Freeze drying is quite an adventure! I have completed a multitude of batches and each one is like opening a present. It's exciting to see how the freeze dried food turns out and how it will taste. Then there are things to think about; will I reconstitute it or eat it as a snack? Should I package it in Mylar for long term storage or put it in glass jars for shorter term storage.? So many decisions to make!
Some of the fun things I have freeze dried are Fat Boy Ice Cream Sandwiches. Yes, Ice cream! They turn out to be a delightful snack. I cut them into 9 bite sized pieces and then freeze dry them. My family and friends really like them this way.
Another fun item is Watermelon. It was more of a novelty thing. The sweetness is intensified and the texture is sort of like Styrofoam, but it is definitely something unique.
Grapes are another nice snack. Any kind fruit is really good and veggies are so easy to rehydrate in meals. I am still working with meats, and I really like the way that they turn out. Hamburger, chicken, and beef are all that I have tried thus far, and I am pleased with how they are turning out.
As I progress, I will post pictures of some of the things that I am freeze drying. Until next time, I can't wait to see what I will freeze dry next!
June is one of my favorite months of the year. Everything is green and beautiful and there is still rain to keep things green. Herbs are flowering, and the plants are growing like crazy. Formulating recipes is in full swing with all sorts of new concoctions being created.
One of the things I made was a body spray to help with hot flashes. The air conditioning went out in one of the offices and work, so I created a spray with cooling essential oils in it to use until the A/C gets fixed. I even put a little bit of very fine skin safe mica to make the skin shimmer. It's pretty cool.
I made some natural deodorant and gave out sample to some of my clients to try. The results are spectacular! It not only works, but it has natural ingredients that you can pronounce and it smells good and it works as a deodorant and antiperspirant as well.
I made some topical skin antiseptic to rub on boo-boo's. I really like it as well.
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I went to a green smoothie girl class recently in Idaho. Robyn Openshaw, the orginal Green Smoothie Girl discussed her life story about changing her dietary habits and chaning her health from poor to superior.
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If you are considering dietary changes at all, we suggest that you begin with supplementing your diet with nutritious green smoothies. . You will be amazed at how much better you will feel by beginning
It never ceases to amaze me at just how little physicians in general know or believe about nutrition. I overheard one oncology doctor say to his patient that nutrition had nothing to do with cancer. How ridiculous! How arrogant! And sadly, how typical. Nutrition certainly does have an effect on cancer and many other bodily functions and diseases as well.
A healthy diet cannot hurt you. An unhealthy diet can. There are many good things out there. There are just as many bad things out there and it is up to you, the consumer to educate yourself so that you will know the difference between the two and to try to chose what is best for you.
Marketing is a tool that can make even the worst of nutrition to appear to look good. Don't be fooled by the hype and promises of fast and easy when in the grand scheme of things, time and effort always pay off.
Some things are just not good for you. Soda pop is a prime example. Yes, soft drinks taste good. Yes, they feel good going down. Yes, they give us energy, especially if they contain caffeine and sugar. No, they do not provide any nutritional value and in fact are quite addictive and not a good part of any healthy nutritional plan. For now, just do the best that you can do to improve your health one step at a time.
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