Great Biscuit Recipe from The King Arthur Flour site
Whether or not you have a vegetarian dog, these non-meat biscuits will be snapped up — literally! The recipe comes courtesy of King Arthur friend Elaine Aukstikalnis, who works in a veterinary office; Elaine regularly bakes these biscuits (which have been "vetted by the vet") to bring to work for "the patients."
2 cups King Arthur White Whole Wheat Flour, Premium Whole Wheat Flour, or Organic Whole Wheat Flour
1 cup rolled oats, regular or quick
1 tablespoon dried parsley or 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
1/2 cup Baker's Special Dry Milk or nonfat dry milk
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs
1 cup peanut butter, crunchy or plain
1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon cold water, enough to make a cohesive dough
Preheat the oven to 300°F. Lightly grease a couple of baking sheets, or line them with parchment.
Mix together the flour, oats, parsley, dried milk, and salt.
Add the eggs and peanut butter, stirring to combine; the mixture will be crumbly.
Add enough water to bring the dough together; depending on the season, you may need to add a bit more (winter), or a bit less (summer).
To make biscuits using a dog-bone cutter, roll the dough about 1/4" thick, and cut with a 3 1/2" cutter (or the size of your choice). Gather and re-roll the scraps, and continue to cut biscuits until you've used all the dough.
To make dog "cookies," drop the dough in walnut-sized balls onto the prepared baking sheets. Flatten them to about 1/4".
Bake the biscuits for about 40 to 60 minutes, baking the smaller cookies for a shorter amount of time. When finished, the biscuits will be dark golden brown, and will be dry and crisp all the way through.
Remove the biscuits from the oven, and cool right on the pans.
Yield: about 42 larger (3 1/2" dog-bone) biscuits, 60 smaller (round) biscuits.
Tips from our bakers
Remember, these are a treat for your dog, not part of the daily diet. One biscuit is plenty!
This basic diet recipe for dogs uses our Essential3 Supplements (GreenPower, Flax Oil and Seaweed Calcium for dogs)
Poultry Meat and Oatmeal Diet for dogs
1/3 pound poultry* meat (raw weight) cooked
2 cups cooked thick-cut rolled oats
2 medium carrots grated (raw
1 Scoop GreenPower!
1 teaspoon Flax Oil
1 teaspoon Seaweed Calcium
Substitutions: You may substitute beef, lamb, fish or eggs for the poultry meat. Use 2 hard boiled eggs.
For finicky eaters - add 2 tablespoon of sardines (canned) in tomato sauce
Provides 879 kilocalories, 43.1 grams protein, 37.3 grams fat. Supports the caloric needs of a 29-32 pound dog.
Directions: Cook the oatmeal. You can make a larger batch and keep in the fridge for a few days. Measure out the amount you need to the day. Add the meat, grated carrot and supplements. Server at room temperature.
This recipe is for a day's feeding. Divide into 2 meals.
When you first introduce new food - do it GRADUALLY. Add a small amount of this new food to the existing food and let your dog get used to the flavors. After 3-4 days the old food will be eliminated.
Purchase our Essential3 Supplements for this recipe
Many people ask us why we do not sell vitamins as one of our supplements for dogs.
In fact we do! However we do not sell ANY synthetic vitamin. Our 'vitamin' is product called Natural Canine 100% Organic concentrated GreenPower for dogs.
GreenPower for dogs is made from organic and concentrated greens and vegetables from the land and sea. Each ingredient is packed with naturally occurring vitamins, minerals and trace minerals for your dog.
ORGANIC ALFALFA GREENS: The father of all foods, alfalfa has roots that reach up to 60 feet into the soil to absorb trace minerals. Its lightweight proteins stimulate the rebuilding of tissues and strengthen hair skin and nails.
Alfalfa leaf contains essential vitamins including the entire spectrum of B-vitamins, A, D, E and K. Alfalfa Leaf is a source of iron, niacin, biotin, folic acid, calcium, magnesium, phosphorous and potassium. Alfalfa is a source of chlorophyll. Compared to other plants, alfalfa leaf is very high in protein and amino acids.
ORGANIC WHEAT GRASS: Well known super star among cereal grasses. Wheatgrass is rich in choline and chlorophyll. It has good amount of Vitamin A, C and E with small amounts of thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid and vitamin B6 and B12. Wheatgrass is rich in potassiumand phosphorus. It has good amount of calcium, sodium and magnesium with small amounts of iron, folic acid, selenium and zinc.
ORGANIC BARLEY GRASS: Over a dozen studies in several university show the extract of young barley leaves to be a useful and powerful therapeutic agent. Rich in SOD, calcium, iron and trace minerals, barleyhas been reported to relieve arthritis, gastrointestinal disorders, chronic fatigue, constipation, poor circulation, psoriasis, acne and body odor.
ORGANIC SPIRULINA: Is an amazing of complete, highly digestible vegetarian protein that is rich in the B vitamins, particularly B-1, B-2, B-3, and B-6. More importantly, spirulina is the richest source of vitamin B-12 found in nature! Spirulina has also shown promise in the treatment of impaired immunity, protein deficiencies and eating disorders.
