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 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 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

Cornbread Muffins Using Freeze-dried Corn

  A good way to use freeze-dried vegetables is in everyday recipes. Experiment with adding freeze-dried vegetables, such as corn, to your favorite recipes. And it's not just the freeze-dried corn that can be added to this recipe. You can use other freeze-dried ingredients - the egg and buttermilk from the recipe below could also be reconstituted and

By | 2017-10-19T02:58:46+00:00 May 8th, 2017|2 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 | 2017-10-19T02:58:48+00:00 March 30th, 2017|3 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 | 2017-10-19T02:58:49+00:00 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 | 2017-03-17T13:47:24+00:00 March 17th, 2017|0 Comments

5 Tips for Celebrating National Nutrition Month

March is National Nutrition Month, and it's right on time. Every January most of us make a resolution to eat healthier, and we even do better for awhile. However, study after study shows that dieting doesn't work for most people. In fact, dieting can slow the metabolism, increase stress, and lead to more weight gain.

By | 2017-10-19T02:58:49+00:00 March 7th, 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 | 2017-10-19T02:58:50+00:00 February 9th, 2017|0 Comments