Move Over, Taco Night!
There’s a New Dish in Town!
You know that moment when you are scrolling thru Pinterest and something just inspires you to get up and run to the kitchen? No? Well it happens to me all the time! We spend a lot of time looking at food, whether on the computer screen, the TV screen, or our phones. Wouldn’t you rather be eating it? I mean, yeah, Bobby Flay can grill up a sexy looking steak…but is he serving it to you? Probably not.
So where is the real satisfaction in watching food being prepared, or drooling over a recipe that is visually appealing? Heck, we don’t even have smellevision! So what gives? Why are we not spending more time in the kitchen whipping up our own deliciousness that we can actually indulge in? Is it because the task is daunting? Do we lack the skill? Is our presentation not all it can be?
See, this is one reason I love my Thrive foods so much. You can literally fake your way to the dinner table every single night. So you’re not a Le Cordon Bleu trained Master Chef. So you’ve never set foot in a professional kitchen. So WHAT?! Thrive foods are simple ingredients that are not intimidating; they are just like what you would find at your grocery store, but better.
It is a breeze to substitute Thrive in any recipe because it is REAL FOOD. It is also a breeze to make almost any recipe you stumble across while scrolling social media with a well stocked Home Store. No more, “Oh, I can’t make that, I threw out the last of the____ last week because it molded.” This is why when inspiration strikes, I can head right to the kitchen and chances are I have everything I need at my fingertips. I LOVE that!
At this year’s convention a few weeks back, Pulled Pork was a new product release. I cannot say enough good about this product!! Of course, I love anything pork, especially my beloved bacon, so this was obviously a welcome addition. Other than the Thrive Sausage Crumbles, I don’t particularly care to snack on any of the meats dry. My son thinks the beef chunks taste like jerky, though. But the pork…It is my new meat candy. Yes, meat candy. It is also wonderful dry.
We eat a lot of carnitas at my house. We usually have tubs of it in the fridge for quick tacos, nachos, burritos, barbecue, or whatever. It disappears fast and the kids love it. I used the new Pulled Pork in this recipe to show how impressive it really is. My fiancee is very particular about his carnitas. He will judge the quality of any Mexican restaurant just by the way they prepare their carnitas. No joke. This meal however, had him going back for seconds! Now, he’s still not as sold as I am on using as much Thrive in one meal as possible, but if he goes back for more, I know I’ve got a winning recipe! Oh, and even better, of course it is gluten free!!
I hope you make this often. It fits in an 8×8, or 9×9, but can easily be doubled for a large casserole dish. Trust me, you WILL want leftovers! Enjoy!
Rice Crust Carnitas Mexican Pizza (Gluten Free)
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes