Thursday, May 30, 2013

Poetnw's Puppy Pancakes

From Poetnw who messed with a recipe from Betty Crocker and made it hers… well made it for her pups.

Sally's Puppy Pancakes


1 egg
1 cup buttermilk- can be sweet milk or milk with yogurt or vinegar or lemon in it to sour it.
2 t. fat, melted or salad oil
1 cup flour- whatever you like- wheat, oat, rye, almond meal, skies the limit
2 T wheat germ
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 half teaspoon soda
No salt- dogs and humans really don't need it.


Preheat oven to 350. 

Add wet ingredients to the dry and make a nice slurry. 

Heat skillet or griddle or fry pan and add a little grease or oil to it and get it hot.  I tend to make fat pancakes and this recipe made three large pancakes.

When the pancakes have bubbles on the top side, carefully flip it over and let it cook a minute or so on the other side. 

Put your round pancakes on a baking sheet and place into the preheated oven. Bake for around 20 minutes- keep an eye on them- the goal is get them toasted and harder for the pups.  Not burned, just toasted harder. 

Take them out of the oven and let them cool.

Cut into strips. I found the easiest way to make strips was to use my kitchen scissors.  I cut long strips then cut those in half. How large or small you make the strips depends on the size of your dog.  For sure put the dog treats in the fridge because, unlike store bought processed pet treats, these have no preservatives.

Have your pup sit pretty and reward with a nice slice of puppy pancake.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Suchit's Thai Marinade for Grilled Chicken

My friend Suchit is from Thailand. She says that, for the Thai people, the first choice for the cilantro in this dish would be to use cilantro roots instead of stems. But, since that is not always available where she lives now, she makes this delicious marinade with cilantro stems. Do not use the cilantro leaves, save those for making the dipping sauce (link below).

The nutrition facts for the marinade were created at Calorie Count.

Thai Marinade for Grilled Chicken


4 chicken breasts or 8 thighs
One batch marinade

Marinade Ingredients:
1/2 cup soy sauce, low sodium
1/4 cup cilantro stems or roots* (no leaves)
2 T garlic, minced
fresh cracked black pepper to taste
Optional: 1 T ginger, sliced and smashed


Add the marinade ingredients to a large zip lock bag.

Pat the chicken dry with a paper towel (do not rinse chicken) and add to the marinade, remove air, seal and refrigerate for anywhere from 4 hours to overnight.

Remove the bag from the refrigerator and heat coals on a grill. Remove the chicken from the bag and discard the marinade. Grill the chicken until the juices run clear - turn frequently.

Serve with Thai Dipping Sauce and enjoy mindfully with a skewer of grilled veggies and a bit of lovely brown basmati rice.