Fruits & Veggies

4 Veggies to Plant Now and Freeze Dry Later

It's been a long winter and it's high time to talk about gardening. We've got a few more weeks of chilly weather to go, but before you know it friendly green sprouts will be pushing through the soil and bright berries will be getting sweet. Gardeners usually get through the last weeks of winter

By | 2018-03-06T09:47:43+00:00 March 6th, 2018|2 Comments

Freeze Dried Treats For Your Valentine

Homemade goodies are so much better than anything that comes from the store. Forget expensive chocolate, surprise your Valentine this year with a stash of tempting freeze dried goodies that are as much fun to eat as they are to make. Need some inspiration? Here are crowd favorites, plus some healthy ideas in case

By | 2018-02-14T09:33:28+00:00 February 14th, 2018|0 Comments

Freeze Drying Cauliflower Rice and Cauliflower Potatoes

For those of you cutting down on carbs such as rice and potatoes, the magic of cauliflower can put your favorite dishes back on the menu. Cauliflower "rice" and cauliflower "potatoes" have the same consistency as real rice and potatoes. Because cauliflower is relatively bland, it can absorb your favorite savory flavors and mimic

By | 2018-02-22T15:28:01+00:00 November 29th, 2017|0 Comments

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

By | 2017-11-13T09:26:10+00:00 November 13th, 2017|0 Comments

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

By | 2017-10-30T10:45:31+00:00 October 30th, 2017|0 Comments

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

By | 2017-10-24T00:27:51+00:00 October 20th, 2017|5 Comments

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

By | 2017-10-19T16:59:09+00:00 October 19th, 2017|0 Comments

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

By | 2017-10-19T02:58:35+00:00 October 13th, 2017|0 Comments

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

By | 2017-10-19T02:58:36+00:00 September 29th, 2017|0 Comments