‘ello from Aruba, where the wind is strong and the Internet is spotty!
It is time for my Foodie Penpals post!!
I got super lucky this month to have Karen from Let There Be Food send me my package!
She totally hit the nail on the head with this one!!
Karen sent me so much good stuff!! My package included:
Kettle corn (BLC totally finished the bag off while I was in Philly! & he doesn’t even really like kettle corn!!)
Seasoning (used it on tilapia & cauliflower the day I got it! Super delicious!!)
Natural fruit roll up
Banana chips (BLC & I actually snacked on these on the plane to Aruba! We love banana chips!!)
Wasabi peas (another snack we brought to Aruba – love these little suckers! They clear out my sinuses (sp?) but I just keep eating them!!)
Other items of note:
Karen’s homemade croutons – um…so tasty!! I literally had to stop myself from eating these so I could let BLC taste them!! I don’t even like croutons (I’ll pick them out of my salad) but these were salty & crunchy…& I totally need the recipe! Love, love, love!!
& what made them even better was my new favorite condiment…
This sauce is sooooo good! It is very spicy but I love spicy! I have dipped the amazing croutons in it, put it on eggs, dipped chips in it, showered in…basically any use I could find. I do hope there is a place I can find this sauce after I finish it off!
Coconut water…I really wanna like this stuff. I swear I do. The only kind I have found that I like is the Chocolate flavored Zico brand (tastes like chocolate milk, amazing stuff).
Anyway, I had this after an especially hot run & I just couldn’t get past the little chunks floating around. I drank most of it but had to toss it at the end because all of the chunks had fallen to the bottom. Pretty sure I was super hydrated, though
Mmmm…these energy bites are long gone! I ate them one day at work for a little boost midday & before two workouts. They were just what I needed & very tasty. I miss them already!
So that’s that! Thank you so much, Karen! (& I’m so sorry for the delay!!)
& if you are so inclined, head over to Rebecca’s blog to see what I sent her this month! I’m pretty sure her email after she received my package started with “oh.my.god…” so I think she liked it!
And now it’s time for some details about Foodie Penpals. In case you’re a new reader, here’s a reminder of what the program is all about:
-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 July, please CLICK HERE to fill out the participation form and read the terms and conditions.