Often while friends are reading historical novels or si-fi, I’m happily devouring cookbooks. So when The Natural Pet Food Cookbook authored by Wendy Nan Rees arrived in the mailbox, the wrappings were eagerly torn off to reveal a charming book. Wendy’s scrumptious recipes are supported with the overview and comments of Kevin Schlanger, DVM.
The book is comfortable to hold, stays open when being used in the kitchen and is easy to read. The pictures are cheery and humorous, making them a yummy treat for the eyes. The information is well organized and the book has a good index.
Whether you are an experienced chef or a novice in the kitchen, and you want to cook for your dogs and cats, this book is for you. There are specific references to the dietary needs of both cats and dogs as they are such different creatures, with different nutritional requirements and different culinary preferences.
Wendy goes over the pots, pans, tools and contents of the animal friendly pantry needed to cook her animal tested recipes. The food was prepared by different cooks and taste tested by a variety of animals, including her own three dogs; Senator, Cappy and Little Man.
Some of the delights can be cooked in a slow cooker or stockpot and many finished dishes can be portioned out and frozen. Devoting one day to food prep and having weeks or months of ready to serve meals makes cooking for pets a real possibility. For both cats and dogs, she has suggestions for bulk recipes and budget meals.
Instead of store bought food, trucked hundreds or thousands of carbon producing miles, make your own stews, biscuits, kibble and more.
When at your local farmer’s market, shop for your pets as well as yourself. And look forward to some appreciative meows and gentle barks of excited gratitude.
Polly FoxEnergetic Essences & Elixirshttp://petessences.com/1-877-233-16071-575-586-1607
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