I participated in an Influencer Activation Program on behalf of Mom Central Consulting Nutrish for Cats. I received a sample of Nutrish for Cats to facilitate this review and a promotional item to thank me for participating.
Meet Orion and our newest cat, Freya. Good nutrition is important for my family and I want the same for our cats. Since adopting Orion a little over a year ago I have been researching cat foods and trying to find one for our little furry family members with the nutrition that I require that picky Orion will eat. Finding a natural food for cats with a taste that he will eat has been a challenge.
Nutrish is made with real meat, never any junk like meat poultry by-product meal, artificial flavors or preservatives. This is important to me because investing in healthy, high quality cat food now saves in expensive vet bills later and just makes for an overall happy cat. I love that I can buy Nutrish at the grocery store instead of ordering online like I have done in the past.
So what did Mr. Fussy think of Rachael Ray’s Nutrish for Cats?
He ate it! I was a bit worried that he wouldn’t even try it which is the norm for him but he seemed to enjoy both the wet and the dry foods.
Freya isn’t nearly as picky but she gobbled up the Nutrish as well.
When we first adopted Freya from the shelter almost a month ago her fur was kind of bristly and stuck up almost straight in a few places. She was found wandering the streets of Denver so her diet was probably pretty poor. Since coming to live with us and being fed healthy cat food her fur is now shiny and soft
Healthy cats make for happy, playful cats!
Not only are the ingredients in Nutrish good for cats, they’re good for us as well! While Orion and Freya were enjoying their salmon and brown rice dinner, so did my family. I made a nice maple glazed salmon with brown rice, peas, and carrots. It was delish!
Smoky Maple-Glazed Salmon
- 1 cup brown or white rice
- 1 bundle watercress or upland cress 2 cups, stemmed and coursley chopped
- 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil EVOO
- 4 medium to large carrots diced
- 1/4 tsp all-natural liquid smoke
- 1/2 cup dark amber maple syrup
- 2 tbsp cider vinegar
- 4 salmon fillets skin removed (about 8oz each)
- 2 tsp Old Bay seafood seasoning
- 2 cups frozen sweet peas
- 2 tbsp butter
- 1/4 cup chives chopped
- salt and pepper to taste
Prepare the rice according to the package instructions. When the rice is done fluff with a fork to combine with the watercress leaves
When rice has been cooking for 5 minutes, preheat the broiler and heat a skillet over medium-high heat with 1 tbsp EVOO, a turn of the pan. Add the carrots to the pan and season with salt and pepper. Saute to a tender-crisp, about 6-7 minutes
Meanwhile, in a small pot, bring the liquid smoke, maple syrup, and vinegar to a boil and reduce over high heat, stirring constantly for 2 minutes. Remove from heat.
Season the salmon with salt, pepper, and Old Bay seafood seasoning. Heat the remaining tbsp of EVOO, a turn of the pan, in a large, ovensafe, nonstick skillet and cook the salmon top side down, about 3-4 minutes. Flip and pour the maple syrup glaze over the top of the fish and place under the broiler for 3 minutes to caramelize the glaze.
Add the peas to the carrots and heat through while the fish is under the broiler. Add the butter and chives to the veggies. When the butter has melted, turn off the heat.
Serve the salmon with the peas and carrots and rice with watercress alongside.