Shelf Reliance: THRIVE Mu Shu Beef Stir Fry

Shelf Reliance: THRIVE Mu Shu Beef Stir Fry.

Today’s story features my version of Chef Todd’s Mu Shu Beef Stir-fry!

I decided to open up the rest of the veggies we received this week so that I could try them. There was zucchini, broccoli, cauliflower, peas. Even Scott didn’t mind the last three, but I didn’t make him try the zucchini, lol!

Then, I asked him if I should open the beef dices. He said to go for it so I did… and I just stared into the can. Scott reached for a piece, as my eyes got big… he said it was good! So, I decided to be brave and took a small piece. Oh my!!! It was so tasty!!! By far my favorite meat protein from THRIVE Life to date!

I promptly looked up the Mu Shu Beef recipe that THRIVE suggests. I didn’t quite have everything it called for, so I made some substitutions, and it was delicious!!!

I didn’t have the carrots or bell peppers. I also added cauliflower and broccoli because those are two of my favorite stir-fry veggies! I had peas but… not the biggest fan of peas at the best of times, so I decided to omit.

I used Epicure’s garlic, and some freeze-dried cilantro (no fresh of either). I used tamari instead of regular soy sauce. Tamari is often gluten-free, though some brands have a bit of wheat. If you have problems with gluten, make sure to check the label. It’s also more flavorful in my opinion, and less salty.

I didn’t have regular rice vinegar, but I used a mango-flavored rice vinegar which worked just fine. I also didn’t have the THRIVE beef bouillon, so I used the OXO beef stock that I had on hand.


July Specials are here!!

What an amazing month of specials. I’ve already added the July Picnic Pack to my order, it’s such a fantastic deal.

July 2014 Specials



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Yay! My first order arrived!!!

I’m so excited, my order arrived today!!! Is it ridiculous to get so excited over freeze-dried food? I have to figure out what I want to try first!


It took all my willpower not to open the peaches and strawberries and eat them on the spot! When hubby gets home, we’ll try things out. Even though he opened the actual box without me!

The first month of ‘Taste of THRIVE’ comes with the brand new guide that they came out with a couple of months ago. Haven’t read it yet, but it’s full of information about how to use the food and whatnot.


It also came with a pamphlet with info on each of the products in the box, and some quick tips on how to use everything in the box. Oh, and there are also some recipe cards, which I didn’t take a picture of.

ImageThe real test is going to be the instant milk. My husband says he used to drink a gallon of milk a day when he was younger. Fortunately he only goes through about a gallon a week now! So all that to say that he loves his milk. Apparently in a blind taste test, people preferred the instant milk over fresh milk. We’ll see what he thinks, but if his reaction to everything else he’s tried holds, he will love it. How great would that be? I don’t have to worry about using the last of the milk before we pick up a new gallon! Oh the small pleasures in life! Stay posted, I’ll let you know what he thinks! If nothing else, it is supposed to be really easy to use in baking. I might have to experiment with some ‘cake in a jar’ recipes, I bet it would come in real handy for that.