Home for the Holidays
Vanilla Syrup: Food in Jars is a great website by local foodie Marisa McClellan. Her homemade vanilla syrup can be used to sweeten coffee or used as a quick glaze for your baked goods. She has a number of great recipes in a jar like homemade crackers and yummy jams that would make a perfect holiday gift.
Herbs de Provence Salt: Last Christmas, I made this gourmet salt mixture as small gifts for my cousins and a few friends. I found it on the Whole Foods website with several other foodie gift ideas. I use this mixture quite frequently in my cooking and it is a great addition to steak, chicken, potatoes, scones or rolls.
Maple-Nut Granola: Eating Well magazine offers a nice heart-healthy granola recipe. You can swap out your favorite nuts or dried fruit to customize your own blend.
Vegan Multigrain Pancake Mix: There is nothing like a stack of fluffy pancakes. This is another great recipe from Cathe Olson. I have her cookbook and it is an excellent resource for vegans and vegetarians. Pair this mix with a bottle of maple syrup for the perfect gift.