We sit down with our friend Kristin Retterath in this episode to talk about dehydrating your own meals. As daunting as it seems to some, including me, Kristin shows that it’s a simple process and can save you money. We talk about different meal ideas, dehydrating fruit, what to look for when purchasing a dehydrator and more.
Have questions? Join in on the discussion with Kristin over on the Rokslide Forum! https://www.rokslide.com/forums/threads/dehydrated-meals-diy-with-kristin-retterath.139115/
Dehydrator that we use: Cabela’s 80L Commercial-Grade, $299.99. https://www.cabelas.com/product/CABELAS-L-COMMERCIAL-FOOD-DEHYDRATOR/2339805.uts?slotId=1
Rokslide writer Becca Moffat created a great thread a while back for Freezer Bag Cooking recipes. Find it here -> https://www.rokslide.com/forums/threads/freezer-bag-cooking-post-your-recipes-here-to-share.1629/
1:00 - what to look for in a dehydrator 6:30 - metal trays vs plastic trays 7:45 - fruit 14:45 - meat slicer for consistency 18:30 - expense of purchasing pre-made meals 20:35 - what meals Kristin dehydrates 25:15 - what does she put the meals on to dehydrate 28:15 - dehydrate all together or mix together later? 31:00 - dehydrating foods with higher fat content 32:45 - vegetables 38:15 - bags to cook in 42:00 - fruit and jerky at the same time? 43:45 - cleaning 46:30 - how long to dehydrate? 48:15 - what temperature to dehydrate?