Yummy! I love the idea of taking perishables, sucking all the water out, and making them not-so-perishable. Not to mention, lighter weight with the same nutrient count. I built a solar dehydrator on my roof, and it has been working like a charm for fruit , vegetables, herbs, even spirulina. I haven't done the calculations, but it must have saved me a ton of money, and in my kitchen I have jars and jars full of stuff I dehydrated. Of course, another skill is putting the great tastes together in a delicious way. Like that zucchini tomato olive jalapeño dish of yours... Sounds amazing!