A Day Worthy of Celebration

by HEAB on September 22, 2009

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To celebrate kabocha squash, a haiku…

IMG_3196Such a bitch to cut.
Your sweetness overwhelms me.
I shall eat you everyday.

On September 22, 2007, two years ago today, Chris and I were married…

wedding hug

Best day of my life.

Wedding Rehearsal Dinner

Wedding Rehearsal Dinner

Biking in Tuscany on our honeymoon.

Biking in Tuscany on our honeymoon.

Happy Anniversary CD. Love you so much!!!!

And last, but not least, my prayers have been answered…

Nashville is finally getting a Chipotle!

'Bout Time!

Don’t forget to enter my Nuttzo Omega-3 Multi-Nut Butter Giveaway and stay tuned tomorrow for my review of the So Delicious Coconut Milk Creamers. Off to continue today’s celebrations with some yoga. Bye. 

P.S. Be sure to stop by Justine’s Blog, Confessions of A SAHM, for a chance to win some free Kombucha…as in the fizzy fermented drink, NOT kabocha, as in my (& Maggie’s) beloved squash. ;)




dailygoods September 22, 2009 at 8:43 am

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! :) beautiful couple you :)

Mandy A September 22, 2009 at 8:46 am

Seriously?????????????!!! We’re getting one??? Where?? Do tell! :)

Happy Anniversary!!!!!! Hope it’s a great day for you two :) Too sweet!!!!

Mara @ What's For Dinner? September 22, 2009 at 8:47 am

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!!! I’m so happy for the two of you, as you make an amazing couple, and are so supportive of each other. Here’s to 100 more years! :)

Sweetie Pie September 22, 2009 at 8:47 am

I love the haiku and the photos. Congrats on your anniversary… and on Chipotle! ;-)

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) September 22, 2009 at 8:51 am

Happy Anniversary Heather, I hope you guys are always this happy :) I beat you to the Coconut Milk Creamer review…I just did one today
Anyway, I freakin’ dig it. The singular drawback is price…it’s on my permanent grocery wish list. Can’t wait to see what you think of it!
And glad you said komboucha’s a bitch to cut. I have always been wondering if it’s just me who thinks that (and I’ve never even tried but heck watermelons scare me sometimes LOL)
Continued blessings and love to you both!!!!!!!

Jessica September 22, 2009 at 8:51 am

Happy Anniversary! The squash looks yummy and I love the poem. I was LOLing!

Heather Ezell September 22, 2009 at 8:51 am

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! Such a gorgeous, happy couple. :D

And yay for Chipotle! I don’t have a Chipotle near my house, but there are several locations in Colorado Springs… Which makes my moving there January all the more fabulous. ;)

Erica September 22, 2009 at 8:51 am

CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What a special day. You two are so adorable.

lissa10279 September 22, 2009 at 8:52 am

Happy anniversary, Heather! And a Tuscan honeymoon–perfection! (We got engaged there)!

christie, honoring health September 22, 2009 at 8:52 am

Happy Anniversary!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Chocolate-Covered Katie September 22, 2009 at 8:53 am

Happy Anniversary!

And it’s so funny: I *just* finished eating some kabocha squash! :)

Love squash, love you!


jacobc September 22, 2009 at 8:54 am

Awesome, happy anniversary! Any big plans? i guess this is reason for yet another vacation.. ;-p

Kabochas lookin good!

Holly September 22, 2009 at 8:55 am

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!! You two are such an amazing, gorgeous couple. :-) Love all of the pics!

Amy September 22, 2009 at 8:56 am

Happy Anniversary! Such a precious couple :)

I just found kabocha. So excited!

jacobc September 22, 2009 at 8:58 am

I’m not to much of a gardner.. do you have a garden of some sort?

I purposely dispursed some of the seeds from those watermelons from the farm in my yard in hopes some of them might “take” next spring. I wonder if kabocha seeds would do the same if i threw them out in the yard? I know regular yellow squash is easy to grow, not sure about the kabocha.

