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I have been looking at getting a dehydrator for a few years now, or if my DH gets around to it getting him to make me one.
There are lets of veggies I want to dry and I can never make too much fruit leather.
I have been watching youtube on drying different foods but what I am finding harder to find is recipes to make with the dehydrated food.
What do you make with your dried foods? If you make soups what and how much do you add? Do you make meals with meat and dry that? Or do you add fresh meat or dried meat to a meal?
What do you do?
look at some of the backpacking forums, they have recipes
also, hiking forums
I cant find the link I previously gave to someone else but when I do I’ll post it
I use most of my dehydrated foods when cooking in the slow cooker, making casseroles in the oven, or for soups. I don’t tend to use recipes at all. So, for example, I used the slow cooker today and put in a turkey drumstick, some stock, herbs, and dehydrated carrot, chilli, garlic, sweet potato, onions, celery, celery leaf, and broccoli.
I often just put in some meat (especially the cheap cuts), fish, turkey or chicken, a tin of tomatoes, a splash of wine, and an assortment of dehydrated vegetables. I either go mad and add a bit of everything or just concentrate on one or two ingredients.
Sometimes I make a soup by just adding lots more water and then putting in a mix of dehydrated vegetables, or I take a mixture of the dehydrated vegetables and grind them to a powder to make an instant soup mix.
I haven’t made ready meals and dried them.
How much? Dunno really – a bit of this, a handful of that. Just what seems reasonable at the time. I haven’t had any failures. What I do find is that I tend to use a lot more vegetables than I would if I had to use fresh as I have dozens of jars of dehydrated veg to choose from.