When she’s not wrangling copy, CHOW Assistant Managing Editor Deborah Lewis stars in video clips for the site, sharing tips for foodies on matters such as peeling a potato with your bare hands and creating a brownie in a cup using a microwave.
“I like his recipe because it’s easy, cheap, and simple,” she says, before cautioning that you may want to open a window before getting busy — these salmon treats are like dog crack, in no small part to the odor that comes with them.
Deborah’s dog, Lola, is a big fan, and she co-stars in the clip (you have to hit play just to see how cutely she begs for these things):
How to Make Dr. Ward’s Salmon Dog Treats
What You’ll Need:
- 1 7-ounce can of salmon
- 1/2 cup oat or quinoa flour
- 1 tablespoon minced parsley
1. Preheat oven to 350 F. In a medium-size bowl, mix everything until well blended.
2. Roll the mixture into 1/2-inch balls and place on a nonstick cooking sheet.
3. Bake 12-15 minutes.
(Yield: 36 treats at 10 calories each)
Note: While the recipe calls for baking for as long as 15 minutes, Deborah recommends baking them for as long as 40 minutes instead. This “makes them extra crispy, and I think that extends their shelf life,” she says.
Ward also has this footnote on the recipe: If you don’t have oat flour, blend dry oats in a food processor. Substitute quinoa or amaranth if oats aren’t available.
Dogster readers: What are your go-to, ridiculously easy recipes for dogs?
P.S. Hat tip to John Birdsall for the scoop!