5 Favorite Air And Freeze Dried Foods

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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.

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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.

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8 thoughts on “5 Favorite Air And Freeze Dried Foods

  • October 14, 2014 at 9:00 am
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    i don’t use peppers a lot but could not agree more with the onion, carrots and celery. I also really love freeze dried mushrooms, so convenient. These are things anyone who enjoys cooking should have around, really this is not just for preppers.

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    • October 14, 2014 at 9:13 am
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      Hi Donna, no this is not just for preppers! LOL! Its for every cook in the world! I like freeze dried mushrooms as well! Thanks for stopping by! Linda

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  • October 15, 2014 at 10:56 am
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    Have you tried any of their freeze-dried fruits? Strawberries?

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    • October 15, 2014 at 12:01 pm
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      Hi Stacey I have tried almost 80% of what they sell. The taste is better than the regular #10 cans. I don’t know why but they have a better flavor. I love the strawberries. Linda

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  • October 22, 2014 at 7:14 am
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    I think I need a sample pack with two cups of each product. I was planning to start ordering for some long term storage, but like everyone else I hate to buy pantry foods for long term storage without trying them first. Have they ever offered a variety pack of small sizes?

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    • October 22, 2014 at 7:18 am
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      Hi Pat, I love all of their products. They taste like real food compared to the #10 cans I have for long term storage. I know they had a fruit gift basket as I remember. I would just order 4 or 5 of the food items you like the most. They are smaller packets and therefore a lot cheaper than the #10 cans. I try to buy 4-5 a month to add to my stash. Linda

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  • January 21, 2018 at 2:42 pm
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    I’ve never heard of air-dried veggies before, but I just placed an order for what I call “seasoning” veggies from North Bay. Anxious to give them a try. I didn’t understand what the veggie powders were good for (other than tomato). I like freeze-dried mushrooms but dislike all the powder. I’ve discovered Pictsweet frozen mushrooms and LOVE those! Thanks for this post.

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    • January 22, 2018 at 5:30 am
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      Hi ShirlAnn, Oh my goodness, I’m going to check out the Pictsweet frozen mushrooms! I love the products from NorthBay Trading. It’s a family-owned company and they are very careful in the choosing the products they package. Be safe and stay well. Linda

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