This award-winning book offers food safety tips and mouth-watering recipes. It also includes step-by-step directions for drying foods, and over 76 recipes to make from the dried foods such as casseroles, cakes, and healthy roll-ups. Dehydrator delights enable you to prepare healthy and delicious foods year round for a fraction of the costs of commercial foods… you can save 50 to 90 percent. More
This book will give you a simple, straightforward approach to drying foods using a food dehydrator. I have been an avid dryer since the 70's and have dried over 2 tons of food each year. It has allowed me to prepare healthy, nutritious foods for my friends and family… snacks for after school, camping and sporting events, and complete meals. It even enabled me to feed my family after two natural disasters hit; we lived off of dried food for weeks while we were stranded with no electricity or heat. This book includes a list of easily dehydrated foods and over 76 recipes and their nutritional requirements. You'll find healthy and tasty foods such as apple bread, spaghetti sauce, barbecue sauce, jerky and much more. You can make a wonderful snack of dried apples for just pennies when you use a food dehydrator… you can save 50 to 90 percent compared to commercially purchased foods when you use Dehydrate Delights. Storage is also made easier with this book's tips on how to preserve foods that you don't use right away. Dehydrating organic produce from your garden or Community SupportedAgriculture (CSA) year round is an excellent way to save time, money, and great quality produce; it allows you to lock in the goodness, providing benefits you can see and taste! Noreen Jo Thomas has a Bachelor of Science degree in food and Nutrition and Microbiology. Noreen also teaches classes throughout the US. Thomas is a speaker, educator, and is post-laurete of the University of Minnesota's prestigious Siehl Award. She has also received Disney's highest award for community service for community gardens on her family's farm. Thomas has also received The American Hearts Association Highest Creative Excellence Award. Thomas and her family are certified organic farmers in the Red River Valley of Minnesota. A portion of the sales supports the Gifted Learning Project Nonprofit, which serves those with learning challenges. (giftedlearningproject.org) Thomas hopes to someday to see her dream become a reality in which those with disabilities, growing food for themselves and as well as others… much like Iceland and Germany.