If you look around my kitchen you will spot my 5 favorite air and freeze dried foods on the kitchen counter. They are my go to food items for cooking and baking. Do you ever need a red bell pepper or some celery and you haven’t gone to the grocery store for a few weeks? Here is a solution for you that you might want to consider. By now you know I do not like grocery store shopping. These are freeze-dried and air-dried products I purchased from North Bay Trading Company.
I really like the package sizes from North Bay Trading Company. Here’s the deal….they come in smaller packages and the flavor is top notch.
Here they are from left to right-Dried Foods/Freeze-Dried
1. Freeze Dried Red Bell Peppers
If you have freeze dried red bell peppers in your pantry they are washed, cut, chopped and ready to throw in any meal. You do not need to re-hydrate these. The flavor is fabulous. I throw these into salads, omelets, soups and homemade salsa. These are amazing red bell peppers.
2. Freeze Dried Green Bell Peppers
The freeze dried green bell peppers I use the very same way as the red bell peppers. I love them in dips, omelets, salads, soups, and salsa too! I never re-hydrate these bell peppers.
3. Freeze Dried Onions
I hardly ever buy fresh onions because these freeze dried onions are just like freshly cut onions. They are washed, cut and ready to use in any meal. It can’t get any easier than this! I never re-hydrate these onions.
4. Freeze Dried Celery
You will never have to worry about celery in the refrigerator going bad because this freeze dried celery is ready when you are for any meal. I never re-hydrate this celery.
5. Air Dried Carrots
Now let’s talk about these aired carrots. They are totally different than dehydrated, I can’t explain it. I know what you are thinking…but air dried carrots are dehydrated. These are different. Trust me. These are like real carrots in soup. Yep, just like I sliced them a few hours ago. They are more flavorful than the ones I have tried in #10 cans. There is a HUGE difference.
Please be aware these food items have a shorter shelf life than the typical #10 can. But there is definitely a difference in taste and quality. I use these every day. I buy them once or twice a year. I love having freeze dried foods as well as air dried in the pantry at all times.