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DIY Eat – Sardine 
& Apricot 

A refreshing summer treat inspired by 
traditional Chinese medicine

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This recipe is inspired by 
traditional Chinese medicine 
and uses foods that tone the blood and Qi. The ingredients used in this recipe are neutral in traditional Chinese medicine.


  • ¼ cup dried apricots
  • ¼ can pumpkin (not pie mix)
  • 1 can low-sodium sardines in oil or water
  • ½ cup cooked millet
  • ½ cup plain, live-culture yogurt
  • 1 tsp powdered spirulina (optional)


1. Drain the sardines. Combine all ingredients together in a bowl and stir gently until thoroughly mixed.
2. Freeze the mixture until it’s a slushie-like consistency or freeze in ice cube trays and serve as a summer treat!

These recipes were created especially for Modern Dog by Lucy Postins, author of Made Out of Love: Recipes to Prepare (and Sometimes Share With) Your Animal Companion (Lucy Postins: 2009). For more great recipes, check out the book!

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