My Natural Foods Cookbook
Among my passions is exploring wholesome, traditional foods and farm-to-table cooking, which is why I penned my first cookbook The Nourished Kitchen, released just last month. It explores wholesome, traditional cooking with a collection of beautiful, nutrient-dense recipes like Fresh Herb Frittata, Sourdough Pancakes with Buttered Orange Syrup, and Roasted Plum Ice Cream. You can take a look inside here, and check out the reviews here.
Both Redbook and Shape listed it among their top picks for Mother’s Day Gifts, too! It’s available online here, and if you’re an Amazon Prime member, The Nourished Kitchen will ship right away and will arrive with free 2-day shipping. If you’re not an Amazon Prime member, you can sign up for a free 30-day trial here, and you’ll still receive free 2-day shipping which means The Nourished Kitchen will arrive by Mother’s Day!
Easy Whole Foods Meal Plans
Meal Planning can make cooking whole foods a whole lot easier, and so much more affordable, because you spend less time and money on last-minute trips to the store, and you know your family is receiving simple, beautiful nourishment at every meal. Nourished Kitchen’s meal plans feature whole, nutrient-dense recipes, and feature 3 full dinner menus each week, plus a ferment, soup of the week and a dessert or snack. They also have a shopping list and a simple to-do list to make prepping the meals super easy.
I love receiving flowers, and particularly love picking up a bouquet of organically grown flowers once a week at our farmers market in the summertime. I also purchase them online for very special occasions: gorgeous bunches of pink-tipped roses, big bouquets of purple irises. They’re always a lovely gift.
All-Natural Lotion Bars
One of my favorite gifts is all-natural cosmetics and skincare items, among these are lotion bars which I particularly like for travel because they can fit nicely into a little case, and don’t leak. Made-On Hard Lotion is one of my favorite brands. They’re made by a mom, and you just warm them up in your hands, then rub them on your skin. They’re made with super natural ingredients like beeswax, shea butter and coconut oil.
You can purchase them here, and, just FYI, they’re made by a Mom, too!
An Essential Oil Set
I love the simple beauty of essential oils, and I use them both in culinary applications and in skincare. Among my favorite ways to use them are in the bath, and sprinkled onto my pillow at bedtime. They’re pleasant, and lovely. I’ve been using the doTERRA brand oils lately, and I particularly like the Serenity and Elevation Blends.
You can purchase just a handful of these blends, or single oils at a pretty reasonable rate for a nice set, you can also take advantage of wholesale pricing if you like when you sign up here.
A Basket of Fair-Trade Chocolate and Other Goodies
Chocolate is another classic gift for mothers day. Chocolate, flowers, brunch. Unfortunately, many chocolate makers use chocolate fueled by forced child labor, which is why I favor fair-trade chocolate, sugar, and tea – because pleasure at my table shouldn’t come at someone else’s expense. Equal Exchange is offering some fair-trade chocolate packages for Mother’s Day with donation of up to 10% of the purchase price going to special projects supporting women in Uganda. Check it out here. They’ll also ship it to your door.
A Hand-Made Fermentation Crock
Okay, okay, so this isn’t technically a last-minute gift, but it’s one you’ll absolutely love. I adore fermentation, wrote a whole video class on fermentation, and featured a chapter on fermentation in my cookbook. While mason jars and the like are perfect for newcomers to fermentation, having the right equipment can make a huge difference in the quality of fermented foods you produce – reducing the likelihood of cross-contamination by stray microbes and molds. For this reason, I cherish my crocks which are specifically designed for fermentation.
My favorite among my three crocks is a handmade fermentation crock produced by a potter out of California who sells his wares on Etsy. His fermentation crocks are made-to-order, come with weights, and the small ones hold 2 quarts and are priced at about $65. I LOVE mine.
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