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Please choose your 2 favorite recipes

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  1. Macawnutz

    Macawnutz Gone Nutz! Super Administrator AA Advertising Exec Celebirdy of the Month Mayor of the Avenue Avenue Spotlight Award Avenue Veteran

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    Please choose your 2 favorite recipes


    1.
    Yellow peas, corn, peppers, carrots, carrot juice, pomegranate seeds, apples, pears, dried nettles and lemon balm, sprouted pigeon seed mix, (Corn, wheat, red sorghum, green peas, yellow peas, safflower seed, yellow millet, white sorghum, red sorghum, barley) sprouted lentils and mung beans, mango, rose hips, pellets and flaxseed oil.
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    2.
    Ingredients:​
    • 1 cup almond milk*​
    • ½ cup pumpkin puree (can be substituted with pureed squash or sweet potato)​
    • ½ cup dark greens (or other assorted veggies), finely chopped​
    • 1 tbsp coconut oil, melted​
    • 1 tbsp ground flax seed​
    • ½ tsp vanilla extract​
    • 1 tbsp honey​
    • 1 tsp baking powder​
    • ½ tsp baking soda​
    • pinch of salt​
    • 1 tsp “pumpkin pie spice” (can be made with 1 tbsp cinnamon, ¾ tsp ginger, ¾ tsp nutmeg, ⅜ tsp cloves, and ⅜ tsp allspice)​
    • 1 tsp cinnamon​
    • 1 cup whole wheat flour (or any other healthy flour of your choice​
    • 1 cup “add-ins” (e.g. pellets, chopped nuts, sprouted seed, cooked quinoa)​
    Directions:​
    1. Preheat a skillet on the stove over medium heat. Combine the milk, pumpkin, greens, melted oil, vanilla, and honey. Then add the baking powder, baking soda, salt, spices, and flour. Mix until smooth.​
    2. Grease the hot pan with some additional coconut oil** then cook the pancakes for 2 mins on each side or until golden brown and cooked through.​

    Note 1: Start with 1 cup almond milk then add more later if the batter is too thick.
    Note 2: These do seem to stick to the pan a lot more easily than normal pancakes, so don’t be stingy with the oil here and flip with care.
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    3.
    My Soak Recipe:
    ½ cup of Bob’s Red Mill Dried Kamut
    ¼ cup of Bob’s Red Mill Dried Hulled Millet
    ¼ cup Wild Harvest Organic Steel cut Oats
    Dried Organic Apple slices, finely diced
    ¼ tsp Ceylon Cinnamon
    Organic Ginger slices, finely diced
    A little Quaker Oatmeal to soak up any extra liquid
    1 1/2 qt of Water
    I start the water to a boil, mix together all the ingredients but the Quaker oatmeal, in large bowl. Once the water is boiling, add the top 6 ingredients. Remove from heat and cover, allow to soak for 5 to 6 hours. Stir occasionally. When the Kamut is pliable & the millet is softened, it’s ready to chill. Drain of excess water if needed. Chill over night and put into snack size zip lock bags & freeze. You may need a little oatmeal to soak up excess water but this should be done after it’s thawed.

    My Sweet Potato Recipe:
    2 large Sweet Potatoes, washed, peeled, cut into equal sized chunks
    Water to cover
    Put the sweet potatoes in large saucepan, cover with water. Bring to a boil, turn down to simmer. Simmer until potatoes are fork tender in all pieces. Drain of excess water and mash until semi smooth. A few little chunks are ok. (You can add a little coconut water (1 tsp) to this if so desired.)

    I add other things to my Sweet Potato mash such as 1 or 2 tablespoons of finely shredded unsweetened coconut, 2 teaspoons crushed pineapple, 1½ teaspoons of 100%pineapple juice, Kashi Cinnamon Harvest squares; finely crushed, safflower seeds.) I chill everything overnight, then bag to freeze, in snack size zip lock bags.

