Whole Grain Bird Mash
1 cups kamut
1 teaspoon of turmeric
1 cinnamon stick
3/4 cups quinoa
3/4 cups amaranth
1/2 cup frozen sweet potato cubes
8 oz. frozen organic vegetables, mixed or stir fry
8 oz. frozen organic mixed greens esp. kale, collard, mustard greens
1/2 cup raw, unsalted pumpkin seeds
1/2 can garbanzo beans, drained
1/2 cup brocolli, fresh or frozen
6 oz whole grain or vegetable pasta shells, organic
1/2 cup chopped dried apricots
1/2 cup dried cherries
1/2 cup dried cranberries
(Please insure that dried fruit is unsweetened and preservative free)
Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add the kamut, turmeric and cinnamon. Stir well and bring to a simmer for 15 minutes.
Add the quinoa, amaranth and sweet potato. Stir well. Cook another 15 minutes. Kamut should be slightly crunchy.
Turn off the heat. Drain and add cold water to stop the cooking . Put grains in large mixing bowl and allow to cool. Mix remaining ingredients. Freeze in Zip Lock storage bags in 2-3 day servings.
If your bird is not used to eating Bird Mash, make sure to substitute in some of it’s favorite foods. This very versatile recipe can easily be changed with any bird safe, grains, fruits, vegetables and seeds. As a matter of fact, we recommend that you rotate a variety of ingredients to for nutritional variety.