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
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.
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.
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