3 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
8 ounces beef liver
3 whole egg
1 tablespoon olive oil
8 tablespoons butter — optional
Puree beef liver in blender until smooth. Add eggs and blend for about a minute.Put flour in a large mixing bowl and make a well in the center of the flour.
Pour liver and egg mixture into well along with olive oil. Mix well until thoroughly combined.
Turn dough out on floured board and knead well for at least 5 minutes or until smooth and shiny.
Wrap dough in plastic wrap and let dough rest in refrigerator for at least 1 hour, no longer than 2 days.
When ready to make pasta, divide dough into 8 equal portions, approximately 4 oz. each.
Form into desired pasta shapes with hands or use pasta machine.
Cook in rapidly boiling water until al dente. For thin noodles, approximately 10 minutes, for thicker noodles a few minutes longer.
Drain noodles and toss with 1 tablespoon butter per serving, if desired.
Instead of butter, try tossing noodles with 1 tablespoon olive oil, canola oil or other oil high in omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids.
1 large chicken breast, bones removed
2 1/2 cups water
2 cups unsalted chicken broth
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 large eggs, beaten
1/2 cup of drippings from roast beef
1/2 cup flour
4 cups unsalted beef broth
Boil the chicken breasts in a large saucepan for about half an hour. Remove the breasts from the water and save the water.
Put the chicken breasts aside and allow them to cool.
Add the flour to the water and whisk or beat with an electric mixer until no lumps remain.
Mix the beaten eggs into the gravy mixture and cook it on low heat until it’s thickened.
Blend the cooled chicken breasts in a food processor and add them to the gravy mixture. Add more water if the mixture is too thick.
Drizzle your doggie chicken gravy over your dog’s dry food. Store any unused portion in the refrigerator and use it within three days.
There’s not much more that a cat loves than a tasty treat. This year for Christmas, I’m making my own healthy, homemade treats for my pets. When making homemade treats, it’s important to useingredients that will benefit your cat’s health, while giving him a taste he will love. Also, remember that treats are not meant to replace mealtimes; feed your cats good, quality food and share treats in small amounts. You can make the holidays special for your pets, too, simply by making them a special treat of their own.
You will need: six ounces undrained tuna, one cup cornmeal, one cup flour, one third cup water. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Mix all the ingredients thoroughly in a bowl using your hands. Roll out the dough into a fourth-inch thickness and cut it into small, bite-sized pieces. Place them on a greased cookie sheet. Bake 20 minutes, or until golden. Let cool.
You will need: one and a half cups cooked chicken or turkey, one large egg, two tablespoons chicken broth, one cup cornmeal, one half cup whole wheat flour. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Blend poultry, egg and broth in a blender or food processor. Transfer to a bowl. Add cornmeal and flour, stirring until moistened. Cover the dough and refrigerate two hours. Roll out to one-fourth inch thick on a lightly floured board and cut into small squares or triangles. Spread them out onto greased baking sheets. Bake 15 minutes, or until golden. Let cool and refrigerate up to two weeks (freeze for longer-lasting treats).
You will need: five ounces chicken chunks, half cup cooked rice, half cup cooked broccoli, one-fourth cup steamed carrots, chopped, and chicken broth. Put all the ingredients except the broth into a food processor. Process on high, slowly pouring in the broth until it becomes a pasty consistency. Refrigerate for up to one week.
Help your cats feel special this holiday season by giving them a tasty treat, such as a chicken dinner or tuna crackers. By making your own snacks, you will know what is in them, and you can ensure only the highest quality ingredients are used. They will never know that it is healthy for them, as long as it tastes good. Make your own healthy, homemade cat treats during the holidays and your pets will love you for it.
by Tonya Hillukka