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#187976 - 12/11/14 11:09 AM Re: No Cook: How Do You Get Your Veggies? [Re: 4evrplan]
CamperMom Offline
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Registered: 01/04/02
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Too many other things going on right now, so no. Also, I just tried to use my hand-held vacuum pump on some jars of (fresh) chopped onions. Either the charger is the wrong match or the battery is going bad. Rats!

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#190299 - 04/21/15 02:38 PM Re: No Cook: How Do You Get Your Veggies? [Re: 4evrplan]
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Originally Posted By 4evrplan
I know you can dehydrate/rehydrate pretty much anything, but what do you no-cook folks do for veggies?


I like to mix shredded cabbage with salsa and dehydrate it. Once it's dry, I mix it with a bit of hummus powder. On the trail, I add cold water to the mix a few hours before I want to eat it. It makes a spicy veggie/hummus spread that's perfect on a tortilla. Yum!

I've also been known to simply dehydrate chopped vegetables and add them to commercial freeze-dried meals.

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#190301 - 04/21/15 03:16 PM Re: No Cook: How Do You Get Your Veggies? [Re: outdoorgrrl]
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My dehydrated dinners are one-dish meals and include veggies. I also dehydrate chopped frozen spinach by itself (lots of nutrition for less weight and bulk) and add it to any dinners that appear short of veggies. Even if you're rehydrating with cold water, the dried spinach (almost powdered by that time) will rehydrate.

Caution--when I tried dehydrating peas, I discovered--unfortunately while out on a trip--that they remained the consistency of buckshot. After 20 minutes of cooking, I had a gluey-looking chicken casserole mush with buckshot pellets in it! I now buy freeze-dried peas and add them after dehydrating the rest of the meal. It's always a good idea to dehydrate something new in very small amounts and try it out at home. That's even more important when you'll be rehydrating in cold water.

Re nutrition--dehydrating or freeze-drying fruits and veggies destroys vitamin C. If you're out for a long trip, it's a good idea to take supplemental vitamin C. You won't get scurvy symptoms in a week, but several weeks is a different story unless you're out there in berry season "grazing" your way down the trail with purple hands and mouth. If, like me, you take a multi every day, you'll get more than enough C with that.
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#191615 - 08/12/15 08:38 PM Re: No Cook: How Do You Get Your Veggies? [Re: 4evrplan]
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I pack fresh veggies in. For trips lasting up to five days all the time. Spinach, kale tomatoes, celery , cucumbers , carrots to name a few the beautiful thing about fresh veggies is there shelf stable.
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#191616 - 08/12/15 09:54 PM Re: No Cook: How Do You Get Your Veggies? [Re: Samoset]
Glenn Roberts Offline
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Registered: 12/23/08
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Hey, Samoset - welcome back! It's been a while - sounds like your cooking skills are undiminished. Good to see you posting again.

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#191617 - 08/12/15 09:58 PM Re: No Cook: How Do You Get Your Veggies? [Re: Glenn Roberts]
Samoset Offline
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Hey buddy,
I was In the neighborhood, so I figured I'd stay a while wink

Another note about the fresh veggies is they are by no means lite weight . Which will usually ensure there consumed rapidly. On the plus side they make you feel good .


Edited by Samoset (08/12/15 09:59 PM)
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