The Best in Holiday 2012 Gift Finds is an ongoing series until December that celebrates the practical to the extravagant, the unusual to the commonly needed items of everyday life.
From food, wine and spirits to beauty, clothing and even home goods and appliances, we have been trying and testing and ultimately weeding out the good stuff you should consider for giving this holiday season. Take us shopping with you.
Foodies are fun to shop for, as so many interesting comestibles and cooking ingredients pop up all the time. Two in particular deserve a place inside your favorite foodie or cook's stocking this year and are both under $7!
Sadaf Foods 100% pure Grapeseed Oil (http://www.sadaf.com)
This is a wonderful brand new cooking and salad dressing oil that has many benefits, and cooks at a higher temperature than olive oil
Grapeseed oil is one of the healthiest oils with a high smoke point (485 degrees)
Benefits include that it is rich in Vitamin E (28 mg per 100g of oil), Phytosterol, (180 mg per 100g of oil) and has a low level of saturated fat. Plus zero cholesterol and Trans Fat. Sadaf is also Kosher Certified.
The Grapeseed Oil is extracted from recycled grape seeds that would have otherwise been thrown away after being used for wine. The oil has a light and nutty taste, making it perfect for cooking, frying and baking. A great alternative to butter, margarine or olive oil, Grapeseed Oil retains the original flavor of food and leaves no after taste.
Rhythm Superfoods Kale chips www.rhythmsuperfoods.com
I know, you've tried them and they make you gag or they get caught in your throat. You haven't tried these Kale chips, which have more crunch and body thanks to each chip being doused with yummy natural flavor coatings that satisfy the chip monster that lurks within. And they are raw food chips to boot!
These Kale Chips are a natural superfood snack made with all organic ingredients, the bulk of which is dehydrated kale instead of the typical fried or baked grains used in most other salted/savory snacks.
These organic Kale Chips are Gluten-Free; vegan; raw and come in 5 flavors: Bombay Curry, Kool Ranch, Mango Habanero, Texas Barbeque and Zesty Nacho. Available Nationwide for just $5.99. Outtanding flavors for us were the Mango Habanero and the Zesty Nacho, which were demolished first.