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reneyde17
07:52 AM 11-15-2018
I am trying to put together a food gift box for my daughter who is vegan. She lives on a tight budget so I would like to include things that she wouldn't normally be able to afford and they need to be non-perishable as she lives in a different state than me. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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Ger Jonker's Avatar Ger Jonker
08:59 AM 11-15-2018
[QUOTE=reneyde17;4120040]I am trying to put together a food gift box for my daughter who is vegan. She lives on a tight budget so I would like to include things that she wouldn't normally be able to afford and they need to be non-perishable as she lives in a different state than me. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.[/QUOTE


What a thoughtful idea! I think she'd probably appreciate that alot. Anyway, perhaps you should check out Amy's line of foods, especially their cans of delicious soups which are generally available at most mainstream grocery stores.

Check out:

https://www.amys.com/our-foods/organic-lentil-soup

https://www.amys.com/our-foods/organ...-tomato-bisque

https://www.amys.com/our-foods/organ...le-barley-soup

https://www.amys.com/our-foods/organ...-mushroom-soup

https://www.amys.com/our-foods/organic-minestrone-soup

https://www.amys.com/our-foods/no-chicken-noodle-soup

https://www.amys.com/our-foods/organic-split-pea-soup

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Knowtions In Motion's Avatar Knowtions In Motion
09:39 AM 11-15-2018
Yay for your thoughtfulness! She is going to be beyond thrilled in receiving it, for sure. The things that come to my mind are:


Nutritional yeast - it adds a cheese-like flavor to many dishes
Kala Namak Indian Black Salt (that isn't really black) - it adds an egg-like flavor to tofu scrambles/eggless vegg salad, etc.
Smoked Paprika - adds a deep rich smokey flavor to many dishes
Bragg's Liquid Amino (soy sauce replacement)
Liquid Smoke
If she bakes, and is also mindful of her gluten consumption, grab her some gluten-free flours (Bob's Red Mill offers a large selection)/agar agar powder (I use it to make sliceable vegan cheeses)/tapioca starch/organic cocoa powder/g/f cornbread mix/flax meal (to make egg replacements - or buy the powdered egg replacements/ground ginger/cinnamon/any spices that you know she really likes, as they can often be pretty pricey).
Chia seeds - can make overnight refrigerator puddings etc. (I also do that with g/f oatmeal)
English walnuts - can make taco "meat" and bake with them
Raw cashews - can make vegan cheeses, add to curry dishes, stir-frys, etc.)
Raw sunflower seeds - I use these to make vegan cheeses and vegan parmesan cheese
Brazil nuts - a good source of selenium - I use this for vegan parmesan cheese, too, or just to snack on
Dairy-free chocolate chips (Enjoy Life brand is my favorite)
Canned full fat coconut milk - can be added to soups/curries/can also be refrigerated and whipped into dairy-free whip cream
The box versions of her favorite plant-based milk
Bulk herbs for infusions (I use a lot of stinging nettle/red clover/burdock root/etc.),or boxed tea blends.
Jars of tahini - ground sesame seeds used in making hummus/pasta sauces/etc.
Her favorite pastas - I really enjoy the mung bean thread noodles

You rock! Thanks for helping to enrich the life of a fellow vegan consumer.
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Mr. H.
10:10 AM 11-16-2018
How about a small appliance.

A blender? Those little personal blenders are super handy, I use mine daily for my morning smoothie. There is one for every price range.

A slow cooker. This is also a great item for vegans (or any daughter). Vegans love them for making beans from scratch.

or a rice cooker.

On my wish list in an Instant Pot. This appliance can replace a slow cooker, a rice cooker and a pressure cooker.

Another item that just went on my radar is an Air Fryer.

And if she already has one of these, you can get her a vegan cookbook for one of them.
Mystical Fog's Avatar Mystical Fog
08:13 PM 11-17-2018
There's a website called vegan essentials that you can literally put together a box of vegan stuff and they'll ship it to her address. This includes refrigerated stuff, you just have to pay more for that.

VeganEssentials.com

Some non-perishable, non-essential things I would suggest are Primal Vegan Jerky, Betty Lou's Nuts About...snack bars, Dandy's vegan marshmallows, Follow Your Heart VeganEgg, Loma Linda canned vegan meats/meals, boxes of Daiya Mac n Cheez, vegan candy, Dairy-Free Cheese Wheel mixes, and things like that....nutritional yeast is a waste of time, she already has that probably.

If you spring for the refrigerator box, send her a Tofurky Vegan Holiday Ham, it comes with the glaze included, some Pumpkin Spice vegan nog, and some kind of vegan cheese.
Mystical Fog's Avatar Mystical Fog
08:14 PM 11-17-2018
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Originally Posted by Knowtions In Motion View Post
Yay for your thoughtfulness! She is going to be beyond thrilled in receiving it, for sure. The things that come to my mind are:


Nutritional yeast - it adds a cheese-like flavor to many dishes
Kala Namak Indian Black Salt (that isn't really black) - it adds an egg-like flavor to tofu scrambles/eggless vegg salad, etc.
Smoked Paprika - adds a deep rich smokey flavor to many dishes
Bragg's Liquid Amino (soy sauce replacement)
Liquid Smoke
If she bakes, and is also mindful of her gluten consumption, grab her some gluten-free flours (Bob's Red Mill offers a large selection)/agar agar powder (I use it to make sliceable vegan cheeses)/tapioca starch/organic cocoa powder/g/f cornbread mix/flax meal (to make egg replacements - or buy the powdered egg replacements/ground ginger/cinnamon/any spices that you know she really likes, as they can often be pretty pricey).
Chia seeds - can make overnight refrigerator puddings etc. (I also do that with g/f oatmeal)
English walnuts - can make taco "meat" and bake with them
Raw cashews - can make vegan cheeses, add to curry dishes, stir-frys, etc.)
Raw sunflower seeds - I use these to make vegan cheeses and vegan parmesan cheese
Brazil nuts - a good source of selenium - I use this for vegan parmesan cheese, too, or just to snack on
Dairy-free chocolate chips (Enjoy Life brand is my favorite)
Canned full fat coconut milk - can be added to soups/curries/can also be refrigerated and whipped into dairy-free whip cream
The box versions of her favorite plant-based milk
Bulk herbs for infusions (I use a lot of stinging nettle/red clover/burdock root/etc.),or boxed tea blends.
Jars of tahini - ground sesame seeds used in making hummus/pasta sauces/etc.
Her favorite pastas - I really enjoy the mung bean thread noodles

You rock! Thanks for helping to enrich the life of a fellow vegan consumer.
Most of those things are affordable and available at the grocery store, except for Kala Namak. The only thing gift-worthy I see on this list besides that are the nuts.
Knowtions In Motion's Avatar Knowtions In Motion
10:09 AM 11-18-2018
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Originally Posted by Mystical Fog View Post
Most of those things are affordable and available at the grocery store, except for Kala Namak. The only thing gift-worthy I see on this list besides that are the nuts.

I guess it all depends on the individual's budget and if they live in an area with grocery stores mindful enough to stock those things. When I first changed my consumption habits, I had to order most of it online, and based on my budget, they were pricey compared to the toxic crap I was used to buying. But thanks for your thoughts. Have a groovy day.
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