Sharing a meal is a universal experience that connects us all in this world. Even with our pet-babies.

Eating together allows us to take a break from the hustle and bustle of city life; to nourish our body with properly cooked, healthy meals; and to strengthen our bonds with those we love.

If you’re a pet-parent and a homemaker who loves food, we know you’ve thought of sharing and enjoying a meal with your dog.

If you have, why not try whipping up these easy duck-inspired gourmet recipes that are as rich in satisfying flavors of free-range fowl, crisp sweetness of apples, and appetizing aroma of fresh herbs, just like Wishbone Lake.

Roasted Duck with Apples

Roasting a whole duck may sound intimidating, but this recipe makes it as simple as ABC! Loaded with vitamins and protein, duck is a flavorful, gamey poultry meat that tastes a few notes deeper than the dark meat on chicken thighs. 

This recipe stuffs sweet apples and onions inside the cavity of the whole duck to slightly tame its gamey flavor. There’s room for flavor customization in this recipe as well and you can choose to add herbs, cranberries and citrus fruits in the stuffing.  

Prep Time Cook Time Total Time
15 Mins. 90 Mins. 1 hour, 45 mins.

Author: Olga’s Flavor Factory
Recipe type: Entree
Serves: 4-6

1 duck (approximately 6 lbs)
2-3 apples
1 small onion
4-6 garlic cloves
salt, pepper

See full directions here.

Fun fact: Like this recipe, Wishbone Lake includes a harmonious blend of New Zealand cage-free duck meat; fresh fruits like apples, cranberries, blueberries, papayas, and mangoes; and aromatic herbs like rosemary, thyme, basil, oregano, peppermint, and chamomile, which take your dog’s gastronomic experience to a whole new level!  

Braised Duck Breasts with Apples and Onions

If roasting a whole duck sounds too much, here’s a quick recipe you can easily whip up in your pot.  

A comforting meal for any special occasion or just a simple dinner after a long day at work, this recipe infuses the sweetness of apples and the tartness of cranberries into succulent cuts of duck breasts.  

Prep Time Cook Time Total Time
10 Mins. 2 hours, 20 Mins. 1 hour, 30 mins.

Author: Imagelicious
Recipe type: Main Course
Serves: 2


1 tablespoon olive oil
2 duck breasts (about 320 g each)
1 large onion (225 g, or 3 small onions)
2 large garlic cloves
2 medium Red Prince apples (150 g each)
4-5 sprigs fresh thyme (more for serving)
1/4 cup vermouth (optional)
1 cup stock (chicken or vegetable)
1/2 cup frozen cranberries
salt, pepper to taste

See full directions here.

Fun fact: They may love eating meat, but dogs are not entirely carnivores. Like us, dogs can also benefit from eating fruits and vegetables. The apples in Wishbone Lake, for instance, are rich sources of Vitamin C and dietary fiber, which help improve your dog’s digestion. Cranberries, on the other hand, help enhance iron and calcium absorption for your dog.

The gourmet duck recipe for canines

Your dog will love the rich and savory taste of New Zealand cage-free duck, combined with a bounty of premium proteins and natural ingredients like fresh fish, crisp fruits, and herbal botanicals  creating a satisfying meal thats bursting with flavor. 

Grain-free and hypoallergenic, Wishbone Lake.

Dry dog food provides balanced and complete nutrition to dogs, especially to those in need of protein alternatives because of their common allergy triggers to meats like chicken and beef.

Wishbone has NO artificial colors, flavors, preservatives, by-products, fillers, and corn. You’re assured that you’re feeding your buddy with food you can trust.

Fun fact: Make your dog’s meal time more exciting! Add toppers to his bowl of Wishbone Lake like small cuts of lightly-salted, plain boiled chicken or duck. Or for a more flavorful option, use Addiction’s Raw Dehydrated Food – available in various proteins like New Zealand chicken, beef, lamb, kangaroo, brushtail, and venison. Just be sure to ask your vet first about the proper serving sizes for your dog’s breed and age.

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