    My Pumpkin Mash Recipe
    1 small pie pumpkin; washed, halved & seeded (save those seeds)
    1 cookie sheet covered with parchment paper
    350 degree oven preheated
    Put the pumpkin halves skin side up on the parchment paper cover cookie sheet. Bake 1 hour or until a dinner fork slips thru easily. Turn off heat and on another cookie sheet lined with parchment, put washed pumpkin seeds and into oven. This will not cook the seeds but just dry them out for your birds as a treat.
    Peel the skin away and toss into composting bin. Chill over night and mash. Cooking pumpkin this way will not look like canned pumpkin. It’s a lot moister and a pale orange color I add the same thing to pumpkin mash that I add to Sweet Potato mash.

    My Birds breakfast
    This is every morning for them
    14 grams of Sweet potato or pumpkin mash
    28 grams of Worldly Cuisines, what ever is thawed
    14 grams of my soak recipe
    I warm this in the micro wave about 48 seconds, wait a minute or two and stir everything together.
    Some type of vegetables, finely sliced and diced, such as peas, carrots, greens beans, sugar snap peas, fresh parsley, corn, red pepper, green pepper, romaine lettuce, endive, whatever is on hand.
    A few raw organic nuts (pine, walnuts, almonds, pecans, cashews, hazelnuts, Brazil nuts) chopped in to little pieces (except pine nuts)
    And some type of topper; Kashi Cinnamon Harvest squares, crushed, Kashi Sweet Potato flakes, crushed, dry millet, crushed organic Cheerios type cereal (low iron), a few safflower seeds or pumpkin seeds or sunflower seeds, dried basil, dried oregano, dried carrot tops crumbled.
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    4.
    This is what I call, the Beggar's Mash! as to all the ingredients I picked out were on sale... I'm a beginner at making chops and mashes and just wanted to show anyone on any budget can do it!

    I used:
    1 broccoli crown
    4 sticks of celery
    1/2 lb baby carrots
    2.5 ounces baby kale
    1 serving couscous
    3 mini peppers
    5 shakes of red pepper flakes (it rhymed!)
    Handful of flaxseed
    2/3 cups rolled oats
    1 whole apple (minus what I snacked on)

    Enjoy! Well... please let the fids enjoy it, you'very already filled up on apple!
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    5.
    Strawberry
    Apple
    Carrots
    Walnuts
    Baby kale
    Arugula
    Beet greens
    Broccoli
    Small square of homemade birdie bread
    All in the food chopper the way he likes it.
    Good for flinging too, sticks to walls well.
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    6.
    So I got a few really good mash receipts the best one is the one I got from Jason Crean and had to tweak it to fit what I could find around where I live ..so its pretty close to one of his but not spot on ...;)

    Chopped - Micro greens , kale , broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, chicory, red peppers, butter nut squash , sweet potato , zucchini , cucumber , carrot , and beets

    Chopped Soaked Nut - almonds , walnuts , cashews , brazil , hazel, pine , and macadamia

    Sprouted - green peas , lentils , quinoa, green pumpkin seed, wheat , spelt, and Tops all in one

    Dry - sesame seed , buckwheat, quinoa pasta shells , oats, dandelion leaf, calendula , chamomile, lavender, rosehips, rosepetales, peppermint, shredded coconut , hibiscus

    Then add fresh sprouts - green peas , sunflower , quinoa , lentil , and chickpea
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    7.
    kamut, lentils, butter beans, soybeans, (dried: apples, incan berries, mulberries, cranberries,coconut, almonds, flaxseed, sesame seed, red chili flakes,banana chips, goji berries, T4W eat your veggies mix), serrano peppers, diced acorn squash, organic pasta, wild rice blend, pady rice. I store the ingredients in the bird freezer so they stay fresh. mashcontestsmall.jpg

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    8.
    Harvest Chop
    Here's the recipe. I think most could find the ingredients, as I live in a small town with limited choices. Bold ingredients are organic.

