This last weekend we had the chance to attend the Thrive Life convention. Convention is a great time because Thrive always announces new products that we love to incorporate into our home store. Did you see our posts on the new Bakery Line and the Smart Start:Taste of Thrive.
INTRODUCING: THE BRAND NEW THRIVE GUIDE!
We are thrilled to also introduce to you the Brand New Thrive Guide. It is available at almost 70% off for a limited time (since it’s new and everyone needs to have it). Just $7.49 for this valuable resource.
- – Preparation instructions and usage tips for every THRIVE product
- – Tasty recipe images and 6 of Chef Todd’s favorite THRIVE recipes
- – Ideas for using Thrive in your everyday cooking
- – Quick reference chart
- – Rehydration instruction and tips
- – Conversion ratios for freeze-dried to fresh
- – And much more!
HOW TO USE FOOD STORAGE FOODS
As Food Storage experts, we were asked to teach a couple classes at the Thrive Live convention on how to bring your foods from “Storage to Stovetop”. Using foods you store in your daily cooking is so important for many reasons. If you are storing foods you don’t like, don’t know how to use, or don’t understand … what good are they? Becoming familiar with the foods you store and how to cook them is so important.
The Thrive Guide goes along perfectly with our class to help people become more familiar with cooking using freeze-dried foods. Here is some of the content of what we taught at convention.
Tips for bringing foods from Storage to Stovetop:
- Start small: Buy small containers, even pantry cans of foods to test out before committing to storing large amounts. This will help you feel more at ease with what you are storing
- When cooking isolate variables: Only use one storage ingredient at a time so if your recipe doesn’t turn out for some reason, you will know the problem. For example if you are making a cake and want to try whole wheat flour and powdered eggs, only use one of those ingredients the first time you try it.
- Don’t tell your family you are using food storage items: Typically family members might rebel against foods they aren’t familiar with. If they don’t know dinner contains “food storage” they probably won’t even notice.
- Use half and half: When using new ingredients like powdered sour cream, milk, eggs, or butter, try using half fresh, half storage. This will give you a more familiar consistency until you become more expert at using stored items.
- Get the kids involved: Now as long as the ingredients you are using aren’t ingredients you want hidden in your recipes have your kids help. When kids help make dinner they are so proud and will eat almost anything. Try it.
- Use tried and true recipes: If you are going for a complete recipe using all new ingredients, try using recipes from experts. This will give you better results at first.
Once you are confident in using less familiar ingredients you will know how to use them without even thinking. The best way to start is to slowly implement new foods one at a time. If you are unsure where to start, the best foods to start with are featured in the new Smart Start: Taste of Thrive. This package contains the very best and most often used Thrive foods.