Heather Eats Almond Butter September 22, 2009 at 9:03 am

JacobC,I have no green thumb whatsoever, but CD was thinking of doing the same thing with the watermelon seeds. So funny. Not sure about the squash, but definitely worth a try! As far as anniversary plans go, we’re going out to eat at Park Cafe in Sylvan Park. My favorite restaurant in Nashville, and our wedding ceremony took place on their back patio.

Sharon September 22, 2009 at 9:01 am

Hi Heather!

Happy Anniversary to You and Chris!

Kabocha is delicious. I eat it with AB almost every week. :)

Alisa - Frugal Foodie September 22, 2009 at 9:02 am

Aw, happy anniversary!

On a squash note, can you roast the kabocha whole? Butternuts are a bitch to cut too, but I discovered that you could actually roast them whole, making them uber-easy to cut!

MelissaNibbles September 22, 2009 at 9:05 am

Happy Anniversary!

balancejoyanddelicias September 22, 2009 at 9:08 am

happy anniversary! So happy for you lovely couple! :)

And yes… kabocha is soooo good! I can’t live without it, not even a single day! ;)

Kimberly September 22, 2009 at 9:08 am

Happy Anniversary!!! Hope you have a great one!

homecookedem September 22, 2009 at 9:14 am

Happy Anniversary to a sweet and beautiful couple!!

Meghann September 22, 2009 at 9:15 am


Maggie September 22, 2009 at 9:16 am

Congratulations!!! What a perfect fall day to be married :)

Hooorayyyyy for kabocha!

Fallon September 22, 2009 at 9:16 am

I was at wholefoods yesterday and forgot about the creamer! But I did notice So Delicious now carries Coconut Milk Keifer. I didn’t pick it up because it have no protein and a whole lot of sugar! I was eying for the vanilla flavor which I think may be good in oatmeal or a smoothie and can up the protein with with those items.

Heather Eats Almond Butter September 22, 2009 at 9:22 am

Fallon, I love the coconut milk kefir: http://heathereatsalmondbutter.com/2009/07/10/coconut-milk-kefir/, and it makes the most amazing ABU: http://heathereatsalmondbutter.com/2009/07/11/you-asked/. Yes, too bad about the protein content, but still good stuff!

brandi September 22, 2009 at 9:22 am

Happy Anniversary!!! I hope you two enjoy your day :)

Marissa September 22, 2009 at 9:27 am

Happy Anniversary Heather!

That Kabocha looks delicious. I’d cook up a pot of my kabocha stew tonight, but I got some super fresh green veggies I have to eat first!

mmmmm kabocha *drools*

Kim C. September 22, 2009 at 9:32 am

Happy Anniversary!!!!

Didn’t even know we were getting a Chipotle… can’t wait!!

Heather Eats Almond Butter September 22, 2009 at 9:35 am

Kimberly,Yep, right on West End where Bittner’s used to be near Ted’s Montana Grill. Cannot wait myself!

Peace and Peanutbutter September 22, 2009 at 9:37 am

Heather, your kabocha looks fabulous!! What do you do when you roast it? Do you use olive oil/cooking spray/spices?

Great haiku :-)

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!! Hope you have a wonderful day with CD!


Heather Eats Almond Butter September 22, 2009 at 10:19 am

Hey Erika,I add nothing to my squash. Just chop and place on parchment lined baking sheet in a 425 degree oven for about 50 to 60 minutes. Perfect on its own in my opinion.

Dawn (HealthySDLiving) September 22, 2009 at 9:48 am

Happy Anniversary! :) Hope you guys have a wonderful day!
Ugh I’m sooo jealous…I need a Chipotle to open closer to me!

Claire September 22, 2009 at 9:49 am

That’s so sweet.Happy Anniversary!!You guys are so cute together:-) I regularly buy a variety of squashes(zucchini,summer, spaghetti,and butternut), but I need to find Kabocha!!cc

runeatrepeat September 22, 2009 at 9:49 am

Happy Anniversary!!!

Melanie September 22, 2009 at 9:52 am

Happy Anniversary!!!!!!!!

