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Jeanine Gurley Jacildone
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Got my excaliber 3900 dehydrator a few days ago.  Lovin it so far.  The partially dehydrated tomatoes were extra tasty on pizza, zuchinni chips were good to just munch on.  Were - as in - they are already all eaten.

I have learned that the next time that I dehydrate onions and garlic it needs to be done outside in the shop - the whole house smelled like funky socks.

I want to try some of the 'raw' foods recipes and I am interested in and any favorites that an experienced dehydrator may have.
 
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Here is a free 13 page PDF from Purdue:

http://www.extension.purdue.edu/extmedia/CFS/CFS-146-W.pdf

Lots of good dehydrating info.
 
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South Carolina wrote:
Got my excaliber 3900 dehydrator a few days ago.  Lovin it so far.  The partially dehydrated tomatoes were extra tasty on pizza, zuchinni chips were good to just munch on.  Were - as in - they are already all eaten.

I have learned that the next time that I dehydrate onions and garlic it needs to be done outside in the shop - the whole house smelled like funky socks.

I want to try some of the 'raw' foods recipes and I am interested in and any favorites that an experienced dehydrator may have.


I worked at a Raw Vegan catering place, we had 15 of those. They are so awesome. We would make crackers, "cheese", "bread", granola, snacks, desserts, omg so much good stuff.

Here is the grain less granola recipe, just dont add the honey, it doesn't do much.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UzFDN-vCxTw

same mixture can be added to pureed dates and vanilla to make energy bars, or shaped in to tea cookies and the center filled with berry or fruit puree.
 
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Just came across this, looks like a good way to use up extra zucc's.

http://honest-food.net/2011/07/12/what-to-do-with-all-that-zucchini/
 
Jeanine Gurley Jacildone
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oracle wrote:
Here is the grain less granola recipe,

I just got around to watching that video.  Yum!  I want to also make the bars and cookies you mentioned.

Right now I have plum/yogurt roll ups and some tomatoes in there.
 
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Jeanine Gurley wrote:
I just got around to watching that video.  Yum!  I want to also make the bars and cookies you mentioned.

Right now I have plum/yogurt roll ups and some tomatoes in there.


tomatoes are awesome in so many things, salads, pastas, soups, fillings and more. Glad you liked the video. Also shredded coconut is great for those cookies
 
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my favorite things
Apples-awesome
Pineapple-even more awesome
Banana-tends to stick, but pretty much awesome
Beef Jerky-INSANE

I've got a grain mill through which I have milled some dried items.
Dried rosemary>>rosemary powder.  This will knock you over
Spinach>>spinach powder.  Mix this in with pasta, end up with spinach pasta

I've not yet tried it, but run some dried sweet peppers through a mill, make paprika.
dried oregano, basil, hot peppers, garlic, onion>>make your own cajun spice and blackened seasoning
chili peppers, cumino>>chili powder
Imagination is your limit.
 
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I'm trying to stick to a paleo-diet, so i make linseed crackers in the dehydrator: easypeasy, just mix ground linseed with water and let it sit, it needs to be a goo that spreads evenly. Flavour to taste (I use salt, peper and some rosemary, oregano and thyme), spread on a nonsticksheet (about 2 mm thick) and dry.

Right now I'm drying pears, because it's easier than canning.

Cherries are great dried, as are apples. A few weeks back I peeled a few apples for a pie, and I put the (organic) peels in thin strips with some cinnamon trough the dryer. With the peels you can make a great apple tea for the fall and winter.

Peels of organic lemons, limes and oranges can be dried as well. Great in cake (ground up), for flavouring liquor (homemade limoncello anyone) or tea.

Any surplus of veggies I have, I slice, dice and drie. It makes some great instant mealmixes (also wonderful for hiking).

Last but not least: it's great to drie out seeds your saving (on a low temp), so they won't spoil.
 
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