Although Dehydration is a technique used for both raw and cooked food cooking – dehydrated recipes will mainly fall under raw food so I put this here to include
As the blog develops there will be many more sub categories but for now, here are the basic dried fruits and vegetables!
I can juice my way through carrots no problem but ask me to eat the actual vegetable and I struggle past one or two which is a shame as they as so good for you. When you juice you lose some of the goodness as pulp and I have to admit that I didn’t really like total juice carrots and I get totally bored with grated carrot unless it’s hidden in coleslaw so I thought I should find ways to eat more vegetables when I get stuck in to work and ways to waste less of the vegetables juicing. I love roasted carrots and love baked vegetable...read more
Sounds disgusting but actually isn’t! As part of my raw cabbage soup diet experiment I thought I’d try all the ingredients separately first then see if I can make it taste a bit nicer using the dehydrator. First – try the cabbage crisps straight up – and although not everyones cup of tea – actually pretty tasty, peppery and not hard to eat – unlike the same volume in cabbage! Will have a go at some toppings and sizes to see if I can get some cabbage nacho thing going on In the dehydrator at 125 overnight...read more
This Dehydrator lark is pretty amazing and today I discovered the joy of homemade raisins. turning simple seedless black grapes into the most amazing dried grape sweets. It took absolutely aaaaaaaages partly because I didn’t dip them in boiling water for 90 seconds in my keen-ness to just get them in the Excalibur. How To Make Dried Raisins Wash, put on Excalibur shelves and dehydrate on the highest setting for 24 hours (155 on mine) to stop them from souring while they dry then switch down to 125 and leave for another 24 hours. They...read more
OMG dehydrated strawberries are like SWEETS. I just can’t get enough of them. Originally they were to go on my porridge and cereal but I am now obsessed with finding the knock down organic strawbs in season and drying them for daytime snacks. So tasty, so sweet, and if you don’t dry them completely and keep them whole or half you can eat them like wine gums! I put them in the dehydrator for8 hours (overnight) on...read more
I still cannot get over how amazing it is to have a dehydrator. The first thing I thought of was making vegetable chips (Kale & Parsnip please!), then how to make them more tasty. The same way they make regular chips tasty, salt, pepper & Seasoning. What makes seasoning? Vegetable powder! Check any pack of crisps or chips and they use onion powder, garlic powder, celery powder, yeast extract, paprika, dried red pepper, dried chilli, dried yoghurt, dried lemon, dried chives and a host of other things, so I thought – ok powder not...read more