Making sugar-free sprinkles

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How I make dog friendly sprinkles – with NO added sugar. Here I have used assorted fruit, vegetables and herbs to give me an assortment of colours. I dehydrated theming in the dehydrator, you could do this in a very low oven (approx 8 hours). I then placed them individually into the thermomix on speed 10 to make a powder, I then added some cornflour and water to give me the consistency of royal icing, placed into a piping bag …

We are eating dog biscuits! Just don’t tell my husband.

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I am in the middle of a crazy busy week and to top it off we are having a dinner party on Saturday night.  So I am prepping dishes now and freezing or making ahead if they can keep. I’ve made the soup (zucchini and spinach), made the basil oil to drizzle. (1/2 cup olive oil – 1 bunch basil whizzed in the thermomix and then sieved, pulp saved – see below recipe)  Still to make the flat breads to …

Do you sprinkle?

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Organisation is a big part of one of my coping strategies for a busy life.  There is no way I could be serving a partial raw fed diet to my dogs if I wasn’t organised and that means having a meal prep session (20 mins), putting the labelled containers into the freezer to be brought out each day for their evening meal. Easy. Done Holly, my 6 year old English Cocker Spaniel is only getting a small amount of kibble …

Give a dog a bone!

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Do you give your pup bones?   Dogs of all ages and stages benefit from eating raw meaty bones.  Puppies right through to senior dogs. SIX REASONS TO FEED YOUR DOGS RAW MEATY BONES Bones are a natural toothbrush for dogs.   Aids digestion.   They remove toxins and promote general bowel health.   Raw bone eating dogs are healthy dogs, often free of the degenerative diseases of old age.   Plenty of bones in your dogs diet results in …

Our luxury mini holiday escape

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After our recent holiday a couple of months back in the UK,  where dogs are welcome in most hotels, B&B’s and restaurants, I jumped at the invitation offered by Chris and Jen Tucker to road test their dog friendly Leddicott Cottage  a recently renovated B&B and woodlands hidden away near the charming village Olinda, situated at the highest part of the Dandenong Ranges National Park.   “Did you say car?” [Holly’s second favourite word!]  “Come on lets go!!” “Excited a family …

Homemade chicken jerky with nori

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This must be the easiest dog treats recipe ever to make at home and a super healthy  snack your pups will be begging for more! With only 5 mins to prep the only downside is it’s not the fastest dog treat to make.  It  takes 3 hours in a very low oven or 8 hours in a dehydrator – s0 best to make when doing something else.  So plan a 3 hour blitz on something at home!  Maybe the garden …