Coconut Cream Cookies Remixed

Coconut Cream Cookies Remixed

I originally shared Coconut Cream Cookies for Dogs with 4Knines.  This almost pure coconut treat has turned out to be one of Kirby’s favorites so I’ve been tinkering with it to change up the flavors or coloring them for a festive look. I’ll add more as I discover them but for now we’ve been using carob powder (brown), turmeric powder (yellow), and red beet powder (pink). The amount of powder to add is the amount to get the color you want.

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The Golden Paste Recipe My Dogs Like

The Golden Paste Recipe My Dogs Like

If you have also started taking golden paste then you know how bitter the turmeric tastes. I’ve read where some people just swallow it whole quickly followed by a drink of something.  I personally know I won’t stay with it if I hate it and I know I can’t force the dogs to eat something they don’t like short of hiding it in something they find tasty.  Truth is when I was making the original recipe, every time I tried to sneak some into Kirby's food, he would bark and bark until I replaced it with fresh food - He did not like it and was not going to eat it!  After much research I’ve found a way to make it much more palatable. Both dogs now scarf it done without so much as a whimper.

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Golden Gummies

Golden Gummies

We have been incorporating turmeric into our meals and drinks so I've been experimenting with developing new tasty recipes to make it more of a lifestyle change due to the many health benefits it provides, both as a preventative and a treatment. Kirby loves his Gummy Paws which provide gelatin for his joints.  Combining gelatin and turmeric just makes sense. They do taste spicy but still rather bland to me so I'll have to tweak the recipe with another flavor but so far they are a huge hit with both him and Kenzie, our newest addition to the family. They each get a few throughout the day.

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Frozen Golden Milk Treats

Frozen Golden Milk Treats

Golden Milk is an ancient drink and a delicious way to get the benefits of Turmeric daily without that bitter bite. I've found it's creamier with a fuller mouth taste when I use canned coconut milk. I also think the canned coconut milk has more of the coconut taste than the coconut milk in the carton which has a much thinner consistency.  Honestly I can't taste the bitterness at all and apparently Kirby can't either since he scarfs it right down.

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DIY Doggie Toothpaste

DIY Doggie Toothpaste

Kirby has a bright white smile and rarely has bad breath which I believe is another great benefit from eating wholesome foods.  Usually his bad breath comes from chewing on a smelly bully stick or those rare times he sneaks a litter crusted cat poop "treat".  At almost seven years of age his teeth are strong and healthy. To keep them that way we brush daily.

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Cinnamon Beef Stew

Cinnamon Beef Stew

This is a savory twist on traditional beef stew based on Stifado (stee-FAH-though), a Greek stew that is typically made with a fair amount of onions, wine, tomatoes, and cinnamon. I've removed the onions and wine since those are huge no-no's for dogs. Also, unlike a typical beef stew, this one doesn’t have potatoes so it's a little more on the soupy side which is ok since dogs really need about 70% moisture in their daily diet. 

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