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Sauteed Meatball And Red Pepper

To say that my girl, Alex, is picky would be an understatement, therefore because of that I have to come up with different “recipes” that are to her approval and standard.

meatball1For this meal, I started by defrosting one or two meatballs.  I don’t like to defrost it in a microwave because it makes the meatball too dry and chewy so I take it out from the freezer before I sit down to eat and by the time I am finished it is ready to be cooked.

meatball2I, then, cut this meatball into little pieces along with some veggies.  This time I chose to only add a bit of red pepper and nothing else.

meatball3I sautéed a small amount of red pepper for about 2 minutes in a bit of oil.  Don’t use a lot of oil for this can upset your dog’s tummy.

meatball4I added the cut up meatball to the red pepper and sautéed them for another minute or two.  I let it cool off while I get Alex’s kibble in a dish.

meatball5And Voila!  Here is the end result.  I mixed Alex’s kibble with the sautéed meatball and red pepper, along with her supplements, and my picky girl devoured her meal.  When I try something new with Alex I start with a very small amount of it in order to avoid upsetting her stomach.  Currently, I am adding 2 meatballs and 3 different veggies.

I am always interested in other pet parents’ recipes.  If you have any that you’d like to share, please let me know because my “menu” is quite limited.

Alex’s Diet And Nutrition: Chicken And Rice

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Let me start by saying that the above photo that features, arroz moro, plantains, and chicken wings, is not what Alex eats.  Once in a while I do mix a very small amount of rice and beans with her food to add taste and fiber, but not this particular rice, arroz moro, because it has a lot of seasoning and it throws off her stomach, but what I do give her is a mix of white rice, not featured in the picture, and chicken wings.

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Alex’s chicken wings are not seasoned at all and they are cooked in the oven.  I removed all the bones from the chicken wings, added the rice and chicken mix to her kibble, and she devoured her food.  Because I’ve done this for a while, she gets about ¼ to ½ cup of human food and the rest, ¾ to ½, is her kibble.  Anytime I want to introduce a new food to Alex, I always add a very small amount of it until she gets used to it.  Please, do not feed your dog something new in large quantities because it’ll cause her to have an upset stomach and you may have to take her to the vet.

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My picky daughter likes variety therefore I have to come up with new things to add to her kibble.  Alex is 11 years old so I have to be careful and pay close attention to her diet.  If you are unsure about what to feed your dog, the best person to answer your questions is your vet.  Have a great weekend.

Chicken Soup For My Canine Companion

Let me start by saying, as I made crystal clear in a previous post but I believe is worth repeating, that I hate to cook with a passion that no words could ever explain nor describe, but I do cook for my dog, Alex.  I am in awe anytime I see my girlfriend cook.  Once in a while I watch her cook, and she is so in a zone and many times oblivious to what’s around her.  It’s beautiful to watch her cook.

Anyway, Alex got more and more picky as she got older so now I have to cook for her.  She does eat her kibble, but she seems to enjoy having a little variety in her meals.  What she enjoys a lot, specially during the winter, is chicken soup so I cook it often for her.

Brocolli, celery and carrots.

broccoli, celery and carrots.

This is what I put in the chicken soup for my daughter

  • 2 to 4 chicken legs
  • Broccoli.  Not a lot because it makes her fart
  • Celery.  Cut it small
  • Carrots.  Make sure they are cooked so your dog can digest it easier
  • The broccoli, celery and carrots can be substituted for peas, cauliflower, or potatoes
  • One chicken bouillon
  • A pinch of salt
Chicken Soup

Chicken Soup

I used to add rice or noodles, but I stopped doing it because they absorbed too much of the liquid and Alex was not too happy about it.  She likes it better when I add a bit of cooked rice to the portion that I am serving to her at that particular time.

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Most of the time, not always, Alex loves my cooking and it makes me feel so happy that she enjoys my cooking.  My one and only fan:-)

If you have any recipes you’d like to share or perhaps suggestions to my chicken soup, please feel free to share with us.  Enjoy your week.