Roman Style Tripe

Roman Style Tripe

We have access to a meat processing company so I can stock up on plenty of offal for Kirby.  I purchased one package of Tripe which I thought was expensive at $6.  Tripe is the cow's stomach and considered a delicacy in many countries.  The Paleo Diet, a "back to what our ancestors ate lifestyle diet" which is gaining popularity in the United States, recommends tripe. 

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Turkey Burgers

Kirby loves a healthy burger! These are made with turkey but any ground meat would work. 

 Turkey Burgers

Turkey Burgers

A healthier burger

Yields: 12 burgers
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes

Nutrition facts:
128 Calories, 55 Calories from fat
Total fat: 5.9g or 9% (1.6g saturated fat, 0.0g trans fat)


  • 1 lb. ground turkey
  • 1 (12 oz.) bag broccoli slaw
  • 2 Roma tomatoes or ½ cup tomato juice
  • ½ cup plain bread crumbs
  • ¼ cup parmesan cheese
  • 1 large egg
  • ¼ teaspoon ground egg shell


  1. Purée or finely dice your veggies.
  2. In a large bowl use your hands to thoroughly mix together all the ingredients.
  3. Evenly fill each oil sprayed muffin tin with the meat mixture.
  4. Bake at 400 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes.
  5. Remove from the oven and let them sit for about ten minutes to firm up before removing.

If you can't find broccoli slaw in the produce section, chop up 4 cups of broccoli, carrots and cabbage.


I freeze these in ziplock bags. Take out what you will need that morning and let thaw in the refrigerator. When time for supper just pop in the microwave for 20 seconds to warm. Quick, tasty and healthy!

Pupperoni Pizza Pies

Pupperoni Pizza Pies

Kirby didn't like my first recipe concoction.  So in the second batch I used less rye flour (has a slightly sour taste) and added oat flour and discarded the rosemary seasoning.  He likes them but not a favorite.  Funny thing is if I offer him one he will sniff it and walk away.  If I break one open and offer it he gobbles it up.  I'm curious to know what other doggers think...


  • 1 ¾ cups rye flour*
  • 1 cup oat flour*
  • ½ cup (3.5 oz) pepperoni, shredded 
  • ½ cup Parmesan & Romano cheese, grated or shredded 
  • 6 oz can tomato paste 
  • ¼ tsp oregano 
  • ¼ tsp parsley 
  • 1 egg 
  • ¼ cup water  

Preparation Instructions:

1. Thoroughly mix all ingredients in a large bowl.  

2. Roll out to a 1/4 inch thick and cut with favorite cookie cutter or just use a pizza cutter.  

3. Place on parchment lined cookie sheet.  They will not spread so they can be placed close together.

4. Bake at 350 degrees for up to 15 minutes or until golden brown on bottom.  Let cool on wire rack.

These can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for a week or freezer for up to one month.