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Re: "Chop", "Mash" And Other Recipes
« Reply #20 on: May 04, 2010, 10:13:45 AM »

Pizza Recipe
1 1/4 tsp active dry yeast
1 cup warm water
1 tsp sugar
1 cup rolled oats
1 cup whole wheat flour
all purpose flour
1/4 cup sunflower seeds
3 cups chopped tomatoes
1 tsp chopped basil
1 tsp chopped oregano
2 cloves garlic
2 cups mozarella cheese, grated
2 bell peppers
you can add any other vegetables you like, for example sliced courgettes, spinach, etc.

Prepare the yeast mix by mixing the dry yeast with water and sugar. Set aside for about 10 minutes till bubbles start appear on the surface of water. In a separate bowl mix together oats, whole wheat flour, sunflower seeds and you can add a small amount of regular white flour if the dough is too coarse. Mix the yeast in, knead the dough for a few minutes until it is nice and pliable, sprinkle it occasionally with some white flour to prevent it from sticking to the surfaces. Take another clean bowl, grease the sides with some vegetable oil, put your dough ball in there and cover the bowl with clingfilm and put in a nice warm place to rise for about 30-40 minutes or until it has doubled in size.
Once ready, take the dough out of the bowl, punch it down, and knead for a few more minutes (the more you knead the dough the better). Spread the dough on your baking sheet thinly, to form pizza crust. It doesn't have to be round, it can just fit the shape of your baking sheet/tray. Cover with clingfilm again and let it rise for another 5-10 minutes while preparing the rest of the ingredients.
Mix tomatoes, basil and oregano, spread the mix on top of the pizza crust once it has risen for the second time, lay out sliced peppers or any other vegetables you are using on top and sprinkle with cheese. Bake in the oven for about 20 minutes at 220C or gas mark 6

The amount of ingredients used will yield quite a lot of dough. you can just pinch the amount you want to make one small pizza and freeze the rest for use next time.
If you really are not good at baking then you can buy a ready-made pizza crust, but look out for the ingredients on the package to make sure they don't include some nasties. Some healthfood shops have pizza crusts made of all sorts of healthy flours, so this could be an option too.

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« Reply #21 on: September 20, 2010, 05:31:33 PM »

Always wondered (but never asked) about the sea salad. Does that come from the supermarket or a specialist shop?
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« Reply #22 on: October 07, 2010, 07:33:46 PM »

Liz, regarding the sea salad (sorry, didnt see it earlier) - I bought it in a health food shop but i also saw it in Sainsbury's I think. Basically you just need seaweed sold for making sushi, just make sure the only ingredient there is  is seaweed (or a number of seaweeds but nothing else)

The only beans which don't require cooking are aduki and mung beans. All other beans must be cooked. If you want to have fun you can first sprout them and then cook though  :biggrin:
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Re: "Chop", "Mash" And Other Recipes
« Reply #23 on: February 12, 2011, 06:44:34 PM »

Well I went on a mission to Tesco today to find some stuff for making mash.  Ended up annoyed as the one near me has limited choice.  So here's what I ended up with:

broccoli, peppers, butternut squash, red cabbage, pak choi and curly kale


apples, kiwis, pomegranate and parsley


pinto beans, black eyed beans, quinoa, mung beans, adzuki beans, chick peas, buck wheat, golden linseed and marrowfat peas


I also bought 4 different teas - three ginger, nettle, fennel and peppermint, camomile, and aniseed, fennel and cardamom


I also have carrots, fennel seeds, brown rice, porridge oats and wholemeal pasta to add to the mix   :thumbsup:

Going to put stuff to soak in a little bit and then make it all tomorrow   :thumbsup:
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« Reply #24 on: February 12, 2011, 06:50:10 PM »

that looks like a yummy selection  :yummy: :yahoo: The only thing, check the ingredients on those teas as sometimes they say they are one thing and then turns out an ingredient list is very long with "natural" flavours added. (though you might have already checked it, so ignore me in this case  :rofl: )
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« Reply #25 on: February 12, 2011, 07:27:19 PM »

I did check before I bought them   :thumbsup:

Here is what each of them says for anyone who is interested for either them or their birds.

