All of these are gifts that any food-loving low-carber would appreciate. Despite the numbers, they are in no particular order and each has its charm. Each and every one we own or regularly use ourselves. In some cases, we know the people behind the scenes personally or by reputation. From your purchase of some of them we earn a small commission for having let you know about them. But honestly, we would have done so anyway, because when you find something great, you want to tell your friends about it.
Wishing you and yours very Happy Holidays. Thank you for your support and kind words throughout the year.
#1 Jar of Duck Fat
For under $20 – from FatWorks – what could be better than a batch of pure cooking gold? Use it for pan-searing not just duck, but any meat, or for roasting (or sautéing) low-starch vegetables, such as Brussels’ sprouts, squash, asparagus, peppers, or cauliflower. (PS: You can also get organic pork lard, beef tallow, and chicken schmaltz from these same wonderful folks.) (Available from FatWorks here.) [sponsored]
#2 Salumi by Michael Ruhlman
Give the gift of knowledge with a book on how to do Italian dry curing of every sort of meat and as a special bonus you get a whole bunch of fabulous recipes and photos to salivate over. Perfect for the culinarily adventurous carnivore in your life. (Here is the sponsored link.)
#3 Mangalitsa Collar
Many carnivores likely already know, others may not, of the most utterly succulent, flavorful piece of pork imaginable. Fabulously fat and delectable, this heritage breed of hogs (dating from the Austro-Hungarian empire) are prized for their amazing, sweet, plentiful fat. It’s truly the best pork you will ever eat! These hogs snuffle happily on the hillside woods among the oaks, gorging on acorns. The meat is sublime. Available online from Møsefarm.
#4 Low-Carb Friendly Wines
No sugar added wines, sourced by Dry Farms Wines from boutique wineries around the world, most using old ways technology to yield bottles with no additives and always low in sulfites. No unwanted sugars or other chemical enhancements, and that means none of the unpleasant after effects (headaches, stuffiness, sluggishness, hangovers) that come from adding those things. (Available here from Dry Farms Wines.)
#5 Certified 100% Wagyu Beef
You see ‘Wagyu’ or ‘Kobe beef’ on menus. Is it? Nuh-uh. Nothing raised or slaughtered outside the Hyogo Prefecture in Japan (Kobe-central) can rightly be called Kobe and much of what is ‘American Wagyu’ is interbred with other sorts of cattle. Our friends at Lone Mountain Wagyu have kept their herd pure, each cow’s DNA tested and certified to be 100% Wagyu. The real deal! From their pure-bred herd to your freezer. The best beef you can find! (Available here from Lone Mountain Wagyu.)
#6 The Complete Meat Cookbook, by Bruce Aidells.
There is no cut of meat that you would want to cook or preserve that isn’t covered here. From the master of magnificent meat, it’s the must-have resource in cooking for the meat-lover. (Here is the sponsored link on Amazon.)
#7 A2/A2 Organic Dried Milk Powder from Alexandre Dairy.
The preferred type of casein (A2) for the discerning, health-conscious, low-carb dairy connoisseur. This whole milk powder is low-temp pasteurized and just dried. No additives. It constitutes smoothly for drinking or adding to coffee or tea. Better for you than booze and fits in the same gift bag! (Available with this sponsored link )
#8 Roasted Macadamia Nuts
Of all tree nuts, mac nuts have the most beneficial fatty acid profile. Great for a healthful, good-fat pick me up while hiking, cycling, or just watching the game. (The sponsored Amazon link is here)
#9 HLTH Code Complete Meal Protein Powder
If you’ve ever wished for a clean tasting protein powder that provided all good things and no bad things, this is it. Both the flavors are absolutely delicious and it’s made with no added sugars, 27 grams of quality protein and only 4 grams of carb per serving. Packed with healthy saturated fats, probiotics, collagen, digestive enzymes and tons of flavor! We’re big on this one! (The sponsored link to purchase is here.)
#10 Gather: The Art of Paleo Entertaining
A fabulous paleo, low-carb lifestyle and cookbook from Bill Staley and Haley Mason that dishes up all the info you’ll need to enjoy the feasting celebrations of life with family and friends and keep your low-carb commitment deliciously. (Here is the sponsored Amazon link.)
And a BONUS GIFT idea
The New Wifi-enabled SousVide Supreme Touch+
For the culinary rock star in your house, nothing beats a SousVide Supreme water oven for bringing out the absolute best in meat, fish, poultry, and low-starch veggies.The flagship countertop sous vide water oven that will become your silver sous chef for the holidays. Get or gift one now and get 30% off the retail price. Available, along with its sleek, sexy, stealthy little 9-liter brother, at SousVide Supreme.com.