“Instant” Oatmeal Packets–30 Flavors

Photo Credit: Andrea Frayser Make Your Own Instant Oatmeal Packets—Inexpensive, Easy, and Versatile Updated May 1, 2017 with Vegan/Lactose-free options and 10 new flavors added! It is so easy to make your own oatmeal packets just like you find in the stores with as many flavors as you can think… Read more““Instant” Oatmeal Packets–30 Flavors”

75+ Herb/Spice & Seasoning Blends from Around the World

Make Your Own with Our Recipes, Tips, and Tricks Whether you grow your own or buy in bulk, making your own herb/spice and seasoning blends is so easy! Learn the benefits and how to make any blend yourself—or use our recipes. You can even make your own garlic, onion, ginger, turmeric,… Read more“75+ Herb/Spice & Seasoning Blends from Around the World”

Frank’s® Hot Sauce Copycat

Homemade Cayenne Pepper Hot Sauce (and Dehydrated Powder) My favorite hot sauce is Frank’s® RedHot Original Cayenne Pepper Sauce. There are just 5 ingredients—aged cayenne peppers, vinegar, water, salt, and garlic. I usually dehydrate my own cayenne peppers, but you can use fresh or dried if you wish. The wonderful taste… Read more“Frank’s® Hot Sauce Copycat”

How-to: Dehydrating Beans (Legumes)

Pinto, Kidney, Black, Fava, Garbanzo, or White Bean Varieties Why dehydrate cooked beans? Dehydrating cooked beans allows you to use them in quick meals when you do not have time for the long soaking and cooking process beans may take or you are camping or backpacking and need quick rehydration… Read more“How-to: Dehydrating Beans (Legumes)”

Dehydrator InfoGraphic Charts

October 30, 2016 UPDATE Printable PDF file now included by popular request. Information for these charts was adapted from Ultimate Dehydrator Cookbook, The: The Complete Guide to Drying Food, Plus 398 Recipes, Including Making Jerky, Fruit Leather & Just-Add-Water Meals by Tammy Gangloff, Steven Gangloff, and September Ferguson and my… Read more“Dehydrator InfoGraphic Charts”

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”

If You Powder Nothing Else, Make Tomato Powder

Replace your cabinet full of tomato products with tomato powder! Does this picture grab your attention? Well it should, because what it shows is a firm reality. Tomato powder is lovely but is it useful? In a word, YES! Go to your kitchen cabinets right now and count the number of… Read more“If You Powder Nothing Else, Make Tomato Powder”

5 Steps to Creating Homemade Convenience Foods

Just 5 EASY steps to unprocessed, chemical-and-preservative-free, pronounceable ingredient freedom for MUCH less cost. When you compare boxed baking mixes vs. homemade baking mixes, you will see that you are paying almost 40% more money for the convenience. And the time involved? Well, follow me for a moment in this… Read more“5 Steps to Creating Homemade Convenience Foods”

Dehydrating with a Purpose—What To Do with All That Food!

Learning to Cook with Dehydrated Foods The other day I was speaking with a friend, a very smart lady to be sure, who told me that she feels there is a disconnect when it comes to USING dehydrated foods. (Thank you Mandy, for your insights.) People just simply don’t know what to… Read more“Dehydrating with a Purpose—What To Do with All That Food!”

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)”