Love and Spices:
Mint and parsley dog cookies
A tasty and healthy treat that helps prevent bad breath in our canine friends
Recipe by Monique Singer
Westmount Magazine is proud to offer its readers sample recipes from Love and Spices, a beautifully illustrated cookbook by Monique Singer. With this new series, you will discover some unique recipes dedicated to cooking with spices, from hors d’œuvres to desserts.
Monique Singer knows how to make people talk, sing and dance spices! From her earliest childhood, alongside her grandmother and sisters, she learned how to create a delicious and original cuisine with her senses, her hands and all her love.
From her family’s table to the jet-set parties she has catered in New York, Los Angeles, Venezuela, Spain, Haiti, and Asia, regardless of the set-up, function, atmosphere or style, Monique’s food has left its imprint on people’s taste buds.
Mint and Parsley Dog Cookie Treats
We are always ready to receive affection and kisses from our pet, however, their bad breath can make us hesitate. Bad breath can be caused by insufficient water intake or from the foods they eat. Plaque builds up from not having their teeth brushed. Poor dental health is the main cause of bad breath of your furry ball.
Giving parsley to a dog is perfectly safe and it is beneficial for all sorts of reasons. This herb has a lot of nutrients: chlorophyll, vitamin A and C, folic acid and antioxidants.
Parsley and peppermint are great breath fresheners. Parsley offers health benefits like good digestion, anti-inflammatory properties and arthritis prevention, and this is very well documented. Fresh mint is safe and it also helps with digestion and bad breath. Many dog foods contain mint. Mixing the mint with the parsley smoothes out the sharpness of the parsley.
No matter the reason, this treat can help rid your dog of bad breath.
NOTE: Pregnant dogs should not indulge in parsley as it may cause muscle contraction. Eating it in large amounts may cause bleeding to those with kidney dysfunction.
- 4 cups / 360 g quick-cooking oats
- 1 cup fresh finely chopped parsley, preferably curly variety
- 1 cup fresh finely chopped mint
- 2 eggs
- 1/4 cup / 60 ml water
- 6 tbsp organic coconut oil
In a food processor pulse the mint and parsley leaves until well ground.
Transfer to a bowl, add eggs, oatmeal and combine.
Add water, mix then add the oil and mix. In the palm of your hand, form a ball and flatten it.
Place on a flat surface and shape with a dog cookie cutter or any shape you like.
Bake for 30 minutes at 350F/180°.
Images: Anne Fillion
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Monique Singer is a cultural creator now based in Montreal, usually found travelling the world, experiencing other cultures and sharing what she finds most interesting. At the top of her food passion is her attraction for spices, their benefits and the distinctive flavour they bring to all dishes. LinkedIn=