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The Doggies Have a New Vegan Chef!

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vegdogfood1revMy job just keeps getting busier, so I was happy when my dear friend Chris offered to take over as vegan chef for our pooches. I am happy to report that both our doggies and my parents’ canine friends seem to like his dog food recipe even better than mine. Since my picky furry ones liked this new concoction so much, I thought that I would share it with you, my dear Prime readers.

Here is Chris’ recipe:

  • 12 cups water
  • 1 3/4 cups pearled barley
  • 1 3/4 cups lentils (any kind)
  • 1 3/4 cups green split peas
  • 4 cups 1/4-inch diced carrots
  • 4 cups diced russet potatoes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, optional (preferably food-grade pink Himalayan salt, which can be purchased in bulk at San Francisco Bath Salt Company’s online store)
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon cumin

Put all the ingredients in a 6-quart crockpot or slow cooker. Cook on high for approximately 3 to 4 1/2 hours. (Depending on the type of slow cooker you’re using, you may need to add more water toward the end of the process as the mixture begins to thicken.)

Makes 12 cups

This recipe is virtually foolproof. You need only become familiar with your own variation of it after trying it a few times. Barley, lentils, and split peas can be found in the bulk section of most grocery stores or at regional wholesale outlets.

You may also cut the recipe in half if you are only feeding one dog. This recipe is not intended to be served alone but rather with a good dry vegetarian dog food, which you can find at most pet stores. Dogs love it! Our big, brown 18-year-old dog just came back from the vet with perfect blood work.

Note: This dish is also very good for humans. It’s a perfect blend of fresh food, protein, and complex carbs. For humans, just add more salt, seasoning, and water, to taste.

Finally, I would like to leave you with a quick note on preparation at feeding time. After I take this thick mixture out of the refrigerator, I add hot water to turn it to room-temperature gravy while mixing it with the dry veggie dog food in the feeding bowls … and voilà, the dogs love it!
How about you? Share ‘em if you got ‘em!

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    Steve says...

    September 22nd, 2010, 2:56 pm

    My dogs love your original recipe…and the dog biscuits, too…but this looks even better! Thanks for the update, Kerry.

    Anonymous says...

    September 24th, 2010, 2:33 pm

    this would at least save some chickens and beef. a home made meal for a pet is great for health and make them feel part of the family even more.

    Jodika McKinley says...

    September 24th, 2010, 4:06 pm

    Does Anyone know of VEGAN DOG BONES? I have been looking but found nothing.. I want something hard that wont waste away too quickly!

    Aliaska Brozen says...

    September 24th, 2010, 8:57 pm

    Recipe sounds wonderful! Any recipes for cats??

    Breanna says...

    September 26th, 2010, 9:57 pm

    Dont dogs thrive on raw organic meat though?

    kerry says...

    September 27th, 2010, 11:59 am

    Breanna, i am not sure if dogs would thrive on raw organic meat, but why take the chance ?????? Why cause the death of other animals and why deal with blood and grossness when we know for sure that they thrive on a vegetarian diet?????

    Sherif Hamdy says...

    September 27th, 2010, 3:36 pm

    Hi,

    Regarding the vegan dog bones here is a great recipe.

    http://prime.peta.org/2008/09/cooking-for-our-vegetarian-dogs

    Sherif
    PETA Prime

    Jaya Bhumitra says...

    October 19th, 2010, 4:22 pm

    @Jodika – I haven’t found any vegan dog bones (the nyla bones are not made of rawhide but use chicken flavoring which i assume comes from chicken), but i have found some vegan sweet potato chews that work the same – only problem with these is that they are made in china, and i avoid chinese products because of the country’s terrible fur trade. I have a puppy who loves to chew though, so we have been giving him corn on the cob, and I’m going to buy a dehyrator and make my own bones/chewies out of sweet potato and eggplant.

    Danny says...

    October 25th, 2010, 12:25 pm

    Hi, I know about a vegan food brand for pets that has won a peta award… It calls V-dog and you can purchase their products from Amazon or on their website, I’m not in United State, I live in Central America but I purchase my dog’s food online and he really loves V-dog

    http://www.v-dogfood.com/

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