View Full Version : How do you all store stuff?
11-06-2007, 02:58 PM
I am curious to know how and in what you guys store things, especially after you did something with them.
For example: I dehydrated corn bread, lemon cookies and nori sandwiches and they were crispy and dry when I took them out but then I stored them in plastic tubs with lids and now they are soft and moist. It didnt ruin the flavor but the texture is not what it was. Is there any way around this?
So pretty much what is the best way to store food you prepare i.e. freezing, glass jars, tubberware, etc?
11-06-2007, 04:21 PM
Let them cool completely before you put them away.
I put things in glass and plastic (if I run out of glass containers). My stuff only gets soft if I don't let it cool completely before I put it away. I usually just turn off the EX when things are done and then leave stuff in there for an hour or two before I put it away. That works for me...:)
11-06-2007, 05:41 PM
Hey! I had the same question when I started "creating" RAW dishes... Lucy gave me some GREAT suggestions about FREEZING Raw Food!!! She Freezes EVERYTHING! She even freezes Bananas with the skin on and I just LOVE doing that!!! It helps them to maintain their color and freshness and they're easy to peel...just run under warm water and peel with a knife.... I freeze Onion Bread, RAW burgers, RAW cheeses, Marinara Sauce, Alissa's Tortilla's freeze well.... Basically EVERYTHING....
11-06-2007, 06:40 PM
I don't store much as I prefer to eat fresh raw. Right now in my freezer I have stored some Bee Pollen and seasonal berries. I have a large refrigerator but things tend to move through there fairly fast as I buy my produce just on time as much as I can. This means a trip to the stores everyday or two but I find for me thats the best way to go as I really like my foods fresh. My food inventory is usually planned so that its enough to get me through the day I'm in and over night until the stores open in the morning. Some items like HFS oils etc that I use I buy in small quantities so that they don't oxidize any more then necessary. I try to prepare my foods fresh and eat them fresh with as little or no storage of left overs as I possibly can. I am a fresh raw fooder.
I freeze all my 'made' stuff: onion bread, flax crackers, falafel, burgers, sprouted seeds ready for using in recipes, etc. They keep perfectly -- I spread them out on trays and freeze until solid, them put into containers.
Although I eat mainly simple meals of fresh veg and fruit (most of which I store in my fridge), it's so helpful to have something in the freezer when I feel like a more substantial meal, and the things defrost really quickly. Sometimes I put them on top of a radiator to speed this up.
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