Monday, October 1, 2012

Foodie Penpals - September 2012

I was super excited to get my Foodie Penpals box this month! This has been such a fun experience each month, and Z is excited about trying new gourmet items I wouldn't normally even think of offering her!
Local (to my Penpal) food and living magazine: 805 Living
Eden Organic Rye Spirals Noodles - Perfect for my homemade tomato sludge! (The strained leftovers from my heirloom tomato ketchup! Recipe coming soon!)
Victoria's Kitchen Almond Water - Haven't had a chance to try this yet. Says to drink chilled, and I tend to prefer my drinks cold. But there's no room in the fridge. It's like playing Tetris to get a glass of milk! But Z is eagerly awaiting her chance!
Coco-Roons Brownie - I was worried Z wouldn't like these, since coconut has an unusual texture, but she loves them! And they're the perfect size for bento lunches!
Sea's Gift seaweed snack - Sweet and Sea Salted flavors - I would love to tell you how these taste, but Z is hoarding them. She L-O-V-E-S dried seaweed!
Justin's Honey Peanut Butter Blend single squeeze pack - I can't decide what I want to use this with... Apple slices snack? Crackers? But it's perfect for travel, and a great little serving of protein for a forgets-to-eat-half-the-time Mama!
Earnest Eats - Cran Lemon Zest baked whole food bar - A perfect on-the go breakfast. Not that I'm ever rushed or running late or anything...
Homemade granola! - I stocked up on some Vanilla Chobani to enjoy this with! Omnomnom!

Interested in joining Foodie Penpals? You don't need a blog! Here are the details!
The Lean Green Bean

  • On the 5th of every 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 are 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. 
  • Foodie Penplas is open to US & Canadian residents.  Please note, Canadian Residents will be paired with other Canadians only. We've determined things might get too slow and backed up if we're trying to send foods through customs across the border from US to Canada and vice versa. 

If you’re interested in participating for October, please CLICK HERE to fill out the participation form and read the terms and conditions. 
You must submit your information by October 4th as pairings will be emailed on October 5th!

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