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real meat versus canned food?

I have two 9-week-old kittens. They are currently on wet food about 5 times a day. They have dry food out all the time that they nibble on. Water is provided which they are drinking.

They are currently being weaned off Whiskas and Felix wet food (which they were fed in foster care) and onto a higher quality wet food. I am mixing some Pets at Home (UK) "Purely" food which seems better quality. It has 50% real chicken, sunflower oil, vitamin and mineral supplements and tapioca starch. That’s the list of ingredients. It seems better than other brands. There doesn’t seem to be any byproducts or ash or corn fillers.

The kittens don’t seem to enjoy this food that much (both higher and lower quality food), but they will pick at it. A couple of times I have given them some salmon steaks and frying steak (both cooked) which I’ve chopped up. They love this and lick the plate clean!

My question is, is it wrong/safe/unhealthy to feed them exclusively real meat (beef, pork, tuna etc) as opposed to high quality canned food? I know that canned food has all the vitamins and minerals, etc that a cat needs, but is real meat actually better for them since they are carnivores? I am a little worried about them having too much protein in their diet as I know this can cause kidney problems. Also, because they are so young, is real meat appropriate? I would not feed them processed meats (ham, deli meat etc). I know that canned food contains water, but they are drinking pretty well too.

I want to give my kittens a good start in life and feed them the best.
Thanks for the answers I’ve been getting. So, what about if I give them a combination of real and canned food, all mixed in together. The real meat might make the canned stuff taste better. But then again, they might just pick out the real stuff and leave the canned stuff!

A raw diet is the best thing you could possibly feed them. They are obligate carnivores and designed to digest high protein foods, so you needn’t worry about kidney problems. Meat contains water just like canned food does.

Making a nutritionally complete homemade diet isn’t easy. Research: (MAKING CAT FOOD) (Foodmaking) (Easy Homemade Diets for Cats and Dogs)

Raw feeding is an excellent option but should also be thoroughly researched before being attempted. There’s a lot more to it than just feeding your cat raw meat. You need a careful balance of raw muscle meat, raw organ meat, and raw meaty bones. Research: (Raw Fed Cats) (Raw Fed: What About Cats?) (Jane Anderson’s Raw Learning Site) (Raw Meaty Bones) (Raw Prey Model Diet Vs. BARF Diet) (Raw Dogs Livejournal Community [not just for dogs despite the name!], excellent raw feeding information on the profile page and overall helpful community for raw feeding questions.) (Myths About Raw Feeding)


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Posted by mark - March 26, 2017 at 10:28 am

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Crock Pot Chicken And Gravy

Here is a perfect set and forget recipes for the cold winter months. Perfect for those who find it hard to dedicate time in the kitchen to cook. With this crock pot chicken and gravy recipe, all you do is dump in the ingredients and let it cook on its own. If you are not too sure as what to serve this with, take a look at our Prime Pairings category to give you some ideas. Also remember to keep checking back for more great quality meat recipes.

Crock Pot Chicken And Gravy


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Crock Pot Chicken And Gravy-Crawford Farm Meats Etc



What You Will Need:

  • Six boneless and skinless chicken breasts
  • Two packs of chicken gravy mix (I like McCormick)
  • One can of low fat and low sodium cream of chicken soup
  • Two cups of water
  • Salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste


What To Do:

First, put your chicken in whatever crock pot you use. Then take a bowl and add the

  •  dry gravy mix, water, the soup and your salt and ground pepper. Mix together until your gravy is as smooth as you can possibly get it. Now simply p

our your gravy mixture over your chicken in the crock pot. Put on the lid and cook everything on a low heat for about four hours, until your chicken is cooked all the way through. Once the chicken is cooked you can eat it alone or serve over mashed potatoes, rice or even on toast or over pasta. Serve hot and enjoy!

