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Re: Re: now yucky veggies! for cats!


Get your tuna in a can, not a pouch, so there's plenty of juice.  I hate
tuna, but I'm assuming there's some liquid like in canned chicken.  I
squeeze off the liquid into
little bowls for the cats before sing the chicken.  Keeps 'em busy for a
shoert while.

Kitty

t----- Original Message ----- 
From: <gardenqueen@academicplanet.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Thursday, December 16, 2004 7:24 AM
Subject: Re: Re: [CHAT] now yucky veggies! for cats!


> Theresa, aren't they high in protein?? If so, that's why I'll bet. Cats
> require a very high percentage of protein in their diet. That's funny
> about the scallops. Bet Sugar would snatch one and run. I don't even buy
> tuna anymore because it's not worth getting mugged trying to make a
> sandwich. LOL
>
>
> Pam Evans
> Kemp, TX
> zone 8A
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Theresa
> Sent: 12/15/2004 10:05:36 PM
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] now yucky veggies! for cats!
>
> OK- I have an interesting addition to this thread... Tonight I made
> steamed edamame (soybeans in the shell) and my crazy siamese cat seemed
> rather interested in it.  So I pushed one over to him on the coffee
> table and he grabbed it and ran away.  He knawed on it for a few
> minutes, then ATE the whole this shell and all!  I couldn't believe it.
> This is the carnivor cat who will steal raw chicken if you are looking
> and I have caught licking raw scallops when I turned my back.  He came
> back for more and wanted to take the soybeans right off my plate
> tonight!  I shelled a couple and gave to him.  I figure if they are so
> good for people, it could hurt the cat.  Lots of fiber and
> phytochemicals, good for the heart and cholesteral.
>
> Who knew a cat would eat soybeans???
>
> Theresa
>
> kmrsy@comcast.net wrote:
>
> >>I'm glad to hear that someone else does eat vegetables. I was
> >>beginning to feel peculiar about it.
> >>
> >>
> >
> >No, I realize I'M the peculiar one. I think a lot has to do with the way
> >you are raised and the life you lead. I grew up with a choice of canned
> >peas, corn, green beans, and spinach. Those were the only veggies I
> >knew. Carrots, onion, and celery were only parts of stew; I didn't
> >really think of them as vegetables. As an adult I came to enjoy a few
> >others like broccoli, cauliflower and lettuce. However, later in life I
> >drifted away from them because they're expensive and I was throwing too
> >much away since I only have myself to prepare for. I don't really cook
> >anymore, it's a chore and just doesn't seem worthwhile for just me.
> >
> >
> >Note: I don't advocate this as a good lifestyle; I think we should all
> >eat and enjoy our veggies. My diet is my lazy, bad habit, as smoking
> >seems to be that of some of the others on the list. I'm hoping to make
> >some adjustments to my diet after the New Year. That could be my way of
> >joining those of you on your Great American Smoke-Out.
> >
> >
> >Kitty
> >
> >-------------- Original message -------------- 
> >
> >
> >
> >>I was going to suggest fried okra, too. Nothing better. If you roll
> >>it in seasoned corn-meal and drop it on a very hot skillet that is
> >>just lightly coated with olive oil, it doesn't even come out bad for
> >>you.
> >>Your brussels sprouts sound yummy, Zem. I have just about given
> >>up heavy cream for health reasons, but it a bit of it really does make
> >>many things come out better.
> >>What I do most often these days - at least when the weather is
> >>reasonably cool - is roasted vegetables. If it's just for us, I mix them
> >>all together, but for a party I keep each kind separate and place
> >>them around a very large Nambe platter, which makes an attractive
> >>presentation. I start with a bit of olive oil and kosher salt in a very
> >>hot oven. While the pan heats I cut up the first round - onions and
> >>carrots. Then as I cut each different vegetable into thin slices,
> >>I add them to the mix - or use two pans if I'm keeping them separate.
> >>The combination varies with what is in the refrigerator, but usually
> >>five or six kinds. I try for a mix with different colors and textures.
> >>Red bell peppers, green squash, pod peas, mushrooms, turnips,
> >>sweet potatoes are all good but I frequently try something new.
> >>I usually add a few drops of sesame oil and a sprinkle of dried
> >>herbs - tarragon or parsley is good. But of course canned or
> >>frozen vegetables would not work - the texture would be all
> >>wrong. This may sound like a lot of work, but it's not. If the oven
> >>is very hot it only takes about 20 minutes from start to finish.
> >>I'm glad to hear that someone else does eat vegetables. I was
> >>beginning to feel peculiar about it.
> >>Auralie
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>In a message dated 12/15/2004 11:05:54 AM Eastern Standard Time,
> >>zsanders@midsouth.rr.com writes:
> >>I love vegetables, too. Probably because I grew up eating only ones
grown
> >>in the garden. In winter we had what my mother had frozen or canned at
the
> >>end of the growing season. Marge, you should try fried okra -- it's the
> >>best. There is no vegetable I don't really enjoy. I made Brussels
sprouts
> >>for a dinner party last night. The ingredients included shallots,
marjoram,
> >>pine nuts and heavy cream. It was delicious.
> >>zem
> >>zone 7
> >>West TN
> >>
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