I received my box on an evening of one of my foodie events. I had to put up huge sticky notes so Gabe wouldn't touch anything.
When Sylvia asked what kinds of foods I enjoyed, I asked her to send me some of her favorite things. One thing I try to do with all of my Foodie Pen Pals is give them a recipe of something that I enjoy. I was very pleased to find that Sylvia did the same thing. She gave me a recipe for Pad See Ew, one of my favorite Thai dishes, coincidentally, one that I have never made at home. I also had all of the ingredients, except for the oyster sauce and rice noodles, which she sent! It's almost as if she knew what was in my pantry.
Fabiane's Almond Merengue cookies, a local bakery in NYC. A small argument actually broke out when I saw him popping these bad boys in his mouth like they were Oreo's. They were SO good. As most of you know, I am leaving for NYC tomorrow. Gabe has asked me a few times to stop by Fabiane's to bring some cookies home.
Another thing Sylvia did was get me addicted to Justin's Organic Peanut Butter Cups. These bad boys are SO good. She also sent me a pure organic bar, which was an excellent source of protein before one of my morning runs along with two of her favorite granola's. Unfortunately, I found one empty before I could try it (I am seriously going to get Gabe his own Foodie Pen Pal).
Sylvia did an amazing job and
both Gabe and I enjoyed everything she sent over.
As I mentioned above, I selected Lindsay Livingston. I had a brief panic attack knowing my box would be seen by the tons of readers that she has. I calmed down and had fun with her box and figured out the trick of shipping cookies from FL to Ohio (Foodsaver vacuum sealer). You can check out what I sent Lindsay here.
If you are interested in becoming a foodie pen pal (which I strongly encourage), contact Lindsay at the Lean Green Bean. Here is a link to the registration sheet.