First Vegan Swap of 2013! #VeganFoodSwap
Normally this would be a big reveal post of what I received from last months swap – but my partner let me know she’d be sending the package out a bit late (so I haven’t gotten it yet!) But I will update this when I have it.
Laurie sent me a bunch of great stuff, and a nice blend of homemade and store bought.
What could be in here?
She made two different types of cookies – one a heart shaped sugar cookie (made with avocados instead of margarine!), and several (homemade) oatmeal raisin cookies.
And a taste of Victoria – Vancouver Island Salt Co. Which I haven’t tried yet – but it will likely be a part of my kimchi experiments in the coming weeks.
Another item was a delicious fig and fennel Theo Chocolate bar from Seattle.
I was also really excited about the stamps she used. I haven’t seen a giant whale stamp in a very long time (other than having it in my stamp collection that is… have I mentioned I really like mail?)
For those that swapped in February 2013 – please feel free to add your Vegan Food Swap post below:
How It Works:
1. Sign up!
2. On/around 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 $15 Canadian. This does not include shipping. Look into flat rate shipping options or let me know if you want someone closer to your area and I will try to accommodate.
4. Please include a written or typed note in your package.
5. By the 15th of the month, ship your package to your Vegan Food Swap match.
6. Please let your partner know you received the package.
7. Around the end of the month, post an entry on your blog about what you received, and be sure to include a shout-out (and a link back) to the person who sent you the box! Please also include a link to the sign up page!
8. This is a vegan food swap. Please read labels, please be considerate – do not send milk, meat, eggs, honey, wool, silk, leather, or other animal ingredients to your swap buddy. There are lots of other food swaps out there, this is meant as a vegan scavenger hunt. Find cool vegan things and share them with someone else (and all of us!)
9. Get creative. Cliff bars, fruit bars, and the like are cool and all, but no matter where you live there are lots of accidentally vegan, homemade, and other interesting local things you can send to your partner. Let me know if you need ideas.