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Recipes

Healthy Homemade Pet Treats

BT Calgary | posted Thursday, May 25th, 2017

Courtesy Kali’s Wish

— Sweet Potato & Carrot Leather Strips —

Ingredients:

  • 1 cooked large sweet potato , skin removed
  • 1 carrot raw grated
  • 1 tbsp Chinook Honey
  • 2 tbsp apple juice
  • 1 tsp canola oil

Directions:

  1. Blend sweet potatoes until smooth, remove and transfer to mixing bowl, add raw grated carrots and honey, canola oil, apple juice mix.
  2. Spread thinly and as evenly as possible on covered dehydrator trays. Approx 1/8 thickness.
  3. Dehydrate at 135 for approx 8-10 hours (flip over about about ½ way).
  4. When dry, break into pieces.

— Squash Bites —

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup roasted squash, seeds removed
  • 1 cup gluten free rolled oats
  • 1 tbsp canola oil
  • ¼ cup ground flax seed

 

Directions:

  1. Mix ingredients together, then drop on a baking sheet in tablespoon sized pieces.
  2. Bake them in oven at 350F for 10 minutes

 

 

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Carrot lentil soup

BT Calgary | posted Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

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This soup makes for a very satisfying lunch. The quick-cooking red lentils turn a sunny yellow colour when cooked, and the milk adds a lovely texture.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 25 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 2 tsp (10 mL) vegetable oil
  • 2 large carrots, diced
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ¼ tsp (1 mL) dried rosemary or thyme, crushed
  • 1 cup (250 mL) dried red lentils, rinsed and drained
  • 3 cups (750 mL) water
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups (500 mL) 1% milk
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) freshly squeezed lemon juice or wine
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) vinegar
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) pepper
  • 2 tbsp 30 mL thinly sliced fresh basil
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) green onions

Method

  1. In a pot, heat oil over medium heat. Sauté carrots, onion, garlic and rosemary for about 5 minutes or until onion is softened.
  2. Stir in lentils and water; cover and bring to a boil.
  3. Reduce heat to medium-low and boil gently, covered, for 15 minutes or until lentils and carrots are soft.
  4. Whisk flour into milk and gradually stir into pot; increase heat to medium.
  5. Simmer, stirring, for about 3 minutes, until slightly thickened (do not let boil).
  6. Stir in lemon juice and season to taste with pepper.
  7. Ladle into bowls and serve sprinkled with basil and green onions.

Nutritional information
Number of servings of milk products: ½
Per serving:
Energy: 198 calories
Protein: 9 g
Carbohydrate: 36 g
Fat: 3 g
Fibre: 1.9 g
Sodium: 90 mg
Calcium: 246 mg

 

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