Friday, November 17, 2006

chez chaton culinaire WCB #76

Weekend Cat Blogging no. 76

.... this weekend's blurb was typed pawed in by my cat(ten) —

finding a good recipe for something i can eat in these bipedal primate cookbooks can be a difficult, if not impossible, job — especially ones that involve crunchy bones and warm viscera.

seeing as i am getting to used a dietary switchover [*carbohydrates in my original vet & breeder approved "premium" food were making me very ill (i shall spare you the dirty details)], finding new foods i like and that are good for me involve trips to specialty pet food stores. the ones i love right now and that don't make me sick are fromm's & wysong [woohoo, pheasant!]. discovering treats without unknown ground processed body parts, flour and grains in them isn't too easy. i did find a few like this and this. fish and beef liver — yum! click here to get free sample and enter for a chance to win a case from benny bully's.

[*see my links list for information about feeding your cats a proper & appropriate diet].

i love these too. well, at least now i do since i figured out only a few months back it's not just a toy. i was a dumb silly kitten at the time. click on this to have a free sample sent to you. it even comes in the mail with your cat name on it.

something smells good ( =^..^=) and it's not just the turkey

not being allowed to eat my carbs really blows :-( i love my goodies made from that stuff!! for now, i shall have to continue to dream about eating bread. [though the other night i ate the crust off a newly baked fresh loaf when he wasn't looking! boy, WAS he mad ... hehehe >o.o<]

mmmm, souris en brioche ..... zzzzz

and now, a recipe or two for your own 4-legged friends from my kittenchen:

Cat Cookies [Fur-ociously Good]

if your cat is not allergic and can tolerate carbs, these sound good.

1 c Whole wheat flour
1/4 c Soy flour
1 ts catnip*
1 Egg
1/3 c Milk
2 tb Wheat germ
1/3 c Powdered milk
1 tb unsulfured molasses
2 tb Butter or vegetable oil

*Catnip's strong scent pleases cats. Add to toys, or just sprinkle for them to roll and play in, and even eat. Catnip aids digestion.

Preheat oven to 350F. Mix dry ingredients together. Add molasses, egg, oil and milk. Roll out flat onto oiled cookie sheet and cut into small, cat bite-sized pieces. Bake for 20 minutes. Let cool and store in tightly sealed container.

recipe from Massachusetts SPCA from Best Friends March 1995

Potatoes Au Feline or Canine

Yield: 6 Servings

3 c Boiled sliced potatoes
2 tb Grated vegetables [no onions!!]
1/2 c Creamed cottage cheese
1 tb Nutritional yeast
2 tb Grated carrots
1/4 c Whole milk
1/4 c Grated cheese

Layer the first 5 ingredients into a casserole dish. Then pour the milk on top of all; sprinkle with cheese. Bake about 15 minutes at 350F until cheese melts and slightly browns. Serve cool.

As a potato substitute, you can use 3 cups of cooked oatmeal or 3 cups cooked brown rice.

Source: Deborah Lawson, Knight News Service, Watertown Daily Times

nota bene: i have not tried these recipes so do so at your own (cat's) risk.

:o~ :o~ :o~ :o~ :o~ :o~

and since you took the time to look at this blog page,
you can't leave empy-handed —

here is the human recipe for edible rodents
and where i got the above image.

hope you have fun making mice!

=^..^= a special thanks & "meeeow-out" to amar chaudhary of for the hosting of this weekend's event.


Pamela said...

Hey Burek boy, I found your blog through Confessions of a Cardamom Addict, had to check it out because of your blog name. My dad used to make bureks when I was a kid, and this would have been back in the 70's. He likes to experiment with food from different cultures, and the bureks are a family favourite still. I had no idea where they were from until a friend from Estonia mentioned them and then I saw them in Kosovo a few years ago. He also particularly enjoys making Jewish food for special occasions, he says it's because Jewish food has a sense of ceremony and family about it. To give us a bit of education once he even did the Hanukkah lighting ceremony when we were kids. Dunno if this is the equivalent of taking communion when you are not Catholic (which really freaks those guys out) but we haven't been struck down yet! I wrote a small story about my burek non-experience in Kosovo, which you can read at if you are interested.

burekaboy — said...

pam - thanks so much for your nice message and visit. i shall be sure to visit your site and will be in contact with you. ;p you are right, much "jewish food" is very family oriented however it is also a dynamic mixture of the cultures of the jews themselves (applying kosher laws) & the foods of whatever country the jews lived in. this is why there is a HUGE repetoire of recipes which non jews can relate to — food is central to all cultures and a pivotal point for some, more than others. jewish people, like the chinese, (and i am sure many others) are the first to think of what to eat! even my cat must be jewish .... he thinks of nothing but eating. only good food, of course! ;p

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Cat cookies. I doubt that my cats would eat anything like that; they are not very adventurous!!!

Catten looks very sweet on this picture...

burekaboy — said...

rosa - je pense que c'est pour ca qu'il y a du catnip dans la recette. mais comme tu dis, peut etre c'est juste tes chats! le mien met n'importe qu'elle chose dans sa bouche. il est un peu cochon mais mignon quand meme. ;p ;p

Just Sharlene and the Spice Cats said...

Wow! I do not even make cookies for myself. Making cookies for my cats.... mmmm.....

burekaboy — said...

sharlene - please!! after seeing what you make for that dog of yours, i can't imagine you NOT making cookies for your cats (or dog). LOL.