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Cooking for Charlie

I have several more recipes for homemade dog food.

  1. boiled sweet potato with dog food.

My dog Charlie actually doesn’t like his dog food very much. My husband and I tried several different types of dog food: chicken flavor, lamb flavor, salmon flavor. All end the same, he might like it at the first, then he loses interest. When I put dog food in his bowl, he just watches everything and sits still. If I ask him to come over, he will come and sniff. Then he just walks away. So I try to add flavor with boiled sweet potato orย  pumpkin. He loves it and finishes them all.

Bad thing is he may poo poo a lot.

2, Lamb macaroni

I put lamb bone in a big pot. Add in enough water. Bring to boil with high heat. Skim soup and remove the dirt and fat. Slow cook for 40 mins. There is also some lamb meat on the bone. So I use the soup to cook macaroni. He loves it.

3. Boiled egg with dog food.

Charlie loved boiled egg. I guess he loves all the food except dog food. ๐Ÿ™‚

I don’t want to give him too much egg, so i usually boil 1 egg and eat half. Mash the rest half and mix with his dog food. And i only give very little egg white to Charlie.

4, Bland rice and chicken.

Charlie got diarrhea several days ago. I stop giving him dog food and his treat. Instead I cooked rice and chicken for him. It’s super simple. I bough minced chicken. Put minced chicken with rice in rice cooker and cook them together. Or I used boiled chicken breast, Tear it into small pieces and mix with rice. Charlie soon recovers from diarrhea.

Mutton Stew

  1. Cut mutton (about 800g) into small pieces. Put all the mutton into a pot. Add in enough cod water to cover them. And bring to boil. Keep boiling for 3-5 mins.
  2. Drain the mutton and wash off all the dirt.
  3. Heat a pan. Add in 1 tbsp oil. Sautee 2 cloves of chopped garlic. Add all the mutton in. Stir fry for 2 mins.
  4. Add in a few curry leaves, and 1 tsp Garam masala. Stir fry evenly.
  5. Pour in 1/2 1 cup water and salt to taste.
  6. Transfer everything into pressure cooker. And cook under high pressure for 20 mins.
  7. Prepare 2 big potatoes and 1 medium carrot. Peel them and cut into small dice.
  8. Heat a pan. Add in 1 tbsp oil.
  9. Add in 4 cardamom pods, 2 bay leaves and 1 star anise. Fry to aromatic.
  10. Drop in 1/2 tsp chopped ginger and 1 tsp chopped garlic. Stir fry a bit.
  11. Add in chopped 2 green chilis 1 chopped onion. Season with salt. Keep stir frying till onion turn transparent and completely soft.
  12. Add in potato and carrot dices. Stir fry for 2 or 3 mins.
  13. Pour all the mutton with stock into the pan. Simmer with lid on for 10 mins.
  14. Add in 200 ml coconut milk. Stir evenly and simmer for another 5 mins.
  15. Season with 1 tsp Garam masala and salt.
  16. Garnish with curry leaves.

Lamb Chop With Mashed Potato Pancakes

We don’t eat mutton that often. This is a very simple dish.

1. Sprinkle salt and pepper over lamb chop on both side. Rub it with finger to let flavor come in.

2. Peel 2 medium potatoes. Cut into cubes. Steam or boil them till cooked. Mash them in a bowl. Season with a little salt and pepper.

3. Heat a pan. Add in oil. When pan is hot, put lamb chop in. Don’t move it. Sear it for 4-5 mins.

4. Flip the chop over. Also add in 2 cloves of garlic, rosemary and cumin seed. Use a spoon to scoop oil and pour over the chop. Fry for another 4-5 mins. Put chop in a plate and rest for a while.

5. Add 3 tablespoon flour into mashed potato. Mix well and scoop a spoonful mashed potato and form it into a ball shape. Flatten a bit. Fry in the same pan till both sides turn golden brown.

https://flic.kr/p/2bQKpQw

Very simple and quick and yum dish.