I have made quite a few friends through food. Whether that’s sharing baked goods with strangers, inviting over acquaintances to make dinner together, enjoying a double date out at a new restaurant, or coming together over a potluck, many of my now very close friendships were forged over food. And I see nothing wrong with this! So the idea of “Foodie Pen Pals” fits perfectly with my M.O.
Lindsay, over at The Lean Green Bean, developed this little community a couple years ago, but this is my first time as a “Foodie Pen Pal.” It works like this: you get paired up with two other foodies – one who will send you goodies, and one to whom you send goodies. Then you get all excited, start thinking of tasty ideas, go shopping, spend no more than $15, make a homemade treat, and ship it off! The hardest part comes when you have to wait to receive the foodie package from your pen pal. But it’s soooo worth it!
I was paired up with Kristyn in Oklahoma, and I sent her some tasty Wisconsin treats, and homemade granola! My foodie was Angie, from Florida, and she did a fantastic job 🙂 I asked for scrumptious, but healthy goodies, and boy did she deliver! Here’s what she sent me:
- RawONE organic & raw banana-walnut-cacao nib granola
- Orenda Herbal “love” tea
- Joe’s Oat Patties taco flavor oat burger mix
- To You apple pecan dessert bar
- A tasty little candy
- Adorable drink recipe coasters
- 100% natural laundry detergent
The granola was amazing, the dessert bar barely survived two days after receiving the box, the oat burgers sound perfect for a healthier Cinco de Mayo celebration, and the tea is great for a calming evening! And I’ve already used up the laundry detergent 🙂
Thanks for the foodie love, Angie! And thanks to Lindsay for coordinating all of this! I look forward to another month and more tasty treats to come.
Want to join the fun in May? Sign up by May 4 (yes, that’s Star Wars day), get paired up on May 5, and then ship out your package by May 15! Head on over to the site, and who knows…you might be paired up with me!