Moving into a new home can be an exciting but stressful time. From throwing everything they’ve ever owned into boxes to figuring out how they’re going to move that heavy couch … moving can be a burden. But after the last plate has been put away and final picture hung, the housewarming party eagerly awaits.
Stand out from the rest of the partygoers and surprise your hosts with a gift they’ll always remember. Welcome them into their new home by creating a unique gift basket inspired by the exotic flavors of Malaysia! It’s a perfect gift to help health-conscious cooks inaugurate their new kitchens. Include everything they need to launch their Malaysian cooking adventure.
- Wok: Using a stainless steel wok instead of a wicker basket is a creative way to set your gift apart from all the others. Because of its high-heat cooking properties, it can be one of the most versatile pans in the kitchen, and can be used for stir frying, steaming and deep frying.
- Carotino Red Palm and Canola Oil: This zero trans-fat, cholesterol-free and antioxidant-rich cooking oil is sure to become a staple in their new home. It’s filled with natural vitamins including A and E , won’t raise harmful LDL cholesterol, and is adaptable enough to be used in any of their favorite recipes, from appetizers to desserts.
- Malaysian spice blend: Include an array of savory spices and herbs to help “season” their new home. Spices commonly used in Malaysian dishes include ginger, lemongrass and turmeric. Most of these can be found at your local grocery store or specialty spice shops.
- Recipe book: Complete your gift basket with a handmade recipe book. If you’re a skilled scrap booker, you can try creating your own, or purchase a blank recipe book from a retailer such as Barnes & Noble. Fill the book with your favorite heart-healthy recipes. Make sure to leave room so that they can add their own recipes.
Get creative! Instead of a traditional housewarming gift like a bottle of wine or an ordinary houseplant, this unique gift that will warm the home, and help protect the heart and health of the foodie in your life.