4-Ingredient Vegan Dog Treats

I make these Vegan dog treats for Ariel and she goes wild for them! And they’re SUPER easy to make. We almost always have all the ingredients for these at home which is super appealing to us. We’re not a family that plans ahead, so when I realize I want to make the dog some treats it’s nice to look around and have all the ingredients already in the house.

You can use cookie cutters to make cute shapes and gift them to your friends with dogs as well!

And as always, dog treats are just that, a treat. Give one or two a day (size of dog should guide you here), these aren’t a substitute for a nutritionally balanced meal.

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Bar Habor, Maine

Today is my first day back in the office after being in Bar Harbor for three days.

Mike and I spent a few days exploring Acadia National Park and visiting some of our favorite places (Our fav. in park place is the Thunder Hole)

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Thunder Hole

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Back

Well,

I took an unplanned break from my hardly-off-the-ground blogging.

These past few months have been really difficult for me in many ways.

 

I broke my foot

I lost my dad to stroke

Select members of my dad’s family clearly had a mental breakdown and my sister and I got caught in the middle of it

My childhood home burnt down due to the renter’s negligence

My boyfriend broke his ankle

I lost my phone and had to buy a new one

Grad school got pretty hard

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Butternut Squash Enchiladas

IMG_20150808_130134We are a left-overs family. Between Mike and I’s (sometimes) busy and opposite schedules, at times we don’t even have five minutes to sit down and ask how the other’s day is going. Which is why cooking when we’ve got the time, even when it’s not a meal time is an integral part of our daily lives.
Besides we both love to cook and bake so more often than not we spend our together time experimenting in the kitchen together. Who needs fancy dates? Right?
This recipe is one that I’ve developed and adapted from something my mother used to make for me as a child.
This meal is a staple in our house.
The great thing about this is that it can be made with butternut squash, or sweet potato, or even some other squash that you really like.
These enchiladas are the perfect ‘freezer’ meal. They taste great, freeze, well and if you individually wrap them they are quick and easy to reheat.
We make it in bulk and freeze the extras. Half get wrapped in foil. These get eaten at home and are warmed in the toaster oven (Superior method of warming left-overs). The other half get wrapped in saran wrap and go to work with Mike where he can re-heat them in the microwave.
Cool Factoid: Butternut squash originated from my home state of Massachusetts! So, you’re welcome.

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