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
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
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.
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
There's that magical time after school and before dinner when kids turn into starving little monsters with bottomless stomachs. Actually that sounds like most of us right around 3:00 p.m., so feel free to commandeer a few portions for yourself! Managing snacks is important - healthy nibbles helps kids get through homework or sports practice
It's the end of the final harvest time for many gardeners around the country. Cooling temperatures and more rain give vegetable plants a boost, so you're likely to end up with more than you can handle. Traditionally, gardeners would either can or freeze their surplus for use in winter. However, those two methods tend to do
Freeze-dried food is much lighter than normal food. It generally retains its original shape, but because all the moisture is removed, it's practically weightless, which makes it easy to transport in an emergency and also simple to mail for dirt cheap. Freeze-dried food is also resistant to spoiling, but it can still go bad if
Like many, you may have a New Year's resolution to eat healthier. That means adding more fruits and veggies to your diet. Current recommendations for adults are at least five cups a day! That can seem like a lot of chewing, especially if you're new to cooking and eating vegetables. One of the best ways
Freeze drying yogurt is not only easy - the result is delicious. We talked a bit about it in an earlier post, but thought we'd expand on the topic here. Yogurt is such a healthy food, especially if it's low-fat and low (or no) sugar. Yogurt drops make a great snack for little ones because
Some members of our community are wondering if freeze drying can help them improve their health. The topic came up again recently when one of our members brought up the fact that their employer was switching insurance providers that offered a "consumer based" model instead of a PPO. In other words, a high deductible plan.