Healthy Homemade Fruit Roll-Ups

Healthy homemade fruit leather / fruit roll ups - sooo simple

I’m sure we all remember those bright red, flavorful, STICKY squares, wrapped in plastic, aptly named snacks, Fruit Roll-Ups. Well, did you know you can make your own flavorful, HEALTHY homemade fruit roll-ups? No trip to the store required. “How on earth can fruit roll-ups be healthy?” I’m sure you’re wondering. It’s because of the … Read more

How to Dehydrate Watermelon (yes, you really can!)

How to make dehydrated watermelon - yes, you really can!

Have you ever dehydrated watermelon? Did you even know you could  dehydrate watermelon? As much as we love to dehydrate various foods, it wasn’t until this year that my husband decided to dehydrate some watermelon, when we were overflowing with it one evening. Turned out, it was a success, much like all of my husband’s … Read more

How to Dehydrate Beets – Beet Chips

How to dehydrate beets and make your own beet chips!

Being on a special diet or healing protocol pretty much means any kind of fried potato chips (other than homemade) are out the window. (Especially on the GAPS diet protocol – no potatoes are allowed at all.) This is not really a bad thing. I’ve been reading lately about the levels of acrylamide in commercial … Read more

How to Dehydrate Kiwi

How to dehydrate kiwi - dried kiwi snacks

Hello there! You want to know something funny? One of my favorite snacks has always been sour gummy straws. You know, those sticky, mouth-puckering, strawberry-flavored straws coated in citric acid? The really healthy ones? Oh, er. . . maybe they’re not so healthy. But that’s why this is such a fun tutorial. Because – in … Read more

Making Tomato Powder

How to make tomato powder

So, you’ve just dehydrated the case of tomatoes you got from the local co-op, or your haul from the garden. What on earth do you do with dehydrated tomatoes? I’ll tell you what I do: make tomato powder. What is tomato powder? I’ll define tomato powder as pulverized, powdered dried tomatoes, kept in a cool … Read more

Leftover Greens: How to Avoid the Guilt of the Wilt

Leftover greens: what to do with your greens before they rot!

    Come on, you know it happens. It happens to all of us. You waltzed right into that grocery store, or farmer’s market, bought the lettuce that was on special, and had every intention of doing something with it! You really did!   But life happened. 🙂 You got busy, you forgot about it, … Read more

How To Make Delicious Fruit Powder At Home

How to make fruit powder!

Hello everyone! So, you just finished a dehydrating a big batch of fruit and you’re left wondering, what in the world am I supposed to do with this stuff? I thought you’d never ask. Today we are going to make dehydrated fruit powder. Why would anyone want to make their own fruit powder? Here are … Read more

How to Dehydrate Tomatoes

How to dehydrate tomatoes - simple step by step method

My love affair with dehydrating (funny, right?) began with my purchase of my dehydrator. I call it the Cadillac of dehydrators; it comes with all the bells and whistles… nine large trays, temperature adjust, even a timer. I love it. This dehydrator is a staple in our kitchen. I’m so glad we had room for the monster. … Read more