Our friend Billy Green from Wit & Vinegar has just released a colorful new cookbook, aptly titled Whip It Up! The book is so Billy — from cover to cover, filled with 75 fun and inventive recipes that will undoubtedly have you enthused, too. We received our copy about a week ago, and finally have had the chance to leaf through it’s gorgeously hued pages, full of fun graphics and Billy’s lighthearted approach to cooking. “So let’s turn on some music, get in the kitchen, twerk a little, and make some magic happen…” Yas, honey!
We immediately knew we wanted to make Billy’s Pumpkin and Flax Seed dog treats, because how often does Milo get in on all the fun?? No brainer! This recipe is perfect for the season too, with pumpkins and squash in such abundance at the moment. We got a bit Halloween themed with the whole thing, and used pumpkin cut-outs for these and made our dog pose on a black background, but you obviously don’t need to do that. 😉
Congratulations on the amazing new book, Billy! We can’t wait to make all the things — especially the strawberry cucumber vodka and honey sriracha chicken skewers — something tells us those would go well together! Head to Amazon and grab a copy of Whip It Up! for yourself, and make your pooch a batch of these babies – Milo gobbled ’em up!
XX – The Food Gays
- 1 tbsp ground flax seed
- 5 tbsp water
- 2 tbsp organic sugar-free peanut butter
- 125g (1/2 cup) pumpkin puree
- 350g (2 cups) brown rice flour
- Preheat your oven to 180 C / 350 F.
- In a medium-sized bowl whisk together the flax seed and water, then let it sit for 2 minutes.
- Whisk in the peanut butter until completely smooth, followed by the pumpkin.
- Add the flour and stir with a wooden spoon until the mixture comes together. Use your hands to kneed the dough, moulding it into a ball. If it seems to dry, add an additional tablespoon of water.
- Roll the dough out between 2 sheets of parchment paper to 1/2 cum (1/4 in) thickness.
- Use a cookie cutter or small biscuit cutter to cut out shapes, then place on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Re-roll scraps as needed; you should get anywhere from 24-36 treas, depending on the size of the treat.
- Bake for 30 minutes, until lighty golden and dry to the touch.
- Let cool completely before giving to your dog. Store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.
Recipe from Whip It Up! by Billy Green