Monday, October 31, 2011

Chicken Noodle Soup

Happy Halloween!!
I started a tradition way back when. chicken noodle soup before trick-or-treating! it was always something we looked forward too, but it took a long time!

now that the kids are older and the day is crazy busy, i was about to opt for a frozen pizza for dinner. but the hubby gave me the ol' "you're going to break tradition?" with the saddest looking face.

so i caved.

but i'm a lot smarter this time around.

Thrive cooked chopped chicken
Thrive celery
Thrive onions
Thrive carrots
Thrive potato chunks
and some frozen grandma noodles.

oh baby!
it was SO good.
took me a total of 18 minutes
(instead of the usual hour, and mostly cause we were waiting on the rolls to warm up!)

saved some time, filled some bellies, had a fabulous night!

Enjoy your halloween candy tonight!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Discontinued THRIVE Products

We are excited to announce that in early November Shelf Reliance® will be releasing five new THRIVE™ products. Our new products are sure to add more variety and convenience to your Home Store. The three new veggies are some of our most frequently requested items, and the new fruit products are sure to become a family favorite. The new THRIVE Fruits and Veggies will be here soon, so now you have even more reasons to love THRIVE!

As we prepare to release our five new products, we will also be discontinuing several of our dehydrated products. The items listed below will be discontinued as of January 2012. If you would like to purchase these products, please complete your order before December 31, 2011. We will only be able to fulfill orders while supplies last. If you have any questions about new or existing orders, please contact our customer service department at(877) 743-5373.

· Dehydrated Banana Chips
· Dehydrated Pineapple
· Dehydrated Mixed Bell Peppers
· Dehydrated Sweet Potatoes

Effective immediately, we had to discontinue THRIVE Mandarin Oranges. Unfortunately, an unstable crop production has affected our supply of mandarin oranges so we need to discontinue it immediately to secure orders already placed. We are investigating options to see if can bring this back at a future date, and we will keep you informed on any such developments.

Please stay turned to learn more about the 5 new fruits and veggies that will be available this November. Thank you for your continuous support and confidence.


The Shelf Reliance Team

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

can't wait.

did you know, your THRIVE freeze-dried fruits and vegetables can be used to make delicious homemade baby food that is free from harmful preservatives? all you gotta do is rehydrate the product as directed on the can and puree in a blender or food processor. you can then freeze the pureed fruits and vegetables in ice cube trays for serving sizes and store in freezer bags until ready to use. can't wait to do this with my little guy. perhaps we'll start next week!

Monday, October 17, 2011

How does freeze drying work?

THRIVE products are all natural, so naturally they are good for you! they begin with the freshest foods, so you can expect the highest quality. then they clean and slice them before they are flash-frozen. the temperature drops to -50 degrees and the air pressure drops, pulling out 98% of the moisture in the food, while still maintaining the texture, taste, color and nutrition. the food is then sealed in a double coated can to ensure freshness. this processes allows for a much longer shelf life and better tasting, more nutritional outcome!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

tis the season.

there's nothing like a good bowl of apple crisp this time of year.
and this recipe did not disappoint.

Apple Crisp

4 c. THRIVE apple chips
2-3 c. THRIVE apple drink
1/2 raisins
3/4 c. THRIVE brown sugar
1/2 c. THRIVE white flour
1/2 c. THRIVE quick oats
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
8 tablespoons cold butter, cubed

1. in large bowl, cover apple chips and raisins with warm water or apple drink. let sit 5-10 minutes until softened and rehydrated. drain.

2. preheat oven to 350 degrees.

3. Make a crumble by combining brown sugar, flour, oats, cinnamon and nutmeg in a bowl. Cut in butter using a pastry cutter or fork until crumbly.

4. Divide apple mixture evenly between 4 individual, buttered ramekins or oven-proof baking dishes. Sprinkle crumble over the apple mixture in each dish.

5. Bake for 25 minutes or until apples are tender and topping is golden brown. Top each bowl with a scoop of ice cream or whipped topping.

*this time i used fresh apples (tis the season) and left out the raisins.

watch the cooking demo here.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Q day.

this is my kind of grocery shopping. slippers, leggings and food at the door! love it!

the Q allows you to sit back, relax, and let Thrive foods come to you. You can easily set up your monthly shipments so you can build your own supply of yummy thrive foods at your own pace and budget. it's so easy,
contact me to learn more.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

I am so excited about this unique opportunity that i have recently begun. Becoming a Shelf Reliance Consultant! This opportunity allows me to help people worldwide become self reliant, financially independent, and better prepared for the future!

To kick start this new adventure I'm doing a contest!
you will be entered to win a FREE can of THRIVE food!!

here's what you have to do...
1. be a follower on this blog by clicking "join this site." on the right side.
2. encourage your friends to join the site, and leave a comment showing me where you did this. (Facebook, twitter, blogger etc.)
3. read "my story" (on the right) just cause you'll understand me better :)

The contest will end October 30!
(my birthday!!)

I will announce the winner on this blog!
(i will ship anywhere in the US, including Hawaii and Alaska)

Monday, October 10, 2011

Breakfast is Served.

when was the last time you had a fruit smoothie for breakfast?
(and we're not talking about the McCafe from McDonalds)

When was the last time said smoothie only took 8 minutes?

You're gonna love this one!
and you can have it year-round!!

Berry Smoothie

2 Tablespoons THRIVE peach drink, dry
1 cup water
1/2 cup THRIVE peach slices
1/2 cup THRIVE Blackberries
1 1/2 cups ice cubes
1/4 cup THRIVE instant milk, dry

*recipe from THRIVE cookbook

Sunday, October 2, 2011

my new best friend.

these pineapple chunks are my new best friend.
i knew i loved them as a snack.
let's face it,
i steal a handful everyday.

but i rehydrated them and put them on sweet and sour meatballs.
oh baby.

you gotta try this!

click here for an easy recipe.