Holiday Gift Ideas for Foodies

Oh! Nuts Dried Fruit Gift Basket | Healthy No Sugar Added Huge Assortment of Dried Fruit Gourmet Holiday Gift 

   VEGAN, ALL NATURAL & NO SUGAR ADDED: Our nutritious dried fruit is packed with healthy vitamins, minerals, and fiber for the ultimate diet-friendly indulgence. No additives, naturally sweet, zero sugar added, dairy-free, and vegan safe. 

   UNIQUE TRAY TURNS INTO BAKSET: Snacks come presented on pretty wooden tray that folds from a countertop trivet into a standing fruit basket. Makes a fun display for holiday dinners, family parties, corporate events and more.

Link https://www.amazon.com/Oh-Nuts-Christmas-Assorted-Thanksgiving/dp/B07VZXHTKH/ref=sr_1_5?dchild=1&keywords=best+holiday+gift+ideas&qid=1634048570&sr=8-5

Pukka Herbs Support Selection Gift Box, Collection of Organic Herbal Teas,

  45 sachets of incredible organic herbal teas selected from the Pukka range for seasonal wellness. 

  Elderberry and Echinacea – Lemon, Ginger and Manuka Honey – Turmeric Glow – Blackcurrant Beauty – Three Ginger 

  Bring these incredible herbs alive by infusing in freshly boiled water for up to 15 minutes 

  100% organically grown and ethically sourced ingredients. Vegetarian, kosher and non-GM

Link https://www.amazon.com/Pukka-Support-Selection-Collection-Organic/dp/B08H2QWGWK/ref=sr_1_4_sspa?dchild=1&keywords=best+holiday+food+gift+ideas&qid=1634048845&sr=8-4-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUEzQ0FVVUNJQjAyR1BSJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwNDcyNjE1MVo3QU9SU01GT1dWNyZlbmNyeXB0ZWRBZElkPUEwNTgzMzkzMlZEOEFURFBDUzdGWiZ3aWRnZXROYW1lPXNwX2F0ZiZhY3Rpb249Y2xpY2tSZWRpcmVjdCZkb05vdExvZ0NsaWNrPXRydWU=

Oh! Nuts 12 Variety Mixed Nut Gift Basket, Holiday Freshly Roasted Healthy Gourmet Snack Gifts | Premium Wood Tray

  PRESENT A GIFT THAT LEAVES A MEMORABLE IMPRESSION: This signature Oh! Nuts rustic wooden tray is filled to the brim with healthy goodies. The lidded container is neatly divided into 12 compartments featuring an assortment of HIGH-QUALITY GRADE A FRESH NUTS. Replace the traditional candy, chocolates, and baked goods with healthier, trendier treats 

  FESTIVE NUTS BURSTING WITH UNIQUE FLAVOR: You and your family will love to snack on this tasty sampler of sweet, salty, and savory goodness. The jumbo cashews, pecans and filberts are freshly roasted to perfection and then slightly salted to enhance their truly delicious taste, the pistachios are rich, nutty, with pleasing earthy undertones and the pumpkin and sunflower seeds provide a fun mouthful of assorted crunchy goodies.

Link https://www.amazon.com/Baskets-Valentine-Variety-Freshly-Roasted/dp/B01KKOZJ42/ref=sr_1_14?dchild=1&keywords=best+holiday+food+gift+ideas&qid=1634050582&sr=8-14

Urban Accents MOVIE NIGHT™ Popcorn Kernels and Popcorn Seasoning Variety Pack (set of 8) – 3 Non-GMO Popcorn Kernel Packs and 5 Gourmet Popcorn Snack Seasoning- Perfect Gift for any Occasion 

  BURSTING WITH FLAVOR: We’ve included a popcorn flavoring for every taste! White Cheddar, Sweet & Salty Kettlecorn, Chili Lime, Buttery Caramel and Sizzling Sriracha gourmet popcorn seasoning. 

