Foodie Pen Pals!

Saturday, December 31, 2011

December was my second month participating in Foodie Pen Pals! It is so fun to pick out food for a stranger, mail it to them, and then read about what they thought on their blog! I also love getting packages of mystery food sent to me in the mail so Foodie Pen Pals is a double win!

This month I sent a package to Tara at Daily Dose of Fit and I was sent a package from Lea at Healthy Coconut Blog!

First up in my package from Lea was Mango Chile Jam. The other night I made Mahi Mahi and topped it with this jam and Brian really liked it. Tonight I plan on pouring it over cream cheese and serving with crackers at the New Years Eve party we are going to!
Lavender Sea Salt. I don't quite know what to make with this yet but I always see Kath sprinkling it on her salads so I might have to try that!
Taste of Nature Brazilian Nut Fiesta bars. These bars are so good! Usually I don't like bars that are made up of mostly nuts because they are hard to chew but these bars are soft and have a great texture!
Artisana Raw Coconut Oil, Raw Coconut Butter, and Raw Tahini. I love coconut oil! I have never tried raw tahini so I will have to make something fun with that. I will probably save the coconut butter for the next time I want a smoothie, I love strawberry, pineapple, and coconut butter smoothies!
Lea- Thank you so much for all the goodies!!
If you would like to participate in Foodie Pen Pals next month, here’s a reminder of what the program is all about:

-On the 5th of the month, you will receive your penpal pairing via email. It will be your responsibility to contact your penpal and get their mailing address and any other information you might need like allergies or dietary restrictions.
-You will have until the 15th of the month to put your box of goodies in the mail. On the last day of the month, you will post about the goodies you received from your penpal!
-The 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!
-You are responsible for figuring out the best way to ship your items depending on their size and how fragile they are. (Don’t forget about flat rate boxes!)
-Foodie Penpals is open to blog readers as well as bloggers. If you’re a reader and you get paired with a blogger, you can choose to 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. *US Residents only please at this time- hopefully we can expand soon!*

If you’re interested in participating for January, please send an email to and include the following information:
-Your full name
-Your email address
-Your blog name/address
-Your twitter handle (if applicable)

Email by January 4th as pairings will be emailed on January 5th!

1 comment:

Lindsay @ The Lean Green Bean said...

looks like you got some really unique stuff! i'm jealous!