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National Diabetes Awareness Month

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month, timed perfectly to rain on your holiday goody parade, right? Actually, the diabetic eating guidelines are one of the healthiest and easiest eating plans you can follow, even if you don’t have diabetes. All you have to do is eat small, healthy meals regularly throughout the day. Nearly 30 […]

Freeze Dried Turkey Noodle Soup

Leftover Thanksgiving turkey makes wonderful turkey noodle soup. It never fails that the week after Thanksgiving you think you never want to see another turkey again. But by January…you’re thinking mmmmm…..turkey. Freeze drying turkey noodle soup is a perfect way to use up leftover turkey and save it for the day when turkey sounds delicious […]

World Kindness Day

Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse. – Henry Van Dyke November 13th is World Kindness Day, and it’s a day we think worth celebrating and observing every month. We’ve written before about using your home freeze dryer […]

Freeze Drying Bone Broth

Though it’s something of a trend now, bone broth has been a staple in traditional diets for ages. Bone broth is a stock made from simmering chicken, turkey, lamb or beef bones with vegetables such as celery, onions, tomatoes, garlic and herbs for hours – often overnight. The long simmer purportedly releases nutrients that can […]

Raise Your Hand if You’re Celebrating National Pizza Month!

It’s everyone’s favorite month! No, not December. It’s National Pizza Month! Here are some fun facts: Americans eat 3 billion pizzas every year Kids between the ages of 3 and 11 say it’s their favorite food Pepperoni is the preferred topping, with 251,770,000 pounds crowning pizzas every year, however…. People report loving unusual toppings on […]

Irma Victims Keep Going with Freeze Dried Food

Recently we received a letter from one of our customers in Florida, the Smith family. The Smiths had some flooding during Hurricane Matthew, but just days later when Hurricane Irma took a dramatic western hook, they lost nearly everything. Within 20 minutes of the nearby creek rising, it was at the door. The Smiths grabbed […]

Freeze Drying Sweet Potatoes

The poor sweet potato. It’s not pretty so it’s often overlooked as the nutritional powerhouse that it is. Sweet potatoes are not only one of our favorite foods, dogs love them, kids love them, and they are the secret weapon of those in pursuit of weight loss without deprivation. Sure they’re strangely misshapen, but are […]

Freeze Drying Squash

There are dozens of varieties of squash and this is the season they start showing up in colorful pyramids in markets and farmer’s markets. You may even have them trailing all over your own garden. Squash are so nutritious. The colorful skins contain beta-carotene and other nutrients and trace minerals. They’re also incredibly versatile. Sweet […]

October is National Eat Better / Eat Together Month

October is National Eat Better / Eat Together Month, and we think both of those things sound like good ideas. With the holidays looming, getting a jump on a healthy eating plan and a strategy to navigate the upcoming feasts can help you stay on track. Eating together, whether it’s as a family or as […]

Freeze Drying Pineapple

We’ve been writing about preserving seasonal foods that grow locally, but if you live in the United States there are some tasty treats that have to come from somewhere else. Like pineapple. Pineapple is an amazing food. Pineapple isn’t just tasty, it contains Bromelain, a powerful digestive enzyme that helps break down protein. It’s a […]