Thursday, May 31, 2012

Foodie Penpal Reveal

Hiya all! Happy Thursday --- one more day and we've made it to yet another weekend. Can I get a woot woot?! Is it not crazy that it's May 31st today?! We're almost halfway through 2012 - I can hardly believe it!!!

...and with the month end comes another Foodie Penpal Reveal.

The Lean Green Bean

Every month I score some awesome swag and this month was no different. I received this month's package from Denise at Crazy Mother Runner. This is what I found when I opened up my box of goodies:

~ Bengal Spice Herbal Tea
~ Honey Roasted Cashews
~ Quinoa Crisp
~Vega Whole Foods Vibrancy Bar
~ Sweet & Hot Apple Mustard

I'm pretty sure I let out a big whoopie! when I opened it because the first thing I spied was the tea. My friend, Barb, always has a box of this tea at her desk and I'm forever snagging a bag for my afternoon tea time. It's got a unique 'spiciness' about it that I absolutely love! All of the other goodies were new to me and I have to tell you that I'm loving everything so far.

I sent my package to Nicole. I was pretty excited with all the yumminess that I put together for her, so check out her site to see what I sent. You may also notice that she has an absolutely beautiful photography business --- I wish we didn't live on opposite ends of the country because I browsed some of the pics and they are gorgeous!

Do you think you'd be interested in participating in the Foodie Penpal exchange in June?? If you are, here are the deets:

-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 June, please CLICK HERE to fill out the participation form and read the terms and conditions. 

You must submit your information by June 4th as pairings will be emailed on June 5th!

I hope you have a fabulous day and I promise that I will see you tomorrow with a recipe (finally!).

See ya on the flipside my friends,



  1. Honey roasted cashews sound phenomenal! What is the quinoa crisp?

  2. Both the cashews and the tea sound fantastic to me!!