This post was submitted by Tina Modugno, a children’s illustrator from Canada and “humom” to the internet-famous kitty chef Oreo (check out Oreo’s Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter profiles). Tina loves all animals, kids books, cooking (whether it’s cat treats or human food) and cartoons. She currently resides in Quebec with her husband and four cats!
Whether it’s out of sheer need or just to have fun, cooking is a task that, for many of us, is part of our daily lives. One of the best and most important parts of cooking is how it brings families together for quality time!
Teaching kids about cooking and having them participate in food preparation can have a positive impact too, sparking their interest in healthy ingredients and nutrition! The Oreo Cat’s new Cookbook, “The Kitty Chef: Easy Family Recipes” not only combines our two favorite things (food and cats!), but also inspires kids and their parents to cook together in the kitchen!
Chef Oreo helps tackle everything from human meals to cat treats
! With fun and simple recipes you can make on your own or with someone else, there’s a little bit of everything. Even finicky eaters will be enticed!
Bonus: Oreo’s cookbook has a whole section dedicated to homemade cat treats, which can be a fun weekend project and another great way to spend time with your kids (as well as your pets!).
So get your chef hats, aprons, and spoons ready, and come cook along with The Kitty Chef
! PLUS: Get $5 OFF when you purchase Oreo’s cookbook through CreateSpace
with promo code: 3EEL2KDC
Still curious about the types of recipes The Kitty Chef has to offer? Here’s a roast chicken recipe that humans can devour for dinner!
Roast Chicken as a Human Meal*:
1 medium size whole chicken (gizzards removed)
3 carrots (they will be cooked)
3 celery stalks (they will be cooked)
1 large bunch of parsley
1/2 cup of semi-salted butter (cold from the fridge)
Fresh ground pepper
*Do not share this meal with your kitty, since dairy, salt, and other ingredients are included on the ingredients list. Also, please consult with your vet before feeding your cat any human foods. For a complete list of cat-safe ingredients and foods, please see here.
Preheat the oven to 475 degrees (F). Cut the carrots and celery stalks in half and place them in the bottom of an oven-safe dish. Place the bunch of parsley into the cavity of the chicken. Place the butter under the skin on the top of the chicken between the two breasts. Sprinkle the chicken with fresh ground black pepper. Sit the chicken on top of the carrots and celery and bake in the oven for 20 minutes uncovered. After 20 minutes, turn the oven down to 350 degrees (F), cover the dish with an oven-safe cover or some tin foil and let it bake in the oven for around 40 minutes (or until juices run clear when the mid-section is pierced ~ time will depend on the size of your chicken).
Remove from the oven and let cool, then serve with your favorite gravy and side dishes.