This month I participated in Foodie Penpals, a fun monthly event that connects people from across the country and encourages them to share their favorite food products and home made treats. My foodie penpal in January was Jennifer of the blog A Hungry Runner. The treats I received from Jennifer were amazing!
Jennifer sent me:
RAW Gojiberry Granola Bars
Southern Style Quinoa Mix
Himalayan Pink Salt
Wow! I’m in love with my package of goodies! The RAW bars are all gone, as I’m pretty sure I ate them within a week. I’ve been using the salt in everything that I cook, too. Jennifer was right in her note that it adds a depth of flavor that other salts just can’t achieve. I have not used the chia seeds yet, but I can’t wait to! I plan on using them in smoothies when I get my hands on some great berries, and I might try out some nice oat muffin and bake the chia seeds in (keep your eyes out for a post!)
Does anyone have any great ideas for using chia seeds?
Now, I was absolutely in love with the quinoa mix. I don’t think I can get that brand in CA, but I was highly impressed by the flavor and the fact that it wasn’t over seasoned as many mixes can be. I’ve already looked on line to find out how I can order more! This box was paired with some simple sauteed shrimp and steamed green beans…delicious!
I highly recommend, if you are a foodie or have a food blog, that you sign up for this wonderful exchange! Just click on the link to Food Penpals and sign up before February 5th to be included in next month’s round.