Oooh, oooh, I found something really neat while surfing the web one night and I just had to try it and I love, love, love it!
Over at The Nourished Kitchen, Jenny came up with a wonderful idea to use all the greens .... beet and turnips tops, carrot tops, kale, Swiss chard, peppers (with seeds removed), celery leaves, even herbs......she later mentions that she also uses tomatoes, onions, or anything that is in excess in her kitchen or garden now so it isn't just 'green' veggie powder. I will also be including the chives that need to be trimmed once the next batch of 'greens' is done drying.
|from this morning's breakfast...to be added to the dehydrator|
After a batch has been dried, I ground the greens in my little coffee grinder....it actually worked very well instead of using my mortar and pestle. As they turned to a powder, I would add more until the whole batch was turned into my super powder.
Now what do you do with the powder you ask? I will sprinkle it in stews, soups, casseroles...even scrambled eggs, quiches and omelettes. Almost like my own homemade Mrs. Dash! The combination of flavors from all the vegetables will add so much to my dishes....not to mention the added nutritional value!
For now I am storing my super powder in a glass canning jar until I find something more suitable for my spice cupboard.
Can you imagine using every, single part of the vegetable? How cool is that? Thank you so much Jenny for thinking 'outside the box' and sharing it with us all. My dehydrator will be working overtime for many weeks to come.
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