National Blueberry Cheesecake Day

Can you believe there's a holiday for cheesecake lovers? National Blueberry Cheesecake Day is May 26th. From its earliest beginnings, to its current iconic status around the world, this creamy cake remains a favorite for people of all ages. Cheesecake is a mixture of fresh soft cheese, cream cheese or cottage cheese, eggs, and sugar on

By | May 25th, 2017|4 Comments

Freeze-dried and Rehydrated Cheeseburger

Want to see something really cool? Watch as one of our customers freeze dries and rehydrates raw ground beef, chiles, cheese, and onion rings. You would never guess that his New Mexico inspired cheeseburger had been made with freeze-dried ingredients!        

By | May 15th, 2017|0 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 | May 8th, 2017|2 Comments

Hiking the Appalachian Trail: Dave Update Days 1 – 6

On April 13th Dave Nelson began a 2200-mile trek on the Appalachian Trail. His journey began in the Springer Mountains of Georgia and will end in Maine. He’ll be walking for five to six months, carrying everything he needs in his backpack. See our introduction to Dave and see his packing list here. We're happy to

By | April 26th, 2017|1 Comment

Easter Gifts to Freeze Dry

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

By | April 7th, 2017|0 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 | 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 | March 17th, 2017|0 Comments

Our Favorite Recipe for Random Act of Kindness Day

February 17th is National Random Act of Kindness Day, but we don't think the celebration should be limited to just one day a year. Sometimes we hear stories from our home freeze dryer community about how they've used their freeze dryers to perpetrate Random Acts of Kindness, or to help their friends and neighbors by

By | February 16th, 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 | February 9th, 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 | January 23rd, 2017|1 Comment