People have been drying food as a cheap, natural method of preservation for centuries, possibly even for millennia. Removing moisture delays the decaying process by making food inhospitable for microorganisms, and slowing down the natural enzymes already present. Dried food can last a long time - which was pretty handy back before fridges and resealable containers! Fast-forward to the modern era and electric dehydrators, like the Chefman 6-Tray Food Dehydrator, can substitute for the sun right in your own kitchen. With the current interest in healthy and better-for-you snacking, (a disruptive trend we first chronicled in the 2018 Nourish Trend Report) we thought the time was right to give dehydrating a try. We pitted Eman against Tasneem in a battle for snack supremacy! Whose efforts were snack-tastic and whose were left high and dry (in a bad way)?
What Is It?The Chefman 6-Tray Food Dehydrator
Our CompetitorsEman, Graphic Designer vs. Tasneem, Account Executive
What Did They Make?Eman: Cauliflower “popcorn” Tasneem: Raspberry fruit leather
Why did you choose this recipe?I loved the idea of the cauliflower popcorn that kept appearing on Pinterest for me. I’m a huge popcorn lover and I love cauliflower as a low-calorie, gluten-free pizza crust. I decided to test out 3 flavours:
- Cheesy (with nutritional yeast)
- Chili & Lime