We all know that the way to a Dog's heart is through their stomach - well that and plenty of belly rubs. So here is a fantastic, natural valentine's feast that you can prepare just for your pooch because you know they are worth it.
To start, a little upbeat recipe of tasty biscuits, made from peanut butter & rice flour.
1/2 cup cooked unseasoned beetroot, pureed
1/4 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup water or low-sodium stock
1+1/2 cup rice flour (extra for rolling.)
Preheat over to 180C. Thoroughly puree the beetroot. Mix in your egg, water, and peanut butter. Incrementally add flour until the dough has a nice working consistency for shaping.. Roll your dough and cut with the cookie cutters of your choice. Place on.a tray, chill for 30 minutes and then bake for 15.
Keep an eye to make sure they don't burn!
For the Main...
(I would do anything for) Muttloaf
600g turkey mince
1 cup rolled oats, cooked
3⁄4 cup ground flaxseed
2 cups frozen vegetables, thawed
2 boiled eggs, peeled
Preheat the oven to 180 ̊C. and Line a loaf tin with baking paper. In a large bowl, mix all the ingredients (except the boiled eggs) together. Spoon 1/4 of the mixture into the loaf tin, enough to cover the base of the tin.
Add the whole boiled eggs (to the middle!) then completely coat them with the remainder of the mixture. Bake for 45 minutes.
Fruity Doggy Doughnuts
1 cup flour
1 cup oats
1/3 cup peanut butter
1/3 cup coconut oil
Greek Yogurt & Fruit bits for toppings
Preheat Oven to 190°C
Mix together the flour, oats, peanut butter, eggs and coconut oil. Roll into sausages and wrap around finger to create a doughnut. (or, if you have one use a doughnut pan! fancy.)
Bake for 14 minutes, or until golden brown.
When cooled, Dip one side into the yoghurt and top with dried fruit pieces.
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Photos courtesy of the gorgeous Mabel. You can find her on Instagram here!