The dehydrator is an incredibly useful tool for long-term food storage and making the most of your garden harvest. The Ultimate Dehydrator Cookbook contains everything you need to know to get the greatest value from a home dehydrator. • Includes tips on selecting a dehydrator, as well as proper sanitation, storage, and rehydration techniques • Individual entries on how to dehydrate all manner of berries, fruits, vegetables, greens, herbs, and edible flowers include information on how to prep, dehydration temperatures, and times • Includes recipes for making your own teas, herb blends and rubs, flavored oils, instant baby food, jerky, and fruit leathers • Includes nearly 400 recipes for cooking from your dehydrator pantry. There is an entire chapter dedicated to slow cooker recipes using dehydrated ingredients and one on dehydrated meals for backpackers and campers.
Food dehydration is not just for prunes and raisins any more; A recent study in the United States revealed that the dried and dehydrated food industry made more than $6 billion in revenue in 2009 alone. Thanks to advances in technology, dehydrating foods at home has become easier than ever, allowing you to lock in food's nutritional value while eliminating the water content that causes foods to grow bacteria and mold. Drying foods also gives you a source of raw, nutrient-rich food that is easily available and requires no additional preparation.The Complete Guide to Drying Foods at Home provides you with all the information necessary for drying fruits, vegetables, meats, herbs, grains, and even dairy products. This book will provide you with instructions on how to dry foods using a food dehydrator and will also offer you simpler alternatives for how to dehydrate foods using an oven, microwave, or even the sun. You will learn what equipment you need to get started and how to properly store your food to ensure optimal freshness. This book also provides you with recipes for any meal of the day, whether you are looking for an easy breakfast alternative or a quick soup you can prepare for lunch. You will even learn how to prepare foods for young children and pets. Drying your foods will not only provide you with time-saving option for ways to prepare your meals, it will also allow you to reduce the amount of food you throw out each month. Researchers at the University of Arizona found that the average family wastes 14 percent of their food purchases; learning how to dehydrate and store dry foods can ensure the money you spend on groceries will not be thrown out with the trash.We have spent hundreds of hours interviewing dozens of experts who will provide you with all the information you need to start dehydrating your foods. We've spoken with nutritionists and busy parents who advocate drying foods as a way to save time and still prepare healthy meals. This book is filled with delicious recipes and practical tips to help you and your family enjoy the economic and health benefits that dehydrated foods offer. Whether you are looking for money-saving dinner options or a quick recipe for a high-protein trail mix, The Complete Guide to Drying Foods at Home offers you all the information you need to start cooking and eating smarter.
Author: Mary T. Bell
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
Release Date: 2008-04-17
This ultimate food drying resource has something for everyone: vegetarians, natural and raw food enthusiasts, hunters, fishermen, gourmet cooks, gardeners, farmers, hikers, and even fast food junkies. With more than thirty years of food drying experience, Mary T. Bell offers straightforward and practical instructions for drying everything from yogurt to sauerkraut to blue cheese, without ignoring traditional favorites such as jerky, mushrooms, and bananas. Throughout, Bell offers nutritional tips and highlights the time-, space-, and money-saving benefits of food dehydrating. Also included are descriptions of how various food dehydrators work to give readers a better understanding of the tools of the craft. Food Drying with an Attitude gives readers the recipes, instructions, and inspiration they need to get the most out of their home food dehydrators.
Author: Jay Bills
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
Release Date: 2010-11-01
With the easy-to-follow, step-by-step directions here, anyone can have fun, save money, and create delicious meals by dehydrating food. Learn the basic methods—sun drying, oven drying, net bag, and commercial food dehydrators—before moving on to drying herbs for tea, making your own tasty (and healthier) jerky, and so much more. Also included is a section on the nutritional benefits of drying food. With 164 recipes ranging from breads to desserts, soups to pies, and cereals to entrees, Dehydrating Food is a book for anyone who is interested in learning how to save money and create delicious meals by drying their own food.
