Posted by Raja on October 12th, 2009 — Posted in

new blog recipes meatloaf copyLaci’s Meatloaf

In a large bowl, mix:

1 ½ lbs. lean ground beef , chicken, turkey or a mixture

1 cup skim milk  powder

1/2 cup cooked rice (or rolled oats in 3/4 cup water or chicken broth)

1/2 cup wheat germ

2 eggs

1 cup frozen veggies (like peas and carrots)

Put into 1 loaf pan, cook at 350° for 50 – 60 minutes.     Drain fat off, let cool, then cut in slices, wrap and freeze.

new blog recipes IncanQuinoa and Beef Incan Sun Feast

Quinoa (kin-waa) is an ancient seed, extremely nutritious and with a mild nutty flavor. The cooked texture is soft and the fiber content is high. The Incans prized it; the Spaniard Conquistadors repressed it. Raja’s cuisine elevates it to the status of Food of the Dogs.

1 lb stew beef cut in 2 inch pieces
1 lb butternut squash, green beans and zucchini mixed and cut to one inch cubes or lengths.
1 cup quinoa
2 cups low sodium chicken broth
2 tbsp olive oil

Heat the olive oil in a heavy skillet. Sauté the beef until browing. Add the veggies and sauté until beginning to cook, add the quinoa and the broth, stir, allow to come to a boil and then reduce to simmer. Check intermittently to make sure the materials are submerged in the liquid and to see if you need to add another ¼ cup of chicken broth.

This stew is done in about 15 minutes when the quinoa is puffed and all liquid has been absorbed.

You may puree the meat and veggies in a food processor and then re-mix with the quinoa or simply cut it up, as your pet prefers.

This recipe makes enough to freeze for extra meals, unless you have a malamute.

new blog recipes comfortChicken Dinner Comfort Food:  Soothing and Satisfying

Here’s Raja’s staple. It’s his favorite no nonsense dinner. Not fancy and not exotic, but down home good. I make it with organic ingredients, but, let’s be honest, Raja’s a small dog and I only have one of him. You decide what’s workable. (I have it on the authority of a member of the United Farm Workers of America (UFW) that non organic green beans are the recipients of great amounts of pesticides, so maybe go for the organic beans. They’re cheap enough.)

1 lb boneless chicken thighs
1 lb bag frozen organic green beans
½ cup brown rice
2 ½ cups low salt chicken broth
1 tbsp. olive oil
Sauté the chicken thighs in olive oil until brownish, add the brown rice and sauté it for a few seconds, add the beans, stir, add the broth. Cover; allow to come to a boil. Reduce to a low simmer. Cook until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed. Raja likes this swirled in a food processor. Big dogs may like it as is. For Raja this yields about 5 nights of dinners.

Raja camel Moroccan Lamb and Barley “Tangine”

INGREDIENTS:  1 1/2 cups cubed lean lamb, 1/2 cup small pearl barley, 1 1/2 cups cut carrots, 2 tsp. olive oil, 1 1/2 cups low sodium chicken broth (no msg).

Saute lamb in olive oil until brownish (for flavor), stir in carrots and barley, add chicken broth, cover, bring to boil, lower to simmer and cook until barley is puffed and soft and carrots are tender and liquid is absorbed.  (You could need to add more chicken broth depending on the reluctance of the barley.  If it’s too damp and “soupy” take the lid off for a few minutes.)

TO SERVE: Either cut up small or process for a few pulses in a food processor.  This recipe might make 6 or 7 meals for a small Shih Tzu or one nice lunch for a Great Dane.


Comment by eve isk

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Posted on June 15, 2010 at 11:28 am

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Posted on June 23, 2010 at 8:51 am

Comment by SarahWinters

Thank you so much for such a great and inspiring post!

Posted on July 10, 2010 at 4:34 am

Comment by Sheryll & Critters.

We (ME & all 3 pups & 3 kitty kats) just love your cookie recipe, which you don’t have on here and I think it is the very best.

1 six ounce jar of baby food, chicken or beef
1/4 cup wheat germ
1/4 cup mashed, pre-cooked yams
1 cup nonfat dry milk

Mix it all up and drop teaspoonfuls onto a greased pan and bake at 350 degrees F for about 13 minutes or until browning. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for a week.

And I love them too!!!

Posted on August 20, 2010 at 4:43 pm

Comment by Sheryll & Critters.

Hey Helen and Wood Raja!

I have finally used my brand new and first time ever to even be close to one, food processor. Well, I am thrilled…. but after using it, oh please don’t be upset with me, I realized that I had a pressure cooker… I so love my pressure cooker, but I quit cooking for more than me and The Rufus and I so forgot about it. I just thought I should say it is great for cooking for our four legged kids.

Love you Raja!

Posted on August 25, 2010 at 4:15 pm

Comment by Sheryll & Critters.

Ooops, that was a WOOF to Raja.

Posted on August 25, 2010 at 4:16 pm

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