This fudge is incredibly rich, smooth and decadent. A small piece is very satisfying because it’s packed full of whole food goodness. The hardest thing about this recipe is waiting for it to set in the freezer before you get to … Continue reading
So, I’ve never been a big coffee drinker. I do however, enjoy a nice big latte every once in a while. Sometimes with 2 shots of espresso and always with whole milk and a big shake of cinnamon on top. … Continue reading
So I’ve had my dehydrator for about a month now and I have to say there have been some pretty interesting results!
– because items are dehydrated at low temperatures they are still considered raw (if they went into the dehydrator that way to begin with) and maintain their nutritional value
– you can add some nice flavours to nuts (ie; tamari, garlic, chili flakes, honey) and they’re still nutritious
– raisins and cranberries (I made sure that I blanched them in water to burst their skins before dehydrating) are a lot cheaper if you do them yourself
– kale chips are amazing and much cheaper to make as well (they are however so delicious you may find yourself eating a whole head of kale in one night while watching a good movie!)
– dehydrating is a great way to have fresh herbs on hand, I find now that I dehydrate and store them I no longer have to discard wilted refrigerated herbs
– dehydrated kiwis are delicious!
Not so good things:
– dehydrated chicken livers for dog snacks really stink! (but dogs go cuckoo for them)
– dehydrating can take ages, so time accordingly, I’ve had things in my dehydrator for days (ie; cranberries)
– dehydrators are big and take up a lot of room
My dehydrator is from Lee Valley Tools on King St. between Spadina and Bathurst and cost $60.
It’s a pretty good entry level dehydrator to determine if it’s something you want to continue to do without spending the money to purchase an Excalibur.