Sunday, July 31, 2011

FREE SHIPPING on 4-Person 1 Year Food Package

Limited Time Offer!

FREE SHIPPING on the “4-Person Premium 1 Year Food Supply Package” when ordered by Friday August 5th! The savings on shipping alone is over $140!
This free shipping offer is only available through me.

This package is only $2848.99 (retail price is $3,308.29; a savings of over $450!)
Contact me to get this special price!

  An average family of 4 spends $600 a month on food; $7200 over a year's time. With that in mind; purchasing a year supply of food for 1/3 that is a great deal and something that I am offering you through Thrive food. A long term supply of food is a hedge against inflation, especially at these prices. This is the best deal I have ever seen for purchasing food storage all at once. The package includes enough food to feed 4 people for a year.
  This package is only available through a “Home Party” consultant (not available online), so you will need to contact me at or call me at 435-723-0977.
Do you already have a year supply of food stored? Pass this special on to someone else.
  The THRIVE® 4-Person Premium, 1 Year Food Supply comes complete with 336 #10 (gallon-sized) cans of grains, fruits, veggies, meats, beans, dairy, and baking essentials.
  This package provides the variety and nutrition needed to survive emergency situations for up to a year, is great for incorporating into your everyday meals, and is a perfect addition to your existing food reserve. With 17,586 servings and many foods with a shelf life of up to 25 years, this package will give you peace of mind during times of need.
  • Up to 12 month comprehensive food supply for 4 people
  • Shipment arrives on a pallet that contains 56 separate boxes
  • Grains and rice have an optimal shelf life of up to 30 years
  • Freeze-dried foods have an optimal shelf life of up to 25 years
  • Dehydrated foods have an optimal shelf life of up to 10 years
  • Simple rehydration instructions, recipes, and helpful tips are included on each can
  • 17,586 total servings
  • 336 gallon-sized cans
  See below for specific package contents.
  • 6 - 6 Grain Pancake Mix (50 servings per can/300 total servings).
  • 6 - Germade (Wheat Cereal) (44 servings per can/264 total servings).
  • 6 - Oats-Quick (38 servings per can/288 total servings).
  • 6 - 9 Grain Cracked Cereal (43 servings per can/258 total servings).
  • 36 - Wheat, Hard White Winter (44 servings per can/1584 total servings).
  • 6 - Flour-White (45 servings per can/270 total servings).
  • 9 - Flour-Whole Wheat (49 servings per can/441 total servings).
  • 6 - Cornmeal (46 servings per can/276 total servings).
  • 6 - Elbow Macaroni (45 servings per can/180 total servings).
  • 18 - Rice-Instant (48 servings per can/864 total servings).
  • 8 - Rice-White (53 servings per can/424 total servings).
Proteins & Beans:
  • 3 - Taco (TVP) (42 servings per can/126 total servings).
  • 6 - Bacon (TVP) (47 servings per can/282 total servings).
  • 6 - Beef (TVP) (44 servings per can/264 total servings).
  • 3 - Sausage (TVP) (45 servings per can/135 total servings).
  • 3 - Sloppy Joe (TVP) (43 servings per can/129 total servings).
  • 6 - Chicken (TVP) (45 servings per can/270 total servings).
  • 3 - Ham (TVP) (44 servings per can/132 total servings).
  • 6 - Lentils (51 servings per can/306 total servings).
  • 6 - Barley-Pearled (58 servings per can/348 total servings).
  • 12 - Beans- Black (49 servings per can/588 total servings).
  • 6 - Beans-Kidney (44 servings per can/264 total servings).
  • 14 - Beans-Pinto (49 servings per can/686 total servings).
  • 6 - Eggs-Whole powdered (236 servings per can/1416 total servings)(calculation is based on a small egg.)
  • 6 - Chocolate Drink Mix (48 servings per can/288 total servings).
  • 24 - Milk-Powdered (43 servings per can/1032 total servings).
  • 6 - Mac & Cheese Powder (52 servings per can/312 total servings).
  • 2 - Pineapple Chunks (FD) (41 servings per can/82 total servings).
  • 4 - Raspberries (FD) (48 servings per can/192 total servings).
  • 1 - Blackberries (FD) (49 servings per can/49 total servings).
  • 1- Blueberries (FD) (50 servings per can/50 total servings).
  • 4 - Apples-Sliced (48 servings per can/192 total servings).
  • 6 - Strawberries (FD) (45 servings per can/270 total servings).
  • 4 - Apple Chips (47 servings per can/188 total servings).
  • 2 - Banana Chips (45 servings per can/90 total servings).
  • 16 - Potato Chunks (42 servings per can/672 total servings).
  • 6 - Corn-Sweet (FD) (46 servings per can/276 total servings).
  • 2 - Broccoli (FD) (52 servings per can/104 total servings).
  • 2 - Carrot Dices (49 servings per can/98 total servings).
  • 6 - Peas-Green (FD) (41 servings per can/276 total servings).
  • 3 - Peas-Split Green (46 servings per can/138 total servings).
  • 2 - Onions-Chopped (FD) (45 servings per can/90 total servings).
  • 2 - Onions-Chopped (45 servings per can/90 total servings).
  • 4 - Sweet Potato (43 servings per can/172 total servings).
  • 6 - Mixed Bell Peppers (42 servings per can/252 total servings).
  • 6 - Orange Drink (86 servings per can/516 total servings).
  • 4 - Peach Drink (86 servings per can/344 total servings).
  • 6 - Apple Drink (86 servings per can/516 total servings).
  • 2 - Bouillon-Beef (191 servings per can/382 total servings).
  • 2 - Bouillon-Chicken(185 servings per can/370 total servings).
  • 6 - Fudge Brownies (75 servings per can/450 total servings).
Cooking Basics:
  • 1 - Baking Powder
  • 1 - Salt-Iodized
  • 2 - Sugar-Brown
  • 4 - Sugar-White
336 Total Cans

