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”

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”

Homemade Shelf-Stable, Portable Baby Food

Introduction to Homemade Convenience for Babies Portable, shelf-stable, homemade baby foods are a dream that many Moms and Dads wish they had available to them. Well, NOW it is possible with the use of a dehydrator! Learn how simple and rewarding (economical & eco-friendly too), it is to make your… Read more“Homemade Shelf-Stable, Portable Baby Food”

Dried Powders: How-tos and Hacks

Learn how to make & USE vegetable, fruit, and other powders/flours We have over 40 detailed articles on various powders—everything from how to MAKE them to how to USE them—with recipes showing how to cook with powdered ingredients. Join in the secrets of great chefs and learn how easy it is… Read more“Dried Powders: How-tos and Hacks”

Pumpkin Powder: How-to

Make Your Favorite Recipes from Pumpkin Powder November 13, 2016 Update: Two recipes are added below (both oven and dehydrator methods) for Roasted Pumpkin Seeds. ___________________________ Pumpkin is one of the most popular flavors and rightly so. Pumpkin is a very healthy food-low in calories and high in vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and… Read more“Pumpkin Powder: How-to”

Celery Powder: How-to

Make Your Own for Salts and Seasoning Celery powder is an all-natural flavor enhancer that I use all the time. It is a dried, ground concentrate prepared from fresh celery used as a seasoning in blends like Beau Monde seasoning, low-sodium blends, and celery salt. Celery powder can easily be made… Read more“Celery Powder: How-to”

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”

Storing Fruit & Vegetable Powders

How to Store Powders for Maximum Freshness For immediate use: Place the powder in an adequate-sized mason jar or other glass container with a moisture absorber (desiccant or silica gel packet) and store away from heat, damp (like steam), and light. Adding a few grains of rice will help to keep it… Read more“Storing 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”

Using Fruit & Vegetable Powders

You already use them. Now learn more about making them. People ask me all the time what I use my powders for. I point out that they use them too but just don’t see the correlation. Do you use onion powder? Garlic powder? Chick pea flour? How about that wonderful… Read more“Using Fruit & Vegetable Powders”