Loc: Eastern MA, USA
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!
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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Loc: Gateway to Columbia Gorge
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.
May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view--E. Abbey
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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