Sunday, 14 November 2010

Free Issue Of Good Bird Magazine

Barbara Heidenreich is offering everyone to view a sample issue of Good Bird magazine absolutely free. To view it either go to her website http://www.goodbirdmagazine.com/

or here is the direct link Free Good Bird Magazine

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Double Baked Veggie Biscotti

Ingredients:
1 cup of buckwheat flour
1 cup of corn flour
1/2 cup of rolled oats
1/2 cup of ground pellets
2 jars of orange veggies baby food (like carrot, butternut squash, sweet potatoe)
1  egg
1/4 tsp baking powder

Combine all the flours and baking powder together.


You can use any other flours instead of those mentioned above, just avoid using white flour. Wholemeal flour, spelt flour, quinoa or rice flour would make good substitutes.
To make buckwheat flour just put the desired amount into a coffee grinder and ground it into a flour. This how it turns out after a good whizz

Once the dry ingredients are mixed, add two jars of the baby food and the egg. Mix well.
These are the jars of baby food I used

The dough should come off the sides of the bowl and you should be able to roll it out in a sausage. I sprinkled it with a few hemp seeds on top too
Put "the sausage" in the oven and bake at 170C or gas mark 4 for about 25 minutes.
Remove it from the oven, transfer to a cutting board and cut it into thin slices.


Return the slices on to a baking tray and bake for further 30 minutes.

Once ready let them cool and freeze.

Mine stayed slightly soft in the middle. If you want them dry all through then keep them in the oven for longer second time round but it is best to turn down the heat after 30 minutes to make sure they don't burn.
To make them more appealing just add some chopped dry fruit and nuts to the dough.
Bon App├ętit!

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Totally Organics Tesoro Treats


I am very excited about this product. First of all I love it because it contains all natural ingredients, and not just dry regular stuff but first germinated to increase the nutritional profile. It is all organic and natural, with no nasty additives. It doesn't contain any added synthetic vitamins which is great for those who feed vitamin-enriched pellets and are afraid of overdose of the good thing.



But most importantly Digby loves it too. And what a great way to get all those tiny but so nutritious seeds into him! Tesoro crackers are really thin and really crunchy which definitely appeals to Mr Digby. Quite frankly I thought he would just pick the pumpkin seeds and throw away the rest (like he does with nutri-berries, though in those he goes for peanuts first), but he surprised me by crunching the whole thing up.


And all those crumbs are not wasted, the budgies love them :)


So what is in them? 
The ingredients are as follows: Human grade organic pumpkin seeds, black sesame seeds, white sesame seeds, golden flax seeds, garlic, dulse flakes, cayenne pepper.



PUMPKIN SEEDS
One of the richest sources of dietary zinc, essential for strong immune system, skin, muscles, eyes and nervous system. They are a great source of EFA and protein.

SESAME SEEDS
Loaded with minerals, especially high in calcium, magnesium, phosphorus and potassium, and are so high in vitamin E that its oil or meal is often used as a preservative. Contains all amino and essential fatty acids known today.

FLAXSEED
Rich in EFA, possesses anti-cancer and cholesterol-lowering properties, is rich in fiber and great for skin and feathers.

GARLIC
Is naturally anti-viral, an anti-biotic and anti-fungal. It can also improve the heart health.

PURPLE DULSE
A sea vegetable that is a natural source of essential minerals, especially iodine, vitamins, ions, sea salt and roughage.

CAYENNE AND RED CHILI PEPPERS
High in vitamin A, C, iron, calcium and contain vitamin G, B-complex, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, and sulphur.



The box weighs around 70 grams, but there are quite a lot of crackers and they will last us quite awhile. They are very thin and very light, that is why you get loads for such a small weight. The treats come in a plastic box which can be easily reclosed tightly to keep the treats just as fresh and crunchy. Me, Digby, Betty and my budgie boy (with no name yet) are very pleased with it!


US customers can purchase TOP Tesoro Treat from Totally Organics website 

UK customers will be able to purchase it from my shop ParrotComforts very soon, in about a week or so. 





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