TASTE | A DOG'S LIFE

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This might be a weird thing to start with but we prepare food for our dog every week. She's almost 12, and since we started cooking for her, her energy level has dramatically increased and she has started to act like a puppy again, after a period of showing signs of aging and physical problems. So I thought I would share the recipe:

Makes approximately 14 cups

WHAT YOU NEED
1 cup of quinoa
2.5 cups water
1 teaspoon  of coconut oil
pinch of salt
one bunch kale, rainbow chard or spinach
4 chicken legs or 3 chicken breast OR a mixture of about 2-3 pounds of ground beef, lamb and pork
1/2 lb offal (chicken hearts and livers are easiest to get, but ask your butcher)
2 sweet potatoes
2- 3 green zucchini
1-2 yellow squash
2 bunches broccoli  or 1 head cauliflower
1 fennel bulb
3-4 carrots
1 big scoop brussel sprouts or green beans
1 bunch asparagus or broccoli rabe
2 beets or 1 small potato
1 apple or pear

WHAT YOU DO
Chop all of the ingredients and add to a large crockpot. Cook on high for approximately 4 hours.

NOTES
OTHER VEGGIES: if you need more: red/yellow/green peppers, tomatoes, bok choi, pineapple, arugala, radichio, parsnip, squash, frozen peas, sprouted mung beans, lentils ( but dont use to many beans) VEGGGIES TO AVOID: onion, garlic, eggplant, to many root vegetables in one batch. NO berries. corn. 

OTHER GRAINS: if you need more or to replace quinoa: freeka, wheat berry, farro, oats. GRAINS TO AVOID: rice, couscous, pastas.

Give your dog a little more food than the quantities of dog food you usually give them, and be sure to include a dog vitamin supplement. We use VetriScience Senior Plus.

 


for humans


I'm a creature of habit, so Im lucky that the restaurants I love are all on the two blocks between my apartment and my office:

BARANO
26 Broadway, Brooklyn
+1 347 987 4500
It's all about the home made pasta and the meatballs here.

DOC WINE BAR
83 North 7 Street, Brooklyn
+1 718 963 1925
These guys know their shit.  

DR. COW
93 S 6th. Street, Brooklyn
+1 718 486 5919
This place is not for everyone, but I love their nut cheese and creamy vegan desserts!

DONNA
27 Broadway, Brooklyn
+1 646 568 6622
Yummy cocktails and taco Tuesdays with great DJs and, of course,  great tacos.

MOTORINO
139 Broadway, Brooklyn
+1 718 599 8899
Excellent Neapolitan-style pizza  

OTB
141 Broadway, Brooklyn
otbbrooklyn@gmail.com
I'm obsessed with the caesar salad and cheese fries and friedd pickles.

DINER
85 Broadway, Brooklyn
+1 718 486 3077

MARLOW & SONS
81 Broadway, Brooklyn
+1 718 384 1441

MARLOW & DAUGHTERS
95 Broadway, Brooklyn
+1 718 388 5700
I'm blessed to have this Tarlow trio smack in between my apartment and office.