Showing posts with label coconut. Show all posts
Showing posts with label coconut. Show all posts
Monday, 11 November 2019
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{RECIPE} Coconut Spice Beef Jerky Dog Treats

Homemade coconut beef jerky dog treats

Mmmm....jerky! Of all the (many) treats we make, jerky is one of the easiest and healthiest, and our dogs absolutely love it.  There is absolutely no need to marinate (straight-up jerky is our go-to meaty dog treat), but variety is the spice of life!  This coconut beef jerky is one of our "What would Oli do?" creations, combining some of his favourite scents/flavours with the always irresistible base of beef for a doggone delicious jerky treat. 

Friday, 23 August 2019
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{RECIPE} Fish Bone Dog Treats (Made with Fresh Fish)

Homemade bone shaped dog treats and party hats at dog birthday party.

When I make fish treats, I usually use a water-packed tinned fish for dough and fresh fish for special treats like jerky, but since I already had a fishy food processor to clean and more fish than was needed for the surf layer of the Surf'n'Turf Dog Birthday Cake, I decided to experiment. When I use meat/fish in baked treats, it's also usually already in ready to serve form, whether tinned or precooked and chopped, so I adjusted my baking methods somewhat for these treats to cook a little longer and slower than my usual quick bake and (optional) dehydrate. 

Monday, 30 October 2017
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{RECIPE} Turmeric Latte Golden Milk Gummy Dog Treats

Turmeric gelatin gummy dog treats shaped like bones

Both of our dogs have turmeric regularly, both in some of their homemade treats and sprinkled directly onto their food.  Sometimes this is sprinkle a coconut oil mixture (see this guest post for how to make golden powder dog food sprinkles) but often I just sprinkle a little powder straight-up onto their food.  We give a number of different healthy add-ins this way to keep things interesting with variety, but turmeric is a favourite of both dogs for smell/taste and us for its potential health benefits.  When Oli was heading into cataract surgery, I wasn't sure whether sprinkling quick-to-stain turmeric on his meals would be a good idea given we anticipated significantly impaired vision during healing. Oli is a very messy eater at the best of times (see our dog-friendly home cleaning tips) and I could imagine things getting rather nasty in a hurry: blind eating, stainy turmeric, white fur, tender face, Elizabethan collar...uh-oh... I decided to whip up a batch of extra potent turmeric gummies for his recovery. This an adaptation of our lightly seasoned and simpler turmeric gummy recipe, as shown in our golden gummy star dog treats,. Full of healthy ingredients, doggone delicious scents/flavours, and low-mess goodness. Yay!

Monday, 8 May 2017
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{RECIPE} Cookie Cups for Puppy Pie Dog Treats Any Time!

Cookie cups for dogs? Oh yes we did!  Edible dog-friendly cookie cups are a pawesome way to make a special little treat for your dog and a batch can be frozen for use in any number of tasty mini treats.  My favourite way to use them is like mini pie shells, and I'll share some easy filling ideas.

Homemade bite-sized cookie cups for making dog treats

Thursday, 8 December 2016
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{RECIPE} Blackstrap Molasses and Coconut Carob Kisses

Homemade dog treats topped with small carob drops

Warning: the delicious smell of molasses treats baking in the oven may have have you drooling right along with your dogs. The carob drops make these cookies into little dog-sized versions of human kiss cookies and the treat dough is nice a sturdy, making these great for sharing with holiday furfriends in gifts and doggie bags.

Tuesday, 6 December 2016
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{RECIPE} Fruity Christmas Snowball Dog Truffle Treats

Treat jar with Christmas truffle dog treats, labels, and ribbon

Fresh, fruity, festive, and doggone delicious! These truffle treats are very easy to make and pretty doggone healthy too. Mix and match with your pup's favourite fruity flavours.

Monday, 21 November 2016
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{RECIPE} “Red Velvet” Doggy Truffle Treats

Homemade red velvet beetroot dog truffle treats on a table with gift bags and bows

These naturally coloured doggy truffles are easy to make and pretty doggone healthy.  The beetroot and coconut oil/flour base gets a delicious boost of puptastic smalls/flavours from the peanut butter and carob, but they also help to deepening of the natural colouring of the mixture into a darker rich velvety red.  Rolled in snowy white coconut, they make a beautiful festive holiday treat!

Monday, 14 November 2016
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{RECIPE} Coconut Molasses Bites | Dog Treats

Homemade dog treats spilling out of a drawstring bag onto a plain table cloth with a tag that says "THANKS so very much"

I love the rich sweet smell of molasses and coconut in these treats, and my dogs do too!  These flavours would be great for Thanksgiving (or for Christmas) and the firm cookie-style treats could also travel well in doggy bags for furry friends.  On the subject of giving thanks, since this is our last blog post before we start Christmas content (stay tuned for tons of fun!), I'd like to say THANKS so very much to all of our awesome readers, commenters, followers, and friends. You make this whole blogging madness worthwhile, and I am grateful to have you with us.


Monday, 19 September 2016
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{RECIPE} Berry Bliss Ball Dog Truffle Treats

Homemade fruit truffle dog treats rolled in coconut

Fresh, fruity, and doggone delicious! Whether sharing some of the seasons harvest or prepping a tasty treat from frozen fruits, these truffle treats are very easy to make and pretty doggone healthy too.


Wednesday, 10 February 2016
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{RECIPE} Strawberry Banana Truffle Dog Treats

DIY strawberry banana truffle (bliss ball) dog treats

Fresh, fruity, and doggone delicious!  If you have strawberries growing in your garden (we currently do - yum!) or have splurged on berries for Valentine's Day, why not share a few with your dogs in a special homemade fruit truffle dog treat?  These simple no-bake treats are doggone delicious!


Wednesday, 4 November 2015
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{RECIPE} Peanut Butter and Banana Dog Cookies

Banana peanut butter dog treats

The classic combination of peanut butter and banana meet again in dog-friendly form, jazzed up with delicious coconut and a dash of cinnamon for an extra special homemade treat.  

Wednesday, 5 August 2015
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{RECIPE} No Bake Puppy Dog Snowball Treats

'Chocolate' truffles for dogs? Yes indeed!  The decadent little balls of delicious even have a little bit of nutritional redemption. They are very quick and simple to make - even the kids can get involved with making a tasty treat for their best furry friend.

Homemade banana carob truffle dog treats with coconut