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PostSubject: What's for dinner tonight?   Sun May 29, 2011 8:23 pm

Tonight is junk food night for my guys. They are having baked chicken, mixed fruit and mixed veggies. I can't wait for them to wake up! They LOVE chicken night!

What are y'all doing for dinner tonight?

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PostSubject: Re: What's for dinner tonight?   Sun Jun 12, 2011 10:32 am

Well, I know I'm late to this party, but tonight my gliders are having the following:

Boiled chicken and pasta (plain)

Veggies:
Bok Choy
Green Beans
Sugar Snap Peas
Carrots
Celery
Cucumber
Jicama
Green Bell Pepper
Corn
Grape tomatoes


Fruit:watermelon
black berries
apple
banana
nectarine

and a few sunflower seeds (unsalted and in the shell) for a treat



LAST NIGHT they had:

Avacado dip (this is what I call it, but it is a staple made with avacado, green juice, egg, alfalfa leaf, collard greens and a few other yummies - blended and served as a special junk food on occasion)

Veggies:
sugar snap peas
french green beans
cucumber
collard greens
corn
carrots
yellow bell pepper
butternut squash
bok choy
kale

Fruit:
apple (red and green)
grapes
mango
cantaloupe
orange
pear

And a few pieces of dog kibble (high quality/no grain) each.

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PostSubject: Re: What's for dinner tonight?   Sun Jun 12, 2011 12:46 pm

Just a quick pop in to say that Persimmons are in season right now and I gave them to my VERY picky eaters and WOW! They love them! Try them out first though, if you find that they are 'chaulky' then let them ripen a little on the counter. As soon as they are ripe, the chaulky film goes away and they are pretty good. They're supposed to be one of those antioxidant super fruits.
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PostSubject: Re: What's for dinner tonight?   Sun Jun 12, 2011 2:39 pm

I think you need to send me some . lol!

What, persimmons? LOL Tell me how to ship them so they don't spoil and I'll do it! LOL
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PostSubject: Re: What's for dinner tonight?   Sun Jun 12, 2011 3:47 pm

Tonight will be:

Scrambled Eggs
Mixed Veggies
Red Seedless Grapes
Cantaloupe

Tomorrow, I will make more HPW. Used the last of it last night.
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PostSubject: Re: What's for dinner tonight?   Sun Jun 12, 2011 5:00 pm

Davie how did you post in my post??
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PostSubject: Re: What's for dinner tonight?   Sun Jun 12, 2011 7:52 pm

LOL. I know exactly how! It is so easy to hit that "edit" button instead of "quote" button.
I hate it when I do that. But, I think it is funny when I see someone else do it.

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PostSubject: Re: What's for dinner tonight?   Mon Jun 13, 2011 12:59 am

Uhhhhh woopsie daisies! Sorry bout that! Move on over, I'm coming into your post!!
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PostSubject: Re: What's for dinner tonight?   Mon Jun 13, 2011 1:12 am

You can come into my post any time cause .

We has home made sausage grinders and chips for dinner.

Gliders had staple of HPW modified, green beans, carrots, colored peppers, broccoli, honey dew, cherry's, papaya. And a Yoggi for desert or at head check time.

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PostSubject: Re: What's for dinner tonight?   Mon Jun 13, 2011 5:46 am

Tonight the babies had pinky mice, pomegranate, bok choy, candied dried Indian violets, agave necter, acacia gum, apple branches, and quail eggs. Their favorite is always the quail eggs. I leave them in the shell and they work, work, work to get it open and then they dig in. Foraging and protein all in one!
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PostSubject: Re: What's for dinner tonight?   Mon Jun 13, 2011 2:16 pm

PocketP you got me beat wow they get some interesting things. I would like to know more about dried violets please.

Tonight mine will at least be having fresh picked by hubby and me .....We picked 28 lbs in about an hour.
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PostSubject: Re: What's for dinner tonight?   Mon Jun 13, 2011 8:29 pm

Pardon me while I wipe the drool off of Brenda's pictures!

My kiddos are having the same old same tonight... I need to go buy groceries, so junk food night will have to wait a day or two. LOL

Same old diet includes: staple made with green juice, bee pollen, rice cereal, chicken, eggs, yogurt, apple sauce, apple juice, a little honey and calcium carbonate.

