Is basil and bay leaf the same thing?

Is basil and bay leaf the same thing?

The minty and mild woodsy flavor of dried basil makes it an acceptable substitute for bay leaf. ... Similarly, bay leaves can be a good replacement for dried basil in soups, stews, and other braised applications but cannot be used in place of fresh basil for pestos and salads.

Why can you not eat bay leaves?

Technically, they can be eaten. However, their very rigid and leathery leaves don't soften with cooking, and their edges can even be sharp. Thus, they can present a choking hazard if you swallow them. ... If you forget and accidentally try to eat a whole or large piece of bay leaf, it might be best to spit it out.

Are cooked bay leaves toxic to dogs?

In dogs, a bay leaf will not kill them or cause any serious damages, but it may very well upset their stomachs and cause digestive problems that include vomiting. If your dog accidentally eats a bay leaf, you can expect it to feel much better in a day or two, but it can be painful for you to watch in the meantime.

Is celery good for dogs?

Is Celery Safe for Dogs? Celery is listed among the vegetables that are safe for dogs by multiple sources, including the veterinary websites Vetstreet.com and Clinician's Brief, and is often recommended as a weight-loss treat.

Can dogs have onion?

All parts of the onion plant are toxic to dogs, including the flesh, leaves, juice, and processed powders. Raw or cooked, fried or powdered, onions and the rest of the allium family (garlic, shallots, leeks, and chives) are harmful to dogs. Onion powder is in a surprisingly wide range of foods, from soups to baby food.