Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Crunchy Goodness

Dehydrating food removes the water content, but keeps the enzymes, vitamins and minerals in place! We have been using our conventional oven to dehydrate food and decided to try some yummy yam chips. Very tasty results! Yams are a good source of vitamin C, potassium, manganese, fiber and vitamin B6. To dehydrate these chips in a conventional oven, heat at 120 F and keep your oven door slightly open for air circulation. (see recipe below) 

Serves 2 
2 organic yams 
sea salt 
organic pepper 

1. Preheat oven at 120 F. 
2. Thinly slice yams into even pieces. 
3. Lay parchment paper on 2 cookie pans.
4. Place sliced yams onto parchment and sprinkle some salt and pepper.
5. Place in oven.
6. Leave oven door slightly open and heat for 1 hour.
7. After 1 hour, flip the yam slices and heat for another 40-50 minutes. Check periodically. May take 4-6 hours.
8. Remove from oven once ready.
9. Let sit for about 5 minutes.
10. Serve and Enjoy before they're all gone!

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  1. Gabby and Steve, these look amazing! I LOVE yams and am going to give this a try.
    Keep on blogging...amazing information on your site. I am especially enjoying your pictures!

  2. LOve yams! Have you tried purple yams?
    I will try to this in my oven, we usually just buy.
    Thanks! will let you know how it turns out.
    Thanks for visiting my blog Gabriela.
    Love your Blog! Will be dropping by all the time.

    1. We haven't tried purple yams (a.k.a. Okinawan Purple Sweet Potato) but thanks for bringing it to my attention. As it turns out, they provide the same beneficial antioxidants that's in blueberries (hence the color). We'll be keeping an eye out for them! Thank you!

    2. Apparently there is the Filipino "ube" or "ubi" which is also a purple yam (probably the one you meant) and also has antioxidant properties. The ube desserts look amazing - can't wait to try them! Can you recommend any?


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