takes an idea from my mate Roy’s mum (who makes awesome treats and also human cakes when we get to snaffle a bit) and adds the ever useful banana.

What you need to get out of the cupboard and fridge

A couple of ripe bananas.

A cup of oats.

A cup of blueberries or other berries (JUST NO SULTANAS…. SULTANAS ARE BAD FOR DOGS). These can be fresh or frozen.

An egg.

What you do with the stuff:
Mix everything in together including making sure the banana is well mashed up.
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Have the oven on at around 160oC
Line a baking tray with some baking paper (that just makes it easier to clean up after).
Now mum decided to get funky today and put the bickies in little shapes. She really needs to get some bone (or other dog relevent) shape cookie cutters (so anyone in Australia or Sydney reading this who knows where to get some please let us know) but instead used a star (she said it was something about a trial tomorrow and I was going to be a star… I think it was just the best out of the Christmas themed options). But back to the cookie cutter shapes…. put the shape on the tray and then fill with the mixture and pat down. Remove the cookie cutter and continue until all the mixture is used up. They bake without the cookie cutter on them.
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Pop in the oven for 10-15 mins and then you are done.
In the meantime don’t forget to hand over the bowl for cleaning…
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Hope you enjoy… I did! Mum was lucky to get this photo.. she put the bowl down and I had it in seconds.
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