DIY dehydrated meals

Discussion in 'Kitchen' started by Shewie, Jun 18, 2014.

  1. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member

    Have you got any homemade dehydrated recipes you'd like to share, whether it's breakfast, lunches, main meals or desserts, it would be good to build up a decent range of meals for members to try.
  2. happycamper

    happycamper Trail Blazer

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  3. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member

    Thanks for that, just had a quick look and it looks good. The problem with most US sites like this is we can never find half the ingredients over here, that one seems quite generic which makes it a bit easier.
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  4. Teepee

    Teepee Thru Hiker

    I'll start this one off with breakfast;

    2x Asda blueberry instant porridge sachets
    1 tsp of instant hot chocolate
    30-40g of high cocoa chocolate
    Dried blueberries, goji, blackcurrant, red currant, flame raisins.
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  5. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member

    Another breaky ..

    1/2 cup of Raisin Oats & More
    1 Oats So Simple plain or fruit flavour sachet
    4 heaped teaspoons of milk powder
    Dried fruit to taste

    sweeter alternative ..

    1/2 cup of Almond Oats & More
    1 Oats So Simple Golden Syrup flavour sachet
    1 Cadburys Drinking Chocolate sachet

    I'd like to try the coconut fat in that last one sometime
  6. Big Si

    Big Si Trail Blazer

    Ah porridge!
    4 x tbs milled oats (Readybreck type)
    2 x tbs milk powder
    1 x tbs dried mixed fruit (The cheep stuff for fruit cakes works fine)
    2 x tsp soft brown sugar.
    pop it all in a pour and store and away you go.
    Since my heart attack before Christmas, this is all I've had to eat for breakfast (Well most of the time).
    If I need to vary it a little I add some nuts (Non salted type) or leave out the sugar and add honey.
    Si
  7. Kit McCallion

    Kit McCallion Trail Blazer

    I recently tried this stuff. It makes a good breakfast and only 74p, I get bored of porridge quickly. Works just fine for cozy cooking and pretty tasty to boot :).
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  8. Jacko1066

    Jacko1066 Ultralighter

    This is stolen from the one pot wonders website, but iv tried it and it's a really nice drink!! Just make a ziplock bag full and use 3 spoons at a time.

    ½ cup sugar


    ½ cup


    powdered milk


    ¼ cup powdered non-dairy creamer


    ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder


    3 tablespoons instant coffee granules


    ¼ teaspoon allspice


    1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

    At home: combine all of the ingredients together. Store in an airtight container.

    In camp: add 3 tablespoons of mix to ¾ cup boiling water. Stir and enjoy.
  9. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member

    That sounds tasty, I could probably stomach that in the morning, plenty of calories too
  10. Kit McCallion

    Kit McCallion Trail Blazer

    Yeah its actually really nice, not too sweet or 'fake' banana taste. A really hearty portion too. It says to use 600ml of water but I found 500ml gives a better consistency when cozy cooking.
  11. Jacko1066

    Jacko1066 Ultralighter

    Has anyone ever made fruit type leather but using jar sauces?
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  13. MrHare

    MrHare Summit Camper

    Mushroom Cheesy Porridge


    • 125g porridge oats
    • 25g dried porcini mushrooms
    • 1 stock cube
    • up to 50g of dried parmesan
    • dried onion & dried vegetables to taste, sun dried tomato works well


    place in a 'boil in the bag' bag, and pack. To use, add 750ml of boiling water and stir for ten minutes or so. It's pretty palatable, and very energy rich. I tend to take a few tortillas to have with it.

    (Boil a bags can be got from Lakeland - they're thicker than freezer bags and, if you roll the rim of them, you can make porridge in them and eat out of them)
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  14. ivorname

    ivorname Backpacker



    Do you have a non cheese version ~ I like it but makes me spectacularly ill :confused: :(
  15. Teepee

    Teepee Thru Hiker

    Savoury porridge! Gotta try some of that, I bet it's a really nice change.

    Some great links coming up in this, mouth is watering. :)
  16. MrHare

    MrHare Summit Camper

    You could try this stuff - I eat it in place of parmesan on pasta to keep the saturated fats down:

    http://www.bio-lallemand.com/products/engevita/
  17. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member

    That does sound tasty Charles, I think I've heard of a curried porridge before somewhere
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  19. Limbo57

    Limbo57 Trail Blazer

    I think the curried porridge was me!!!:eek: Basically I was on a trip and miscalculated rations and ended up with the last 2 days living on porridge. I had a little light my fire spice box with curry powder and other spices in so I just chucked em in!!! ............. Do not try unless very very hungry or very very bored of porridge. I actually really like porridge now and often add cinnamon, nutmeg, dried apple and banana, coconut and other berries depending on my taste.


    I also like rice pudding so this is something you could try.

    Quick cook boil in bag rice ( uncle bens or own brand type stuff)
    Milk powder and sugar to suit taste.
    Again I also add cinnamon or nutmeg etc

    Wack in bag , wack in pot cozy, wack in water as per rice instructions for amount of rice use, I like it quite thick and creamy so use less water and more milk .....

    Wack in mouth !!! Enjoy....

    Good as a breaky or a pudding!
  20. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member

    I'm just about to knock up some meals for next weekend, does minced Turkey needs a rinse after browning? I've always rinsed beef so I'm guessing it's the same?
  21. paul

    paul Thru Hiker

    I rinse everythng mate prior to seasoning
  22. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member

    I'm just about to try ..

    Minced Turkey
    Sweet red peppers
    Green bell pepper
    Pitted and sliced olives
    Chestnut mushrooms
    Button mushrooms
    Great Scott Dried Country veg mix
    Pinto beans
    Orzo pasta rice
    Onion
    Oregano
    Garlic
    Tabasco sauce

    Then take a Knorr chicken stock pot to add when it's rehydratiing time. It should be lush but I'll report back after next weekend :)
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  23. paul

    paul Thru Hiker

    Sounds great mate. Wonder how the olives will go!?!

    I just cheated and got some mountain house in lol
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  24. Shewie

    Shewie Administrator Staff Member

    Well it's all in bubbling away for a while :)

    I added a sliced frozen red chilli too for good measure but held back on the Tabasco for now. It's got a hell of a kick but some of that will go when I dehydrate.

    I've done olives on their own before and they've been fine mate, just added them to other dishes like spag bol etc and they've rehydrated no bother. It's usually sliced mushrooms which have got me before, I think I've sliced them too thick and they take forever to dry in a stew type dish, I've gone mega thin this time so we'll see.
  25. paul

    paul Thru Hiker

    Cool, i do like olives so thats a win. Pete grates his mushrooms i think but i like a bit of chunk in my food to give variety

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