Mother's Day Recipes, Gift Ideas and Other Tips

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May 7, 2014

Mom would probably be happy with a card or a phone call, but why not give her something truly thoughtful on Mother’s Day with a gift that gives back to others around the world? That’s exactly what you’re doing when you choose Whole Trade® products at Whole Foods Market.  In order to meet the Whole Trade Guarantee criteria, a product must be made in a way that ensures fair wages and working conditions for farm workers, more money to producers and environmentally friendly growing practices.

Additionally, every Whole Trade purchase helps fund housing, education, healthcare and other community development programs for the people who pick or produce each product. And if that’s not enough, Whole Foods Market also donates a percentage of each sale to Whole Planet Foundation for poverty relief. That’s a lot of purpose in one present!

Whether she’s a foodie, a health nut, or just wants to spend more quality time with you, below are a few purpose-filled ways to show mom you care. Be sure to check out two great breakfast-in-bed recipes below for Mom, too!

Personalize your bouquet!
Don’t settle for just any old flowers. Every flower type has a special meaning, so pick blooms that speak to how you feel about her. Here are just a few Whole Trade options and the messages they send:

Light red carnation – admiration
Alstoemeria – aspirational
Calla Lilies – regal
Gerbera daisies – cheerful
Pink Roses – appreciation

Set aside time for sipping and catching up!
Make a date with mom and put together a tray of her favorite treats to enjoy while you chat. Check out some of these fun Homemade Mother's Day Treats here!

Serve-up some Whole Trade teas from Celestial Seasonings or try Allegro Fine Tea Organic Breakfast Blend with Whole Trade 365 Everyday Value® Organic Honeys
Bake her favorite cookies (just like she like she taught you) using Whole Trade 365 Everyday Value® White or Milk Chocolate Chips
Nibble on Whole Foods Market™ Tanzania Schoolhouse Chocolates without the guilt, because each purchase helps to fund schools in Tanzania  
Snack on Whole Trade Indiana Popcorn Kettle corn in a medley of flavors, including original, chocolate peanut butter or caramel.

Serve a sweeter breakfast in bed by serving up her favorites with a twist!
Discover more tasty breakfast and brunch recipes here!

Add pureed Whole Trade mango or pineapple to her favorite sparkler for a twist on a traditional Bellini
Whisk up a frittata made with Whole Trade tomatoes and bell peppers
Top pancakes or waffles with Whole Foods Market™ Whole Trade cinnamon, nutmeg or ginger for added flavor
Boost her morning buzz with Whole Trade Organic Café la Dueña. This balanced, sweet and chocolaty blend is made with beans harvested by an all-female coffee co-op in Peru, supporting equal employment opportunities for women.

Or, serve Mom this cute and delicious Heart-Shaped Eggs-in-a-Hole with a tasty Mango Mimosa.

Heart-Shaped Eggs-in-a-Hole
Serves 2

2 slices brioche loaf, each about 3/4-inch thick
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
2 large eggs
Chives for garnish
1/8 teaspoon fine sea salt
Freshly ground black pepper to taste

Using a large (2.5- or 3-inch) heart-shaped cookie cutter, cut out a heart from the center of each slice of brioche. Or, use a paring knife to cut the heart shapes. Reserve slices and hearts.

Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the slices and the heart cutouts to the pan and cook until slightly toasted. Turn slices and cutouts; carefully break an egg into the center of each slice. Cover the skillet and cook until the egg white is just set and the yolk is cooked to your liking, 3 to 4 minutes.

Carefully transfer a slice and a cutout to each of 2 plates and snip some chives over the top. Sprinkle with salt and black pepper. Serve immediately.

Mango Mimosas
Serves 6

1 small mango, diced (about 1 cup)
1 (750-ml) bottle chilled Prosecco

Place mango in a food processor and process until very smooth, stopping frequently to scrape down the sides of the bowl. Transfer the purée to a container. Spoon about 1 1/2 tablespoons of the purée into 6 glasses and carefully pour in Prosecco; the drinks will foam up. Allow foam to settle, then stir each drink once or twice to combine Prosecco and purée. Serve immediately.


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