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Recipe: The Honest Kitchen’s Basil Quiche for Dogs & People

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Today we’re so excited to have a guest recipe from The Honest Kitchen! Lucy Postins, the founder of The Honest Kitchen, a family-owned company that makes healthy, dehydrated pet foods, has created a variety of nutritious recipes, some for dogs and humans alike, for her recipe book, Made Out of Love.

Basil Quiche makes a great summer brunch dish to share with family, friends and Fido!

Recipe: The Honest Kitchen’s Basil Quiche for Dogs

Recipe: The Honest Kitchen’s Basil Quiche for Dogs

Ingredients

  • 1 frozen pie crust
  • 3 cups plain kefir *
  • 1 tbsp fresh basil (chopped)
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup shredded fresh spinach
  • 4 free range eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • A few grinds of black pepper
  • 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup ground or diced beef or chicken, finely chopped

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400° F.
  2. Warm the basil and kefir in a small saucepan over low heat for about 10 minutes and set aside.
  3. Heat the oil gently in a medium skillet.
  4. Add in the spinach and cook until it until it just begins to stick to the pan, and then turn off the heat.
  5. Whisk together the warmed kefir, eggs, salt, pepper and cheese.
  6. Add all these to the spinach, stirring gently so that everything is thoroughly combined.
  7. Sprinkle the meat onto the bottom of the pie crust and cover with the whisked mixture.
  8. Bake on the bottom rack for 15 minutes.
  9. Transfer the dish to the middle rack of your oven, turn down the heat and bake for another 30 minutes at 350°F (or until it feels firm on top).

Notes

This recipe is quite rich and should be served in moderation. Eggs are a cooling, Yin tonic. They are also one of the best sources of vitamin D and contain the highest amounts of lutein and zeazanthin when compared to 35 fruits and vegetables. These caroteinoids can help to reduce the occurrence of cataracts and other eye disorders.

* You may substitute light cream for the kefir for a tastier human version.

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Paris Permenter is an award-winning author of over 30 pet and travel books. Along with her husband, John Bigley, Paris is the founder and publisher of CatTipper and DogTipper.

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