It’s time again to showcase the amazing box I got this month. I switched from Foodie Penpals to Vegan Food Swap to avoid issues with my dairy allergy, and I think it was a great choice!
“What is Vegan Food Swap?” you ask. It’s very similar to Foodie Penpals, but all goodies must be vegan. It was started by Cat over at The Verdant Life. Check out some of the details below and get involved.
Back to my box, half of the goodies from my box are already gone, and I can’t wait to try the rest. Check it out.
1) Izze Sparkling Pomegranate – I gave up soda a few months ago, but I think I’ll make an exception for this!
2) Endangered Species Chocolate (Dark Chocolate with Cranberries and Almonds) – Yum! That’s all.
3) Panda All Natural Soft Licorice – I’m not a big licorice fan, but I can share the wealth.
4) Chia Seed Chips – These were so yummy. I gobbled them up in two servings with some hummus.
5) Homemade Granola – I’ve been enjoying this mixed with plain yogurt and pumpkin butter. Yum!
6) Tazo Passion Tea – This is my all time favorite tea! I was so excited to see this in the box, especially with the cold weather creeping in.
7) Soy Dream Soy Milk – This little box is so cute! I might have to bring it to work one day to mix with some oatmeal or some of that homemade granola.
8) Recipes – Erin also wrote out 3 recipes that sound incredible. One of them is for pumpkin gnocchi, which I just tested out myself. I’ll definitely have to try her version as well as the sweet potato, black bean quesadilla and the spinach, artichoke quiche (all some of my favorite flavors!). I have a feeling you’ll be seeing some of those featured sometime soon!
Thanks for all the great goodies Erin!
Here are all the details, and you can get involved here.
How It Works:
1. The Vegan Food Swap is open to bloggers and non-bloggers alike. Sign up by completing the form at the bottom of this page. (Sign up by October 5, 2012 to swap in October!)
2. On/about the 5th of the month, you’ll receive an e-mail from me asking you to confirm your participation within 48 hours. This step helps ensure that everyone who signs up is serious about participating.
3. On/about the 7th of the month, you’ll receive an e-mail containing list of Vegan Food Swap matches. You’ll need to contact them to get their mailing address and any food specifics (allergies, gluten-free, etc.)
4. Collect items that you’ve purchased or made and box them up. Let’s keep the spending limit under $20.
5. Include a handwritten note to your match. You can explain why you chose certain items, offer suggestions on pairings, or include a recipe. 6.
By the shipping deadline (usually around the 15th), ship your package to your Vegan Food Swap match. (Consider using USPS Priority Flat Rate boxes!)
7. On the last day of the month, post an entry on your blog about what you received, and be sure to include a shout-out to the person who sent you the box! (Non-bloggers can write a guest post for the person who sent the box, if both people agree.)