April Foodie Penpals

Last day of the month means an April Foodie Penpal post!

Miranda at Miranda’s Munchies had me for as her April Foodie Penpal. She managed to put together a great package while preparing to move from Alberta to Ontario! Hope the move went well!

This is what she sent me: Miranda’s Oatmeal Recipe (delish, by the way).

Ingredients provided:

  • Gold Top Organics Whole Brown Flax Seed (love flax seed)
  • Westpoint Naturals Large Oat Flakes
  • 2 packages of California Fruit and Nut Mix (Dried Bananas, coconut, raisins, pineapple, papaya etc
  • Organic MacaSure chocolate “Sinfully good for you” bar – 70% Cocoa by Sequel

Miranda’s Oatmeal Recipe:

1/4 cup Oats

2 tbsp ground flax

1/2 cup almond milk (my husbands new favourite)

Dried nuts

Dried fruit

Chocolate ( in pieces)

Almond butter (no necessary with dried nuts)

Directions: Combined the first 4 ingredients in a pot and cook for 10 minutes. Then serve with the toppings!

It was delicious – but I forgot to take a picture of the final product – whoops!¬†I’ve always wanted to try over-night oats since I started blogging …. looks like you’ll be seeing another blog post about Oatmeal ūüôā


This month I had Sharana at Living the Sweet Life – check out her blog, especially if you love to bake! You can see also see what I sent her this month!

Are you interested in participating in Foodie Penpals – check out the details below for May!

The Lean Green Bean

More 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 Penplas is 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.¬†

If you’re interested in participating for May, please CLICK HERE to fill out the participation form and read the terms and conditions.

You must submit your information by May 4th as pairings will be emailed on May 5th!

*If you’re from somewhere besides the US, Canada or Europe and want to participate, send me an email and I’ll see if we get enough interest this month!