Wednesday, 13 July 2011

COOKIES!!!

I just thought this was deliciously Cute XD

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This Right Here Makes MY DAY!!!!!  



Gourmet Doggy Treats


I recently tagged along with one of my gal pals to pick up some doggy necessaries from the supermarket. While browsing through the limited availables, it struck me how expensive they were compared to how relatively simple they seemed.. so it got me thinking why not check out some pet DIY :)  
Naturally the food would be my focus:D  
I found quite a few fun looking canine treats that got me feeling like planning a pet party. Remember treats should make up only 10% of a pets daily diet.
 I've attached the links to the sites *FYR
*For Your Reference

Microwave Easy Treat for Dogs  .... from the Great Dane Lady

3 Jars baby food, meat or vegetable
1/2 cup Oat flour or non-gluten flour from health food store

Drop by teaspoon on wax paper covered paper plate, flatten with fork, 
cover with second paper plate. Microwave on high 4-5 min., cool, store in refrigerator.



Bad Breath Banisher's  .... from Shannon's Ark pet sitting service
  • 2 cups brown rice flour
  • 1 tablespoon activated charcoal (find at drugstores, not the briquets!)
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh mint
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 2/3 cup low fat milk
Preheat oven to 400F. Lightly oil a cookie sheet. Combine flour and charcoal. Add remaining ingredients. Use spoon to drop batter onto oiled sheet, about one inch apart. Bake 15-20 minutes. Store in airtight container in refrigerator.



Planning on having a few friends over with their furry companions try the
Pet Party mix  .... from The Paw Squad

Yields 20 Servings

2 cups spoon sized shredded wheat
2 cups Crispix
1/2 cup melted butter/ margarine
2 Tbs dry gravy mix
1/2 cup bacon bits
1/2 cup Kraft grated American Cheese (powdered cheese)
1 cup Dog Jerky/ Pupperoni/Sausages
2 cups Cheerios

Preheat oven to 250. Pour melted butter into 13 x 9 baking pan. Stir in cheese powder, bacon bits and gravy mix. Add cereals and stir well until all pieces are coated. Heat in oven for 45 mins. Meanwhile cut doggie meat treats into 1/2 inch pieces. Remove cereal from oven, add doggie treats. Store in airtight containers. May be frozen and will keep well.

BJ'S Peanutty Pupcicles....from the Great Dane Lady
1 banana
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup oats



 Mash the bananas and peanut butter, stir in oats. Chill 1 hour.Place in container, store in refrigerator or freezer.

Lazy Dayze = Papaya Craze :P

I CAN BE quite lazy at times well allot of the times lol on this particular lazy morning I couldn't even rouse my self into making my Fav go-to breakfast dish French Toast..so i decided to eat the nearest thing which was a papaya fruit even though it looked to be a little on the green side.. suffice to say IT WAS!! hence guilt induced cooking ensued : partially due to getting caught in the act of disposing of my green evidence by a very irate mother (mothers have a radar for lazy movements) XD any-whoo it turned out to be quite The TREAT :D                                                                                                         
----- Candied Papaya in Syrup -----  ¡Muy delicioso! and very simple to make *see recipe below.


 Difficulty Level: EASY
  Time: 35 minutes


Candied Papaya in Syrup



 PaPaya Syrup  Recipe
2 cups brown sugar
1 cup  water 
2 semi ripe papayas (1 fruit can be used with this recipe)
1 teaspoons cinnamon powder (2 cinnamon leaves )
1/3 teaspoons grounded nutmeg
2 grounded dried clove berries
1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon lime juice (can substitute with lime concentrate)


Method
Wash and peel the papaya then cut the fruit in half.
Remove the seeds and dice the halves into bite size pieces.
Bring the cup of water to boil on a medium flame while stirring in the brown sugar and lime juice. 
Add the spices and leave to simmer on low flame with pot covered. Continue to stir at frequent intervals for 20-30 minutes.
Allow fruit mixture to cool then Enjoy!! 



               
                









The consistency will be like honey



Serve warm or chilled!! garnish with lime leaves or in my case I used young orange leaves-Teehee ;)  the choice of citrus is not only for the colour contrast but also because the citrus and spiced fruit flavour is ohh soo divine!!
Banana Pancake :)


Enjoy on top of Banana pancakes, on dohnuts, toast, ice-cream, drizzle on cake, in a glass of milk, in sweet and spicy sausage.. ANYWHERE you want the sweet and subtle papaya flavour with a hint of spice :D
 I have done all of the above and its a real hit at home.
.. keep refrigerated between uses and enjoy the fruity goodness :D


Until next time remember'Eat to Live and Live to Eat'
XoXo

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Your syrup should look like this after 25
minutes of boiling...the fruit is candied on
the outside and soft in the middle  :)  




 Be sure to taste test ;)