Spiced Apple Oatmeal – Inspired by Who’s That In The Cat Pajamas by Sojourner McConnell

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This chapter book charmed the socks off of me! Dolcey is so sweet, and loving! The story is relevant and moving. The illustrations are perfect for the story. I can’t wait for another Dolcey book!

While I was reading about Emily and Dolcey, I had the idea for this spiced apple oatmeal. You’ll understand why when you read this delightful chapter book.

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Thrive Life Quick Oats are gluten free.

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       Make ahead for busy mornings, camping and to give as gifts!

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That’s a family can of Fuji apples in the background!

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I’m bringing my spiced apple oatmeal to Fiesta Friday this week. It’s too good not to share! Our co-hosts this week are Suzanne @ apuginthekitchen and Monika @ Everyday Healthy Recipes.

 

Meet The Author

If you’re in Kentucky this October, you can meet Sojourner McConnell and get your copy of Who’s That In The Cat Pajamas signed!

Where: Karen’s Book Barn. 127 E. Main Street, La Grange, KY.

When: October 14th from 11-4.

Bonus! When you buy a copy of Who’s That In The Cat Pajamas at the signing, you get to choose one of these Snackies Singles to go with it. We call this a book and a Snackie. While supplies last.

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As always, thank you for the time we spend together,

Gina

 

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Thrive Life News & Specials for August

 

 

Simple Plate!

Tuscan-Style Beef Pappardelle

Tuscan Quinoa Bowl/Southwest-Style Chicken Quinoa Bowl/Chicken Bolognese & Gnocchi With Steamed Vegetables /Chicken Farfalle With Pasta Primavera (not pictured)

 

Garden Veggie Lasagna & Garden Veggie Pizza With Sausage

South Pacific Stir-fry with pulled porl

South Pacific Stir-fry With Pulled Pork

We have eight Simple Plate meals available now, and will launch many more this year.

How do you get your deliveries? Watch this.

 

New Snackies Singles!

Havarti & Pretzels/Cranberry Crunch

Available as pouches or Snackies Singles for on the go

 

Monthly specials for Your Grocery Box

August

Dinner Classics Pack is $89.39 plus shipping. Shipping on orders over $100 is free if all the items in the grocery box are preferred items. Two items in this month’s dinner classics pack are not eligible for free shipping – mashed potatoes and fudge brownies.

Dinner Classics Pack Includes:

Sweet corn (pc), kale (pc), fudge brownie mix (pc), mashed potatoes (pc), Chef’s Choice seasoning, beef slices (pc), celery (pc), spinach (pc) and mushrooms (pc).

 

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Thrive Life Summer Launch Party – Today! Virtually anywhere.

Join in on details like how you can become a preferred customer, get free and half-0ff groceries, get 3% in bonus points on every order and qualify for free shipping! There’s a giveaway and fun games to play.

The best part is, spending time together. Wait, that’s tied with finding out what new items we added to the summer catalog. I am so excited to share with you!

Today, from anywhere you are, at 3:00 PST. It’s a Facebook party, so you can drop in when you like.

See you there!  Follow this link to the Thrive Life Summer Launch Party.

If you want a sneak peek, check out my Thrive Life website.

Find out for yourself why I feel so good eating Thrive Life food.

 

As always, thank you for the time we spend together!

Gina

 

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Thrive Life – Versatile Tomato Powder

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I would love to hear what you do with your tomato powder. I use it all the time to add depth to my lunch-time vegetable bowls, veggie drinks and soups.

This is where you get tomato powder! Start with a pantry can if you don’t use a lot of tomato. If you like to make sauce, get a family can. Here is the landing page to a bunch of recipes using tomato powder.

In a few days we are launching ten new grocery choices you are going to love for those nights when you want good, healthy food, but haven’t been to the store and don’t want to go to the store. They take little preparation, but do not taste that way. You know what I mean?

There are new Snackies Singles coming your way, too!

Our new preferred customer program will give you free shipping on orders…

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I Love My Fat Daddy!

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That’s what it says on the back of the t-shirts worn by the busy, bustling staff at Fat Daddy’s, a family owned and operated BBQ spot in Redding, CA!

