A Cat’s Fancy Feast

Cat EatingIf you and your cat like to eat the same food (I just hope that you don’t have hairballs like your cat), then here is a recipe just for you to make a wonderful gourmet meal fit for you and your feline friend. The recipe is from “Real Food For Cats” by Patti Delmonte. Thanks Seattle PI for the recipe!

CHICKEN PAPRIKA (FOR CATS AND HUMANS)

Serves: 6 people, or 4 people and 2 or 3 cats

1 teaspoon corn oil
1 garlic clove, minced
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons paprika
1 cup hot water
3 pounds of chicken, skinned, boned and cut into bite-size pieces
1 carrot, finely chopped
2 medium potatoes, cut into small cubes
1/2 cup chicken broth
2 tomatoes, chopped
1 red bell pepper, finely chopped
1 green bell pepper, finely chopped
Fresh parsley, to garnish

Additional ingredients for cat portions:

1/4 cup cooked rice
1/2 teaspoon brewer’s yeast
1/2 teaspoon bone meal

In a medium saucepan, heat the oil over low heat. Add the garlic, salt, paprika and 1/2 cup of the hot water. Cover, bring to a simmer and cook for 10 minutes. Add the chicken, remaining water, carrot, potatoes and broth. Return to a simmer and cook another 10 minutes.

Add the tomatoes and red and green peppers. Stir well and simmer another 10 minutes. For people, garnish with parsley.

For cats, chop the chicken into smaller pieces, mix with rice, brewer’s yeast and bone meal. Allow to cool before serving.

One Response to “A Cat’s Fancy Feast”

  1. Anonymous says:

    just a note,
    Garlic is not recommended for cats,

    The use of garlic and other members of the Lily family such as onions, shallots, and chives in the cat’s diet is not advised. Ingestion of these plants in a raw, cooked, or dried form can lead to damage of the red blood cells, which are rejected by the body from the bloodstream, and a continued use of garlic or onions can eventually result in hemolytic anemia. If the anemia is not controlled by discontinuing the use of the plants, it can potentially lead to death. Less significant but important is that raw garlic and onions irritate the mouth, esophagus, and stomach and can cause or exacerbate ulcers.
    information from http://www.felinefuture.com/nutrition/garlic.php

    I only posted this note as I was unaware also until one of my cats became very ill the Vet/ kidney specialist advised me that galic was bad for cats and I have since found this article. I used to make my cats/kids a form of home made chicken soup regularly which has cost them more than I can say.


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