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
Presents detailed instructions for drying a wide variety of foods, discussing dehydrators, drying techniques, and the time and cost benefits of the process, along with a series of recipes using dried ingedients.
Instructions for building an electric, solar, or air-flow dehydrator accompany a variety of recipes using dried foods and techniques for drying fruits, vegetables, herbs and spices, nuts and seeds, meat, and fish
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.
Dehydrating is the perfect solution for those who want to make the most of their garden's output, create unprocessed snacks, and prepare meals that cost dimes instead of dollars. The Ultimate Healthy Dehydrator Cookbook is the first book of its kind that shows how to affordably build a pantry full of dried foods and use them to make healthy dishes. The reasons for dehydrating food are as compelling today as they were thousands of years ago--it's environmentally sustainable, simple, quick and delicious. The Ultimate Healthy Dehydrator Cookbook is your all-in-one reference to dehydrating food and your definitive guide to delicious and health-centered recipes. No matter which dehydration technique you choose--sun drying, oven drying, or electric food dehydrator drying--The Ultimate Healthy Dehydrator Cookbook will show you that making preserved foods is easier to prepare than you might think and lasts longer than canning or freezing. Filled with innovative ideas for making meals with dehydrated food, The Ultimate Healthy Dehydrator Cookbook also includes: Instructions for dehydrating food using a range of simple, fun methods Valuable nutritional information with every recipe Tried and true methods for food safety and storage Creative options for dehydrated vegetarian and vegan entrees such as Eggplant, Zucchini, & Spinach Lasagna, Loaded Sweet Potato Tacos, and Root Vegetable Gratin Tips for preparing desserts and snacks kids will love The Ultimate Healthy Dehydrator Cookbook features: Perfect Pretreatment * How to Rehydrate Foods * Essential Tools and Equipment * Homemade Savings * What Not to Dehydrate * Ideas for the Raw Food Diet * Getting Kids Involved
Easy, Flavorful and Hot Recipes for Your Dehydrator Take your dehydrator to new and spicy heights with Michael Hultquist’s innovative recipes for everything from hot sauces and spice mixes to jerky and soups that you can rehydrate later. If you’re in the mood for a mildly spicy jerky or want a hot sauce recipe that will take your breath away, The Spicy Dehydrator Cookbook has got you covered. These recipes will help you get better use out of your dehydrator and stock your pantry with staples that last longer and taste better too. Serious chiliheads will love the Ragin’ Cajun Ghost Pepper Hot Sauce and Spicy Coffee-Maple Bacon Jerky. Easily-rehydrated meals like Butternut Squash Risotto and Coconut Chickpea Curry can make any meal gourmet in no time, and Chocolate-Strawberry Power Bars are perfect for a healthy energy boost on the go. With helpful tips, tricks and killer recipes, The Spicy Dehydrator Cookbook has everything you need to spice up your food preserving game.
Bestselling author of the Mini Farm series, self-sufficiency expert Brett Markham turns his attention to the timeless art of food dehydrating. An avid food dryer for years, Brett walks you through the simple steps for dehydrating everything from traditional classics like apples and jerky to more unusual fare. Whether you’re following a raw food lifestyle or looking for new ways to make the most of your garden’s produce, this is an inside look at all aspects of dehydrating. The Food Dehydrating Bible includes: • Straightforward, easy easy-to to-follow instructions • Dozens of recipes • Diagrams • One hundred color photographs • And more! This is a must-have manual for beginners and dehydrating gurus alike!
Living a Raw vegan lifestyle does NOT require dehydrating, which is why Kristen Suzanne's EASY Raw Vegan recipe books -- other than this one -- rarely call for dehydrating.But if you own a dehydrator, or if you are trying to decide whether or not to buy one, then this book is for you. There are SO many fun and interesting things you can do with dehydrating Raw foods, such as making breads, crackers, wraps, pancakes, granolas, plant leathers (fruit roll-ups, etc.), seasonings, and much more. You can also intensify flavors, add cooked-like textures to your Raw foods, and even serve warm dishes with the food's nutritional integrity totally intact!This book is a great, thorough, and comprehensive introduction to dehydrating for people who are curious about the subject. It's also a must-have for Raw food enthusiasts who want to experience the full range of experiences in the Raw food cuisine.This Raw food vegan recipe book includes: SPECIAL OFFER: 10% OFF EXCALIBUR DEHYDRATORS & ACCESSORIESDehydrating FundamentalsRecommendations on Which Dehydrator to Buy55 recipes, including: 19 Using Fruits & Vegetables5 Using Nuts & Seeds12 Pancakes, Crackers, Breads & Wraps (Includes Kristen's famous Raw Maple Syrup for your pancakes!)13 Special Dehydrated IngredientsA "Raw Basics" introduction to Raw food (with 6 basic "must have" recipes) for people who are new to the subject.Also includes links to food photographs at Kristen Suzanne's Web site, KristensRaw.com.
Author: Kate Fiduccia
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
Release Date: 2015-01-13
There is nothing like savory, chewy jerky to satisfy a hunger craving. This delicious treat has seen a resurgence as more and more people have been returning to the basics and adopting a self-sufficient lifestyle. Not only is homemade jerky much less expensive than the packaged kind, but it’s also surprisingly simple to make, and it’s much more flavorful. This incredibly hardy food has stood the test of time, and it’s not hard to see why—it lasts long, tastes great, and travels well. In The Jerky Bible, Kate Fiduccia shows you how to create delicious jerky with instructive step-by-step photos that take you through the process. Inside, you’ll learn how to utilize more than forty flavorful marinades to create a wide range of flavors including Caribbean marinade, sweet beer marinade, and Apple Valley marinade. In addition, readers will learn how to identify the best cuts for jerky, the process behind preparing it, the different types of equipment available for drying jerky, and how the process has changed over the years. Fiduccia offers a wide range of jerky recipes covering beef, pork, chicken, venison, turkey, game birds, and fish. Enjoy more than fifty recipes, such as: • Aloha jerky • Fast and easy teriyaki jerky • Honey Lola sweet venison jerky • Brian’s hot-to-trot venison jerky • On the range jerky Skip the junk food and start enjoying this delicious snack today! Skyhorse Publishing, along with our Good Books and Arcade imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of cookbooks, including books on juicing, grilling, baking, frying, home brewing and winemaking, slow cookers, and cast iron cooking. We’ve been successful with books on gluten-free cooking, vegetarian and vegan cooking, paleo, raw foods, and more. Our list includes French cooking, Swedish cooking, Austrian and German cooking, Cajun cooking, as well as books on jerky, canning and preserving, peanut butter, meatballs, oil and vinegar, bone broth, and more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.