Yoga For The HEABers

by HEAB on June 15, 2009

Look, I made some delicious turkey burgers:

You need this turkey burger recipe in your life.

You need this turkey burger recipe in your life.

For the recipe, please click here to read my guest post over on Justine’s blog, The Confessions of A SAHM.

What have I been doing all weekend? Well, in between some hiking and 90 minutes of  hip openers, I restocked the kabocha:

Once you go kabocha, you never go back.  Bye bye butternut!

Once you go kabocha, you never go back. Bye bye butternut.

There was also some homemade raw nut butter making and lots of oatgurt eating:

2 new toppers!

2 new toppers!

When I went to the Asian Market for more kabocha, I picked up a few random produce items, including a plantain. Seriously you guys, check out your local Asian grocery store – super cheap. Using cooking oil spray and a few sprinkles of stevia, I fried the plantain and placed half on top of my oatgurt with some homemade raw pecan nut butter.  The other half went into CD’s belly.

Green blended oatgurt.

Green blended oatgurt.

This bowl consisted of oatgurt blended with Jay Robb’s vanilla rice protein powder and spinach. Toppings were raw pecan butter and a tiny spoonful of homemade raw almond butter…after consuming about 4 whopping spoonfuls straight from the food processor.  I think I prefer my oatgurt unblended as I missed the oaty texture while eating this bowl.  Oatgurt soup? No thanks.

Now for some exciting news.  YogaDownload, one of my favorite online yoga resources, has kindly offered all HEAB readers (is it okay if I refer to you as HEABers :)) a chance to try their yoga and mediation classes at a discounted rate with a 50% off coupon. The coupon code is: HEAB which can be used an unlimited number of times until it expires at midnight on June 30th.  So exciting my friends. Click here to get started, and I’m super excited that they are now offering slide-slow classes. Being a visual person, I really need to see the poses. Go check out YogaDownload right now, and make sure to visit HEAB tomorrow for an exciting yoga giveaway.

CD’s Random Comment Of The Day:


It’s finally over!  CD will be back tomorrow…CD, you better have a good one prepared!


justine June 17, 2009 at 8:42 am

Heather, I am so jealous of the squash!! You dont even know how much I have missed them! Need one now! I was eating fried plantains in DR! So funny. They were great.

Love You,

Vee June 16, 2009 at 11:42 am

The prenatal Yoga. =)

homegirlcaneat June 16, 2009 at 9:35 am

Soooo, I am basically dying ova here to try a kobucha!! If they are better than a butternut, I am all over it! Kailey from SnackFace smothers it in almond butter and I think I will do the same!

gina (fitnessista) June 16, 2009 at 8:57 am

ooooh i’ve never tried roasted brussels- they look amazing!
and HOORAY for the yoga discount! thank youuuuuuu! i recently got hooked on 😀
have a wonderful day!!!

Leah June 16, 2009 at 7:57 am

Nevermind! I had a brain fart! I found it on another website- must have been thinking of you though haha.

Leah June 16, 2009 at 7:48 am

Hi Heather!
I swear I saw it on your blog somewhere about some chickpea soup that you made not that long ago? Can you link me to it? I can’t find it!

Tammy June 16, 2009 at 7:25 am

I love the comment from your previous post: “A little is perfect. A lot messes us up!” That’s EXACTLY right — balance is key!!

Angela (Oh She Glows) June 16, 2009 at 7:06 am

I must try this oatgurt!!

I love how you cut your sweet potato into ’rounds’ it looks so neat!

Samantha June 15, 2009 at 11:01 pm

The burgers look and sound delicious. I’m keeping the tab with the recipe open so that if I feel like supper tonight (at this point at 3pm I have my doubts), I can make them, If not, sometime this week for sure! I love putting hummus or baba ganoush on my veggie burgers so it makes sense on turkey burgers too!

You and CD are just adorable together…great smiles!

yogiclarebear June 15, 2009 at 10:55 pm

wow, thank you so much for the coupon! that is so generous and NIYAMA of you and yogadownload! 🙂

i kabocha’d for the first time last week. OMG? how has 28 years gone by without knowing this taste, this texture? LOL!

i cant wait to send you some delicata from my garden though heather.

glidingcalm June 15, 2009 at 9:58 pm

TURKEY BURGERS!! i want a HEAB turk burger!!!

love the abundance of nut butter, and jealous of that plaintain action!!

totally agree too- I gotta get to my Asian grocery stores ASAP. I havent found my new cheap produce store here (back home) yet!!

ttfn300 June 15, 2009 at 8:09 pm

ooh, brussels sprouts? it’s been awhile… but i did pick up some sweet taters today. i saw the teeniest butternuts in the store today, i hate they they’re not in season!

