Thursday, May 31, 2012

Foodie Pen Pal

This was my first month to do the "Foodie Pen Pal" swap. It's hosted by Lindsey at The Lean Green Bean. She coordinates 600+ bloggers from the US and Canada to do this swap. That is mind-blowing. Each month you get assigned someone and you send them a care package of goodies ($15 worth) and then someone else gets your name and sends you a package. You also have to write a note to go along with the box. Then everyone posts on the last day of the month so you can see what people got. Pretty exciting stuff.

I received a super nice package from Teresa at A Game of Balance. Go ahead and click the link...I'll wait while you check out her blog. She has started eating healthier and running three times a week (gasp...exercise). So she sent me a selection of foods that she has been eating plus a couple that aren't totally on the good list.

Don't those look tasty? Here's some closeups.

No one in my family had ever had organic apple chips and they are delicious. Dan said that they tasted better than a real apple. I'm sure the organic thing plays a part plus we don't get the best apples here in Oklahoma. The pretzel crisps are cool. I had never thought of a flat pretzel but they certainly pack a huge punch. And that flavored. I know, who would have thought that? I have been seeing a lot of people posting popcorn recipes on their blogs but haven't seen anyone with beer popcorn. It was so tasty I ate the whole thing by myself. It tasted more like cheese and then there was a slight beer aftertaste.

Cereal bars are my go to snack at work. And that cookie is pumpkin spice and vegan. I know I haven't had anything vegan before so always curious how they made cookies without eggs. You can't go wrong with pumpkin spices. In fact I wish those flavors were used year round since cinnamin and nutmeg are two of my favorites. The cookie was crumbly more so than a normal cookie. It was quite flavorful. The pumpkin seeds will be tasty on a baseball evening.

Linking up with all the other tasty morsels sent in the mail this month.
The Lean Green Bean


  1. I'm so glad you liked it all. :)

  2. My husband absolutely loves dried apples. :)

  3. How cool! I just signed up.