I guess I should count myself lucky that the poor old thing worked at all at this point. Luckily, and finally, I now have a new hard drive in my Aluminum 1.67 and life is good again. Un-luckily, nothing on my old hard drive was salvage-able, so every photo I have taken is suddenly gone (Insert sound of flushing toilet). But it is time to stop lamenting and get back to the main topic.
Dog Treats....... (though in a pinch, they are consumable by humans)
Just like humans, dogs need vegetables to stay healthy. And while most dog foods DO contain some form of vegetable matter, it usually consists for the more questionable "vegetables" such as Potatoes, Corn or Peas; all of which are extremely high in starch. While I realize that the FDA lumps all of these into the vegetable group, being why school lunches often include French Fries or Tater Tots (Insert eye roll), this is the same organization that deemed Nutrasweet to be safe for human consumption.
FDA charlatans aside, I figured it would be a good way to mix up the textures a little as well. I have already made 2 hard and crunchy treats as well as crisp yet airy pumpkin treats, so I decided to mix it up a little further and go for a more chewy texture. This was made infinitely easier by the inclusion of vegetables, though the cheese lent a proverbial hand as well. :) Some healthy Quick Oats and that hint of Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese along with vitamin A rich Carrot and some vibrantly verdant Spinach and we have a winner.
Cheesy Chicken Vegetable Chews
1 cup Quick Oats
1/ 4 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
2/3 cup shredded Carrot
1/2 cup frozen Spinach, measured after thawing and squeezing out the water
1/2 -3/4 cup Chicken Stock
Combine Barley Flour, Quick Oats and Parmigiano-Reggiano in a bowl, whisk together well.
I promise - my next post will be human food.... Gruyere scones to be exact. I realize that over the last couple months about 50% of my posts have "gone to the dogs", but let me assure you, I am steering back towards Human consumables... LOL