In my quest to make a dehydrated meal that isn’t bovine in origin, I finally got around to it, and set about a lamb dish we eat every so often at home. I was particularly drawn to this one because … Continue reading Tales from the Dehydrator: No 5 Lamb Tagine
I’m desperate to increase the variety in my dehydrated meals, as everything so far seems to be beef based, but recent attempts to introduce lamb have been thwarted. The meals I dehydrate are chosen to fit in with the household … Continue reading Tales from the Dehydrator: No. 4 Pasta Bolognese
My dehydrator, an Andrew James model, is marketed primarily as a tool for dehydrating fruit and vegetables and making a bit of jerky. It’s not explicitly promoted as a device for dehydrating wet food into backpacking meals. Nevertheless, before buying I’d seen that someone in one of the Facebook groups had successfully used one for this purpose, and I even managed to find a review of the product from someone who’d done it (although this took a lot of wading through fruit and jerky-based reviews). This is important as the Andrew James costs a mere £40, instead of the £150 plus you’d have to shell out for an Excaliber, for instance. So far, the cheaper solution has worked out fine.
Given that the popular thing is to use this for fruit and veg, I thought I’d give it a go. Continue reading “Tales from the Dehydrator: No. 3 Beans, Apples, Raspberries & Blueberries”
The dehydrator is washed and ready for action again, and having crafted this week’s menu specifically to generate a meal for dehydration, it’s time to get on with it. Today it’s Beef in Red Wine, a sort of poor man’s Boeuf Bourguignon. This is just the sort of meal I like to eat cowering from a biting wind on top of a mountain. I’m hoping it works… Continue reading “Tales from the Dehydrator: No. 2 Beef in Red Wine with Mash”
It may seem odd to plunge straight in and attempt a whole meal rather than just drying out some fruit or whatnot, but there are good reasons for doing so. Firstly Chilli is the one meal I’ve found is consistently … Continue reading Tales from the Dehydrator: No.1 Chilli