New Thrive Sauces (and Seasonings) – Oh My!

Recipes, Thrive Foods
You may have seen us mention on Facebook this week that we were able to attend the Shelf Reliance convention last weekend. It was super busy but way fun and we got a ton of information on changes in the company and NEW PRODUCTS! One of the biggest announcements is that they changed their name to THRIVE LIFE. We love the new name and how it emphasizes their Thrive Foods which are just fantastic products. THRIVE SAUCES I love love love the new Thrive sauces. They make it so simple to cook with your food storage without having to add in any additional ingredients from the grocery store. You can put together complete and delicious meals. I have tried similar sauce powders from other companies and never been completely thrilled…
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Book Review: Country Beans

Book Review: Country Beans

Bean Recipes, Book Reviews, Legumes
Please note: This is part of a series of reviews we are doing on food storage, emergency prep, and self-reliance type books. For more reviews click here.  Country Beans New ideas for "User Friendly Beans" in a hurry by Rita Bingham Background: Learning how to use and cook dry beans was a major journey of mine last year. I was always skeptical you could do anything with dry beans before embarking on my "learn how to use beans" journey. If you've followed us for awhile, you probably were there when I made the "Magical Fruit" discovery on how to use dry beans to make cream of chicken replacements, and when I finally learned how to actually COOK dry beans. Most of my bean discoveries and learnings have come from the…
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BabyStep 7: Baking and Misc Ingredients (revised)

7 Day Challenge, Baking Ingredients
In order to get your ready for the Seven Day Challenge, we are going through revising and cleaning up all our BabySteps. We created the BabySteps to break down the vast amount of information in the "food storage world" when we first got started last summer. From the BabySteps, we developed the BabySteps Checklists as a way to split up the 10 steps over a one year period. We decided it would be good to revise each BabyStep as part of our Summer Crash Course. So jump in and get started ... it's not too late! This week we are covering BabyStep 7: Baking and Misc Ingredients (click here to view the full step) Updated key points Added instructions for making brown sugar Added a dairy section including eggs, butter,…
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Using Your Long Term Food Storage

Long Term Food Storage, Videos
We had the opportunity to sit down and talk with Crystal from Everyday Food Storage tonight and we learned TONS of great ideas for actually USING your long term food storage items. We are using this information to help develop step 7 (coming soon!). We also filmed Crystal answering some of our questions about getting started on cooking with your food storage which we have added to the Step 4 page. The most surprising answer we got was to the question "What is your favorite food storage ingredient to cook with?" View the video to find out!
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