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Happy One Year Heab-versary & special & RARE giveaway!


Heather of Heather Eats Almond Butter has been very humble about her one-year Blogversary. She's accomplished so much in such a short time and has helped so many people in the process. She has encouraged readers to experiment in the kitchen and find a healthier way of life. She's da bomb. But you all know that!

For the past week she has been celebrating by giving away goodies to her faithful followers. This is so-typically Heab - always thinking of others! As the festivities continue (can we also dub it 'Heabakah' like someone else we know?) , I was thinking of a way that I could celebrate a little bit too, and honor my friend.

So I decided to take a CUSTOM ORDER from the lovely Heather for four nut butters of her choice that I would make with my own loving hands. And I figured while I was at it, why not double the recipe and give one away to a lucky reader? I have never done a give-away before, so if I was to ever do one, this was a great opportunity.

Here are some nut options for her Heabness to choose from:
  • Organic Peanuts
  • Organic Almonds, roasted
  • Organic Almonds, raw
  • Emerald Cocoa Almonds (sorry, not organic)
  • Organic Brazil nuts
  • Roasted hazelnuts (again, not organic but man are these particular ones are yummy)
  • Organic cashews
  • Organic walnuts
  • Organic Sunflower seeds
Here are some blend-in thoughts:
  • Dark cocoa powder
  • Regular cocoa powder
  • Roasted carob powder
  • Raw carob powder
  • Spices: Cinnamon, Cardamom, Nutmeg, Cloves
  • Maca powder
  • Mesquite powder
  • Organic instant coffee powder
  • Chile powder: chipotle, regular
  • Extracts: vanilla, maple, banana, butter(?), mint, peppermint(?), coconut, pistacio, walnut, almond, chocolate
  • Sweetener of some kind: Stevia, agave, maple butter, maple syrup, swedish dark syrup (like molasses), maple sugar
  • Sugar Free Torani Syrups: peanut butter, ginger bread, peppermint, egg nog, Kahlua, etc (honestly, the list of choices here is long and rather embarrassing- if you are interested Heabs, I can give you the WHOLE list of options!)
Here are some thoughts for chunkage...(to be stirred in)
  • hunks of the nut used
  • hunks of a different nut
  • cacao nibs
  • chocolate or carob chips or other chips (Reese's, white chocolate, mint chocolate: think baking aisle)
  • coconut shreds
  • raisins
So you'll be at Heather's mercy- if she goes all crazy on us, you'll just have to suffer along...sigh. She can also pick some other random add-in that I overlooked. It's her party and she can fly if she wants to.

Now, if you win, you have to promise to wear a birthday party cone on your head every time you eat the nut butter! Even at the office or in the park! I can even supply it with the butters. Kidding of course. But you'll get brownie points if you do it anyway and post a photo of it and send it to Heabers :-)

Please leave a comment if you are interested to win, and a number will be picked randomly- either by a computer or some random family member who happens to be passing by. I could also crumple up 423 pieces of paper with a number on it and see which one Miss Samantha chooses to play with. However, that could get ridiculously chaotic.

Cut off is midnight pacific standard time on Wed. 12/9/09.

Good luck and most of all:

Happy Heab-versary my friend!

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VeggieGirl said...

This is SOOO fun! :)

elizabeth.speck said...

I love HEAB's blog and would love to sample one of the nut butters she picks (all your options sound absolutely fabulous!).

Graze With Me said...

What a fantastic and generous idea! I love Heather's blog and can't wait to see what she picks!

Great choices too. :)

Erika said...

Well, you already know I LOVE your nut butters! And what a nice friend you are to custom blend them for HEAB!

Elizabeth said...

Ooo! Totally interested & you're awesome!

traynharder23 said...

id like to try some cool nut butters!

sweet cheeks said...

what a GREAT idea! I love me some nut butter!

Heather McD (Heather Eats Almond Butter) said...

SERIOUSLY!?!? Oh my gosh, Deb, this is the nicest thing that has ever happened to me since I started blogging. YOU ARE THE BEST. Such an amazing friend!!!!

