Buddy, who has now totally recovered from his surgery and is full of life and curiosity, came to visit today, while I was making my lunch/dinner.
He is very interested in food, as most dogs are, so first he approached from the right,
then from the left,
then he moved in just a little closer.
Before you start feeling sorry for him, rest assured, I gave him some sardines straight from the can, before making the sauce, and he even got a forkful of spaghetti - whole wheat and organic, of course.
Very simple, very quick sardine sauce for pasta.
Start boiling some salted water.
When water boils add pasta. I used Bionaturae organic whole wheat spaghetti. Stir right away, and stir often. Don't let it overcook.
In the meanwhile, chop garlic and a couple of small fresh tomatoes and sautee them briefly in extra virgin olive oil. From Italy, of course. I get mine at Costco.
Add a can of drained sardines. Break up with a fork and cook for a few minutes.
Drain spaghetti. Season with sauce.
You could add a bit of chili flakes to the oil when you sautee the garlic and the tomatoes, or some black pepper at the end, or both.
I opened both a can of Trader Joe's Sardines in olive oil as well as a can of Crown Prince Wild Caught Skinless Boneless Sardines in olive oil. Straight out of the can I think the Crown Prince were superior, but I wouldn't bet my life on it, and once they were mixed with garlic and tomatoes, I'm sure I couldn't tell the difference. In any case the pasta, accompanied by a bit of red wine, was excellent.
Sardines are supposed to be very good for you. Dr. Weil says so.
Buddy doesn't respond immediately to his temporary name, so I tried a few others on him.
He responded to Thor.
I think he's more of a Thor than a Buddy, don't you?
Or maybe not, maybe he's a George after all.
Hopefully he will soon have his very own perfect family, and they can even call him Pinky, if they wish.