Is it safe for dogs to eat pumpkin or sweet potato?
Today being a sunny day I decided to eat outside. I put my soup on the table and went inside to grab a spoon. When I returned, the neighbour’s little dog, Shep greeted me at the door with an orange goatee and a trail of soup droppings. He looked so cute and innocent. I wish I’d thought to take a photo.
There’s nothing better than a bowl of warm soup on a winter’s day. Shep must have thought so too. I would have let him finish it but not sure if it’s good for him. Oh and if you’re wondering, I threw out his serving and gave myself a fresh bowl. LOL.
You can substitute sweet potato with potato if you like. It’s just as good. Enjoy! I think Shep did.
√ Wheat Free, √ Yeast Free, √ Egg Free, √ MSG Free, √ Gluten Free
(Makes 7½ cups)
750g pumpkin, cubed
2 leeks or 2 large onions, sliced
250g sweet potato, cubed
4 cups Homemade Chicken Stock
1 cup cream
Salt & pepper
Place pumpkin, leeks or onions, sweet potato and chicken stock into a large saucepan. Bring to the boil, then simmer uncovered for about 25 minutes or until vegetables are soft. Let it cool a little and purée with a blender until smooth.
Add the cream and salt and pepper to taste. Bring back to the boil, stirring constantly, and simmer for another 5 mins. I usually add a dollop of cream before serving, swirl it around and garnish with parsley.