    Vegetables:
    3 golden beets
    2 yellow squash
    2 zucchini

    13 serrano peppers
    11 hot cherry peppers
    12 ounces of butternut squash, peeled
    12 ounces of sugar-snap peas
    3 large ginger roots, peeled
    12 ounces of carrots
    1 large English cucumber
    16 ounces of broccoli
    13 ounces of baby lima beans
    1 colossal Ruby Garnet sweet potato, peeled
    2 Golden sweet potatoes, peeled
    8 ounces of edamame
    14 ounces of yellow sweet corn
    16 ounces of cranberries

    Greens & Herbs:
    1 bunch of spinach
    1 bunch of cilantro
    1 large bunch of rainbow chard
    1 large bunch of dandelion greens
    1 bunch of mint
    2 baby bok choy

    1 cup of Twin Beaks Aviary's Herb Salad

    Grains & Seeds:
    1 cup of faro
    1 cup of Texmati Royal Rice Blend (red, white, black, and wild)
    1 cup of raw pumpkin seeds
    1/4 cup of black chia seeds


    Supplements:
    1/8 cup of bee pollen
    1/4 cup of Missing Link (ground flax, etc.)

    Wash all the produce thoroughly.
    1. Cook the rice and faro per directions.
    2. Simmer half the cranberries until a few pop; then, dump them in a strainer and spray them with cold water to stop the cooking process
    3. Steam the 2 golden sweet potatoes, corn,& edamame
    4. While these things are cooking, get food processing. Food process ALL the vegetables, greens, and herbs but the 2 golden sweet potatoes, corn, edamame, baby lima beans, and half of the cranberries.*
    5. Mix thoroughly. I mix everything in a Rubbermaid tub. If there is enough liquid that you feel the chop is wet, there are a few fixes. Add dry oats or the "dust" from the pellets that you feed. Yes, I save it for birdy bread and this reason.
    6. Serve some fresh! Otherwise, warm it in a microwave-safe bowl for about 30 seconds after you've thawed it. I recommend that as the consistency is better. My birds enjoy warm food, as do many. Yours may not. Stir thoroughly to remove any hot spots and portion out.
    7. Bag/store the chop. I fill Ziploc snack bags, so one is a meal for my 4 birds. I put the snack bags in gallon freezer bags, label & date them, and put them in the chest freezer.

    *I pulse everything until it's at the size/consistency I want. If I leave big chunks, I find more on the walls, cage bottom, etc., than in the bird. You know what size works best for your bird. If you're not sure, experiment! Offer some at different sizes.

    I hope you try this! If you have any questions, I'll be happy to help.
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    9.
    My Super Duper Little Bird Chop

    18 hard-boiled eggs, chopped -- save the shells for later (see below)
    2 large carrots
    1 large bag kale or broccoli
    1 large bag frozen mixed vegetables- the really big one from Walmart, or several smaller ones
    1 box frozen spinach
    At least ½ a baked sweet potato
    Single serve cup of applesauce
    Any other left over unsalted veggies, cooked or raw, from the fridge
    Sprouts if there are some ready
    1 cup of Roudybush pellets soaked in water or juice
    1 cup cooked Sahara Sunrise
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    10.
    Recipe for base:
    Kamut, cooked
    Mung Beans, cooked
    Beets with tops
    Kale
    Dandelion Greens
    Brussel Sprouts
    Carrots
    Sweet potatoes, steamed
    Broccoli
    Cauliflower
    Zucchini, baked
    Yellow Squash, baked
    Butternut Squash, baked
    Corn. steamed
    Whole wheat pasta, cooked
    Brown rice, cooked
    Bulgar, cooked
    Buckwheat, cooked
    Millet, cooked
    Steel cut oats, cooked
    quinoa, cooked
    Amaranth, cooked
    Chia Seed, cooked

    Divide into 4 separate pans
    Add a flavor to each pan
    1. Raspberry and Blackberry
    2. Pumpkin and Ginger
    3. Pomegranate
    4. Jalapeno and Mango

    Yielded about 22 pounds of food for 3 months.