Author: Mary Bell
Publisher: Harper Collins
Release Date: 2013-02-26
Far from being a fad, food dyhydrating is one of the most ancient, effective, and nutritous ways of preserving food. Now, at last, there is a book that teaches absolutely everything there is to know about using an electric food dyhydrator to dry foods at home -- and gives more than 100 foolproof recipes for scrumptious snacks and meals made from dried foods. With this extraordinary book, you can learn how to cross junk food and expensive store-bought snacks off your family's shopping list -- and add to your cupboard homemade, preservative-free fruit leathers, candied apricots, beef (and fish) jerkies, "sun" dried tomotoes, corn chips, banana chips, and so much more! Mary Bell gives specific techniques and instructions for preparing every kind of fruit (from apples to watermelon) and vegetable (from asparagus to zucchini). She also provides important shopping tips for buying an electric food dehydrator. The recipes for cooked meals (including mushroom soup, sloppy joes, pesto, and moist banana bread) will make this book a kitchen classic. And recipes for lightweight, filling trail snacks mean that the book will travel, too. Additional chapters explain to how make herb seasonings, granolas, celery powder, cosmetics, dried fruit sugars, potpourri -- and even pet treats! Food drying is an excellent way for gardeners to preserve their produce. It is a great way to make healthful snacks for the kids. It's perfect for the new wave of thrifty consumers who can't bear to spend dollars at health food stores for treats they cold make for pennies themselves. And food drying doesn't use chemicals or preservatives—so it's great for you and for the planet, too!
The Complete Idiot's Guide® to Dehydrating Foods is a comprehensive introduction to the process of food dehydrating. Commercial dehydrators were once too expensive for the typical home, but they've become much more popular in recent years as people have discovered the value and versatility of drying foods at home for snacks such as dried fruits and vegetables, trail mix, jerkies, fruit leathers, and more, all at a fraction of the cost were they to buy commercially-dried foods. Today, people are using their home dehydrators for drying and preserving all types of foods, from fruits and vegetables, to herbs, and even drying flowers for crafts. The authors will take readers through the process, step by step, showing them how to buy the right dehydrator for their kitchen, how to use it properly so their yield and savings are maximized, and even how they can dry foods using less conventional methods, such as a solar dryer or even their conventional oven. Readers will benefit from more than 80 recipes that will enable them to preserve and create wonderful foods that will save them time,money, and bring a entirely new offering of tastes to their kitchen.
This essential companion for putting your food dehydrator to work features instructions and techniques for drying all the most popular fruits and vegetables, along with meat and herbs. You’ll learn to dry fruits and vegetables at their peak, giving you an easy and economical way to stock your pantry with apple rings, mango slices, banana chips, dried soup beans, tomatoes, and much more for year-round enjoyment. In addition, drying guidelines for specialty items like meat jerky, fruit leather, dried herb and spice mixtures, backpacking meals, and even baby food round out this friendly handbook.
A food dehydrator is a versatile kitchen appliance that enables you to easily preserve large quantities of fresh foods and create healthier versions of grocery store treats. Not only can you and your family snack healthier and add variety to your diet, you can save money at the same time! The snack recipes in Dehydrating at Home are a perfect solution for busy families who do not want to compromise when it comes to health and nutrition. Dehydrating at Home features easy recipes for the beginner such as Dried Nectarines, Strawberry-Apple Fruit Leather, or Dried Tomatoes. It also features a wide variety of recipes that take dehydrating to the next level such as Polka Dot Fruit Roll Ups, flatbreads, cookies, and yogurt. The majority of the recipes are inspired by fresh seasonal ingredients that develop upon the ingredients' innate deliciousness. Dehydrating at Home emphasises foods that store well for months in addition to being easy to grab on your way out the door to school, work, sporting events, or a walk in the woods. The Herbs & Seasonings chapter is an exception to this rule, but its simple recipes strive to make your time in the kitchen easier and more fruitful. Once you learn what to look for in a dehydrator, how to prepare your foods for dehydrating, and how to store your bounty, your dehydrator can become a major player in your kitchen that can save you a great deal of money as well as produce foods that are much fresher and tastier than their supermarket counterparts.
