Happy Foodie PenPal day to you my loves!
side note: I am extremely hungry right now. Like, famished and panicking hungry. Note to self: rice crispies are not an adequate breakfast. Wait a second! I know what to do!...hang on...
Okay, so, I rarely buy snack foods. I just am not that much of a snacker. But I sure am a happy chicken when they are in the house. And I have my July foodie penpal to thank for that!
This month I was assigned to Becks @ Crunchy Can Feel Good. You can also find her on facebook as well as Twitter. Lucky for me, she sent me some pretty fantastic snacks... which I am mowing right now. Mow mow mow mow mow!
Much to my surprise and giddy delight, Becks lives in Victoria too. And we go to the same University. And love apple cider vinegar. And Italy. Small world, yes?
I kind of thought she might just save herself the postage and drop my package off herself but like a true lady - and non-stalker - she marched herself down to the post office and mailed the thing.
Her philosophy around food is apparent on her blog and her mantra is a way of life. Or at least it should be. She's all about "doing" and I dig that. For reals. Speaking of doing, I should get a move on!
This month Becks sent me:
- A box of Annie's Bunny "Approved" Pasta.
- Untamed Feast Wild Mushroom Gravy Mix - I've used their dried mushroom products before, they are fabulous. Holla!
- Vancouver Island Salt Company's Roasted Garlic Sea Salt. I use their regular salt in my every day cooking - very excited to try a flavoured one.
- Hemp Hearts. Curious about these...
- Somersault Snack Co's Santa fe Salsa (crunchy nuggets baked with sunflower seeds and toasted grains).
- Prana's Gluten-Free, Organic Almond-goji-cranberry Snack Mix.
To see what I sent Lisa, click here and go over to J(and)Me - Cooking Jamie.
The way Foodie PenPals works is simple: On the 5th of every month you are assigned a fellow blogger and his/her/their blog. You then have 72 hours to contact that person to find out their address, dietary restrictions, etc... By the 15th of the month you need to have your package to them in the mail. On the last day of the month, you post the reveal and link up @ The Lean Green Bean!
Boxes are to be filled with fun foodie things, local food items or even homemade treats! The spending limit is $15. The box must also include something written. This can be anything from a note explaining what’s in the box, to a fun recipe…use your imagination!
This project is open to Canadian, US and UK bloggers as well as blog readers. If you’re a reader and you get paired with a blogger, you simply write a short guest post for your penpal to post on their blog about what you received. If two readers are paired together, neither needs to worry about writing a post for that month.
If you’re interested in participating for the month of August, please click here to fill out the participation form and read the terms and conditions. You must submit your information by August 4th as pairings will be emailed on the 5th!