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”

Use an Egg Slicer for Uniform Cuts

An egg slicer for preparing foods for dehydration? You bet! An egg slicer is a handy tool for the dehydrator. You may think an egg slicer can only do one thing—slice eggs. You would be wrong. An egg slicer is a magical tool that can slice many things. Those nice… Read more“Use an Egg Slicer for Uniform Cuts”

How to Achieve Good Dehydrated Food Quality

Start with the best produce to get the best dried foods √ Start with the fresh produce in your garden or choose organic, non-GMO foods from the grocery store or farmer’s markets if you can afford them. Look for foods that are free of blemishes. √ Use the best fruit… Read more“How to Achieve Good Dehydrated Food Quality”

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”

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”

Don’t Mix Sweet & Savory

Tips, Tricks, and Hacks for Loading Dehydrator Properly √ Because the air circulates in a dehydrator, flavors can transfer. While you can dry similar items at the same time — strawberries and peaches, for example — don’t mix fruit with aromatics like herbs or onions.. __________________________________ √ Do not mix foods processed… Read more“Don’t Mix Sweet & Savory”

Equipment Labor-Savers for Dehydrating

~Make your dehydrating easier with these handy tools!~ In addition to your dehydrator think about getting some of these tools to make dehydrating easier. NOTE: The following information in this article contains affiliate links. 21st Century Simple Living is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to… Read more“Equipment Labor-Savers for Dehydrating”

Food Stuck to Dehydrator Trays?

Learn how to prevent—or solve—this problem Do you have trouble getting your dehydrated foods off the trays? Food high in sugars can be the worse to remove from our trays when dry. Try these simple hacks. _____________________________________ To Preventing Sticking: √ Do not slice your food or spread too thin…. Read more“Food Stuck to Dehydrator Trays?”

Hack for Dehydrating Greens & Herbs

Fit more Greens on your Trays Greens and leafy herbs are very easy to dehydrate. A good wash, separating out the stems from the leafy parts, and a quick chiffonade is really all that is needed to prepare them for dehydration. Blanching greens is not done for the most part because it… Read more“Hack for Dehydrating Greens & Herbs”