May Foodie Penpal

May 31, 2012 § Leave a comment

This month my foodie penpal was Amber.    The stuff she mailed was awesome.  This was the first time I received FRESHLY baked goods!  I love it when I get a note telling me why they sent particular items and how I can use them.  Amber sent me a chocolate chip banana bread that, as she explained, her family loves to eat with peanut butter.  She sent me a loaf of the bread with a little packet of Peanut Butter & co’s Dark Chocolate Dream.  Spread on that banana bread….so good.  The fiancee helped me out with the banana bread…had a hard time keeping within the weightwatchers points with that.

She also sent some pure maple syrup and apple butter that are locally made in a nearby town.  I love it when I’m sent local items from my penpal’s home town.  It adds such a sweet touch.

Thanks to Amber for the goodies!  So thoughtful!

May foodie penpal gifts


Chocolate chip banana bread and apple butter



April Foodie Penpal

May 1, 2012 § 1 Comment

Pretty neat experience.  Joined FoodiePenpals and was matched up with Lindsey (@simplyshep) and Jill @eatingpath2yoga (my recipient).  Patiently awaited the arrival of this mysterious package.  Invited my sister over the day that I opened it up….so exciting!  Here are a few photos of my April gifts.  Lindsey sent me some pretty healthy snacks!

Great assortment of sweet and savory. Chocolate granola which I have yet to try, peanut butter fudge which I immediately downed, irish oats, justin's and....

Produce bags and pepper jelly! The bags are an awesome idea and that pepper jelly...well that will come to very good use this weekend. We're hosting a cinco de mayo party and I'm thinking of making a pepper jelly dip with either creme fraiche or cream cheese.

I also got a pretty great recipe from Lindsey.  So cute.

Lindsey’s Oatmeal Recipe:

1/3 cup rolled oats

2/3 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 scoop fresh cinnamon roll protein powder
1 tbsp psyllium
1 tbsp ground flaxseed
1/2 cup nonfat, plain greek yogurt
1/2 packet stevia
1 tbsp fresh ground almond butter
fresh fruit
Stir it all up, stick it in the refrigerator, and let it sit overnight. In the morning, just take it out and eat it. It’s so so good!! You’ll have to give it a shot! 🙂
few more pictures of my goodies:

Nice idea! Can't wait to use them on Friday when I go to the market.

this was gone in minutes. sending something to a chubby chick is a happy disaster. 🙂


Can’t wait to find out who my May foodiePenpals will be 🙂


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