Fruits and veggies: mango, papaya, strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, sweet cherries, corn, carrots, green beans and green peas. And maybe some fresh red grapes tonight, though I may save those for a healthy addition to junk food night.
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PostSubject: Re: What's for dinner tonight?   Tue Jun 14, 2011 12:33 am

http://www.amazon.com/grocery-breakfast-foods-snacks-organic/b/ref=sc_fe_c_14_1?ie=UTF8&node=16310101&no=51537011&me=ATVPDKIKX0DER&brand=Funky%20Monkey%20Snacks#/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dgrocery&field-keywords=dried+flowers&rh=n%3A16310101%2Ck%3Adried+flowers


That's for food quality dried flowers. I also hit up the crazy hippy markets here in Austin and there are a LOT at Asian food markets and Indian markets!
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PostSubject: Re: What's for dinner tonight?   Tue Jun 14, 2011 12:40 am

Tonight we did feeder anoles (frozen- I put mine on the vibrating reptile dishes- they won't eat it if it isn't moving), a few goldfish (out of water, but alive- another foraging food), snap peas, mango, acacia gum, Sangre de Drago tree sap (link below), and jaggery root.

http://www.alibaba.com/product-free/234902894/Sangre_de_Drago_Croton_lechleri_tree.html

Jaggery root benifits:

http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-jaggery.htm

Also sprinkled a few chamomille flowers on the food- some of the girls are going into heat and it really calms them all down. All of my males are neutered, but they still go crazy after some in heat girls!
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PostSubject: Re: What's for dinner tonight?   Tue Jun 14, 2011 7:16 am

pockietprincess wrote:
http://www.amazon.com/grocery-breakfast-foods-snacks-organic/b/ref=sc_fe_c_14_1?ie=UTF8&node=16310101&no=51537011&me=ATVPDKIKX0DER&brand=Funky%20Monkey%20Snacks#/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dgrocery&field-keywords=dried+flowers&rh=n%3A16310101%2Ck%3Adried+flowers


That's for food quality dried flowers. I also hit up the crazy hippy markets here in Austin and there are a LOT at Asian food markets and Indian markets!

Wow this site looks good. I want some of the mini Rose buds to simmer for my house. Can the gliders have them too?
http://www.amazon.com/Organic-French-Spring-Herbal-Tea/dp/B00501LCNI/ref=sr_1_21?s=grocery&ie=UTF8&qid=1308053748&sr=1-21
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PostSubject: Re: What's for dinner tonight?   Tue Jun 14, 2011 8:26 am

Yes they can, Brenda.

I buy those exact rose buds at my health food store. I pay $3 for about 1/4 pound of them and that is more than enough for all of the gliders here to have a few. (so, you can get them much more affordably than Amazon). Most of the gliders love them. They tear them up to get to the dried pollen center. An added bonus is it makes your glider room smell like roses for the night.


I also bought dried Hibiscus flower from the health food store, and, interestingly, most of my gliders would not touch it. I guess they just like roses better.

Shawna used to get me some edible flowers from her market, but the last time I was there, they did not have any. My gliders LOVED them. I can't get anything like that around here (even at the health food stores in Amarillo), and I have yet to turn my parking lot into a garden. So, alas, I guess we will have to wait for more edible flowers.

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PostSubject: Re: What's for dinner tonight?   Tue Jun 14, 2011 2:43 pm

Ok so go into Whole Foods and go the the dried food bins and those are safe?

They also had a package in the produce dept. last time I was there of edible flowers. I was not sure what was in it that was safe as I would need to identify these flowers in case they are not all safe for the gliders. Might pick one up next time and post it on here.

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PostSubject: Re: What's for dinner tonight?   Sun Jul 24, 2011 9:01 pm

I'm going to invite everyone to keep this tread going, as several people have told me that they are using it to create more varied meals for their gliders. So, tell us what you fed last night or tonight or... whenever.


Last night my gliders had (some of us were on the road, so we took all this with us)

Staple mix
Veggies: bok choy, spinach, corn, green beans, green peas, green bell pepper, carrot, cucumber
Fruit: Smoothie made from blackberry, raspberry, strawberry, banana, applesauce, 1 Fruit -2-Day Strawberry/Banana juice and some papaya puree.
Pecans in the shell (cracked to encourage them to rip into it and forage)


Tonight:

Staple mix
Veggies: Jicama, bok choy, carrot, cabbage, green peas, corn, sweet potato, cucumber & grape tomato
Fruit: Mango, apple, pear, blackberry, papaya & blueberry
Pasta (a piece or two per glider)


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PostSubject: Re: What's for dinner tonight?   Sun Jul 24, 2011 9:24 pm

Tonight is:

HPW Complete w/Green Juice
Mixed Veggies w/extra green beans (I always add a bag of cut green beans to a bag of mixed vegetables - green beans, corn, peas, carrots)
Cantaloupe & Mango

Running low on fruits and veggies - I need to do some grocery shopping tomorrow and I do love this thread to give me more ideas of what to buy.
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PostSubject: Re: What's for dinner tonight?   Sun Jul 24, 2011 10:21 pm

Tonight and last night I made oodles of varied batches to freeze into cubes.

