Dried Fruit Strawberry Jam

Freeze-Dried or Dehydrated for Canning Have you ever stood in the middle of you kitchen in the height of winter wishing you could make and preserve some strawberry jam? Well, now you can! By simply dehydrating and storing strawberries in the peak season, you can keep them year round. There… Read more“Dried Fruit Strawberry Jam”

Fast, Easy Dried Beans with Instant Pot

No Pre-Soaking Required—For Dinner, Freezing or Dehydrating to Make “Instant” Beans I am so excited about sharing this new process with you! One of the big challenges for me in cooking dried beans is the pre-soaking. I always forget to do this step before I need to cook for a… Read more“Fast, Easy Dried Beans with Instant Pot”

Make Instant Dehydrated Pasta

Instant Pasta On-the-Go for Quick Meals Pasta is a great base for healthy, nutritious and satisfying backpacking or on-the-go meals. It provides our body with glucose—the “fuel”, to power muscles and brain. As a complex carbohydrates, pasta digested more slowly that ensures a steady release of energy to keep you… Read more“Make Instant Dehydrated Pasta”

What CAN You Dehydrate at Home?

For the HOME dehydrator, there are many options available in foods you can dehydrate. Although you can dehydrate just about anything, shelf stability and SAFETY are key to deciding what I will put my work and time into. After much research and experimenting, I have found that I am most successful… Read more“What CAN You Dehydrate at Home?”

Safely Dehydrating Ground Meats

Ground Meat Rocks or Crumbles are Easy to Make Before Beginning: Buy meat that is at least 85% lean. This gives you a good starting point, as well as an easier process to be assured you can remove as much fat as possible without compromising taste. Fat spoils quickly, and the… Read more“Safely Dehydrating Ground Meats”

Reviving Stale Snack Foods

Zero-Waste Quick Tip Throwing away foods because they have become stale is one of my pet peeves. However, I live in a high humidity area and this is a frequent occurrence at Casa Colleen. Again, my dehydrator saves the day! Snack foods including cereal, chips, popcorn, and crackers are revived in… Read more“Reviving Stale Snack Foods”

How to Dehydrate Chicken Safely

For Shredded, Chunks or Jerky—2 Methods Before Beginning To make chicken jerky or dried chicken pieces or shreds, you must cook the chicken thoroughly BEFORE dehydrating to have a safe food product. Remove the skin and trim all the fat. Fat spoils quickly, and the lower the fat content the… Read more“How to Dehydrate Chicken Safely”

Condensed Cream Soups Dry Pantry or Travel Packs

Easy Dry Soup Mixes for Pantry Storage or On-the-Go With your new pantry staple, SOS Master Mix, today we will show you how to make 21 different condensed dry soups, just as you would find on your grocery shelves with already familiar brands like Knorr®, Bear Creek Country Kitchens®, and Lipton®. We… Read more“Condensed Cream Soups Dry Pantry or Travel Packs”

21 Creamy Condensed Soups to Replace the “Red Cans”

From Cheese Soup to Cream of Shrimp, Now You Can Make Your Own! With your new pantry staple, SOS Master Mix, today we will show you how to make 21 different condensed cream soups, just as you would find on your grocery shelves. These all use common ingredients with readily… Read more“21 Creamy Condensed Soups to Replace the “Red Cans””

“Instant” Oatmeal Packets–30 Flavors

Photo Credit: Andrea Frayser Make Your Own Instant Oatmeal Packets—Inexpensive, Easy, and Versatile Updated May 1, 2017 with Vegan/Lactose-free options and 10 new flavors added! It is so easy to make your own oatmeal packets just like you find in the stores with as many flavors as you can think… Read more““Instant” Oatmeal Packets–30 Flavors”