How To Dehydrate Bay Leaves @OmNomAlly

How to Dehydrate Bay Leaves

Alison Murray Dairy-free, Dehydrating, DIY, Gluten-free, Natural Living, Nut-free, Paleo, Preserving, Recipes, Seasonings, Vegan, Vegetarian 4 Comments

Until recently I didn’t really have a need to dehydrate bay leaves as I had a bay tree in the backyard. More like a baby shrub really, in a large terracotta pot. Bay is probably my all-time favourite herb and it gets the most mileage out of any herb or spice in our kitchen. Then, as often happens in my …

How to Freeze Fresh Chives (and how to use them) @OmNomAlly | It's incredibly easy to freeze fresh chives, so you can preserve the harvest whenever you have a glut of this flavourful herb.

How to Freeze Fresh Chives

Alison Murray DIY, Kitchen Garden, Natural Living, Preserving, Recipes 3 Comments

There are some pretty awesome perks to Kam working for a culinary herb grower, in fact there’s three such perks illustrated in the photo above (yum, yum, yum) that he brought home this week. Sometimes he takes requests from me, depending on what’s for dinner that night and sometimes he turns up with whatever didn’t make the production cut that …

Homemade Pineapple Vinegar | Om Nom Ally

Homemade Fermented Pineapple Vinegar

Alison Murray Condiments, DIY, Fermented, Gluten-free, Home Remedies, Natural Living, Nut-free, Paleo, Preserving, Recipes, Vegan, Vegetarian 52 Comments

I have apple cider vinegar every morning in water to help with appetite and proper digestion, but it’s always a treat to make this vinegar with left-over pineapple scraps. It’s a great way to use the entire fruit after you’ve eaten the delicious flesh and a fantastic means to get more probiotic-rich fermented foods into your diet. It should be …

Om Nom Ally - Vanilla Spice Apple Chips

Vanilla Spice Dehydrated Apple Chips

Alison Murray Dairy-free, Dehydrating, Gluten-free, Nut-free, Paleo, Preserving, Raw, Recipes, Snacks, Vegan, Vegetarian 19 Comments

It was over 40 degrees Celius most days last week, and while I avoided using the oven or stove as much as possible I strangely had the dehydrator running almost everyday. Yes, it does make the house a little too warm for comfort (even with the air conditioning on), but in order to preserve my many recent bulk buys of …

Om Nom Ally Garlic-and-Celery-Salt

Home-made Garlic and Celery Salt

Alison Murray Dairy-free, Dehydrating, DIY, Gluten-free, Nut-free, Paleo, Preserving, Recipes, Seasonings, Vegan, Vegetarian 0 Comments

I have a habit of getting excited about something I’m going to do in the kitchen, telling everyone on social media to keep an eye out for it… and then forgeting to share it. I could make excuses for my behaviour (I work full time, I study full time) but it’s really just plain forgetfulness and too many thoughts rattling …

DIY Dehydrated Green Chilli Powder @OmNomAlly #Raw option, #glutenfree, #paleo, #vegan. Green chilli powder is one of those ingredients you'll hardly ever see in the shops - so just make your own! Packing a vibrant, spicy punch, try this Home-made Green Chilli Powder in your dehydrator.

Homemade (Dehydrated) Green Chilli Powder

Alison Murray Dairy-free, Dehydrating, DIY, Gluten-free, Nut-free, Paleo, Preserving, Raw, Recipes, Seasonings, Vegan, Vegetarian 12 Comments

So what would you do when you score a kilo of chillies on the cheap? You heard me, I currently have a whole kilo of chillies in my possession. I’m well aware they aren’t going to last more than a week in the fridge, and I can’t just pop them in my mouth like (nature’s) candy one by one. Well, not without a whole …