Goods To Know Dehydrators

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The discussion of the day is dehydrators, lots of questions coming in which is timely with the arrival of the dreaded cold weather. I use a nine tray Excalibur without a timer. It works like a dream for fruit leathers, crackers, flat breads, wraps, dog treats, chips and seasoning to name a few.

There are several types of dehydrators on the market that come with added features but ultimately it’s a basic device so I suggest keeping it that way. If you’re looking for something pretty then the Sedona is it, personally there is too much going on with this system for me. And if you’re curious but on a tight budget the round dehydrators are fun to play with. Both Upaya Naturals and Juicers 4 Life have great selections and competitive prices.

Here’s an good recipe to experiment with:

Homemade Chili Seasoning 

9 habanero peppers
9 green chili peppers
1 red onion
1 bulb garlic
2 large red tomatos

Chop peppers in half lengthwise leaving the seeds for extra kick, slice remaining ingredients to about 1/4″ thick or less. Lay everything flat on dehydrating screens (no teflex), set temperature to 115° for approximately 18 hours or until ingredients are completely dry. Blend into a fine powder, careful not to inhale “smoke” it’s hot!!!

Store in a glass container, and add to dressings or in your fav recipes for extra flavour.

CATEGORY: Health & Wellness

lisa4thegoods

Chef and Owner at the Goods. Food is at the root of everything, it has the power to impact our health, wellbeing and spirituality, the economy, environment and overall health of this planet.

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