As everyone knows, getting a parcel is good. Getting two parcels is better – and getting a parcel with excitingly-unknown contents is the best yet!
I had all three today 🙂
First, because it’s the less exciting one:
Weird to think that the first time I ordered a pot of nutritional yeast, I wondered whether I’d get through it all – now, I order two at once so I don’t run out!
But THE parcel, the exciting parcel, the parcel with delicious contents….
It was from Liz at I Heart Vegetables, my food swap partner!
I don’t know if she’s just amazingly clever and intuitive, I think she must be, because not only does this lot look like my ideal parcel, it also contained this:
I think Liz must also be psychic because almond butter was the first nut butter I found and fell in love with – it’s only because of that that I tried and loved pb, cashew and the rest. And, this morning, before the parcel came, I suddenly realised I hadn’t had almond butter for ages because my pigging of coconut butter has pushed it aside.
So I made a mashed banana/oat microwave cake and topped it with almond butter sauce:
It was delicious. And to make almond butter sauce, I’ve always mixed it with milk and a drizzle of maple syrup because I think maple/almond butter rocks… Liz must have known this was the one I wanted to try most!
I’m also looking forward to trying the Amazing Grass; I tasted some in Whole Foods, ages ago, but was too mean to shell out the £30-odd they were asking… the bars (banana/flax/date and a dark chcocolate raw brownie one) look out of this world! Thank you so much Liz and also huge thanks to Jemma, from Celery and Cupcakes, who organised the swap.
I think it’s such a great idea, not just because everyone ends up trying new deliciousness but, and I know this sounds cheesy, because of the “meeting” people bit. I loved thinking of what to send Liz – and I definitely loved getting this parcel!
Thank you both very much 🙂