Everyone seemed to have a pen pal when they were younger. Not to be woes me, but I remember writing a letter and not getting one in return. Now I get to make up for lost time. This time around, I received a wonderful package from Richgail at ASTIG Vegan.
Even though she is vegan, it didn’t stop her from putting together some great goodies, which included mangoes, flax seeds, chocolate hazelnut milk (made with hazelnuts, not dairy!), roasted peanuts and even a homemade Filipino dessert, yema. She also included some planting seeds, which I plan to take to our community garden, here in Hoboken. I use flax seeds regularly, but I am going to have to make something with flax seeds and post it here soon. **Major apologies for no pics of this major goodies, I had a meltdown with my memory card. Thankfully, it is fixed but I missed out on these pictures!**
What I love the most about this project is getting to see what other people eat as their “every day snacks.” We all have preferred nibbles but it is great to see what other people eat and then incorporate those snacks into our routines.
Are you interested in participating in Foodie Penpals with us? Please see information below:
-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. So, I’m going to keep two separate lists and match US w/ US and Canada w/ Canada!
If you’re interested in participating for April, please CLICK HERE to fill out the participation form and read the terms and conditions.
You must submit your information by April 4th as pairings will be emailed on April 5th