Pure camomile - ingredients: camomile. A delicately aromatic infusion with relaxing properties.

Organic aniseed, fennel and cardamom tea - ingredients: aniseed (40%), fennel seed (20%), cardamom seed (15%), licorice root, coriander seed, celery seed.  This is called detox - to cleanse and revive.

Organic ginger, galangal and golden turmeric tea - ingredients: ginger root (51%), galangal root (28%), licorice root, turmeric root (4%), natural ginger extract.  This one says it is to uplift and warm and will help to settle digestion.

Organic nettle, fennel and peppermint tea - ingredients: nettle leaf (40%), peppermint leaf (25%), fennel seed (25%), dandelion root, licorice root, aloe vera leaf (concentrated natural extract).  This one is to purify your skin.

Might even try a couple myself.  I am assuming there is nothing in there that the birds can't have?   :biggrin:
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« Reply #26 on: February 12, 2011, 07:35:05 PM »

Nikki, I am a bit dubious about liquorice root addition. It is not safe normally for birds and I dont know in which amount it is added to the tea so I avoid the teas with it added  :panic: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liquorice#Toxicity

(it is included in Detox Gold by Hilton Herbs and other tonics for birds but because they are aimed at birds they are obviously safe in the amount it is added, but tea is meant for humans so it is hard to say whether it is 100% safe or not)
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« Reply #27 on: February 12, 2011, 07:38:29 PM »

Ah ok I didn't know that.   :thumbsup:  I will just have to try those myself and stick to the camomile for the boys.  I just thought it was ok as it says it is calming and nourishing.  Just as well I posted that then eh?   :biggrin:

Thanks Irina   :ty   :thumbsup:
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« Reply #28 on: February 13, 2011, 09:00:20 PM »

Well it's taken me most of the day but the mash is done.  I soaked the sprouting stuff and the beans for cooking separately over night.  I then rinsed thoroughly and then left the sprouting mix to the side


I cooked the pinto and black eye beans for an hour and rinsed again


Next I cooked the brown rice and the wholemeal pasta


Then all the fruit and veg got chopped in the food processor one by one.  I then mixed it all together along with the fennel seeds, porridge oats and golden linseed


Billy certainly likes it


And Echo had a look too


It's now all bagged up and in the freezer in portions   :thumbsup:
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« Reply #29 on: February 21, 2011, 09:40:13 PM »

Well I have to say that's the best recipe so far I have used for the boys!   :thumbsup:  They both almost empty their bowls every night   :yahoo:   :yahoo:  I give them a tablespoon of the mix for their tea and they love it   :thumbsup:

Hughie is even tempted to have some   :rofl:
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« Reply #30 on: April 06, 2011, 04:17:41 PM »

Hi Guys

I'm just about to make some chop today and start soaking for mash tomorrow I just have some quick questions if anyone can be kind enough to let me know greatly appreciated.

I couldn't get black beans but have black turtle beans are they OK?
Also can I bung in Bulgar wheat, Buckwheat , Quinoa and if so do they need soaking and or cooking?

Also I have some dried cranberries and Goji berries but the cranberries have added cane sugar, citric acid and sunflower oil so I assume not them the sodium is 0.006g.  The Goji berries are just sun dried but they have 0.42g of sodium which feels high ( all per 100g)

Any thoughts from your experience? :thumbsup:
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« Reply #31 on: April 20, 2011, 11:00:18 AM »

Are red split lentils okay? They are all Tesco had.
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« Reply #32 on: April 20, 2011, 11:08:21 AM »

As far as I know they are, Flint loves lentil soup!

I made him some the other day: red lentil, sweet potato and carrot all cooked in water and whizzed up in the blended. He was actually gulping it down  :rofl:

I had the same myself but added a stock cube once I'd removed Flints portion!
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« Reply #33 on: April 20, 2011, 11:16:56 AM »

Oh that is so cute! Sounds yummy too. I missed a ton of things out in the weekly shop but am going to attempt to make some sort of mash.  :rofl:

I've got... Broccoli, Sweet Potato, Wholemeal Cous Cous, Red Split Lentils, Peppers, Chillies, Cucumber and Corn as well as the pellets etc.

