Hello my fellow foodies!
Thank you all for your words of congrats and encouragement on my move to a self-hosted blog! It was daunting and frustrating and I'm still trying to figure out some bugs, but overall I'm really happy with it. I can't wait to play around with the design at some point!
Now, I know I owe you all a recipe and don’t worry- one is coming ;) But first, I’m a little late on revealing a couple foodie swaps I participated in last month! I just have to write this post now because the lovely ladies who sent me my packages put together a stellar bunch of goodies.
First off, the Foodie Pen Pal Swap!
For this swap I sent my package to Daneen @ Runner and a Foodie. So pop on over there to see what I sent her!
I got my package from Devon @ deli-cute-essen. She did a phenomenal job picking out treats for me that were all vegan and gluten-free.
she certainly lived up to her blog’s name with this wrapping!
In my goodie box were:
Some Mary’s Crackers Ginger Snap Cookies- I’ve always wanted to try these and I really enjoyed them. Cookies you can feel good about eating :)
Prana Maple Almonds- she warned me these were addictive and holy man, were they ever. I just kept going back!
Santa Cruz Organic Root Beet- I don’t drink soda, like ever, but this root beer was amazing and all organic! It was even clear in colour, so none of that artificial colouring. It was such a nice treat.
Some organic vegetarian sour gummies- sour keys were one of my favourite candies as a kid
Chime’s Ginger Chews in the original and mint flavour- I love the peanut butter ones, so trying these flavours was great! They really help with indigestion!
WiTEAy Wiz Tea- this was from a local shop in Montreal and was a chamomile, sage, nettle, peppermint, lemonbalm and rosemary tea. It is so soothing! I’ll have to find something similar here because I love it.
Thanks so much Devon!
If you’d like to participate in the Foodie Pen Pal program, go to The Lean Green Blog for full info and sign-up sheet!
And now for the Vegan Food Swap, Canadian Edition
I received my package from Sarina @ Earthgiven. I have been following her blog for a while so I was really excited to see what she would send me. She certainly did not disappoint!
In the package was
golden pea soup mix- literally all that was in here was peas and spices and it was so easy to make. Made for a very quick and comforting dinner!
3 different teas: organic golden green, rooibos chai and three mint. All 3 of these were consumed in the first 2 days after receiving it- I love tea!
Herbamere Original seasoning. I had actually never tried these before! I loved it, added so much flavour to my dishes. I think I’ll become a regular purchaser of this.
Live on Chocolate Raw Caramel chocolate bar- this was so decadent and rich- you just can’t beat raw, vegan caramel! Plus it was a local product to her and I love getting to try those.
homemade raw nacho crackers- these were delicious and made a great snack with some raw hummus. Here's the link to her recipe if you want to make some for yourself!
Vega One in Vanilla Chai- I never tried this flavour so it was fun to give it a go. I can never quite tolerate a full serving of Vega in my smoothies so I divided it into 2 smoothies and it added some great flavour and nutrition!
Thanks so much Sarina! I just loved everything.
If you want to participate in the Vegan Food Swap next month, head over to MeShell in Your City for info and sign-up!
Make sure to come back tomorrow for round 2 of Healthy Vegan Fridays! Check out the details here and last week’s blog party here. The first was such a success so I can only hope this will continue to grow.
I promise the next post after HVF will be a recipe, cross my heart.
See you all tomorrow!