You no doubt have a million holiday parties to attend this year, which leaves you with the dreaded decision of what to bring as a hostess gift. If you are sick of giving out the same bottle of wine to every host and hostess, go with a healthy, nutritious gift that is fun to give and can be personalized for every occassion.
For me, there is nothing I crave more on a cold winter’s day than a big bowl of thick, filling soup. Curling up on the couch to watch a movie with the cold rain falling outside (I live in Seattle, snow is a rarity) really gets me into the holiday spirit. Give your hostess everything they need to make a big batch of healthy, filling soup in one easy package using Bob’s Red Mill soups.
Bob’s Red Mill soups come in handy bags full of all the delicious and wholesome ingredients you need to make a big batch of hearty soup. Available in a variety of flavors and full of beans and whole grains, Bob’s Red Mill soup mixes are ready to go*- you can just pour the soup mix into a pot with water or broth, add any of your favorite spices, and let simmer.
To jazz up your unique gift, buy a cheap glass jar you can paint on or wrap with ribbon. Hand write the nutrition facts on a tag or label and secure to the jar so your lucky friend as all the necessary information in one place. If you are feeling even more generous, you can buy them a nice soup pot to go along with it.
Bob’s Red Mill comes in so many flavors, you are bound to find something for everyone. The Vegi soup is thick and creamy, with chewy little pearls of barley, or for bean lovers, there is the 13 Bean or Whole Grain with Beans. For even more convenience, they offer a bean soup seasoning mix you can add right to the pot. For a different twist, Bob’s Red Mill also has bags of whole grains, including couscous and barley. You can give these as gifts as well, with your favorite recipe included.
Or you can always keep Bob’s for yourself. Make a big batch ahead of time and freeze in individual servings for a fast and healthy meal the whole family is sure to love.
* Some bean soups must be pre-soaked.
While Kelly was provided with samples from Bob’s Red Mill, it in no way influenced her review.
December 8th, 2011