food – lockdown 2 day 129

Gee time flies when you’re having fun. Its already day 129 of lockdown 2 and things aren’t looking any better despite all the great plans the government has for opening up the tourist season early. Record numbers of new cases almost every day…

Whatever. I’m spending my time doing as little as possible. Today I did some shopping, groomed a dog and cooked for the pups I’m looking after, and Lainee of course. I thought I’d share what I cook for Lainee. This was basically what I started making for her when she needed to lose some weight. The idea was loads of vegies and lean chicken.

Amy and Lily love their raw cabbage treats. They also love raw cauliflower and zucchini I learned today.

So… this is what I used today. Its basically the same each time but I tend to use what I have in the fridge as well. Frozen spinach, frozen mixed vegies, sweet potato, apple, red lentils, zucchini and about a kilo of chicken breast. I normally buy skin on and remove the skin myself cause its cheaper. Sometimes I’ll buy a whole chicken and keep the wings for Lainee (to eat raw) and the maryland (legs) for myself to bake, boil the entire rest of the chicken then pick the meat off and throw out the bones. I add pumpkin if I have it. And I add herbs: usually thyme, oregano, some garlic, pepper and turmeric. I mean, you want it to taste good!

I put the chicken and all vegies into a large pot with enough water to cover them and boil till its all cooked and the chicken is falling apart.

I remove the chicken to cool so I can pull it apart with my fingers. Then I mixed that back into the vegie mix.

The dogs LOVE it. Its healthy and non fattening. You could add a touch of olive oil for their coat when you’re serving it or any supplements like kelp or whatever, but I think its a pretty good meal.

Typical I spend more time cooking for the dogs than I ever do for myself (unless I’m cooking for company). My meal was much plainer but just as tasty. Bow pasta with broccoli and red pesto with a sprinkle of parmesan. Yum. I’m not complaining.


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