6 Unique Holiday Food Gifts For The Foodies In Our Lives
Paired with a hand-written note and some festive ribbons, your food goodies are bound to be a sensation. So, if you are in a bit of a pickle choosing the best gift worthy holiday foods, the following ideas by Mother Earth Products are a great place to start.
Fruit And Nut Granola
Containing all the right ingredients, fruit and nut granola is the ideal way of giving food as a gift this holiday. All you'll need is 2 cups of rolled oats and 1/2 cup of freeze dried fruit by Mother Earth Products. From freeze dried pineapple and papaya to cherry and berries, you can add all your favorite fruit. You'll also need 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, 2 tablespoons of honey and 1/2 cup of coarsely chopped nuts.
To prepare the granola, first, you need to rehydrate the freeze dried fruit. Having the 1:1 ratio in mind, add hot water in a bowl and toss the freeze dried fruit. Once ready, heat the honey along with a pinch of butter in a saucepan. Meanwhile, combine the rest of the ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Once the honey is hot enough, add it to the bowl and combine well. Spread the mixture onto a baking pan and bake for 20 minutes in a preheated oven at 300 degrees F.
Ready in less than an hour, the blueberry muffin mix by Mother Earth Products is your best shot at offering a holiday gift bursting with flavor without slaving away for hours in the kitchen. For starters, you'll need 1 cup of cold water for 1 lb of blueberry muffin mix. Once the mix has fully absorbed the water, pour the batter into muffin tins and bake for approximately 20 minutes in a preheated oven at 367 degrees F.
Caramelized Onion And Bacon Jam
This alternative version of jam is bound to turn a lot of heads by being a genuinely unique way of giving food as a gift this holiday. Made with simple ingredients, this jam is going to be a surprising answer to traditional holiday gifts.
You'll need TSP bacon bits, as well as dehydrated onions, leeks, and granulated garlic by Mother Earth Products. Make sure you also stock up on balsamic vinegar, a pinch of brown sugar and a dash of nutmeg. To begin with, you need to prepare the dehydrated ingredients by adding them in hot water. Once ready, cook bacon in a skillet. As soon as the bacon is cooked, add the rest of the veggies and cook until they turn soft (approximately 50 minutes). Then, add the sugar, vinegar and nutmeg, and simmer until the mixture is caramelized. Transfer to a food processor and blend. Gifting the jam in small jars would add a delicate touch.
Food as a gift was never that surprising! Using the simplest ingredients out there, you'll simply need TSP bacon bits by Mother Earth Products, sugar, water, corn syrup, vanilla extract and baking soda. Start by hydrating the bacon. Then, combine the sugar, corn syrup and water in a saucepan, and simmer until the sugar is liquefied. At this point, add the bacon bits and cook until the mixture is amber in color. Add the baking soda and vanilla extract in the mix with caution since things can get foamy. Pour the mixture into a baking pan and let it cool.
Zucchini Apple Bread
This easy festive idea is more than just giving food as a gift. It's all about combining strong sweet and salty flavors in one baking dish.
You'll need dehydrated zucchini and freeze dried apples by Mother Earth Products. You'll also need to get your hands on some brown sugar, vegetable oil, flour, cinnamon, butter, milk, and eggs. You start by preparing the dehydrated and freeze dried ingredients as well as preheating the oven at 350 degrees F.
Once the apples are rehydrated enough, add them in a saucepan along with some butter, and brown sugar and a pinch of cinnamon until they turn soft. Then, add all the other ingredients in a bowl (including the zucchini and apple mixture) and create a batter. Bake for approximately an hour.
This unique seasoning is salt infused with bacon that is bound to add a smoky/meaty brininess to every single one of your dishes. Being so easy to prepare, this food gift requires just three ingredients: TSP bacon bits by Mother Earth Products, coarse salt and ground pepper. Firstly, you need to prepare the bacon bits by adding hot water (1:1 ratio). Once ready, you bake them for 25 minutes in a preheated oven at 350 degrees F. Transfer to a food processor and blend until a paste begins to form. Then, combine with the salt and pepper and transfer to a jar to prepare as a gift.Combining simple yet refined ingredients can go a long way. Mother Earth Products is living proof. So, ready to liven up this holiday by offering unique gifts and bring a smile on everyone's face?
- Lauren Young