I am getting the hang of my $4 garage sale dehydrator!
It looks like this, came with no instructions, and it took me a few days to get some tricks figured out!
Flax crackers have definitely been fun....I've been eating them with fresh salsa, nut & seed pate', and as crust for raw pizza- awesome!! I don't have the mesh sheets needed for a lot of raw recipes, so I am trimming parchment paper into rings that fit the trays- I can use them a few times each and it seems to be a great trick for dehydrating stuff with sauce or marinade.
Flax crackers with fresh salsa
Flax crackers with tomatoes and nut/seed pate'
Other dehydrated treats have been raw "mac & cheese" and kale chips! So exciting and delicious :)
My $4 dehydrator has redeemed itself! After checking out the $5 per pack raw flax crackers at the health food store, I decided to try the dehydrator again.
I used the recipe from Going Raw, and it was a super success! I used water, Bradgg's, and a cup of flax seeds from a large bag I bought. I also hacked the cheap dehydrator by cutting out parchment paper rounds to stand in for mesh sheets. Yay!
The crackers were crispy and delicious!!
We also scored some "end of the week" avocados that were getting mooshy...10 cents a piece at the HFS. Yay! Guacamole time!
For literally loose change, we are enjoying fresh guacamole and raw flax crackers. Scooore!
Ay ay ay! I bought a dehydrator at a garage sale for $4 last weekend. Its a fairly cheapo model with no thermostat control, but for $4 I decided to give it a whirl! I started with bananas, which turned out to be wrong wrong wrong!
Looking good so far...
I dehydrated ALL DAY but all I got was simultaneously burned and mushy bananas.
Any tips? A few apple slices I threw in came out nicely, and I'm planning on trying some basic kale chips next. I'm thinking major raw recipes won't work in this, but maybe fruit and veggie chips will be in the cards!