One of our primary goals in using Harmony House dehydrated products is to be able to make right-sized meals without left-overs or waste for two oldsters with some dietary restrictions (not the same diet restrictions for each of us either). A big pot of anything means a boring week of the same meal every day. These dehydrated mixes allow you to find the exact amount to make for any person at any meal, without anything left-over, and a different meal the next day. And it's easy to get recipe variety by slightly altering your seasoning, thickening agents, and by adding a bit of broth instead of water, or adding barley, rice, quinoa, or pasta. Or, put some or all through a food processor after heating and rehydrating for a creamy soup or casserole.
So, ladies and gentlemen, listen up. This pantry stuffer selection of plain mixes is the best solution we've found; a pantry full of different ingredient mixes leaving the flavoring and salting (one of the things we must cut back on) to us. Before these plain soup and stew mixes came along, we were trying to create these kinds of mixes on our own. But that meant buying large packages of each of many dehydrated ingredients, and opening them all, as well. Now, we can open two or three 12 oz containers, for a great day-to-day variety, and leave the rest sealed up for the next go around. So far, all of the plain mixes we've tried have been fantastic, and we're coming up with all sorts of creative ways to make flavorful meals that are full of fresh nutritious vegetable flavor, yet fast and convenient to make for one or two people.
Look at the nutrition information for nearly every soup option you can find in the grocery store; sodium levels that are off the chart. 600 to 1500 mg per serving are common, and do you really eat just one tiny 8 oz serving of soup? I can't live on that. So, just your soup in one meal will more likely be double that; way beyond what's healthy. Our soups and casseroles are now mostly less than 100 mg for a two cup serving, and with practice, and use of creative no-salt seasonings, they never taste bland.
Thanks Harmony House Foods. Great Idea!
Reviewed by: Les from Phoenix metro northwest valley, AZ.