July 2013 Foodie Penpal Reveal

I got my box this month from Texas! I was excited to see what’s inside :


Goodies from Trader Joe’s!


 Excited to try the ravioli this week!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI love caramel. yummy chewy goodness 🙂


chips and salsa – perfect for movie night at home 🙂


This is different from the banana chips I’ve tried before. it’s salty not sweet. Perfect for a snack. Been munching on this all week


I love pesto! I use this for pasta or mix it with grilled chicken breast


I’ve been munching on these granola bars. I think I only have 2 left 🙂


Thanks Jennifer for putting together a nice box. Loved the goodies you send! 😀


And now it’s time for some details about Foodie Penpals.  In case you’re a new reader, here’s a reminder of what the program is all about:

-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 is open to US, Canadian & European residents.  Please note, Canadian Residents will be paired with other Canadians only. Same with Europeans. 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. 

Check out the Lean Green Bean website for more information on how to join.

I can not wait until next month for another foodie pen pal reveal 🙂




I love reading blogs especially about food and travel. Wanted to create my blog for several years now but I’ve procrastinated and thought : “will I have time for this?”, “what will I write about?”, “will I do it properly?” until finally, just a few minutes ago, I created it! When it was time to enter the title..and the tagline..oh, I haven’t thought of that yet!


I’m a Facebook addict. I always update my status/page, I (almost) always post  pictures of food I ate,  food I cooked, food I craved or food I found interesting and wanted to try. I have this album in Facebook called “A Day in the Life” which is like a picture diary where I post pictures then put a date and description on the caption. Started this years ago and I’m already on album 4 since FB only allowed 200 pictures on each album back then so it’s entitled “A Day in the Life Album 4”. 

 I would have named this blog “The Foodie Diaries” but I thought, hey, why not that album name since most of my friends have seen them. Sometimes they even ask : “When will I become part of this album?”  😀

This is my first post. Hope you’ll find this site informative and interesting in the weeks and months to come 🙂

Have a wonderful day!