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Edible Gift Ideas

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I made a ginormous batch of granola the other day, using Chow’s Basic Granola Recipe – adding in 1 cup of Mountain Mambo Mix and some apple chips.

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Housed in a mason jar, I believe this would make a great hostess gift for Thanksgiving…

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…and so would this – Roasted Cranberry Sauce.  Last year, I practically lived off of it – on top of oatmeal, yogurt, toast, ice cream, meat, crackers, sandwiches, and with Roasted Sweet Potatoes/Burrata.

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Here’s a couple more easy, edible gift ideas if you’ve don’t want to show up empty-handed.

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Speedy Supper: Black Rice Bowl

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I’ve been noticing a trend in restaurants lately – Rice Bowls.  Overpriced, uncomplicated rice bowls.  That, for some reason, I always end up ordering.

I decided I’m going to make them at home more often.  But because I’m super lazy, I figured out a way to do it much faster than it would’ve taken to go out and get it.

Heat up some rice.  You can make a large batch and freeze it, or use a ready-made kind.  (Or make it fresh.)  I used this Forbidden Rice found at the grocery store.  Toss it with your favorite salad dressing (I used a Carrot Ginger one).

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In a skillet, sauté whatever veggies you like (these are tomatoes/mushrooms); season with soy sauce.  Add some fresh avocado, and a handful of trail mix (this is a sample of Enjoy Life’s Beach Bash, which is nut-free).

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See how fancy?

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I wound up adding some leftover chicken to mine, but like this, it’s vegan and gluten-free and all that other stuff restaurants make you pay a lot of money for.

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Giveaway: Put a Raw Egg on It

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When I visited Italy – long before T.A.D. – I discovered the secret to a really great pasta sauce: raw egg.

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Davidson’s Safest Choice sent some coupons to try a dozen.  I found them at the local grocery store.

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Since they’re pasteurized, I threw one in at the end of cooking a quick dinner…

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…Collard Greens, TJ’s Bruschetta Sauce, and Parmesan Cheese.

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Silky, creamy magic.

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If you’d like to try some for yourself, let me know what you’re excited to put a raw egg in.  Just leave a comment below (US only).