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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.

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Eating healthy and nutritious foods is effortless for those who know the lost art of dehydrating food! For people who have never tried it, getting started can seem overwhelming. People assume that they’ll need complicated and expensive equipment to produce good quality dehydrated snacks, treats, jerky, and just-add-water meals. This complete guide to dehydrating empowers you with all of the know-how you need to get started. You’ll learn what foods work best for dehydrating (and which foods to avoid!) as well as the equipment you’ll need to get started and some options for additional equipment to upgrade your dehydrating options down the road. This book also contains dozens of delicious recipes, from simple preserved snacks and jerky to full just-add-water meals, you’ll be equipped with everything you need to dehydrate top quality foods like an expert. The Dehydrator Cookbook: Ultimate Guide to Drying Food with Dozens of Dehydrator Recipes for Jerky, Snacks, Fruit Leather, and Just-Add-Water Meals is your all-in-one resource for enjoying tasty and nutritious dehydrated foods, while saving money on grocery and restaurant bills at the same time. Get excited about dehydrating and learn how good it can feel to save money, lose weight and eat amazing, flavorful foods you dehydrated yourself in the comfort of your kitchen.
This Dehydrator Cookbook contains:

  • Dozens of Easy to Follow Recipes using ingredients that are easily found at your local grocery store and that are ideal for dehydrating and preserving – each with complete nutritional information

  • Delicious and Healthy Dehydrated Food For Every Occasion organized into chapters including Jerky and Meat; Fruits and Nuts; Vegetables; and Just-add-water Meals

  • A Complete Overview detailing the essential information you need to know about dehydrating, including advice for living well, and saving money by dehydrating food

  • Handy Charts and Indexes so all the information you need is at your fingertips

Recipes in Dehydrator Cookbook include: Apple Fig Fruit Leather, Western Barbecue Jerky, Banana Chia Crackers, Zucchini Chips, Cajun Beef Jerky, Spicy Buffalo Cauliflower Bites, Classic Chicken Jerky, Couscous with Chicken and Vegetables, Creamy Alfredo Noodles with Chicken and Mushrooms, Chocolate Banana Fruit Leather, and much more!
Endorsed by nutritionists and discerning home cooks everywhere, eating a regular diet of homemade dehydrated and preserved food has been proven as a healthy and effective way to achieve weight loss goals and enjoy great tasting food while saving money every single week. Grab this book today and see why those in the know are so excited about dehydrating food at home!

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Weston Food Dehydrator by Meat Processing Products

Manufacturer #: 74-1001-W Weston offers this outstanding ten-tray stainless steel horizontal air flow dehydrator that is a favorite among jerky makers and avid gardeners. This unit is a best value when compared to similar models. Its the perfect way to preserve fruits, meats, vegetables, herbs, breads & flowers! Easily make healthy, delicious and natural snacks like banana chips, fruit roll-ups, yogurt and jerky. Features: Retains natural flavor of foods without additives or preservatives Make great take-along snacks for hunting, fishing, camping or road trips. Easy to use? easy to clean! Heavy-duty Stainless Steel construction Dehydrated foods easily release from trays Over 16 square feet of drying space 1000 watt heating element 10 hour timer Ultra-quiet 6 ½? fan Each drying tray measures 14.5 x 16 Rear-mounted drying system circulates air from back to front through each tray? tray rotation not necessary Color-coded thermostat adjusts from 84 to 155 degrees F Includes instructions and recipe book


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  • Preserve summer bounty by dehydrating foods to use in recipes year-round

    07/29/15 ,via Brandon Sun

    The cover of the book "The Dehydrator Bible: Includes Over 400 Recipes" by Jennifer MacKenzie, Jay Nutt, Don Mercer is shown in this undated handout photo. With stalls at farmers markets and supermarkets overflowing with ripe, colourful fruits and 

  • Lessons in 18th-century style food preservation still useful today

    08/26/15 ,via TCPalm

    Some describe the era as a simpler time, but spend a day with Sam Maynard, executive director of James White Fort, and preservationist Jim Buckenmyer, and it's quickly evident that nothing was simple, especially pertaining to food. “I use a

  • Cookin' the books: Library club cooks instead of reads

    08/26/15 ,via Winston-Salem Journal

    Let it come to room temperature before serving. Note: The soaking is necessary for dehydrated sun-dried tomatoes that are sold in bags. For sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil and sold in jars, no soaking is necessary; just chop them and proceed with recipe.


