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Foodie Penpal Reveal!

Posted Jul 31 2012 10:45pm

It’s my second month participating in the Foodie Penpals program, and it’s time to reveal the goodies!

I was lucky to be linked up with Laurie at Love, Laugh, Laurie and she found all sorts of goodies from Milwaukee, Wisconsin! So let’s peek in the box…

Laurie picked out so many of my favorite treats. First up, Wisconsin-made Cranberry Pepper Crisps.  I was curious about this flavor combination, but wow.  Sweet and salty with a kick of heat at the end…  crunchy delicious-ness!

Another all-time favorite snack of mine: popcorn! Also local to Wisconsin, we were so impressed with how perfectly it popped on the stove top, light and airy… and, sadly, is also gone already.

Laurie sent both vanilla and cocoa powders local to Milwaukee and suggested using them in coffee.  Mmm.  I have never used vanilla as a powder, and can’t wait to start experimenting more with it.  (Ironically, the penpal that I sent my box to, Kate is also from WI and works at the Spice House!)

More awesome snacking.  Chipotle Cheddar is the best flavor I’ve tried yet… these didn’t last long.

Of course, a box isn’t complete without a little (WI-made) chocolate!  FYI, melted chocolate-covered nuts are still delicious.

And to top it off, Laurie made beer bread with Spotted Cow beer, the most famous Wisconsin craft beer, which we devoured in a few days:

You seriously spoiled us, Laurie.  Thank you so much!!

If you’re interested in participating for August, please click here to for more information.

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I’m doing double duty and linking up with Jenn at Peas and Crayons again, too!

Here’s a recap of yesterday in food:

This was a seriously snack-y day, partly due to subbing a spin class over the dinner hour.

[Breakfast: yogurt, kashi cereal, banana and chia; Snack: Several bites of L's pb and carrot spread ww pita; Lunch: Spinach, avocado and tomato salad with an Eggplant-Lentil burger and watermelon; Snacks: PB-kashi bar from freezer; banana with almond butter; apple and jalepeno cheddar; Late dinner: Fish and veggies with Charmoula sauce; Snack: 1/2 Probar + handful pistacios (unpictured)]

Finally, thanks to everyone who signed up for the 5 or 10 mile Virtual run! I’m exited to hear all your stories… if you missed the announcement, check it out here!

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