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Baking In A Gas Grill

  If you're like me, you hate heating up the house in the summer time. In Utah the swamp cooler we use in our home usually does a sufficient job. When it's humid outside, it's another story entirely. When I'm really desperate for something fresh-baked or have to take freshly-baked goods to a function, I try to do it as early in the morning as possible so the house has time to try to cool back down.
  Sunday however, I was itching for hot-from-the-oven Sourdough Bread (this is my favorite recipe) to go with the dinner I would be serving my family. At 1:00 in the afternoon the house was already toasty, I knew turning on the oven was not an option. With my mind set on fresh bread an idea suddenly came to me, I had heard somewhere about someone using their gas grill for baking. So I set to researching on the internet and found many bloggers having success with outdoor grill baking.
  Being quite familiar with the logistics of baking bread I knew I could not just turn on my grill and put the ready-made loaves on the grill rack. Here's what I did:

-Placed pizza stone on warming rack of grill, far to the right side
-Preheated the grill on high for 15 minutes with the lid down, using only the burners on the left side of the grill
-Placed bread on pizza stone (Rather than use cornmeal as called for in the recipe, I rose the bread on parchment paper. I cut the parchment to fit the loaf, about 1" larger all the way around, just before placing on the grill; this made the transfer onto the stone much easier.) Closed the lid (Do not open for the first 15 minutes).

  I decided to check the bread after 15 minutes just to make sure I was not burning it. Much to my amazement it was done! I now had two beautiful, perfectly golden loaves of bread. As well, the crust was crispy just like the fancy restaurants and the bread had that hollow sound when I knocked on the bottom. These were results I had been unable to achieve in my oven, using every artisan bread baking technique I had ever heard of or read about.  I realized very quickly I had found the secret to making artisan bread. I also realized I could now make bread any time of the year, without the worry of raising the temperature in my house to 100 degrees! Lastly, it dawned on me that I had now discovered how to make bread and other baked goods in a time of emergency when there is no power to operate my home oven. Genius!
  I end this post with a challenge to you. With emergency preparedness in mind, make your favorite bread recipe this week (one you have perfected and are comfortable with), and bake it on your grill. If you don't have a pizza stone, turn a cookie sheet upside down on the rack and bake on it (don't forget to use parchment under your bread) or bake in your bread pans.
  I am always on the look-out for ways to make things easier and less stressful in an emergency situation, and boy did I just find a good one! Not only that, I will be baking on my grill a lot now. So, if you pass my house in the middle of the summer and smell something delicious, chances are it's baking in my backyard!

Friday, July 22, 2011

Shelf Reliance-Now With Bucket Size Options

  You asked for it, and now we have it! Shelf Reliance is now offering bucket sizes of many THRIVE products. This option is incredibly cost effective when building a long-term storage of particular items.
  Here are the details on the buckets and the exclusive Q customer offer (there's no better time than now to become a Q customer and get in on the fantastic benefits)!

  Shelf Reliance is now also offering an amazing deal on a 1 year, 4-person food package (details below)! If this is something you're interested in, contact me soon!
  We are so excited to offer you package #25348 1 Year 4 Person FD and Dehydrated food package for only $2848.99, a savings of over $450! The new price is active now (price does not include shipping). See contents below:

