I'm Married to a Genius

by HEAB on August 3, 2009

My breakfast…

Oats in a Jar with a CD touch.

Oats in a Jar. Topping courtesy of CD.

Last night, CD had the brilliant idea of making homemade chocolate truffles, and they’re delicious. Love that boy!

He simply melted a serving of my favorite chocolate.

Bakers ChocolateHe then stirred in a spoonful of PB2 (sent to us by one of my readers.  Thanks Deb!).  Next he rolled the chocolate/PB2 combo into balls and stuck them in the fridge.  This morning, I added one to my breakfast.  It tasted straight up like an expensive dark chocolate truffle with a hint of peanut butter, and only 25 calories per ball (recipe made 3). Almond butter at the bottom, oat bran in the middle, and a truffle on top? Now, that’s my kind of parfait!

Me & My Favorite Truffle Maker

Me & My Favorite Truffle Maker

By the way, CD really enjoyed reading all of your comments on his daily eats post which leads us to…

CD’s Random Comment of the Day:

How about you rename your blog CD Eats Parmesan Cheese? 😉


glidingcalm August 5, 2009 at 10:59 am

I think CD and I would be dangerous in a cheese store! parm is my favvvvvvv!

love that picture of you too! you have the best smile, Heather!!! 🙂

joelygolightly August 4, 2009 at 7:13 pm

Breakfast is hands down my fav meal of the day, and adding a truffle would most definitely seal the deal regardless! What a great idea!

Linda August 4, 2009 at 4:21 pm

Ok, yes, I agree! You’re a genius CD!

homecookedem August 4, 2009 at 3:55 pm

YUM! Sounds delish!!

Marissa August 4, 2009 at 11:33 am

I wish it was a little less expensive though!

lilveggiepatch August 4, 2009 at 11:25 am

Oh MAN those balls look great! I’ll have to try that.

I forgot to mention when you first posted your Baker’s Chocolate love- my mom and I ALWAYS use that Baker’s One Bowl Brownie recipe when we make them. It’s the best!

Gina August 4, 2009 at 11:17 am

That sounds like an EXCELLENT way to use up some PB2. I have far too much of it!

missyrayn August 4, 2009 at 10:49 am

*quickly adds ingredients to list*

I love truffles and those sound amazing! LOL at the name change 🙂 At least he makes great truffles.

jacobc August 4, 2009 at 10:48 am

mmmm.. sounds like reeces, my fav candy!

CD needs to start a blog now ;-p

Evan Thomas August 4, 2009 at 10:46 am

If I ever get PB2 I’ll have to try that

Maria August 4, 2009 at 10:31 am

Ahahaha, love that new name 😉 Chocolate + PB2? CD IS a genius!

psychoj1 August 4, 2009 at 9:37 am

What a great idea! Y’all are adorable!
<3 jess

Cindy August 4, 2009 at 9:34 am

So making those!
he IS a genius! put him on the payroll!

great way to start the day!


Chocolate-Covered Katie August 4, 2009 at 9:13 am

Woah, chocolate and peanut butter and oat bran and truffles and parfaits… all for brekkie? Sounds pretty darn GENIUS to me!

P.S. your email was too sweet! I love you so much!

Allison August 4, 2009 at 8:44 am

Homemade chocolate truffles and oatmeal? I’m in heaven!

Kristin August 4, 2009 at 8:40 am

Your husband IS a genius!! I want to gobble those balls up right now!!!

Holly August 4, 2009 at 8:17 am

you and CD are tooooo cute!



Michal Mymo August 4, 2009 at 7:48 am

Chocolate PB truffles, yum! I think im in heaven. Your hubby is a genius 🙂

CaSaundra August 4, 2009 at 7:43 am

What an easy (but delish) looking way to make a truffle–CD is quite the chef–more CD recipes please! 🙂

Holly August 4, 2009 at 7:42 am

He is a genius!!!! Well, except for the Cubbies shirt? LOL, j/k….as a Cardinals fan I just had to say something. 🙂

The picture of you two is very cute!

brandi August 4, 2009 at 7:41 am

CD makes some great looking balls. You can tell him I said that – ha 🙂

awesome idea, really!

Pam August 4, 2009 at 7:15 am

You’re right he is a genius. Those truffles look amazing!

Metta August 4, 2009 at 7:04 am

CD is hilarious, and you two are just the cutest!

Nice breakfast, now that is certainly worth getting out of bed in the morning.

Ali August 4, 2009 at 7:02 am

What a sweetie you have for a husband! That looks like a yummy breakfast. And the picture of the two of you is just the cutest! Hope you both are still having lots of fun.

abby August 4, 2009 at 6:55 am

Hey Heather!
I loove your blog but I don’t think I’ve ever commented. I was reading through a few old posts and I actually have two random questions for you! First, have you ever told the story of how you and CD met? And second, what is CD’s running history? A 2:32 marathon is killer! Was he a cross country running star back in the day? Would love to hear about it!
Anyway I know you’re on vacation so maybe when you get back and you’re interested you could do a couple of fun posts like that!

Whit August 4, 2009 at 6:40 am

mmmm truffles! What a genius!

Shelby August 4, 2009 at 6:38 am

Fabulouc Truffle idea! I wish I could find PB2 around here.

Yeah, I second Sarah…CEPM just doesn’t have that HEAB ring to it.