ORGANIC CHLORELLA: Chlorella is a super food as well, providing you with a rich variety of amino acid(protein), enzymes, vitamins, minerals and carbohydrates. In fact, chlorella is thought to contain every nutrient required by dogs.
ORGANIC SEA KELP, SEA DULSE, Known to contain over 96 different minerals and trace minerals. These foods are represent the most potent mineral rich whole foods. The little known red kelp called dulse has been reported to restore kidney function, while the iodine in green kelpis helpful for people with thyroid problems. ORGANIC PARSLEY: An excellent deodorizer, antacid and anti-ulcer remedy.
ORGANIC DANDELION GREENS: An excellent digestive aid and diuretic.Excellent for the kidneys, heart and bladder. These greens also contain and B6, , , ,iron (crucial for generating red blood cells), potassium (to help regulate heart rate and blood pressure), and manganese. Other nutrients present in dandelion greens include , , phosphorus, and copper.
ORGANIC BEET ROOT: Beet Root Powder (Beta Vulgaris) contains high levels of important vitamins, minerals and micronutrients. Rich in iron,potassium, magnesium, A, C, B1, B2, B3, B6, calcium, copper, phosphorous, sodium, iodine, boron, soluble and insoluble fiber. Beet Root is a rich source of carbohydrates and protein.
ORGANIC SPINACH: Although Spinach is usually thought of as a food product, it can also be used medicinally and for its nutritional properties. It is excellent source of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, builds red blood cells, boosts the immune system, provides energy, and contains chlorophyll.
ORGANIC GINKGO: This ancient herb acts to enhance oxygen utilization and thus improves memory, concentration, and other mental faculties. The herbal extract has also been shown to significantly improve long-distance vision and may reverse damage to the retina of the eye.
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Over the years our Natural Canine 100% Organic concentrated greens and vegetables from the land and sea (called GreenPower for dogs) has been the 'go-to' supplement for thousands of dogs, just like yours!
Why? Take a look at the product name, there are some clues:
Here are the ingredients
Barley grass, Wheat grass, Spirulina, Spinach, Alfalfa leaf, Kelp, Dulse, Orange peel, Barley grass juice, Beet root, Dandelion leaf, Lemon peel, Ginkgo leaf, Wheat grass juice.
Each ingredient is packed with naturally occurring vitamins, minerals and trace minerals. Recent studies have shown 'synthetic' vitamins can actually cause harm to your dog. This is why we don't sell vitamins!
What are the benefits of GreenPower for dogs?
GreenPower for dogs is a broad-spectrum organic herbal supplement. Broad-spectrum means GreenPower for dogs benefits and addresses every major organ system - heart, kidneys, liver, bladder, and digestion.
provides the nourishment that most dogs lack in their commercially processed diets.
Green foods are important to your dog's diet because of the beneficial enzymes they provide. Chlorophyll is a powerful detoxifier and tonic, cleansing the blood and building red blood cells.
"A dog's diet determines its health and life expectancy more than any other care" - Donald Strombeck, DVM, PhD
These words changed our life in respect to how we care and feed for our dogs. Thirty years ago Marlene and I began our personal journey into eating wholesome, fresh prepared meals using organic and natural ingredients. It did not occur to us at the time that the same principals could be followed for our dog. Growing up in the era for the big dog food companies we were led to believe that if we so much as fed our dog a carrot he would keel over dead.
For some reason only dog food companies with men in white lab coats held the secret to dog nutrition. I had watched my dog drink from a dirty puddle and eat unmentionable dead things off the ground and nothing bad happened. So what was the big nutritional secret? Did I just need a lab coat?
You have to remember that 30 years ago there was no Internet. Finding information was difficult and took time. Eventually we began to wrap our heads around the fact that the modern pet food industry was very young and that people had for tens of thousands of years been feeding dogs 'table scraps' - which by the way was NOT junk food but pieces of meat, vegetables, and grains.
What our research revealed is that dogs can have a very varied diet. They are opportunistic and they do not need every vitamin and mineral every day at every meal. They do have basic nutritional requirements but those are EASY to meet with wholesome food.
One thing that always bothered us was how a bag of dog food that supposedly contained meat and fat could be kept at room temperature for months and NOT go bad? The answer is because commercial kibble is so highly processed and preserved and heated until every living element is destroyed. The little brown nuggets are not longer food. Synthetic Vitamins are sprayed on at the end of extrusion to give it any value at all. It is dead and lifeless material. (I can't call it food). This is not good, my friends.
We began feeding our dog foods that we were eating - whole grains, meat, and vegetables. We knew we were getting all kinds of vitamins from the food - why not our dog?
Within weeks we began to see some amazing changes. Higher energy levels, he lost the puffy fat on his body and it turned to muscle, healthy skin and coat, healthy eyes, no more doggy odor, better breath, no more flaky skin, his incontinence cleared up!
From that point on we set out to help other dog owners realize the benefits of home prepared diets. Check out our other blog articles for recipe ideas and discover our Essential 3 diet supplements.
Marlene and Michael Forte have been feeding our dogs home prepared diets and using herbs and homeopathy for over 30 years! Natural, organic and gentle really WORKS!