Invitation to the Chop Party
I was so excited the first time I stumbled across Patricia Sund’s Parrot Nation blog and found her page on “Chop”. All of these years I had spent so much time chopping veggies by hand. It was now time to dust off that food processor that was hidden away in the back of my cabinets. Chop is a fantastic idea and concept, particularly as a means to obtain nutrients from a variety of different foods in every single bite. People are now sending Patricia their Chop pictures from all over the world, and many are organizing Chop parties for avian enthusiasts and bird clubs to get together and bring ingredients for making Chop. If you haven’t made a batch yet it’s time to join the party and give it a try.
Also check out the new Chop video Patricia put together of different Chop’s from bird lovers all over the world.
Some of my Chop meals
Chop with fresh fruit and sprouts added at serving time.
Raw finely chopped: broccoli, cabbage, zucchini, squash, cucumber, carrots with tops, celery with tops, ginger roots, sweet peppers, arugula leaves, romaine lettuce, and mustard greens. Fresh apple, pear, strawberry, orange and mango added just before serving. Sprouted: sesame seed, black, white and red quinoa, garbanzo beans, mustard seed, fenugreek, wheat berries, corn, lentils, adzuki beans, and mung beans.
Chop with fresh sprouts added at serving time.
A fine veggie chop of broccoli, cabbage, zucchini, squash, cucumber, carrots including the tops, celery, fresh ginger root, and sweet peppers on a bed of organic greens. Fresh sprouts (sesame seed, black and white quinoa, garbanzo beans, mustard seed, fenugreek, wheat berries, lentils, adzuki beans, and mung beans.)