Heya Gorgeous, if you’ve got gifting dilemmas or need some inspiration on what to get the special Loves of your life, keep on scrolling! I’ve rounded up of the Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide on the best gifts to give him, the pup, the avid adventurer, the foodie & the fit chick! OH and Umm.. let’s not forget you of course! Let’s kick it up a notch!
Lifeless, flavorless pickles? Brine there, done that. We’ve put together a pickle palooza lineup showcasing some of the finest indie sours to headline our tasting table, perfect for anyone who loves vinegar or vegetables (and who doesn’t?). Cucumbers are a given, of course, but we also include a selection of pickled carrots and peas, asparagus, cocktail tomatoes….
You might not have given the gift of pickles before. Trust us, it will not go unnoticed.
DIY Kimchi? Party in my mouth spices? Nicely packaged (comes with a jar) and an affordable kit to boot? This totally makes for a cute and quirky gift.
Tasty, Buzzfeed’s popular cooking brand, delivers inventive healthy, vegetarian, and vegan weeknight dinners as well as treats like ice cream, chocolate desserts, and rainbow recipes galore. You’ve been mesmerized by their top down recipe videos, but there’s still something about having a tangible album of edible deliciousness at your fingertips. Enter: TASTY LATEST & GREATEST. This cookbook is just that: 80+ winning recipes, anointed by fans like you, that have risen to the top of the heap, powered by likes and comments and shares and smiles and full bellies. They represent how you’re cooking today. Whether it’s a trend-driven dish like a pastel glitter-bombed unicorn cake or a classic like lasagna, every recipe has staying power. Now you can deliver on the promise of a great dish whenever the urge strikes. Get ready—your cooking is about to go viral.
Angela Liddon’s irresistible and foolproof recipes have become the gold standard for plant-based cooking. Her phenomenally popular blog and New York Times–bestselling debut, The Oh She Glows Cookbook, have amassed millions of fans eager for her latest collection of creative and accessible recipes. Now, in this highly anticipated follow-up cookbook, Liddon shares wildly delicious recipes that are perfect for busy lifestyles, promising to make plant-based eating convenient every day of the week—including holidays and special occasions! Filled with more than one hundred family-friendly recipes everyone will love, like Oh Em Gee Veggie Burgers, Fusilli Lentil-Mushroom Bolognese, and Ultimate Flourless Brownies, Oh She Glows Every Dayalso includes useful information on essential pantry ingredients and tips on making recipes kid-, allergy-, and freezer-friendly. A beautiful go-to cookbook from one of the Internet’s most beloved cooking stars, Oh She Glows Every Day proves that it’s possible to cook simple, nourishing, and tasty meals—even on a busy schedule.
We all need a little help around Christmas time and Gordon is one of my all-time favourite Chef’s to follow.
Gordon gives inspiration, advice and 75 failsafe and delicious recipes for all occasions over the Christmas period. The stars of the show are 5 Christmas Feasts – suitable for whenever you choose to have your main Christmas meal. The menus are built around a choice of 5 main course centrepieces – turkey, goose, beef, ham or sea bass – and include starters, accompaniments and desserts for each. To take the stress out of Christmas Gordon offers masses of advice on ordering, shopping, preparation and timing. Also included is a great chapter on Party Food, and inspired recipes for Breakfast & Brunch, Lunches & Suppers, and Sweet Treats. Gordon’s favourite Christmas ingredients, including stilton, smoked salmon, turkey and ham, are highlighted with suggestions for creative ways to use them over the Christmas period. Advice on wines and party drinks, cheese and other festive ingredients complete this invaluable guide to the perfect Christmas.
Thug Kitchen: The Official Cookbook: Eat Like You Give a F*ck
Thug Kitchen started their wildly popular website to inspire people to eat some goddamn vegetables and adopt a healthier lifestyle. Beloved by Gwyneth Paltrow (‘This might be my favorite thing ever’) and with half a million Facebook fans and counting, Thug Kitchen wants to show everyone how to take charge of their plates and cook up some real f*cking food.
Yeah, plenty of blogs and cookbooks preach about how to eat more kale, why ginger fights inflammation, and how to cook with microgreens and nettles. But they are dull or pretentious as hell -and most people can’t afford the hype.
Thug Kitchen lives in the real world. In their first cookbook, they’re throwing down more than 100 recipes for their best-loved meals, snacks and sides for beginning cooks to home chefs. (Roasted Beer and Lime Cauliflower Tacos? Pumpkin Chili? Grilled Peach Salsa? Believe that sh*t.) Plus they’re going to arm you with all the info and techniques you need to shop on a budget and go and kick a bunch of ass on your own.
