Our Umami Homemade Family Recipe


Our Umami family homemade recipe

Our Umami Family 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
  • Pasta (can also choose gluten free or rice pasta)


Nutrient rich icing as a topping



  • 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, quinoa and dry pasta to a large pot together with the soaked lentils
  • Chop the carrots, cauliflower and kale
  • Remove woody stems from the kale
  • Add all vegetables to the pot
  • Cover with water and boil on the hob for 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 45 minutes
  • 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 Norsan Algae oil or Vegetology capsules
  • Add the coconut, ground almonds 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 oat milk or almond 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).


Umami Recipe With Twist!

As dogs sometimes do not like the consistency of mashed food (similar to the consistency of mushy peas), to make it more palatable, we advise adding in AGAR AGAR powder that gives the food a slimy consistency, like tinned dog food. It is a healthy addition as it is fibre and adds to the essential gut microflora. It is made up by mixing 15g powder per 1kg cooked food that is boiled and allowed to cool and can then be mixed into the food. The nutrient rich ‘icing’ can then be added to the top of the food, or also mixed in, but ensure that the food is cold when added to retain vital nutrients.

Another option is to cook the pasta separately and use the blended food as a pasta blend as Billy’s owner has done in the image shown of gorgeous Labrador Billy. Look closely and see 2 long strings of saliva as he waits patiently to eat the healthy food that he just loves!


Billy salivating over his homecooked Umami wholefood meal!
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
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