Sunday, August 24, 2014

Cupcakes for Your Dogs Next Birthday

Spoiled by cupcakes, cakes, and cookies? Yes my dogs have me as their own private baker. Why shouldn't dogs have something special on their birthdays like we do. After all they are part of the family. 

Zucchini Dog Cupcakes

Each year for Maggie and Bruce's birthday I either bake them a cake or as I've done this year made them cupcakes. Everything I use in my dog recipes are dog friendly and for dogs with allergies to wheat.

These cupcakes can be decorated if you choose to do so. You can either make a peanut butter carob frosting or perhaps just a carob frosting. 

The following recipe will yield 9 cupcakes or muffins

Ingredients needed for Cupcakes

  • 2 ripe bananas 
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup of rice flour
  • 1 tsp. of baking soda
  • 1/8th of a cup of flax seed
  • 1 cup of shredded zucchini 
  • 1/4 cup of canola oil
  • 1 Tbs.of honey


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a medium size mixing bowl combine and mix all the ingredients starting with mushing the bananas, and mixing with the egg. Then one by one add and mix each ingredient as I have it listed above. 
  3. Place your baking cups into a muffin pan. You will need 9 all together. 
  4. With a 1/4 cup measure, measure and add the batter to each baking cup.
  5. Place in the oven for approximately 17 minutes or until you can insert a toothpick into the cupcake and have it come out clean.  
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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Beef Fried Rice

Never having eaten or made beef fried rice before, I was not too sure how this would end up tasting. I was in a mood to just throw some food together and see what happened. I was pleasantly surprised at the end result.
I had cooked a roast of beef the previous night and had enough left over for this recipe. This was a very quick and easy meal to prepare.

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Yields: Will serve 4 - 5 people


  • 8 - 10 Slices of Roast Beef (cooked)
  • 2 stalks of celery
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1/2 of a large onion
  • 2 cups of brown Minute Rice cooked
  • 2 - 3 cups of frozen mixed vegetables
  • 2 TBS Vegetable Oil
  • 1/4 cup of Soy Sauce

Food Prep

  • While your rice is cooking prepare your beef and vegetables.
  • Cut the beef into bite size pieces.
  • Chop celery.
  • Slice garlic cloves thinly.
  • Chop onion to the size you prefer.
  • Heat vegetable oil in a wok, electric frying pan, or large frying pan.

Let's Get Woking

Once the oil is heated add celery, onions and stir fry for three minutes. Add the frozen vegetables, stir and continue cooking for approximately five minutes. Add garlic slices, beef and cooked rice. Stir and add 1/4 cup of Soy Sauce. Cook until everything is heated to your liking.
This rice can be used as a main dish meal or you may want to add it to other dishes as a side dish.

Serve and ENJOY!

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