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Gift Guide for the Dog Lover

I'm so excited to bring you guys today's holiday gift guide. This one is for all of the #dogmoms out there (and #dogdads). My husband and I have a German Shepherd named Emma (who is currently in a time out for pooping inside...again), but just like our other kids, we still love her. We'd also really love it if she'd quit going potty inside, but that is beside the point. The point is there is no shame in spoiling your sweet fur baby, especially during the holidays!! And while some of these gifts are items for your dog, some are great gift ideas for the dog lover in your life too.


The Dogist 2018 Wall Calendar by Elias Weiss Friedman author of The Dogist, for example, is the perfect Christmas gift for someone who loves dogs.



These super cute Christmas Plaid Dog Collars by Mr. Bow Tie Boutique would be the perfect holiday gift for doggies and dog owners alike! Whether you have family holiday photos coming up, or you simply want your furry friend to look festive for those…

Meatless Monday: Pantry Pasta with Garlic and Green Olives


This meatless recipe is the basic version of a dish I make all the time. I'm not a huge fan of tomato-based pasta sauce, so I frequently toss fresh-cooked pasta with butter or olive oil and go from there by adding anything I want like olives, artichoke hearts, cheese, and seafood or grilled chicken breast.

I named it Pantry Pasta because I literally use whatever I have in my pantry that could go well with pasta. This dish is so easy to make, it really doesn't require a recipe. Simply boil your pasta as usual, drain and return to the pot, then toss in the oil (or butter if you prefer) and stir in the toppings. I love using stuffed green olives simply because I always have them on hand.

If you want to make this meatless dish healthier, use a veggie pasta and toss with fresh garden veggies or cooked greens. Add in kale or spinach to the boiling pasta water for the last minute or two. To make it a meaty pasta dish, add cubed chicken breast or shrimp by pan searing them in a skillet and cooking thoroughly before adding them to the noodles. Enjoy!



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Comments

  1. All of which make for good eating!

    I do like tomato sauce with pasta, so I'd be inclined to add it in.

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