Thursday, February 11, 2016

Cooper Gives Thumbs Up to Dr. Harvey's Oracle Freeze Dried Beef!

Cooper Gives Thumbs Up to Dr. Harvey's Oracle Freeze Dried Beef!

For those of you who follow my page on Facebook and here at the Welcome Home Blog, you already know that my fur babies are my family and I love them more than anything.  I will do whatever it takes to keep them healthy, safe and happy. I don't care what it takes or what lengths I have to go, I want to do whatever it takes to make sure I am doing my part to prolong their lives and keep them happy and healthy.  Especially when it comes to choosing the right food.  


What I feed them is very important and I've spent many years trying to figure out the labels on commercial dog food. It's truly a challenge finding the right food when there are so many hidden ingredients. You stay clear of things like byproducts and chemicals and other things we have no idea about.  

But then one day I found Dr. Harvey's!  Katie and Cooper and I were so impressed that I actually became an Ambassador for them so I could spread the news about their healthy and nutritious dog food.  Because I know that once you hear about it and give it a try....your days of trying to figure out dog food labels are over. That's how much I love their full line up.

You all know that I will not even talk about a product unless I love it myself. I will not endorse, represent or add my name or the name Welcome Home to any product unless I am completely sold on it myself. My standards are very high and so you will rarely see me promote much around here. But I love all of Dr. Harvey's products!  So do Katie and Cooper!  

Today I want to tell you about Dr. Harvey's Oracle.  It's what Cooper eats. 

(read my post about Katie's homemade diet using Dr. Harvey's Veg-to-Bowl here: ).

Cooper Loves Dr. Harvey's Oracle Dog Food with Freeze Dried Beef! 

Cooper loves this food!  I have never seen him enjoy any food more and I feel good after feeding him what I know is a nutritious, healthy meal.

Oracle is a complete dog food with freeze dried meat included. It is loaded with veggies too and vitamins and other good things your fur baby will love.  It comes in beef, chicken, and tripe but Cooper loves the Beef.  Big delicious chunks of beef that hydrates with warm water. It's every dog's dream! And the rest of the ingredients are the perfect blend to keep him healthy. Look at these ingredients! 
Freeze-Dried Beef, Whole Egg, Chicken, Sweet Potatoes, Carrots, Calcium Citrate, Flax Seed Meal, Green Beans, Zucchini, Broccoli, Peas, Beets, Parsley, Dried Yeast, Lecithin, Alfalfa, Dried Kelp, Dried Ground Fenugreek, Dried Ground Fennel, Dried Ground Ginger, Dried Ground Peppermint, Zinc Proteinate, Iron Proteinate, Vitamin E Supplement, Manganese Proteinate, Vitamin A Acetate, d-Calcium Pantothenate, Thiamine Mononitrate Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin Supplement, Biotin, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Folic Acid.

 I couldn't make it any healthier if I made it myself.  Oracle is the perfect freeze dried pre-mix for dogs that contains no salt, sugar, wheat or soy and NO byproducts ! Dr. Harvey's thought of everything!   

So how do you prepare it?   It's so easy!  You simply pour it in a bowl and add warm water and let it sit for a few minutes. And this is what you get! Big chunks of beef with carrots and sweet potatoes, and green beans. Almost like a stew! Or a Casserole for dogs! And Oracle, the perfect freeze dried pre-mix for dogs and cats that contain no salt, sugar, wheat or soy! 

Oracle mixes up with just warm water to make a delicious Beef Stew! 

It’s called Dr. Harvey’s Oracle.  and he left nothing out as far as all the right blend of nutrients. And there's no salt or unhealthy byproducts or chemicals.  

There's no more slicing and dicing and chopping and no long hours spent in the kitchen making homemade dog food.  I am in and out of the kitchen in no time and watching Cooper enjoy his favorite meal!  

One three pound bag will last about 3 weeks.

Please Note: This is not a prescription diet. It's not a special needs diet for dogs that are ill or need special diets. This is for ALL dogs. It's super healthy and just good food!  It's an incredibly healthy alternative to what's available on the market today. 

I love Dr. Harvey's products. I highly recommend them. It's an easy way to make your own homemade pet foods at home and know that you are including all the nutrients they need. As I said earlier, I have been creating my own recipes with Dr. Harvey's pre-mixes and I can't wait to share them with you! They will be coming here to the Welcome Home Blog soon.

In the meantime, visit Dr. Harvey's blog and Facebook page to read more about their products and how they came to be such a fantastic company! 

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Disclaimer:  Dr. Harvey’s provided several products at no cost for me to review. I am not being compensated for helping spread the word about Dr. Harvey’s products, although they did make a donation to my Save A Life program. My goal is to spread the word about Dr. Harvey’s products so that pets can live a better, healthier life.  I received no additional benefits for writing this review and the opinions and ideas in this post are my own and are uninfluenced by any other person or business.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Olive Tapenade Bruschetta With A Kick

Along with all the appetizers and snacks, I always make some sort of a Bruschetta to put out for a party.  I also like to put out a few relish trays and it seems that the olives are always the first to need a refill. This year I have decided to combine the two and make a spicy olive tapenade to spread on my crostini rounds. It was such an easy recipe to make thanks to Star Fine Foods. I used their Hot Pepper Stuffed Green Olives to give this appetizer the perfect kick!  These little crusty rounds topped with a subtle dash of heat are going to be just perfect for the big game! 

Olive Tapenade Bruschetta With A Kick

4 Tablespoons Star Fine Food Extra Virgin Olive Oil, divided
2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped or minced
1/4 cup sweet onion, finely chopped
1 tablespoon capers, drained
1/8 teaspoon pepper
¼ cup parsley, chopped
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 medium French baguette, sliced (about 30 slices) or use petite toasts

Drain the liquid from the olives and finely chop. Next finely chop the garlic and the onion and add to the olives. Then add the capers, parsley, lemon juice and pepper and stir to blend. Finally add 2 tablespoons of the olive oil and mix well.

NOTE:  If you use a food processor you want to only pulse it about 3 or 4 times so that you keep it a little chunky.  Pour into serving bowl and refrigerate.  Slice your rounds and stack around bowl when ready to serve.

If you prefer toasted Crostini:

Prepare the crostini toasts by laying them out on a baking sheet and brushing each slice with olive oil.  Put the baking sheet under the broiler and broil on low for about a minute or two until golden brown.  Remove and allow to slightly cool.

Spread a heaping tablespoon of the tapenade onto each slice of toasted bread. Arrange on a serving platter and serve immediately.

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Star Fine Food's new Hot Pepper Stuffed Green Olives are available at Savemart and Walmart stores and online at

And I love them all! 

Disclaimer: I have an ongoing relationship with STAR Fine Foods for my recipes and photography using their wonderful products. This post is sponsored by STAR. I am compensated for my time and work and I am sent products as I request them. However, all opinions of the product stated in this post are 100% my own. I truly love their products!