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”

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”

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”

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”

Cucumber Powder & Recipes

~Use Your Abundant Cucumbers for Cucumber Powder in Dips, Sauces, Soups, & Personal Care Products~ What’s a person to do when the glut of cucumbers has reached epic proportions? When you have canned all the pickles and relish you can stand? Make cucumber powder! Greek Cucumber Dip (Tzatziki) Dry Seasoning Why… Read more“Cucumber Powder & Recipes”

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”

Using the Oven for Dry Canning—Is it Safe?

Many people replace vacuum sealing or oxygen absorbers with this storage prep method, but is it really safe? Dry oven canning is the process of canning dry goods (such as flour, beans, oats, and dehydrated foods) in a 200°F/95°C oven. The standard instructions are to place items in glass canning… Read more“Using the Oven for Dry Canning—Is it Safe?”

Scalloped Potatoes Dry Mix

Scalloped potatoes are a favorite side dish that can be made cheaply. Putting the ingredients together ahead of time means that you always have the start of a meal done for you. Whether you choose to have this as a side dish or a full meal (see notes at the… Read more“Scalloped Potatoes Dry Mix”