When it comes to holiday gift giving, it may not surprise you that I enjoy sharing my favorite foods (or food related gifts) with friends and family. Generally, I think most of us have more than enough possessions filling up our homes, so the idea of giving consumable gifts is very appealing to me. Giving an edible gift almost guarantees that it won’t sit on a shelf collecting dust.
There are a number of Scramble gems tucked away on the site that would be ideal for whipping up, putting in mason jars or decorative tins and giving as gifts to those you care about.These are some of my favorite edible holiday gift ideas:Peanut Butter Bites (Needs refrigeration)Molly’s Chocolate ChewiesQuick Dill Pickles (Needs refrigeration)Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Corn MuffinsFudgy Figgy Balls (Needs refrigeration)Quick and Spicy CashewsChocolate...
Have you ever wondered how to use cacao nibs and why people might eat them instead of chocolate?
Last year I got involved with an anti-sugar film called Fed Up! and in the process I learned a lot about how we’re eating too much added sugar, which is causing obesity and diseases like heart disease, diabetes, and possibly cancer.
I’ve always had a problem with sugar, especially sugar cravings, and even a mild to sometimes severe sugar addiction. I didn’t like the cravings and wanted to eat a healthier diet, so I decided to get most of the added sugar out of my diet. I even created a Facebook group of 1,000+ people who want to reduce or eliminate added sugar in their diet.
But I love chocolate, and I didn’t want to completely lose it from my diet. Happily, I discovered an ingredient called cacao nibs.
Cacao nibs are made from chocolate or cacao beans and they have no added sugar. They are very chocolaty, but they are a little bitter if you...