Tips for Packing Freeze-Dried School Lunches

Packing a lunch for school can save money, give you greater control over what your kids are eating, and can help you manage food allergies. Young kids can't easily rehydrate food without hot water, but that doesn't mean you can't put your home freeze dryer to work for school lunches. Older kids may have access

By | 2017-11-29T11:54:06+00:00 November 29th, 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

Irma Victims Keep Going with Freeze Dried Food

Recently we received a letter from one of our customers in Florida, the Smith family. The Smiths had some flooding during Hurricane Matthew, but just days later when Hurricane Irma took a dramatic western hook, they lost nearly everything. Within 20 minutes of the nearby creek rising, it was at the door. The Smiths

By | 2017-11-05T19:40:04+00:00 October 23rd, 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|4 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

Emergency Preparedness: Have a Plan

September is National Preparedness Month. Disasters disrupt hundreds of thousands of lives every year. Each one has lasting effects, both to people and property. The following was published in regard to the three major hurricanes that were hitting the U.S. coasts, one right after the other: What can you do? Have a plan. Regardless of whether

By | 2017-10-19T02:58:37+00:00 September 14th, 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