Wednesday, April 24, 2013

THRIVEalized Pineapple Fluff

Pineapple Fluff

4 cups THRIVE FD Pineapple, reconstituted (reserve 2 TBSP. "juice" - use the rest of the drained juice to flavor your water)
2 TBSP Lemon Juice
2 TBSP Lime Juice
1/3 cup THRIVE Sugar
1 1/2 cups Heavy Cream, whipped

Place reconstituted FD Pineapple, lemon juice, lime juice, sugar and reserved pineapple juice in a blender.  Cover and blend until smooth. 
Pour into a container and put in the freezer to chill for about 30 minutes.
Whip up heavy cream and fold in blended pineapple.
Put into container and freeze.  

Note: I put spoonfuls into sample cups with a piece of reconstituted pineapple on top and put those in the freezer for a THRIVE party.  The rest we get to eat.  Enjoy!

Monday, April 8, 2013

"THRIVEalized" Brown Sugar Upside Down Meatloaf

I learned a new word today - THRIVEALIZE - the process of taking a recipe and converting it to using THRIVE products.

Yesterday I "THRIVEALIZED" a recipe and adapted it with my new THRIVE ingredients. 

The results????  

Well, my 28 year old son (that usually doesn't eat with us) came up to cook a pizza and I asked him to please just try my dinner.  Next thing I knew, the pizza was back in the freezer and he had made a plate of meatloaf, cheesy potatoes, corn and rolls.  Later he asked me what I would be Thrivin' tomorrow?  

Yea for THRIVE!

Brown Sugar Upside Down Meatloaf
Cheesy Potatoes (a.k.a. Thrive Funeral Potatoes)
Thrive Freeze Dried (FD) Corn
Thrive Freeze Dried (FD) Broccoli

THRIVEALIZED Brown Sugar Upside Down Meatloaf


1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup ketchup
3 Tbsp. – Thrive FD Celery
3 Tbsp. – Thrive FD Onion
3 Tbsp. – Thrive FD Carrots
3 Tbsp. – Thrive FD Spinach
3 Tbsp. – Whole Wheat Bread Crumbs (can use any bread crumbs or oatmeal)
3 Tbsp. Worchestershire Sauce
1-1/4 cup Thrive Instant Milk reconstituted
2 eggs beaten 
2-1/2 pounds of meatloaf mix (beef, veal, pork) or ground beef


  1.      Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2.      Press brown sugar into the bottom of a 9x9 pan or 9x5 loaf pan
  3.      Spread the ketchup over the brown sugar
  4.      Mix the Thrive FD vegetables, bread crumbs in bowl.  Add milk and let it sit for 5 minutes.
  5.      Add Worchestershire Sauce, Thrive Beef Bouillon & eggs. Mix well.
  6.      Add the meat and mix thoroughly.
  7.           Spoon meatloaf mixture into pan on top of ketchup and press to the sides.
  8.      Bake for one hour.  Remove from oven and pour off juices into a bowl and discard juice.
  9.      Let meatloaf rest for 10 minutes.
  10.      Invert meatloaf onto a platter or cutting board, slice it up.

I also modified Chef Todd's THRIVE Funeral Potatoes.  The recipe calls for Thrive FD Potatoes Dices  and I only had Thrive FD Potato Chunks which worked great.

What's THRIVIN' in your Kitchen?  Let me know if you try this recipe or tweak it in some other way in the comments below.