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”

“Instant” Flavored Teas—Dry Mix

Make Your Own Flavored Instant Teas—Just Add Water This was a request of one of my group members who said she bought an instant raspberry tea mix on vacation that she just adds water to. She told me the vendor informed her it was made with flavored Jell-O gelatin. So… Read more““Instant” Flavored Teas—Dry Mix”

“Instant” Flavored Teas—Dry Mix Recipe #2 (Vegan Option)

Make Your Own Flavored Instant Teas—Just Add Water This is another request of one of my group members who wanted an instant flavored tea mix without the added gelatin from the previous recipe for Instant Flavored Tea Dry Mix. This too is a just-add-water dry mix. This is what I… Read more““Instant” Flavored Teas—Dry Mix Recipe #2 (Vegan Option)”

Jelly/Jam Fruit Leather (Roll-ups)

Leftover Jelly or Jam Spreads Make Great Fruit Leathers Fruit leather is a chewy, dried fruit product, much like Fruit Roll-ups, that you can make at home with your dehydrator. Fruit leathers are made by pouring puréed fruit onto a flat surface for drying. When dried, the fruit is pulled… Read more“Jelly/Jam Fruit Leather (Roll-ups)”

Homemade “Instant” Stuffing Mix—LOW Sodium

I LOVE this recipe and frequently add a bit of broccoli and shredded chicken to it for a full dinner meal. You will find that this is very low sodium per serving. It tastes better too! The single-serve pantry packs make more than enough for one serving. I usually crumble… Read more“Homemade “Instant” Stuffing Mix—LOW Sodium”

Smoke on the Water—Wood & Liquid Smoked Salts

Start with an all-natural salt and slow smoke it using real Applewood chips. A delicate smolder with a subtle hint of fruit makes this smoked salt very versatile as a rub, marinade, or finishing salt. BUT what if you do not have a smoker? That is what my friend Anna… Read more“Smoke on the Water—Wood & Liquid Smoked Salts”

Italian Dressing Dry Mix (Like Good Seasons)

Use Dried Herbs & Spices to Make Your Own Inexpensively without Preservatives GOOD SEASONS Italian Dressing Mix™ has been around a long time. The salad dressing and recipe mix is a dry seasoning mix that allows you to make your own salad dressing or marinade using a few kitchen staples (vinegar,… Read more“Italian Dressing Dry Mix (Like Good Seasons)”

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”

6 Onion or Mushroom Soup & Dip DRY Mixes

These recipes are a must if you flavor with the dry soup brand mixes. Chemical-free, gluten-free, and with vegan options,  these mixes are also frugal and will save you money. I have played with these recipes and I think they taste better than the boxed brands! Original Onion Soup &… Read more“6 Onion or Mushroom Soup & Dip DRY Mixes”

Sweet Baby Ray’s® Original Barbecue Sauce Copycat

Almost as Easy as Opening Sweet Baby Ray’s Bottle! Today I got out pork spare ribs to cook for my son. Immediate problem…no barbecue sauce in the refrigerator….no homemade canned barbecue sauce left on the shelves. Yes, it was official…Casa Colleen was OUT OF BBQ Sauce…oh boy. Few things constitute… Read more“Sweet Baby Ray’s® Original Barbecue Sauce Copycat”