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!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Romeo’s Quinoa Salad

Romeo is my friend Kathleen's beautiful little Ekkie & he LOVES his mama's cookin'!!  Here is a recipe they'd like to share with everyone:

3/4 C quinoa
3 lg limes
1/2 C red bell pepper, minced
1 tomato, cut small
2 Persian cucumbers (or other cucumber - 1/3-1/2 English cuc), cut small
1/4 C cilantro, minced
1/4 C flat leaf parsley, minced
1/4 C olive oil, or drizzle in amount desired
1/3 - 1/2 C frozen corn
1/4 C canned black beans, rinsed (Westbrae has the best tasting beans)
1/4 C minced red onion (omit in parrot's portion)

1. Cook quinoa (2:1 ratio, water to grain) for 15 minutes. When done, add in frozen corn.
2. To a medium sized bowl, add all ingredients (except for onion) then add cooled quinoa & corn & toss.
3. Carve out a portion for your parrot. To the remaining people portion, add minced red onion.

Season people portion with sea salt to taste.  Enjoy!

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