On February 17, 2012 the day Chef Tonne was awarded her largest military contract in history she adopted her now BFF named Malik. Chef Tonne vowed never to have the longterm responsibility of a house pet, however she could not allow the local animal shelter to massacre this Parsons Russell Terrier. Chef Tonne simple did the right thing, besides Malik had been thru enough; owner refusing to pick him up after he strayed away, he had roundworms from poor diet as well as behavior conducive with animal abuse. Chef Tonne walked toward the city facility to renew her foodservice permit and watch in horror as the animal control officer attempted to manipulate this scrawny but feisty animal into his truck. I guess Malik knew he was destined for the death, Chef Tonne stopped the officer and simply put, I will take him the officer said fine take him .....and so it was written.
We are glad to say Malik has a home filled with love and appreciation and actually travels with Chef Tonne, as well as receives gourmet dog food perfected by none other than Chef Tonne.
This simple recipe has all the nutrients for four legged family members....
1 3lb whole chicken finely ground preferably with bones in, (utilize your local butcher for this) or 3lbs of ground turkey.
1 large zucchini
1 large squash
1/2 cup blueberries or cranberries
3 cloves of garlic
3/4 cup frozen or fresh green beans
3/4 cup cubed baby carrots
3/4 cup red or green lentils
1 cup oatmeal
1/4 cup coconut oil
1/4 c extra virgin olive oil
1 large sweet potato cubed
Puree zucchini, sqaush, blueberries, parsley and green beans with filtered water, add water as needed
Puree sweet potato, garlic, baby carrots until liquid, add water as needed.
In a large stockpot over medium-low heat melt coconut oil add extra virgin olive oil and vegetable puree, bring to simmer, add ground chicken, lentils and oatmeal. cook 45 minute over low heat. stirring consistently, until lentils and oatmeal are transparent. Cool Immediately, refrigerate , divide into small quart ziploc bags. Freeze excess. and use as needed.
Hint: Malik has a gluten allergy that affected his coat, Chef Tonne adds 1/4 cup food and 1/4 cup grain free, gluten free Nutro natural choice (dry), to extend the food and help aid in digestion.
Its been 3 years since she rescued her BFF and he has became the every bit of the name she chose for him. Malik- means king. Until next time Chow, bow, wow yippie yo yippie yay!