Food dehydration delivers the vast majority of foods with the same vitamins and minerals as their fresh counterparts, in a remarkable array of concentrated flavors, nutrients and enzymes. According to health professionals, "The dehydration process retains almost 100% of the nutritional content of the food, retains the alkalinity of fresh produce and actually inhibits the growth of microforms such as bacteria." The shriveled state of dehydrated vegetables may make them seem less appetizing than their fresh or frozen cousins at first glance. However, drying vegetables for later use is one of the oldest and easiest methods of food preservation.
Author: Monte Burch
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
Release Date: 2010-07-28
As more and more self-sufficiency methods rise out of today’s waning economy and growing green movement, so does jerky. Jerky is one of the oldest forms of food preservation, and yet these days, a very popular hobby for the hunting enthusiast and a great way of using game meats. Award-winning outdoor writer and photographer Monte Burch brings readers this pocket-sized guide to making one of the most popular, convenient, and protein- enriched foods. The Complete Jerky Book includes everything from how the Native Americans preserved their meat to the foolproof, easy-does-it purchased jerky seasoning mixes and new products of today. Delicious recipes for a wide variety of meats, including venison, turkey, goose, beef, and even fish, are included. This book includes complete instructions on how to prepare jerky the good old-fashioned way as well as how to make it using the latest equipment.
Author: Lisa Brian
Release Date: 2015-07-18
The New Food Dehydrator Bible - A Must-Have For Any Dehydrator OwnerLearn how to use your new (or old) food dehydrator like a Pro! Are you purchasing a Nesco, Excalibur, Presto, Waring, Ronco or other food dehydrator? Then you'll need this book!Amazon #1 Best Seller author Lisa Brian has cracked the code on food dehydrating, and written an easy-to-use yet comprehensive guide to getting the most out of your dehydrator.Here's what you'll learn:* How to get the most out of your new dehydrator* How to dehydrate anything! (from fruit to vegetables, to nuts, to meats)* Proper temperatures for different foods* How to pick foods for dehydrating* How to marinate and prepare foods for dehydrating* How to properly store dehydrated foodsPLUS...101 delicious recipes showing exactly how to make:* Vegetable Chips* Fruit Leathers* Granola* Trail Mix* Jerky* And much, much more!FULLY GUARANTEED, NO RISK!Hit the "Add To Cart" button today!Remember - FREE SHIPPING for Amazon Prime members :)
Food Dehydrating - made Easy! Save Money, stop throwing away spoiled fruits and veggies - dehydrate them instead and serve up healthy treats both you and your kids will enjoy! Follow our "six simple steps" to safely STORE fruit, vegetables, and meat after dehydration for long-term food storage in the comfort of your own home. Learn about Nesco and Excalibur food dehydrators, the FoodSaver vacuum-sealer machine, Vacuum-Sealer bags, Mylar bags, oxygen absorbers, and plastic bins and buckets too! Easy Food Dehydrating and Safe Food Storage is illustrated with how-to photos for dehydrating, storing, and re-hydrating your foods. Included are easy-to-make recipes the whole family will enjoy. To close the book, let's not forget "why" you should begin dehydrating food in these uncertain times - and how having dehydrated food on hand in emergency situations could just save your family's lives. We cover: - How to Dehydrate Fruit, Vegetables, and Meat in Six Simple Steps - Your Dehydrating Fruit HQ - Your Dehydrating Veggies HQ - Dehydrating Pet Food - Make Your Own Chicken Chow Doggie Food - Conditioning Dehydrated Food - Storing Dehydrated Food Safely - Food Dehydrators, the Excalibur and Nesco 'starter' models - Food Vacuum Sealer - FoodSaver brand - Re-hydrating Food - putting the water back in! - Easy Dehydrated Food Recipes - Main meals, Desserts, and Extras! - Frequently Asked Questions - and their answers - "Why" dehydrate food at all? Thanks for your interest, and please feel free to leave a review after reading -- and Thank You again!