PLAN YOUR SHOPPING TRIP

 

HOW MUCH TO BUY FOR THE HEARTHSTONE RECIPES

THAT YOU HAVE CHOSEN?

 

 

We recommend purchasing about twice the cooked weight your recipe requires.To start with, we recommend purchasing about twice the cooked weight your recipe requires. If your recipe calls for 16oz, then get 2 lbs of raw meat.

Meats shrink to about 60-75% of the original weight after cooking depending on the cut. As you get more experienced with the recipes, you'll be able to make a more accurate estimation of the amount of raw meat needed for each recipe.

If you wish greater detail, the USDA recently published a lengthy list of Cooking Yields for Meat.

 

 

CALCULATING THE AMOUNT OF CARBOHYDRATES

Potatoes don't expand or contract during cooking. You can purchase about the amount needed for the recipe you are using.           Pasta expands during cooking. You can purchase about one third the amount needed for the recipe you are using.

Generally, carbohydrates do the opposite - they expand with cooking, an exception is for potatoes and sweet potatoes which don't change much in cooking.

Yams are frequently labeled as "Sweet Potatoes" - they are NOT the same thing. Check carefully before purchasing.

Note: Yams are frequently labeled as "Sweet Potatoes" - they are NOT the same thing. Our recipes call for sweet potatoes so please be sure that what you are purchasing has yellow colored meat not the familiar orange color associated with yams.

 

 

 

APPROXIMATE DRY WEIGHT OF CARBOHYDRATE:

We always recommend doubling (or more) recipes when possible so that you save preparation time. These quantities should help in calculating how large or how many packages to purchase for your recipes.

 

BARLEY - Approximately 2.4 oz purchased weight = 1 cup COOKED

With experience, your estimates will get better and better. Soon you'll have an easy routine with your favorite Dog Food ingredients.

COUSCOUS - Approximately 2.5 oz purchased weight = 1 cup COOKED

With experience, your estimates will get better and better. Soon you'll have an easy routine with your favorite Dog Food ingredients.

MACARONI - Approximately 1.5 oz purchased weight = 1 cup COOKED

With experience, your estimates will get better and better. Soon you'll have an easy routine with your favorite Dog Food ingredients.

RICE - Approximately 2.4 oz purchased weight = 1 cup COOKED

With experience, your estimates will get better and better. Soon you'll have an easy routine with your favorite Dog Food ingredients.

HOW TO CALCULATE - EXAMPLE:

We cook for 3 dogs, so we definitely need to be efficient with our preparation time. Preparing large quantities at one time really helps. Macaroni is one of our staples; we purchase small elbows in 5lb bags.

 

One Bag =  5lbs x 16oz per lb = 80 oz total of dry macaroni

Each 1.5 oz dry macaroni yields one cup cooked (See above)

 

80 oz of dry macaroni divided by 1.5 oz per cup = 53.3 cups total of cooked macaroni

If we choose "Hearthstone Chicken Breast and Macaroni" each recipe calls for 3 1/4 cups of COOKED macaroni.

 

53.3 cups divided by 3.25 cups per recipe = 16.4 recipes

With our 5 lb bag of macaroni we can make 16 recipes

GETTING STARTED WITH HOMEMADE DOG FOOD

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