Preparing Meals with Dried Foods

Learning to use dehydrated ingredients in your meals is easy! Dehydrating with a Purpose—What To Do with All That Food! Learn to use all those pretty jars of dehydrated foods in your cooking. Planning to use your foods is a snap with a few tips and tricks. Whether you are a… Read more“Preparing Meals with Dried Foods”

Master Convenience Mix Hacks, a Busy Cook’s Best Friend

Learn the Shortcuts to Making FAST Meals As I sit here reading the newest list of manufacturer’s food recalls, the absolute certainty I was correct in staying with simple, unprocessed and locally sourced foods eases my mind. Do I succeed 100% of the time? No. But the more I see these recalls growing… Read more“Master Convenience Mix Hacks, a Busy Cook’s Best Friend”

DIY Gift Giving from the Kitchen 2015 Recap

A recap of the 2015 Series with ADDED Recipes!  As we gear up for another season of preparing our Do-It-Yourself holiday gift suggestions, we thought we would give you a recap of last year’s most popular series on 21st Century Simple Living. Here are all the recipes, tips, and tricks we… Read more“DIY Gift Giving from the Kitchen 2015 Recap”

Homemade Shelf-Stable, Portable Baby Food

Introduction to Homemade Convenience for Babies Portable, shelf-stable, homemade baby foods are a dream that many Moms and Dads wish they had available to them. Well, NOW it is possible with the use of a dehydrator! Learn how simple and rewarding (economical & eco-friendly too), it is to make your… Read more“Homemade Shelf-Stable, Portable Baby Food”

Over the Top! Hacks for Sauces & More

Enjoy Topping Your Food With Some of These Saucy Flavors! What takes a meal from being blah to great? Sauces, dressings, dips, spreads, gravies, and syrups—anything you can pour over your foods to add flavor, seasoning, and variety. Change up broccoli with a cheese sauce. Add country gravy to your breakfast… Read more“Over the Top! Hacks for Sauces & More”

39 Recipes using Dried Fruit & Vegetables

Dehydrated Foods Recipe Series: Dried Fruit & Vegetables Today’s featured ingredients are recipes containing dried fruit & vegetables, adding flavor and variety to all your cooking. Dried fruits and vegetables take all your meals to a new level and are much easier to cook with then you may think. Along… Read more“39 Recipes using Dried Fruit & Vegetables”

Guide to Dehydrating Foods

Information on the Procedures, Terms, and Processes of Drying Foods Drying food is a comparatively simple matter and definitely not rocket science. With a few tips and tricks, anyone can learn to safely dehydrate their foods. Even if only small quantities are dried at a time, the total at the… Read more“Guide to Dehydrating Foods”

Recipes using Vegetable Powders

Dehydrated Foods Recipe Series: Vegetable Powders Today’s featured ingredients are recipes containing vegetable powders, adding flavor and variety to all your cooking. Vegetable powders take your drinks, baked foods, and meals to a whole new level of flavor and variety, are used as flour and allow you to thicken naturally. Check… Read more“Recipes using Vegetable Powders”

Recipes using Fruit Powders

Dehydrated Foods Recipe Series: Fruit Powders Today’s featured ingredients are recipes containing fruit powders, adding flavor and variety to all your cooking. Fruit powders take your drinks, baked foods, and meals to a whole new level of flavor and variety. Check out these recipes to get an idea of how we… Read more“Recipes using Fruit Powders”

Recipes using Tomato Powder

Dehydrated Foods Recipe Series: Tomato Powder Today’s featured ingredient is the ever-popular tomato powder, a wonderful product for your cooking needs that adds intense flavor, saves space in your cupboards, and can literally replace dozens of products you buy in your weekly shopping. Check out these recipes to get an… Read more“Recipes using Tomato Powder”