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Turkey Theft
My dog helped himself
Years ago when I had my first dog, we visited my aunt for Thanksgiving. The roasting pan containing grease and a truly alarming amount of turkey skin was sitting unguarded in the kitchen while we feasted in the dining room. Suddenly a crashing sound in the kitchen alerted us to the fact that the dog was no longer lying in the dining room with us. Whoops.   Rushing into the kitchen, I immediately...
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Gluten-free Pumpkin Pie
Thanksgiving dessert that’s dog-gone good
The thought of making homemade pie is intimidating. No question about it. This recipe doesn’t involve a rolling pin or fitting crust into a pan. It’s made with a food processor in one simple step. A light crust is formed from the flour when the pie bakes. This pie is every bit as delicious as a traditional pumpkin pie, which is loaded with calories, fat and sugar. Pumpkin is great for us and dogs...
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Mashed Potatoes a Dog Can Love
Another recipe for a dog-friendly Thanksgiving
We continue our dog-friendly Thanksgiving cooking with a twist on mashed potatoes.   Preparation time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 20 minutes Serves: 8-10   Ingredients: 5-6 large Yukon Gold potatoes, washed, peeled and cut into large cubes 1 head cauliflower, washed, peeled and cut into large pieces, slightly larger than the potato pieces 6 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 teaspoon kosher salt   1....
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Dog-friendly Stuffing Recipe
Gluten-free and Crock-Pot-easy
Moist and flavorful, this recipe is prepared in a Crock-Pot to save space in the oven, and includes a variety of traditional ingredients. I’ve lived in the Midwest and in the South and have had delicious stuffing made from both bread cubes and cornbread. My personal favorite incorporates both. If you are fixed on one or the other, feel free to use equal amounts of one in place of the other.  ...
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Planning Your Dog-friendly Holiday
T minus 5 days: Plan ahead
Over the next few days, I’ll be sharing my recipes for gluten-free Crock-Pot stuffing (on Saturday), mashed potatoes and cauliflower (on Sunday), and gluten-free pumpkin pie (on Monday)—all suitable to share with your pup. (Remember, my feeding guidelines from yesterday.) If you’re like me, you’ll want to plan ahead. Today, I’m suggesting a schedule for your holiday preparations.  5 to 6 days...
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Dog-friendly Thanksgiving
Turkey trimmings you and your dog can enjoy
Thanksgiving has long centered on sharing a delicious meal with family, friends and those who mean the most to us. It is a time when we give thanks for the companions in our lives for which we are the most grateful. When the list of favorite friends comes to mind, dog lovers automatically include their four-legged companions. And what better way to show our appreciation for our pets’ devotion...
Wellness: Recipes
Make It & Take It
Nothing says love like homemade gifts
pupcakes
Nothing says love like homemade gifts, and if we asked dogs what’s on their wish list, we bet they’d say, “Treats, please.” When it comes to wrapping those treats, think creative reuse and extend the gift potential.Here are ideas to get you started. PUPCAKES By Dianne Porter Whip up three dozen bite-sized carob mini-cupcakes in less than an hour with this original recipe. Ingredients 1/4...
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Vegan Dogs!?
Feeding Hazel a plant-based diet
My dog Hazel is vegan. Most likely, your eyes just rolled or your heart stopped beating. You probably understand and respect my choice to be vegan but really, do I have to drag my dog into this? Well, here’s the thing: Dogs, unlike cats, are not obligate carnivores. They’re not dependent on meat-specific protein, and can easily digest the majority of vegetables and grains. That, combined with the...
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Doggie Bags
Is your local restaurant handing out meat scraps?
One of the many things I love about living in New York City with a dog is that the dog can help you discover new things about your neighborhood. Even if you’ve lived in said neighborhood for several years.   This week I discovered the wonder of all wonders: I found out that our neighborhood steak house, which has been there for at least forty years, gives away free food to dogs!   There I was:...
Blog: Karen B. London
Astronauts’ Diets Vary By Country
The Chinese include dog on the menu
I used to have a roommate from New Zealand and we literally had to eat breakfast separately because my peanut butter-on-toast was as nauseating to him as his vegemite-on-toast was to me. We found each other’s response to what we viewed as such ordinary food a bit amusing.   Sometimes cultural differences about food can be more serious and cause real clashes. For example, a recent news article...

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