Our Umami Homemade Family Recipe


See measurements needed for your dog below


Our Umami family homemade recipe


Cooked ingredients

  • Quinoa – rinse well before cooking to remove bitterness
  • Frozen green peas
  • Chopped cauliflower, carrots and kale (celery can also be used)
  • Red lentils – soaked and rinsed 24 hours prior to cooking
  • Wholewheat pasta (can also choose gluten free or rice pasta)


Nutrient rich icing as a topping


Measurements of Umami Recipe for your dog

5kg dog15kg dog25kg dog45kg dog
Number of days6 DAYS3 DAYS3 DAYS2 DAYS
Quinoa - dry weight70g90g150g150g
Frozen green peas150g200g400g300g
Cauliflower, carrots and kale400g400g700g600g
Red lentils - raw weight300g300g400g250g
Wholewheat pasta - dry weight200g250g400g200
Opti 3 Algae oil capsules2244
or Opti 3 Algae oil liquid1 tsp1 tsp2 tsp2 tsp
Sunflower oil25g25g50g55g
Desiccated coconut30g30g40g40g
JUST BE KIND Supplement4 tsp2 1/2 tbsp3 1/2 tbsp4 tbsp


Ruff Loves Our Umami Family Recipe



  • Prepare the red lentils the night before, rinse them and leave to soak and then rinse again to lower phytate levels
  • Add the frozen peas, rinsed quinoa and dry pasta to a large pot together with the soaked lentils
  • Chop the carrots, cauliflower and kale (can use celery)
  • Remove woody stems from the kale
  • Add all vegetables to the pot
  • Cover with water and boil on the hob for 30-40 minutes
  • Turn on the oven to 180C
  • Drain the water but do not throw away, and mash or blend all ingredients well.
  • Line a baking tray with baking paper and some coconut oil
  • Bake the mixture for 40 minutes if crunch required or can feed without baking
  • Once cooked, leave to cool on a drying rack with tray inverted so cooked area is on the base
  • The remaining drained water is nutrient rich and can be frozen in ice trays for future use or given to your dog to drink while still warm to not waste any nutrients


Nutrient rich icing:

  • Add the sunflower or rapeseed oil as well as Omega 3 Vegetology capsules
  • Add the coconut and measured amount of JUST BE KIND supplement
  • Chop fresh basil and parsley and add to the mixture with dried oregano
  • Mix together with a little plant-based milk to form a paste
  • ONLY WHEN COMPLETELY COOLED, ice the top of the cooked food
  • Cut into squares and fold into ‘sandwiches’ with the icing in the centre
  • Place in biodegradable packaging or containers to freeze or refrigerate for each day’s use

Defrost overnight to feed in the morning to your dog.

For larger dogs and large quantities, you do NOT need to follow the baking step. Just feed the food mashed and divide into portions with the ‘icing’ in the next step on the top of the cooled portions (heating the ‘icing’ will destroy the valuable nutrients so always add the paste that is formed to the cooled mashed food).


Carefully weigh out the correct amount of frozen peas for your dog
Carefully weigh out the correct amount of dry red lentils for your dog
Carefully weigh out the correct amount of dry pasta for your dog
Chop and weigh out the correct amount of vegetables and add to the pot
Boil all ingredients together for an hour on the hob
Carefully mash or blend the food together
Bake in a preheated oven at 180C for 45 minutes on a lined baking tray (line with coconut oil)
Leave on a drying rack to cool fully and invert the baking tray
Carefully weigh out the ingredients for the high nutrient icing with the JUST BE KIND supplement
Only once fully cooled, 'ice' the nutrient rich mixture on the wet side of the baked food with the cooked side underneath
Carefully cut into equal portions to make enough for either 3 days or 2 days depending on the size of your dog
Fold the cut and iced portions to be in the centre and form 'sandwiches'
Package the portions into containers or biodegradable packaging
Place portions in the freezer to defrost overnight ready for each day
Irresistible to your dog!
Ruff LOVES his plant-based food