The Kombucha looks so good roasted. I still have yet to find me some :)

ksgoodeats September 22, 2009 at 9:52 am


Abby September 22, 2009 at 9:54 am

Aw, happy anniversary! What better way to celebrate than a (soon to be) opening of a Chipotle!!

Abby September 22, 2009 at 9:55 am

Oh ps the kabocha looks amazing, i cannot wait to buy my first of the season!

Samantha September 22, 2009 at 10:10 am

Happy Anniversary to you and CD!

Metta September 22, 2009 at 10:11 am

Happy Anniversary!! :)

Lori September 22, 2009 at 10:12 am

Happy Anniversary! After almost 16 years of marriage I can tell you that it just keeps getting better!!
I have a kabocha sitting here that will be going in the oven today. Love them!!

Food Makes Fun Fuel September 22, 2009 at 10:12 am

Awww happy anniversary! Tuscany must have been a great place to honeymoon

VeggieGirl September 22, 2009 at 10:17 am


The Foodie Diaries September 22, 2009 at 10:18 am

I love your haiku
Poetry complements food
I want kabocha

not the most fluid haiku, but those were my initials reactions to yours hahah


Diana (Soap & Chocolate) September 22, 2009 at 10:22 am

Happy anniversary! I love the kabocha-to-wedding segue. Only HEAB. :) So happy for you and your coming-soon Chipotle, too. It is necessary.

Susan September 22, 2009 at 10:37 am

Happy Anniversary!! Today’s also my mom’s birthday :) I love the looks of that dress you wore to the rehearsal dinner!

Heather Eats Almond Butter September 22, 2009 at 10:46 am

Thanks Susan,I got the dress at Ann Taylor Loft – 50% off. Love it.

justine September 22, 2009 at 10:45 am

HAPPY ANNIE BABY!!! You guys are the cutest ;) .

Where is that Chipotle at? Green Hills? We need to plan a lunch or dinner date on the opening day!


Heather Eats Almond Butter September 22, 2009 at 10:46 am

Justine,It’s on West End in the same shopping strip at Ted’s Montana Grill across from Centennial Park. Yes, opening day – we shall be there! :)

janetha September 22, 2009 at 10:54 am

happy anniversary to you two lovebirds!!! xo

Sarah (LovIN My Tummy) September 22, 2009 at 11:05 am

Happy Anniversary HEAB and CD. You are the coolest couple who have acronym/initials for names that I have never met!

Shelby September 22, 2009 at 11:12 am

Must. Find. Kabocha! I think I ate it twice last year =( This year it will be different haha. Love the haiku!

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!! You two are so adorable and glowing in every single picture I’ve seen of you together!


Angharad (Eating for England) September 22, 2009 at 11:21 am

Happy anniversary! such a lovely couple…and how awesome that you got to go to Tuscany for your honeymoon – that’s amazing!

Chloe (Naturally Frugal) September 22, 2009 at 11:21 am

Happy Anniversary!!! You two look adorable, and seem to have an awesome relationship. Here’s to 50 more years!!!

Also Chipotle = win.

findingtrueserenity September 22, 2009 at 12:02 pm


That’s too funny! Food and Love shared together on the same post! ;) Wouldn’t have it any other way!

I’ve honestly never heard of Kombocha, the squash…but Love making our homemade Kombucha! hehhee!

Happy Anniversary!


justrun September 22, 2009 at 12:11 pm

Happy Anniversary! And happy Chipotle! :)

Janna September 22, 2009 at 12:11 pm

Agreed! Kabocha is totally is a bitch to cut. But so worth it in the end. :)

Congrats on 2 years!!!


JENNA September 22, 2009 at 12:32 pm

Happy Anniversary!!! I hope you have a wonderful day celebrating!

Jillian September 22, 2009 at 12:38 pm

Yay for you and CD!! And YESSSSS!!!- Chipotle!!! Hugs.
PS- glad to know someone out there has a trunk like mine!