Heather (be well & take care) June 15, 2009 at 7:45 pm

Brussel sprouts + sweet potato = my favorite combo, ever! All the eats look yummy. Still need to find a kombucha…I’ve searched two Asian markets with no luck.

I’m sorry my trip through Nashville didn’t work – on the drive up, we were stuck in traffic at 5PM and on the way back, it was about 11PM at night. Maybe there’s another road trip in my future…

Take care! xo

Maggie June 15, 2009 at 4:32 pm

I love turkey burgers! I always put oatmeal in mine. My grandma taught me that trick before I even knew how awesome oatmeal was 🙂

I was just thinking about plantains yesterday and did I remember to pick them up when I went to Han Kook today? NO, of course not! I need to write things down. I love making fried plantains. It reminds me of Miami and all the delicious Cuban food… Mmm cuban sandwiches.

I like your kabocha stock 🙂

polly June 15, 2009 at 3:13 pm

#1 HEABER reporting for duty. 😀

Love you peachy!!!!! Back from a BIG day. Abbers and I took a long walk to see a friend and just ate a bunch of yummies dipped in globs of HEAB life support. (aka almond butter)

There is just a little bit left in the jar. Perfect for a HEABS bowl of oats, no? Right out of the JAR!

sniff… 1 jar down, 7 to go. We weren’t even home yesterday… that means we ate one jar in TWO days. sigh. 😛

Yummy eats, love! Turkey burgers ROCK! Can’t wait to hear what CD says next. Thiking of you today as I walked through the hospital… 😉 XOXO

janetha June 15, 2009 at 2:56 pm

i saw kabocha so i bought it! how the hell do i cook it?

Andrea@WellnessNotes June 15, 2009 at 2:15 pm

The turkey burger looks awesome. And I love the brussels sprouts and sweet potatoes on the side.

Gina June 15, 2009 at 1:54 pm

Heather, this is so cool! I know I can lead myself on a yoga class, but I can never get past 45 minutes. I guess I rush when I am on my own.

One you pay and download them, do you keep them forever? If so, you’d better believe I am stocking up.

Jules A. June 15, 2009 at 1:39 pm

I had the same question about your raw nut butters. Do you use raw pecans and just “let them go” in a food processor until they’re butter?

Thanks for the discount code!!

Sarah June 15, 2009 at 1:03 pm

I’m so with you on the kabocha and the Asian market. It’s totally like a little treasure hunt each time we go!

Thanks for the yoga discount. You’re too good to us 😉

Katharina June 15, 2009 at 12:51 pm

I just have to comment on those delicious sweet potato slices!!! Now I’m craving them.. along with nut butters 😀

psychoj1 June 15, 2009 at 12:29 pm

Oh my gosh thank you so much for the 50% off! I am in dire need of some new yoga. Thank you SO MUCH!!!
Lovin’ your eats.
Question: how do you make your raw nut butter? I am guessing just almonds or something?
<3 jess

JENNA June 15, 2009 at 12:14 pm

kabocha looks and sounds so interesting. Cool = discount @ yogadownloads!!!! Thanx x 1000000000!

Emma June 15, 2009 at 11:55 am

Lovin’ the kabocha stash. 🙂

VeggieGirl June 15, 2009 at 11:50 am

Love the brussels and sweet potato action; and hooray for CD coming back too! 😀

Shelby June 15, 2009 at 11:47 am

What a fabulous idea with the plantains! I’ve only had them once but I like them a lot better than bananas!

Erin June 15, 2009 at 11:38 am

I’m definitely a HEABer!
I love all your eats. I need to find that squash. While in civilization over the weekend I searched with no luck.
I adore plaintains, but forgot for some reason. I bet they were a perfect topper!
Can’t wait to see more about yoga!

JB June 15, 2009 at 11:36 am

but the oatgurt looks so pretty blended!!

i tried kabocha in a japanese curry that i ordered at a vegan cafe once, and it was so delicious, but i’ve never cooked one at home. it looks intimidating. but everyone is eating it, so i think i’ll get one soon and hop on board!

have a happy monday!


Maria June 15, 2009 at 11:29 am

Isn’t Kabocha just so fabulous? I ate a whole squash this weekend ;). Kabocha fries + ketchup = super yummy!

foodsthatfit June 15, 2009 at 10:49 am

O.k. I am so glad you mentioned where to find the kabocha. I tried to find it at our local grocery luck. Asian market here I come! I wonder if they would have a durian as well. I have been wanting to try one and have heard an Asian market is the place to go!