Justine August 4, 2009 at 6:29 am

Yum HEABS, its kinda like my little protein balls yum!! I would have never thought to add them to oats :). Love that picture. You guys are such a sweet couple. Have you moved to your Yurt yet?


Sarah (from See Sarah Eat) August 4, 2009 at 6:27 am

I’m almost outta PB so I will be trying oats in a jar very soon!

CD is a genius…he should just start his own blog CDEPC, haha.

VeggieGirl August 4, 2009 at 6:26 am


And I love CD’s comment, hahahahaha 😀

hayleycepeda August 4, 2009 at 6:15 am

I am drooling all over my keyboard at the site of your chocolate peanut butter truffle/oat bran/almond butter mix. YUMM!!! I think I still have some PB2 in my pantry…I might have to try those truffle balls. On another note, that’s such a cute picture of you and CD.

I got my Vita-mix yesterday!! I haven’t been this excited since – well – since I got my juicer. 🙂 It’s the little (expensive) things in life. I can’t wait to start using it!!

livingfreeforever August 4, 2009 at 4:56 am

Mmmm, chocolate, PB, and oats all at the same time! Your hubby IS a genius!

Guess what? The place that I have been doing Hot Yoga is doing ANOTHER whole 6 weeks!!!! I am SOOOO happy I can’t stand it. Last night, I got to do a supported wheel pose. Felt great but my scrawny arms aren’t quiet strong enough yet:)

Have a great day!

Carolyn August 4, 2009 at 3:59 am


If you don’t get your own blog please do guest posts here!

Have the chocolate, Have the PB2 (although running dangerously low, due to the Marinutta, and total addiction to Justines vanilla protein and nut butter “snack” recipes…)..mmm breakfast?

Time for JRobb and PB2 to run a big blogger discount promotion..please… I need my crack…

Lara (Thinspired) August 4, 2009 at 2:09 am

Your hubby IS a genius. I didn’t know about his parm obsession. I have recently fallen in love with it, and the best thing is that since it is so sharp, you don’t need as much. Question for him…is parmesan the same as parm. reggiano? I guess I can Google it, but I have always wondered 😉

buffmuffy August 4, 2009 at 1:55 am

That looks awesome! Love his random comment LOL.

Deb August 4, 2009 at 12:53 am

Wow and Yum! Must try CDs TRUFFLES!! 😀

Averie August 4, 2009 at 12:30 am

Oh yummmmm. I need to make your PB Truffle delight! I need to try Baker’s Chocolate, too. I have to say, you’re right that it even looks really expensive. Bet it tastes even better.

Wow and the two of your are a beautiful couple with SUCH BLUE EYES. Sparklingly blue!

Samantha August 4, 2009 at 12:08 am

YUM! I’d be all over that truffle. Sadly, PB2 is yet another thing that doesn’t ship here. Might have to play around with it though. I’m thinking some melted chocolate, a wee bit of pb, and some protein powder. HHMMM…

Rosey Rebecca August 4, 2009 at 12:07 am

Oo!! I’ll have to try that!! Love the random comment of the day!

Trilby Drew August 3, 2009 at 11:58 pm

Yeah, CD! GO CUBS!!!!! Hehehe.

Andrea@WellnessNotes August 3, 2009 at 11:33 pm

Great post title! 😉 The truffles sound great… You guys look awesome!

Lainie August 3, 2009 at 11:31 pm

Ooooh I’m gonna have to try those truffles! They look so good AND I have some PB2 I need to use up. Smart hubby you got yourself there 😉

And the picture of you two is absolutely adorable – both absolutely gorgeous!

Mandy Unruh August 3, 2009 at 11:00 pm

LOVING that pic of you two. Simply glowing.

Maggie August 3, 2009 at 10:59 pm

I gotta email you soon. Keep meaning to, but then I have so much to say! (I’m on a work deadline but I should be done by weds.)

Parm is back in my life 🙂

WholeBodyLove August 3, 2009 at 10:55 pm

Yum! Now I am even more inclined to fork out the cash for some PB2.

mrsalley August 3, 2009 at 10:54 pm

Sounds great – I may be trying some truffles myself!

Savannah @ Vannie’s Gonna Run

JB August 3, 2009 at 10:50 pm

hahaha i seriously love your husband. not because he made truffles (well, kinda. that definitely earned him some points) but because he’s so funny! maybe HE should have a blog and name it that. he’d for sure get all of your readers and probably become super popular in the blogworld. hah!


Sarah (LovIN My Tummy) August 3, 2009 at 10:48 pm

CEPM just doesn’t have the same ring as “HEAB.” But I LOVE the truffle idea!!!

hopeinpeanutbutterandoats August 3, 2009 at 10:12 pm

HAHAHA i love that title what a catch he is!

ttfn300 August 3, 2009 at 9:52 pm

yeah cd! great looking ball on your oats 😉 oops did i just type that?

Tiffany S. August 3, 2009 at 9:50 pm

I think 3 at a time is an excellent number!

I thought of you in my Warrior 3 position (are you beyond being creeped out yet when your readers say things like that?). That’s a toughie!

Followed by a carrot juice/spinach/kale/ginger smoothie with AB. Glad no one was around to see that!

Happy Monday!

amanda @ Panda Lunch August 3, 2009 at 9:46 pm

Wow, those truffles sound ah-mazing!! I bought some of that unsweetened baking chocolate (which I am slowly learning to love), I may have to give those a try!!

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