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

Freeze Drying Apples

Apple harvesting season is near and it seems apple-infused recipes are only second to pumpkin spice infused recipes. It used to be that in order to make apples last through the winter, they had to be stored in a cool, dark, dry place for several weeks. Root cellars were dug under houses just for that

By | 2017-10-19T02:58:36+00:00 September 26th, 2017|0 Comments

Freeze Drying Zucchini

Zucchini is one of those wonderful vegetables that is easy to grow, and grow plenty of. It has a fairly bland flavor, which makes it the perfect vegetable to sneak into recipes that range from bread and muffins to soups, stews, and scrambles. Nutritionally, zucchini is a good source of protein, Vitamin A, Thiamin, Niacin,

By | 2017-10-19T02:58:37+00:00 September 13th, 2017|0 Comments

Freeze Drying Grapes

Grapes are nearing their peak right now and they're never better than when harvested in the last days of summer. You may find bulk sales in the grocery store right now, or you may find the sweetest, juiciest bunches at your local farmer's market. Freeze drying grapes is so easy, and they are versatile and

By | 2017-10-19T02:58:39+00:00 August 28th, 2017|0 Comments

A Healthier Chip Option

Potato chip cravings don't mess around. What to do? Easy. Skip the greasy bag of chips and make your own batch from real veggies—and little else. We love freeze dried veggie chips because they don't need refrigeration, there are no preservatives, and you can avoid allergens. Freeze dried veggies have a powerful flavor. They're the perfect crunchy

By | 2017-10-19T02:58:41+00:00 July 25th, 2017|12 Comments

Summer Parties Made Easier

Summer is the season of burgers on the grill, corn fresh off the cob, spicy homemade salsa, creamy potato salad, and tangy lemonade. If you have a home freeze dryer, everyone's favorite party foods are easy to make ahead, and save for later if you make a little too much. Freeze Drying Fresh Ground Hamburger

By | 2017-10-19T02:58:44+00:00 June 9th, 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 | 2017-10-19T02:58:48+00:00 April 13th, 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 | 2017-10-19T02:58:51+00:00 January 23rd, 2017|1 Comment