Recipes For Your Kitty Cat

Recipes For Your Kitty Cat

A while ago I bought a pet cookbook written by Kim McCosker who is famous for her "4 Ingredient" cookbooks. It has sections for cats, dogs & birds. 

At the time of buying the book we had our little Lemony and I had been planning on trying a few recipes for her as she was such a fusspot of an eater. 

My other plan was to share the recipes with our Ziggy Belle fans because I know that there are plenty of fur mamas and papas that would be willing to treat their furbaby to one or two of these yummy treats! 

We lost our little baby Lemony back in March and being utterly grief stricken really took the wind from beneath my wings so I have been unable to complete all the projects I had in mind! 

This cookbook will always remind me of her every time I look at it as she has left her mark on it!! Literally!! Check it out...she has chewed the cover and left her little bite marks along the cover and the 2nd page!

Lemony ChewmarksLemony Chewmarks 2More Lemony Chewmarks
And here is a picture of the chewba herself - Lemony!!
We still miss her terribly.
Lemony

So after nearly six months of her passing I have finally got round to typing up the recipes to share with you!

These recipes are credited to the wonderful Kim McCosker. If you wish to purchase the entire book for yourself you should visit her website 4Ingredients.

I know that your kitty cats are probably drooling at your side by now because they know what yummy treats are coming!!!

So without further ado here are the kitty cat recipes!!

Recipes

3 Ingredient Tuna Scones

Makes 24 scones

Ingredients

  • 1 egg
  • 220g can tuna in Springwater (undrained)
  • 2 cups wholemeal self-raising flour
    Tuna Scones

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  2. Line a baking tray with baking paper.
  3. In a large bowl, crack and whisk the egg.
  4. Add the tuna and the self-raising flour.
  5. Mix until a dough forms – if the dough is too dry, add up to 1/3 cup of water – if the dough is too wet, add a little more flour.
  6. Turn out onto a clean flat surface and roll out to 1cm thickness.
  7. Use a small scone cutter to cut 24 rounds and place on the prepared tray.
  8. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until lightly golden and crisp.
  9. Cool before serving.
  10. Store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.

 

Cat Cookies

Makes 24 cookies

Ingredients

  • 80g can tuna in oil
  • ½ cup wholemeal flour
  • ½ cup powdered milk
  • 2 tbsp rice bran oil or cod liver oil
  • 1 egg, beaten
Cat Cookies

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  2. Line a baking tray with baking paper.
  3. In a large bowl, mash the tuna.
  4. Add the flour and powdered milk and mix to combine.
  5. Stir in ¼ cup of water, the oil and the egg.
  6. Using a teaspoon, dollop the mixture on to the prepared tray.
  7. Bake for 15-18 minutes.
  8. Cool completely.
  9. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator or freeze and defrost as required.

 

Chicken Delight 

2 serves

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 100g cooked chicken breast, diced
  • 2 green beans, thinly sliced
  • 1 tsp fish sauce
Chicken Delight

Method

  1. In a non-stick frying, scramble the eggs for about 2 minutes or until cooked through.
  2. Toss through the chicken, beans and fish sauce.
  3. Cook for another 2 minutes.
  4. Cool completely before serving.

Chicken Stir Fry

Makes 2-3 serves

Ingredients

  • 100g boneless, skinless chicken breast, finely sliced
  • 50g finely chopped spinach
  • ½ cup cooked brown rice
Chicken Stir Fly

Method

  1. In a non-stick frying pan, sauté the chicken for 1 to 2 minutes.
  2. Add the spinach and rice and toss to combine.
  3. Remove from the heat and allow to cool before serving.
  4. Store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Mummy K’s Burgers (AKA FiFi's Burgers)

Makes 16 Burgers

Ingredients

  • 300g lean beef mince
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup cooked brown rice
Mummy K's Burgers

Method

  1. Combine the ingredients in a bowl and mix well.
  2. Shape into 16 mini patties.
  3. Cook in a non-stick frying pan over a medium heat for 3-4 minutes each side or until done.
  4. Allow to cool before serving.

