FULL List of eBook Links from 21st Century Simple Living

Add to Your Dehydrating/Preservative-Free Book Library! Each eBook Link has a Description—Simply click on eBook Title, then scroll down the linked page to read Descriptions. For those that asked for Publication Dates to sort their latest purchases, this has now been included. A NEW category of “Series Title(s)” has also been… Read more“FULL List of eBook Links from 21st Century Simple Living”

eBooks from 21st Century Simple Living—Full Directions

About Your New eBooks | Directions to Order | How Your Order is Processed | Downloading your eBook Order The much awaited line of informational eBooks from the archives of 21st Century Simple Living! For a full list, click here. A short introduction for each eBook is available on the website.  We… Read more“eBooks from 21st Century Simple Living—Full Directions”

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)”

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”

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)”

6 Hot Cocoa Recipes to “Weather” the Storms

Quick one today folks. I was asked for some of my favorite recipes for hot cocoa, so I am listing the goodies we use at Casa Colleen here for you.  There are all kinds of flavors here plus recipes for “instant” cocoa you can make yourself. Belgian Hot Chocolate (Chocolat… Read more“6 Hot Cocoa Recipes to “Weather” the Storms”

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”