To top it off, my mum bought me a food processor and brought it over this morning. I love my mum!

Hopefully he likes it and I'll get about 90 other ingredients next time to do it properly, haha.  :thumbsup:
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« Reply #34 on: April 20, 2011, 12:04:02 PM »

Thats a great start though, can always throw in some ground pellets, and if you have some herbs or spices eg tumeric for flavour.

I tend not to make mash in bulk, I just make small amounts every day or every other day with what I have to hand. That works better for me as I have limited freezer space.

But if you have space its a great way to do it  :thumbsup:

Another thing flint loves is just a plain starnd of cooked spagetti. He gets this occasionally when we have spag bol - its the cutest thing watching him hold it and it gets all wrapped around his foot  :rofl:
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« Reply #35 on: May 03, 2011, 08:21:57 PM »

Phoenix Landing Foundation "The Landing Mash" (http://phoenixlanding.org/blog/2011/03/the-landing-mash/)

THE LANDING MASH (more or less….)

2.5 cups Kamut
A heaping teaspoon of turmeric
2 cinnamon sticks
1 cups quinoa
1 sweet potato cut into 1/2″ cubes (or other winter squashes)
16 oz package organic mixed veggies (peas, corn, carrots)
16 oz package organic mixed greens (kale, collard, mustard greens)
1 cup pepitas (raw pumpkin seeds)
1 can garbanzo beans, drained
6 oz Eden small vegetable shells, whole grain
1/2 cup chopped dried apricots
1/2 cup dried cherries
1/2 cup dried cranberries
(Any dried fruit should be unsulphured, with no processed sugar)

If you don’t have much freezer space, or a small number birds to feed, proportionally reduce these quantities.  If you decide to make the recipe using these quantities, then you’ll want to start with a big soup pot.

To start: bring the large pot of water to a boil.  Add the Kamut, turmeric and cinnamon.  Stir well.   When the water starts to boil again, lower the heat to medium.  Cook for 15 minutes.

Add the quinoa and sweet potato.  Stir well.  Cook another 15 minutes.

Turn off the heat.  Drain or add some cold water.  You don’t want the Kamut to cook much more, birds really enjoy it slightly crunchy.

When the grains are drained and a bit cooled, put these in a super-sized mixing bowl, or divide into several if need be.  Add the remaining ingredients (frozen vegetables, pepitas, garbanzo beans, pasta shells, dried fruit).  Stir together.  Divide into storage containers.  Freeze in 2-3 day portion sizes.  As you finish one container, take one out of the freezer to defrost.

This recipe is versatile.  Add and subtract other things that your bird may enjoy (e.g. broccoli, coconut, fresh carrots, other grains, walnuts…).  If your bird is reluctant to eat a mash,  find the ingredient that is their favorite, and put extra amounts to pique their interest.  After they are eating it regularly, you can change the proportions to insure that they are eating the variety intended.
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« Reply #36 on: May 06, 2011, 01:47:58 PM »

cheers for the ideas i went for a smaller quantity option with me only having the 1 bird but its made enough to feed a family of 4 (humans  :rofl: ) for a year :P

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« Reply #37 on: May 06, 2011, 05:51:20 PM »

Yep my mash potions always end up huge as well and our freezer is full of the stuff :rofl:
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« Reply #38 on: May 06, 2011, 05:56:07 PM »

Hubby saw the sushi nori in the cupboard today and said "wow are you making sushi?"  It's Zebedee's said I , "pardon me" said hubby - confusion over :rofl: :rofl:
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« Reply #39 on: May 06, 2011, 06:49:15 PM »

 :rofl: :rofl: I bought lots of organic grains and pulses today to add to my sprouting mix and the lady at the pet shop said the selection looked quite exciting, she was surprised when I said it was all for a parrot  :biggrin: (I am getting into sprouts myself though  :crazy: :rofl: )
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