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We’ve had some unseasonably warm days here in Jersey the past couple of weeks. The weather’s been such a treat (but also a really big tease since Spring is still weeks away)! One of our favorite places to go when the weather is nice – Hunter included – is the park. During the weekend, we’ll pack up a backpack, take Hunter’s ball launcher, and head to one of the larger parks near our house. The park is a great place to let Hunter off leash to sniff around, play, and explore.
The park isn’t the only place Hunter gets to run around and play. We’ve taken him along on hikes in the woods. He absolutely loves running around in the snow! He hasn’t been on the beach yet, but he’s gone for walks by the bay. We are definitely an outdoor family and love to get outside in the fresh air! Even if we only get so far as our backyard or a walk around the neighborhood.
An outdoorsy dog deserves food inspired by the great outdoors. We are always careful to choose food for Hunter with wholesome, natural ingredients. So we recently bought Rachael Ray™ Nutrish® PEAK from Target in both varieties: Rachael Ray™ Nutrish® PEAK Northern Woodlands Recipe™ with Turkey, Duck & Quail and Rachael Ray™ Nutrish® PEAK Open Range Recipe™ with Beef, Venison & Lamb. Hunter’s already a fan of other Nutrish® products, so we knew he would love PEAK.
PEAK is made with a protein-rich, grain-free recipe to satisfy your dog’s cravings. Real U.S. farm-raised beef is always the #1 ingredient in the Open Range Recipe. The Northern Woodlands Recipe uses real U.S. farm-raised turkey as the #1 ingredient.
Each PEAK recipe is made up of 30% high-quality protein to ensure your pup stays happy and healthy! You won’t find any poultry by-product meal or fillers in the ingredient list. They’re also grain-free – a big plus for us! Since we also like to help animals in need, we love that a portion of the proceeds from PEAK goes to The Rachael Ray Foundation. The foundation provides food, medical supplies, treatments, and more for animals in need through Rachael’s Rescue. It’s definitely a cause close to our hearts.
I like to cook with simple, wholesome ingredients. That why I believe it’s only fair that Hunter eats food made with wholesome ingredients, too. Since the same goes for our dinner table, our dishes are usually made with fresh ingredients and lean meats. I absolutely love lamb chops marinaded in a mixture of lemon, garlic, and rosemary. They’re perfect for grilling outdoors, but they’re also easy enough to cook inside on a skillet.
I definitely recommend letting your lamb chops sit overnight in this marinade. Give them at least a couple of hours to marinade if you’re short on time. This marinade makes lamb chops tender and juicy. It also packs them with a ton of delicious lemon, rosemary, and garlic flavor!
Herbed potatoes are a perfect accompaniment to this dish. They’re seasoned with a mix of fresh herbs and roasted until golden brown. As far as I’m concerned, you can’t go wrong with roasted potatoes. They’re a perfect side dish to just about any meal!
- 4 baby red potatoes, chopped
- 1 sprig fresh thyme, leaves removed
- 1/2 tsp. fresh rosemary, chopped
- 1/2 tsp. fresh sage, chopped
- 1 tbsp. olive oil
- 1 tsp. garlic powder
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- 4 lamb chops
- Juice of 1 lemon
- 1/4 tsp. lemon zest
- 1 tsp. fresh rosemary, chopped
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1 tbsp. olive oil
- 1 tsp. balsamic vinegar
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Preheat oven to 350º.
- Prepare a baking sheet with foil.
- Mix chopped potatoes with herbs, olive oil, garlic powder, and salt and pepper.
- Spread potatoes evenly on baking sheet, pouring any left over olive oil mixture on top.
- Cook for 45-60 minutes, flipping potatoes halfway through, until golden brown.
- In a small bowl, mix lemon juice, lemon zest, rosemary, garlic, olive oil, and salt and pepper together.
- Add lamb chops to a storage container and pour in marinade.
- Close the container, give it a good shake, and allow lamb chops to marinade overnight.
- Heat a cast iron skillet (or a large skillet) over medium.
- Add lamb chops to the skillet and cook on each side about 3 minutes on each side.
- Allow lamb chops to rest a minute or two before serving.
- Serve with herbed potatoes.
You can find Rachael Ray™ Nutrish® products including Rachael Ray™ Nutrish® PEAK Northern Woodlands Recipe™ with Turkey, Duck & Quail and Rachael Ray™ Nutrish® PEAK Open Range Recipe™ with Beef, Venison & Lamb in the pet food aisle at Target (it’s also available at Wal-Mart, Chewy.com, and your local grocery store). Click here to save $4 on PEAK! This coupon can be printed twice.
Before switching your dog over to PEAK, gradually introduce the food to them, mixed with their current food, over the course of 7-10 days. Follow along with Hunter’s adventures on Instagram by searching #hunterholoka or #livinglavidapets!