Nom Noms

Like the Golden yummy biscuits I did before, I wanted to bake some biscuits today for the birds and I call them; Nom Noms.
These cookies were  well received by my birds and therefore I place here a recipe for people who like to make it: Homemade Nom Noms:-)

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Maybe I should patent it – this  looks just like realdon’t you think? LOL 🙂

One takes:
1/4 cup buckwheat flour
1/3 cup quinoa flakes
1/4 cup cashews
1/4 cup raisins
1 tbsp flaxseed blond
1 tbsp sesame seeds
1 tbsp black seed
1 tbsp sunflower seeds
1 tbsp coconut oil
1 tbsp fruit powder (or take dried fruit)
1 egg

Put all the dry ingredients and raisins in a blender and grind.
Place in a bowl, add the coconut oil and egg and knead together until you have a nice dough.
Sprinkle some flour on a piece baking paper and roll out the dough to about one centimeter thick.
Mark already the  pieces size of the cookies and put it in a preheated oven: 175 ° C
for 20 minutes. Flip it and put it 5 minutes back in the oven.
Please note that every oven is different!
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 Hope your birds enjoy!    

These cookies are made in 10 minutes, plus the oven time.
Have some baking fun!

Mash / Chop / Basic parrot food

This morning I make a small batch of Chop.
I give this basic food along with some Harrison’s pellets to my birds.
I usually add some fresh or frozen fruit with the Chop.

HOW DO YOU MAKE CHOP:
I start with some ingredients (whatever I have in the pantry) and chop
them in the food processor:
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In this case: Apple from my garden with zest, red, yellow and orange peppers, spinach, mixed nuts, arugula.

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Feezing in easy servings

Offer the birds with tasty additions.
In this case:
Fresh Banana, Pistachio, crape, hemp seed and a piece of fig.

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Crispy chunks for parrots – recipe

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Dear readers, I finally weighed all the ingredients for the delicious crispy chunks for parrots, but I forgot to take pictures during the preparation hahaha!
So I put some pictures in this blog from other cooking sessions, so you get a good all over picture.
The picture above is, incidentally, from this batch 🙂

Ingredients:
40 grams of mixed nuts
40 grams of mixed organic seeds
100 grams drained cooked Quinoa
30 grams buckwheat flour
10 grams sunflower seeds
10 grams buckwheat kernels
10 grams Sesame blond
10 grams Sesame black
10 grams negro seed
1
banana

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Crush the nuts and the banana and put all the ingredients together.
Press firmly into a mold and place it on an oven rack, covered with silver foil.

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Put it in a preheated oven and bake at  150˚ C till it is dry inside.

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I baked the chunks in my oven in 20 minutes, but then it was not dry inside, so I have expanded the time with another 15 minutes. I have a convection oven.
Please note, every oven is different!

Store tip:
When the chucks are cool down, I put them in a bowl and safe them in the freezer, so I have every time delicious crunchy chumks for the birds.

Parrot Pellets

I made this tasty pellets for the parrots again today.
These treats are obviously fine for parakeets too. They love it!

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Ingredients:
1 tbsp finely ground pellets in the mortar
1 tbsp coconut flour
2 tbsp cooked and mashed sweet potato

1/2 tbsp honey

1 tbsp sesame seeds white
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tbsp sesame seeds black
1 tbsp mixed organic seed
1 tbsp mulberry
2 tablespoons nuts (almond, hazelnut, pecan and walnut) crushed in the mortar
1/2 tbsp puffed quinoa
1/2 tbsp flaxseed blond
1/2 tbsp whole buckwheat

 

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Preparation:
Preheat the convection oven to 200 ˚ C  (390˚ F).
Add it all together and make a firm dough.
Put dough into small molds and press firmly or roll it into small balls.

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Put them in the oven on a rack with a piece of parchment paper or foil under the pellets.