Melissa S. September 22, 2009 at 12:39 pm

happy anniversary!!! i hope i get to see the two of you again soon!!!

lynn September 22, 2009 at 12:42 pm

happy anniversary…you guys make an adorable couple:) My husband I just celebrated 15 years last week! Time flies…

livingfreeforever September 22, 2009 at 12:42 pm

HAPPY, HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO YOU BOTH!! You DO look SOOOO happy in those pictures. Love your smile:) Have a blessed beyond measure day!

Christina September 22, 2009 at 12:45 pm

Happy anniversary HEAB & CD!! ::clapping:: I love weddings and anniversaries :) Celebrate with wine and sweet words :)

Yay for Chipotle!!!!!

shiningeyes September 22, 2009 at 12:45 pm

Happy anniversary! :D

Heather September 22, 2009 at 12:58 pm

Happy anniversary to you and CD! Such a cute couple :) Oh, and thank goodness for Chipotle!!!! Love their generous offering of guac.

glidingcalm September 22, 2009 at 1:53 pm

OMG. I just died at that poem, and then I realized it was your anniversary too! This post is too much.

And btw…. I don’t “die” reading blogs often. I seriously almost snorted. YALL ARE THE BOMB DIGGITY. Wishing you an amazing dayyyy! (And the photos are BEAUTIFUL!!)

Erin September 22, 2009 at 2:18 pm

Happy Anniversary, dearie! I love the pictures, you both look so happy!!

Jealous on the Chiptole front. How are they so tasty?!

Tiffany S. September 22, 2009 at 2:29 pm


Wishing you many more ecstatic years together!

missyrayn September 22, 2009 at 2:47 pm

Awww Happy Anniversary and I love that you went biking on your HM. So you to get in exercise :-)

Sarah (from See Sarah Eat) September 22, 2009 at 2:48 pm

Happy Anniversary Heather & CD!

I can’t wait to read your review of those creamers, I am anxious to try them myself. :)

p.s. We still need a Chipotle up here in Louisville! So far I’ve only seen them in Northern Kentucky and Ohio, boo.

hayleycepeda September 22, 2009 at 4:14 pm

Congratulations Heather!! My 2 year anniversary is right around the corner. I’m so happy for you…not just for 2 wonderful years of marriage, but also because you’re getting a Chipotle!! WOOHOOO! :)

Cindy September 22, 2009 at 4:44 pm

Happy Anniversary…you two couldn’t be sweeter or look happier!

bike riding in Tuscany? PERFECT!

Deb (SmoothieGirlEatsToo) September 22, 2009 at 4:58 pm

Let me be the 1,947,475th person to wish you and your wonderful hubby a fabulous Anniversary! It’s such a blessing to find the right partner in life, isn’t it!!?

Much love to you!

Balance for MEre September 22, 2009 at 5:39 pm

Happy Anniversary! We celebrated our 2nd anniversary on July 14. Angie of Angie Eats Peace is also celebrating their anniversary today.

ProteinGirl September 22, 2009 at 5:49 pm

Heather and CD,
Congratulations you guys! It is so refreshing to see a couple who genuinely enjoy each other’s company so much, and truly love each other and are friends too!
Wishing you years of companionship, love, trust, laughter, great conversations, and fun!
Here’s to growing old together!

caronae September 22, 2009 at 6:10 pm

Happy anniversary!
Isn’t squash so good!!!

Becky September 22, 2009 at 6:19 pm

Happy Anniversary! I love the pictures-you guys are so cute! Enjoy the years to come :)

Jill September 22, 2009 at 6:27 pm

Happy Anniversary H and CD!! Never been happier for both of you…E Nash brings everyone together…(well, that and Mark Miller – aka the Mayor.)

Hope you have a FAB dinner at Park Cafe – it is a great place!!

