Freeze Drying Food and Snacks for Your Pets

If you've got pets, having a home freeze dryer can help keep them well-fed and healthy, and can save you money. Recently we wrote about how to use your freeze dryer to make your own pet food, and so many of you responded that we thought we'd share more tips for using a freeze dryer

By | April 17th, 2017|0 Comments

Freeze Drying Easter Leftovers

Ham, spring vegetables and cream pies are the traditional staples of Easter dinner. If you're like most enthusiastic holiday cooks, you've made enough for an army. If you have a home freeze dryer, all that extra food can actually serve you well in the days ahead. Yes, you can even freeze dry the pie. Freeze

By | April 13th, 2017|0 Comments

Easter Gifts to Freeze Dry

Easter is just around the corner and many of us have baskets to fill, eggs to hide, and celebrations to plan. Whether you're hiding just a few eggs for a little one or planning a big dinner for dozens, you can put your freeze dryer to work. Here are two fun ways to use the

By | April 7th, 2017|0 Comments

5 Healthiest Vegetables for Your Garden

It's been an early spring for many parts of the country and gardeners everywhere are getting their plots ready. We like to think that home freeze dryers and gardens go together like peas and carrots; when you have a home freeze dryer you can easily preserve your entire harvest, and even plant more food and

By | March 30th, 2017|0 Comments

Have You Taken the Test?

This month we're talking about good nutrition and better health. March 24th is American Diabetes Alert Day, and the American Diabetes Association (ADA) is encouraging everyone to take their quick online Type 2 Diabetes Risk Test. The test takes about 60 seconds to complete. It's important because 86 million Americans have prediabetes, and the majority

By | March 30th, 2017|1 Comment

Celebrate National Meatball Day the Healthy Way

Well what do you know? National Meatball Day falls right in the middle of National Nutrition Month. And who doesn't love meatballs? Meatballs done the old school way can be full of fat, salt and sugar. However, meatballs done right are high in protein, full of flavor, and can be part of a healthy diet.

By | March 17th, 2017|0 Comments

Our Favorite Recipe for Random Act of Kindness Day

February 17th is National Random Act of Kindness Day, but we don't think the celebration should be limited to just one day a year. Sometimes we hear stories from our home freeze dryer community about how they've used their freeze dryers to perpetrate Random Acts of Kindness, or to help their friends and neighbors by

By | February 16th, 2017|0 Comments

Adding Powdered Freeze Dried Fruit to Pancakes

                    Freeze-dried fruit is so versatile. It's delicious on its own, but crush it into a powder and it becomes a magic ingredient in recipes. One of our favorite ways to use powdered fruit is in pancakes. It turns the batter a fun shade of pink -

By | February 9th, 2017|0 Comments

Healthy Bran Muffins with Powdered Freeze Dried Apples

Oat bran muffins are the perfect weekday breakfast. You can make a batch ahead on the weekend for speedy, healthy breakfasts on busy work and school days. Oat bran muffins are a healthy alternative to traditional muffin recipes because the fiber helps you feel full longer and can help control blood sugar. Apple-oat bran muffins

By | January 23rd, 2017|0 Comments

Delicious Desserts with Powdered Freeze Dried Ingredients

Lately we've been experimenting with adding powdered fruits to recipes for an added flavor boost. You can also add powdered ingredients to desserts for another layer of flavor and texture. For example, freeze-dried marshmallows are fun to eat alone, but they also add a creamy sweetness to melted chocolate or a crunchy texture to your

By | January 16th, 2017|0 Comments