Quick question: Do you leave the skin on your squash when you cook it? And do you steam or roast yours?

Have a great day!!

Metta June 15, 2009 at 10:48 am

Aha! I’ve been wondering where you get all your kobacha – the Asian market. I’ll have to stop by mine to see if they have any. I must say that I’ve been enjoying my butternut, so I look forward to this new squash.

Thanks for the discount on yoga download. I’ve been looking around at the site, now I just might commit to trying something.

Anna June 15, 2009 at 10:38 am

Ok, kabocha is going on the grocery list riiiiiight now. And 90 minutes of hip openers sounds pretty delicious too. Thanks for the yoga download discount, I’ll definitely be taking advantage of that!

Diana (Soap & Chocolate) June 15, 2009 at 10:37 am

Oooh, your turkey burger bowl with all the veggies is totally Whole Foods hot bar worthy! Perfection! Definitely interested in trying kabocha too, though I request a tutorial in your favorite way to make it. 🙂

Tina June 15, 2009 at 10:36 am

I’m seeing kabocha everywhere in the bloggie world, wonder if I can get it here in Sweden, sounds amazing.

Run Sarah June 15, 2009 at 10:24 am

I loveee plantains, so good! I need to do something with the kabocha sitting in my fridge…maybe today will be the day!

Shelly June 15, 2009 at 10:22 am

That yoga deal is so awesome! I love their free 20 minute classes, but there are some classes I’ve been wanting to try that aren’t offered on the 20 min. level. This is the perfect chance to get them! Thanks!!

Holly June 15, 2009 at 10:16 am

I LOVE turkey burgers. Thank you for the recipe!

Annnnnd thank you for the yoga code! This is great timing, because I just used YogaDownload for the first time last week. I only did one of the 20 minute free bees (Gentle Hatha), but I’d love to check out the longer ones. I’m so using this code…thank you so much! Do you have any in particular that you recommend? (Remember I’m a beginner). 😉

Danielle June 15, 2009 at 10:11 am

I’ve actually never had kabocha… so intrigued 🙂

jenngirl June 15, 2009 at 10:04 am

Yum! I’m gonna have to try that turkey burger recipe, I need a good one!

Kimberly June 15, 2009 at 9:55 am

I had a question about your oatgurt. I am trying it with buckwheat groats(can’t have oats) and am hoping it works. Do you eat it cold like regular dairy yogurt? I’m just not too sure about this:) I keep thinking I must be crazy to try rotten buckwheat groats!:) Do think the buckwheat will work?

Also, wanted to let everyone know that I am having a special blog post tomorrow with a giveaway:)Hope lots of people stop by!

ksgoodeats June 15, 2009 at 9:50 am

I’ve never spotted a kabocha in real life so your stash is making me mildly jealous 😉

I’ve also never had brussel sprouts so I was wondering what is HEAB’s favorite way to prepare them? Hope you have a lovely Monday!

Kori (All Things B.) June 15, 2009 at 9:39 am

Thanks for the code Heather! I’ve been waiting for one of you Yogis to finagle another 50% off coupon so I can “restock” my yoga stash! Much appreciated!

mayapamela June 15, 2009 at 9:38 am

Plantains and pecan butter sound like a great combo!
I love cheap Asian grocery stores, you can also find inexpensive frozen edamame there.

Gena (Choosing Raw) June 15, 2009 at 9:36 am

So much gorgeous food! Especially those sweet potato rounds and Brussel sprouts 🙂

Ashley June 15, 2009 at 9:35 am

Hello Heather! I have been off in another world and have missed reading your blog – though I did peak in regularly and must say, loved the post documenting CD’s day of eats which you had a little while back!

I am intruiged by this oatgurt. It looks delicious!

How long would that much kabocha last you? I would gues… a few days? Hehe… it is definately a lot! Love it!

Erica June 15, 2009 at 9:29 am

Hi! Seriously- the brussels look amazing Heather! You know how much I love them too (yummmmmmmmm). I need to try the kabocha! AND the jay robb rice! Thanks for the discount. And of course you can call us HEABers 😉 Have a good Monday

Mandy A June 15, 2009 at 9:22 am

oh this is awesome, heather! I just tried one of their free 20 minute downloads last week and loved it!

I’m debating an all yoga week for me to maybe bust me out of this funk i’m in… this is perfect! Thank you 🙂

brandi June 15, 2009 at 9:16 am

ooh, 50% off! Sweet!

I think I need to find some kabocha!

Briana in Tucson June 15, 2009 at 9:04 am

And super excited about the yoga!

Briana in Tucson June 15, 2009 at 9:03 am

Roasted brussel sprouts are my favorite!!! drool…

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