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Granny Smith Apples

A few months ago I bought myself a bag of Granny Smith apples from the grocery store. I ate one every day for 3 days. For some reason I didn’t eat one the next two days or so, but then over the weekend I was craving another apple. I went to my bag of apples anticipating my delicious treat only to find that they weren’t as firm as they were at the beginning of the week. Disappointed I cut them in half hoping to eat at least some. And what did I find?? MUSHINESS! Yuck!

So I decided to order myself a #10 can of Granny Smith apples from Thrive. I realized it was the perfect snack for at work and that can lasted a month in a half! Every time I felt like I needed a pick me up, I would reach for some apples. So good, tart and refreshing. I probably ate half an apple a day. And the best part they will last with no mushiness!!
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Granny Smith Apples
#10 can $21.59
49 servings per can
Shelf life after opening 1 year, unopened 25 years.

Recipe: Lentil Soup

Thanks to SpicyVegan for the recipe!

2.5 cups THRIVE Lentils
1/3 cup THRIVE Green Onions
1/4 cup THRIVE celery
1 bay leaf
10 cups water
1/4 cup THRIVE carrots
1 cup THRIVE potato dices
1/2 teas. Thrive Life Chef’s Blend Seasoning
1-3 tbsp. Thrive Life Chicken Bouillon
1 teas. salt
2 drops basil essential oil (ask me how to order some!)
1 tbsp. lemon juice

1. Sort and rinse lentils.

2. Combine all ingredients except lemon juice in a 5- to 6- quart slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for 2 hours on high.

3. Remove the bay leaf. Just before serving, stir in lemon juice. Taste and adjust seasoning.

Serves 18 cups

Recipe: Tomato Soup

Thanks to YourOwnHomeStore.com for the recipe!

What you need:

What to do:

  1. Fill a large pot with 7 cups warm water
  2. Whisk tomato powder into water
  3. Add onion, tomato dices, sugar, bouillon. Mix well.
  4. Add lots of freshly ground black pepper. Stir to combine and heat almost to boiling.
  5. Add drink powder, and vinegar, then parsley and basil.
  6. In a separate bowl, mix milk powder and 1 1/2 cups water until dissolved.
  7. Remove soup from heat and slowly add the milk to the soup. Stir it all together.
  8. Top with a bit more black pepper and enjoy!

Recipe: Peanut Butter Cookies

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1 Cup butter, room temperature

2 eggs

3/1/3 Cup Thrive Life Sugar Cookie

Mix 1 1/3 Cup Thrive Life Peanut

Flour 1⁄4 cup water

Directions:

1. Add softened butter to a mixer and whip until light. Add eggs and mix until blended.

2. Add cookie mix and peanut flour and mix together. Add water and mix until dough forms.

3. Scoop onto greased cookie sheet and press with a fork. Sprinkle tops with sugar.

4. Bake at 350F for 9–10 minutes. Makes about 36 cookies

Recipe: Shepherd’s Pie

Ingredients:
1 cup Thrive Beef TVP or Ground Beef (reconstituted)
16 oz tomato sauce
1-2 cups Thrive corn
1-2 cups Green beans
Mashed Potatoes (I make 8 servings worth)
Shredded cheddar cheese
Italian Seasoning

Instructions:
Heat oven to 350.
Heat beef in tomato sauce and add Italian Seasoning.
Pour mixture into the bottom of a 9×12 pan. Layer on green beans and corn on top of the tomato and beef mixture. Spread mashed potatoes on top (the smoother the mashed potatoes, the easier it will be to spread – add more milk as needed while prepping potatoes). Sprinkle cheese on top.
Bake for 15-20 minutes or until cheese is melted and heated through

Recipe: Dinosaur Pancakes/German Pancakes

 dino pancakesIngredients
3⁄4 c Thrive Scrambled Egg mix or Whole Egg Powder
1 c thrive milk, reconstituted
1 1⁄3 c water
1⁄2 t thrive iodized salt
1 1⁄4 c thrive flour
1⁄2 c butter
1 t vanilla

Instructions
Combine eggs, milk, water, and salt in blender and blend until fluffy. Tap in flour a little at a time, beating until well blended.
Preheat empty 9×13 pan in oven for 3–4 minutes. Melt butter in preheated pan, pour in egg mixture, and immediately return to oven. Bake for 25 minutes at 425⁰F.

Serving Options:
Brush with melted butter and dust with powdered sugar before serving
Maple Syrup
Jam

Recipe: Quinoa Broccoli and Cheese muffins

muffins3⁄4 cup uncooked Thrive Life Quinoa

1 1⁄2 tsp Thrive Life Chicken Bouillon

1 1⁄2 cups of water

2 cups of Thrive Life (FD) Broccoli

1 cup of Thrive Life (FD) onions

1 1⁄2 cup of Thrive Life (FD) Cheddar Cheese

Small shake of Thrive Life Chef Todd’s seasoning

2 eggs slightly beaten

1 clove of garlic minced

1⁄2 tsp Paprika

Rinse Quinoa, then place in pan of 1 1⁄2 cups of water along with 1 1⁄2 tsp of Thrive Life

Chicken Bouillon. Cook for 15 min. Let cool.

Reconstitute Thrive Life (FD) Broccoli, Onions, Cheddar Cheese.

Combine in a bowl Broccoli, Onions, Cheddar Cheese. Chef Todd’s seasoning. 2 eggs

slightly beaten 1 clove of garlic minced and 1⁄2 tsp paprika. After Quinoa has cooled mix

into mixture.

Preheat oven to 350 spray mini muffin tin.

Put heaping tablespoon of mixture into muffin tin Bake for 15 or 20 min or until edges turn

a golden brown.

Recipe: Spaghetti Sauce in a Jar

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½ cup (FD) Ground Beef
¼ cup (FD) Zucchini
1 cup (FD) Tomato Sauce (not tomato powder)
¼ cup (FD) Onions
2 Tbsp. Italian Seasoning
¼ cup (FD) Celery
2 Tbsp. garlic powder
½ cup (FD) Mushrooms
¼ cup (FD) Sausage Crumbles
½ cup (FD) Tomato Dices

 

Put in Jar starting with Ground Beef ending with Tomato Dices.

Boil 5 to 6 cups water, (depending on desired thickness) Add entire contents of jar and whisk until well blended. Simmer for about 10 to 15 min until vegetables and meat are fully rehydrated. Add more water if needed. Serve over cooked spaghetti or any pasta.

Recipe: Taco Soup in a Jar

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½ cup of Thrive Life Sausage Crumbles                   2 – 3 Tbsp. Taco Seasoning Mix

½ cup of Thrive Life Ground Beef                               1 – 2 Tbsp. Cumin

¼ cup of Thrive Life Onions                                          ¼ cup Thrive Life Sour Cream Powder

1 cup of Instant Thrive LifeBlack Beans                  ¼ cup Thrive Life Tomato Powder

1/3 cup of Thrive Life Corn                                            ¼ cup Thrive Life Cheese Blend

3 – 4 Tbsp. Mixed Dehydrated Thrive Peppers      1 Tbsp. Thrive Life Cilantro

2 – 3 Tbsp. Thrive Life Green Chilies                           Seasoning

Put in Jar starting with Sausage ending with Cilantro.

Add contents of Jar to a about 6 cups of water (depending on how thick you like your soup). Whisk, bring to a boil and simmer for about 15 to 20 min. Serve with crackers