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  1. Macawnutz

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    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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    Congratulations!!!!​
     
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    Congrats!!!!
    Thank you so much for taking the time to share with us your chop!
     
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