Carolyn September 22, 2009 at 7:03 pm

I would have gotten the Tuna Sashimi, and a crab cake for the appetizer… the scallops, and a side of asparagus for dinner…… and PLEASE tell me someone ordered the Bananas Foster Bread Pudding..even WITH all that sugar….i have stabbed Paul in the back of his hand with my fork for the last bite, when we split it, at the Chop House in Ann Arbor… until they quit featuring it…:-(

Hope you had a great night…and as we say in my family… Happy Bananaversary…(two weeks from today… 25 years…)

Heather Eats Almond Butter September 23, 2009 at 4:26 am

Carolyn, You are too funny. We ordered the crab cakes – oh my gosh, so rich and good. For dinner, I had one of the specials – mahi mahi, and I ordered a side of Schezwan green beans (amazing – get them every time I go there). No Bananas Foster…we were stuffed!

Cherie September 22, 2009 at 7:07 pm

Happy Anniversary! Wow! 2 years already!?!

Rose September 22, 2009 at 7:46 pm

Congrats to you and Chris! You are lovely.

Maria September 22, 2009 at 8:50 pm

Awwww you and CD are ADORABLE (as I’ve said time and time again ;) )! Happy Anniversary, you love bugs!!!

yogiclarebear September 22, 2009 at 9:31 pm

oh happy chipotle! i mean anniversary. ;)

your poem is hilarious. my neighbor just emailed me crying that she couldn’t cut the delicata i gave her from my garden. lol

have a happy day after your anniversary tomorrow!

broccolihut September 22, 2009 at 9:34 pm

Happy anniversary!

Alix September 22, 2009 at 9:47 pm

Happy anniversary!! Many congrats. :)

WholeBodyLove September 22, 2009 at 11:17 pm

Happy anniversary!!

Erin September 22, 2009 at 11:55 pm

Awwh! Happy anniversary Heather and CD :) Love!

Lika September 23, 2009 at 12:09 am

Aren’t you guys the cutest! God Bless :-)


Hanna M. September 23, 2009 at 2:30 am

Happy anniversary!! :)

~Jessica~ September 23, 2009 at 3:59 am

Great Haiku! I love writing them…there’s just something about the syllable constraints that really concentrates the essence of the creative process of poetry…they’re always so beautiful or amusing, depending on the author’s intent.

Ahh, why oh why have I never seen a Kabocha squash!? Virtually every other type in UK supermarkets, but never the sqaush King (Queen?)

Happy Anniversary! You two look so lovely together and it’s great that you even had a fitness-focused honeymoon!


Emily September 23, 2009 at 4:20 am

happy anniversary heather and cd!!!

lessonstolearn September 23, 2009 at 4:48 am

Hope you had a wonderful day of celebration! Happy anniversary :)

Emily (Healthy Fit Mama) September 23, 2009 at 5:58 am

Happy anniversary!! :-D

Nicole September 23, 2009 at 7:07 am

Yay!! Happy Anniversary!! I hope you had a wonderful evening!

veggiebooty September 23, 2009 at 7:48 am

You look *so* beautiful and *so* happy in those pictures!! Hope you have (had) a VERY Happy Anniversary!

elise September 23, 2009 at 9:38 am


haha, lovely haiku, too :)

Scott in Ohio September 23, 2009 at 11:48 am

Happy (day late) Anniversary to you and CD! Hope you had a great celebration.

Kombucha giveaway? I’m so there…

gina (fitnessista) September 23, 2009 at 2:11 pm

happy (late) anniversary my dear friend! you and christian dior make quite the couple :D many more years of happiness to you two

fartygirl September 23, 2009 at 3:24 pm

CD looks like such a smiley happy guy in all of your photos. It’s wonderful to see two people so content and so in love. <3

Lauren September 23, 2009 at 9:34 pm

We share the same wedding anniversary! Congratulations! Didn’t the last two years fly by?

CaSaundra September 24, 2009 at 7:35 am

I have trouble cutting dang squash too! Someone needs to come up with some super squash cutter–haha!

Ohhh how sweet–happy ann!

Lara (Thinspired) September 24, 2009 at 8:14 am

Ah, I missed it! Happy Anniversary to one of the cutest couples in blogland :) (And probably in all of Nashville. Keith and Nicole have nothing on you!)

Pam (Highway to Health) September 24, 2009 at 2:34 pm

Happy Belated Anniversary! I hope you had a great one!

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