Gary Chapman, writer of “The Five Love Languages,” forgot to mention the most important love language of all — food. If you’re still scrambling to find a gift this Mother’s Day, forget breakfast in bed. Show your mom you love her by cooking a fabulous (and Fairtrade-friendly) three-course dinner instead.
Everyone loves a good spinach and artichoke dip! We recommend using Reese Marinated Artichoke Hearts as your key ingredient – aside from being delicious, they’re both Fairtrade and Non-GMO certified. For the recipe, you can never go wrong with this classic spinach and artichoke dip from NYT cooking.
Even though Mother’s Day is on a Sunday, it’s never too early for Taco Tuesday. Your mom is guaranteed to lovethese Fried Avocado Tacos from Bon Appetit. When shopping for ingredients, look for Henry Avocado or Equal Exchange avocados in your local grocery store or food co-op, and use Riojana Extra Virgin Organic Olive Oil for frying. Serve with a margarita on the rocks to show your mom some extra love.
Is it even dessert if there isn’t chocolate? Treat your mom to a comforting, homemade, chewy, gooey, chocolate chip cookie. You can use plenty of Fairtrade ingredients in this classic cookie recipe. For vanilla extract, try Rodelle’s Fairtrade Vanilla Extract. For dairy-conscious folks, Endangered Species makes 55% Oak Milk + Dark Chocolate Chips. Or you could coarsely chop any one of their Fairtrade chocolate bars for a chunky chocolate texture in the cookie. For a twist, mix in 1 tsp of Organic Ceylon Cinnamon Powder into the batter before baking.
Serve your mom an after-dinner tea or coffee to round out the meal. For coffee, we recommend Brooklyn Roasters Sumatera Espresso. This espresso is sourced from The Ketiara Cooperative in Indonesia and is both organic and Fairtrade. Is your mom more of a tea drinker? Clipper makes a Fairtrade green tea that has a delightful lime citrus taste.
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