Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Basic DIY THRIVE Cup of Soup

Last weekend, I went to a Saturday Summit Meeting with other Thrive Consultants in Charlotte, North Carolina.  One of the fun things we did was bring 4 people up and give them a variety of Thrive ingredients and give them 15 minutes to create a Pasta Dish.  They worked in pairs and both had a Chicken Pasta dish done in 10 minutes - yes that is correct - 10 MINUTES start to finish! And we got to sample it and it was delicious! This got me to thinking (I know that can be dangerous :O) . . . 

Having cooked with Thrive myself for over a year and working with others, it seems that the biggest fear is that cooking with Freeze Dried food is a little different so people tend to fall back into familiar habits that usually take longer, are not as nutritious, and in a lot of cases cost you more money

I decided that in my future demonstrations, everyone that comes will have the opportunity to "cook" with Thrive products so they can see just how easy it really is and hopefully take some of the fear away.

So today, my friend Judi Stull, came over and we were "Thrivin' It Up" all afternoon.  We figured out a basic proportion of various Thrive Products which you see in the recipe at the top or download it here.

We then started playing and made 6 different Single DIY Soups using the basic recipe above and the Thrive ingredients in my Home Store -- Chicken Rice Veggie Soup, Chicken Noodle Soup, Hearty Beef Vegetable Soup, Chili, Cauliflower Cheese Soup, & my favorite Shepherd's Pie Soup - it was awesome!

Thrive is so forgiving - if it is a little thick, add a little water - a little thin, add a little more sauce mix. Most ingredients will rehydrate in 10-15 minutes.  Bigger & thicker pieces, obviously, will take a little longer. 

You pick one of Thrive's 4 New Sauce mixes as the base for your soup.  They are Bechamel Sauce (Creamy White Sauce), Espangnola Sauce (Savory Beef Gravy), Tomato Sauce (Classic Tomato Sauce); & Veloute Sauce (Rich Chicken Gravy).

Now if you want meat, you can pick from Seasoned Chicken Slices (FD), Sausage Crumbles (FD), Ground Beef (FD), Diced Beef (FD), and lots more.  

You can find all the meat selections available by going to My Thrive Website and then Shop for Products.

Next you add your Basic Veggies (Mirepoix Mix) - which is usually Onions, Celery & Carrots.  I also have Mixed Bell Peppers available as well.

Then pick from a variety of Thrive's 9 New Spices to add to your soup mix, like:

If you want any Instant FD Pinto, Red or Black Beans OR Instant White or Brown Rice OR Egg Noodle Pasta, Thrive has you covered.

The last layers, you pick 3-5 different Thrive FD Vegetables from their vegetable line which currently has 27 different options, like: Asparagus FD, Broccoli FD, Cauliflower FD, Beans FD, Peas FD, Corn FD, Mushroom FD, Tomato Dices FD, Zucchini FD, new Butternut Squash, and coming soon Sweet Potatoes.  Where can you find this kind of variety that stores for 25 years unopened and usually around 2 years opened (if it lasts that long).

Add about 6 ounces of boiling water, stir well.  Put a lid on it and let it "steep" for 10-15 minutes. Then it's time to each and ENJOY!

To Recap:  To check out all the Thrive Products go to My Thrive Website.  From there it's easy to navigate to Shop for Products - or if you want a better deal or find out ways to get THIVE even cheaper (and sometimes for FREE) you can always email me at

You can check out all of my Thrive Recipes including the soups from this post here - or click on the Soup names above for a link to the individual recipes.

Happy Thrivin'

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