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”

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”

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”

Slow Cooker/Instant Pot Cream Corn

From Fresh, Frozen or Dehydrated Corn At Home or on the Trail (Just-Add-Water) Creamed corn is a type of creamed food made by pulping corn kernels and collecting the milky residue from the corn. Originating in Native American cuisine, it is now most commonly eaten in the Midwestern and Southern… Read more“Slow Cooker/Instant Pot Cream Corn”

Strawberry Harvest Time — What to Do with All That Goodness!

Recipes from 21st Century Simple Living for Your Strawberry Harvest Here at Casa Colleen, we love our strawberries. And nothing gives me more hope of the fresh season to come then biting into a huge strawberry and tasting that first burst of liquid sunshine on my tongue. To prepare your kitchen… Read more“Strawberry Harvest Time — What to Do with All That Goodness!”

Dehydrated Cranberries or Craisins®

Great Snacking with Tart or Sweet Dried Cranberries Dehydrating Cranberries is easy if you know how to craze them. Crazing (or checking) is a pre-treatment necessary because of the thick skins that make drawing out moisture difficult in the drying process. Other fruits like blueberries and grapes fall under necessary… Read more“Dehydrated Cranberries or Craisins®”

Dehydrated Fig Newton Crunch Cereal

A Granola Cereal with a Fig Newton Cookie Taste—Gluten-free, Nut-free This is one of my favorite cereals to eat, with milk or just to snack on. I add these to trail mixes as well. Mixed with powdered milk and hot water, it makes a great on-the-go wintertime breakfast. Despite the… Read more“Dehydrated Fig Newton Crunch Cereal”

Dehydrated Candy Apple Slices

Great Snacking with Tart or Less-Than-Perfect Apples Different varieties of apples give you different flavors for dried apples.  “Delicious” varieties are fairly mild flavored, Gala or Cameo a little stronger flavor with a nice hint of tart, but tart apples are just sour and only get more sour during dehydration;… Read more“Dehydrated Candy Apple Slices”

Dehydrated Chunky Salsa

Shelf Stable, Lightweight Dry Salsa Mix—Just-Add-Water Perfect for “instant” salsa that is made in minutes; this recipe is reconstituted with just the addition of water. Perfect for campers, backpackers, and busy Moms, with 1/4 cup of this mix per serving, this dehydrated salsa mix is fast, easy, and tastes fantastic! This recipe makes—to… Read more“Dehydrated Chunky Salsa”

“Instant” Strawberry Rice Pudding

Rice Pudding You Can Make Anywhere with Just Hot Water As a child, my German mother frequently made rice pudding from leftover rice used at dinner, frequently mixing in whatever fruit was in season. My favorite was always strawberry rice pudding. I have adapted it to make “instant” rice pudding… Read more““Instant” Strawberry Rice Pudding”