Monday, December 21, 2009

We have a new recipe - Beef Vegetable Stew

This traditional  Stew is full of healthy ingredients for dogs!
But first.... here is the makeup of a healthy main dish:

PROTEIN - from beef, pork, lamb, poultry, fish and eggs. Protein sources contain the 10 essential amino acids required by dogs. No one protein source contains all the essential amino acids so vary the proteins throughout the week.

FAT - from oil (try our FLAX OIL) and fat naturally present in meat. One of the fatty acids, linolec acid is essential to dogs. It provides energy and helps to fight inflammation.

CARBOHYDRATES- from rice, potatoes, pasta, barley and other grains as well as vegetables and fruits. Carbs, including high-fiber foods are a source of energy and provide roughage to help keep the digestive system functioning properly. Don't overdue the carbs!

VITAMINS and MINERALS - from vegetables, fruits, meats and grains (see middle article) Remember, fresh food has abundant amounts of nutrients! (vitamins)

Beef Vegetable Stew


2 tablespoons Olive Oil
1 lb ground beef
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried basil
2 cups water, beef or chicken broth (unsalted)
1 tomato diced
2 potatoes, peeled and diced
1/2 cup green beans or peas
2 carrots, peeled and sliced
2 stalks celery, finely chopped


1. Heat oil gently in a large pan. Add the beef, salt and cook until meat is brown. Stir in oregano and basil.
2. Add the water or broth, and tomato
3. Add potatoes, carrots peas/green beans and celery, stir
4. Cook slowly for about 15-25 minutes until vegetables are done. Add water if necessary but keep a 'stew' consistency.