Mike's manna mash
Posted 02 September 2006 - 06:55 AM
This is the quarter recipe.
Ensure that you have a container large enough to mix the mash in before you begin. The quarter recipe makes a little more than a gallon of food.
Begin by thoroughly rinsing and then soaking the following ingredients for at least 8 hours.
2 Tablespoons (30 ml) dry black-eyed peas
2 Tablespoons (30 ml) dry pinto beans
2 Tablespoons (30 ml) dry kidney beans
1 Tablespoon (15 ml) dry green split peas
1 Tablespoon (15 ml) dry yellow split peas
2 Tablespoons (30 ml) dry garbonzo beans (aka chick peas)
2 Tablespoons (30 ml) dry black beans
2 Tablespoons (30 ml) dry soy beans
2 Tablespoons (30 ml) dry wheat berry grain (aka pearled or hulled wheat)
2 Tablespoons (30 ml) dry pearled barley (aka hulled barley)
1/4 cup (60 ml) great northern beans
1/4 cup (60 ml) wild rice
After soaking these ingredients, add or remove water to just cover the bean mixture. The trick is to not have a lot of water left when you are done cooking the bean mixture. You do want a small amount left, and you do not want to discard the water as it will contain nutrients that are vital for the proper balance of the mash.
Bring the mixture to a boil on high heat, for about ten minutes. Then reduce the heat to a simmer. Continue to simmer, uncovered, until there is only a little water left. You will need to stir the mixture occasionally throughout the entire cooking process.
Place the following frozen ingredients in your mixing container.
.75 pound (.35 kg) frozen corn
.75 pound (.35 kg) frozen peas
.75 pound (.35 kg) frozen carrots
.75 pound (.35 kg) frozen green beans
Mix the bean mixture into the frozen products. Add the following ingredients.
1 Tablespoon (15 ml) alfalfa powder
1 Tablespoon (15 ml) kelp powder
1 Tablespoon (15 ml) sesame seeds
1 Tablespoon (15 ml) raw pumpkin seeds
Cut up and lightly steam 1 small sweet potatoe (approximately .75 lb. (.35 kg)) and add to the mixture.
Cut up and lightly steam 1 medium white potatoes (approximately .375 lb. (.17 kg)) and add to the mixture.
Chop the following ingredients into bite size pieces and add to the mixture.
1 small zucchini - approximately .25 lb. (.12 Kg)
2 large tomatoes - approximately .5 lb. (.22 Kg)
3 large bananas - approximately .625 lb. (.3 Kg)
3 medium apples - remove the core and seeds - approximately .625 lb. (.3 Kg)
2 oranges - peeled - approximately .625 lb (.3 Kg)
2 Tablespoons (30 ml) cranberries - fresh or frozen
1/4 mango - peeled and pitted
1/2 papaya - peeled, leave the seeds in - approximately .625 lb (.3 kg)
1/4 lb (.15 kg) green grapes
Mince the following and add to the mixture.
1/8 lb (.05 kg) of fresh parsley
1/8 lb (.05 kg) of fresh mustard greens
Mix the mash thoroughly and then freeze it in portions.
Each bird will eat different amounts of mash, with smaller birds obviously eating less than larger birds. To start with, offer very small birds about a heaping teaspoon full, very large birds about 1/4 cup. You will need to adjust this according to how much they are actually eating. If they eat most or all of it (there may be an item or two left) then offer more at the next feeding. If there is a lot left, then cut back on the amount at the next feeding. It is crucial that you not offer too much mash in a feeding because birds will eat their favorite things first and their least favorite things last. If there is too much mash made available, they can still suffer a lack of nutrition because they are only eating a selected few items. The idea is to get them to eat as many different ingredients as possible.
Posted 04 September 2006 - 05:31 AM
And yes there are many easier recipes, I use those too!! lol
oh and Mike makes it (if I remember right) in the whole batch (4 gallons worth) once a week!
Posted 04 September 2007 - 08:15 PM
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Posted 24 September 2007 - 07:19 PM
just follow it sort-a. I pre-measured out meals. 1/3 cup a day, twice a day is a meal for a pair of ringnecks or one ekkie.
frozen, said to last quite a while.
I used too many beans, but oh well.. it'll change in a month to have a lot of pumpkin
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