Alexa and Her First Cookbook
“Dogs eat. Cats dine.” – Ann Taylor
My cats and I were sent a beautiful cookbook to review on the cat blog a few weeks ago: Cooking for Two–Your Cat & You! We’ve been enjoying it more than I can even tell you. Not only are the recipes are fantastic (whether or not your cat actually shares with you), the book is filled with adorable cat pictures, quotes about cats, and fun “cat facts.”
Speaking of which, did you know that only about half of all cats have any sensitivity to catnip? (page 65)
One of the Adorable Pictures Inside the Cookbook
- Mini Meatloaf and Mashed Potatoes
- Vegetable Stir Fry
- Baked Chicken (my cats’ favorite)
- Vanilla Sundae
- Tuna Salad
- Salmon and Steamed Broccoli
- Deli Rollups
- Scrambled Eggs with Rice
- Chicken Soup with Carrots
- And more!
“If animals could speak, the dog would be a blundering outspoken fellow; but the cat would have the rare grace of never saying a word too much.”- Mark Twain (page 61)
There’s also a great “No No List” of foods you should never feed your cat. You’ve probably heard how dangerous it is to give chocolate to a cat, but did you know that avocado, citrus, garlic, fruit seeds, grapes, mushrooms, and nuts are very bad for cats? Also, salt and sugar in excess are also bad.
From the Inside Cover:
Cat lovers can forget about eating solo, and cats no more have to look longingly at the meals their caretakers have prepared in hope of getting a bite. Now, with the help of Cooking for Two: Your Cat & You, felines and their friends can share a meal for breakfast, lunch, or dinner!
In this new two-species cookbook, Brandon Schultz has adapted dozens of unpretentious recipes for “people food” to fit both the palate of humans and the dietary limitations of cats. He covers what foods are and aren’t safe for our furry companions, suggests resources for making day-to-day cat food, and gives tips on making food for special occasions appetizing for both human and cat. Each recipe has instructions and ingredient lists for both types of diners.
If you click through and order from Amazon, you can actually have this beautiful book in time for Christmas – whether as a gift to another cat lover or a gift to you and your cat. See Cooking for Two–Your Cat & You! for more information.
I am absolutely smitten with this beautiful book – front to back – and I know you will be too.