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Re: your dehydrated foods - what you dried, and how you used them
« Reply #150 on: February 17, 2011, 11:26:29 AM »
It was also mentioned in the thread Excalibur Dehydrator Questions.

I don't know if this is what you were looking for, but I hope it helps.

My dehydrated cooked bean crack and crumble, but they taste fine mixed with rice or in a soup.  :)

@ Pragmaticprep:

Unfortunately no... I did see that though.  Somewhere is a thread where somebody has a solution to the cracking bean when dehydrating issue.

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Re: your dehydrated foods - what you dried, and how you used them
« Reply #151 on: February 17, 2011, 01:09:15 PM »
@ Pragmaticprep:

Unfortunately no... I did see that though.  Somewhere is a thread where somebody has a solution to the cracking bean when dehydrating issue.

~CRCJ

Hopefully someone will post a link to it.
I'd be interested as well.  :)

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Re: your dehydrated foods - what you dried, and how you used them
« Reply #152 on: February 18, 2011, 08:41:02 AM »
I just don't recall seeing that in a topic... so perhaps I missed it. I would be interested as well.

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Re: your dehydrated foods - what you dried, and how you used them
« Reply #153 on: February 23, 2011, 03:54:10 AM »
The DW is moving ahead incredibly well with the dehydrating...I think I may have lost my Excalibur... ;)

She loaded up 9 trays of purple hull peas from the freezer while I was canning ham & bacon last night...They look great!

They'll be going into some jars after we finish our morning cups of coffee.

Team Work is Great!  ;D


btw...there is a slow cooker full of purple hull peas and ham...
add a little cornbread and What a great meal:)

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Re: your dehydrated foods - what you dried, and how you used them
« Reply #154 on: February 25, 2011, 10:53:18 AM »
I actually vacuum seal in the jars using this:

http://www.amazon.com/FoodSaver-T03-0006-01-Regular-Mouth-Jar-Sealer/dp/B0000CFFS6/ref=sr_1_13?ie=UTF8&s=home-garden&qid=1266428058&sr=8-13

You can also get one for widemouth jars. I also have a large canister that allows me to vacuum seal (for dehydrated things and non-perishables) re-using jars from applesauce, pasta sauce, etc. from the store.


Do you have directions for doing this?  I can't seem to find them when I do a search online.

Thanks!
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Re: your dehydrated foods - what you dried, and how you used them
« Reply #155 on: February 26, 2011, 02:12:31 PM »
Try this link... the thread has more vacuum sealing info. and a link to a youtube vid showing the method:

http://thesurvivalpodcast.com/forum/index.php?topic=19892.msg215504#msg215504

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Re: your dehydrated foods - what you dried, and how you used them
« Reply #156 on: April 09, 2011, 06:41:20 AM »
LvsChant - thanks for your good info re boiling/blanching potatoes.

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Re: your dehydrated foods - what you dried, and how you used them
« Reply #157 on: April 09, 2011, 08:56:03 AM »
my pleasure... hope it is helpful!

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Re: your dehydrated foods - what you dried, and how you used them
« Reply #158 on: July 07, 2011, 11:04:20 AM »
I dried to heads of cabbage last night. sliced up, steamed for two minutes, trip through cool water and towel dried. They look like dead brown grass now. Any ideas what went wrong?

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Re: your dehydrated foods - what you dried, and how you used them
« Reply #159 on: July 07, 2011, 03:31:24 PM »
They're probably fine... did you try reconstituting a bit and tasting?

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Re: your dehydrated foods - what you dried, and how you used them
« Reply #160 on: July 13, 2011, 01:10:25 PM »
http://youtu.be/E552XSAXEdk

Here is a YouTube vid I just posted to help with vacuum sealing jars for those of you who might be interested.

LC

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Re: your dehydrated foods - what you dried, and how you used them
« Reply #161 on: July 14, 2011, 06:23:17 PM »
http://youtu.be/E552XSAXEdk

Here is a YouTube vid I just posted to help with vacuum sealing jars for those of you who might be interested.

