If you're shopping for a foodie you're in luck! We have tons of products that foodies would like. You can be simple or inventive depending on how much time you have, but here are some ideas for inspiration:
Cookbooks – Some great titles we have:
Our very own “What’s for Dinner?” cookbook that includes recipes from our popular demo program.
The Greens Cookbook – Deborah Madsen
Nourishing Traditions – Sally Fallon
The Food Matters – Mark Bittman
Cool & Useful Gadgets – Some good ones we have:
Marble mortar and pestle, good for grinding small amounts of herbs/spices $18.59
Bodum Assam Tea Press $34.99
Bamboo steamer basket $20.79
Make your own using ingredients from our bulk department or buy a ready-made one here. Some cool ideas here…
Copies of your favorite recipes
Make copies of your all-time favorite recipes, and if you have time, make your own book using this free online cookbook maker from Midwest Living.
Fresh and Roasted Flavored Nut Combo
We have an awesome selection of organic nuts in our bulk department including tamari pumpkin seeds, curry cashews, and onion garlic pistachios. Bag up a few for your fellow "nut."
Mix and match from everything in the store. Good themes might be wine lovers, chocolate and coffee lovers, Indian cooking, etc. Bring us your selection of items and we will arrange in a nice basket. Or let us know what you want and we'll do the whole thing.
Food magazine subscription
Some good titles we carry include Clean Eating, Gluten-Free Living, The Herb Quarterly, and Living Without.
Flavored Salt Gift Jar
Flavor our bulk (Celtic sea salt, Himalayan Pink) or grocery salt (Field Day Coarse, Real Salt Kosher) with a flavoring of your choice. Put in a mason or decorative jar, wrap a bow around it, and voila!
How to do it:
Basic formula - Use a ratio of 1 teaspoon flavoring per 1/4 cup salt.
What kind of salt? - Coarse salt works best.
What kind of flavorings?: You can use herbs (rosemary, tarragon, oregano, etc.), spices, chile peppers, citrus peel, edible flowers, tea leaves or powder (matcha), mushrooms, dehydrated fruits and vegetables (garlic, onions, tomatoes). Flavor ingredients should be very dry in order to prevent clumping. Dry them in a low oven or dehydrator if necessary. Pulse in a spice grinder or food processor or use a mortar and pestle to combine the ingredients, but don’t pulverize them to a fine powder.