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|0 Comments

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

Freeze Drying Chili

Chili is one of those meals we never get tired of, and we never get tired of experimenting with. In the winter we make thick, meaty, spicy chilis that are warming from the inside out. In spring, we lighten up our recipes - replacing ground beef, shredded turkey or cubed steak with vegetables such

By | 2018-02-15T12:13:20+00:00 February 12th, 2018|1 Comment

Better Breakfasts with a Home Freeze Dryer

There are plenty of reasons why eating a healthy breakfast is important: boosts your metabolism - good news for anyone trying to lose weight, especially those who have hit the dreaded middle age metabolism slow down. helps keep blood sugar levels even throughout the day. reduces risk of overeating later in the day. A healthy

By | 2017-12-20T14:26:26+00:00 December 20th, 2017|0 Comments

Freeze Drying Cauliflower Rice and Cauliflower Potatoes

For those of you cutting down on carbs such as rice and potatoes, the magic of cauliflower can put your favorite dishes back on the menu. Cauliflower "rice" and cauliflower "potatoes" have the same consistency as real rice and potatoes. Because cauliflower is relatively bland, it can absorb your favorite savory flavors and mimic

By | 2018-02-22T15:28:01+00:00 November 29th, 2017|0 Comments

National Stuffing Day

November 21st is National Stuffing Day, and just in time for Thanksgiving festivities. Stuffing is only second to chili in the competition for who has the best recipe. With plenty of regional influences on ingredients, stuffing can be a fun culinary experiment. Stuffing can also be freeze dried and easily rehydrated. Just spread a layer

By | 2017-11-20T14:47:45+00:00 November 20th, 2017|0 Comments

Summer Parties Made Easier

Summer is the season of burgers on the grill, corn fresh off the cob, spicy homemade salsa, creamy potato salad, and tangy lemonade. If you have a home freeze dryer, everyone's favorite party foods are easy to make ahead, and save for later if you make a little too much. Freeze Drying Fresh Ground Hamburger

By | 2017-10-19T02:58:44+00:00 June 9th, 2017|0 Comments

Hiking the Appalachian Trail: Dave Update

On April 13th Dave Nelson began a 2200-mile trek on the Appalachian Trail. His journey began in Springer Mountain, Georgia and will end in Maine. He’ll be walking for five to six months, carrying everything he needs in his backpack. Meet Dave and see what's in his pack here. Were you following Dave's journey on the

By | 2017-10-19T02:58:45+00:00 May 8th, 2017|0 Comments