Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Introducing "Canine Cooking Corner," and it's a Blog Hop!

Bandit is all ready to get cookin'!
Since baking and whipping up treats in the kitchen (especially during the holiday season) is a favorite pastime for my daughter and I...and, of course, the Sibes...I thought I'd launch a new weekly blog hop called "Canine Cooking Corner" that will feature all kinds of snout-smackin' good recipes for our furpals. There will be recipes for healthy kibble add-ins, quick-n-easy nutritional dishes, homemade treats, and some healthy scratch recipes. I should add here that two years ago, when my boy Gibson was diagnosed with epilepsy and put on two kinds of medications, he gained 14 pounds as a side effect of the meds (voracious appetite). I became inventive with the add-ins (i.e. green beans, pumpkin, carrots, etc.) as a way of giving him healthy, fiber-rich foods that will fill him up, but not fatten him up. I'm able to keep him at a steady weight now - and decided to share the healthy add-ins with the rest of the furfamily. And it's all vet-approved!

If you'd like to join in--and we sure hope you will--and share some of your dog's favorite K9 recipes, please do so! From the raw diet to healthy additions and nutritious gravies to canine sweet treats and fave foods, we want to hear and pet-test them all! Photos, videos, and directions are all welcome!

To kick-off this week's hop, we will share a video recipe of one of the FiveSibes' all time fave dishes - and naturally, one of the ingredients is salmon! Now, this is not a scratch dish, but rather a fast-food healthy add-in that can be whipped up in just a few minutes. It also contains green beans, which is a healthy, lo-cal fiber addition to any recipe. So grab a hot mitt and a mixing bowl, and put those puppies to work! Bon Appétit!


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15 comments:

  1. I am not sure how to blog hop. . . But I want to figure it out!! It's late tonight. . maybe in the morning I can look into it a bit more!

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  2. I can't stop drooling...If any of you pups can't finish, just send your bowl my way.

    Loved the video! And Gibson, you are a great woofer! But, what a huge blue paw you have. The better to dig with?

    I am going to have to get my human to start cooking for me. Then she can join the blog hop and learn all the great recipes!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Suka

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  3. I used to cook and make add-ins to kibbles for Santa and Minnie and that was my biggest mistake! I have made them into finicky eaters!! I've vowed never to do that to the puppies now. Nowadays, I will only make them treats.

    - Diana

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  4. Snow Dogs - I've sent you the directions on how to "hop!" Love your pumpkin muffin recipe! I think my Sibes will, too!

    We will Suka! There's plenty to go around!

    Diana, feel free to share your treat recipes! :-)

    I should have mentioned (and have now added it to my entry) that this all came about two years ago, when my boy Gibson was diagnosed with epilepsy and put on two kinds of medications, he gained 14 pounds as a side effect of the meds (voracious appetite). I became inventive with the add-ins (i.e. green beans, pumpkin, carrots, etc.) as a way of giving him healthy, fiber-rich foods that will fill him up, but not fatten him up. I'm able to keep him at a steady weight now - yay! - and decided to share the healthy add-ins with the rest of the furfamily. Thankfully, they have not become picky eaters as a result, (although they do have their likes and dislikes), but I can see how that might happen!

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  5. Wow, you all get a lot more in your bowls than we do. Can we come for dinner? This looks soooooo yummy. Maybe we can get Mom to test it on us too.
    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

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  6. This food looks much better than the stuff I cook up for my husband. Maybe I should come on a cookery course at yours. Many thanks for your really nice comment today on my post. It makes blogging worthwhile when you get appreciative comments like yours. Thanks :) Big hug to the tribe....they look so cuddly.

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  7. That's great that you like to cook, I'm sure your dogs are happy about it too! I don't have a special recipe, but one ingredient I've discovered lately is pumpkin. Kelly loves it.

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  8. Please let me know the time of your new cooking show when it starts on TV! I won't miss it!

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  9. Oh yes gone to the snow dogs makes some fab stuff! We'll have to get #1 put together something for this-we'll join in a week or two!<>

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  10. The video is too cute. Looks like they are having a great time helping you cook. :)

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  11. Wow, what a great video. We hope our Dad will try the recipe. We look forward to more recipes to replace that stupid canned food he buys.

    Bon Appetit

    Remy and Flash

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  12. Thanks for hosting. This is a great idea for a blog hop. I haven't made any treats for my new pup yet but have been looking for recipes.

    Do you have a code for the blog button so I can add it to my blog?

    Thanks

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  13. I am following your blog now. Please visit mine when you get a chance and follow me, too.
    http://debbiedoescoupons.com

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  14. WE have seen the hu-dad cook and highly recommend avoiding that - but we can always volunteer to eat what you cook. Grins.

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  15. Your Siberians are BEAUTIFUL. ***Waving Paws in Air*** We are stopping by from The Teacher's Pet - Thankful Fur 3 Thursday Blog Hop to say Hello! and help follow your blog. Won't you stop by and say Hi and follow us, too! We love meeting new furiends.

    Have a Nice Day.
    Joan & Jane Austen Eyre

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