Finding the perfect gift for a Foodie can be challenging. I mean, they likely already have all the nifty little tools in their kitchen that they want or need, and even if they don’t, getting the right gadget can be akin to finding a piece of hay in a needle stack… painful. You can never go wrong with giving a Foodie a fresh new cook book. Here’s nine great gift books for foodies, that are sure to put a smile on the face of the Foodie in your life…
The Healthy Slow Cooker- 2nd Edition: Definitions of healthy eating have changed quite dramatically since The Healthy Slow Cooker was first published in 2006. In those days, it was one size fits all — low fat, low calorie and no saturated fat. Since then, there’s been a shift in thinking. Many leading experts now feel that many of our modern diseases are directly associated with the consumption of wheat and advocate reducing carbohydrates. Another significant development is that the evidence against saturated fat has been gradually diminishing.
All the recipes are delicious, nutrient-dense and have a balanced approach that will suit a wide variety of people. Incredibly healthy meals prepared in a slow cooker is an unbeatable combination.
Sensational Buttercream Decorating: Swiss-style buttercream is the lightest, fluffiest icing, and is the icing of choice for professional and novice bakers alike because its luscious consistency makes it perfect for decorating cakes and cupcakes.
Carey’s inspired cake decorating projects show off wholesome, delicious buttercream to its best effect. From start to finish, Carey shares her years of professional decorating experience, guiding you through everything you need to know about slicing and filling cakes, mixing colors, writing inscriptions, serving and displaying cakes, and storing and transporting the finished works of art.
Every delicious cake starts with an easy-to-follow recipe, and Carey provides several failsafe recipes for cakes, cupcakes, icings and fillings, including gluten- free and vegan options. And then the fun really starts, with her detailed, step-by-step explanations of icing techniques, decorating fundamentals and, best of all, 50 gorgeous cake decorating projects. Every step is accompanied by a color photo, ensuring that you’ll be able to duplicate Carey’s results and create a sensational cake for any occasion.
300 Best Homemade Candy Recipes: With hundreds of recipes for sumptuously mouthwatering candies, chocolates, pralines, crèmes, fudges, toffee, holiday treats and no-bake cookies, this candy bible covers everything from the traditional to the exotic.
Complete with easy-to-follow instructions and step-by-step photos, it’s a treasure trove of information and inspiring recipes. Many of us are intimidated by the thought of making our own candies, but Jane shows us how to master a few basic principles that every candy-maker should know.
500 Best Healthy Recipes: With so many recipes, there are hundreds of appetizing, healthy meals to choose from:
- Chunky Artichoke Dip
- Oriental Chicken Salad with Mandarin Oranges, Snow Peas and Asparagus
- Leg of Lamb with Pesto and Wild Rice
- Broccoli Pesto Fettuccine
- Black Bean, Corn and Leek Frittata
- Beef, Macaroni and Cheese Casserole
- Blueberry Peach Cake
- Glazed Espresso Chocolate Cake
175 Best Babycakes Cake Pop Recipes: These delightful and creative recipes have been developed specifically for use in the maker. The book features chapters on cake pop classics; desserts and sweets; glazes, dips and fillings; doughnuts and ebelskivers (traditional Danish pancakes); muffins and biscuits; appetizers; savory nibbles; and show-stoppers that are ideal for parties and gifts and come with gorgeous presentation suggestions.
Vegan Ice Cream Sandwiches: Nothing beats the marriage of crunchy cookies and luscious ice cream. Whether you’re hosting a birthday bash, dinner party or just indulging yourself on a hot summer’s day, homemade ice cream sandwiches are the perfect frozen treat. This book offers endless combinations of cruelty-free, decadent recipes to please any palate.
Mason Jar Salads and More: Discover the coolest way to pack a tasty, healthy lunch! Mason Jar Salads and More shows how to prepare on-the-go meals that are packed with fresh produce and whole foods. The tasty recipes and gorgeous full-color photos in this book will show you how to create amazing dishes!
100 Days of Real Food: Lisa Leake, author of 100DaysofRealFood.com, shares how her family cut out processed food, along with recipes your family will love.
Practical Paleo: Diane Sanfilippo, author of BalancedBites.com, jam-packs Practical Paleo with over 120 easy recipes, all with special notes about common food allergens including nightshades and FODMAPs. Meal plans are also included.
I have all but the last two, and those are on my wishlist. LOL.
Which one do you think you’d enjoy the most?