Monday, February 3, 2014

January FPP Reveal!

**Once again I hit "save" instead of "publish" so here is my post from Friday - the exciting FPP reveal post!!

After missing the deadline for November and no FPP in December, I was excited to join in again for January! I was matched with Claire this month, and once again it was fun to send things to the same person sending things to me.

Claire shared some of her Naturebox goodies with me! She sent some dried fruit (peaches) and some of the Peanut Butter Nom Noms (and, oh, where they nom-nomy!). I have been considering signing up for Naturebox for a while so it was really nice to be able to sample some of their goodies! I'm definitely thinking more about it!

Something new that I have heard of but never really tried (and still haven't, as I am looking for a good recipe to use it in) is tahini. This particular kind is tahini with honey. That sweet component is making my Pinterest recipe search a little more challenging than finding regular tahini recipes, but I've found some good ones! I just need to narrow it down and decide which to try first. I found a cookie recipe that looks really good, so I think that when I take time to bake next I will use the tahini. Claire shared with me that she likes it on some bread or even on fruit, so those are some good options too!

She also sent a couple goodies for when those sweet cravings hit! She sent some pomegranate candies which I have not tried yet, but they look yummy! She also sent this awesome hot chocolate that I probably could have polished off in a day, however that would be insane. Seriously though, it was THAT good. The flavor? Salted Caramel. One of my favs!!  It's the perfect treat, especially on these cold Winter evenings after shoveling! She picked up both at World Market.

Luckily World Market isn't too close otherwise I'm sure it would be on my list of places-to-visit-and-spend-far-too-much-money.  The closest location is about an hour to hour-and-a-half from where I live. I'm not down there frequently, but will plan a stop at World Market next time I am down that way! I didn't even know I had any that nearby (and honestly only heard about World Market in the last few months) so now I am excited for a new shopping adventure! In looking at their website, it reminds me a bit of HomeGoods. Dangerous. Just dangerous!!

I was super happy with my package this month and had a fun time exchanging with Claire! Please take a moment to check out her blog (which I am now following), Intuitive Appetite.  She is studying to be a Registered Dietitian and has posted some great recipes (some of which I really need to try!).

FPP is a program in which you are matched with someone to participate in a food swap. There's a spending limit of $15. You are to contact the person you're matched with to find out about allergies and diet restrictions. Then you pack up a box of food items within the guidelines they've given you. You must register by the fourth; matches go out the fifth; and you mail your box by the fifteenth.  If you have a blog, you're to post about it at the end of the month. As always, for more information or to participate in FPP, please visit The Lean Green Bean!

Have a great weekend!

XOXO

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