The Fan Hitch Volume 2, Number 4, August 2000

Table of Contents

From the Editor
Raising Sled Dogs
The Good, the Bad and the ‘Eskimo’ Dog
The Russian Connection
Honoured Symbol Under Fire
Iqaluit Team Owner Speaks Out
The Homecoming
Niels Pedersen, D.V.M:
Challenging Folk Remedies
Janice Howls:
Maintaining the ISD Roots
Book Review: 
Portrait of Antarctica
First Hand Account:
Exploration of Antarctica
Dog Ownership in Modern Society
Baking: Carnivore Brownies
Behaviour Notebook:
 Silent and Induced Heat
ISDI Summit Postponed
Memorable Inuit Dog Encounters

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Carnivore (high arctic wolf) at the cook tent                  Kittleson photo

Baking: Carnivore Brownies

submitted by Janice Dougherty

  •  1 3/4 lbs.  liver (beef, pork, chicken, whatever's available)
  •  3 large/extra large eggs
  •  1 tablespoon garlic powder (or crushed fresh if you're doing this gourmet style)
  •  3 cups rice or corn flour
  •  4 oz. bee pollen (not necessary, but great if you have it. Packaged for horses, it's cheaper than for humans) You could also substitute brewer's yeast if it's handy, or a vitamin supplement that is cooking resistant.
  •  1 tablespoon  salt. This is a high protein concoction that will spoil easily without salt. Kosher is good.
  •  2 cups of your usual dog food. Small pellet varieties can be added whole, larger nugget varieties should be blenderized to insure uniform distribution.

1.) Puree liver in blender or food processor. More fibrous, large lobes of liver should be cut up and pureed a little at a time so as not to burn out the motor or clog up the blade. 

2.) Stir ingredients together in large bowl. This makes a thick, sticky batter/dough - like brownies. 

3.) Grease an 8 X 8 X 2 brownie pan with lard. The mixture does not raise very much, so you need not allow for spillage in choosing a pan. 

4.) Bake in a slow oven (325 - 350 degrees F) for about 45 min. to 1 hour. It's done when the top cracks and the sides are pulled away from the pan. 

5.) Turn out to cool on a rack or wooden board. 

6.) Cut into your preferred size with a long, sharp knife.

As there are no preservatives store in freezer, just to be safe.

Label clearly! Humans may think this looks like their food.

The recipe is adaptable to anything the owner thinks/knows is suitable. As long as the wet:dry ratio is maintained as a sticky thick, brownie-type consistency, it will bake up to a very firm chew that makes a nice, easy to feed without a dish, apres-le-workout snack. In fact, the flour/cereal part can be totally substituted by more ground up dry dog food.


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