(Summer Giveaway Week 2013) Win a 4-Tray Excalibur Dehydrator from Cultures for Health ($130 value)

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When I first became passionate about healthy living, one main thing changed: I was making so many things myself! From chicken broth to hand soaps…It was obvious making things from scratch was not only healthier, but also much more cost-effective. But while it’s totally worth it, it’s not always easy.

That is why I so appreciate companies such as Cultures for Health!

What is Cultures for Health?

Cultures for Health is a terrific resource for naturally-minded moms who want to save money by creating healthy foods at home. They offer grain mills, yogurt makers, fermentation crocks, and a wide selection of starter cultures.

They don’t just offer products, though – they also educate. Their site is a terrific resource on fermenting, cooking, and real food, offering how-to-videos and expert articles on everything from pickle-making to cultured recipes.

They also have a new line of cheese-making kits. They offer starter kits to make Goat Cheese, Italian Cheeses, Paneer, Queso Blanco, and many more!

If you’re a veteran or novice at fermenting foods, you’ll be interested to know Cultures for Health offers a set of free ebooks for making fermented foods such as yogurt, sourdough, kefir, and more. These ebooks are available to anyone who subscribes to their newsletter.

This week we’re giving away one of their terrific products – the Excalibur 4-tray Dehydrator (a $130 value). It’s hard to imagine a homemaker who wouldn’t love this an incredibly versatile kitchen appliance.

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What can you do with the Excalibur Dehydrator?

  • dry vegetables from your garden (beans, tomatoes, etc.)
  • make yogurt
  • dry fruits – raisins, berries, bananas, apples
  • dry herbs for cooking
  • make fruit leather
  • allow bread to rise
  • dry sprouted grains for flour
  • dry greens such as kale and lettuces (to produce a green powder to add to smoothies!)

I was recently browsing the dried fruits at my local specialty shop, and while they all looked amazing, I couldn’t believe how expensive they all were! How handy to dry your own fruits and vegetables all year long!

This particular dehydrator model from Cultures for Health is BPA-free, has an adjustable thermostat, and is energy-efficient (using only pennies of electricity per hour).

I’d love to use the yogurt starter cultures from Cultures for Health, and the Excalibur dehydrator, to make my own coconut yogurt. In our home we deal with allergies to milk, and store-bought coconut yogurt is simply a luxury we can’t afford.

Now is a great time to stock up on these yogurt cultures. Right now Cultures for Life is offering 10% off Starter Cultures when you use the coupon code: KOTH2013 (expires on August 31, 2013).

Would you like to enter to win an Excaliber Dehydrator?

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About Jessica Smartt

Jessica Smartt is a former middle-school teacher who lives in beautiful North Carolina. You can find her at www.smarttereachday.com where she enjoys poking fun at the everyday challenges of motherhood, sharing delicious allergy-free recipes, and rejoicing that God still loves her no matter what phobia she has recently developed. She is blessed beyond belief with two Smartt little boys and a husband who can fix anything.

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Comments

  1. I have a friend who has a dehydrator like this and I would love to have one for myself!

  2. Ugh! This would be so amazing to have! I’ve been contemplating getting one, but of course, winning one would be much much better! :)

  3. I use my small little dehydrator almost all throughout harvest time….would love to win one larger than my small one!

  4. Nice! Fingers crossed :D

  5. Marian Gardner says:

    It would be wonderful to make some yummy and healthy snacks! Thanks!

  6. Stacy Hellenthal says:

    This would be amazing!!

  7. I have always wanted one of these! Would love to make some healthy snacks for the kiddos!

  8. Valerie C. says:

    Incredible giveaway!
    Healthy living is the key to longevity & energy.
    Hoping to win this huge blessing!

  9. I saw you are a former middle school teacher – I just retired from 17 years of teaching Kindergarten this past year to homeschool full time. Scary but wonderful!

    So excited about this give away! Maybe we will win!

  10. Thanks for this opportunity. I have been wanting to get a dehydrator!

  11. This dehydrator will be a perfect size for my small family if we win :) Thank you!

  12. Hi, I was wondering if this competition is open to Australian residence? I keep trying to load the T&C but it keeps coming up blank :S

  13. Tina Bradley says:

    A dehydrator would be so handy to have when I am making jerky..That is a great give away..

  14. Cultures for Health has the most amazing customer service. The other day I had a question that I posted online at 8 PM on a Saturday night. It was time-sensitive, but I didn’t expect to hear back until Monday morning. They responded in 10 minutes flat. Amazing!

  15. Awesome! I’ll be sharing this via social media, even though I am hoping to win it! LOL! I’ve been wanting an excalibur dehydrator for years! Thanks for the fun giveaway!

  16. Jennifer Moore says:

    Oh my I WANT! I have had my eye on this dehydrator for a very LONG TIME!

  17. I’m with you, the cost of dried fruit is high. And what better way to use the extra fruit so it always remains fresh

  18. Diedra Richards says:

    I am seriously having a problem filling out the information for giveaway. Don’t know what is wrong. Won’t allow me to Tweet or say that I did. Filled out what I could.

  19. I am just a beginner but have heard great reviews. Thanks for this giveaway! Someone is going to be VERY lucky!

  20. I’ve always wanted to try a dehydrator to take advantage of seasonal stuff. We have a bunch of wild strawberries around us and this year we made jam from it (yum!), but I’d love to dry some in the future to put on cereal and in muffins and such.

  21. thanks for this awesome giveaway!