Use an Egg Slicer for Uniform Cuts

An egg slicer for preparing foods for dehydration? You bet! An egg slicer is a handy tool for the dehydrator. You may think an egg slicer can only do one thing—slice eggs. You would be wrong. An egg slicer is a magical tool that can slice many things. Those nice… Read more“Use an Egg Slicer for Uniform Cuts”

Making Ready-To-Eat (Just-Add-Water) Meals for On-The-Go

Tips, Tricks, & Hacks to Make a Quality Product Shelf Life of Pantry Packs/Travel Packets WITHOUT Meat It is hard to know exactly how long your instant meals will store because it varies depending on the ingredients and where they are stored. However, there are few few ways you can… Read more“Making Ready-To-Eat (Just-Add-Water) Meals for On-The-Go”

How Much Should You Powder?

Working with Fruit & Vegetable Powders Is Easy, but How Much Is Enough? When working with powders, you do not need an arsenal of flavors at your fingertips already ground up. As you use your powders, you will learn what you need to have on-hand all the time. My main… Read more“How Much Should You Powder?”

Storing Fruit & Vegetable Powders

How to Store Powders for Maximum Freshness For immediate use: Place the powder in an adequate-sized mason jar or other glass container with a moisture absorber (desiccant or silica gel packet) and store away from heat, damp (like steam), and light. Adding a few grains of rice will help to keep it… Read more“Storing Fruit & Vegetable Powders”

Make Your Own Dehydrating Journal (with Free Printables)

Logging your dehydrating sessions gives you information to use for future batches. Here are 2 methods for you to choose from. When I really started dehydrating on a regular basis I found I was needing some kind of a record of what I had done. To keep track of how long my… Read more“Make Your Own Dehydrating Journal (with Free Printables)”

How to Achieve Good Dehydrated Food Quality

Start with the best produce to get the best dried foods √ Start with the fresh produce in your garden or choose organic, non-GMO foods from the grocery store or farmer’s markets if you can afford them. Look for foods that are free of blemishes. √ Use the best fruit… Read more“How to Achieve Good Dehydrated Food Quality”

Whole Food Fruit & Vegetable Powders

What They Are & How to Use Them in Cooking Okay, I admit it. I am a person who has resorted to “sneaking” nutrition into my family’s diet (although I prefer the term “cleverness”). When it is cold and flu season and everyone is starting to sniffle, I make a… Read more“Whole Food Fruit & Vegetable Powders”

Homemade Flavored Pasta using Vegetable Powders

Two Methods with 2 Great Recipes! My friend Judi Strauss, writer and food creator extraordinaire of the blog The Charmed Kitchen,  loves playing with her food as much as I do. She has 2 delightful recipes for homemade pasta that we have been discussing. They fit nicely into use with vegetable… Read more“Homemade Flavored Pasta using Vegetable Powders”

Don’t Mix Sweet & Savory

Tips, Tricks, and Hacks for Loading Dehydrator Properly √ Because the air circulates in a dehydrator, flavors can transfer. While you can dry similar items at the same time — strawberries and peaches, for example — don’t mix fruit with aromatics like herbs or onions.. __________________________________ √ Do not mix foods processed… Read more“Don’t Mix Sweet & Savory”

Cleaning Your Produce for Dehydration

Preparing Fruits & Vegetables for Dehydration It is important to clean ALL produce before dehydrating, even organic produce straight from your garden. Organic farms go to great lengths to keep produce safe, but consider the man in the grocery store who has to touch every single apple before he selects one…. Read more“Cleaning Your Produce for Dehydration”