Monday, July 1, 2013

June Foodie Pals

Posted by CheapRunnerMichelle

It's that time again...Foodie Penpal reveal day. To find out more on how the whole thing works - so to sign up for yourself head over to this gal's page.

So this month the lovely Deborah from Mississauga sent me box. First let's back up...when she first contacted me - she sent me a fun little "get-to-know-you" survey for me - how neat - and something I'm totally going to steal use myself when I have to contact someone next!

Box arrived and it was actually a really fantastic day at the mail arrived AND my monthly women's running magazine - what a score

Deborah made us some homemade cheddar shortbread - which we immediately open to taste - Cooke family approved. She also made us some homemade Kale chips. I've never had kale before - so I didn't really know what to expect...I wouldn't replace my regular chips for kale chips, but they were surprising better than I would have expected

She also was super kind and included some "Scottish" goodies for the kids...I think their treats lasted all of 30 seconds before they were devoured

The rest of the box was filled with these treats

We haven't had a chance to try everything, but we did eat the chilli orange chocolate - tastes like a bitter dark chocolate with slight orange aftertaste, we also tried the spicy nuts - mouth was on fire after the first bite, but they were super yummy - and I would definitely get these again! I am really looking forward to trying the asparagus sauce - hopefully we'll get around to using it this weekend!

A big thank-you to Deborah for the June box she sent me. I really enjoyed the fact that she sent me all "new to me" food items to try...that's what's so fun about participating...getting to try all kinds of new foods - some that I have never even heard of before


Happy Canada Day to all of our Canadian peeps - hope you are all having a fab weekend

CRMike picking up women on our Saturday Beach Walk

We had a great time hosting the June #plankaday Challenge, so we decided to team up with the Chick again to host a July Wall Squat Challenge! CRMike is showing you how it's done if you aren't sure -- just hold the wall squat as long as you can each day and post your times/pics/etc to Instagram and/or Twitter. Lets use the #sittogetfit hashtag to track them all.

CRMike showing off the July Challenge -- Wall Squats!

Great Form

What's your fav kind of food?

Pasta - I could eat it everyday

Fav drink?

McDonald's dt.coke and SB Iced Passion Tea Lemonade



  1. Sugar Coated SheridanJuly 1, 2013 at 10:39 AM

    Looks like a great box! I love Foodie Penpals!

  2. Awww, I'm so glad you enjoyed the box. I had so much fun putting it together! Hopefully we'll be matched up again sometime in the future. Happy Canada Day! :)