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

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 serve. (tested these over the weekend – so simple but great!

I’ve also made date and tamarind chutney to go with the chicken dish.

Truffles done too. (date and coconut, with a little ghee and rolled in cacao)  – simple but delicious.  A keeper.

Dessert will be made tomorrow morning, which will be a Persian love cake, will serve with Greek yoghurt – I think the cake will be stable frozen too.  I tested the recipe on Sunday – incredible!!

The above recipes are from the recent Ayurvedic health retreat (Mudita Institute), I went on last week in Byron Bay .  (AMAZING!!)

Andrew said ; “No dog biscuit recipes!!!” However, I couldn’t help myself by making some Ayuverdic turmeric biscuits to have with Champagne and yes I used a packet of PAWDinkum’s Upward Facing Dog Treats.

and yes they are amazingly delicious.


Recipe: Turmeric, cheese biscuits



1 packet 150g Upward Facing Dog Treats (the ingredients used are organic and human grade quality)

1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese

1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese

1 tsp smokey paprika

pulp of 1 bunch basil infused with oil (makes 4 Tbsp)


Preheat oven 180

line a baking tray with baking paper

Combine the above ingredients in a food processor to combine to a fine crumb (I used the thermomix – 20 secs) Done!

Roll into balls, flatten and press with a fork onto the baking tray –  don’t be concerned if they crumble a bit – it’s a rustic biscuit.

Bake for 10 mins or until golden.

When cool, store in an airtight container  – will keep for one + week.

Enjoy x Fiona