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Crawford Farm Meats Etc- 3 Easy Side Dishes For Any Meal

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3 Easy Side Dishes For Any Meal-Crawford Farm Meats Etc Crock Pot Chicken Cooker Chicken And Gravy




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Posted by Laura - March 19, 2017 at 3:54 pm

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Easy Tomato Basil Cheddar Soup Recipe

Looking for a delicious Prime Pairing to add to your meal? Here is an easy Tomato Basil Cheddar Soup recipe. Not only is it easy to make but it can be done in under thirty minutes. Not only can you pair it with something like our great Prime Rib Recipes or it also can be enjoyed alone. Make sure to check back for other great recipes to pair with your favorite quality meats.


Easy Tomato Basil Cheddar Soup Recipe


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Total Prep and Cook Time: 25 minutes

Makes: 6 Servings


What You Will Need:

2- Twenty-eight oz undrained cans of no salt diced tomatoes
One chopped yellow onion
Two cloves of chopped garlic
One tsp of olive oil
Two cups of no salt vegetable broth
One cup of fat-free Greek Yogurt (plain)
One cup of grated reduced-fat cheddar
Half cup of fat-free half and half
Half cup of fresh chopped basil
Two tsp of oregano
One tsp of sugar
Salt and pepper


What To Do:

Take a large stock pot and heat the olive oil over a medium heat.
Toss in your chopped onion, and allow them to cook until  they are tender. This should take about 3 to 4 minutes.
Now add two cloves of chopped garlic, and cook for about 2 more minutes.
Next pour in two cans of tomatoes and two cups of vegetable stock. Stir in your half cup of basil, two tsp oregano, one tsp of sugar, and the salt and pepper to taste.
Put on the lid and allow to simmer for ten minutes.
Finally, stir in your Greek yogurt, half cup fat-free half and half, and the cup reduced-fat shredded cheddar until well mixed.
Use either a blender to puree your soup if you would rather a more smooth texture.
Garnish the soup with basil and cheddar cheese if desired. Can also be served with grilled cheese.


Nutrition (Serving Size: About 1 1/2 cups)

WW PP 4 • Calories 167 • Total Fat 5.9g • Saturated Fat 2.7g • Trans Fat 0.0g • Cholesterol 13mg • Sodium 455mg • Total Carbohydrates 17.5g • Dietary Fiber 3.8g • Sugars 11.0g • Protein 11.8g • Vitamin A 51% • Vitamin C 60% • Calcium 24% • Iron 7% Homemade Tomato Basil Cheddar Soup, Basil and Cheddar Soup



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Posted by Laura - March 12, 2017 at 11:39 am

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Beef Bourguignonne Dinner Recipe

How to make Beef Bourguignonne. Beef Bourguignon. Beef Bourguignonne is the perfect dish for dinner.

1 lb of quality beef, cubed
salt and pepper, to taste
1/2 lb of pearl onions
2 medium carrots,sliced
3/4 tsp of marjoram
3/4 tsp of thyme
4 tbsp of parsley
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 bay leaf
4-5 slices of bacon
3/4 cup of red wine
1 cup of beef broth
2 tbsp of tomato paste
1/4 cup of flour

12 oz of mushrooms, quartered

1. Season the cubed beef with salt and pepper.
2. Add the seasoned beef to a medium glass bowl and combine with the pearl onions, carrots, marjoram, thyme, parsley, garlic, bay leaf, red wine. Stir and cover. Let this marinate for at least an hour in the refrigerator.
3. In a skillet, cook 4-5 slices of bacon and then cut the bacon into pieces.
4. To a slow cooker, add the meat mixture, bacon pieces, red wine and beef broth.
5. Next add tomato paste.
6. Season with salt and pepper.
7. Stir everything together and then cover.
8. This stew can cook for between 4 and 8 hours depending on your schedule.
9. Towards the end of the cooking process, blend the flour with beef stock from the pot to make a sluree. Then add it to the stew

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Posted by mark - January 26, 2017 at 12:27 pm

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Best way to reheat Prime Rib?

I have wonderful prime rib leftover from Christmas that I currently have in the freezer along with about 1/4 cup of the au jus. The piece of beef is about 2 1/2 inches thick and includes both one end cut and then the rest up to the wonderfully rare center. What would be the best way to reheat this, yet retain it as rare as possible?