  POPCORN GIFT SET: Give this delicious popcorn kernel and seasoning set at your next dinner party or holiday gathering – it’s the perfect foodie gift for any occasion!

LINK https://www.amazon.com/Urban-Accents-Popcorn-Kernels-Seasoning/dp/B07JN5467R/ref=sr_1_27?dchild=1&keywords=best+holiday+food+gift+ideas&qid=1634051018&sr=8-27

A Gift Inside Chocolate Caramel and Crunch Grand Gift Basket for Christmas

  Best selling deliciousness: thousands upon thousands of gift-givers can’t be wrong! One taste of our prized gourmet, gooey caramel corn, including both straight caramel and real-chocolate drizzled, generously heaped into this basket full of favorites, and you will understand why 

  Handmade chocolates, handmade caramel corn. We pop fresh popcorn, melt real Challenge butter and caramel, and drench it in the rich, thick goodness. The melters are full of real chocolates, pouring out pans of chocolate barks, pressing whole almonds into the warm, thick Slabs. Nothing but the best will do for our favorite people-our customers-giving to their favorite people

LINKhttps://www.amazon.com/Chocolate-Caramel-Crunch-Grand-Basket/dp/B004D9XYWU/ref=sr_1_30?dchild=1&keywords=best+holiday+food+gift+ideas&qid=1634050822&sr=8-30

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3 PERFECTLY TRANSLATED BOOKS TO READ

The role of a translator is a vital yet often overlooked component of readers being able to enjoy literary works written in foreign languages. An essential role of a good translator is to capture the ideas and emotions of the original work while retaining – as much as possible – the nuances and complexities of the original language used by the author.

Because of this, it’s not only important to choose a well-written book by a skilled author, but also one that’s received a good translation that keeps alive the spirit of the original. With this in mind, here are three recommendations for impeccably translated works that translated not only words but also emotions and intent from the original.

The Luminous Novel

The Luminous Novel by Mario Levrero, translated by Annie McDermott, is a chronicle of the struggles of a novelist. The story, seemingly heavily inspired by Levrero’s own struggles with writing a complete novel, revolves around an eponymous character that’s been given a monetary grant, with the assignment that a finished novel will be the result. Unfortunately, the main character runs into a series of pitfalls and problems that result in the novel – that the book finishes with – being only a partially completed attempt at the full-length work that was commissioned. It’s a quixotic, at times lighthearted look at an artist at work.

Kaya Days

Kaya Days by Carl de Souza, translated by Jeffrey Zuckerman, is a story interwoven with real-life events. The story’s protagonist, Santee, has to find her way around a bustling Mauritian city as she searches for her lost brother, Ram. Her journey is set against the turbulent backdrop of protests that followed the death of the musician Kaya, who died in police custody while on charges of marijuana use. This story is all about growth, and how a young, naïve adolescent finds a path through the bustling, often treacherous milieu around them and finds confidence and purpose.

Life Sciences

Life Sciences by Joy Sorman, translated by Lara Vergnaud, is about a teenage protagonist who seeks health and hope within the concrete jungle that is modern Paris. Suffering from strange skin diseases, Nina finds herself working her way through a long series of doctors, medical professionals, and even shamans as she seeks a cure. Brought up in a family with a long and celebrated history of mental and physical maladies, Nina desires solace and a cure but instead must face up to her loneliness and chronic dilemmas inherent in the medical system.

This article was originally published on EditaKaye.net

EAT TO SUPPORT YOUR IMMUNITY

With Covid still raging it is important to know that you can do many things to help support your own immune system – including enjoying foods that taste amazing and help keep you healthy.

Super Immunity: The Essential Nutrition Guide for Boosting Your Body’s Defenses to Live Longer, Stronger, and Disease Free (Eat for Life) 

From world-renowned health expert and New York Times bestselling author of Eat to Live and Eat for Life Dr. Joel Fuhrman comes a practical nutritional plan to prevent and reverse disease—no shots, drugs or sick days required.

