Foodie Penpals

This month, I took part in my first Foodie Penpals experience.  Why did I do it? Well, not only is it AWESOME, but I feel as though my little small town does not have much variety and I get really jealous of some of the things I see in the blog world!

For those of you who don’t know, the lovely Lindsay at The Lean Green Bean started a monthly exchange for bloggers and non-bloggers to exchange food and food related items to others throughout the country.  Each participant spends about 15 dollars to pull together a hodge podge of goodies to send.  Check out her blog for more information. It was like Christmas when I came home from spring break with a package waiting for me. Smile


Here’s what I got in my amazing box for the lovely Sarah.


Vegan chocolate chip cookies!! I told her that I was currently vegan, and she definitely took it into consideration! Now I NEED to go back to DC soon and check out this awesome bakery! Smile



Love love love pistachios!


These were enjoyed subbing one day!



Pretty excited to try this!!


Anyone have any good lentil recipes? Winking smile


And to top it off, she sent a cute little magnetic notepad! Love it!!!

I sent my box to Maureen at Organically Mo.

I will let her talk about what she received, but I did send her some granola! Here’s the recipe:

Peanut Butter Cinnamon Granola


  • 1/2 c Peanut butter
  • 1 c brown sugar
  • 1/4 c water
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 2 Tbsp Cinnamon (Reduce this if you don’t like alot of cinnamon, 1 Tbsp will likely suffice but I happen to love cinnamon)
  • 4 c old-fashioned oats


  1. Combine and melt peanut butter, brown sugar & water on the stove
  2. Add the vanilla and cinnamon to the mixture
  3. Stir in oats until all combined
  4. Spread mixture onto a parchment lined cookie sheet
  5. Bake at 375 for 10-15 minutes
  6. Enjoy

Well, it’s off to NYC for me (with a pit-stop in DC for the night!!!)

What are your weekend plans? Anything exciting??



Filed under Food, Foodie Penpals, Recipes

22 responses to “Foodie Penpals

  1. That’s such a neat idea to have an exchange like that. How fun!

  2. What a great package you received!! I am intrigued by that lemon dill dip, yum 🙂
    I have not tried it yet, but I do home to make a lentil loaf one day! Also lentils in soup is always glorious

  3. Every month I mean to sign up for this & then I forget! haha Maybe April will be the month! 🙂

  4. How cool is that? I must do this!! 😀

  5. yummm i was just telling maureen how amazing that granola sounded!!!

  6. lindsAy

    it looks like you got some great stuff! i’m not a vegan but those cookies look pretty amazing…

  7. you have been nominated for a versatile blogger award. go to for details

  8. Vegan chocolate chip cookies…best dessert ever 🙂 I just found your blog through Lindsay’s page…I used to be a swimmer too, but had to stop due to injury- don’t you miss it like crazy?!

  9. fairyhealthylife

    Great package, I’ve seen those cookies but didn’t try them. Now I think I will. I think I’ll also try that recipe. I love cinnamon too!

  10. what a great idea!!!!
    plans for this weekend: work ALLL weekend. Maybe workout before work on sunday…. and get a blog in. We will see! haha

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