This book is an invitation to everyone who wants to do better to elevate their kitchen game. No more ketchup and pizza counting as vegetables. No more drive-thru lines. No more avoiding the produce corner of the supermarket. Sh*t is about to get real.
Gordon Ramsay’s Ultimate Home Cooking is a collection of over 120 delicious new recipes that are infused with Gordon’s expertise and skill gleaned from his years in professional kitchens. Divided into chapters to see you through the whole day from weekday breakfasts through to Saturday night dinners, the book is all about the pleasure of cooking and sharing the very best home-cooked food with family and friends.
Girl has it all, seriously. I’ve bought Chrissy Teigen’s Cravings cookbook when it was first released and there’s nothing traditional or boring about it. I can’t wait for her new cookbook in 2018. Her recipes include a mix of everything from Italian, Asian ‘Merican and Mexican with a twist! Molto Caliente.
Maybe she’s on a photo shoot in Zanzibar. Maybe she’s making people laugh on TV. But all Chrissy Teigen really wants to do is talk about dinner. Or breakfast. Lunch gets some love, too.
For years, she’s been collecting, cooking, and Instagramming her favorite recipes, and here they are: from breakfast all day to John’s famous fried chicken with spicy honey butter to her mom’s Thai classics.
Salty, spicy, saucy, and fun as sin (that’s the food, but that’s Chrissy, too), these dishes are for family, for date night at home, for party time, and for a few life-sucks moments (salads). You’ll learn the importance of chili peppers, the secret to cheesy-cheeseless eggs, and life tips like how to use bacon as a home fragrance, the single best way to wake up in the morning, and how not to overthink men or Brussels sprouts. Because for Chrissy Teigen, cooking, eating, life, and love are one and the same.
Netflix is always a good idea
2017 just got real after watching the documentary What the Health on Netflix if you haven’t heard or seen it yet (cause you’ve been living under a rock) you need to! You learn a lot about where our food comes from, specifically relating to the meat and poultry industry. Truthfully, I never consciously thought about where our food comes from (the ugly truth of and I don’t think I’m alone in this), how they’re prepped for public consumption or how eating animals or their byproducts affect our bodies. Needless to say, it was an eye-opener and informative.
If you have seen it, you’re probably wondering if I’ve made the switch to a plant-based diet and short answer is no. In general, I love my veggies, but I also love meat & fish. Since watching the doc, I have been more conscious of what and how often I eat meat or fish and as a result, I’ve been eating more beans, veggies and trying to learn of other sources of protein (man, it’s tough), but I can’t see myself cutting it out completely.
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“He who would travel happily must travel lightly” Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, so if you’re going to give a gift, make sure it’s useful!
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GoPro Hero 5
Comes in an array of colors!
Short on time or looking for a weekend getaway? The New York Times offers a great travel guide for Europe & North America.
The FUR BABY
Die Trend Leine have leashes & accessories that are to die for! This German brand offers tons of customizations to suit your pooches personality as well as outfits! The only downer is that the website is only available in German.
Dog & Cat bowls (it’s so hard to pick one, I want them all!)
Gifts for HIM (and you)
Money can buy happiness up to a certain point. The more shared experiences you have with someone, the more connected you feel to one another. You come out stronger in the end and who doesn’t want that?
Just a secluded weekend away in Finland, sleeping in a glass igloo. NBD.
Lookin like a niiice piece of meat, the only kind of meat you’re allowed to stare at and drool over.
It’s salumi time! Prices start at 39 euro.
The world’s first subscription service featuring premium cured meats delivered to your door. Every month we feature a new artisan. Each of them blending passion and craftsmanship to create some of the finest cured meats in the world. Every artisan is different. Every box is unique. Whether it’s French Charcuterie, Italian Salumi, or South African Biltong, the premium meat from Carnivore Club is a flavor experience your mouth won’t soon forget.
The gift that keeps on giving
Let’s be real, this what he’s looking forward to the most, right ladies?
The FIT CHICK
Dance like there’s no one watching and that shouldn’t be a problem since these classes are available online! I tried their online classes and you break a sweat in no time! Their playlist includes today’s hits but also good throwbacks from Britney and Miss Janet (if you’re nasty). Their shortest class is 20mins and can last up to an hour, you’re also able to select classes by Instructor. Plans start at 35USD
It doesn’t matter the season, we always need to keep up with nourishing our bodies with the best naturally sourced vitamins. Check out this babe!
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