Pumpkin, sweet potatoes and co - the perfect autumn snacks for your dog
The air is cool and fresh, it smells like autumn! Coziness finds its way into the living rooms and cuddling is again a priority. But the colorful season doesn't mean that everyone can put their feet up and drink tea. Mother Nature has taken the best precautions and provides plenty of food in autumn to prepare the inhabitants of the forest for the icy winter. Squirrels, birds, hedgehogs and other forest animals fill their bellies with mushrooms, nuts and fruits before some of them go into hibernation. Their main task now is to build up as large a fat cushion as possible, from which they will soon have to feed. A feeling which our pampered four-legged friends absolutely do not know. But also for our dogs, the autumn brings tasty variety. If you like to give your furry nose a treat and occasionally switch on the stove, you now have delicious and, on top of that, super healthy vegetables at your disposal. We at William Walker have put together three super tasty autumnal dishes for your gourmet muzzle. After all, love goes through the stomach.
1. Williams Potato-Pumpkin Duet
(Potato and pumpkin mashed with chicken, refined with goat yoghurt and rounded off with a dash of pumpkin seed oil)
Ingredients for two to three portions:
- 400 g potatoes
- 400 g pumpkin
- 2 ½ tbsp goat yoghurt (if your dog does not like goat yoghurt, lactose-free natural yoghurt or cottage cheese can also be used)
- 2 chicken breast fillets
- 1 tbsp pumpkin seed oil
Clean, peel and dice the potato and pumpkin. Simmer the ingredients with a lot of water for about 20 minutes. Then drain well, drain the vegetables a little and put them in a bowl. Now add the pumpkin seed oil and the goat yoghurt. Mix the ingredients a little bit and work through with a potato masher (or a blender). Let the finished potato-pumpkin masher cool down well.
The chicken breast is then prepared. This can either be boiled in water or fried well in some oil (rape or sunflower oil) on medium heat. All ingredients should be well cooled down and only warm when served. Especially when mashing the potatoes and pumpkin, make sure to check the temperature, as it can still be very hot. Now just arrange it nicely and ready is Williams Potato-Pumpkin-Duett.
2. Williams wild gourmet
(Low-calorie game meat on an apple and sweet potato pan, refined with garden cress and linseed oil)
Ingredients for two to three portions:
- 600 g game meat
- 400 g Sweet potatoes
- 1 big apple
- a pinch of organic garden cress
- 1 tbsp. linseed oil
Wash the sweet potatoes well and cut into small cubes. Wash the apple, remove the seeds and also cut into small cubes. Now cook the sweet potatoes and the apple in a pan with a little oil (rape seed or sunflower oil) until they are soft. Then put the cooked ingredients into a bowl and let them cool down.
The game meat is now fried in the same pan so that it absorbs the apple and sweet potato flavours - if necessary add a little more oil. When everything has cooled down, it can be served in a bowl. Finally, add a pinch of garden cress and a little linseed oil for a healthy touch, et voilá - William's wild goodies can now be served to your gourmet muzzle.
3. Williams bear-strong broth
(beef and bone stock with fresh vegetables)
Ingredients for four to five servings:
- two marrow bones
- 400 g beef
- 3 Carrots
- 1 Parsnip
- a little celery (about 100 g)
- 150 - 200 g peas (fresh or frozen)
- 200 g pumpkin
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
Wash the pumpkin, peel it and cut it into mouth-sized pieces. Wash the carrots, parsnip and celery and chop them together with the beef. Put the marrow bones on the bottom of the cooking pot and cover with about 2 liters of water.
Now add the finely chopped beef, vegetables and peas. Finally, squeeze out 1 tbsp. lemon juice and add it to the pot - this way the minerals are removed more thoroughly from the bones. If necessary, add more water so that all ingredients can draw enough water. The soup must now simmer for at least 2 hours.
Now let the stock cool down properly. Then fish out the marrowbone and discard it. The broth does not need to be sieved, the remaining ingredients can all be fed. Ready is the super healthy and also delicious broth for your dog. After a nice, refreshing autumn walk Williams bear-strong broth gives your dog an extra portion of strength and a warm gut feeling. Also for dogs with a cold or gastrointestinal problems, bone broth is a real power booster. Four-legged friends who tend to drink little can use this dish to absorb additional beneficial liquid.
Has your mouth already been watering? Don't worry, of course you can gobble up all the dishes together with your dog. With a little salt and pepper on top, your dinner will also be a feast for the palate. And now - bon appétit.
Have you tried any of our dishes? Be sure to tell us in the comments how your dog liked it.
By Louisa Knoll