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Vege supplies?

Postby pastavore » Fri 06 Sep, 2013 2:38 pm

I'm just getting back into bushwalking again, now the kids are getting big enough. But not big enough to carry their sure of stuff, so I'm really pursuing the freezerbag style cooking (simple stove, no washing up, dehdrated food)

My issue is I can't find a reasonable range of dehydrated vege's to buy. Mash potato, peas and mushrooms seems to be the limit at my local supermarkets. Can you buy a greater variety of veges, and if so where?

OH, and at the moment have not the space, time or inclination to DIY with a dehydrator.

Any suggestions gratefully received.
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Postby Moondog55 » Fri 06 Sep, 2013 5:13 pm

Is this for you or for the kids?
If for the tadpoles then stick with what they would eat at home as much as possible, for your self just get used to Deb and surprise peas again in the short term
It it's only short weekend walks I still take as much fresh stuff as I can
Ve are too soon old und too late schmart
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Re: Vege supplies?

Postby Tortoise » Fri 06 Sep, 2013 6:32 pm

pastavore wrote:I'm just getting back into bushwalking again, now the kids are getting big enough. But not big enough to carry their sure of stuff, so I'm really pursuing the freezerbag style cooking (simple stove, no washing up, dehdrated food)

My issue is I can't find a reasonable range of dehydrated vege's to buy. Mash potato, peas and mushrooms seems to be the limit at my local supermarkets. Can you buy a greater variety of veges, and if so where?

OH, and at the moment have not the space, time or inclination to DIY with a dehydrator.

Any suggestions gratefully received.

In Tassie I buy dried vegies from a 'wholefoods' health food store, if I've been too slack to dry my own. There's tomatoes, tomato flakes (yay!), red & green capsicum, carrot and maybe a couple of others.
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Postby corvus » Fri 06 Sep, 2013 7:04 pm

G'day Tortoise,
Location of that wholefoods store please :)
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Re: Vege supplies?

Postby pastavore » Fri 06 Sep, 2013 8:06 pm

G'day tortoise, does this wholefoods store have a branch in Melbourne? :)
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Postby Tortoise » Fri 06 Sep, 2013 8:22 pm

corvus wrote:G'day Tortoise,
Location of that wholefoods store please :)
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Hey corvus, it's pretty handy at Fourways Devonport! I think it's called Help Yourself Wholefoods in Oldaker St.
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Postby Tortoise » Fri 06 Sep, 2013 8:24 pm

pastavore wrote:G'day tortoise, does this wholefoods store have a branch in Melbourne? :)

No idea, sorry! Looks like a very small business. But I'd be pretty surprised if there wasn't something similar available in Melb. Might be worth ringing around.
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Postby TerraMer » Fri 06 Sep, 2013 9:02 pm

Strive Food makes a good pack of dehy complimentary vegetables. I use them to add to most of my meals when walking beyond fresh food :mrgreen:
http://www.strivefood.com.au/shop/dried-mixed-vegetable-63
Also Chinese food shops have a good variety of dried veggies but they may contain sulphur :(
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Postby pastavore » Fri 06 Sep, 2013 9:06 pm

Thanks Terramer, that looks like what I am after. Pricier than I was expecting.
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Postby corvus » Fri 06 Sep, 2013 9:39 pm

Tortoise wrote:
corvus wrote:G'day Tortoise,
Location of that wholefoods store please :)
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Hey corvus, it's pretty handy at Fourways Devonport! I think it's called Help Yourself Wholefoods in Oldaker St.


Thanks T ,
Thought it was that one ,will check it out especially for the Tom flakes :)
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Postby Eremophila » Sat 07 Sep, 2013 12:22 am

Missing those DPO shops already especially 4 ways fruit & veg!! Hoped there would be something similar here, alas only overpriced "health" shores :(

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Postby Nuts » Mon 09 Sep, 2013 5:12 pm

Most city's have at least one organic supermarket/co-op but honestly.. for just vegies.. some frozen bags on oven trays. It couldn't be a lot easier/ definitely more variety..
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Postby corvus » Mon 09 Sep, 2013 9:08 pm

Except Tom Flakes :lol:
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Postby Son of a Beach » Tue 10 Sep, 2013 8:34 am

TerraMer wrote:Strive Food makes a good pack of dehy complimentary vegetables. I use them to add to most of my meals when walking beyond fresh food :mrgreen:
http://www.strivefood.com.au/shop/dried-mixed-vegetable-63
Also Chinese food shops have a good variety of dried veggies but they may contain sulphur :(


I really like Strive Foods stuff, but seriously... Why do they add sugar to dried vegetables? Surely this is one thing that's expected to be healthy and they add one of the most unhealthy foodstuffs known to man. So unnecessary! Disappointed.
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Re: Vege supplies?

Postby Robert H » Wed 09 Sep, 2015 12:45 pm

I met someone who said they got veggies dehydrated from a guy up in Qld. I think it was online... can't remember what it was called!
Anyone know of something similar?

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Re: Vege supplies?

Postby Strider » Wed 09 Sep, 2015 1:56 pm

Son of a Beach wrote:
TerraMer wrote:Strive Food makes a good pack of dehy complimentary vegetables. I use them to add to most of my meals when walking beyond fresh food :mrgreen:
http://www.strivefood.com.au/shop/dried-mixed-vegetable-63
Also Chinese food shops have a good variety of dried veggies but they may contain sulphur :(


I really like Strive Foods stuff, but seriously... Why do they add sugar to dried vegetables? Surely this is one thing that's expected to be healthy and they add one of the most unhealthy foodstuffs known to man. So unnecessary! Disappointed.

Presumably so that they retain their colour.

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