OK, my 4 picks are:
1. Organic Brazil Nut Butter with chunks of Brazil Nuts.
2. Raw organic almond butter. Straight up plain. :)
3. Roasted hazelnuts with hazelnut chunks, dark cocoa powder,cinnamon, cardamom, and stevia. Nutella & Spice.
4. Roasted organic sunflower seeds.

OK, I hope my requests don't kill your Vita-Mix.

Again, this is like the best giveaway ever, and I will totally wear a b-day hat myself when I eat the nut butters.

LOVE YOU!!!!

Emily said...

I would so love to win!!

e.estt[at]yahoo[dot]com

Food Makes Fun Fuel said...

This sounds awesome!

Clare said...

oh YUM! Those combinations sound mighty tasty! And thanks for such the generous give away )

Kate said...

yum! enter me please!

Becky said...

I love this! HEAB is great :)

Taylor's Thoughts said...

Ummm YUM! Any of those combos sound amazing!

Whit said...

Wow! What a great giveaway! All the combos sound so delicious! If I win, I would be so excited that I would wear a party hat for HEAB everytime I eat them!

Emma said...

I love HEAB! She is such a sweet heart - and so are you! Every thing sounds wonderful!

Thalia said...

Oh, I'd LOVE to win :)
I follow HEAB, I think she is one of the nicest bloggers I'm following.
And nut butters - have never tried one, but sure would like to :)

Shep said...

NUT BUTTER. holy yum. yes yes yes PLEASE

homecookedem said...

Awww, Deb, this is so sweet of you! :)

I love HEAB's #3 choice!! YUMMMMMMY, hope I win! ;)

Diana said...

I love HEAB, and I'd love to be entered in this amazing giveaway in her honor!

Anonymous said...

You are so thoughtful! I hope I win :)
-Michelle

Karen said...

I would love to try some nut butters!!!!

Abby (Abbys Vegan Eats) said...

What a super idea.. I love every one of these choices :)

JessicaR said...

Yum! This is one exciting giveaway!! :)

Heather said...

oh boy! a nut butter giveaway! divine! :)

Abbie said...

YUM!!! Enter me please. :)

tam said...

I'm pretty sure I live to far to take part but who cares I wanna leave a comment anyhow! I love all your ideas for the add-ins for the nut butters, I have just started to experiment making my own and this is just what i needed! Thanks again for some much needed info, heathers the bomb but you are too! x x

Hallie said...

How fun! What a creative idea for a giveaway :-)

Junghwa said...

this is an awesome giveaway!

junghwa-chung@hotmail.com

Kelly said...

Wow, there are so many options! I should learn how to make nut butter sometime! This is a great idea.

Molly said...

I LOVE NUT BUTTER!

Therese said...

Awww you are too sweet! She is lucky to have such a good friend :)

Teresa said...

Just discovered your blog via HEAB, and I think this is such a fun and generous giveaway! I'm a big fan of HEAB as I see you clearly are too, and I would love to win your homemade HEAB creations. I'm excited to begin following your blog!

Kelsa said...

I LOVE nut butters! What a sweet ideas:)

SunnyMoose said...

Pick me! I love nut butters!

Kelly said...

I'm in for some nut butter...any kind is fine with me!!

meghan's foodography said...

Hehe, I'm in!

Jaki said...

Great idea for a giveaway! I hope I win!

Celestial said...

oooh I am a recent convert to HEAB land and love that I am not alone im my nut butter fetish! (p.s.nudgenudge I cant eat peanuts!)

AK-47 said...

I have been trying to get back into the healthy-fat world of nut butter. Who wouldn't want to win this!

lz said...

Deb, thank you for hosting this giveaway! The variety of the nut butters is incredible; they sound so scrumptious. I would love to enter!

Betherann said...

Count me in! Thanks for the giveaway!

Marissa said...

FINITELY interested :-) I cannot turn down nut butter ;-)

Pete&Liesl said...

OH, I love this idea! How awesome!
I absolutely love nut butters, asked for a bunch for Christmas and would love to win this in honor of HEAB!

Lauren said...

Wow, what a sweet friend you are! Such creativity with all of those choices!

