Tuesday, February 28, 2012


I was so happy that Mike made it home safe!! As well as all the  boys. You know how those Scout Camps can go sometimes...I had every right to worry.  Just kidding, Mike said they had a great time! From the looks of the pictures they had tons of fun.  Here are just a few pics of them (eating THRIVE of course) I made sure Mike took some pictures, and I have to say he did a pretty good job!!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

The Thriving Scouts!!

 I am sooo excited to do this post!! My husband and I had so much fun with this.
Tomorrow my husband is leaving with his scouts for almost 4 DAYS on a winter camp!!!!! So not excited about him being gone but I know they'll have fun, and they will be totally eating like kings!  Because almost all of their meals will be completely THRIVE!!! WOOHOO!! Light weight, healthy, and all they need is water  (hoping there would be more snow for them to melt...) How perfect is this food for campers and hikers??
We came up with some recipes, and with trial and error we got the measurements just right and then put all the ingredients into a ziploc bag so all they have to do is open it and pour into a pan or pot with water.
So the recipes I've written out are enough for one person.  Mike put enough for 2 boys per bag which is nice because it's less bags to worry about.
I will post all the recipes under each picture  (If it is not a THRIVE product I will specify, otherwise everything else is Freeze Dried THRIVE)
Here is their meal plan:

  • Wednesday night they are doing steaks ( Of course they have to have their steaks out in the wilderness to make them feel like real men.....or something like that )
  • Thurs breakfast- Scrambled egg omelet 
  • Thurs Supper-Mac and cheese with THRIVE milk powder
  • Friday breakfast-  oatmeal with strawberries
  • Friday lunch-on trail 
  • Friday supper- Chicken and rice
  • Sat breakfast-either oatmeal or eggs
  • Sat lunch-Ichiban with THRIVE veggie medly

Take this Hot Dogs!!!


1/4c     Powdered egg (this was not THRIVE egg but THRIVE does have egg powder)
1 Tbsp   Ham TVP
1 Tbsp   Sausage (real or TVP)
1 Tsp    Mushroom
1/2 Tsp  Chopped Onion
1 Tsp    Spinach
1 Tsp    Peppers
1 Tbsp   Cheese

I followed the instructions for the powdered eggs that was on the package we had which was to put into pot of water and cook like scrambled eggs.  So we just added the veggies and cheese with the egg powder into the water and here's how it turned out.  SO GOOD!! I was impressed with how good powdered egg was.


  3/4c   Quick oats

 2 Tbsp Strawberries
 2 Tbsp Blackberries
 1 Tbsp Brown sugar
 1 tbsp Powder Milk

Put in pot with 1 1/2 c water, bring to a boil and cook to desired consistency. YUM!
This is like dessert for breakfast.  

Chicken and Rice

1 tsp  Chicken bouillon 
2/3 c  Instant rice
1Tbsp  TVP chicken
1Tbsp  Sausage
3Tbsp  Grn. Beans
1Tbsp  Sweet corn
1Tsp   Chopped onion
salt and pepper to taste

Mix 1 cup water with veggies,meat, and
bouillon. Bring to a boil and boil for 1 min, add rice and lower heat to medium high and cook covered for about 5 min or until veggies are hydrated and rice is soft.  
This was SO tasty! The bouillon gives this so much flavour. Mike and I couldn't get enough. This would totally hit the spot while on a miserable cold camp.  

So then there is the KD with the Milk powder and Ichiban with the veggies. I really  hope these boys are not going to be dissapointed with the food. There is unlimited possibilities with more meals that would be versatile for camping, hiking, ect.  Hope you enjoy!

Saturday, February 18, 2012

THRIVE Goulash Soup!

This is a great, simple soup that my Mom told me about. She made it for a church function and it took her no time at all to make and it fed a lot of people.  This is so versatile! It is just a basic soup but there are tons of different variations you could do. 
So here are the THRIVE foods that I used:

FD Green Beans
FD Chopped Onions
FD Celery 
FD Broccoli
FD Potato cubes
Beef TVP ( textured vegetable protein)

I put about a 1/4 cup of each vegetable and 1/2 cup of the Beef TVP into a pot of chicken or beef broth.  I put about 4-5 cups of beef broth in as well as a tsp of Thyme and salt and pepper. You need to make sure that you put in extra liquid because the vegetables will soak up some of the liquid.  I left the potatoes out until the very end because they tend to go a little bit mushy if they simmer too long, so add in for the last 15 min.  
Bring the soup to a boil and then simmer for at least 15min.   The vegetables need at least that amount of time to rehydrate and become soft.  
I let it simmer for about 35 min so all the flavours could come together.

It tastes just as good as it looks!
It's amazing how these vegetables look and taste like they are fresh.
I had hardly any mess to clean up, no chopping, and we were still getting the same nutrients that we would be getting from fresh veggies. 
My 2 year old gobbled this up and my husband, who is not a soup lover, even enjoyed it.  
These vegetables can last up to 25 years on your shelf unopened and 1-2 years opened. 
This is what I can make out of my food storage!
What about you??



Friday, February 17, 2012

WELCOME!! This is my blog dedicated to all things THRIVE! If you don't know what THRIVE is, it's about time you found out. 
I have recently become a consultant for a company called "Shelf Reliance".  They originated out of Utah and have many great products one being a line of freeze dried foods called THRIVE! 
This food is FANTASTIC!  It lasts anywhere from 10-25 years on your shelf which makes it ideal food storage, BUT, it makes even better everyday cooking ingredients.  This is my blog to show you how I am incorporating THRIVE foods into my every day life so that you can see the versatility of these foods and hopefully want to give them a try.  
This is my website:
You can see all the products there and learn some more about the foods. You will LOVE them I'm sure.
If you are looking for food storage, this is the product that you need, or if you are looking for healthy convenient food this is the product you want.
Please feel free to ask me questions I would love to answer them for you!
This company has turned their food line into a home party program so that people are able to try the foods and share it with their family and friends.  I am loving going into people's homes and telling them about this food and seeing how much they love it.  This is a new company with lots of potential so if you are interested in becoming a consultant I would LOVE to have you on my team!

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