1.31.2013

January's Foodie Pen Pals

The Lean Green Bean


Here we are - the first month of the year already gone. Poof! And since it's the last day of said month, it's time for Foodie Pen Pals. Foodie Pen Pals is the brainchild of Lindsay at The Lean Green Bean, and if you go here, you can read all about it. The basics are that each participant is assigned a pen pal to send a fun foodie box to, and then receives a fun foodie box from a different participant in return.




This month, we received a fabulously fun foodie box from Erica of Abbie and Erica's Coast to Coast Adventures (great name, btw!) that included, in her words, "a little bit of everything." Indeed! We have: vegetable pasta - a healthy pasta for the new year; chocolate cherry granola - a sweet and healthy snack; almond butter - an even yummier snack; habanero-lime salsa - a spicy, tangy salsa we will be buying from here on out; some perfectly roasted walnuts that Amy scarfed down shortly after taking that picture; a few Ghirardelli chocolate bites that Chris scarfed down shortly after taking that picture; a package of Starbucks Via packets - perfect for when we're running late for school; and our almost favorite thing - dukkah, an Egyptian spice blend of nuts and herbs that we plan to dust on chicken, fish, or just mix in with some olive oil for a nice bread dip. 



Our most favorite thing unfortunately didn't even make it into the pic - an amazingly smooth homemade peach butter that Chris started putting on everything right away and which is, we're ashamed to admit, already gone. It was way good. From a morning coffee to a quick snack to ingredients for dinner, we are all set up thanks to Erica! Thank you, and kudos your first Foodie Pen Pal experience!

We sent some olive oils from our new favorite food shop O'live A Little, to our recipient, Leah of Mackenzie Memories. You can go to her website to see what she thought about them!

If you are interested in joining Foodie Pen Pals, go here. You don't have to have a blog to join! And you'll be glad you did!

3 comments:

Ashley said...

What a great box! Most of the contents of my box didn't last long either...so fun!

Erica@ Abbie and Erica's Adventures! said...

SO, so glad you both liked everything! I had so much fun shopping for ya. Cheers!

yummychunklet said...

That nut spice looks fun!