Carolyn said...

thanks so much! i would love to win!

Kristen @ Simply Savor said...

what a great idea!! and any of those nut butter options sound delicious. thanks for the great giveaway deb! :)

Rachel H said...

Wow, this is such a fun idea! I'm all for nut butters. :)

ohhmay said...

It's "you"-butter!!
:-D you guys are both so generous.... I love these blogs!

mayapamela525 said...

This is such a cool giveaway! If I won I would be overwhelmed with the choices, but in a good way!

americangourmande.wordpress.com

Samantha said...

I love nut butter - the options sound delicious!

redhead75 said...

Sign me up! This is fun!

Jenna Z said...

Oooh, what an awesome giveaway! Chunky chunky!!

Susan said...

This is an awesome idea! I can't wait to see what concoction she comes up with (and hopefully taste!). You KNOW I'll buy a birthday hat too. That's just how I roll.

K said...

I only recently discovered almond butter and I can't get enough! I would love to try some new varieties

Kyko said...

Enter meee!

erinbee said...

haha. this is wonderful!

Annie said...

This sounds awesome.. Id love me some new nut butter!

Rita said...

ooh, I'd love to win! all those sound delicious!

Sarah P said...

such great options! enter me please!
-Sarah

Lo said...

i wanna win! haha thanks for this giveaway and honoring heab! she deserves it!

Meg said...

Ahhh I love HEAB's blog + her recipes, and just her overall spirit. Always brightens my day! I can't wait!

Morgan, Hi! said...

So generous! Thank you!

Olivia said...

Absolutely amazing!
Enter me :)

Sarena Shasteen said...

Oh YUM! I love nut butters! This is a good one!

Rebecca said...

OMG this would be the best giveaway to win EVERRRR please choose me i love nut butters!

Emily said...

I love HEAB's blog and nut butter and would love some HEAB inspired nut butter!

Erin said...

What an awesome contest - I'd love to win!

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) said...

Wow Deb...this officially blows your usual comment load outta the water!!! That's what free stuff AND a mention from HEAB will do!

You know I'd love anything you made and when you're not busy, let's chat about the fine workings of nut butter making. I have a couple questions, dry, wet, etc.

hollywoodmeetsdenver said...

Oh. My. Gosh. HOMEMADE NUT BUTTER?! You are my hero! Adding you to my blogroll this second. HEAB is lucky to know you :)

Libby said...

What a great idea! Sounds delicious!

Tyler said...

i would love to win! thanks for the contest :)

alittlebitgone said...

wohooo!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY HEAB!! share the lovin <3

Alex said...

what a great giveaway! i'd love to win

Anonymous said...

I totally trust heather and what a great idea!! Sign me up too!:)-monica
rideit4@comcast.net

Light Delight with Tou Tou said...

Wow! I love this nut butter!

Mallory said...

what a great idea!
and so delicious too... :)

mgonyeo said...

Great idea for a giveaway! I can't get enough nut butter!

Annie said...

Ohhhhhhh nut butter in celebration of the HEAB??? I'm in in in!!

Marianne said...

What a good friend you are! And I will gladly wear a birthday hat while eating the nut butter and sing happy birthday!

Kelsey said...

such a cute idea! you are a great friend :]

melissa Lillie said...

very cool- I love both your blogs and am a new reader!

Ameena said...

What an awesome giveaway! I would love to taste what Heather picks!

Elizabeth said...

I would love to try any of these combinations! They all sound delicious :)

Allison (Eat Clean Live Green) said...

Cute idea! :)

Christine said...

You're so generous! I love both of your blogs and trust Heather to make delicious choices.

Jess said...

You are so cute! What a great idea! I'd love to win!

<3 jess

Jenna said...

oh my god. best. giveaway. ever.

Carolyn said...

This is a very nice thing to do and Heather totally deserves it..

GF Gidget said...

Brilliant to the max!

Carbzilla said...

I have my birthday hat ready!

Anonymous said...

oh my gosh id love to win! i bet she picks out some great combinations!!!

maren
mstav517 at yahoo dot com

mgaltier said...

