Foodie Pen Pals-November

This month I was paired with Patty and she sent me a lovely package of Asian-inspired goodies.  I was pretty excited, because I like Asian food, and there were a ton of things in this box that I had never even seen before.

The blue/purple bag is dried ‘tow-fu.’  I haven’t tried it yet, but it looks really interesting.  The small can is fried gluten with peanuts.  Patty suggests that I try it with rice.  I am saving this for one of those days when I need a really quick meal.  The other bag is wheat crackers (kinda like strips of ramen noodles).  These are really good.  They are crunchy and have a bit of a soy sauce/salty flavor.  And my toddler loves them!  The last can is something called Laver Floss.  I haven’t tried this yet, but I was given many options on how it should be eaten (between toast, on rice or pasta or made into a sandwich with egg, lettuce and tomato).  I am looking forward to trying this, party because the name is so strange.

This picture shows the absolutely delicious sesame seed brittle.  These were probably my favorite part of the box.  They were crispy and sweet and I could have easily eaten all of them in one sitting.  I also loved the prickly pear honey.  I have used it in my tea for a little added bit of flavor.  It is thinner than typical honey, so it doesn’t work as well on toast, but it is perfect for tea.  The SoySteak was something I had never seen before.  It was very similar to jerky.  I liked the peppered flavor, but it is kinda ‘meaty’ for this vegetarian. 

All in all, another wonderful box of goodies.  I am probably going to take December off.  There is so much going on already, that I don’t need to add one more project to the mix.  But, I’ll be back after the holidays.

Don’t you want to join in the fun?  Head on over to The Lean Green Bean and sign up!

Now, don’t you wanna join in the fun?! Here are the Foodie Penpals details:

-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 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.


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