Gift Ideas for the Home Cook, Foodie & Meat-Head

I’m not one to steal ideas usually, I take pride in coming up with my own recipes and ideas, but when I saw cooking with a wallflowers post, I just had to steal it and write my own version. I’ve seen loads of baking accessories and ideas over the internet that I would love and I think they would make incredible gifts, but being a home cook and foodie myself, I guess that’s obvious. Even so, it never crossed my mind to share these gift ideas with, well all of you. So thank you Cooking with a Wallflower for the idea. You can check her Christmas gift guide out here.

I don’t often struggle to buy gifts for people, I’m actually a very good gift giver in my humble opinion and I enjoy it, but I know for most people ideas don’t come as naturally and I frequently see people stressing over what to buy. I think over the years gift giving has become more of a competition and the tradition has become lost among the masses; I feel if you aren’t given diamonds, cars or other expensive gifts on a special occasion, then it’s simply not good enough. So I can see and understand why it can be stressful. For me, I like a gift to be thoughtful and something that I or the person I’m giving the gift to, will appreciate or use for years to come. I think it says a lot about a person when they put thought into a gift rather than just splurge on material things that the other person probably wont appreciate as much. With that in mind I have compiled a top 5 gift idea list for the home baker, foodie and meat-head.

 

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Protein Peach Crumble Squares

imageI found some peaches turning in my fruit bowl on Friday so I made a quick protein peach crumble out of them, using my favourite type of flour – coconut flour. This flour is just incredible and it comes from a company called Sukrin which makes sugar-free and gluten-free products from natural ingredients – so you won’t find any of those nasty chemicals in your food. But, their products also have far less carbs than most sugar-free products on the market.

The main thing I love about this coconut flour is that it is low in sugar and carbs, but high in healthy fats and fibre too. But like most coconut products, it can have a laxative effect, so maybe don’t dive straight in to a whole batch of these protein peach crumble squares, if it’s your first time using coconut flour 😉 Continue reading “Protein Peach Crumble Squares”

Kodiak Cakes: Whole Wheat, Oat & Honey Blueberry Muffins.

imageI still have so many Kodiak Cakes products left after being sent a ton of stuff by Cardiff Sports Nutrition a few months back. But, I’m slowly working my way through it all. This whole wheat, oat and honey flapjack and waffle mix however, wasn’t my favourite when it came to pancakes: the pancakes always turned out so sticky and stodgy and I tried numerous ways of eating and cooking them, but the outcome was always the same – sticky and stodgy.

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Satay Quorn Chicken Kebabs, Wrapped in a Herb Power Wrap.

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Since I received the Kodiak Cakes products a few weeks ago. I haven’t stopped using them. I mean, it would be pretty hypocritical of me if I were recommending products to people and not using them myself. I also wouldn’t have the heart to do such a thing. But these Kodiak Cakes are genuinely a gift from the gods, as they are so versatile.

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Almond Butter Chik’n with Sticky Rice

imageHave you ever had one of those meals where you’re eating it and you don’t want it to end and  in amongst the mouthfuls and silent moaning, you’re mentally patting yourself on the back for creating such a tasty meal? Because that’s exactly what I was doing today while I was eating this delicious Almond Butter Chicken with Sticky Rice – modest I know – but simple meals are always the best.

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Review: Kodiak Cakes: Double Chocolate Chunk Brownies.

Do you remember as a child at Christmas, how excited you were when you woke on Christmas day to all the presents you had asked for? Things that you had wanted for so long and then finally they were right there in front of you, and you didn’t quite know which one to play with first? Well, that was me this morning when I received a box full of goodies from Cardiff Sports Nutrition. I wasn’t even expecting the package from them, so I was thoroughly surprised to see the parcel sitting on my table when I walked through the door this morning. I couldn’t wait to see what was inside. Then I couldn’t wait to start baking with them

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