Happy Friday loves!
I hope you all had a GREAT end to the week and have lots of fun and exciting things planned for this holiday weekend. I know a lot of people, including BB, are off through Monday, but unfortunately, I go back in on Sunday and work through the week. I’m gonna do my best to make the most of the time I DO have off until then though, so I hope you guys will forgive me if I’m MIA this upcoming Pancake Sunday…
Just gives you time to try some of the deliciousness I’ve been throwing your way lately!
Now onto that post title…
It’s FINALLY Foodie Pen Pal reveal day!
After being a little bummed about June’s melt-erific package, I decided to take a little break from Foodie Pen Pals, but after seeing everyone’s delicious looking goodies last month, I just couldn’t stay away.
Well, this month proved to be ANYTHING but a disappointment!
I was totally siked when I found out I’d been matched up with The Lean Green Bean herself! Having met Lindsay at the Blend Retreat back in May, I already knew we had similar tastes so I trusted her completely in picking out some goodies that I would love.
But seriously? It’s like she read my mind!
I received my box-o-yum a couple of weeks ago and I’m telling you people, I LITERALLY squealed with every item I unwrapped!
Not only did she send my FAVORITE peanut butter, and (one of my favorites) mustard, but I had JUST run out of my 21 Seasoning Salute two days before…how did she know?!
And you see that little zip-top bag in the corner? Those would be her very own
Cranberry Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies!
They weren’t sweet at all (which I can TOTALLY appreciate since I’m a bit sensitive to sugar) and each bite was like a little surprise…one bit you get tart and tangy cranberry…the next, rich dark chocolate!
She also sent some Australian-born muesli and two packages from her local bakery…spelt crackers and beet and ginger tofu pasta! The crackers have been DELICIOUS compliments to my Greek Tuna Salad (still working on the recipe). I haven’t tried the pasta just yet, but I’m thinking this weekend…a little sauteed spinach, some pan-seared tofu, and a drizzle of cashew cream sauce is in order!
As for the muesli…
Hazelnuts, cacao, orange, coconut, cinnamon? So many terrific flavors in ONE package!
And I knew EXACTLY what to do with it!
Crumbled overtop a bowl of Greek yogurt + peanut flour along with a perfectly ripe banana. I sprinkled a bit of cinnamon and TJ’s chocolate coffee bean grinder over the whole thing and mmm’ed at EVERY single bite!
Thank you SO much Lindsay for one of the BEST packages EVER!
And now, I bet you’re wondering HOW you can get in on this whole Foodie Pen Pal thing…it’s SO easy!
Here are a few details:
-On the 5th of every month, you will receive your penpal pairing via email.
-You 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!
-Spending limit is $15.
-Open to blog readers AS WELL as bloggers.
-For US & Canadian residents only.
If you’re interested in participating for September, please CLICK HERE to fill out the participation form and read the terms and conditions.
And who knows, maybe next month you’ll get ME as your match!
Head on over to Running Peanut to see the deets on the package I put together for Victoria! 😀
What’s the last thing you received in the mail (that wasn’t a bill)?
Any big plans for the holiday weekend? Do tell!
OMG – you SCORED! That muesli – YUM.
Can I make a special request to have you as my penpal next month? I’m off to go offer Lindsay a bribe…
Haha! Only if that means that I get YOU as mine! 😉
Thanks again for the goodies! I loved having you as my pen pal! 🙂
You’re SO welcome Victoria! I had so much fun shopping for you!
That is definitely one hell of a package! Love the idea of foodie pen pals. 🙂
cool, looks like fun! that’s a lot more fun than what I got in the mail – new checkbooks. haha.
happy weekend, heather!!
Hahaha! Well, did you at least get a fun print? I haven’t ordered checks in years since I do all my bill paying online now, but I used to love getting new ones with different shapes and characters instead of the boring blue bank checks!
I love you and Lindsay!! What a perfect match!! 🙂 The hubby’s parents are going to be here this weekend!! We have some shopping planned, but other than that we have no plans… it’s going to rain all weekend. boo…
yay! so glad you liked everything! can’t wait to hear what you think of the pasta!!
LOVED it all! And I’ll be SURE to let you know about the pasta! Thank you soooooo much girlie! 😀
What a great package. Everything looks so yum, especially those cookies- will definitely be ‘veganizing’ those soon!
Mmmm cookies are my favorite!!
PS I added you to my blogroll! Finally updated it yay! 🙂
Aww, yay! Thanks girlie! I really REALLY need to update mine…and my “about me” section…AND my Recipage…ugh, just add it to the never-ending to-do list! x-P
I did foodie pen pals one month and should probably consider doing it again soon. It’ll bring a little joy to my life and the challenges of moving back home for a few months.
You made out like a bandit this month! Everything looks amazing- especially that muesli! Oh my goodness…
And the box you put together is unbelievable. Anyone who gets paired up with you is one lucky duck. (:
What an awesome package you recieved, as well as sent to your penpal! The last package I recieved was on Thursday. Another order from vitacost 🙂
That package rocks! And the beet and ginger tofu pasta sounds so intriguing – I’ve never seen anything like it before! Also I’m super impressed with how much stuff you can buy in the US for $15. I think I could only buy like half of that stuff here in Canada for that amount haha. 😛
Super package! i bet that was a joy to open, I just got me some georgetown cupcakes in the mail via fedex for labor day!
Mmm, cupcakes by mail is DEFINITELY exciting! YUM!
Oh my goodness. I think I would think that I’d died and gone to heaven if I ever tried that Muesli! Hazelnuts are like my FAVOURITE THING. What a great package, love!
Last thing I got in the mail? My parcel from Laura 😉 Lucky me! I’m so blessed 🙂
Plans for the long weekend? DRIVING TO LONDON 🙂 I’m going back baby and I’m so excited!
Have a great Saturday! ENJOY YOUR DAY OFF 🙂 Woop Woop
Let me know how you use the seasoning. I got it one month and haven’t used it yet!
Oh gosh, I use it on EVERYTHING! It’s one of my favorites. Try it on roasted veggies or scrambled eggs/egg whites…it’s the best!
Wow, what an amazing package you got!
I just joined! I’m so excited to shop and then to reveal!! Yay!!
YAY!! I’m so excited FOR YOU! You’re gonna have so much fun!
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