Greekify Your Dog

Today’s post was brought to you by my darling 13 year old daughter, Sassafras. The recipe, photos, story…the whole kit-en-kabootle. I can’t take any credit except for giving her life.
Signed, One Beaming Mama.

 

Ever wish you could make a dog treat for your dog that is nutritious and delicious? Well now you can. These treats are 100% organic and they are so tasty that you might even want a bite! (I don’t recommend sampling them, though) Made with fresh, Greek ingredients that make your dog feel like they’re one of the family. My family is from Greece, so I decided that we should share the love with our adorable dog too!

First, coat your pan generously with extra virgin olive oil- which is coveted in our household. I’d say a tablespoon or two.

Next, get about a cup and a half of spinach leaves and rinse them off well. Drain the leaves and pour them into the oiled pan.

Sautê the spinach for 30-60 seconds over medium heat. They cook pretty fast so I would suggest watching the pan as they are cooking. After the leaves are wilted and saturated well with the olive oil, take them off of the heat. Put them directly into a food processor and puree thoroughly.

We also have a few other ingredients. 1/2 cup of feta cheese, 1 egg, 1 1/2 cups of whole wheat flour, and 1/2 cup of water.

Add the ingredients together and mix well.

You will end up with a lovely mixture that looks something like this.

Next, flour your working surface, along with your hands, and spread the dough out. Choose a cookie cutter and begin punching your shapes out. Place the biscuits on a cooking tray- they do not have to be far apart while baking, because they don’t spread.

Now, what would be a finishing touch without olive oil? Not only is it great for your dog’s coat and joints, but it makes for a nice crunchy top. After the cookies are coated pop them into the oven at 375º for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.

Take them out and admire your work. It’s not that hard, is it?

This recipe makes for a very happy dog…. and hey, you won’t feel too bad yourself.

~Sassafras

 

Organic Greek Dog Treats

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups fresh spinach

1 egg

1/2 cup feta cheese

1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour

1/2 cup water

 

1. Rinse off spinach. Coat pan evenly with olive oil and sautee spinach for 30-60 seconds on medium heat.

2. Use a food processor to puree the wilted spinach leaves.

3. Combine other ingredients with the pureed spinach and mix thoroughly.

4. Roll out dough and cut into desired shapes.

5. Place on baking sheet and brush the tops with olive oil.

6. Bake at 375º for 20-25 minutes.

7. Feed to your dog.