Wednesday, March 30, 2011

A dog's breakfast

The dogs got to enjoy the rest of the soft tofu this morning. 

Yes, running out of kibble is a good thing!

Quinoa, ground pork, soft tofu, carrots and seasoned nori.

I used quinoa in this recipe because it has a nice protein content and I only had a little bit of the pork and tofu left.

I wouldn't bother adding salt to this recipe - dogs usually don't need it added for taste and the chicken broth should provide plenty of salt.

I drizzled Udo's oil over the top.

A golden pool of Udo's oil at the bottom of the bowl.

Quinoa and tofu in chicken broth

Serves 4 (40 lb dogs)


1/2 a package of soft tofu

1/4 lb of ground pork

1 large carrot chopped

8 strips of teriyaki nori torn into small pieces

3 cups of chicken broth

1 1/2 cups of quinoa, rinsed

2 Tbsp. of Udo's oil


Pour three cups of chicken broth into a sauce pan and place over medium heat. Add in the ground pork, tofu, carrot and half of the seasoned nori. Rinse the quinoa with water several times and then add to the pot.

Bring up to a boil and then turn down the heat to low and simmer for 20 minutes.
Keep an eye on the pot - if the quinoa has absorbed most of the chicken broth - add in a little more.

The nori will dissolve and color the quinoa green - Don't worry the dogs won't mind.
When the quinoa has become translucent and the carrots are tender, remove from heat and let cool. 

When the stew is cool, ladle 1 cup of the mixture into bowl(s), top with one or two strips of the nori torn into pieces and a generous drizzle of Udo's oil (you can substitute with olive oil).

This is a quick and easy meal especially for dogs that are sensitive to wheat or rice.

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