Recipe: Roast Livers and Sweet Potato

February 23, 2010 at 9:29 pm 5 comments

Positive Reinforcement training  requires lots and lots of treats.  Sarah has suggested that I use Boogie’s food (the stuff that he eats at mealtimes) as treats.  I would then feed him slightly less during mealtimes. This way, Boogie won’t get fat and I can be assured that the treats are healthy, not some doggie equivalent of “junk food”.

In this case, sloppy-type food (like The Honest Kitchen) isn’t going to work.

Here is something I cooked today which is really easy.  It smells really really good too and I can’t stop picking at it!


Ingredients:

1 lb chicken livers ($2 at Jons)
2 sweet potatoes – diced
garlic powder
1 cup peas and green beans (frozen kind)
olive oil

I put the raw chicken liver pieces and diced sweet potatoes (boiled first) on a parchment-lined baking tray. I drizzle olive oil and  sprinkle garlic powder over everything, then roast in the pre-heated oven for 15-30 minutes until thoroughly cooked, turning the liver pieces over halfway in the process. Meanwhile, I steam the frozen peas and green beans until soft. When the livers are cooked, I stir everything together in a container with the greens, and store in the fridge. <- Will be fed with Honest Kitchen KEEN.

I will also cut up some liver pieces into teeny tiny portions for training sessions.

P.S. Sometimes I think this dog eats better than I do.

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5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. jenfer  |  February 24, 2010 at 5:45 am

    I split Gigi’s daily food amount into many meals so she won’t get fat… not that she is… but if she eats too much she pukes. 😛

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    • 2. lili  |  February 24, 2010 at 8:13 am

      Boogie eats twice a day… I am sure he would love more meals but it’s too much work for me! 🙂 I can’t see Gigi getting fat with all that agility stuff!

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  • 3. Sarah Owings  |  March 13, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    I love this Lili! Great recipe. You can use the Honest Kitchen stuff in a food tube too if you like. Bring one on walks and let him lick a little after each click…or in a tight spot you can distract him by letting him continuously lick the food tube while something really scary goes by.

    I just started with Honest Kitchen with my dogs and they LOVE it!! Thanks for advertising them on your blog.

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    • 4. lili  |  March 14, 2010 at 2:16 am

      Sarah – I am glad your dogs love it!! 🙂
      Boogie did not do well on other brands that I used to feed him (he would throw up) and Honest Kitchen was the first food that he loved and could hold down. The idea of putting it in a tube is great! I will try this some day.

      Reply
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