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Friday, August 31, 2012

Madam Swaps-a-Lot

I'm quite proud of myself. I participated in TWO snail mail food swaps in August, AND I sent out my packages BEFORE the shipping deadline, and now I'm posting about the packages I received BEFORE the end of the month! Sometimes I astound myself.

First up: The vegan food swap via The Verdant Life. I received a package from Denise from A Family of Foodies.

After reading Denise's lovely letter, I dove into the bulging Trader Joe's bag.

Denise sent a nice variety of goodies! I plan to share the candies with some of my kiddos at work. I'm going to follow Denise's suggestions and use the Tajin spice mix on jicama and cucumbers with lime juice. (Gosh, that sounds good.) She also suggested crushing the Sea Tangle and adding it to chickpea (not-tuna) salad. I've never added seaweed to chickpea salad before, but I've been known to be a bit adventurous. The tea is a welcome addition to my tea stash. I love all things chai! And any and all vegan bars are super appreciated, as they are great to eat on the go.


Next up, I received a "breakfast box" from Martha via the Lean Green Bean's Foodie Pen Pals swap!

Martha said she was thrown for a "minor loop" when she learned that I'm gluten-free and vegan. She said she read on my blog that I missed breakfast during every single day of Vegetarian Summerfest (an early riser, I am not), so she sent me a box of breakfast goodies!

More tea for my tea stash (there's no such thing as too much tea), gluten-free pancake/waffle mix, coconut milk, date paste, and raspberry syrup. This pretty much means that I need to have a brunch party soon.


If you're interested in participating in any of these swaps, be sure to check out their respective links up above. Happy swapping!


  1. Looks like you got some wonderful treats to enjoy. I did the Foodie Pen Pals as well and had a great time putting together a box of goodies. Can't wait for the next month.

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