This old-fashioned gingerbread recipe was published over 200 years ago in 1799! This is the second historical gingerbread I’ve tried: the last one was even older from 1553. Continue reading Old-Fashioned Gingerbread Recipe From 200 Years Ago!
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4 All-Natural Green Christmas Cookies
Is there anything so Christmassy as green cookies? And what’s best, you can make all-natural green Christmas cookies – naturally dyed with vegetables or nuts!
Green is fairly easy to achieve with homemade natural food coloring. I’ve already made all-natural green Christmas cookies with pistachio nuts, matcha tea, curly kale and sunflower seeds. Yes, sunflower seeds can dye food green! 😀 Continue reading 4 All-Natural Green Christmas Cookies
Naturally Green Shamrock Matcha Cookies
These shamrock matcha cookies are a truly decadent treat for a special occasion because matcha is so expensive!
These shamrock-shaped cookies are naturally dyed green with matcha. Because you have to add a lot of matcha to dye the cookies green, they taste strongly of tea but in a good way! Shamrock matcha cookies – a perfect all-natural green treat for St. Patrick’s Day! Continue reading Naturally Green Shamrock Matcha Cookies
Gingerbread Dog Treats – Recipe
Bake festive gingerbread cookies for your pup this Christmas! These gingerbread dog treats are flavored with cinnamon, cloves and ginger.
A while ago, Khaleesi’s stomach was upset (Khaleesi is my black GSD puppy). So, besides Moro’s carrot soup, I fed her browned apple with cinnamon and other spices every evening. She soon loved her evening spice mix. Therefore I thought I’d bake her gingerbread treats with cinnamon, cloves and ginger for Christmas!
Cinnamon, cloves and ginger are safe and even healthy for dogs (unlike nutmeg which is toxic for dogs when consumed in large amounts). There are two types of cinnamon: ceylon cinnamon and cassia cinnamon. I used ceylon cinnamon because cassia cinnamon contains far more coumarin than ceylon cinnamon. While cassia cinnamon is still safe in small amounts, I chose ceylon cinnamon to be on the safe side. And ginger is just as healthy for dogs as it is for humans. Besides being a natural anti-inflammatory agent, it prevents nausea and helps to support digestion. Cloves (not to be confused with garlic cloves) are ok too. Even though they contain eugenol and shouldn’t be fed in large amount, cloves are safe in small amounts. Continue reading Gingerbread Dog Treats – Recipe
Naturally Green Dog Treats – Colored With Sunflower Seeds!
These naturally green dog treats are naturally colored with sunflower seeds!
Aren’t these green dog treats fun? They’re perfect for Christmas and St. Patrick’s Day! And what’s best they’re made without artificial food coloring: Sunflower seeds make these dog treats naturally green! Sunflower seeds contain chlorogenic acid which turns green in an alkaline environment (baking soda). Continue reading Naturally Green Dog Treats – Colored With Sunflower Seeds!
Christmas Tree Cookies – Naturally Colored With Kale
These green Christmas tree cookies are naturally colored with kale and decorated with cranberry pieces.
These festive red and green Christmas cookies taste as delicious as they look. And what’s best: they’re made without artificial dyes – they’re all naturally colored with curly kale leaves. And even if the Christmas tree cookies are brilliant green, they don’t taste of kale – they taste just like classic Christmas sugar cookies! Continue reading Christmas Tree Cookies – Naturally Colored With Kale
Striped Meringue Kisses – Naturally Colored & Vegan
These striped meringue kisses are vegan – made with homemade aquafaba – and naturally colored with butterfly pea tea, raspberries and blackberries!
Aren’t these naturally colored striped meringue kisses fun? Not only do they look summery, they’d be perfect as patriotic treat! Continue reading Striped Meringue Kisses – Naturally Colored & Vegan
Paw Print Dog Treats
These paw print dog treats are so cute! And much easier to make than they look!
My water-crazy GSD loves these hazelnut dog treats! And the dog treats are so quick and simple to make with just 4 ingredients: hazelnuts, flour, butter and water! My dog probably doesn’t care about the shape but don’t the paw print dog treats look so cute? And the paw prints are easy to make without a cookie cutter, mold or cookie stamp!
Oat Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies – Gluten-Free
Light, crispy and so delicious – these oat flour chocolate chip cookies are naturally gluten-free!
Unlike my soft and chewy naturally green sunflower seed chocolate chip cookies, these oat flour chocolate chip cookies are cripsy and light. The chocolate chip cookies are made with oat flour so they’re naturally gluten-free.
If you don’t have oat flour at home, you can easily make homemade oat flour: either grind oat grains in a grain mill or blend rolled oats in a food processor. I always use chopped baking chocolate for my chocolate chip cookies because it’s dairy-free and cheap but feel free to use chocolate chips instead. Continue reading Oat Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies – Gluten-Free
2 Ingredient Banana Dog Treats – With 3 Variations
These 2 ingredient banana dog treats are quick to make with just two ingredients – banana & rolled oats or banana & semolina – they are sure to please your dog. The banana dog treats are so good you might just eat them yourself!
I baked the banana dog treats yesterday for my black GSD puppy and she loves them! Follow me on instagram for pictures and videos of my puppy!
And if your dog is allergic to certain ingredients: These 2 ingredient banana dog treats are dairy-free, egg-free, fat-free & vegan and the banana oatmeal cookies are also gluten-free! Continue reading 2 Ingredient Banana Dog Treats – With 3 Variations