Fish Balls

Makes 12

Ingredients

  • 100g can tuna in oil
  • 2 tbsp finely grated bread crumbs
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 3 tbsp grated cheese
Fishy Balls

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  2. Line a baking tray with baking paper.
  3. Place the ingredients in a bowl and mash into a nice paste.
  4. Using a teaspoon and with damp hands, shape into balls and place on the prepared tray.
  5. Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until golden brown.
  6. Cool before serving.

Mackerel Magic

Serves 2

Ingredients

  • 1 fresh mackerel, cleaned and scaled
  • 2 slices bacon, chopped
  • 1 cup cooked brown rice
  • 2tsp Worcestershire or fish sauce
Mackerel

Method

  1. In a non-stick frying pan, grill the mackerel on both sides for 1 minute, then set the mackerel aside.
  2. Into the same pan, add the chopped bacon and sauté for 1 – 2 minutes.
  3. Add the rice, toss to combine.
  4. Drizzle with the sauce and remove from the heat.
  5. Cut the mackerel along the stomach and gently open it up.
  6. Remove the bones working from head to tail.
  7. Fill the fish with the rice mixture
  8. Close the mackerel and serve once cooled.

 

Meow Mousse

Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 200g chicken liver
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 3 tbsp cream cheese
  • 1 tbsp chopped parsley
Meow Mouse

Method

  1. Dice the chicken liver then combine with the butter in a frying pan over a moderate heat.
  2. Sauté until cooked (it turns grey).
  3. Remove from the heat and let cool slightly.
  4. Place the liver mix, cream cheese and parsley in a blender and blend until smooth (scraping down the sides occasionally).
  5. Using a spatula, scrape the mousse into single portions containers and leave to set in the refrigerator.
  6. This will keep in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

 

Salmon Delight

Serves 3

Ingredients

  • 1 cup cooked, boneless salmon
  • 1 boiled egg
  • 1 tbsp steamed broccoli
  • 1 tbsp fish oil
Salmon Delight

Method

  1. Place all ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth.
  2. Roll into 3 equal patties.
  3. Freeze or refrigerate until ready to serve.

Sardine Mash

Serves 2

Ingredients

  • 200g can sardines, drained
  • 2 tbsp cooked mashed carrot
  • 1/3 cup cooked rolled oats
Sardine Mash

Method

  1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mash well.
  2. Serve half right away.
  3. The other half can be stored in the refrigerator in an air tight container for up to 3 days.

 

Sardine Puree

1 serve

Ingredients

  • ½ tsp butter
  • 100g can sardines, drained
  • 8 rocket leaves or 6 nasturtium leaves
  • ½ tsp fish sauce

 

Method

  1. In a non-stick frying pan, melt the butter, swirling to coat its base.
  2. Sauté the sardines over a medium heat, 1 – 2 minutes.
  3. While still on the heat, mash the sardines.
  4. Add ½ cup water and stir as it comes to a boil.
  5. Finely chop the rocket and add to the pan.
  6. Remove from the heat and allow to cool.
  7. Add a dash of fish sauce.
  8. Add to a blender and puree.
  9. Serve to your kitty cat.

 

Sardine Puree

Tuna Niçoise

Serves 2

Ingredients

  • 195g can tuna in spring water
  • 1 small boiled potato, quartered
  • 1 tbsp chopped parsley
  • 1 boiled egg
  • 1/3 cup chopped spinach
Tuna Nicoise

Method

  1. Place all ingredients in a food processor.
  2. Blend to combine.
  3. Serve half immediately and keep the other half in an air tight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.

A couple of these recipes would work really well served on a Lickimat. Especially the pureed type recipes such as the Tuna Nicoise, Sardine Puree & Mash & Chicken Liver.

If you don't already have a lickimat for your kitty cat you can purchase them here:

 

I really hope that you and your kitty cat enjoys these recipes. Let us know which are your kitties favourites!

 

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