OK, it's recipe time gals...but not necessarily for human consumption. This is for critters.
Some years back I had the good fortune to come across a blog called "What I Cooked Last Night" written by Kitchen Hand. I found his wonderful blog by way of an article about food blogs in the Age Newspaper.
Kitchen Hand is located in Melbourne and at one time, took in greyhounds, sort of like a foster parent, before a full time carer/owner could be found.
Anyway, he posted a recipe for dog food, which I tried and have been making ever since for my critters.
I made some this weekend and it's easy and CHEAP...much cheaper than canned or packet muck....and did I mention they LOVE it!
Here's the recipe for canine stew:
1 kilo pet mince, he buys chicken mince for a couple of dollars a kilo, I also get minced ox cheeks for a bit of variety
1 carrot, grated
1 stalk celery chopped finely
2 cloves of garlic
half a cup of rice
half a cup of pasta shapes (or however much you like)
a glob of Vegemite
enough water to cover the meat
Put the meat, vegetables, Vegemite, garlic and water in a pot and let it simmer for a couple of minutes, then add the rice and the pasta shapes. Let them cook until done.
That's it! The dogs love it, even the cat has munched in for her share as well.
He also suggests some raw bones, like chicken frames, for them to chew on, a can or two of home brand sardines and a marrow bone each week to clean their teeth.
Pretty good diet huh?