#Ad “Dishing” about Summer! #NutrishPets

Rachael Ray Nutrish has sponsored this post, but all opinions are my own.

Ahhh summer! Sunshine, long days, balmy nights, warm HOT temps! (Ok, we can forget the heat, not a fan here), but what I AM  a fan of is all of the fresh veggies that are just “ripe for the pickin'” in the summer! Veggies are a staple at dinnertime in our home, and the “dish” about summer is that you can get FRESH and DELICIOUS veggies  from a farmer’s market, (often at a lower price than at the supermarket!) Visiting farmer’s markets  is something I look forward to every year.

A few weeks ago a girlfriend and I went to our local  farmer’s market to survey the goods.

See those veggies in the middle? Do you know what they are? I sure didn’t! They are SQUASH and they were the cutest things I have ever seen! The other cute things I saw were dogs, lots and lots of dogs, two of them are featured above. (Dakota didn’t join us on this trek because I am paranoid about bringing him to outdoor markets/fairs because I don’t want to have to worry about what he might eat off of the ground while my back is turned.) It is important to me that Dakota is eating what is GOOD for him! That is why Dakota has been a Nutrish dog since 2008! One of our favorites is:

DISH Super Premium Food For Dogs from Rachael Ray Nutrish

It is available in two recipes, the recipe Dakota eats most often is the  Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe with Veggies & Fruit, Dish  is also available in Beef & Brown Rice Recipe with Veggies, Fruit & Chicken.

 Dish Has Real U.S. farm-raised chicken or beef (in this case it was chicken because that is the kind Dakota is eating right now), and it is ALWAYS the #1 ingredient.

There’s NEVER any corn, wheat, soy or gluten.

Each recipe is made with WHOLE INGREDIENTS YOU CAN SEE, like slow-roasted chicken, carrots, peas and apples for a whole taste your dog will love as much as Dakota does!!

 NOTE: Dakota has been eating other recipes of Nutrish since 2008, so I did not transition him to this food the way you should WHENEVER you switch your dog to another food. Because the only dog food that Dakota eats IS one of the Nutrish brand recipes, it was not a concern for me.

After I returned from the farmer’s market a few weeks ago, I had an idea. I decided to take some of the ingredients from Dakota’s favorite Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe with Veggies & Fruit (as shown above), and make a HUMAN recipe for my husband and I to eat while Dakota was enjoying his Nutrish.


Crisp Carrots offer a tasty crunch, (kinda like a natural bone!).

Garden & Field Peas and Farm-Grown Potatoes are yummy!

Tree-Ripened Apples . Dakota often share apples with his Dad, they are one of his favorites! (TIP:NEVER EAT THE SEEDS OR CORE!)





While Dakota was enjoying his healthy and delicious DISH Super Premium Food For Dogs, his Dad and I enjoyed the same ingredients in our meal! It was a “win-win” for everyone!!

Remember friends! Dish is available in two flavors:  Beef & Brown Rice Recipe with Veggies, Fruit & Chicken,  and Chicken & Brown Rice Recipe with Veggies & Fruit

Dish is available right where you shop for your family’s groceries!


As you often hear Dakota bark about, and what we are SUPER PROUD OF, is a portion of proceeds from each sale of Nutrish is donated to The Rachael Ray Foundation, which helps animals in need through Rachael’s Rescue.  Rachael’s Rescue® was created for all of the forgotten pets – the ones who might not have someone who loves them as much as they deserve.  Through December 2016, Rachael’s Rescue has donated more than $17.5 million dollars to pet charities and other organizations that do good for animals. The funds are used for food, medical supplies, treatments, and more for animals in need. Many more animals around the country need help, and through Rachael’s Rescue, together we can make a difference in the lives of many four-legged friends.

So, what are you waiting for? “MAKE THE SWITCH!!” for your dog! Hurry on out and get some DISH Super Premium Food For Dogs from Rachael Ray Nutrish today, and while you are at it, go and check out your local farmer’s market for some fabulous seasonal veggies for YOU!!! Enjoy!!


  1. Wow, that’s a whole lotta donated “Dish!” Way to go Rachel Ray Foundation and way to go Dakota for sharing about this great company and its brands! Bravo!
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  2. that is really delicious! and with all the good things we find on farmer markest you get even the feeling to be there… including the mighty fine smells but without the crowd :O)
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  3. A much healthier diet than out of a can or bag. Excellent.

    Have a woof woof day, Dakota. My best to your wonderful mom. ♥♥♥
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  4. Oh boy, does your food ever look delicious, Dakota! Mom knew they were pattypan squash but she’s never tasted one before.
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  5. mmmmm we would eat what your peeps are eating!!! BOL!
    Hazel & Mabel
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  6. Looks yummy!
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  7. Yum! Now I’m getting hungry! Dakota you look so adorable in that bib! Your face should on that bag!

  8. Bentley has been begging me to open our new bag of Rachel Ray! He goes in the laundry room, where I keep the food, and sniffs the bag with his tail wagging. I tell him “Soon, baby, soon!” ♥
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  9. MJF doesn’t care for apples at all; nevfur has, so when petcretary went to cash in the coupon for Nutrish Noms, she picked a bag of grain free, chicken.

    So now we shall have to wait and see if he will eat it…hes such a picky eater lately.He didn’t like ‘Peak’. but he does like ‘just 6’.

    He used to vacuum all his noms…sigh…
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  10. OMD!!! Mom loves that human recipe!!!

    Love and barks

  11. i think next time we are stuck on ‘what’s for dinner’, i’ll just check the ingredients on bailey’s food. genius. BOL
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  12. Rachel says:

    Our Eddie is a Nutrish dog!

  13. Woofs and woo-hoos to Rachel Ray and The Rachel Ray Foundation for caring so much about pets! Thank you, Dakota, for sharing this story!

  14. Dat looks super delish!! We wuv the picsur of you licking your chops 😉

    Matt (& Matilda)
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  15. I’m LOVING all the delicious fresh fruit & veggies of the season. Summer is the time for farmer’s markets and fresh wonderful produce in the supermarket. I’ve been eating so much of it and thoroughly enjoying it – I give some to the pups too, they appreciate it as well! I haven’t tried Nutrish but I like that it has so many nutritious veggies in it.
    Love & Biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them
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  16. Chris says:

    This looks yummy, thanks for sharing. I love it that not only it looks tasty but it healthy too,

  17. Hi Dakota!! Your food looks so delicious you’ve made me drool!!! I love the look of your chicken and brown rice meal the most! I’m going to tell mum to take me shopping for some of this food!! 😋

    • Dakota says:

      Hi Morrie!! So happy you could stop by!! Good to see you! OF COURSE you came to my post about FOOD!! BOL!! (Just kidding my new furiend! Only said it because you and I used to be a little chubby BOL!!) Yes, tell Mum to get some of this food for sure…but…….wait…if you aren’t in the U.S. I don’t think you can get it. 🙁 Barks and licks and love, Dakota

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