The Dehydrator Cookbook for Outdoor Adventurers by Julie Mosier is an incredible resource for anyone that likes to make their own meals to take on the go. I am a big fan of dehydrating food. When I have a good gardening season it is so fun to dry herbs, vegetables, fruits and more. But this book has opened up my eyes to a whole new way of thinking and using my dehydrator. I never thought about using it to make actual MEALS.
I’m going to skip ahead of my normal breakdown to get you excited about what this book has to offer. The author was explaining that in addition to using these recipes to make meals for backpacking she also enjoys using them for other purposes, like using them while traveling on a plane. She includes a recipe for Black Bean and Corn Couscous Salad and this meal is able to be rehydrated with cool water. Brilliant idea! See what ideas you have when you explore this book that has “Healthy , Delicious Recipes for Backpacking and Beyond”.
The Photography is wonderful, done by Darren Muir, and helps to really visualize the types of food that are possible for you to create. If you have never tried dehydrating before, don’t be nervous, she talks about everything that you will want to learn. The types of dehydrators on the market, dehydrating 101, even how to prepare for your adventures. As you move into Part 2 of the book you will learn how to work with fruits and vegetables, grains and legumes, even meat and seafood. Then you are ready to move into the part of the book that will get you excited to dive in and start your own creations.
The Dehydrator Cookbook for Outdoor Adventurers
I started out with a recipe under Snacks and Desserts called Savory Broccoli Bites. These treats don’t need to be rehydrated, so you can just eat them as they are. The ingredients include; broccoli, olive oil, seasoning salt and if you are looking for an additional protein-rich ingredient, hemp hearts. Pretty easy to have a first success! I also loved that this recipe included an ingredient tip to use a seasoning salt as the base recipe suggests, or you can experiment with different spices to give great variations. Another option, try using nutritional yeast to add a cheesy flavor to this snack. This is a recipe that I will definitely be doing again.
The recipes include basic information such as the special nutrition groups they fit in (dairy free, gluten free, nut free, vegan, sugar free and many more). Next you see prep time, cook time and dehydration time, as well as the number of servings for the recipe. The instructions include; To Prepare, To Dehydrate, and To Store. Nutritional Information per serving is also included in each recipe. Tips appear in a box and can include; ingredient tips, preparation tips, and even rehydration tips. You will have everything you need to personalize your menus and make them your own.
Recipes for YOUR Adventures
I have already mentioned the Black Bean and Corn Couscous Salad recipe, but you will also enjoy; Cinnamon Apple Hazelnut Oatmeal, Red Curry Vegetable Stir-Fry, Coconut Rice Pudding with Golden Raisins and the Berry Crisp is something you may want to make as an at home treat whenever you see a great harvest of berries.
You will be amazed at the options you have and the meals that you can create using this cookbook. I highly recommend The Dehydrator Cookbook for Outdoor Adventurers by Julie Mosier for yourself as well as any other adventurers in your life. I know you will have a great time learning to make your own food options and menus.
Disclosure: Thank you to Callisto Media Rockridge Press for providing me with a complimentary copy of this e-book for review purposes. No other compensation was received, and all opinions are my own.