My son Kellen is guest posting in my place, sharing the findings from his recent science-fair project, for which he consulted the GNOWFGLINS Dehydrating eBook and followed lessons and instructions from the GNOWFGLINS Dehydrating eCourse. Kellen writes and sets out to test: “I hope to show with my science fair project that dehydrating the allergy-free foods I plan to carry on a backpacking trip will make my overall load significantly lighter.” [by Sonya Hemmings]
Combining almonds and chocolate was one of my many culinary dreams last fall. This combination of cocoa, nuts, and coconut is sure to please everyone. Use for easy snacks, desserts, or breakfasts. Relish this crunchy, grain-free, gluten-free, dairy-free delight, and/or enjoy gifting to others! [by Jenna Ettlich]
The art of food preservation has been passed on from generation to generation for thousands of years. It was, and still is in some cultures, a necessary means of survival. But somewhere along the way we’ve lost the urgency to pass on the most needed skills of life, how to grow, store, and cook food. Most people my age were never taught the skills their grandmothers or mothers possess. But just because we we’re taught those skills doesn’t mean we can’t learn them and teach them to our children. Dehydration is a great preservation method to teach small children and bananas are a great starting-out fruit. [by Katie Baldridge]
So you’re convinced there’s much to love about dehydrating, and now you want to know what you need to get started. No problem. We’ll start with the basics — absolute must-haves. And we’ll work our way from there. Taking my Dehydrating eCourse? You might want to put some of these things on your wish list.
Got a dehydrator just sitting there? I’m here to convince you to put it to use. Or… if you’re thinking about getting one but want to be sure it’s worth it, I can help with that, too. Let me share why I *heart* dehydrating… Stay tuned in the coming weeks, as we celebrate our new Dehydrating eCourse with dehydrating resources and a dehydrator giveaway.
For today’s seasonal recipe round-up on squash (and zucchini), I’d like to show you how to dehdyrate it. A single zucchini or squash plant is quite productive and can easily overwhelm a good sized family. So preserving it for the future is a good and frugal idea. Not to mention that your family may be pretty sick of it, if you’re eating a lot fresh. The two best ways I’ve found to dehydrate zucchini are: shredded and thinly sliced. The thinly sliced become zucchini chips and they’re really good!