LC

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Re: your dehydrated foods - what you dried, and how you used them
« Reply #162 on: July 14, 2011, 06:51:34 PM »
That was awesome. I had no idea you could reuse Classico lids. THANK YOU, LC!

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Re: your dehydrated foods - what you dried, and how you used them
« Reply #163 on: July 14, 2011, 08:31:09 PM »
Thanks... it is funny, though. I used to always direct folks to another vid with a similar demonstration. After the person who had posted it removed it from YT, I tried (without success) to find a good replacement vid. Anyway, I don't have to worry about someone removing this one...

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Re: your dehydrated foods - what you dried, and how you used them
« Reply #164 on: July 14, 2011, 11:50:40 PM »
Nice Job +1!!

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Re: your dehydrated foods - what you dried, and how you used them
« Reply #165 on: August 12, 2011, 03:57:25 PM »
I just finished reading this whole thread and all I can say is WOW! You all rock! I knew dehydrators were versatile, but really hadn't thought of all the possibilities. I've got so many new ideas just from this one thread that I don't know where to start. lol Not to mention all the links to other threads and other sites with TONS of info... (picture me with my eyes spinning as my brain tries to figure out just what to try first. lol)

+1 Morning Sunshine for starting what has just become my favorite threads on the whole site! I'll keep watching this thread for more ideas, and hopefully posting some of my results too!

Mods, I'm new to the forum so not real sure on how some things work, but I think this would be a great thread to "pin" to the top of the list. It seems like a subject that many are interested in. It definitely has "best of" thread potential too.

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Re: your dehydrated foods - what you dried, and how you used them
« Reply #166 on: August 14, 2011, 04:51:09 PM »
WVMan73

Thanks for the nice comments. You are right! We should make this topic sticky (I'll make it so). I hope this is useful to you in your prepping.

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Re: your dehydrated foods - what you dried, and how you used them
« Reply #167 on: August 14, 2011, 05:02:01 PM »
Dehydrated Rocky Ford cantaloupe (from Rocky Ford Colorado - the best grown anywhere). Got a deal at the Farmer's Market so I peeled and seeded 8 of them and then sliced them into 1/2 slices and dried about 20 hours (they were really ripe) and OH YUM!  Great snack food.

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Re: your dehydrated foods - what you dried, and how you used them
« Reply #168 on: August 14, 2011, 11:17:27 PM »
Okra - not sure yet
Broccoli - will add to a cream of soup instant mix; ham and broc crepes w/ hollandaise ; chickem divine
Cauliflower - same as above
Onions - lots uses
Blueberries - for muffins and pancakes, waffles
Chopped mixed peppers and onions, lots of uses.  Trying to figure out a dried salsa recipe
Corn -whole, for casseroles, and corn chowder, adding to cornbread
Corn - Creamed to make a chowder base
Imitation Crabmeat - for making my crab chowder meals I have in my backpack
Lemon Peel - baking/ice cream
Orange Peel - baking/ice cream
Llama jerky - this is pretty much gone too quickly as I can't stay out of it.
Fruit leather - these also dont last a long time due to eating them
Peas - I actually have not used these yet, but I wanted them out of my freezer
Beans - casseroles
Carrots - I use them in my Quinoa one pot meals
Celery - I use it for everything
Mushrooms - Portabella - lots of things
Mushrooms - Golden Chanterelles - Sauces

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Re: your dehydrated foods - what you dried, and how you used them
« Reply #169 on: August 15, 2011, 09:58:16 AM »
WVMan73

Thanks for the nice comments. You are right! We should make this topic sticky (I'll make it so). I hope this is useful to you in your prepping.

LvsChant

You're very welcome! This whole thread has really given me a lot of great ideas! And thank you for liking my suggestion to make this topic a sticky.  :) I think it could help a lot of people learn about dehydrating.

