foodie pen pals: March

by Laura on March 30, 2012

in blogging

It’s that time of the month again – Foodie Pen Pal day!

The Lean Green Bean

I honestly can’t believe I’ve been doing this for 7 months now! I was one of the first participants and I’m still loving the program and ALL the friends I’ve made through it. I say this every month, but I URGE people to join this program if you’re looking to make new blogging friends and develop relationships with the “smaller” bloggers. Even if you don’t blog and just read – you can join too!

If you want to see my other packages, here’s September, October, November, December, January and February here.

In case you don’t know what Foodie Pen Pals is, here’s a quick overview:

The Foodie Pen Pals is a pretty simple concept. We all signed up to receive a pen pal and we were supposed to send them a package of food, costing only $15. Homemade treats can also be sent! The purpose is to expose fellow bloggers (and readers!) to new foods and all share our love of food! If you want a little more detail, check out founder Lindsay’s post to read the details.

If you want to sign up for the November swap, just email Lindsay at and include the following information:

-Your full name
-Your email address
-Your blog name/address
-Your twitter handle (if applicable)

She needs your email by April 4th as pairings will be emailed on April 5th!

This month I sent my package to Jill from Eating as a Path to Yoga. She is SUCH a sweetie and we’ve been emailing back and forth all month! Definitely go check out her blog so you can see what I sent her!

My package was from Kasey from PowerCakes. She is such a cutie and I love following her on twitter, so I was really excited to receive her package!

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She sent me gluten free crackers, raw onion rings, cacoa butter and an oat bar.

These crackers are really pretty good for gluten free crackers! I’ve been eating them with cream cheese for a snack. MMMMM. Sadly, the raw onion rings tasted nothing like onion rings and weren’t something I snacked on much. But it was really awesome to try something new, so thanks Kasey for sending them!

I’m saving the bar for a morning when I don’t have time to grab breakfast and haven’t decided how to use the butter yet. Anyone have any ideas there?

Thank you SO much Kasey for the package!

And sadly, every other month I’ve shared links to everyone else in the program – but I’m not going to this month. We’ve got OVER 300 people now and it’s just too much work and I don’t have enough time (In fact, I should be studying now!). Hopefully once life calms down a little, I’ll be able to post everyone’s links again. Sorry everyone!

What would you have sent your pen pal if you participated? Any ideas for foods to send to my future pen pals?

{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Lindsay @ The Lean Green Bean March 30, 2012 at 1:56 pm

oooh that oat bar sounds good!!


2 Laura March 30, 2012 at 1:57 pm

I’ll let you know how it is when I try it! It’s really dense, but soft when you press into it.


3 Eating as a Path to Yoga March 30, 2012 at 2:54 pm

Thanks for helping me out my first time around!!! Until next month!


4 PowerCakes™ March 30, 2012 at 3:08 pm

YAYY!! so glad you liked everything!! :]


5 Nicole Rodriguez (@Nicole2112) March 30, 2012 at 4:00 pm

Girl – I got one of those oat bars this month too and I loved mine! Mine was peanut butter but the cranberry orange looks yummy too!

Wow, 7 months – you are an old timer. :)


6 Brittnye March 30, 2012 at 6:50 pm

cranberry orange sounds super yummy.

Hi by the way. ;)


7 Laura March 30, 2012 at 6:57 pm

Hi! :)


8 Angie Tanner March 31, 2012 at 8:43 am

They have just started a UK one and I am so excited! I have signed up for next month :)


9 Diana @ VeggieNextDoor March 31, 2012 at 9:25 am

Oh wow – those Onion Rings sound so intriguing! I wonder if you could use them in a different way, like as a baked potato topper?


10 Michelle March 31, 2012 at 12:05 pm

I have been reading these posts for a while and wanting to join up… so this time I am!


11 Carol Anne @ Rock Salt April 2, 2012 at 2:11 pm

Wow – I can’t believe you used to put in everyone’s links! I’ve been sending people over to Lindsay’s linky post, that was good enough for me ;) Your parcel looks lovely, really thoughtful.


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