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Made Chop Today!

elitys

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Hi all! I made a BIG batch of chop today for my little green cheek. Definitely going to be freezing the majority of this, and I don't think she'll even come close to eating it all in the 3 months it will keep :rolleyes: Oh well, I don't mind.

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Lots of variety!
Here is the recipe if you would like a rough idea of how much of everything I put in it.

Ingredients:
  • 1/4 cup total uncooked grains (quinoa/brown rice pasta, TJ's Harvest Grains blend which has Israeli cous cous, semolina orzo, garbanzo beans, and red quinoa)​
  • Handful of herb salad mix (contains Swiss chard, baby spinach, purple lettuce, other greens)​
  • Pinch of green cabbage​
  • 2 large pieces of broccoli​
  • 2 pieces of cauliflower​
  • 6 green beans​
  • 5 slices of jalapeno, with seeds​
  • Palm sized slice of red bell pepper, with seeds​
  • 3 baby carrots​
  • 3 1-inch cubes of butternut squash​
  • 5 raspberries​
  • 6 blueberries​
  • 2 tsp golden flax seed, soaked​
  • Half-inch piece of ginger root​
  • 1 stem fresh cilantro​
  • 1/4 tsp each of dried herbs (oregano, dill, red chili pepper)​
  • Leftover pellet powder (Caitec/All Living Things Oven Baked Bites)​
Instructions:
  1. Prep grains. Add the 1/4 cup uncooked to boiling water, cook until soft but not fully done. Lay on towel to dry, place in fridge to cool.​
  2. Chop veggies and fruits. I used a food processor and did it in groups. First, I did the green vegetables, then I did the orange and red vegetables, and last I did the leafy greens and fruits. All of my veggies were left raw.​
  3. Mix in herbs, soaked flax, and cooled grains to the fruits and veggies. Stir well.​
  4. Add leftover pellet powder until mix is fairly dry and ready to freeze.​
  5. Happy birdie!​
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Green veggies (smelled SO good because of the jalapenos).

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Mixing, adding pellet powder, freezing.

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Messy beak Poppy loving her chop!​
 

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Looks great!
 

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Nice :)
And looks like your chop got Poppy´s stamp of approval :bliss:
 

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Very inspiring! I’m going to copy your recipe and make some tomorrow
 

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Looks good! I like chopping my veggies separately too.
 

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Nice bit of variety there for your lucky fluff butt! It is such a satisfying feeling making batches of chop. I love doing it!
 

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Looks good! I will use this recipe for sure..maybe omit the fruit since Moki is not interested in it....YET! :D

Sometimes I put a spoonful of Moki’s chop in my scrambled eggs in the morning..lol
 

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Nice bit of variety there for your lucky fluff butt! It is such a satisfying feeling making batches of chop. I love doing it!
Totally! I felt so accomplished after making it (while procrastinating writing a report for my chemistry class might I add...) Also, I spent the whole morning making this and at about 1 pm thought to myself, "Hmm, I had better feed myself now." :laugh-bounce:
 

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First off, I love your stove! What brand is it? My canaries absolutley love finely chopped brussel sprouts.
 
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