Monday, July 30, 2012

July Foodie PenPal: Coincidental

The Lean Green Bean
My July Foodie PenPal was Lindsay from Live. Love. Nutrition. and did she know me well!

I love all these nut butters. See how I already ate a little of each one. I do that, all the time. Variation is not a good idea for me.

Local-ish granola, Ola! Granola from Connecticut.

I made The Lean Green Bean's Chocolate Dipped Frozen Yogurt Bites with the granola and Chobani peach. Note: Chobani freezes better than Fage.

I've never had this peanut butter.

And of course, a note, on notebook paper. I do that all the time too!

And guess who Lindsay just met who I didn't see but came to the Fair: Robert Irvine! What a coincidence!

If you're interested in Foodie PenPals...
-On the 5th of every month, you will receive your penpal pairing via email. It will be your responsibility to contact your penpal and get their mailing address and any other information you might need like allergies or dietary restrictions.
-You will 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! The spending limit is $15. The box must also include something written. This can be anything from a note explaining what’s in the box, to a fun recipe…use your imagination!
-You are responsible for figuring out the best way to ship your items depending on their size and how fragile they are. (Don’t forget about flat rate boxes!)
-Foodie Penpals is open to blog readers as well as bloggers. If you’re a reader and you get paired with a blogger, you are to write a short guest post for your penpal to post on their blog about what you received. If two readers are paired together, neither needs to worry about writing a post for that month.
-Foodie Penpals is open to US & Canadian residents. Please note, Canadian Residents will be paired with other Canadians only. We’ve determined things might get too slow and backed up if we’re trying to send foods through customs across the border from US to Canada and vice versa.

If you’re interested in participating for August, please CLICK HERE to fill out the participation form and read the terms and conditions.

You must submit your information by August 4th as pairings will be emailed on August 5th! You will receive a confirmation email from me within 24 hours if you sign up. IF YOU DON’T GET ONE, send me an email!

Have you ever watched "Restaurant Impossible?" I haven't because I don't have cable. I've only ever seen shows with Gordon Ramsay.


  1. i get that pb from TJ's too except i get the unsalted kind! yummm. and yay for cubes!

    1. The cubes are such a great snack. This is my 2nd batch. It's a good sweet treat.

  2. I watched one episode of Restaurant Impossible because they revamped a place near to my house. It was *intense*.

    1. Have you been the restaurant they revamped?

  3. Those look like delicious treats! And Restaurant Impossible is pretty intense, I always feel bad for the people on it :/

  4. Fun basket! I've been dying to try the chocolate peanut butter from that company. How was it??

    1. I like it though my favorite is their Bee's Knees and White Chocolate Wonderful. It's much better than any other brand with chocolate-y peanut butter.

  5. What a great package. I love what you did with the granola, the cubes look delish. I'm also loving the variety of nut butters too. I don't think we get them over here.

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