Do you think that you can’t have BBQ because you are a health foodie? I can respect that. I can also endorse having a plate of quality BBQ, heavenly beans and BBQ potatoes. You can get coleslaw if you haven’t had a salad yet before you answer the craving for smoky ribs, chicken or tri tip.

Try not to be too mad at the owners. Neither of them are fat. A testament to the fact that you can have your BBQ and your salad.

Now I know many of you aren’t close enough to Redding to treat yourself to a meal in the restaurant decorated by autographed dollar bills hanging from the ceiling and walls, but you can still taste…

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Berryd Treasure

My dear friends H.L. Carpenter just released a new cozy mystery titled, “A Cause For Murder: An Emma Twiggs Mystery”.

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As part of their release tour a fellow author and friend, Sloane Taylor, posted one of the Carpenter’s most delicious recipes. You can see the original recipe here.

I know you’re foodies, and you may be wondering why I haven’t shown you how the Carpenter’s inspired me to make the most delicious crumble I’ve ever made. There’s a good reason – the Cozy Mystery genre. Cozy Mysteries often feature our favorite subject – food. For example, there’s a character in “A Cause For Murder” who tries his baking attempts out on our Emma. Sweet soul that she is, she is kind to him. He needs this recipe!

Fiesta Friday goers are going to love this

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Made with freeze-dried strawberry slices and diced pears.

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I admit that I’m a cheater who plays it safe. My strawberries will never grow mold before I use them. I didn’t spend time washing or chopping the fruit. I simply measured and refreshed with water.

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Here’s my recipe:

1 1/4 Thrive Life strawberry slices, refreshed

3/4 Thrive Life diced pears, refreshed

1/8 tsp. Thrive Life Classic Lemonade powder

1/2 C. water

Combine the strawberries, pears, lemonade powder and water in a bowl. Refresh for at least 10 minutes while you make the crumble topping.

3 Tbsp. coconut sugar

2 Tbsp. Thrive Life Quick Oats

2 Tbsp. pecan pieces, chopped

2 Tbsp. gluten-free flour

1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice

1 Tbsp. butter

Measure the sugar, oats, pecan pieces, gluten-free flour and pumpkin pie spice into a plastic bag. Shake to mix. Your little ones will like helping with this part. Add the tablespoon of butter and then close the bag. Knead the butter in until the topping looks like loose crumbs.

Bake It

Preheat the oven to 350 F.

Butter the bottom of a glass baking dish.

Add the fruit mixture, then the crumble mixture.

Bake for 20 minutes or until the fruit is cooked.

 

Visit Angie and all of our Fiesta Friday guests for Fiesta Friday #179! Our co-hosts this week are Petra at Food Eat Love and Laura at Feast Wisely.

 

Feel free to visit my Thrive Life website to order your own strawberries, pears, classic lemonade powder and quick oats. You won’t believe how versatile, delicious and convenient our groceries are!

 

As always, thank you for Thriving with me!

Gina

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Raspberry Lemon Spritzer

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I’m bringing my Raspberry Lemon Spritzer to Fiesta Friday this week because every summer party needs tangy, refreshing drinks! Please join us at the party. Our co-hosts this week are Monika @ Everyday Healthy Recipes and Jhuls @ The Not So Creative Cook.

 

The more Thrive Life food I eat and drink, the better I feel. How good will you feel? I can’t wait to find out!

Did you get a care package from me recently? If you did, then you can make this now!

I don’t want you to be left out! I care about you and will gladly send you a care package! E-mail thereikicafe@gmail.com and we’ll get your care package ready to go. U.S. Only. Sorry, my love has shipping limitations for now, but I’m working on it.

 

Here’s how you make Raspberry Lemon Spritzer:

8 oz. Club Soda, chilled

1/2 tsp. Thrive Life Classic Lemonade powder

5 Thrive Life Raspberries, freeze-dried

 

Mix them together, stir and sip. So refreshing and tangy. Of course you can add sweetener to it if you want. I don’t think it needs it, but hey, they’re your taste buds.

 

 

The pack he mentions in the video is no longer available, but raspberries are on sale until the end of the month.

 

Summer Drinks Postcard

Order from my party link

The lemonade powder is good for so much more than only lemonade. I make lemon pancakes and marinades with it all the time! I can’t wait to see what you do with it!

