Thrive Life Product Review: Thrive Life Freeze-dried onions
Onions, Onions, Onions....Freeze Dried Onions.........................
When I first started using Thrive Life (at the time it was Shelf Reliance), I thought to myself freeze dried onions is one product I will never buy. Why would anyone waste money on buying freeze-dried onions? I grow onions in my garden every summer and dehydrate many jars of onions to use during the winter.
But then came time for my first "Home Party" which showcased chicken salad with crackers, cornbread, butter, brownies, cookies, milk, fruit drink and of course some dry samples. The recipe for chicken salad is of course chicken, celery and onions all of which are TL products. I popped the can open and was amazed at the smell.....onions, the smell of freshly chopped onions but my eyes weren't watering. Wow....no more watering eyes. Just ask my husband, Brian, I hate chopping onions and hot peppers. If possible, I always pass the task of chopping onions and hot peppers over to him (even though I own a nice pamper chef chopper and a small food processor, to make the job easier). After doing a few more parties and a few different recipes that included using the onions in casseroles, stews and soups; I was impressed and convinced that TL onions would be included in my "home store".
TL onions are a must in any kitchen or "home store". This is actually one of the TL products that I use on a regular bases in my kitchen. They are very convenient and have a great taste that will enchance the flavor of any meal. Besides the convience of not chopping onions one can not forget the montary value of using exactly what you need without having to worry about leftover onion in your fridge going to waste or spoiled onions in your pantry.
My only regret with this product, I would consider them more a minced onion than chopped, but I still highly recommended them.
Options.......what would you use them for.... Well of course, chicken salad as I mentioned aboved, tuna salad, meatloaf, chili, topping on a salad, soups, stews, casseroles and sprinkle them dry on top of a chili dog....yummmmm! Anything that you would put small chopped onions or minced onions in or on.
About: From Thrive Life Site
THRIVE freeze-dried chopped onions come diced and ready to use in your favorite dishes. THRIVE Chopped Onions will give a boost of delicious flavor to any of your home-cooked meals.
Include THRIVE Chopped Onions in your everyday home cooking and you will create savory meals that have the added benefits of a vitamin C and dietary fiber. THRIVE Chopped Onions are perfect for flavoring warm soups, baked casseroles, spicy salsas, and many more of your favorite dishes.
Add 1 cup onions to 1 cup water and soak for 1–3 minutes until tender. Drain any excess water. Makes 1 cup diced onions.
Shelf Life : From Thrive Life Site
Sealed Shelf Life: Can/Bucket - 25 years*
Opened Shelf Life: Can/Bucket - 2 years*
*Shelf life based on optimal storage conditions.
Ingredients: White onion. CERTIFIED GLUTEN FREE (pouch excluded)