Welcome to the flexible world of dehydration

Welcome to Food Dehydrating South Africa

With an up rise in healthy food preparation; food dehydration is no longer reserved for the camping enthusiast. A food dehydrator is the new must have appliance for every home. Whether you are a homemaker, crafter, have specific dietary needs or a health enthusiast hoping to get more flavour and nutritional value from the foods you eat. We hope that our site will give inspiration into the possibilities in the world of dehydrating.

Ezidri Ultra Dehydrator

Ezidri Snackmaker Dehydrator

Kuto Plus Dehydrator

Kuto Standard Dehydrator

Creative Ways To Use Your Dehydrator

With today’s economy, now more than ever, can we no longer afford to have food spoil and throw our hard-earned money away. Owning a dehydrator will save you money. Dehydrating is an excellent way of preserving food and it’s nutritional value while at the same time enhancing the flavour.

Make Your Pet Treats – and Save

Pet Lover – Let your furry and  feathered family know just how much you care by making them natural, great tasting and wholesome treats.

All natural, preservative free, no chemicals, no GMO’s and no added sodium or sugars. You choose the ingredients that are the healthiest and tastiest for your pet. Including special ingredients to treat skin conditions, joint issues, to keep your pets breath fresh and coat shiny. In addition there are all the tasty treats that can be made for the human family. Crackers, biltong and dried fruit. The list goes on and on. Read more

Make Your Own Health Powders – It’s the New Rage

There is an ongoing debate as to whether we should supplement our diets with artificially manufactured vitamins and minerals. Are they healthy to consume? Are they even absorbed by your body or are you merely converting your hard earned cash into “yellow liquid waste”. At the same time do you want to risk not getting all the vitamins and minerals your body needs? Making your own health powders to add to your smoothies and family meals may be the answer to this dilemma. Read more

Dehydrator Basics and How To Use Them

Dehydrator basics on how to use them properly, plus samples of what you can make in one. Health and Wellness adviser Markus Rothkranz together with Raw Vegan chef Cara Brotman show samples of delicious dehydrated foods. A dehydrator is for everyone who wants to make healthy natural wheat-free, gluten-free, non dairy snacks like dehydrated fruit, non gluten garlic naan, cookies, fake meat and meat substitutes. You can also make “biltong”, pet treats and dry crafts. You are only limited by your imagination.

Waste Not Want Not. Turn Your Excess Fruit Into An Irrestible Snack

Fruit leather – or fruit roll-up – is a great way to utilize ripe fruits in a form that will last into the off season. This is awesome because it means you can continue enjoying the benefits of fresh fruit and veggies without paying a lot for imported ones when they’re out of season – especially if you make the fruit leather raw like this it maintains great nutritional value.

Fishy Crackers

Ingredients: 2 tins cat tuna 1 Tbsp. parsley 1 cup flour ½ cup corn flour ½ cup water 1 Tbsp. coconut oil Directions: Mix the ingredients together until it has a dough like consistency. Roll out the dough and shape as desired with a thickness of 6mm. Place the pieces...

Apple Oat Crisps

These Apple Oat Crisps are suitable for all pets as they are just plain  ‘Healthy’ Ingredients 1 cup oats 2 apples, cored and chopped 3 cups of boiling water ½ tsp ground cinnamon Directions Soak oats in the boiling water overnight. In the morning, measure out 3 cups...

Healthy Peanut Butter Treat

Ingredients: ½ cup buckwheat flour ½ cup quinoa flour (Grind buckwheat and quinoa into flour in a coffee grinder if you don’t have the flour) ½ cup smooth peanut butter ½ cup unsweetened apple sauce (Cut apples up and cook in a little water till soft. Blend in a...

Sweet Potato Toy for Your Dog

Ingredients: 2 large sweet potato cut in slices 1.5 - 2.5 cm thick, depending  on the size of your dog. You will also need Rope - hemp or jute about 7mm thick.   Directions: Make holes in the centre of the sweet potato slices, big enough to fit your rope. Place the...

Roasted Tomato Dip

Dehydration Time: 5 to 7 hours Serves 2 to 4 1 small red onion 1/4 cup white onion 1 clove garlic 2 cups cherry tomatoes 1 tablespoon olive oil salt, to taste black pepper, to taste 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1/2 teaspoon dried mild chili 1 teaspoon fresh coriander 1...

Minestrone

Courtesy of A Fork in the Trail Dehydration Time: 7–10 hours Serves 4 to 6 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 onion, chopped 2 medium carrots, chopped 1 potato, peeled and cubed 1 celery stalk, chopped 2 tablespoons celery leaves, chopped 2 garlic cloves, minced 2 cups canned...

Tuna Bagel with Black Bean and Corn Salsa

Tuna Bagel with Black Bean and Corn Salsa courtesy of A Fork in the Trail Bagels survive well in a backpack. The hint of lime in the salsa complements the tuna; chicken would also work well in this wrap. ½ cup frozen corn, thawed 1 tablespoon lime juice½ cup salsa¼...

Sunny Garlic Hummus

courtesy of A Fork in the Trail Hummus is one of the easiest things to make for a trail lunch, and this one has the sunny flavor of oranges. 1 can chickpeas – rinsed and drained¼ cup orange juice½ teaspoon lime juice 2 cloves garlic 1 heaping teaspoon orange zest 2...

Mediterranean Garbanzo Bean Salad

courtesy of A Fork in the Trail Dehydration Time: 8–12 hours Makes 2 servings 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil or vegetable oil 1/3 cup shallots, finely chopped 1/4 teaspoon crushed red chilies (optional) 1 teaspoon orange zest 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice Segments of...

Citrus Lentil Salad

courtesy of A Fork in the Trail Dehydration Time: 5 to 7 hours Serves 2 Salad Mixture 1 cup of canned green lentils – rinsed and well drained 1 small carrot – coarsely grated 2 cloves garlic – minced 3 tablespoons celery leaves – chopped (see notes) 1/3 cup roasted...