Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Tasty Tuesday-Hippie Dippie and Blogger Break

We are feeling a little hippie-ish here at the moment.  It could be because we have wearing our tye died tees,

or maybe its because the anniversary of the famous Woodstock Festivais this Wednesday, or maybe its that mom and dad watched the movie Across The Universe this weekend and all that 60's Beatle's music is stuck in our heads.

Anyway, in keeping with the Hippie mood mom decided to make some flower child friendly treats for today's Tasty Tuesday post.  The first is a recipe for dog friendly Granola, now mom has never giving us Granola even though she likes to make it for herself and dad and  she has posted her recipe on the blog before (recipe link).    To make us granola mom adapted a recipe from the super cute dog cookbook Throw Me a Bone.

Grrrnola (adapted from Throw Me A Bone by Susan Orlean and Sally Sampson)

1 cup rolled oats
1/4 cup almond slivers (optional)
1/4 cup wheat germ
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
1 cup bran flakes
1 tbsp honey
1 tbsp fish or coconut oil
1/2 cup dried blueberries
1/2 cup dried banana chips
1/2 cup carob chips

Heat a skillet over medium heat and add the oats and almond slivers and stirring constantly toast until golden, about five minutes.   Lower the heat to low and add the wheat germ, sunflower seeds, and bran flakes and stirring constantly cook for five to ten minutes more until golden.  Off the heat stir in the honey and the fish or coconut oil.  Cool.

Once cool stir in the dried blueberries, banana chips, and carob chips or substitute any dried fruits your dog likes.   Serve sparingly (as it is pretty sweet) as a kibble topper with a little yogurt.

Super sweet, just like me!

Norbert licked the bowl clean

Now for the humans....cookies.   Our grandma used to make a lot of recipes from of hippie friendly 60s cook books like, Diet for a Small Planet.   Mom's favorite treat where these cookies, which come buy their unusual name because they have so many ingredients, you know everything but the Kitchen Sink.

Kitchen Sink Cookies adapted from Diet for a Small Planet

They look ugly, but trust us they taste delish!

1 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
 1 1/3 cup rolled oats
3/4 cup unsweet flaked coconut
1/4 cup milk powder (1/3 cup instant)

¼ c cocoa
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon powdered ginger
2/3 cup raisins
2/3 cup chocolate chips
1/4 cup walnuts, chopped
1/3 cup sunflower seeds
1/4 cup oil or melted butter
1/4 cup molasses
1/4 cup honey
2 eggs, beaten

milk, 1-2 tbsp, if cookie mixture is too dry

Mix dry ingredients in a large bowl until well combined.
Mix liquid ingredients in a smaller bowl then pour into the dry mixture and stir well.  The batter will be quite thick if it is too dry add a little milk, not more then 1-2 tbsp.

Use a spoon to scoop out about 2 tbsp of dough and form into a ball, flatten a bit, and place on the parchment lined cookie sheets.

Bake at 350 degrees 10-12 minutes.

Tomorrow marks the first day of mom's three week summer staycation.   So we will be having a lot of fun hanging out with her and dad and we will be taking a blogger break until September.   We hope everyone has a wonderful time for the rest of August and we will be back blogging soon!


  1. Oh I love your shirts!!! Enjoy the staycation!!

  2. Peace Man! Pugs and Peace! Make Pug Not war! BOL!
    The tye died tees look awsome! I love the whole Hippy things, Mum says she was born in the wrong time and that she would have loved to live then! I think that Weasley looks immensly cute in the photo! Great recipies, Mum loves to read them and try some! Norbet looks like he really enjoyed it! Yummers for him!
    Love, Licks and Hugs with tummy Rubs from Frank xxxxxxx

  3. Yummy treats! Thanks for sharing!!! Hope you all enjoy your end of Summer break! Peace out from Punchy and her gang!

  4. Have a brilliant stay-cation and have lots of fun and a good dose of chillaxing. Have a terrific Tuesday.
    Best wishes Molly

  5. Awesome 'Tasty Tuesday' post! I love the tye-died shirts. Enjoy your break and have fun!

  6. Yummy stuffs at your house! Can we come over?

    Love the tie dye shirts...

    Drools and licks,
    Minnie, Mack and foster Mario

  7. Maybe while your on vacation your can travel over to see me and show my mom how to cook! you always cook the best things for your furkids...wow!!!!! remember my mom freezes WATER for our bowls....that is cooking to her....love the tshirts and they fit you guys so well...enjoy your break!
    stella rose

  8. You are the cutest hippies we have ever seen.
    Benny & Lily

  9. Yum Yum, those recipes sound great! Hope you have a wonderful staycation.
    Toodle pip!

  10. Those are cute shirts! Enjoy the staycation!
    Amy and Toby

  11. You look so cute in your tie-dye coat, love it!
    Your mum's recipes are so good. It is often the ones that don't look that good which are the tastiest!
    Dip Bridge and Elliot x

  12. Yum! And have fun on staycation! Can't wait to hear about all of the activities...even if it's just a nap. ;-)

  13. Have a good break!
    Thank you for the recipes!

  14. Mama makes me some please! I likes your hippie shirts - very cool!

  15. I love the tye died tees! Great tasty Tuesday post.

  16. Your hippie tees are GROOVY! Also, dog friendly granola is such a great idea, especially mixing it in with yogurt!

    yuki and rocket

  17. Darn it, I just finished eating dinner! Now I have to suppress my sweet tooth again.

    Love the tie-dyed tees.

    Huggies and Cheese,


  18. Love the hippie dippie shirt, too cool! Y'all always have the best wardrobe :)

  19. Kewl tee-shirts, man! Very pawsome! And the movie looks fun. Good tail-wagging music!

    And I am drooling over those recipes. I never had granola for a dog but I hope my human makes it for me now. And she thinks the cookies look delish! Thank you for sharing!

    Peace Out, Dudes,


  20. I'm lovin' those hippie dippie shirts :)
    Enjoy your blogging break!

  21. I love your hippie tees, so cute!!
    How wonderful your mom got whole 3 weeks with you all! I hope you have wonderful time together!!

  22. Hippie day sounds fantastic. If only every day were hippie day:)

    Mocha Barney, Ashley Pumpernickel and Winniechurchill

  23. Mmmm, grrrrnola looks yummy, but I doubt I would eat it. I've not been eating much of anything and driving my Mom and Dad bonkers trying to find something I will eat.

    A 3 weeks staycation I'm so very jealous I wish my parents could stay home with us for 3 weeks. I hope you have a very wonderful time together. I can' wait to hear about all your fun.