TV show host, actor and "green" expert Holter Graham thinks you can kill two birds with one stone — cut down on wasted food and save money — by preparing your own dog food!
• Use your dinner food to make your dog food. Set aside a certain amount of what you are cooking for yourself, to make the dog food — it's like "pre-leftovers"
• The reason you set aside part of your pre-cooked food first rather than using the leftover is that your dog food shouldn't contain the spices and oil you'll use when you make human food
• The following recipe is based upon if you were having chili or stew for your own dinner.
• This recipe meets nutritional needs of your pet, but always check your own vet first:
1lb ground chicken (or lamb, beef, liver)
2 cups brown rice
Brown and cook the meat in a non stick pan without oil, fat or seasoning
Boil the rice without oil, fat or seasonings
Finely chop the vegetables and combine