Our i-Veg Feed the Rainbow Family Recipe

by Vegan Vet

 

Preparation time: 60 minutes
Servings: Makes enough to feed a 15kg dog for 12 days
i-Veg Feed the rainbow homemade plant-based dog food ingredients made using a pressure cooker

 

Ingredients:

1kg superfoods protein pack (view nutrients)
1 tin red kidney beans and 1 tin butter beans
1 butternut squash or 2 sweet potatoes
1 litre unsweetened almond milk
100g pure peanut butter
1 tsp oreganum
3 tbsp sunflower oil
1 broccoli
1 apple
Bunch Asparagus
Block of tofu (omit if your dog suffers with a soya allergy)
Parsley and basil to garnish

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Why use a pressure cooker?

We advise the purchase of an 8 litre instant pot pressure cooker as it makes cooking a large batch of homemade food for your pet just so quick and easy. A large normal cooking pot on the hob can also be used
Top tips when first using a pressure cooker

1. Wash the steel inner pot before first using the pressure cooker and remove any leaflets from inside the pot

2. When adding all the vegetables and almond milk to the pot, ensure that the contents of the pot never goes above the MAX 2/3 mark clearly shown on the inside of the pot

3. Make sure that the lid is locked in place with the 2 arrows lined up. Plug it in and it will play a little jingle when the lid is locked in place

4. Set the knob to sealing (pushed away from you) and you will see that the floating valve is depressed to start

5. Press the pressure cooker button on bottom right and just use the + and – buttons to set the timer to 10 minutes

6. You will see that it registers ON and nothing will happen for about 20 minutes while the pot heats up the contents. There will be a release of steam from the sealed valve – do not panic – it is quite noisy and will only last a few minutes. Do not touch anything

7. If it flashes ‘burn’, then press cancel and carefully switch the knob to venting mode so that it releases the pressure. Check that there is no burnt food or liquid stuck to the inner pot which has caused it to overheat

8. Once the pot reaches the correct temperature, it will begin the pressure cooking for the 10 minutes and will show a countdown

9. When this countdown is complete, it starts to count up as steam is slowly released. Leave it for about 20 minutes and then using either the yellow plastic end of the spoon that came with the pot, or a cloth, set the knob to venting mode to release the steam. When the floating valve goes down again and the hissing of steam has stopped, it is safe to open

10. Hold the inner pot against the outer pot with an oven glove or tea towel when mixing in the protein pack. The outside of the pot does get hot so keep away from children and pets

 

Preparation:

  • Chop the apple with skin, butternut squash (or sweet potatoes  – no skin please) broccoli and asparagus and add to instant pot
  • Drain the 2 tins beans and add to pot*
  • Add 1 tsp oreganum and 1 litre unsweetened almond milk and mix together gently
  • Lock the lid of pressure cooker and press the pressure cooker button and set time to 10 minutes. Ensure knob is set to sealing. Once timer has counted up to 20 minutes, turn knob to venting and once the float valve is down it is safe to open the pressure cooker
  • Add in the sunflower oil, peanut butter and protein pack and mix well

*Chopped tofu nigari can be added to the mixture as well for added protein if your dog is not allergic to soya. An extra tin of drained beans can be added instead of the tofu

 

  • Line 4 baking trays and add the mixture to these 4 trays
  • Garnish with fresh parsley and basil
  • Cook for 30 minutes in a preheated oven set to 160C and while still warm cut into squares. They can be fed moist like a cake or left in the oven longer for a drier square
  • When the squares are cool, add to biodegradable bags or recyclable freezer containers for each day
  • Freeze and use as needed daily

 

The quantity made will feed an average 15kg dog for 12 days or a 30kg dog for 5 days

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