Tag Archives: Food Dehydrator

Recipe: Banana Leather (Flattened Dried Bananas)

While researching our future hike of the Pacific Crest Trail, I kept reading about these flattened dried bananas from Trader Joe’s. Since we aren’t Americans, I couldn’t just go pick some up to try. However, the concept seemed simple enough, and apparently they are delicious, so I did a bit of poking around online and

Mike Harvests His First Deer: What To Do With All This Meat?

After our deer was gutted, skinned, and allowed to relax overnight in a bath of salted ice water, it was time to do something with it.  I drained the water and we set the fan up so that the deer would stay plenty cool, as it was going to take some time to get the

Dehydrating Raspberries, Blueberries, And Mixed Berries

Forgive the crappy phone-photos, but I was so excited to get all of these beautiful berries into the dehydrator, I didn’t take time to find my camera. We got a great deal on bags of frozen berries at the grocery store, so I loaded up, thawed them out, and filled up the dehydrator trays! I

Recipe: Tofu Jerky

Tofu Jerky Recipe Ingredients: 1 brick of firm or extra firm tofu 1/2 cup soy sauce 1/4 cup brown sugar 1 head of garlic, or 2 tbsp of minced garlic (you can adjust this to taste, we like a LOT of garlic) Pepper to taste Directions: Combine everything except tofu in a freezer bag, and

Dehydrating Cucumber, Coleslaw Mix, Steamed Chicken, And Bread!

In an effort to prepare for a summer trip that I don’t dare write about yet, for fear we won’t be able to manage it (financial reasons primarily) I have been dehydrating like mad.  Because I dislike getting to the point where we decide we are going somewhere, and then there is no food prepared,

Recipe: Basic Dehydrated Tofu

Tofu is a great option for vegetarians, or an alternative protein if you’re getting bored of the usual.  Fresh tofu is heavy, so dehydrating it is the ideal way to make it backpacking friendly! Dehydrated Tofu Recipe Ingredients: 1 brick of firm or extra firm tofu Seasonings or sauce to taste (see below) * You

Recipe: Dehydrated Ground Beef

Add a little beef to your backpacking meals! When people think of dehydrating meat, beef jerky is usually the first thing to come to mind.  While jerky is a trail favorite, and a staple of many back-country expeditions, there are plenty of other options for dehydrated fare that can add flavor and fullness to your repertoire. Ground beef goes

Dehydrating Spinach And Fresh Peaches

As backpacking season is upon us, the gentle whirrr of our food dehydrator can be heard almost around the clock (ok, probably not, but lately it’s going at least 6 hours most days). Right now it’s full of fresh peaches and chopped frozen spinach.   So far this season I’ve also done a whole pile

Strawberries And Kiwi In The Dehydrator!

Dehydrated Pears, Apples, Kiwi, Peppers, And Jerky!

The fruit and veggies turned out brilliantly: They were so delicious, I barely had time to take this photos before they were gone! The kiwi was especially interesting, slightly sour but definitely yummy. Since then I have dehydrated celery, mango, peppers, and even some beef jerky! I used this recipe for the beef jerky. After

Dehydrated Christmas Dinner Anyone?

The turkey and stuffing turned out better than I expected. Tonight I am dehydrating a number of fruits and veggies (mostly in the interest of experimentation).  The contents of my dehydrator currently includes: Pears Apples Kiwi Tomato Broccoli Cauliflower