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Dinky - Orange-fronted Conure (Photo  2000 Michelle Scism)Organic Birdie Banquet

from Eileen McCarthy, MAARS Executive Director/CEO

Ingredients

5 c. organic mixed grains (brown rice, wheat berries, oat groats, millet, quinoa, barley, etc.)

3 c. organic mixed beans (soy, chickpeas, adzuki, mung, kidney, peas, lentils, etc.) 

1 c. cooked organic orzo or couscous (or other pasta shapes try veggie flavored!)

2 Tbsp. grape seed oil

2 Tbsp. ground cinnamon

2 Tbsp. ground anise

1215 cups filtered water

5 c. fresh or frozen organic mixed veggies (carrots, corn, squash, yams, broccoli, green beans, kale, etc.)

1 c. fortified organic fruit and veggie juice or 4 Tbsp. spirulina powder

1/4 c. organic cider vinegar

Contents of 1 capsule garlic and Lactobacillus acidophilus supplement

1/4 c. bee pollen

1/2 c. organic raisins or other dried fruit, soaked in warm water 20 minutes. (Optional)

1/2 c. raw organic sesame seeds or other nuts (Optional)

1 c. Harrison's bird food (Optional)

Any other favorite foods (Optional)

You may also alter spices for variety (curry, chili, etc.). Be very careful of salt in spice blends! (Optional)

Directions

Bring water & oil to a boil in a large stockpot. Add cinnamon, anise, and grains. Allow to boil again, then lower heat, stir, cover, and simmer 1 hour or until all water is absorbed.

Put beans in large bowl and add 2 cups water. Cover loosely with plastic wrap and microwave 1530 minutes until tender on 1/2 power. Do not overcook!

Cut or food process veggies into bite-size pieces.

In large pot, bowl, or tub mix grains, beans, and veggies. Add vinegar, juice, or spirulina, garlic supplement, and optional ingredients. Mix well.

Scoop enough mixture for 2 days into plastic bags, flatten, seal, and freeze

Defrost in refrigerator overnight and warm in microwave 1020 seconds. Stir with a finger to make sure there are no hot spots and serve!

Makes enough for 30 delicious, nutritious meals for 6 small parrots.

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