Holiday Gift Guide and Giveaway

10 great ideas for everyone on your list and a chance to win each one. (Over $700 worth of gifts!)  

Gourmande in the Kitchen Holiday Gift Guide Holiday Gift Guide and Giveaway

It’s finally here…the holiday season has officially begun and it’s time to start shopping and knocking those items off your list! I’ve compiled some of my favorite items from classic brands to smaller online shops to bring you 10 great gift ideas that will make your holiday shopping a little easier this season, and the best part is one lucky reader has a chance to win all the items on the list.  Yes, you read that right; you can win the entire gift guide and keep the items for yourself or give them away as gifts!!

So let’s get started, here’s what caught my eye…

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Cinnamon Cranberry Poached Apples

Tiny poached apples served in sweetly spiced syrup infused with warming spices like cinnamon, vanilla, star anise and the tartness of fresh cranberries. 

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These poached apples are just the thing for a simple family supper or a holiday get-together when you’re short on time.  Cooked fruit are one of the simplest of sweets but also the most comforting.

Sweet, spicy and just a little bit tart, it’s also the kind of recipe that’s just at home for breakfast as it is for dessert, and the best part is you can make them ahead of time since they only get better as they sit.  An overnight rest in the fridge gives the flavors a chance to mingle and infuse the apples even further.

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Chilled Tomato Peach Soup with Pistachio Basil Pistou

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Warm weather favorites unite in a refreshingly light and vibrant chilled soup. While a steaming bowl of soup is probably the last thing that comes… 

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Snap Pea Slaw Cups with Avocado Chive Cream

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Irresistibly crunchy and crisp, these snap pea slaw cups are perfect for warm weather meals and outdoor entertaining. I just can’t seem to get enough… 

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Zucchini Noodles with Caper Olive Sauce and Fresh Tomatoes

Just a few minutes are all it takes to create a bowl full of zucchini noodles topped with a tangy caper olive sauce and juicy sweet cherry tomatoes.

Raw zucchini noodles are topped with fresh cherry tomatoes and a tangy caper olive sauce in this fresh and quick no-cook dish. Long sunny days… 

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Collard Vegetable Wraps with Creamy Basil Hemp Seed Sauce

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A fresh vegetable filled wrap with a creamy, cooling basil hemp seed sauce that’s perfect for lunchboxes, picnics or a light meal. I’m a bit… 

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Rejuvenating Root Juice | Carrot, Beet, Blood Orange, Ginger, Turmeric Juice

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This zippy juice with the power of carrots, beets, oranges, lemons, ginger and turmeric will put a little pep in your step. You know that… 

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Frozen Lemon Kefir (Yogurt) with Blackberry Coulis

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With its distinctive zippy tang and multitude of beneficial active cultures, this lemony frozen kefir with blackberry coulis is a fresh take on frozen yogurt…. 

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Chia Seed Pudding Breakfast Pots with Raspberry Rosewater Sauce

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A creamy almost instant pudding made from chia seeds is swirled with a bright and tangy raspberry rosewater sauce and topped with fresh raspberries in this easy… 

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Hibiscus Strawberry Rhubarb Iced Tea

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The light floral notes of hibiscus and the sweet/tart combination of strawberries and rhubarb make a cooling and lively iced tea that’s naturally caffeine-free. If… 

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10 Ways to Use a Tea Towel and a Giveaway

Organic Cotton Tea Towels

10 ways to use a tea towel and a chance to win 4 hand silkscreened organic cotton tea towels for your own kitchen. Sharp knives, a sturdy cutting… 

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30 + Fresh Ways to Enjoy Spring Produce | A Recipe Collection

30 Recipes for Spring Vegetables and Fruits

Fresh and easy meals that feature the best of spring’s bounty. (Click on the arrows to scroll through the slideshow and click through to see… 

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