Weekly Dehydrator Challenge; posting on Thursdays

Posted by on March 28, 2014 at 12:25 pm.

Starting next week, I’ll begin doing a weekly dehydrator challenge. It’s a way to keep me active when it comes to dehydrating foods. Although to be honest, I really don’t need an incentive to do that or post for that matter. I post almost daily.

Challenge starts next week – Dehydrate with onions

Next week, I’m challenging myself to make something with onions and I encourage others to join in on the fun. If you don’t have a dehydrator you can use your oven to dehydrate the food. Just turn it down to the lowest setting, crack open the oven a bit and start dehydrating.

red onions

Red Onions

It’s safe to say that onions are something that’s consumed in our household several times weekly. We love them and they are so good for you!

When dehydrating I normally use sweet or red onions. Yesterday, I purchased red onions in anticipation of the upcoming dehydrating challenge.

Join in if you like, I’d love to see what others do with onions.


  • suituapui says:

    Onions? You eat them like that or for garnishing? My daughter loves onion rings!
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    Opal Reply:

    @suituapui, Oh I’ll be cutting these and mixing with other vegetables/pulp to make a bread. It does seem that many who dehydrate (or those that have their own videos) use a lot of high fat foods such as nuts and seeds to add to their dehydrated snacks but I will improvise. Because even though the fats are plant based, they are still high in fat and in many cases much higher in fat content/calories than the traditional equivalent. Fat regardless of it being plant based can still clog the arteries and contribute to heart disease. I’ve known of a few people who went high fat/raw route and later ran into issues. No thanks, I won’t be going overboard on nuts and seeds just because they are ‘healthy.’ I will say that is interesting to see that some veggies/raw foodists have similar lifestyles as before they made the switch and made similar excuses.

    Knowing the nutrition background on healthy foods, it would be wise for some people to use certain foods sparingly otherwise the person indulging is guilty of developing unhealthy eating habits that could leave to health related issues. In those cases, those same people are willing to blame it on being vegetarian/vegan/ raw foodist when the blame (in many lands squarely on the types of foods they eat; fake meats, nuts and seeds high in fats, processed healthy foods, etc.,
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  • Jennifer says:

    Thanks so much for doing the weekly posting πŸ™‚ I’ll try and make a little graphic thingie πŸ™‚

    Looking forward to this!!!!!
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    Opal Reply:

    @Jennifer, Thanks, it should be fun. Hopefully, in time more will participate. I guess that means I’d have to be more active on blogs. Finding the time is the main issue.
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    Jennifer Reply:

    I totally understand! I have been trying to spread the word, too, but will continue to and try and link up a few link-places as well πŸ™‚
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