Hi! I am an Eclectus parrot owner and I love to cook! Why not be able to share your meals with your fids? I hope these ideas will encourage you to eat healthier as well as enrich the lives of your parrots. Enjoy and happy cooking!!

These recipes are designed to be made for you and your family AND be safe to share with your parrot. Special consideration has been given to the unique Eclectus diet. Please be aware that, where noted, some ingredients should be added ONLY to the human servings. If you have questions or suggestions feel free to add them in comments for that recipe!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Potato Pot Pie

There's nothing like comfort food in the Winter!  Try this healthier version of pot pie, vegetarian-style.


1 T butter

6 C assorted vegetables of your choice, thinly sliced or diced. Some ideas:
- bell peppers
- carrots
- celery
- corn
- green beans
- peas
- spinach
- tomatoes
- zucchini
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 C flour
3 C warm veggie stock
1/2 tsp thyme
2 T fresh parsley, minced
Your choice of potatoes (Yukon gold, red, white), cooked and mashed

1. In a large pan, melt butter over medium heat.  Add garlic & saute 5 minutes.
2. Add veggies & saute another 5 minutes.
3. Sprinkle flour over veggies & stir in, cooking another 2 minutes.
4. Gradually add stock, stirring, until sauce thickens.
5. Add thyme & parsley & cook until veggies are tender, then transfer to a baking dish.
6. Spoon mashed potatoes over the top & bake at 375 until hot & bubbly.

Set some aside to cool for the fiddies.  Salt & pepper the people portions if desired (and I like mine with a little cheese.)  ;-)

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