Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Dehydrators - Do I really need one?

The simple answer is no, but then you would need to use your oven at a low setting, no more than 115°.  Or you can just eat plain salads - well I do this often, but you are missing out on wonderful meals or snacks.
There are many different dehydrators on the market.  One of the most important features you should look for is a temperature setting.  If you are making wraps, you do not want to make them at the consistency of crackers (my mistake, although yummy)

  • 9-Tray dehydrator, 15 square feet of drying space
  • Built in on/off switch, 110 Volts
  • Great for large families and gardens
  • Includes adjustable thermostat
  • Easy to clean Polyscreen tray inserts

This is just one of the many models of dehydrators to choose from.  
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So, now you are probably saying to yourself, okay, I have this great dehydrator, what can I do with it besides drying fruit?
Here is a great recipe for Good Seed Crackers

This raw cracker recipe comes to us from Julie Morris.

1/4 cup chia seeds
2 Tbsp flax seeds
1/3 cup + 1 Tbsp Navitas Naturals Sprouted Omega Powder (or use ground flax powder)
1 cup water
2/3 cup hemp seeds
2 Tbsp coconut oil
3/4 tsp sea salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp garlic powder

Soak: Place chia, flax and sprouted omega powder in a bowl and stir in water. Allow to stand for 10 minutes to allow seeds to soak up water.

Combine: Add in hemp seeds, coconut oil, salt, pepper and garlic powder.
Dry: Spread the mixture into a thin layer on a nonstick dehydrator sheet. With a knife, score spread into squares for easy separation when dry. Dehydrate at 115 degrees for 12-20 hours or until crispy, flipping once for uniform dehydration.
Store in an airtight container. Makes about 2 1/2 dozen crackers.
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Next up:  Hey, I really love Pasta, but do not want to get all those calories, and besides, you have to cook pasta. So, tell me about the Veggie Spiralizer.

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