Foodie Pen Pals January!!!

Today is the day!  Yahoo!!! Time to show off what my amazing foodie pen pal sent me this month 🙂

My FPP, Candace,  was a newbie this month and she did a fantastic job 🙂

The day the package arrived was a super long day for me away from my house.  When I walked in the front door I was so excited to see it I almost forgot to give my hubby a hug!
As soon as I opened the box and saw this I knew it was going to be great 🙂

First there was a super sweet note explaining all the contents and why Candace picked each item!


Reading over the note made me mouth water!  Since it had been a long day and I still had to make dinner I dug into these amazing snax right away!  They have a great flavor and you can tell they are healthy, but I thought they were delicious!

IMG_6024  We also dug into these awesome treats!  I shared half with the hubby.  Yum!  I got these before from a FPP and they rock!!


I am not sure why this pic won’t turn the right way..haha opps, but no matter what direction it is this stuff is amazing!  I love cashews and have attempted to make my own cashew butter a while back, but it is not easy to transport.  This little pack was just the size I needed to take on my recent trip to Chicago.  I ate it with an apple while I waited for my delayed plane.  IMG_6023

I have not tried this tea yet, but it smells amazing!  I put it in my tea cupboard but I keep forgetting to try some.  (I just put a note in my phone to have some tonight!)


On Monday night this week I was able to make the quinoa spaghetti! It was so yummy!  I made some homemade sauce filled with colorful veggies (red & yellow peppers and spinach).  IMG_6022     IMG_6618 IMG_6624 IMG_6622

Along with a great salad made from many treats found at the Farmers Market, it was a super healthy and filling meal!!!IMG_6627

Thank you again Candace for everything!!!!

If becoming a foodie pen pal sounds like something you would like to try, head on over to check out Lindsay’s blog.  She is the founder and creator and does a great job keeping up with it every month!  Thank you Lindsay for all your hard work!!!

Here is more specific information:

Here’s a detailed explanation of the program:

-On the 5th of the 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 treatsThe spending limit is $15The 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 can choose 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 & UK 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 in the UK, please contact Carol Anne from This Is Rock Salt at to get involved!

If you want to sign up for February, click HERE!

Have a happy and healthy day!


By Pink and Purple Lemonade

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