One Year, 4-Person Freeze Dried and Dehydrated Food Package
  • 6 Six Grain Pancake Mix
  • 6 Germade
  • 6 Quick Oats
  • 6 Nine Grain Cracked Cereal
  • 36 Hard White Winter Wheat
  • 6 White flour
  • 9 Whole Wheat Flour
  • 6 Cornmeal
  • 6 Elbow Macaroni
  • 18 Instant Rice
  • 8 White Rice
Proteins & Beans
  • 3 Taco (TVP)
  • 6 Bacon (TVP)
  • 6 Beef (TVP)
  • 3 Sausage (TVP)
  • 3 Sloppy Joe (TVP)
  • 6 Chicken (TVP)
  • 3 Ham (TVP)
  • 6 Lentils
  • 6 Pearled Barley
  • 12 Black Beans
  • 6 Kidney Beans
  • 14 Pinto Beans
  • 6 Whole Egg Powder
  • 6 Chocolate Drink Mix
  • 24 Powdered Milk
  • 6 Mac & Cheese Powder
  • 2 Pineapple – FD
  • 4 Raspberries – FD
  • 1 Blackberries – FD
  • 1 Blueberries – FD
  • 4 Sliced Apples
  • 6 Strawberries – FD
  • 4 Apple Chips
  • 2 Banana Chips
  • 16 Potato Chunks
  • 6 Sweet Corn – FD
  • 2 Broccoli – FD
  • 2 Carrot Dices
  • 6 Green Peas – FD
  • 3 Split Green Peas
  • 2 Onions Chopped – FD
  • 2 Onions Chopped
  • 4 Sweet Potato
  • 6 Mixed Bell Peppers
  • 6 Orange Drink
  • 4 Peach Drink
  • 6 Apple Drink
  • 2 Bouillon Beef
  • 2 Bouillon Chicken
  • 1 Baking Powder
  • 1 Iodized Salt
  • 2 Brown Sugar
  • 4 White Sugar
  • 6 Fudge Brownies

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

The Fruitiest-Tasting Blueberry Muffins Ever!

  I have tried a lot of muffins, (and I mean a lot) and am always left wanting after eating a blueberry muffin. To me, blueberry muffins tend to taste a lot like a sweet cupcake with a little bit of blueberry flavor (very disappointing).
  I was recently updating myself on a blog I frequent, when I came across a recipe for blueberry muffins (this is the same blogger who posted what has become my favorite french bread recipe-this recipe was bumped off my cooking blog by blogger, so I will re-post it soon). I decided to give it a try using my THRIVE Freeze Dried Blueberries instead of using the blueberry muffin recipe on the can. My reasoning for this? The muffin recipe on the can has 3/4 cups more sugar, and I am looking for something I can feel good about giving my kids in the morning.
  As for the recipe posted here, I am so very happy I tried it. I am especially happy I chose to use my freeze dried blueberries (I am always amazed at the flavor the freeze dried products pack). I would note, the crumb topping is tasty, but completely unnecessary as the muffin is fantastic all on its own.

Monday, July 11, 2011

BBQ on the Brain

  Summer is all about barbecues and the great outdoors. With meat in mind, my "Screamin' Deal" this month is freeze dried meat...two different packages of freeze dried meat to be exact! 
  I have never found any other way to store meat for twenty-five years! And, once the can is opened it is still shelf stable, which is perfect when there's a power-outage.

Thursday, July 7, 2011


  One Thrive Product I get a lot of questions about is the Entrees, so I'm going to break it down. Of all the Entrees my top picks are (in no particular order):

Baked Potato Cheese Soup
  This soup is very creamy. There are not a lot of chunks, so if you're a fan of chunky soup (as I am) feel free to add some THRIVE FD Potato Dices. This soup does have bell pepper, carrot, peas, parsley, broccoli but in a pureed form, not chunks. The soup is very lightly seasoned allowing you to adjust the salt and pepper to your own tastes (I'm a cheeseaholic, so I like to add more cheese to it as well). The sealed-can shelf life is 8 years, and you have 1 year to use it once it's opened.

Broccoli Cheese Soup

   This is also a very creamy smooth soup, so again you could THRIVE FD Broccoli to it (about 3/4 cup/recipe). This is a fantastic soup that's ready as quick as you can boil water! The sealed-can shelf life is 8 years, and you have 1 year to use it once it's opened.

Rice with Sweet Pepper Beef Steak

 This entree has rice, freeze dried diced beef, onions and red and green bell pepper. It's a great stand-alone dish maybe with some 30-minute rolls on the side. It's ready in about 20 minutes! This entree lasts 5 years in the sealed can and 3 months once it's opened.
$2.72/serving-Less expensive, faster and healthier than the drive-through!

  I have tried all of these, so the opinions posted here are my own.

Platinum Q Club Membership Benefit

This is just one of the many benefits of being a Platinum Q Club Member! This fantastic gift came with my Q shipment this month.

Measuring Cups
Adjustable Measuring Spoon (1 tsp., 1 1/2 tsp., 2 tsp., 2 1/2 tsp. & 1 tbsp. increments)
Can Strainer

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

This price is valid for Q customers or through me, an independent consultant with Shelf Reliance. Contact me to find out more.