 Why do some of us get sick with greater frequency than others? What makes us more susceptible to illness? Is there a secret to staying healthy? Dr. Fuhrman doesn’t believe the secret to staying healthy lies in medical care—rather, the solution is to change the way we eat.

The Immunity Fix: Strengthen Your Immune System, Fight Off Infections, Reverse Chronic Disease and Live a Healthier Life 2020 

by Dr James DiNicolantonio 

The Immunity Fix is a comprehensive guide to how the immune system works, how different viruses and infections affect our health and offers strategies that have been shown to enhance the immune system. It includes the most up-to-date scientific information about the most important factors related to staying healthy during viral outbreaks as well as in everyday life.

Upgrade Your Immunity with Herbs: Herbal Tonics, Broths, Brews, and Elixirs to Supercharge Your Immune System

From New York Times best-selling author and natural-health expert Dr. Joseph Mercola, an illustrated guide and cookbook with smart strategies, cutting-edge research, and 50 delicious recipes to support immunity.

For many of us, the COVID-19 pandemic has served as a wakeup call, forcing us to take a frank look at how well our immune systems could serve us during challenging times. 

Is your immune health up to par? Could it save you from a monumental threat? In this new book packed with up-to-the-minute information and illustrated with gorgeous photography, natural-wellness expert Dr. Joseph Mercola offers a powerful toolkit for strengthening immunity and supporting health.

The Immunity Code: The New Paradigm for Immune Centric Health and Radical Anti-Aging. 

by Joel Greene

The immunity code represents a powerful paradigm shift to an immune centric approach aging and health, and how to slow it dramatically in easy, practical steps. A new era has arrived. It is an era where commonalities found in the physiology of the leanest, healthiest, and longest lived humans has been uncovered. The startling discovery is that many of these commonalities can be replicated by anyone, and quite easily.

Viruses, Pandemics, and Immunity February 16, 2021 

by Arup K. Chakraborty (Author), Andrey Shaw (

Throughout history, humans have contended with pandemics. History is replete with references to plagues, pestilence, and contagion, but the devastation wrought by pandemics had been largely forgotten by the twenty-first century. Now, the enormous human and economic toll of the rapidly spreading COVID-19 disease offers a vivid reminder that infectious disease pandemics are one of the greatest existential threats to humanity. This book provides an accessible explanation of how viruses emerge to cause pandemics, how our immune system combats them, and how diagnostic tests, vaccines, and antiviral therapies work– concepts that are a foundation for our public health policies.

This article was originally published on EditaKaye.net

Edita Kaye’s Favorite Hot Fruit Sundae

Edita Kaye’s Favorite Hot Fruit Sundae

Edita Kaye Hot Sunday girl jumping cartoon

 

 

½ cup applesauce

1 ½ cups fresh cranberries

½ cup unsweetened cranberry juice

½ cup unsweetened apple cider

¼ cup artificial sweetener

1 (1 inch) lemon rind strip

4 cups sliced peeled golden delicious apples

2 cups firm Anjou pears, cored and cut into ¼ inch thick wedges

cooking spray

3 cups vanilla low-fat ice cream

 

Preheat oven to 400°F

  1. To drain applesauce, spread onto several layers of heavy-duty paper towels. Cover with additional paper towels; let stand 5 minutes. Scrape into a mixing bowl using a rubber spatula. This drains the applesauce.
  2. Combine cranberries, juice, cider, sweetener, and rind in a small saucepan; bring to a simmer, stirring occasionally.       Remove from heat. Stir in applesauce.
  3. Combine the apple and pears in an 11×17 inch-baking dish coated with cooking spray. Top with the cranberry mixture. Cover and bake for 25 minutes. Uncover and bake an additional 10 minutes or until fruit is tender, basting occasionally with liquid from dish. Serve with ice cream.