I would so love to try HEAB's sure-to-be-divine combos that I'd happily agree to wear a party hat while eating them! Heck, I'll even try (key word!) to get my kitteh to wear a party hat while I eat them!

Misty said...

All of the combinations she picked sound amazing (especially #3 - I love cardamom!), so I would love to win.

Gina G said...

This is amazing! thankyou so much!

Paula said...

Wow! Deb this is one of the most exciting and thoughtful giveaways. It so much more special and exciting that you will be making them! I can't wait to see what Heather picks. I really liked your mole smoothie flair. I hope she goes with a little chile/chipotle kick.

Rebecca said...

so nice of you! I'd love to win, I'm addicted to nut butters :)

K.C. said...

This is so kind! Happy Blogversary HEAB!!!

Katie said...

I just broke my food processor making nut butter, so perfect timing!

jqlee said...

I would LOVE to win this giveaway. ANY nut butter is awesome :)

keri said...

Yum! What a nice way to celebrate a great blog. I would love to sample the nut butters :) Her choices sound delicious!

molly bloom said...

Ohh, wouldn't I love to win this one?? ;) Happy Birthday, Heab!

Gaby said...

OMG what a great idea! You're so sweet! I totally trust Heather's judgment when it comes to nut butters.
Actually, can I wear the party cone even if I don't win? :D

Cherie said...

I'm so happy I found Heather & all I've learned from her about nut butter!! I look forward to learning more about your blog and what a fantastic giveway!! So generous & delish!

Thinspired said...

This is my DREAM giveaway! How sweet of you to do this in honor of Heabie!
Just looking at that list of potential nut butters made me happy. "Chunkage"--is that a technical term? ;) I'm thinking some SF-Torani syrups would be heavenly, too.
Happy Heabakah!

Dianna said...

YAY! what a wonderful thing to do :D i love the love!

Katie said...

What an amazing blivaway (blog+giveaway. it's a technical term. duh ;-)) to honor and even more AMAZING woman/blogger. Count me in!

Beckett said...

This is the best thing that I have seen all day! Nut butters are my hands down favorite!

Lucinda said...

I heart your blog and HEABS. I'd be having what HEABs ordering thanks ;-)

outandabouts.wordpress.com

jodye said...

nut butter, yes please!

balancejoyanddelicias said...

all those combos sound delish~~~~

Ellen said...

oooh how cool! great idea. i'm curious to see what she chooses :)

Michal said...

What a fantastic giveaway! Good luck everyone :)

Abby said...

First of all, so sweet of you!
Second, I've had your cinnamon almond butter and am willing to give up a kidney for some more.
Third, look at all your freaking readers!
Finally, aren't you on vacation?

Lori said...

Found your blog through HEAB. Looking forward to reading more!!
Please enter me in this great giveaway.

Katy said...

Oh, my...what a great giveaway and what a great testament to FRIENDSHIP! But it was mean to post that gorgeous picture at the top where some of us (ahem) would see it and start drooling.

Holly said...

Wow, great giveaway! I know HEAB will pick some great combos!

Annazap said...

Ahh I want these nut butters so bad! They look amazing on her blog's pictures and I would LOOOOOVEEE to try them!!

Tina said...

I love this! The possibilities are endless :) Thank you for the giveaway!

the denia interlude said...

Bring on the cone hat and bring on the nut butter! :)

Allison said...

This is a very sweet and generous giveaway. I'd love to win!

Pheebs said...

This looks awesome!!

Kim said...

What a fantastic idea! You're so sweet and the flavor combinations sound amazing! I can't wait to see what HEAB chooses!

joan said...

How sweet!!! This is a great idea, and it'd be fun to win whatever flavor combos she chooses!

Allie (Protein Girl) said...

If I win, I promise to fly out there to pick them up. I will also do your dishes.

Gina said...

So sweet of you to be doing this giveaway!
:>

Christine said...

I'd love to win!!! I think both HEAB and your blog are great, and nut butters would allow me to make some of your (and Heather's) recipes!!!

Maggie said...

Too delicious! I'm seriously drooling!

Michelle said...

Awesome! Would love to try some homemade nut butters!