Heat the au jus then place the rib in the hot sauce for a short amount of time. It will warm it but not cook it more and will help keep it very moist. Thats how they do it in restaurants.

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Posted by mark - January 24, 2017 at 11:38 am

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What Is The Best Way To Season A Prime Rib Of Beef?

If you are one of those people who are asking “What is the best way to season a prime rib of beef?” then here are a few choices. These are great examples to pair with your favorite vegetables. Remember to check back for more recipes.


Crawford Farm Meats Ect.-Classic Roast Prime Rib of Beef au Jus


What Is The Best Way To Season A Prime Rib Of Beef?-Crawford Farm Meats Ect.

What Is The Best Way To Season A Prime Rib Of Beef?-Crawford Farm Meats Ect.


Total Prep and Cook Time: 3 hours 10 minutes

What You’ll Need:

One beef rib roast, standing (about four to seven ribs))
Fresh ground black pepper to taste
Large grain salt (kosher salt) about one half tsp per bone
Half tbsp of softened butter per rib
Roasting pan (large) with no less than three inch sides
Two tbsp of flour
One quart of beef broth (keep cold)

What To Do:

Take prime rib from fridge and put in pan. You will not need a rack because the rib bones make a natural one. Rub the whole surface of the roast with the butter, and then coat it evenly with you salt and black pepper.

Leave your prime rib at room temperature for two hours. Preheat oven to four-hundred and fifty degrees F. When oven is hot, put in roast and cook it for twenty minutes to sear outside of roast. After twenty minutes turn down oven to three-hundred twenty-five degrees F. Roast until desired internal temperature is reached (see the guide below). Medium-rare will take about fifteen minutes per pound.

Transfer in large platter, and let rib rest, loosely cover it with foil for thirty minutes before serving. If you cut into meat too early it will cause a loss of juice.

To Make Your “Au Jus” Sauce:

While rib is resting, pour off all but two Tbsp of the fat from pan and  then place on your stove top over med heat. Add some flour and cook, stir for five minutes to form roux. Pour in beef broth and whisk into roux. Scrape all caramelized drippings from bottom of the pan.

Turn heat to high, cook sauce for ten minutes until reduced and thickened slightly (will not be heavy sauce). Adjust seasoning as needed. Then strain and serve with the prime rib.

Internal Temperature Guide:

These are the temps to remove the beef, and not the final temp. Roast will continue to cook after it’s removed.

Rare: remove @ 110 degrees F. (final temp about 120)

Medium-Rare: remove @ 120 degrees F. (final temp about 130)

Medium: remove @ 130 degrees F. (final temp about 140) Roast Prime Rib of Beef au Jus
 Standing Rib Roast

What Is The Best Way To Season A Prime Rib Of Beef?-Crawford Farm Meats Ect.

What Is The Best Way To Season A Prime Rib Of Beef?-Crawford Farm Meats Ect.
















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Posted by mark - January 17, 2017 at 7:29 am

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How do I perfectly prepare a sirloin steak……?

I’d like one cooked medium-rare and one medium, and I’m looking for that restaurant-quality taste and texture.

I can cook it on either a George Foreman grill (which I don’t really like to use because I always manage to overcook meat on that thing), or either a cast-iron skillet or a regular non-stick pan. What should I use to season them, how high heat should I use, and how long should I cook them?

The reason you overcook with a George Foreman is that it presses the meat–somthing that restaurants do when they want to cook a steak past medium. Given the choices listed, I would use the cast iron (Outback uses a flat grill for all their steaks). At my restaurant, we only use kosher salt and fresh ground pepper for steaks. Heat the skillet over high heat with nothing in it until blazing hot. Put in the steak and cook for about 1 to 1 1/4 minutes per side (MR or Med) then remove to a warm plate and cover loosely with aluminum foil for at least five minutes–this "resting" step is critical! It makes the difference between a steak that is seared on the outside and rare in the middle and one that is perfectly cooked all the way through. TIP: cooking times may vary, depending on how hot your burner is, thickness of the pan & steak, etc. Use the "poke test" to determine doneness. While your left hand is completely relaxed, poke the ball of your left hand (near the base of your thumb) with your right index finger. How much it gives is approximately the amount that a rare cooked steak will give when you poke it. Now touch your left index finger to your left thumb and poke again in the same place. Now it will be slightly firmer–this is medium rare. Your middle finger touching your thumb will be medium, and so on down the line. Now you don’t have to know the time (other than approximately), you just need to know the firmness of the cooked steak! Enjoy!