Makes: 4 servings

Apricot Pineapple Surprise from Edita Kaye

Apricot Pineapple Surprise from Edita Kaye

Edita Kaye Pineapple with fronds

 

 

4 (1-inch thick) peeled fresh pineapple slices

2 tablespoons apricot preserves – no sugar added

1 teaspoon artificial sweetener

Dash of ground cinnamon

1 cup vanilla low-fat frozen yogurt

 

Preheat broiler.

  1. Place pineapple slices on a broiler pan.       Brush pineapple slices with preserves; broil 6 minutes or until bubbly.
  2. Combine sweetener and cinnamon, and sprinkle over pineapple.

 

Serve warm with one scoop of vanilla low-fat frozen yogurt.

 

Makes 1 serving.

 

Tip

Frozen yogurt for breakfast—divine decadence! You could also try this extraordinary breakfast with fresh strawberries and strawberry jelly, fresh raspberries and raspberry jelly!

Edita’s Raisin Orange Stuffed Baked Apples

Edita’s Raisin Orange Stuffed Baked Apples

Apple and oranges at the market stand Edita Kaye

4 large baking apples, cored

½ cup raisins

1 orange, peeled, seeded and chopped

2 tablespoons orange zest (grated orange rind)

½ teaspoon cinnamon

1 cup water

 

Preheat oven to 375°F.

  1. Place the apples in a nonstick baking pan.
  2. In a bowl mix the raisins, orange, cinammon and zest and fill each apple cavity with the mixture. Drizzle a little water over each apple and pour the remaining water into the bottom of the baking pan.
  3. Bake for 20 to 30 minutes, until the apples are tender. Serve hot or cold.

Makes 4 servings.                     Serving size: 1 stuffed apple

 

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Edita Kaye’s Hot Breakfast Fall Fruit with Ice Cream

Edita Kaye’s Hot Breakfast Fall Fruit with Ice Cream

Now that fall is here, there is nothing better than hot, steaming fruit and to make it even better, I love to add a generous dollop of ice cream. Wait. That’s not all – I don’t wait for dessert, I enjoy this fall fruit taste and texture sensation for breakfast! Now you can to – go ahead and try it. Here’s the recipe

Edita Kaye green apple dessert

2 large baking apples, seeded and sliced

1 large orange, peeled, seeded and sliced

1 large ripe pear, seeded and sliced

¼ cup water

¼ cup maple syrup

½ teaspoon cinnamon

1 teaspoon vanilla

  1. In a large nonstick skillet combine the fruit, water, syrup, vanilla and cinnamon and bring to a boil.
  2. Reduce heat. Cover. Simmer for 5 minutes until frut is tender. Serve hot with ice cream or frozen yogurt.

Makes 6 servings      Serving size: 1 cup

By the way you can use any combination of fruit you like!

Edita Kaye’s Grocery Store Goodies Day

Edita Kaye’s Grocery Store Goodies Day

Edita Kaye Yummy Grocery Cartoon

Rise and Shine Super Snack: Whole fruit high in fiber is a perfect start to your day.

Breakfast: Breads, cereals, waffles, fruits and more for lots of complex carbs, fresh fruits, whole grains, and dairy.

Morning Super Snack: Calcium rich yogurt, cheese and more helps gives you strong bones and that slender shape you want.

 Lunch: Salads, sandwiches and more—and don’t forget the soups for added nutrients and to keep you feeling full.

 Afternoon Super Snack: Protein power in lean meats and dairy to keep you feeling full and satisfied until dinner.

 Dinner: Food you love, fast and convenient—take advantage of all the goodies in your grocery store.

Bedtime Super Snack: Your bedtime snacks can be sweet or savory but try to keep them around 100 calories

Bonus Super Snack:
Attack of the munchies snack is any 100 calorie snack you like – try nuts or yogurt or even a small square of very dark chocolate