It's been a busy week here with presentations, renovations, and travel. Unfortunately, being out of my kitchen for renovationss means that I don't have a new recipe to share for this month's theme. I still wanted to share the links so you can see what my fellow dietitians are up to and figured I would mention some of my favourite ways to use dehydrated or dried foods. I must admit, because I often work with athletes, I think about fluid needs when I hear the word 'dehydration'.
This month's theme is:
Get Your Dehydrator On
Whether it’s extra garden bounty or a sale at the supermarket –
dehydrating food is a budget-friendly way to stock up for later. You can
use a food dehydrator, a low slow oven, or natural sunshine to preserve
natural healthfulness. Show us how you like to dehydrate, or a healthy
recipe for how you enjoy using dehydrated fruits, veggies or other
A food dehydrator is a kitchen appliance that I don't have, but I have used a low slow oven (for my dried ginger and orange slices) for past ReDux posts and often have dried fruit around for use in energy bites, muffins, bars, granola, etc. Food preservation (ie. canning) is something I haven't really ventured into (yet); so perhaps that will be a goal for next year! Summer is also coming to an end here in Saskatchewan, so I will have to get myself organized and try using sunshine to preserve veggies and fruit next July/August. I do like the idea of being able to enjoy summer's bounty all year round though!
One kitchen tool I've been waiting for cool weather to use is the tagine I received for my birthday. Many of the recipes call for dried fruit, so this will be a new way for me to try using these sweet ingredients - I'll keep you posted on my tagine experiments!
Have you dehydrated fruit or veggies? What do you like to do with them?
Check out the great ideas below.