After my amazing cooking job last time, Nutrish said they wanted me to try out their new food called Nutrish DISH and then make a surprise meal for my rents. I said sure, I will cook the human food for my rents, but first I wanted to try out this great new food … hehehe.
They sent me a bag of the Nutrish Dish Beef and Brown Rice Recipe. When it arrived, Mom intercepted it and out came the list from the vet of what Elvis and I are allergic to. I told her not to worry as I already researched the food and it doesn’t have any of the ingredients we are usually allergic to. When we opened the bag, Mom and I were both impressed by the pieces of pure vegetables and meat mixed into the food.
Rachel Ray Nutrish Dish ingredients include:
- Brown rice – A good source of fiber and essential B vitamins.
- Cranberries – A natural source of fiber for … well, you know … to keep us regular, and also an excellent source of Vitamins A and C.
- Crispy Carrots – The crispy carrots offer excellent sources of carotenoids to support a healthy immune system. Mom told me it is very important for us dogs with allergies to have a good strong immune system.
- Farm Grown Potatoes – These tots are easily digestible, gluten free, and gentle on your dog’s digestive system.
- Flaxseed & Poultry Fat – Naturally rich sources of omega 3 and 6 fatty acids.
- Real Chicken and Beef Pieces – These are slow roasted with a real hickory smoke flavor that us dogs love.
- Garden and Field Peas – They are an excellent source of essential vitamins, minerals, and dietary fibers to help with our digestive track.
- Tree-Ripened Apples – A great source of Vitamins A, C, and dietary fiber to aid your dog’s digestion.
I see a pattern here … good quality ingredients, US farm raised beef or chicken is always the number one ingredient, and no fillers such as corn, wheat, or soy. Rachael Ray Nutrish Dish comes in two flavors – Chicken and Brown Rice and Beef and Brown Rice. For more information visit the Nutrish website and to find this great food in the stores go to the Nutrish store locator. Make sure to enter our giveaway at the end of this post for a year’s supply!
Now that I approved the new dog food, it was time to get to work on the human food I promised to cook my rents. I decided to try Rachael Ray’s recipe – French Spring Chicken Pot. It had many of the same ingredients that were in my Nutrish Dish food including chicken, carrots, brown rice, and potatoes. Since I know Mom doesn’t like mushrooms I left that out.
The first thing I did was get everything out I would need and put my apron on. Well, ok, I guess it is actually a bib, but they don’t make Westie size aprons (yet!). Then, Mom walked into the room asking what I was doing. The surprise was ruined. She said she would cook it and I could supervise, but I couldn’t use the knifes, get close to the stove, or any boiling water. I argued with her a bit, but once Mom said I could have a plate when it is done (minus the onions) and I realized I was getting out of a lot of work, I said OK, I’ll supervise away! Oh, and supervise I did. I didn’t leave that kitchen the whole time and I even cleaned up a spill on the floor of chicken broth to show I was helpful.
- 4 pieces skinless, boneless chicken breast
- 2 onions, 1 halved and 1 chopped
- 1 bay leaf
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 1 baking potato, peeled and cut into small cubes
- 2 carrots, peeled and cut into small cubes
- 3 small ribs celery, cut into small cubes
- ⅓ pound white mushrooms (a couple of generous handfuls), quartered
- ⅓ pound thin green beans (a couple of generous handfuls), cut on an angle into 1-inch pieces
- Salt and pepper
- 2 tablespoons flour
- ½ cup dry white wine
- 1½ cups chicken broth
- 3 tablespoons fresh tarragon, chopped
- 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
- ⅓ cup heavy cream
- Grainy rolls or crusty whole wheat bread, for dunking
- In a large, heavy pot or Dutch oven filled with simmering water, cook the chicken, halved onion and bay leaf until cooked through and tender, 15-20 minutes.
- Transfer the chicken to a cutting board and cut into bite-sized pieces or, using 2 forks, shred in a bowl.
- Wipe out the pot, add the butter and melt over medium heat. One vegetable at a time, stir in the chopped onion, potato, carrots, celery, and mushrooms. Cover the pot, lower the heat and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the green beans and season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle the flour into the pot and stir for 1 minute. Stir in the wine, scraping the browned bits from the bottom of the pan, and cook until slightly reduced, about 1 minute. Stir in the chicken broth and bring to a simmer. Stir in the peas, tarragon and mustard and simmer for 5 minutes.
- Add the chicken to the vegetables. Stir in the cream and heat through. Serve with the bread.
So are you ready to try out Rachael Ray Nutrish Dish?
How to win!
How: Comment below and tell us what flavor do you think your pup will like more?
Prize: One year supply of Rachael Ray Dish (10 coupons valued at $140)
Dates: June 6th to 20th, 2016
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