Not sure what to get your family member, co-worker and/or friend that has Celiac’s Disease or is gluten-intolerant? Well here is a list of great gift ideas that you can pick up locally here in Austin and/or order on-line:
My favorite new Gluten-Free Cook Books:
Blackbird Bakery Gluten-Free Cookbook -By Karen Morgan
Simply Sugar & Gluten-Free Meals in 20 Minutes Cookbook – By Amy Green (This book has not yet been released but can be pre-ordered via Amazon.com or Barnes and Noble
Gluten-Free Gift Baskets Ideas:
Check out Con’Olio and have them whip up a custom-made gift basket with their gluten-free pasta (Gnocchi di Patate & other corn pasta products) from Rustichella d’Abruzzo and a tri-pack of their amazing artisan olive oils and balsamic vinegar (*Note: my favorite – The Chocolate Balsamic Vinegar). Also available at Con’Olio are Confituras locally made jams, jellys & preserves (available now: Fig & Walnut, Pear Jam with fresh Sage & Honey, and Salted Carmel Pear Butter), which would be a welcome addition to the gift basket.
Get creative with your gift basket by taking the dry ingredients from one of the Bona Dea mixes and layer them into a mason jar from Breed & Co. , adding in some holiday themed cookie cutters to finish off your gift basket and add holiday themed ribbon for a finishing touch! Another item you can add in –Kohana Coffee cause everyone loves coffee with baked goods!
Is your gift basket still missing something? Head over to The Austin Wine Merchant and pick up some bubbly with the assistance of their knowledgeable staff and then head up to Antonelli’s Cheese Shop for a block of Dolce or some sharp cheddar, along with a jar of fig confit (anyone at Antonelli’s can help you select gluten-free cheeses).
Now you have all of your ingredients to make a wonderful & delightful gluten-free gift basket for the holiday season!
Antonelli¬â„¢s Cheese Shop:
4220 Duval Street
Austin, TX 78751
Bona Dea Baking Co.
Products can be ordered online from Bon Dea’s website or found at Wheatsville Coop.
Breed & Co:
718 W. 29th St.
Austin, TX 78705
10000 Research Blvd., Suite 130
Austin, TX 78759
1221 S. Mopac Expressway, Suite 100
Austin, TX 78746
The Austin Wine Merchant
512 W. 6th Street
Austin, TX 78701
3101 Guadalupe Street
Austin, TX 78705-2898
BlackBird Bakery Gluten-Free Cookbook -Cover Photo Credit: Knoxy
Simply Sugar & Gluten-Free Meals in 20 Minutes -Photo Credit: Amy Green