Vegetarian Dog Food Recipe #2

Naked Burrito

Put a vegetarian burrito in your dog, not a vegetarian dog in a burrito


1 cup brown rice (many dogs much prefer this to white rice)
1/2 cup black beans
1/2 cup kidney beans
1/2 cup kale
1/2 cup sweetcorn


  1. Boil rice with a pinch of salt in a medium saucepan for 30 minutes
  2. Meanwhile mix the beans, kale and sweetcorn in a bowl
  3. Let the rice cool and serve together
  4. (for a full burrito, serve on a bed of oatmeal mixed with water)

More vegetarian dog food recipes to come, as well as a series on vegan dog treats!

Easy Vegan Dog Treat #1

Peanut Butter Banana Extravaganza

Vegan treats for dogs that your pup will actually enjoy…


1 ripe banana (mashed!)
1/2 cup peanut butter (no added sugar)
3/4 cup wheat germ (flax seed or wholewheat flower also OK!)


  • Preheat oven to 180C fan (200C non-fan)
  • Combine the three ingredients into a dough (add water if consistency is too thick)
  • Roll out dough and use a cookie cutter to shape
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until crisp

Doggie Cookie Cutters

Try these for cutting your biscuit treats!

And there you have it – the first vegan dog treat in your repertoire.

Doggie Birthday Cake!

Vegan Doggie Birthday Cake Recipe

I lived in Japan for 5 years until February 2018, and the doggie birthday cake boom was fully in swing. There were recipes on all of the normal Japanese recipe websites, and even pop up cafes where your dog would sit with you and be served a proper meal, fit for human consumption, but tweaked for the puppy’s pleasure.

That might be a bit too far… but I did take a shot at making my very own vegan doggie birthday cake, using a Japanese recipe.



2 medium sized sweet potatoes
2-3 slices of carrot
1/2 an apple
1 broccoli stem


  1. Peel the sweet potatoes, and slice them
  2. Blast the sweet potato, broccoli stem, and carrot slices in the microwave at 800W for 5 minutes in a microwaveable bowl to soften
  3. Meanwhile, thinly slice 1/4 of an apple (see pic below) until you have a collection of wafer thin translucent slices. Microwave for 1 minute
  4. Carve a few bite-size semicircles out of the remaining 1/4 of the apple
  5. With the slices of  apple, roll up a few layers to make a number of rose-shapes (see pic below). Lay on side and cut a bit off the narrow end to allow the rose to stand.
  6. Take the soft sweet potato slices, and push through a strainer (or a sieve) until a smooth paste has been created. Using a cake frame, create a circular potato cake
  7. Cut the carrot slices into heart shapes, and slice the broccoli stem into leaf shapes
  8. Places onto the sweet potato cake, and place the apple roses on the broccoli stems to represent a rose and its leaves

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VOILA! Bon appetit!

And there you have it, your very own vegan dog birthday cake

Vegetarian Dog Food Recipe #1

Colours of Ireland

Ireland Flag
Green (peas), White (quinoa) and Orange (sweet potato)

First up in my little book of recipes, is one of the staple dishes of my vegetarian dog food diet, based on three core ingredients – peas, quinoa, and sweet potato.

Simple, easy.

And for desert, chopped banana (but that doesn’t really match with the Irish theme…)


1 cup uncooked quinoa
2 cups water
1 large sweet potato
1 cup frozen garden peas


  1. Preheat the oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6 and cut sweet potato into chunks
  2. Place potato on baking tray and leave of middle shelf for 30-45 minutes
  3. Add water to pan and bring to boil
  4. Add quinoa to pan and simmer on low heat until water is absorbed and the quinoa is fluffy
  5. Microwave peas in bowl of shallow boiling water for 2 minutes of 800W, or alternatively, boil for 2 minutes in medium sized sauceplan
  6. Mix quinoa, peas and quinoa, and serve to your pup
  7. (chop ripe banana and serve for dessert!)

Colours of Ireland Nutrition

More vegetarian dog food recipes to come, as well as a series on vegan dog treats!