Jessica said...

Yum! I want to try brazil nut butter.

Vince's Vixens said...

I would love to try some nut butters. I'm super excited to see what HEAB picks, always throwing together some random combo's. I'd love to try them!

Toastee Bagel said...

Wow- what an awesome giveaway! I can't wait to see what Heather comes up with...even if I don't win! :D

Deb said...

I would love to have the same nut butters as HEAB. Bring 'em on!

megan said...

how sweet of you!!! i really wish i could make nut butters; you make it look so effortless. whenever i try i just get weird, chunky dryness or end up making it all runny, nothing in between! yay for you and your creativity (and heather's blogiversary!)!

jean said...

HEAB's picks sound yummy - I wanna try them!

Laura said...

Oh, I love nut butters! I can hardly imagine what the prize will be... =)

Jes said...

You are truly such an amazing friend! Heather is blessed! And I'm sure she can't wait to try your concoctions made with Love! :)

Please enter me, I'd love to try your creations as well! They sound AMAZING! Since Heather has started blogging, she has inspired me to begin yoga, experiment in the kitchen with lovely ingredients, and to love myself...I would totally wear a hat and do a little yoga pose too! hehehehe! :)

Have a beautiful day!

The Rowe Family said...

Yippee!! What an awesome giveaway! You all are so generous, I can't stand it!!
I found your blog through Heather's, and I am so glad I did. I love your story, and your philosophies, and your foodie ideas! Thanks for being a wonderful inspiration. :)
PS ... your list makes me drool ...

chrystad72 said...

awesome! Id love to try some!!!

Heather said...

I would love to try any of the creations Heather chooses! I love her blog!

You are so sweet to do this for her.

Laura E said...

WOW. Thanks so much for the opportunity! It would be really hard to choose what combination..but I'm up for the challenge if I win :)

Kristina said...

oh, I would love some nut butter! I don't think I've ever had any besides peanut butter and nutella. yay.

Livin Natural said...

I'm sure I could find a way to decide if I won...bring on the nut butter!

Low said...

Wow what a fantastic idea for a giveaway! Heather is lucky to have your friendship :)

arielmaya said...

This has got to be the best giveaway ever. I dream of the day when I can afford a Vitamix so that I can whip up my own exotic nut butters without fear of destroying my blender. Heather's picks sound lovely, especially the chocolate hazelnut spread!

MLeighK said...

Please enter me. I love any combination she could come up with!

francesca Litz said...

That is so nice of you! :) Happy HEAB birthday!

Bekah said...

Ummm, YES.
HEAB inspired nut butter, made by DEB.

What could be more amazing?!

Melissa said...

What a great idea!! I'd love to win, as I'm sure Heather will make some delicious choices! :)

Katie said...

PICK ME, PICK ME! :D
I would love to get some nut butters, especially ones picked out by HEABY; she is amazing! :)

staci said...

how fun! i would love to try any combo heather comes up with!

Lori said...

I gave the choices of the glorious nut butter mixture a lot of thought. Here is what I would want:
Organic Almonds, raw, with dark cocoa, maca, and mesquite powders, with a little chile powder, and cacao nibs
And let me tell you, you are amazing to come up with all those choices and tease me! They all look GOOD!

Kristen said...

My mouth was watering as I was reading all of the options! Limitless! How thoughtful of you to offer twice the nut butters! I have to say...the nut butters in my house have never met a bowl or plate, as I eat it straight out of the jar. I would love to not intoduce your nut butter to my serving-ware also! =)

Jennifer said...

the options all sound great! can't wait to see what HEAB comes up with.

Shannon said...

heab is awesome, but holy moly, you are too kind as well ;) i hear the chipotle is fabulous!!

Kat said...

What a great giveaway and even better with the personal touch!

Erin @ Big Girl Eats said...

I'm so glad I found you, Deb, because I am 1) learning to loveeee smoothies for breakfast and 2) I am also learning to love strength training. You and Heabers are really encouraging in the strength vs. cardio department and I'm excited to read more!

N.D. said...

what a cool idea! I love it!

BAC said...

nut butter - what could be better?

