so, i bought a dehydrator... it’s amazing and it’s already changing my life.
i know that may sound drastic, but at this stage in the game – pretty much everything in my life is drastically changing…. so – this is no exception. owning a dehydrator has totally changed the way i shop, too. if i have an over-ripe fruit or veggie, but i’m not sure i’ll eat it right away – I CAN DEHYDRATE IT! if there is a one-day sale on fresh fruit and i want to stock up but it won’t fit in my freezer – I CAN DEHYDRATE IT! i can make my own fruit-rollups, trailmix, and even dehydrate herbs like sage or rosemary.
my favourite thing to make lately is kale chips. i wish i would’ve had this thing in the summer – totally could’ve kept the house cooler than making kale chips in the oven!
so simple and healthy. i didn’t even add any oil. just rinsed the kale off and sprinkled on a heaping ton of nutritional yeast… so good.
i used one head of kale and it made this whole bowl. and it was organic kale @ $1.99/ea. if you compare that to the prices on an 8 oz. container of kale chips… well, you can’t even compare. my dehydrator has already paid for itself in savings!
and you know what else i love about having a dehydrator? i just plug it in at night and run it while i sleep – it creates fantastic white noise in my tiny home and the food makes itself with no effort on my part. so cool!