BLACKEYE PEAS, VEGGIE & KAMUT GRAIN – dog food
Blackeye peas, carrot and okra combined with TVP, Kamut Spaghetti and Kamut Flakes – a perfect combination for a nutrient dense dog food! Seasoned with turmeric, allspice, vegan yeast and sea salt!
Makes 15 cups
2 c. dried blackeye peas, rinsed in colander to remove all foam
Place in pot with water to cover by 2-3 inches. Bring to boil, cover, reduce heat to low and cook 45 minutes or till tender, checking now and then. Drain, rinse under cold water and place in extra-large bowl or pot; set aside.
1/2, 14 oz. box Kamut Spaghetti
3/4 c. textured vegetable protein (TVP)
1/2 c. Kamut Flakes (looks like rolled oats)
5 fresh carrots, peeled and shredded
2 c. froz. cut okra
2 T. nutritional (vegan) yeast
1 T. turmeric
1/2 t. ground allspice
sea salt to taste
Cook Kamut Spaghetti in boiling water in extra-large saucepan for 5 minutes. There’s no need to use an excessive amount of water as with regular pasta, but keep in mind that you’ll be adding other ingredients that will absorb some of the water.
Add textured vegetable protein, Kamut Flakes, carrots and okra. Cook 5-10 minutes till okra softens. Turn heat off and let set for 30 minutes.
Depending on how much water you used to boil the pasta, either drain the excess off or not. I didn’t need to.
Add to bowl/pot of drained blackeye peas. Stir to distribute.
Add nutritional yeast, turmeric, allspice, and salt to taste. Stir again to distribute evenly.
When cool enough, transfer to covered containers. Refrigerate some and freeze some.
Notes: I refrigerated this overnight before serving it to Lilly Belle – our dog daughter. It textured perfectly for her and she loved it – didn’t even hesitate before devouring it!
Kamut grain will definitely be a stock item in my pantry from now on, since it’s high in protein and fiber and not as starchy as regular grains.
Kamut Spaghetti breaks into smaller pieces when boiled, but does not disintegrate, nor does it alter the integrity of the pasta.
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