Ok, for years I’ve been dishing out the same old boring dry food for my two labradoodles because it was just so darn easy. But the experience seemed perfunctory, and I thought if I’m finding this boring then H&D might be too. Then along came Debora Robertson’s new book and the cooking/feeding thing changed. To be honest, I’m fearful of the kitchen, but there’s something about Debora’s witty writing style and recipe choices that inspires confidence. Not only has her book brought out a whole new me (in the kitchen anyway), but I swear the dogs love me even more! I can recommend the Chicken & Fennel Au Gratin (& the human version too), and, because I’ve got a weakness for peanut butter, the Peanut Butter & Banana Bites and the Summer Pupsicles with banana & peanut butter. For H&D it’s like every day is Christmas … but they don’t even know the real Christmas Dinner is still to come!
Four paws up! Author Debora Robertson isn't the only one who thought she'd never be the kind of person to prepare meals for her pups -- I was firmly in that camp myself. But her recipes are delightfully simple and the look of adoration in my dogs' eyes is worth the small effort. Not only does she include recipes but also nifty bits of nutritional advice and information about doggie do's and don'ts (I had no idea that grapes were a no-no). And with a healthy dose of humour, Dogs Dinners is a must for anyone with a dog or thinking about getting one. Plus there are even suggestions about turning doggie dishes into human meals with a dash of salt and pepper. A definite must.
Fantastic little book, full of fun, no-nonsense recipes and snippets of doggy wisdom. Our two boys especially love the sardine and sweet potato bake, have to lift their dishes before they have a hole licked in the bottom of them. love the idea that, with some extra seasoning, the dishes are can be made for the owners also. Liking the illustrations throughout the book too. Have bought several for our local dog club, I know they will be very popular. Thank you Debora for the inspiration to venture into alternatives to mass produced dog foods.
I love this book. I’ve been cooking for my dog for a while now -cheaper and healthier for her and has stopped that pesky dry skin she use to get from kibble. This book is such fun and has some great recipes in it. The ‘doggy breath bone’ biscuits gets my dog from one side of the park over to me quicker than anything else. This is now a kitchen staple.