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Bake them crispy for 15 minutes at 200 ˚ C (390˚ F) and then for 10 minutes at 150 ˚ C (300˚ F).
Note: every (convection) oven is different, making sure the pellets will not burn.

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You can of course vary as much as you want. Have fun!

Crispy Cookie

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And here is the recipe for a delicious healthy crispy cookie for birdies 🙂
You can vary as much as you want with all kinds of tasty ingredients.
Use less oily seeds if you have birds that are sensitive to them.
Actually, you can endlessly combine.

 Ingredients:
1 tbsp hemp seeds
1 tbsp black seed
1 tbsp mixed organic parrot seed
1 tbsp chestnut flour (you can use any other type of flour or crushed pellets!)
1 tbsp cooked and mashed sweet potato

3 walnut halves
3 half pecans
5 shelled unroasted pistachio
This is ground in a mortar.

1 half tbsp black sesame seeds
1 half tbsp white sesame seeds
1 half tbsp shelled sunflower seeds
pinch of cinnamon
1 dried pepper shredding

Surprise:
corn and pomegranate seeds

Preparation:
Boil the sweet potato, and if it is cooked, you mince it with a fork.
Preheat the oven to 100˚ C  (212˚ F).

Grind the nuts finely. I do it in a mortar, but you can dot it in many ways.
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Put all ingredients in a bowl and add a tablespoon of mashed sweet potato.
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Mix with your hands until there is a firm ball, otherwise use a little more flour to make it more firm. The malleability must be good: not too dry and not too wet …

I have some coockie cutters in diverent shapes, here I use a small round cutter.
Put some dough in the cutter.
Press firmly.
Put a piece of corn or pomegranate above it (you can use everything in the middle; like the favorite fruit or nuts from your parrot).
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Fill the cutter with the batter and press firmly.
Remove the cookie from the mold and place it on an oven rack, covered with foil.

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Bake in the oven for about 30-40 minutes at 100˚ C (212˚ F).

Let the cookies cool down for about an hour and store in a sealed tin.
You can freeze the cookies, they will remain crisp.

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Cracker for human and bird

I love these almond flour crackers and decided that the birds may also enjoy it ….
and that’s true 🙂

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Ingredients:
– 150 g of almond flour
– 4 sundried tomatoes in oil, cut into thin strips
– pinch of salt (preferably Celtic sea salt)
– 1 beaten egg
– half tablespoon chopped rosemary (or dried)
– 1 tablespoon olive oil

Preparation:
Preheat oven to 175 ˚C
Add all ingredients in a bowl and knead a cohesive ball
Roll the dough between two layers of waxed paper until they are very thin,
about 3 to 4 mm
Cut the dough with a sharp knife or pizza cutter into desired size
Place the dough on a baking tray + greaseproof paper
Bake the crackers at 175˚C for about 13 to 14 minutes until golden and crispy.
Break them carefully and turn them on the baking sheet.
Bake this side for 2 minutes.

Banana bonbon

Today I made some banana bonbons for the birds. Just made a small dough to test if its oke.

Banana (half)
Juvenile powder (Harrisons Bird Food – about 3 tablespoons)
Puffed Quinoa (a handful)
Mixed seed (a handful)
Sesame seeds (black and white – 1 tablespoon)
Egg (small)
Nuts (2 tablespoons mixed and crushed)
Buckwheat flour (little)
Honey (dash of liquid)

Cereals biscuits

This week I made delicious crispy cereals biscuits, to the idea of Blorian.

First I boil some cereal: rice, wheat, barley, lentils (red & green) and buckwheat.

I used some mixed organic seeds.

In addition, sunflower seeds, black sesame seeds, flax seeds, buckwheat and dried fruits.

In addition, some mixed unroasted nuts.

An egg, one mashed sweet potatoe, a dash of honey and mixed everything.

Then some buckwheat flour to get it to bind.

Then rolled balls and put it in the oven for about 30 minutes at 175 ˚ C.

et Voila!