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Re: your dehydrated foods - what you dried, and how you used them
« Reply #170 on: November 18, 2011, 05:10:30 PM »
veggie powder.  this stuff is dead useful.  first - the ingredients:
Vegetable seasoning powder:
(all ingredients measured in grams)
6 celery
3 mushrooms
3 black pepper
2 green sweet peppers
16 tomatoes
1 dry lemon peel
1 rosemary
1 garlic powder
1 oregano
2 onion
1 spinach
1 bok choy

powder in a coffee grinder, and put in a glass jar.


now - for uses:
throw some in sour cream with a bit of salt and you have a veggie or chip dip (without MSGs)
a teaspoon in beef stroganoff, stew, or soup makes a tasty addition

honestly, I just use this whenever I need seasoning for something.


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Re: your dehydrated foods - what you dried, and how you used them
« Reply #171 on: November 18, 2011, 07:09:51 PM »
That is an awesome idea MS! I could see that stuff being really useful in a lot of different dishes that need just a bit more flavor. Thanks for the great idea!

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Re: your dehydrated foods - what you dried, and how you used them
« Reply #172 on: November 19, 2011, 01:23:34 AM »
honestly, I just throw in whatever dried veggies I have kicking around.  I like to write it down in case it is a particularly good or bad batch.  this recipe just happens to be what I have in my cupboard right now.

and I do it by weight cuz dried food in volume is a tricky thing.  take mushrooms.  those things are weightless!

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Re: your dehydrated foods - what you dried, and how you used them
« Reply #173 on: January 10, 2012, 10:55:17 AM »
Something I just tried is dehydrating ginger. I cut it up into thin slices and dehydrate it. I use it for making tea. It's really handy at work where I can't store fresh ginger, but I can keep a zip lock bag with some dried ginger and use that to make tea. It tastes great!

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Re: your dehydrated foods - what you dried, and how you used them
« Reply #174 on: January 11, 2012, 06:03:40 AM »
Good suggestion, upnorth. I'd imagine it would work fine to grind into a powder for uses in recipes, too.

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Re: your dehydrated foods - what you dried, and how you used them
« Reply #175 on: January 11, 2012, 08:26:29 AM »
Ginger is also pretty good at calming nausea.

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Re: your dehydrated foods - what you dried, and how you used them
« Reply #176 on: January 11, 2012, 08:29:21 AM »
Ginger is also pretty good at calming nausea.

yeah... I tried that last pregnancy.  the only thing that happened from it was that ever since if I am cooking with ginger I have to hold my breath until it is in the dish.  The smell of straight raw ginger (powdered, sugared, or raw) triggers the gag reflex.  I haven't gone near it this time around.

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Re: your dehydrated foods - what you dried, and how you used them
« Reply #177 on: January 11, 2012, 09:41:03 AM »
yeah... I tried that last pregnancy.  the only thing that happened from it was that ever since if I am cooking with ginger I have to hold my breath until it is in the dish.  The smell of straight raw ginger (powdered, sugared, or raw) triggers the gag reflex.  I haven't gone near it this time around.

Might be brave and try it again. Every pregnancy is different. First one I had I CRAVED Mango. I hate mango. I dreamed of mango and I couldn't eat enough of it. I am now back to hating mango. During my 2nd pregnancy, I thought mango might be a good idea as I at so much of it during the first one. UGH! I seriously hated mango and it made me gag. During my second pregnancy (StayPuft) I ate eggplant (which I hate) and edamame (which I cannot eat to this day) like they were going out of style. I had three times the level of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) while I was pregnant both times due to twins and that hormone is also what makes you sick. If it had not been for ginger I would have been throwing up all day long for months my doctor said. I didn't throw up but once. Maybe you could even make real ginger ale.

1 cup sugar
1 cup water
peeled and chopped fresh ginger

Boil 10 minutes (or slightly less), remove and toss the ginger, pour into a warm pint jar. When ready to use, put 1 tsp=1 tbsp of syrup into a 8 oz glass of club soda. It is way better than anything you can buy in the store.

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Re: your dehydrated foods - what you dried, and how you used them
« Reply #178 on: January 11, 2012, 02:11:12 PM »
When my wife was pregnant I had not trouble eating anything lol

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Re: your dehydrated foods - what you dried, and how you used them
« Reply #179 on: January 12, 2012, 07:31:21 AM »
Great idea LvsChant. I'm going to try that!