Healthy Happy Me said...

Would love love some nutty butters :)

Kimmy J. said...

You are such a sweet friend- and so very industrious! I love HEAB's blog and have been entering her give-aways all week but no winners yet...maybe I'll have more luck on your blog since it's another one of my favs!

Jenna said...

I would absolutely love to sample one of your homemade nut butters!!! They all sound soo good.

Roya said...

I would love to try these nut butters! So many different varieties I've never had before

Aileen said...

I would love to win this, and I love HEAB! What a nice idea.

Tricia said...

Pick me, pick me! (and come check out my giveaway)

Amy said...

How fun... you don't actually know what you will get, other than it will be nuts and delicious!
Blessings!
Amy

Ilana said...

such a cute idea! love HEAB!

Blair said...

Love nut butter! Love HEAB! Would love to win!

Hope said...

I would looooove to win! Brazil nut butter? Uber yum!

MamaFish said...

YUM! would looove to try some new nut butters :) Thanks for the chance to win!

Gena said...

Soooo glad that I made this deadline!!! Would love to win :-)

Alexis said...

I love heather's blog - it was one of the first I found and still remains my favorite! and i would looove some nut butter

gretchen said...

great giveaway - i love nut butters!

dailygoods said...

aw amazing giveaway! so much fun :)

Angie (Losing It and Loving It) said...

Sounds like a fun giveaway. I'm new to reading your blog so thought I would enter and I would definitely wear a party hat if I won ha ha

Neslie said...

I'm nuts about Nut Butter!

fitforfree said...

amazing!!!!! I love HEAB, and love nut butter :-)

jacobc said...

Enter me!
I trust HEAB's judgement ;-)
I think i have read every blog entry!
And i'll do the party hat!

Jacobc

Kelsey said...

this is AMAZING! what a great giveaway, thank you so much!

Erica said...

I recently met HEAB in person for the first time. She is SERIOUSLY even sweeter than I had imagined. Such a great way to celebrate her awesome-ness

AlwaysJoy said...

what a great giveaway - i just found you from heab! adding you to my blog roll

Marisa said...

oh how I love nut butters! i hope i win!!

Kelly said...

I would love to have one of your custom-made nut butters, mmm mmm mouth happiness awaits, I can tell! And I am entirely ok with wearing a birthday cone hat while eating said nut butter and posting the pics :)

Janetha said...

" if you win, you have to promise to wear a birthday party cone on your head every time you eat the nut butter! "

LMAO.

of course i want to win. your nut butters (and anything you make!) are the best!

Happy Medium said...

I'm obsessed with nut butters!

Julie said...

What a nice idea! I hope I win, the choices sound so good!

Kimberly said...

Sounds like a great idea... I love reading about your weight loss and delicious foods!

Gabrielle said...

What a great idea! Excited to hear what you created! All the options sounds delicious! :)

gabby0983@hotmail.com

Abby said...

I would love to win! I just love heather's blog. .helps me stay on track to a healthier lifestyle!

Tyler said...

I would love to win this prize!!! Both of your blogs have changed the way I make my smoothies GUMS anyone!!! Hope I win : )

Roanna said...

yumm HEAB's nut butters sound absolutely amazing!

Janice said...

I'm in please!! YAY! :)

Janice

Melanie said...

Would love to be entered - Love Nut butters :)

JBirch22 said...

yaaay! sign me up!

I also linked this giveaway to my blog: http://rawandunbleached.blogspot.com/2009/12/hurray-for-giveaways.html

FoodFitnessFreshair said...

This is super fun. It's awesome to hear that you're making them! I'm a huge fan of all nut butters, so I'm super excited for this opportunity!

Anonymous said...

AWESOME giveaway, Heather's choices sound great and I'd love to try them!! Lauren

jvegegirl said...

Oooh that sounds yummy--would love to win!

Becky said...

I love peanut butter and really want to branch out and try other types of nut butters!

Anonymous said...

These look great, thanks for the awesome giveaway.

Ann

blissfulbellas said...

aww that is such a kind and amazing giveaway! id love to enter it! yay for HEAB! and you of course! :D

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