Sunday, May 24, 2009

Cooking for Montana

I have a very simple recipe that makes cookies to use as treats or as part of a meal.

Chicken Applesauce Veggie Cookies
  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 2/3 cup chicken broth
  • 6 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup millet
  • 1/2 cup uncooked cream of wheat
  • 1/3 cup applesauce

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Mix incredients, shape into balls, squash as for cookies. Bake 35 to 40 minutes at 350 degrees.

For breakfast today, Montana had: 1/2 cup Purina One, one crumbled up cookie, 1/2 cup cooked broccoli, and 1 Tbsp vanilla yogurt. He then had one parsley dog cookie and his PetTab vitamin.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Cooking Up A Storm

I fixed these two recipes yesterday and today. My energy level is low, so I can't do too much at once but Montana needed more cookies for dessert, and I needed to make him more grains. I found buckwheat at the food co-op, plus bought two pounds of millett because that's the only place I can find it.

Buckwheat (or kasha to us Jews) is cooked like millett except for one added ingredient--egg white.

How to Cook Buckwheat

Add 1 cup of buckwheat groats to a heated skillet, and add to it a beaten egg white. The egg separates the kernels as they cook, which prevents the groats from sticking together. Stir the buckwheat/kasha and egg mixture until each grain is separate and dry. Then, add 2 cups of boiling liquid, either stock or water (I added water), and a dash of salt. Simmer the mixture for 30 minutes or until the liquid is absorbed. I let this cool, then divided it into separate portions in zip-lock bags.

Crunchy Oatmeal Dog Treats

  • 3 cups oatmeal, uncooked
  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 3 Tbsp fresh parsley, chopped (natural breath freshener)
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 tsp baking soda

Mix all ingredients together. This mixture is a little sticky, so I floured my hands to work with it. You can make these big or small. Roll into balls and place on a greased cookie sheet. Bake 14-15 minutes in a 350 degree oven. Cool on paper towels. Can be stored in fridge for up to 2 months.

I get a lot of my recipes from the website below, but I usually change one or two things. This recipe called for 1 Tbsp parsley, but I always triple the amount called for.