Ahh, fall. Chasing leaves. Watching birds fly south. Chasing birds and leaves. Napping. Watching humans celebrate the return of Pumpkin Spice. Fall is a good time to be a cat.
After years of seeing my Dad, Chef Bobby Flay, change his menu with the seasons, it only fits that I paw-select a list of Made by Nacho recipes worth falling for.
Because cats deserve only the best, I only work with the best, including Dr. Katja Lang, DVM, Veterinary Consultant and my life-long vet. She helps ensure each of my creations is as nutritious as it is irresistible. Read on for dishes that put the yum in autumn.
Cage-Free Chicken Cuts in Gravy
Nothing says fall like these chicken cuts served with whisker-smacking gravy. I start with cage-free chicken, add turkey and duck to help build strong muscles, pumpkin and other fruits and veggies for fiber and immune support, and pre-biotics for healthy digestion.
Sustainably-Caught Salmon, Whitefish & Pumpkin Recipe
This dish is for all the fish fanatics out there; you know who you are. I pair sustainably caught salmon (loaded with essential fatty acids, which Dr. Lang says helps with brain function and shiny, fluffy coats) with whitefish and pumpkin (plus pure freeze-dried liver pieces!) for a taste that will leave you meowling for more.
Minced Grass-Fed, Grain-Finished Beef Recipe in Bone Broth
This brand-new addition to my wet food collection is as comforting as homemade chili (according to my Dad ) but with a flavor profile that’s perfect for cats. With grass-fed, grain-finished beef as our #1 ingredient and restorative bone broth for extra protein and hydration, this dish is the cat food equivalent of a no-strings-attached belly rub. I recommend serving my minced beef recipe on game day, Tuesday, or any day.
Freeze-Dried Duck Liver Treats
Speaking of game, might I suggest my Freeze-Dried Duck Liver Treats? My Dad says duck is a quintessential fall ingredient; I say it’s a treat! That tastes like duck! So, good in my book. Like all of my treats, it’s single-source (human for only from one place) and single-ingredient (in this case: duck, duck and only duck) and can also be used as a topper for my other delicious offerings. Although duck has long been considered a special occasion ingredient, I say life’s too short to be precious, so let’s feast.
What dishes meow fall to you? Let me know in the comments.