RT @UrbanFarmMag: Dehydrating food is a great preservation method, and these unique recipes go way beyond vegetable chips.… 08/25/15, @whseeds
RT @UrbanFarmMag: Dehydrating food is a great preservation method, and these unique recipes go way beyond vegetable chips.… 08/21/15, @Treeverde
RT @UrbanFarmMag: Dehydrating food is a great preservation method, and these unique recipes go way beyond vegetable chips.… 08/21/15, @rrs4truthnhelth


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  • Dehydrating Food

    Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.. 2013. ISBN: 9781628732382,1628732385. 192 pages.

    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.

  • Dehydrating Food: Simple and Easy Dehydrator Recipes

    Speedy Publishing LLC. 2013. ISBN: 9781630229528,1630229520. 130 pages.

    Cathy has added to her series of homemade recipe books with this new one of recipes for your dehydrator. If you've never thought about using that dehydrator you got years ago as a gift, this book will inspire you! In this book you'll find 145 simple, easy and unique recipes that work well as is or with modification of the ingredients. There are some variations listed with some of them but feel free to be creative and try something new! The recipes fall into two categories: recipes for dehydrating and recipes for items and meals that use dehydrated ingredients. You can create a new take on Banana Bread and Apple Pie, make your own granola and make some healthy snacks like Apple Slices and Banana Chips. There are even some recipes for treats for your pets. You'll be amazed what you can do...

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  • Lessons in 18th-century style food preservation still useful today

    08/25/15 ,via TCPalm

    Some describe the era as a simpler time, but spend a day with Sam Maynard, executive director of James White Fort, and preservationist Jim Buckenmyer, and it’s quickly evident that nothing was simple, especially pertaining to food. “Gardens and food ...

  • Supper Club on Mars

    08/21/15 ,via The Atlantic

    “In the past, food traditions ... (this one was made with dehydrated cabbage and powdered lime juice). Another was pemmican, a type of meatball made with jerky and once popular with 17th-century American fur traders. Both recipes are a far cry from ...

  • RECIPE: Cured kingfisher hits the spot for the Long Apron

    08/24/15 ,via Sunshine Coast Daily

    OUR recipe this week is from Cameron Matthews, head chef at The Long Apron, the two-hatted restaurant at Spicers Clovelly Estate, Montville. Cam is presenting in the Real Food Kitchen at ... rinse and dry, dehydrate at 60C for 12 hours.

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chocolate chip
chocolate chip
er, chocolate nib, actually. The dough tasted surprisingly authentic- no joke! I think it was the brown sugar-tasting dates, combined with the vanilla bean and chocolate flavours. So, I threw these together and dehydrated them overnight, and did I write down the measurements so I could make them again? Of course not. I think it went something like this, though: 1 cup raw walnuts 1/4 cup raw cacao nibs a few Tbsp coconut flour seeds from 1 vanilla bean maybe...3/4 c fresh dates I made a paste with the dates ( I think I added a few drops of water, bringing it somewhere between paste & syrup), took it out of the processor and cleaned it out. I then ground up the nibs, then added the walnuts and ground them up together as fine as I could get them. Threw in some coconut flour & the vanilla bean seeds. Added the pureed dates. squished balls of dough with a fork on parchment in my old dehydrator, and left overnight. I contemplated simply rolling the dough into balls &...
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dehydrated green onions
dehydrated green onions
green onions dehydrated at 110 for 8 hours
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have posted the recipes for some of these raw food treats below.
have posted the recipes for some of these raw food treats below.
Dehydrating foods
Dehydrating foods
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