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Freeze Drying Tips & Tricks

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Did Astronauts Really Eat Freeze-Dried Ice Cream?

When talking about freeze-dried food with someone, it usually isn’t very long before a question about freeze-dried ice cream comes up. Any space-loving kid can tell you the reason everyone has heard of freeze-dried ice cream is because astronauts love to eat it. Also known as astronaut ice cream or space ice cream, freeze-dried

By | 2018-05-16T10:06:43+00:00 May 16th, 2018|1 Comment

We Ate Like Kings!

This story was taken from Facebook (with permission) from one of our customers, Carol A., in Utah. I've had a very busy summer spent mostly dry camping (no hookups) ... I got our freeze dryer at Christmas (2016) and ran it almost 24-7 until summer started. I purposely focused on one-dish meals for our

By | 2018-04-26T14:02:21+00:00 April 26th, 2018|0 Comments

Freeze Dried Vacation Meals

Are you thinking about Spring Break or summer vacation? We are! Part of the fun of traveling is trying new restaurants, but the fun wears off after too many salty, high-fat, high-dollar meals. Traveling with your own healthy meals and snacks will save you tons of money, time, and calories. Here are some of

By | 2018-03-26T14:23:35+00:00 March 26th, 2018|1 Comment

Freeze Drying Peas and Beans for Extra Protein

In our last post we wrote about building an emergency food plan, and all of the good reasons you should get started. The first thing we mentioned is you'll want to save some comfort food, because studies show that in a disaster you're going to want pie. (Okay, that's not a real study but

By | 2018-03-20T12:54:39+00:00 March 20th, 2018|0 Comments

Building an Emergency Food Plan

The start of 2018 has been as interesting as the whole of last year. We haven't talked about emergency food plans much these days, but reflecting on 2017 now seems like a good time to start. Just a quick run through of what we endured - hurricanes Harvey, Maria and Irma, and the mind-blowing

By | 2018-03-15T09:08:26+00:00 March 14th, 2018|1 Comment

Freeze Drying Homemade Soup

We've still got a few more weeks of soup weather before we can switch to Spring salads. While you're making winter soups, you may want to consider making an extra batch to start, or add to, an emergency food supply. Soup is comforting, and re-hydrating it with hot water brings it right back to

By | 2018-02-22T15:21:23+00:00 February 22nd, 2018|0 Comments

5 Tips for Building an Emergency Food Plan

Record-breaking cold has been sweeping nearly every part of the country this month. Cold temperatures bring snow, ice, and winter emergencies. Most people don't keep much food in their pantries, which causes panic at the grocery stores when weather warnings hit the airwaves. Worse, winter storms can cause food shortages and dangerous conditions for those

By | 2018-01-24T10:13:22+00:00 January 24th, 2018|0 Comments

Using Your Freeze Dryer for Weight Loss

If you have a home freeze dryer, you can achieve the same goals for far less. If your resolution is to lose weight this year, here's how to put your freeze dryer to work: DIY Meal Kits Meal kit services are all the rage - it seems like a new one pops up every

By | 2018-01-22T09:13:47+00:00 January 22nd, 2018|0 Comments

Freeze Dried Skittles

Freeze dried Skittles are all the rage with the Harvest Right crowd and we definitely think they're worth a try. There's no real reason to preserve Skittles for long-term storage, but freeze drying them makes them crunchy instead of chewy. The flavor is even more intense, and you don't have that stick-to-your-teeth sensation. To

By | 2018-01-22T15:02:04+00:00 January 19th, 2018|0 Comments

5 Ways to Simplify Kitchen Life in 2018

While New Year's Resolutions may not be your thing, the idea of getting better with each passing year has a certain appeal. Being busy - too busy - can have negative consequences for health, personal goals, and relationships. Simplifying life in the kitchen - how you shop for, make, serve, and store food - can

By | 2018-01-08T11:07:17+00:00 January 2nd, 2018|0 Comments