The other afternoon I overheard Harley continually ask Bruce "Wanna go!" and Bruce ask Harley "What do you want!" Over and over. Harley can usually be placated when he's upstairs in the bedroom, but sometimes he just doesn't know what he wants to do. So after I finished up downstairs, I grabbed some edamame we got from the farm and cooked them up (no salt, in deference to Harley). Usually nobody eats in bed, but Bruce was getting pretty fed up, and I knew our blanket needed washing anyway. So we all got naughty.
Harley loves food that he can "shell," which is why I wrap up so many treats for him in paper. I offer Harley cooked lentils and mung beans all the time, but he doesn't seem to pay any attention. But edamame naturally come in their own packaging. So much fun!
Sometimes I'll squirt out a bean halfway for him, and he'll grab it from the shell. Other times he'll just chomp into the whole thing, and work the bean out for himself. Or, I should say, parts of the bean.
Harley didn't get this whole plate for himself: Bruce and I shared them. But Harley might have gotten a few more than I realized since I went down to the basement to get the camera. He certainly made enough of a mess.
Harley is a pretty lazy eater, and doesn't hold many things in his foot while he's eating. Paper-wrapped snacks are one of the few exceptions.
I'm pretty sure that the young soy beans packaged in the U.S. for edamame are not genetically modified. But so many other soy products in the U.S. ARE, that I'd check your package if you're going to try to offer any to your bird. (Look for added salt, too.) Since ours came from a local farm source we know, I feel safe giving them to Harley.