There are few things in life that get me as excited as a new jar of some kind of exotic spice, a bag of organic coffee, or something as special as black truffle oil...I have a mild obsession with food. But before you judge me and label me as a total weirdo/fatty, hear me out...
My reason for loving food is not because I just have insane cravings to eat ALL THE TIME. No, I love food because of the mystery of it all. Thousands of flavor combinations, textures, colors, and varieties are out there to be tried. These are all things that come from the Earth, which our Heavenly Father created (with his voice). Food fascinates me, and it really brings me to worship.
Now feel free to judge me and label my as a psycho now, but it is true. The complex flavor of curry married with coconut, lime, cilantro and chicken moves me y'all. I am amazed that the Lord gifted so many wonderful things for us to eat and enjoy. We get to use our own creativity and come up with whatever we can dream in our kitchens with the elements the Lord placed here on earth.
That. is. amazing.
So I am not a foodie for the sake of being snobby about food. I am a foodie because food is just plain amazing!
For Christmas my little brother gave me an amazing box of goodies. Inside the box I found, wild berry honey, pink Himalayan salt, cinnamon sticks, rosemary and garlic spice rub, and black truffle oil. I squealed. I was so excited about this simple but thoughtful gift. Later I found myself in TJMaxx with some Christmas money and before I knew it I was checking out with a bag of gourmet organic espresso coffee (whole bean of course), roasted red peppers, whole lavender buds, Vietnamese cinnamon and sweet Spanish paprika...I was like a giddy 5 year old in a candy shop.
So this got my wheels so turning. I loved that sweet little food box from my brother, and I wanted to create some kind of way for other people to get to enjoy that happy feeling! So thus was born the fabulous foodie swap!
This is a simple food swap in which you will be paired with another participant, receive info on your partners likes and dislikes, and then send them goodies right to their door. The spending limit is $15, so it is affordable but still enough to really get some great items for your partner!
Here are all the important dates-
- Sign Ups are open
- Partners will be emailed out!
- Deadline for mailing out your goodies!
- Swap Link Up on Oh Simple Thoughts!
I hope you will join in on this fun little swap and help me spread the word! Feel free to use the graphic below on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and so on! Use #fabulousfoodieswap so we can all follow along!