Fashionable foodie, author and Pop up restauranteur, Anna Barnett Cooks (you may remember Anna and her dashing dog Ted profiled as one of our previous Style Tailors), combines her obsession for cooking and canines. We’ve asked Anna to share a favourite recipe for healthy a rather decadent dogs dinner – well, they’re worth it aren’t they?
This is a little extravagant so perhaps don’t do this every night for your dog! Maybe consider scheduling this meal for when you’re cooking your own 8 hour slow roasted shoulder of pork. Although this recipe specifies shoulder of pork, any, in fact ALL meat will work with this recipe. It’s also the perfect way to ensure you don’t waste any meat you have leftover.
Cooking / Preparation Time: 8hrs 5mins
Feeds: 1 x Hungry dog
- 1 x Small handful of shoulder of pork- All fat removed & sliced into small chunks
- 4/5 Florets of Chinese cauliflower or broccoli – Cooked for 4 mins in with the rice, then roughly cubed (Ted prefers his greens this way)
- 1/4 x Cup of wholemeal rice
- 1 x Handful of parsley – Finely sliced
- Cook the rice for around 12-15 minutes – 1/4 cup of rice to 3/4 of water is a perfect ratio.
- Add in your cauliflower or broccoli (broccoli is good for dogs eyes so is a great alternative) and cook for 3-4 minutes.
- Once cooked remove from the rice water and chop it up into small cubes, leaving to cool.
- Once the rice is cooked, rinse in cold or warm water, add in the cold meat, cauliflower, dog biscuits and parsley before mixing thoroughly.
- You’re now good to serve!
- Always use unseasoned meat & veg, salt isn’t good for animals
- Avoid serving up the fatty bits of meat
- Steaming or lightly cooking for veg for 3-4 makes it easier for dogs to digest
- Parsley is a great addition and helps with bad dog breath
- Combine cooked food with a small amount of dry biscuits as this is a good way to help maintain clean, healthy teeth
You can check out more of Anna’s tantalising recipes at annabarnettcooks.com, and for you part-time vegetarians, Anna also writes a The Reluctant Vegetarian blog for the Independent where you’ll find loads of veg-tastic recipes.