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    11.
    I'm calling Holiday Sweet Tart

    1 bag of fresh cranberries
    1 large navel orange including rind
    1 cup cup chopped walnuts
    3/4 cup sugar (for the human recipe only)

    I put each ingredient in the food processor separately

    I ate a bunch of it in from of him ohhing and awwing and then he started gobbling it down
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    12.
    Ingredients: (31 total)
    Banana
    Red Raspberries
    Black raspberries
    Mandarin oranges
    Pineapple
    Strawberries
    Cherries
    Grapes
    Peaches
    Blueberries
    Pomegranates
    Sweet potato
    Butternut squash
    Red pepper
    Yellow pepper
    Green pepper
    Green beans
    Corn
    Peas
    Carrots
    Broccoli
    Cauliflower
    Kale
    Spinach (small amount)
    Almonds
    Pine nuts
    Oats
    Cooked brown rice
    Coconut oil
    Pellets
    Nutriberry crumbles (the extra from the bottom of container)
    (I also included a few bird safe spices, but I can't remember which ones at the moment.)


    *Keep in mind that while I included a variety of fruits, I put very small amounts in, compared to the vegetables. For example I included two raspberries, compared to a whole sweet potato. Too much fructose is bad for your bird, so always have more veggies. I have found Grumbles eats more of his chop if I add fruit however.
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    13.
    This batch is

    Bean mix
    Millet
    Barley
    Kale (dehydrated in oven)
    Mustard greens (dehydrated in oven)
    Pumpkin
    Parsnip
    Carrots
    Red bell pepper
    Broccoli
    Green beans
    Dry veggie pasta
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    14.
    Mini Muffins

    2 cups whole wheat flour
    1/2 cup Harrisons pellets
    1/2 of a small pumpkin
    1 sweet potato
    1 apple
    Broccoli
    1/2 a zucchini
    Nutriberry crumbs
    Millet

    Bake your pumpkin and sweet potato. Remove the skin, and mash them up. Chop your broccoli, shred the zucchini (with a cheese grater), and slice the apple (I removed the skin then sliced it into thin slivers with the peeler). Dump your flour, pellet, nutriberry crumbs, millet, and sweet potato/pumpkin mash into a bowl. Add a little bit of water, enough to help combine everything, and mix well. Then dump in your apple, zucchini, and broccoli and mix that in. Line mini cupcake trays with mini cupcake papers, and fill them about 3/4 of the way. Bake at 350 for 30 or so minutes.
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    15.
    Ingredients

    1 zucchini
    1 sweet potato
    1 bag frozen California mix veggies, thawed
    2 cups fresh cranberries
    1.5 cups raw almonds
    1 bunch beet greens
    1 pouch Minute Rice Multigrain medley, prepared


    Directions

    Boil the rice mix per package directions.

    Throw the sweet potato into the microwave for about 5 minutes.

    Meanwhile, cut all items just enough to fit into food processor and pulse until desired consistency.

    Once sweet potato is done, chop it up too!

    Mix everything together and serve!

    Tips

    Leave out enough fresh for the next few days, then package the rest into snack size bags and put them inside a gallon size bag.


    Thaw out food the night before you intend to feed it in the fridge.

    Add sprouts when feeding from frozen to add a little life to the meal!

    You can also sprinkle some bird bread in to entice picky eaters (cough cough Bobber)
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  2. camelotshadow

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    Wow...making me hungry.
    Looks like the birds are eating better than I do...

    Like the cast iron pan too.
    11 I used to make with yogurt for a smoothie with frozen berries.
     
  3. rocky'smom

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    Not to be a bother, but could you include a different photo of my chop @Macawnutz ? I don't really like the one of a single serving, doesn't show variety lol.
    This picture?
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  5. Eloy

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    Good luck everyone! :)
     
  6. Macawnutz

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    No Problem! :D
     
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    That was HARD
    One of the hardest!!!
     
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    Can I put your recipes on my site people?
    If not, let me know :)
     
  9. Newbie GCC

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    Good luck everyone! And be sure and vote #10! :angel3:
     
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    aooratrix Macawaholic Super Moderator Mayor of the Avenue Avenue Spotlight Award

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    Sure!
     
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    not a problem,, vote #3 please.
     
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    Voting done! And thanks to you that have voted for my chop! :)
     
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