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Posted by mark - January 1, 2017 at 11:24 pm

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which is a better cut of beef? prime a or prime aaa? thanks?

I don’t think they classify beef as a or aaa. I’ve seen it classified a through e which is based on maturity. I’ve given you a link below to beef quality classifications.

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Posted by mark - December 20, 2016 at 6:05 pm

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Loaded Baked Potato And Chicken Casserole Recipe

Here is a recipe with a delicious twist on your typical casseroles. Sure to be a family favorite! Make sure to check back for more recipes your family is sure to love.



Loaded Baked Potato And Chicken Casserole Recipe



Loaded Baked Potato And Chicken Casserole Recipe-Crawford Farm Meats

Loaded Baked Potato And Chicken Casserole Recipe-Crawford Farm Meats


What You Will Need:

Two pounds of chicken breasts, cubed
Eight potatoes, cubed
One Third cup of olive oil
One and one-half tsp salt
One Tbsp ground pepper
One Tbsp of paprika
Two Tbsp of garlic powder
Six Tbsp of hot sauce
Two cups of shredded cheddar cheese
One cup of crumbled bacon
One cup of diced green onions


What To Do:

– Preheat your oven to five hundred degrees.
– In a large bowl, mix together olive oil, salt and pepper, garlic powder paprika and the hot sauce.
– Add the cubed potatoes to the bowl and mix.
-Coat your baking dish with some cooking spray.
-Add potatoes to the baking dish. Allow the excess sauce to stay in bowl.
– Bake the potatoes for forty-five minutes, stirring them every fifteen minutes.
– Add cubed chicken to bowl with leftover sauce and allow to marinate while potatoes bake.
-Mix together the cheese, green onion and bacon in a separate bowl.
– Once  your potatoes are done, add chicken. Then layer the toppings.
– Bake everything for fifteen more minutes or until the chicken is cooked and cheese is melted. Baked Potato & Chicken Casserole

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Posted by Laura - December 13, 2016 at 2:58 pm

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where do you guys buy your meats? legs of lamb, beef steak etc,’?

We have been going to Coles and Woolies and buying fillet steak not the cheap rump or stuff, and legs of lamb for $20 and getting them home cooking them (searing not stewing steaks) (cooking roasts at 180 for at least 2 hours) and they are tough like rubber. We had a bbq with family and spent considerable money for a pre chrissy get together.

Such a rip off and such bad quality. I know most of the stuff sold in supermarkets is mutton not actual lamb. I have heard about market farmers where you can order farm fresh produce online. Has anyone done this if so what are the good places/companies and how much does it cost? I am assuming its more.

Thanks merry Christmas everyone!
Wow one person actually gave me some half decent info. Nobody gave me a website except her and even if i wanted to buy from there I am not in that area. BTW First guy its not a forum for you to be telling me I overcook food. Its the butchers fault for selling shite food. At astronomical prices.

I buy the organic beef & lamb from Woolworth’s & sometimes I order free range lamb online from farmer dave His lamb is beautiful, I usually get a leg of lamb & butterfly it so it is flat, marinade it in olive oil, garlic, sea salt & rosemary overnight & cook it on a hot bbq.

I really recommend buying organic & free range meat, the taste & quality is far superior & if better for the environment & your body.

I would also suggest you slow cook your beef & lamb, I have never had a roast go rubbery. Seal them first in a hot pan & place in an oven at 250c then turn down to 150c after 20 minutes. for about a 3kg roast you would slow cook for 2.5-3 hours (I recommend using a meat thermometer to test when its cooked.

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Posted by mark - December 9, 2016 at 1:11 pm

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