I just ordered a food dehydrator!!! The 9 tray excalibur one - looks like the king of dehydrators. I'm way excited.
I also ordered a mandoline slicer so I can slice veggies thin to make veggie chips and stuff... (and also to use in regular cooking)
AND my little sister gave me a stick/immersion blender for Christmas, so I can make fruit purees and stuff and dehydrate it into fruit leather.
My husband is definitely looking forward to making jerky - and I am too. I've NEVER tried store-bought jerky because of all the nasty ingredients and it always looks "gummy." It's always grossed me out, though real jerky sounds like it might be amazing stuff.
Maybe try soaked/dehydrated "crispy" nuts?
So... do you dehydrate? What are your favorite things to make? Do you do it for immediate-ish food / snacking purposes or to "put up" food for later?
I thought maybe making some dried soup mixes and stuff for emergency preparedness or to give as gifts or stuff (since if the power goes out a fridge-focused way of eating goes out the window).
So yeah... do you dehydrate? Tell me your stories, favorite things to do, recipes, tips, etc. I'm a TOTAL dehydration newbie.