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!”

Curry Soup Mix (Vegan & Meat Options)

Curry Soup Starter & Recipes from Your Dehydrated Pantry Curry Soup Starter Mix Pantry Pack Ingredients 1 tablespoon salt 1/2 tablespoon curry powder 1/2 tablespoon sugar 1 teaspoon paprika 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard 1/2 teaspoon coriander, ground 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1/4 teaspoon cardamom, ground 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper… Read more“Curry Soup Mix (Vegan & Meat Options)”

Split Pea Soup Mix (Vegan & Meat Options)

Make Your Own Split Pea Soup Mix or Meals-In-A-Jar/Pouch Split Pea Soup Starter Ingredients 1 teaspoon dried thyme 1 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1/2 cup dried onion, chopped 1/2 cup dried carrot, sliced or chopped 1/4 cup dried celery, chopped 2 cups dried green split peas, about 1 16-ounce… Read more“Split Pea Soup Mix (Vegan & Meat Options)”

Classic Slow-Cooked Chicken Cacciatore

A Slow Cooker Meal Using Foods from Your Dehydrated Pantry This classic Italian dish must have hundreds of versions; all resulting in a rustic braise of tender chicken and aromatic vegetables cooked in a yummy Italian tomato sauce. It is often called “hunter style” because the word cacciatore means “hunter” in Italian…. Read more“Classic Slow-Cooked Chicken Cacciatore”

Easy, Perfect Pumpkin Pie

Makes 1 9-inch pie (8 servings) This Pumpkin Pie is made with your dehydrated pumpkin powder or canned pumpkin purée. We have provided a great recipe for pie crust or you may use pre-made. Sweetened Condensed Milk is the secret here, along with the eggs, to making a fast, easy, and… Read more“Easy, Perfect Pumpkin Pie”

Dehydrated Vegetable Blends–The Cajun Holy Trinity

A combination of dried, chopped onions, celery and green peppers used to add flavor and aroma to stocks, sauces, soups and other foods. The holy trinity is the Cajun and Louisiana Creole variant of mirepoix. The taste of Louisiana, Cajun and Creole cookery— hailing from the Christian canon of the Trinity, the Cajun Holy Trinity developed in… Read more“Dehydrated Vegetable Blends–The Cajun Holy Trinity”

Dehydrated Blends–Classic French Mirepoix

A combination of chopped carrots, celery, and onions used to add flavor and aroma to stocks, sauces, soups and other foods. Mirepoix is the French culinary term for a combination of diced carrots, onions and celery sautéed in butter and used as an aromatic base to flavor sauces, soups and stews…. Read more“Dehydrated Blends–Classic French Mirepoix”

Preparing Meals with Dried Foods

Learning to use dehydrated ingredients in your meals is easy! Dehydrating with a Purpose—What To Do with All That Food! Learn to use all those pretty jars of dehydrated foods in your cooking. Planning to use your foods is a snap with a few tips and tricks. Whether you are a… Read more“Preparing Meals with Dried Foods”

Over the Top! Hacks for Sauces & More

Enjoy Topping Your Food With Some of These Saucy Flavors! What takes a meal from being blah to great? Sauces, dressings, dips, spreads, gravies, and syrups—anything you can pour over your foods to add flavor, seasoning, and variety. Change up broccoli with a cheese sauce. Add country gravy to your breakfast… Read more“Over the Top! Hacks for Sauces & More”

39 Recipes using Dried Fruit & Vegetables

Dehydrated Foods Recipe Series: Dried Fruit & Vegetables Today’s featured ingredients are recipes containing dried fruit & vegetables, adding flavor and variety to all your cooking. Dried fruits and vegetables take all your meals to a new level and are much easier to cook with then you may think. Along… Read more“39 Recipes using Dried Fruit & Vegetables”