I’ve got mail! Last month, I discovered that Cat DiStasio of The Verdant Life was organizing a Vegan Food Swap. It’s no secret that I am completely distracted by anything in a shiny package and I love to try new products. This was a perfect opportunity to give and receive a box of goodies with another plant-based foodie from around the country. Here are the guidelines for the swap as listed on Cat’s blog:
How It Works:
1. Sign up by completing the form at the bottom of this page. (Sign up by May 4, 2012!)
2. On/about the 7th of the month, you’ll receive an e-mail from me containing the name and e-mail address of your Vegan Food Swap match. You’ll need to contact them to get their mailing address and any food specifics (allergies, gluten-free, etc.)
3. Collect items that you’ve purchased or made and box them up. Let’s keep the spending limit under $20.
4. Include a handwritten note to your match. You can explain why you chose certain items, offer suggestions on pairings, or include a recipe.
5. By the 15th of the month, ship your package to your Vegan Food Swap match. (Consider using USPS Priority Flat Rate boxes!)
6. On the last day of the month, post an entry on your blog about what you received, and be sure to include a shout-out to the person who sent you the box!
I’ll assume you want to participate every month. If you wish to opt-out for a month, or stop participating entirely, just drop me ane-mail.
Each participant is responsible for actually participating, unless you’ve opted out. If you fail to receive a box, please don’t be mad. Trust in karma.
* The Vegan Food Swap is open to residents of US and Canada. US residents will be matched with US recipients and Canadian residents with Canada recipients, for ease of shipping.
*If you live in another country and would like to host a swap, let me know!
Sarah of Gazing In was sent a care package of goodies I found while traveling in Oregon. This little piggy received these awesome goodies in a parcel from Karen of Seattle Veg Coach. Karen contacted me to inquire as to whether or not I had any food allergies or special preferences. I let her know that I was basically game for anything she wanted to send my way but had a special place in my heart for savory snacks…followed up with sweets for “taste balancing”. She did not disappoint!
- Mori Nu Silken Tofu
- Mori Nu Mates Chocolate Pudding Mix
- Keebler Graham Cracker Ready Crust
- Caketastrophe DingDillo
- Biscoff Spread
- Vegan Diets Organic White Chocolate Bar
- Natural Desserts Raspberry Jel Dessert
- Fantastic Foods Tofu Scrambler
- Stonewall’s Jerquee (Original Flavor)
- Companion Curry Cha’i Pow Yu (braised seitan tidbits)
- Gardenbar Japanese Savory snack
The seitan tidbits and the Gardenbar have me very intrigued.
The DingDillo was a little mangled due to the fact that I’m pretty sure the postman stomped on my box (the graham crust did not fair well either). As a kid, I never got to eat those devilish Hostess treats. My mom only bought us trail mix with carob, blech! This little piece of snack cake heaven was devoured in about three bites and all I can say is Om nom nom.
This morning I tried the Biscoff spread with banana slices on Dave’s Killer Bread. This trio was born to be eaten together.
Mahalo Karen for the amazing collection of treats!