--- "Kendall, Roberta" <roberta.kendall@m...>
Hi Shanlung, I hope you are well. : )
I wanted to ask you how much of the Mike's Manna
mash you make up at one time. I am picturing myself
up to my eyeballs in mash and no place to put it (as
I have just a standard refrigerator and freezer),
and thinking, "Hmm, I should tell Shanlung what my
kitchen looks like covered in Mike's Manna Mash."
Do you buy the kit from him, or do you make it
Your comments would be most appreciated. I also
posted an email like this to the Grey site and asked
for your feedback. I may just take my life into my
hands and make up a batch this weekend. ; )
My best regards,
Roberta in CA
is great to be back here again having returned to
and reaching home at 1am on 3 Feb. It was a
time in New Zealand where we got to meet 3
of parrot lovers in among our travelling in
beautiful country. More will be said of that
in another email.
and Zorro were retrieved in the morning from
stay with the vet where they were spoilt and
then had to rush off to the office to meet a
for a report.
the evening, we made our way to Yu family to get
I called out from outside and was a bit
not to hear her screaming to me like the
time when I came back from a long break in
I went up the steps to see her bobbing
up and down from the top of the cupboard. I
so pleased to see her again and I just looked at
with what must be the silliest grin on my face.
then flew to my shoulder and pressed her head just
my ear and remained that way for a while. She
the gentlest headrubs from me and after a while,
flew to Joy, rested on her shoulder quietly.
were wary enough to check our backs to see if she
on us. She had shown her anoyance at us that
after we left her a couple of days to travel
That was the time before we included her on
our trips in Taiwan.
felt heartfelt guilt to find our backs was actually
and her flights to our shoulders was her warm
and not a precursor to punishing us for long
Yu then told us that Tink was very excited that
day as if she knew we were coming to get her.
flew to the top of the cupboard and bobbing
and knocking on the top the moment my voice
heard even if she did not call back to me.
Tink settled well at his house and was actually
to them all from the 2nd day. Tink has only
out at home and recently, to us during our
but only if we are alone. Yu has been taking
out on harness elsewhere. She had full run of
house and she would fly to where the family
and got on very well with their 3 kids.
for the last two nights, you all do understand
I cannot get back into the net as Tink refused to
my side the moment I get back home.
back to the Mike's Manna Mash. For one who never
it before, you have a good idea as to what you
getting into when you guessed you may be up to
used Mike's formula as the basis as I could not get
the ingredients in Taiwan and he did not offer his
of the dry stuff at that time I started on it more
a year ago. Below is the URL to Mike's Manna
modified the preparation slightly especially in the
to leach out the proteolytic enzyme inhibitors
techniques from soybean milk preparation. I also
the beans to swell and slightly germinate for
your cooking day is on wednesday evening.
(note: I am a bad cook
and do not know cup is a précise measure.
The cup I use was a tea cup, and is slightly less than half of
The regular measuring cup.
PLEASE REMEMBER THAT IN RECIPE BELOW)
cup of soybeans
cup of kidney beans
cup of garbonzo beans
cup of pinto beans
cup of blackeye beans
cup of dry corn
2 cup of Great Northern white beans
are soaked in their own containers and washed
soaked repeatedly until wednesday cooking
cup of red beans
cup of green beans
cup of black beans
these are soaked and washed repeatedly until
wednesday evening, about 6 cups of sweet potatoes
cut and sliced into small pieces.
cup of barley
cup of glutinious rice
cup of red rice
cup of brown rice
cup of oats
cup of rolled wheat berries
cups of millet
are all combined with the beans in a large pot
about 1 1/2 inch of water covering them and
together with a tablespoonful of wheat germ.
is for 25 mins with constant stirring. Fire
turned off and the mash is left to cook and cool
bag of frozen mix vege of carrot, beans, corn is
will be enough for about 6-8 weeks for
mash is then ladled into sandwich bags good for
days and stuffed into every available space in the
One bag taken out at a time to thaw in the
for use and given in morning and evening. A
of warm water at about 40C is used to heat up the
tomatoes, mango, banana and carrots are blended
, frozen in little bags as per the mash and
glop of that is used with the mash. That is further
with chopped salad and alfalfa sprouts.
gets also dry food, Nutri berries and an oil palm
daily as well. Sunflower seeds are given as
and bribes and in random places around the
for her to 'forage about'.
also gets to join us in a few bites of sashimi,
a bit of whatever we are having for dinner.
variation of Mikes Manna Mash is not as complete
the original formula. But I do think her diet is
enough for her. When I think of what I eat
what I prepare for Tink, I feel slightly envious
this can be of help to your fids
(footnotes added later by another email )
But some notes that beginners on mash making may find useful.
a quarter recipe first using a quarter of everything. 1 cup of
beans or rice can expand very drastically and many cups of beans
rice give you many many many cups of mash. Heck! that quarter
may be enough for 2 weeks or so. Stirring a small pot is also
to be a lot easier than stirring a HUGE pot.
gratification you get from seeing your fid in gobbling that mash
inspire you to go on to half recipe and finally to the full
left out the veges (other than the frozen stuff) to minimise the
in the freezer opting to add that in later from chopped salad
I can vary or add new experimental stuff. Otherwise my only
become a dedicated Tinkerbell fridge with no space for my
and other human goodies that must be kept in the freezer.
- wife, Tinkerbell - CAG & surrogate daughter
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