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#21 birdlady49

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Posted 02 November 2007 - 10:36 PM

That recipe just takes my breath away. But I think I'll stick to my simpler recipe......

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Posted 03 November 2007 - 12:28 AM

Just looked at my previous post... Sorry, I don't know where I got receipt from. I meant to write recipe. Oh well, I've been under the weather. Sorry.

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Posted 03 November 2007 - 02:54 AM

actually the mana mash recipe is the easy one. Its the mega mash that empties out the store........
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Posted 14 November 2007 - 04:39 PM

Wow, intimidating...are all those different powders necessary?

I currently have collected:
an assorted bean mix
frozen veggie medley
frozen edamame (soy beans)
sweet potato
white potato
red grapes
tomatoes
tangerine
apples
1 banana
wild rice
1 red pepper
1 yellow pepper

can I make it with just those ingredients or will something be severely lacking?

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Posted 15 November 2007 - 02:35 PM

So, I made the mash with what I had available...I forgot to soak the beans for a long time though. Is that bad, what effect does that have?

Anyway it looks crazy, soo many colors! I basically just threw together what i had in the fridge like I had mentioned yesterday...so I'm missing a couple things from the recipe. I think it still pretty well covers major food groups. Thoughts? If this will be his staple diet, am I severely lacking anyone thing?

Also, I would love to share videos of my buddy...anyone know how I can do that?

Thanks for everything...this seems like a really fabulous group!

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Posted 15 November 2007 - 02:42 PM

I guess it would help if I told you what I put in it!

So basically,

Bean mix (from an organic bean pasta ***lioli?)
Brown rice
(I boiled/simmered that until the beans were chewable)
and then added

a handful of multi-grain pasta
Frozen veggie medley
frozen peas
frozen green beans
fresh green beans
fresh Carrots
Apples
red Grapes
Tomatoes
Yellow pepper
1 Chili pepper
1 Steamed sweet potato
1 steamed Regular potato
Dried blackberries (organic with nothing added)

anything you think I need to add to this batch as I'm feeding?

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Posted 15 November 2007 - 03:33 PM

WOW! That is a huge recipe!

Am I thinking correctly that this could be the complete diet for the bird or would other things still need to be offered?

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Posted 23 December 2007 - 01:59 PM

fuzz, sorry noone replied to you.

Yes, that should be okay for now, add things with the seasons, change is good. I've made 3 batches so far, and its always 'oohh, this is on sale, I bet it would taste GREAT!

Just remember no avacado.

And, for those of you afraid of how much is in it, if you go right it can cost around $20, and that $20 makes 100 1/3 cup servings-50 days worth of food.
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#29 jimpierce7

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Posted 23 December 2007 - 06:29 PM

it certainly is ok to substitute items on the list. Try to stay as close to the list as you can when wanting the max nutrition. The base recipe as only evolved a little in over 40 years.
I haven't made it exactly as the recipe calls for in quite some time. It usually costs me between $25 and $30.
My batches seem to come out huge though. lol Last one I made came out 3 gallons (12 one quart freezer bags) That'll be 3 months worth!!
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Posted 23 January 2008 - 09:10 PM

This is going to sound like a really stupid question probably, but it can't be helped.:tongue:

Do you dethaw it for the babies? Or do you just put a frozen chunk of it in the food bowl?:confused:
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Posted 23 January 2008 - 10:39 PM

I thaw out about a weeks worth at a time. Being as Sophie LOVES ice cubes I don't find this question out of the ordinary at all!!
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Posted 30 January 2008 - 06:54 PM

So, you give it to Sophie cold? Keep it in the fridge instead of the freezer and serve it cold--or microwave it and serve it warm? I want to make sure we do this right so Scarlett won't get turned off to it because I did it wrong!
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Posted 30 January 2008 - 10:54 PM

lol I serve it cold from the frig myself. Some people soak it in hot water (inside a plastic bag) to warm it up, some microwave it. I serve it cold so it can stay longer. If I warmed it up I would feel I need to pull it out sooner. Quite often Sophie does't eat much of it until mid afternoon.
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Posted 25 March 2009 - 08:58 PM

Just wanted to report that I made my first batch of mash this morning:biggrin::clap: It was easier than I thought and I can't wait to give it to lucy in the morning:smile:

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Posted 25 March 2009 - 09:44 PM

This recipe is really quite easy and full of so many nutrients. I feed guys a mix of this, and Shauna's Mash Diet. :D
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Posted 28 April 2011 - 05:17 AM

I made this mash for the first time yesterday and my birds absolutely loved it! Thank you for posting this! I was actually really surprised at how empty their food dishes were when I came back from work. They had eaten everything and were looking for more, which never really happened with any food I've tried before. Usually Hippo, my GCC only plays with her veggies and Dino, my sun, won't even try them. But magically the zucchini and greens were all gobbled up (not on the bottom of the dish or anywhere else, so I'm going to assume that they ate them)! Awesome!
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Posted 28 April 2011 - 02:03 PM

that is just wonderful!! This mash recipe had made quite an evolution over the years, but is still a hands down favorite around here!!
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Posted 28 April 2011 - 03:35 PM

I think I'll start stocking up on ingredients, my current mash isn't getting eaten at all.

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 03:29 AM

Ok newbie here. Sorry if this is a dumb question......LOL


Ok so If I feed this mash recipe to my CAG I don't need the pellet diet or seeds?

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Posted 28 February 2012 - 06:45 AM

That's the idea of it... feeding a fresh, healthy diet daily, although you should still probably feed some seeds or sprouted seeds or nuts. The seeds/nuts/pellets can be a very small portion of the diet (say 10-25%). It would be a good idea to still feed dry foods in the event that you can't keep up with the fresh diet (work, vacations, trips, whatever).


It's nice to see someone bring it up again!

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