Sunday, March 10, 2013

I Love My Dehydrator!

Right now I'm finally taking a minute to blog after enjoying a sunny day outside. Finally we had a beautiful, warm (aka 40s-50s) weekend to do lots of great hiking! I apologize for the lack of posts, our lives are very uneventful at the moment, especially as we're preparing for our move. 
Since I haven't posted any new food pictures recently, I figured I should share one of our crazy new adventures, cooking with my dehyrator. I couldn't really come up with any good Christmas present ideas, so Ron and Mom were nice enough to be willing to get me an Excalibur Dehydrator so Amit and I could continue our primal cooking adventures. So far we've made sweet potato and beet chips and we're working towards mastering the art of making our own jerky!
Our sweet potato chips!
Beet chips
Look at us making our own jerky!
Our second attempt turned out a little better than the first.
Can't wait to try and hopefully master it the third time!

As for other Primal foodie ventures, we have just started to rehydrate our very first Scoby. We drink kombucha every day and wanted to begin brewing our own batches. It takes about a month to rehydrate the Scoby, so right now we're still waiting to see if it worked. We're definitely keeping our fingers crossed that this project works!
You can barely see the Scoby at the bottom of the jar.

We've actually been cooking fiends recently and have been playing with a ton of new recipes, so I'll be sure to post details about those soon. Spring is in the air and we are getting excited for new hikes and our favorite Farmer's Markets!


  1. This is awesome, Heather! I need to find a couple of recipes my friend sent me for fruit leather, with herbs. I think it was raspberry with rosemary or something. I miss seeing you guys and hope you are enjoying those beautiful hikes! I'd love to learn to make kombucha, we have a lot of great places for it in Oregon, and it's perfect for after biking, yoga, etc. :)

    1. Ooh! Fruit leather is the one thing I haven't tried yet! Looks like I'll have to put it on my to-do list. I'll keep you posted on our kombucha attempt, it's going to be an interesting project, to say the least! ;-) I hope you're enjoying the west coast!