I’m easy to reach if you have questions: thereikicafe@gmail.com

If you would like to try Thrive Life and share it with some friends, we call that a party. I will send everything you need to have a fun, successful party. We have great host benefits. Free food. Prizes. Discounts. It’s exciting! Click here for more details.

You can do what I do and join my team, The Thrive Tribe! My team is full of people you want to win beach vacations with. Check out our opportunity here.

 

As always, thank you for Thriving with me!

Gina

 

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Thrive Life June Specials and News

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$34.99 $27.99 
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$61.99 $49.59 
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I have some awesome goodies for my customers this month,
including extra prizes for hosting! Let’s get some free and half-price food delivered to your doorstep!
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Grab a can of our Classic Lemonade or Summer Limeade for a sweet and sour drink to help you cool off from the summer rays!
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As always, thank you for the time we spend together!

 

Gina

 

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Refreshing Chocolate & Raspberry Frozen Treat – Guilt Free!

Dairy-free Chocolate Raspberry Frozen TreatI read Fiesta Friday every week to drool over lots of talented contributions, promising myself that I will bring a dish worthy of the fiesta. Today is the day! I hope you’ll visit Fiesta Friday #175 to see the features and next week’s entries.

This week’s hosts are Monika @ Everyday Healthy Recipes and Suzanne @ A Pug in the Kitchen.

 

Recipe:

1/2 Cup Thrive Life banana slices, refreshed and then frozen

1 tsp. unsweetened cocoa powder

1 Tbsp. Thrive Life raspberries in their freeze-dried form

Add all three ingredients to the blender. Use the blend button, stopping to move chunks down, until you have creamy, frozen deliciousness.

Now you can taste and adjust if you want more chocolate or raspberry flavor. I shared what tastes good to me.

Eat immediately or freeze for later. This is enough for one person.

If you haven’t played with freeze-dried foods, you are going to be so surprised! They are packed with flavor, color and versatility. They chose my recipe for the site, too! So exciting!

See you at the fiesta!

 

Gina

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Pulled Pork Creations Pack – Pulled Pork Shepherd’s Pie

The more Thrive Life food I eat, the better I feel.

Pulled Pork Shepherd’s Pie

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Your pack includes:

  • Pulled Pork
  • Onion Slices
  • Red Bell Peppers
  • Green Chili Peppers
  • Green Beans
  • Espagnole (Savory Beef Gravy)
  • Country White Dough Mix
  • Instant White Rice
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Chef’s Choice Seasoning Blend
  • Recipes to make four main dishes and three side dishes
Get Your Pack

$100.00 plus $10.99 shipping

Links to more recipes in the pack:

Pulled Pork Chile Verde & Spanish Rice

Open-faced Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Loaded Mashed Potatoes

 

Last Month’s New Pack is This Month’s Hostess Prize!

The Home Cookin’ Ground Beef Pack

Watch the Vegetable Medley Video

Links to More Recipes in the Home Cookin’ Ground Beef Pack

Italian Baked Penne
Hearty Calzone
Weeknight Tacos – watch the video
Shepherd’s Pie
Loaded Refried Beans

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You can host a party from anywhere in the U.S. I will send all that you need to have a successful, fun party. You automatically get a party link on my website where your guests can learn about our amazing food, and where you receive credit if they place an order. You can choose from an online video party, a Facebook party or an Instagram party as well.
     Host prizes are free and half off Thrive Life food. You have everything to gain by having a party.
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When you commit to the Q for at least $100 each month you will receive a lot of free bonuses, like free food, a free mini analysis or a free chakra balancing and bonus Q points you redeem for free food whenever you like for each dollar you spend.
I suggest you save them up for our next big sale in November. That’s what I’m doing!
I Can Help Manage Your Q

Choose the option to allow me to help you with your Q by updating your consultant access Q setting. You will be able to view any changes made to your Q and you can change the setting back whenever you like. I will not be able to view or update your payment information which protects you and me.

The Opportunity
Check out our career plan to see how big your opportunity is with Thrive Life.
When you join The Thrive Tribe, you also receive a free chakra balancing and a free mini nutrition analysis. Why? Because I want you to glow!
Free shipping this month saves you at least $10.99.
         Questions? Please ask. 
My new phone number is 530-209-8291. Or you can reply to this e-mail.

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Thank you for thriving with me!

 

Gina

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