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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It’s been a crazy weather week… stay safe everyone

As many Sydney bloggers have written about, including the lovely Ruby, this has been a horrendous weather week with horrible bush fires effecting many (including some in the dog training and agility community with a big paws up to everyone up at the Springwood Club where we were all looking forward to a fun agility trial on the weekend which had to be postponed… we look forward to seeing you all soon).

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With hot temperatures, gusty  winds and smokey skies it has meant mum has been limiting the amount of running around I am doing (well trying too) and also keeping me inside (again… trying too)…. including the toddler lovely getting a place mat from table when mum bought my water inside (she is a good kid).

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So stay safe my friends!

If you are looking for some cool treats check out 1st World Dog Recipes for lots of yummy ice-creams and ice-blocks to keep you hydrated.

And if you are looking for some ways to stay entertained in doors and not run around too much check out Training Tips 1st World Dog Style with most of these being good to do in doors including Touch, practicing Stays and Backward Heeling.

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Foodie Friday – Chicken Soup Iceblock

We continue with the cold stuff here on Foodie Friday as we have had some seriously hot days here in Sydney. Big Paws Up to the amazing NSW Rural Fire Service who have been out there trying to protect people, paws and property. Thankfully all the dog folks we know in the area are safe but there has been some terrible loss of properties. Stay safe folks.

OK back to Foodie Friday…

This Foodie Friday is one you can do as a quick one if you use packet chicken soup or it can be a bit more complex if you want to get fancy and make your own.

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

This is where the easy or hard bit comes in. Easy version, which is what we did as mum has had a busy week, 1 x packet of chicken soup. We used the dried / powdery stuff you buy of the supermarket shelf.

And then you just need some water.

Easy ‘eh

What you do with the stuff:

With so few ingredients it can’t be too hard can it?

Boil some water.

Put the packet mix into a plastic container.

Pour some tap water into the container and then some boiled water (about half half… do this so you don’t melt the plastic container).

Then pop it into the freezer to well… freeze.

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If you want to make it more interesting you can add stuff into the middle like in a Puppy Iceblock.

When  it is frozen simply pull it out of the freezer. Run the container under some water so the ice-block comes loose from container and pop it out to enjoy.

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Foodie Friday – Blueberry, Kibble and Yoghurt Ice-cream

A bit hot in Sydney at the moment so mum is looking after 1st World Dog with some cool treats. Even better these 1st World Dog treats are pack full of healthy stuff…. yep the healthy blueberries and yoghurt that is good for humans is also thought to be good for us dogs too.

What you need to get out of the cupboard and fridge (with a treat for me while you are in there):
Like a lot of the recipes in the 1st World Dog recipe book the exact measurements are a bit loose as they are based on what mum has around the house so don’t think you need to be exact with….
A handful of fresh or frozen blueberries.
A handful of kibble (use the stuff you would normally use.. nothing special needed here).
About a cup of natural / unsweetened yoghurt.
What you do with the stuff:
Line a plastic container about the size of what the ingredients will be once mixed together with some cling / plastic film.
Put all the ingredients together in the container and mix it all up well.
Pop it in the freezer to freeze… dah… why else would you put it in the freezer.
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When it is frozen and you are ready to treat your wonderful dog than simply take it out and pulling on the cling wrap to pull it out of the container. If it is a bit stuck than run the sides of the container under some warm water to loosen it until it can be popped out.

Wait expectantly…

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Serve… yummo!

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Foodie Friday – Banana & Peanut Butter Bickkies

Loving Foodie Friday and also loving that toddler doesn’t seem to be eating as many bananas at the moment so mum is getting creative with the bananas in Foodie Friday. Also love that banana recipes tend to also involve peanut butter… yummo! So this Foodie Friday 1st World Dog Treat is Banana & Peanut Butter Bickkies…. also another veggie one for Ruby’s owners to bake up. Hopefully with some specific Ruby baked goods they might be able to avoid other incidents (love reading about the trouble Ruby gets herself into). So let’s get on with the recipe….

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

A couple of ripe (over ripe perfectly fine) bananas… we used 2.

2 tablespoons of peanut butter.

About a cup of flour.

A dash of oil.

A dash of water.

 

What you do with the stuff:

Turn the oven on to preheat at about 160oC (our oven is fan forced so alternatively you may want to do it a might higher… and keep those paws and your snout away from the oven door…. especially when it is open… it may be tempting but it isn’t good for soft puppy skin… ps my poor paws are not due to an oven incident as much as I do supervise closely).

Mash up the bananas.

Add the peanut butter and mix them together.

Add the flour and mix some more.

Add the dash of oil and mix some more.

Finally add the water. Do this a little at a time until you get a consistency that is easy to mix but not too runny (if you get a bit runny than add a bit more flour).

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Put some baking paper on a tray and poor the mixture out. Flatten it so it is about 1.5cm high using the back of the spoon.

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Now very important.… once finish the last step place bowl in corner, discovered much easier when bowl isn’t moving around, for cleaning.

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Will take about 15mins to cook and should be still slightly springy to touch when it is ready, but not soft that your paw falls in or you get mixture tuck on your paw.

Pull it out, wait for eat to cool and then cut into whatever shapes you like. At this point you could get fancy with little bone shapes but mum plans on using this for training so I get little squares.

Banana & Peanut Butter Bickies

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Foodie Friday – Frozen Banana & Peanut Butter Puppy Icecream

After what has been a big week I am spoiled this week by my Foodie Friday taste testing duties. All indulgent treat today and nice and cool too on another hot day.

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

Really simple well ripened banana/s.

Peanut butter.

That is it. The number of bananas you have will determine the amount of peanut butter with about 1 tablespoon of peanut butter per banana.

What you do with the stuff:

Mash up the banana/s in a bowl.

Add the peanut butter and mix it in.

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Scoop mixture into an icecube tray or mum has used the small plastic containers we get with the Thai takeaway that has the dipping sauces.  Then pop into the freezer to freeze (dah!).

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When you want one simply pop it out….

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And hand it over!

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This isn’t me being nasty…. had peanut butter stuck to the roof of my mouth.

Nice and cold but they are a short chew versus things that take me longer to eat like the puppy ice-block.

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Foodie Friday – Liver Fudge

Foodie Friday continues with another recipe shared by mate Roy’s mum. Mum couldn’t remember the exact recipe but pretty happy with what she did remember… and I somehow think she is just simplifying things.

Mum does put a warning on this one that it is a bit smelly… but I think it is delicious!

 

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

A piece of liver (mum just bought the stuff from the meat section of the local supermarket).

About a cup of flour.

A couple of eggs.

 

What you do with the stuff:

The main bit is putting the liver into the blender. Mum put it in there and let it all break up… yummo!

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Then mum simply added the flour and egg and continued to blend it together.

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She poured it into a tray, putting some baking paper on the bottom and popped it into the oven on about 180oC for about 15mins (but was checking it regularly).

And I am pretty happy with the end result…. can’t wait for training tomorrow to have more.

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And licking the spoon was pretty good too…..

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Happy Foodie Friday…. Paws Up Mum!!!