“Kitchen Sink”

Thanks to: Lissa in Massachusetts

Soak a bag of 16 bean soup mix overnight OR 1/2 cup each of 5 or 6 different types of beans...lentil, split or whole yellow or green beans, garbanzos ( a huge favorite here) hominy, navy, pink beans, let your imagination be your guide. Put these on to boil with PLENTY of water covering them along with a cup of natural brown rice ( I use River Brand). Let this boil gently for about 1/2 hour..longer is okay if your birds like their beans really mushy... it’s up to you.

Now get the largest pan you can find. Drain the rice/bean mix and add 1 bag of frozen peas, 1 bag of broccoli florets, and 1 bag of carrots, corn & green beans. Also add two boxes of a favorite chopped green..you can also omit the broccoli here in favor of frozen chopped. Greens include mustard, spinach, kale, etc.

Hot peppers, if available can be added now - about a pound will do. You can chop them if you want or leave them whole depending on how big your bird is. Don’t forget to add a bag or two of wild blueberries, or cranberries, or both! I usually freeze in two day portions.