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Turkey finalLooks good, doesn’t it? Good enough to eat but it’s for your dog!

Last month I received a copy of “Dog Obsessed,” written by Lucy Postins, founder of the dog food empire, The Honest Kitchen. Full of pet health information and funny stories all of us dog-crazed people can relate to, I could hardly put it down. Inserted into each chapter are her recipes using The Honest Kitchen’s dehydrated diets as a base for a delicious home-cooked meal for your dog.

Inspired, I took Lucy’s basic ideas and made up my own recipes for my dog Sparky. For giggles, I included a surprise in the center of each loaf for boosted nutritional value and eye appeal. You can feel good about every ingredient in these recipes and they are so simple to make. Each loaf makes about 2 1/2 pounds of food and is a complete and balanced meal. Have fun and treat your dog to a special dinner today!
Turkey prep
Turkey Pot Pie
Line the bottom of a loaf pan with parchment paper
Preheat oven to 375 degrees

1 Cup The Honest Kitchen Keen (turkey and oats)
1 Cup warm water
2 eggs
1 pound plain ground turkey meat
1/2 cup peas
1/2 cup diced carrots plus 2 Tbls.
Mix together the Keen and warm water.
Stir in the 2 eggs. Mix well.
Stir in the turkey meat.
Add half the mixture to the loaf pan. Sprinkle a layer of carrots, then peas. Spoon the remaining meat mixture over all and pat down slightly. Sprinkle the 2 Tablespoons of carrots on top.
Bake for 45 minutes or until juices run clear.
Serve immediately or let cool, then cut into slices. The slice will hold together better when cool.
Watch your dog drool as you serve him!

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Blue Plate Salmon Special
Line the bottom of a loaf pan with parchment paper
Preheat oven to 375 degrees

1 Cup The Honest Kitchen Brave grain-free wild caught fish diet
1 Cup warm water
2 eggs
2 13 oz. cans salmon. I used Rawz canned dog food Salmon because it is a great company with reputable sourcing.
The Honest Kitchen Fish Proper Toppers
Fish prep
Mix together the Brave and warm water.
Stir in the eggs. Mix well.
Add one of the cans of salmon to the mixture and stir well.
Pour half the fish into the loaf pan.
Spoon the other can of salmon into the pan and spread evenly.
Add the rest of the fish mixture.
Sprinkle the Fish Proper Toppers on top – like croutons!
Bake for 45 minutes.
The fish aroma will fill your house for a while but your dog will appreciate it!

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My forever friend Sparky.

“Dogs are our link to paradise. They don’t know evil or jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring–it was peace.”
― Milan Kundera

Ciao for now,
Mary