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Saturday, March 22, 2014

SEPIA SATURDAY: Three recipes for you to RIFF on

What does RIFF mean? Google says:

  riff
rif/
noun
  1. 1.
    (in popular music and jazz) a short repeated phrase, frequently played over changing chords or harmonies or used as a background to a solo improvisation.
    "a brilliant guitar riff"
verb
  1. 1.
    play musical riffs.
    "the other horns would be riffing behind him"


So, basically, change it up, improvise, adapt!


The "original recipe"

PPO cookiesPeanut butter, pumpkin and Oats:

 2 1/2 cups flaked oats processed as flour [Food process some oats until ground ]
 2 eggs
 1/2 cup canned pumpkin
 2 tablespoons peanut butter - we like chunky, you can use smooth.
 1/2 teaspoon salt {optional}
 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
 water

Directions

Whisk together the flour, eggs, pumpkin, peanut butter, salt, and cinnamon in a bowl. Add water as needed to help make the dough workable, but the dough should be dry and stiff. Roll the dough into a 1/2-inch-thick roll. Cut into 1/2-inch pieces. Be creative. My bunch like hard rope pieces about 2 inches long.  Dehydrate at 155F approximately 4 to 6 hours or until dry. You do want them HARD and DRY .


The "riff"
Turkey Jerky Oaties:

 2 1/2 cups flaked oats processed as flour [Food process some oats until ground ]
 2 eggs
 1/2 cup mashed sweet potatoes
 2 tablespoons organic coconut oil
 1/2 teaspoon salt {optional}
 1/4 cup of turkey jerky bits [we use "the dust and broken pieces that are left in the bags we  store the treats in]

Directions

Whisk together the flour, eggs, sweet potatoes, salt, and turkey jerky bits in a bowl. Add water as needed to help make the dough workable, but the dough should be dry and stiff. Roll the dough into a 1/2-inch-thick roll. Cut into 1/2-inch pieces. Be creative.  Dehydrate at 155F approximately 4 to 6 hours or until dry. You do want them HARD and DRY .


In my house, we avoid beef and chicken because we have a dog with deadly allergies to beef and chicken.  You could easily make these with chicken jerky. We also found that all three dogs like oat and do well on it, but you could use rice. 

See where I am going with this? 

The easy peasy crunchies.

The lure of crunchie bits is just unavoidable. My four leggeds love crunchies.  So, I developed crunchies we could all live with.

6 cups of rice flour
1 cup of dry powdered milk, 
1/2 cup of shredded cheese [Cheddar is ok, mine love chevre, or even cottage cheese]
1 cup of lean raw ground turkey or lamb.  [You could use chicken or beef, or pork, or or organ meat!
3 beaten eggs
1/3 cup of vegetable oil  or coconut oil
3 cups of  stock. We use turkey stock, but you can use any low sodium stock.

Mix all ingredients thoroughly. Add small amounts of water if you need it to achieve the consistency of bread dough.

Rice flour takes a bit of time to fully hydrate, so... let it sit for about 10 minutes and it will be easier to work with.


Spread on  silpat  sheets and smooth it to a thickness of about 1/2 inch. You can "pre-score" into small cubes. I use a plastic ruler and simply press lines into the mixture. Set your dehydrator at 155 and check it after 5 hrs.  You want dry crunchy bits.  If it needs more time, add another hour.

These are the goodies Silvieon4 was smelling when she was doing this:






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3 comments:

Hawkeye BrownDog said...

Hi Y'all!

Oh yummy! I'm going to get my Human to make me some...hmmm, Human Papa likes peanut butter, maybe she can bake some for him?

Y'all come by now,
Hawk aka BrownDog

Laika said...

Only one word: Yummi. Havea great day.

Ruckus Eskie said...

Look at that tongue on you! My sapiens are doing a special post for the dehydrator. I can see them prepping and taking photos already! Happy Sepia Saturday!