Golden paste treats for dogs are one of my favorite homemade supplements.
I’ve been adding them to my dogs’ raw meals since 2016 because of their massive anti-inflammatory benefits.
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Golden Paste Treats For Dogs: Recipe
I’ve posted the recipe I use to make golden paste, aka turmeric paste, for the pups once before when I wrote about the 5 key benefits of turmeric paste for dogs.
The beauty of the paste are its anti-inflammatory qualities that benefit dogs who run and jump a lot. That’s because both activities are hard on their joints.
That said, it’s a wonderful natural joint supplement that I use for my pups as a preventative measure to keep their joints from getting stiff.
It also offers a natural means of pain relief for dogs suffering from hip dysplasia. That’s one of the most common causes of arthritis of the hips.
Here’s what I use to make the golden paste dog treats/paw prints:
- 1 cup filtered water
- 1/4 cup organic coconut oil
- 1/2 cup organic turmeric powder
- 1 1/2 teaspoons of freshly ground black pepper
I pour the water into a pot, add the turmeric powder, stir and let the concoction simmer for about 8 minutes on low to medium heat, stirring occasionally.
Once it thickens, I stir in the coconut oil and the freshly ground pepper.
I then pour the paste into the silicone paw print molds and let it freeze overnight.
Once the paw prints are solid frozen, I pop one out of the mold and top a raw breakfast or dinner off with it.
I usually have more golden paste than the mold can hold, so I pour the leftovers into a glass jar that can either go into the fridge for up to 2 weeks, or into the freezer.
FYI: Dogs can have 1/4 teaspoon of the golden paste per 10 lb of body weight per day.
Turmeric Tater Tots For Me: Recipe
Since turmeric is as nutritious for my pups as it is for me, I came up with this delicious recipe for humans.
I’m in my
mid thirties update 2023: early 40s and fairly healthy. However, M Y joints appreciate a little preventative TLC as well.
That said, my favorite way of consuming turmeric powder is on tater tots.
You guys, this recipe really is super simple!
Here’s what you do:
Cut up (sweet) potatoes, sprinkle with olive oil, turmeric powder, salt, pepper, & cumin, then bake in the oven for around 30 minutes.
I bought both spices at a Williams Sonoma outlet store a few years ago. Here’s what’s in them:
Ras El Hanout – Paprika, cumin, cinnamon, ginger, coriander, turmeric, black pepper, cardamom, allspice, mace, white pepper, rosebuds, nutmeg, cloves, saffron, and bay leaves.
Tagine – Paprika, black pepper, ginger and turmeric.
I noticed that Williams & Sonoma no longer carry either, but you can get them on Amazon if you’re interested.
Golden Paste Treats For Dogs: Bottom Line
I’d much rather wear my chef hat and whip up a natural joint remedy than have the pups or myself pop pills. Also, it’s not a huge inconvenience as far as time is concerned.
It takes about a good hour to make the turmeric tots since I boil the potatoes first (+/- 30 minutes to boil them), but the time spent preparing them is S O worth it!
They’re delicious and the perfect snack to go with catching up on my Homeland and Billions episodes.
Best of all – they’re a treat for my joints and go great with sautéed veggies and a drink!
Whipping up the golden paste treats for the pups takes considerably less time.
Between getting the ingredients measured out, simmering the turmeric/water combination, adding the pepper and coconut oil and then pouring it into a container/mold, it takes about 15 minutes.
Do you use turmeric when you cook for yourself and/or your dog(s)? As always, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section!
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