CONVENIENCE

“I won’t be impressed with technology until I can download food.”

My new quest in life is to find easier ways to nourish myself.  Notice, I did not say feed myself.  There is a difference, Virginia.

On this quest I’m also interested in being food frugal.  To me that means not wasting food.  So when a recipe calls for 1/4 cup of diced red onion I wince.  I’m pretty sure that I’m going to have some leftover red onion that will probably rot in the vegetable drawer.

Oh, come on.  Admit it.  You’ve had a few interesting items morph into scary blobs in your fridge too.  And that’s why I was so excited when I found some new freeze dried items in the produce section of my favorite store.

freeze dry

There were over a half dozen different items available but I was delighted and excited to see two of my favorite ingredients freeze dried and just waiting for me to take home.   Some of the good things about these products is that they, unlike me, have no expiration date!

Also, the little jar tells the equivalency of the freeze dried to fresh.  For the red onion it’s 1/2 t equals 1 t of fresh.  For the dill it’s a 1 to 1 ratio.  Also, these items are labeled as gluten free (duh) and don’t contain any extra ingredients.  I’m so excited, I just can’t hide it!

It’s so nice when convenience foods are something besides high carb and/or sugar bombs.  Thank you, food manufacturers.  Continue the good work!

Loveya – The Grandma

 

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Artist, African hand drum student, yoga neophyte, and Grandmother of 22 or so grandchildren. I enjoy cooking and writing. I value good friends and quiet times for reading.

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