Friday, April 12, 2013

Dehydrating Cooked Whole Grains

Whole Wheat Berries 
Many of you have food mills for grinding your own wheat into flour. But did you know you can cook your whole wheat berries and eat them like rice or a hot cereal?  For those of you who don’t yet have a food mill, this is a fantastic way to get all that nutrition from whole wheat.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Slick Tricks Department - Recycling Used Zip Bags

Recycled Freezer Bags

If you’re like me, you tend to put your dehydrated foods into zip freezer bags until you’re ready to vacuum seal them into one meal vacuum bags.

I found if I washed my bags, there was always a little moisture left in them. I would try propping them open on long handled pots or silverware sticking upright in the dish drain but invariably, whenever the sides of the bag touched, moisture would still be there.  It seemed to take forever to get those bags dry enough that I felt secure about putting more dehydrated foods in them.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

French Fries? Why Not?

Dehydrated French Fries

I wanted to find a variety of ways to dehydrate my fifty-pound box of potatoes. Variety, as we know, is the spice of life… and with foods this is especially true.  So here is my rendition on dehydrated French fries.