Tonight they are getting this batch: (plus a few cherry tomatoes, fresh)
Bok Choy - minced into pea sized pieces
Butternut squash-roasted and then pureed
Plums - diced small
Blueberries chopped
Honeydew - pulsed

Last night:
Baby Spinach - pulverized to oblivion
Green Beans - chopped into 1/2 inch pieces
Sweet Corn - cut straight off the cob
Papaya - pureed
Rainer Cherries - diced small

Tomorrow's variety:
Broccoli - steamed and then chopped
Sweet Potato - roasted and then pureed
Papaya - chopped and squishy
Raspberries - chopped

I chop, mince, pulverize, puree...blah blah all so that their cubes freeze well but still have yummy small chunks. DEEEEELISH! This is so much darn work but it'll last me 3 months for four gliders. (almost) I freeze all cubes (minus current week's worth) into Food Savor bags so they won't freezer burn.

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PostSubject: Re: What's for dinner tonight?   Mon Jul 25, 2011 8:37 am

Question please if I may.
When you all say Green beans cut into1/2 inch pieces does this mean they are fresh or not cooked at all? This one was in Davies menu. Most of the veggies said if they were cooked.
Val's just listed them. Wondering if they are whole/cooked/fresh/relish how was it served I guess is what I am wondering.

Last night here they had.
Staple of Modified HPW
Veggies were Broccoli,carrots,green beans,corn,green and red peppers. All were lightly steamed then I food process them to a relish sort of consistancy with lots of small bites. If I do not do this they eat only what they want if I lightly process them they eat them better. When I smoosh them I add a Fruit a Day to the mix also.
Fruits: Watermelon/Honey Dew/Mango/Apple

Another question please. Do most of you cut up your fruits or do you lets say put in a 1/4 of an apple and let them mess with it or a whole Strawberry. I tend to cut everything into 1/4=1/2nch size bites for them.
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PostSubject: Re: What's for dinner tonight?   Mon Jul 25, 2011 8:53 am

I've tried several times to put in a large chunk of something for them to play with. I even tried hanging 'shishkabab' style but they just don't eat it. So I do cut up everything into tiny bites or pulse in the blender.

The green beans are just fresh/raw. They seem to like them better that way but prefer other veggies to be roasted or partially steamed. Mine are so picky!

I do keep a frozen mixed veggie bag and a frozen berry bag on hand at all times. I occasionally use it but I try to get as much fresh as I can.

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PostSubject: Re: What's for dinner tonight?   Mon Jul 25, 2011 5:33 pm

I feed all of my fruits and veggies raw. Cooking for them is a rare treat usually reserved for holidays.

I chop my food into bite size pieces because of the number of special needs gliders I have here. BUT, I do give cages full of normal gliders an entire cluster of grapes, or 1/4 pomegranate or a slice of watermelon or whatever just as they come. It is good enrichment for them.

So, I guess the moral of the story is - feed them any way you want. :)

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PostSubject: Re: What's for dinner tonight?   Mon Jul 25, 2011 7:55 pm

I cut all my food up most of the time, too. I want them to be able to hold the piece of food and Toffee only has 1 hand, so it has to be able to be held with one hand (in my mind, anyway). The exceptions are that I do not cut anything in a bag of mixed veggies unless the only carrots left in it are huge. I usually try to give Toffee & Zoey the smallest carrot pieces and the others get the bigger ones. I also do not cut blueberries. I was at a friend's (one who used to be on the boards, but hasn't for a very long time due to work, school, kids, planning a wedding, etc... & is missing out on so much - I try to keep her updated on new ideas and whatnot with glider diets and enrichment and health...okay, off topic, sorry!) house on Saturday and she yelled at her fiance because he didn't cut the blueberries in half and I just laughed at her. I get teased a lot about how much I cut, but at least I don't cut the blueberries! Lol.
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PostSubject: Re: What's for dinner tonight?   Fri Aug 05, 2011 8:58 pm

Tonight it is:

HPW Complete w/Green Juice

Sunshine Slaw & Broccoli Slaw (thank you, Val, for introducing me to this stuff!)

Apples & Bananas (I have a lady at work who buys me chocolate frosted chocolate cake donuts some days and then gives me her leftover fruit from the week on Fridays for my gliders...she's kinda my honorary mother and the gliders' honorary grandmother...lol...the gliders get a bit more variety of fresh fruit on the weekends thanks to her).
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