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Holiday Gift Guide #2 - Foodie & Functional Gifts

I hope you checked out some of the wonderful products shared yesterday in the world of beauty & fashion. Today we’ll focus on Foodie & Functional gifts. Food related gifts are always exciting.

1. Cookbooks.

Looking at my bookshelf, I realize at least half of my books are cookbooks. Not because I don’t read other genres, but because I check out fiction books on CD from the public library for my long commute. The cookbooks topping my list this year are Isa Does It: Amazingly Easy, Wildly Delicious Vegan Recipes for Every Day of the Week by Isa Chandra Moskowitz. If you're unfamiliar with vegan cookbook authors, Isa is the one to know! I own a handful, with my favorite being Vegan Cupcakes Take over the World. I have not tried a recipe from any of her books, or blog that I haven't loved.

and The Cheesy Vegan: More Than 125 plant-Based Recipes for Indulging in the World's Ultimate Comfort Food by John Schlimm.

I teach plant-based cooking classes & by the end of the series, most participants say they could live without meat. Many say, "But I can't give up cheese." This book is the solution. Indulge in creamy, gooey, cheesy recipes. Enter to win my holiday prize pack 2 posts down, which includes this book.

2. Tupperware Sushi Maker.

I love veggie sushi. But I'm terrible at making it. This sushi making tool does the hard work for you.

3. EcoJarz lids & straws

I feel bad every time I recycle a perfectly good jar once I use up a condiment. Here's a better way to re-use those jars! EcoJarz lids turn any jar into a drinking cup. Drink directly from the spout, or get one of the stainless steel straws. Lids come in regular or wide mouth & stainless steel or silicone. Perfect for smoothies on the go. 

4. Local spotlight: Theo Chocolate

"Proud to be the first Organic and Fair Trade fair for Life Bean-to-Bar Chocolate Factory in North America." If you’re in the Seattle area, you can tour the factory & buy bags of broken, but just as delicious, chocolate chunks in their store front. But if you’re elsewhere, don’t fret. Theo Chocolate can be found in many stores nation-wide. The dairy free bars are clearly marked "vegan". My favorite flavors are Fig, Fennel & Almond or holidays flavors Nutcracker Brittle & Peppermint Stick.

1 comment:

  1. Theo Chocolate is delicious!! And I'm super intrigued by the Tupperware sushi maker. I've never tried making it at home, but this definitely seems like it would make things easier!