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!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Green Harvest Couscous

Spring is upon us and my veggie garden is planted!  I look forward to having fresh produce for this yummy summer dish.


• One 10-oz box couscous
• 2 T extra-virgin olive oil
• Grated peel & juice of 1 lemon
• 2 zucchini, quartered lengthwise & chopped
• One 5-oz package baby arugula or your choice of greens, chopped
• 1/2 English cucumber, quartered lengthwise & chopped
• 1 C pecans (about 4 oz), toasted & chopped
• 8 oz goat cheese crumbles (for people portions)
• 2 scallions, thinly sliced (for people portions)
• Salt & pepper (optional, for people portions)
1. In a medium saucepan, bring 2 C water to a boil. Remove from the heat & stir in the couscous & 1 T olive oil. Cover & let stand for 5 minutes. Sprinkle with the lemon peel & lemon juice, then fluff with a fork.

2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat the remaining 1 T olive oil over medium heat. Add the zucchini & cook until golden, about 5 minutes.

3. In a large bowl, combine the couscous, zucchini, arugula, cucumber & pecans.

4. Garnish people servings with scallions & cheese.

Get outside and enjoy the weather!  You can serve this dish as lettuce wraps for a picnic.  And we know our fiddies will love it.  :)