Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Dehydrator Projects

The perfect bowl of oats begins with a banana, in my opinion.  These days I am attached to my bowl of banana oats.  I am shocked and amazed I didn't discover this earlier.  When you mash a banana into the oats before cooking, you do not need any sweetener.  The warm banana is all the sweetness you need!  (Oh-except for the crumbled carrot cake cookie bite on top!)
This particular bowl of Banana Oats

1/2 mashed banana
1/4 cup quick oats
1 tbsp flax seed meal
1 tbsp wheat germ
3/4 cup water

Mix all ingredients and pop in micro for 2 minutes.  Top with dried fruit and nuts and of course...a cookie!  Enjoy!

I mentioned briefly about my new dehydrator.  Now, let me give you more details.  When Mr. Kummerow and I helped our friends move last weekend, we acquired quite a few items that were no longer wanted.  The dehydrator being one of them, a large George Foreman being the other.  Mr. Kummerow wants to return the George Foreman...he says we don't need it.  But the dehydrator is a different story.  It is already in action and working on project #2!

Remember #1?
Green beans.  Here's the making...
We let these sit for about 36 hours until they were nice and crispy!  I didn't add any oil or salt or anything else.  When they came out they were sweet and savory! 

Project #2 is now underway...
I just love my harvest decorations...I'll be sad to take them down after this weekend!
I sliced 3 organic apples from my Absolute Organics delivery today.  Each apple took one layer of the dehydrator.  The first layer I sprinkled with cinnamon-sugar.  The second layer with plain cinnamon and the third layer is just plain. 

I'm not sure how long to dehydrate for.  I will just check continuously over the next several days.  I don't even know what brand I have or what the temperature runs.  All I know is that I'm excited.  I love apple chips!  Trust me, I will keep you posted on the outcome!

Thanks Melisa and Den!

2 comments:

  1. oh....you gotta keep the foreman! it makes killer veggie burgers and paninis! everything looks so yummy, too, btw! I'm coming to your house to eat! God bless.

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  2. I am definitely going to be trying your oatmeal recipe that includes a banana. I'm always looking for ways to improve my oats. Recently I put cranberry sauce (homemade) and pomegrantes on it, yum!

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