How-To: Dehydrating Pineapple Skins & Cores

Pineapple cores and skins have huge amounts of enzymes that are beneficial to our health. I have a recipe for pineapple tea, but I like to be able to store it in powder form too. You can dehydrate the skins (and the cores) and grind into a wonderful powder! Pineapple powder… Read more“How-To: Dehydrating Pineapple Skins & Cores”

How-To: Dehydrating Frozen Vegetables

Frozen vegetables are usually picked and flash frozen immediately after the blanching process. The easy part of doing frozen vegetables is that they’ve already been washed, cut, and blanched for you. If you have a freezer full of blanched vegetables from your garden, this is an excellent way to clean it… Read more“How-To: Dehydrating Frozen Vegetables”

Dehydrating Potatoes How-To

Potatoes can be a problem to dehydrate if you are not aware that they can and do turn black if not processed properly. The key is cooking the potatoes before dehydrating. If your potatoes turn black (or other colors) after they are boiled, you may be using an aluminum or reactive… Read more“Dehydrating Potatoes How-To”

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)”

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”

How to Make Fruit & Vegetable Powders

You’ve read my article on Why I Love Fruit and Vegetable Powders and now you want to know how to make them for yourself? There are several schools of thought as to the best way to make powders. I will list the three methods I use and allow you to… Read more“How to Make Fruit & Vegetable Powders”

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”

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”

How-To: Dehydrating Marshmallows

Marshmallows, when dehydrated, make yummy snacking treats for both young and older kids. Use them in hot cocoa, cereals (both hot and cold), and baking too! The marshmallows, when dehydrated, will be crunchy, like the marshmallow in Lucky Charms® Cereal or the Swiss Miss® Hot Chocolate Mix Packets. Just an… Read more“How-To: Dehydrating Marshmallows”

Bacchus Salt! Wine Salt (Red & White Options)

Last week, there was a discussion about a video that showed how to make red wine salt. Unfortunately, there were a few discrepancies and it was confusing to follow the recipe. I had made it before, but could not recall the exact details and measurements. So I went into my kitchen… Read more“Bacchus Salt! Wine Salt (Red & White Options)”