Dehydration is never a good look in Hollywood….
Can you guess the fashion designer?
I could have posted another photo of Tara Reid, but no need to “rib” on her again!
Or anywhere for that matter…
Is this normal? Cat people – weigh in…
EXCEPT for… THE KITCHEN!
Uh, please do take a minute to check out this sensual food pornography…
Today I am serving up dehydrated pumpkin chips, or what I like to call CHIPKINS!
It’s time to ditch those nasty cow-juice and additive-laced store bought chips, and MAKE YOUR OWN!
Dehydrating food is flipping PHENOMENAL and no need to worry about losing any of the beneficial health properties of the food (because I KNOW YOU WERE WORRIED!).
Apparently this cooking process retains almost 100% of the nutritional content of the food and it preserves the alkalinity of fresh produce and actually inhibits the growth of microforms such as bacteria!
PEACE OUT Bacteria!
Hey-oh! Who’s running out to Bed, Bath & Beyond to pick up a dehydrating gizmo now?
Or you could just head to Amazon.com – Hello CONVENIENCE!
But hold it right there! You don’t have to shell out the big bucks for a crazy contraption… You can utilize what you already have… YOUR OVEN!
Check out the latest GiGi Eats Video to SEE HOW IT’S DONE!
It’s time to get CHIP-FACED!
Here’s what you need to fuel your chip addiction…
- 1 Small Sugar Pumpkin (do not purchase a GINORMOUS Jack-O-Lantern Pumpkin, like I initially did… #FAIL)
- Olive Oil or Coconut Oil for coating (you can use non-stick spray if you’d like)
- 2 – 3 Tbs Pumpkin Pie Spice (or Cinnamon) depending on how big your pumpkin is – or any herbs or spices you’d like depending if you want your pumpkin sweet or savory
- Pumpkin Seeds, optional
This is how you turn your kitchen into a chip factory…
- Preheat your oven to 140 degrees while you chop your pumpkin into slices.
- Spread sliced pumpkin on baking sheet (lined with foil for quick clean up), spray or massage with olive oil (or coconut oil), sprinkle with seasonings of choice and “dehydrate” for roughly 6 hours.
- Shove an oven mitt or a kitchen towel between the oven door and the oven, to prop over the oven door a little bit to help the moisture evaporate.
- Every hour or so, check on your pumpkin and mix accordingly.
- After 6 hours… Let cool and then SHOVE IN YOUR FACE… Without guilt!
This post is actually my FIRST POST EVER for The RECIPE REDUX… A monthly themed recipe challenge! Obviously this month’s theme = DEHYDRATED FOODS!
Do yourself a HUGE FAVOR and check out all the other members of the Recipe Redux monthly recipe challenge ENTRIES! These bloggers are so friggin’ creative… It blows me out of the water (if I were actually in any)!!!!!
So Tell Me…
- Chipkins or Pups… What would you have named these Pumpkin Chips?
- What’s the strangest name (for a person) you’ve ever heard?
- Who do you think is the most “dehydrated” (over-rated) celebrity in Hollywood?
- Favorite fall/winter food – go? (link up a recipe if you have one in your comment!)
- What celebrity should never sport a teeny-tiny bathing suit?
Linked to: Waste Not, Want Not Wednesday