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by BarkBox Frida

Frida is a BarkBox office dog and aspiring treat blogger. When she isn’t testing the newest treats for inclusion in the next BarkBox, she’s cuddling, shredding paper, snuggling, eating napkins, nuzzling, and napping. She’s not allowed to have piña coladas and loves getting caught in the rain. Her favorite musical is Cats. Hobbies include: cuddling, paper shredding, snuggling, napkin eating, nuzzling, and outsmarting my human coworkers.

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  • Hello! My name is Frida and I'm a 16-month-old Shih-Poo, bon vivant, and BarkBox office pup. BarkBox is a monthly subscription box where you can get toys, treats, and other dog goodies delivered to your door. The best part? My coworker Scout and I test all of the toys and treats that go in each month's box. It's probably the greatest job a dog could ask for and it has prepared me to achieve my greatest dream of all: to be a well-known treat blogger. You see, because I've tried thousands and thousands of treats to decide what goes in the BarkBoxes, I've developed quite a palate. Normally I blog about my food adventures over on The BarkPost, but I'm quite tickled to share my recipes with all of you Wayfair pups as well. 
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    Today I'd like to show you how to make "Pawsta Bites," a variation on a recipe I stumbled upon in my late-night treat book reading. For the "Pawsta Bites" you need:

    1. 2 cups whole wheat flour
    2. ​1 cup whole wheat pasta, cooked
    3. 1/2 cup tomato paste
    4. 1 egg
    5. 2 tbsp olive oil
    6. 1 ¼ cup low-sodium chicken broth

  • First you need to cook the pasta on your stove. Now, I recommend using the stove when there aren’t any humans around—they seem to think it is alarming when we dogs are near the stove. I don’t know why, though! I know to keep my fur away from open flame. After your pasta is cooked, put the pasta, olive oil, and tomato paste in a food processor or blender. Blend together. After you’ve got a nice puree, transfer the mixture to a bowl and stir in the flour, egg, and chicken broth. Now I know I make this look easy, but it is really tricky to use a wooden spoon with four paws and no thumbs.
  • Place the “Pawsta Bites” on a lightly greased pan.  I just used my paws, but you can use two spoons as if you are making drop cookies. Bake at 350 until the “Pawsta Bites” are golden brown.
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    Of course, don't forget to do your dishes.

  • Let your "Pawsta Bites" cool and you're all set! These treats are the perfect way to impress your pup friends at your next dinner party, or they're great to snack on while lounging on the couch! (While the humans aren't watching, of course.) If you have any questions about my recipe, please feel free to reach out to me on the BarkBox Facebook page or on Twitter! Always here to help a pup in treat need. Also, Look What I Found on Wayfair.com -- Paws-itively The Best 7 Wayfair.com items for us pups!
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