Reader's Choice

by HEAB on October 26, 2009

The brilliant Zesty Cook and I have been working on a new blog layout for HEAB (OK, so Zesty is doing all the work, but it’s fun to think I contributed something), and I decided I wanted to update my picture of almond butter as well. Perhaps something a little more natural looking, don’t you think?

When I asked for photos from you guys, I received several. Thank you so much. The only problem is that I love them all and cannot decide which one to use. So, I’m going to let my readers choose. I’ll announce the winner tomorrow along with the photographer of each picture. Please vote and let me know what you think. The winner will receive my eternal gratitude as well as a batch of Maple Nut Oaties. πŸ™‚

PHOTOS 1 & 2:

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PHOTOS 3 & 4:

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PHOTOS 5 & 6

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Thanks for voting! I’ll announce the winner tomorrow.

Hope everyone has had a good start to their week thus far. I know I have…

I had The Katie Special for breakfast, but subbed chopped dates for raisins. Great combo Katie!


hypki October 27, 2009 at 7:15 am

Heather, so I just had to tell you, I made your squash butter yesterday! OMG…love! It was so yummy!! Thanks for posting all your amazing creations!

Heather Eats Almond Butter October 27, 2009 at 7:22 am

Hypki, You’re welcome. So glad you liked it!

marla October 27, 2009 at 6:21 am

Hey girl! I like photos 1 & 2. Love the print in the background…..if u use #2 I would crop in closer to the jar. If you use #1 maybe blur out the TJ label?? Nice updates πŸ™‚

Miz October 27, 2009 at 4:09 am

FIVE FIVE FIVE (and I need a Zesty to lend ME a hand too :))

Jenna H October 26, 2009 at 11:16 pm

i like #1…plus your breakfast looks amazing.

Vicki October 26, 2009 at 10:21 pm

Photo #2 i like!

eatmovelove October 26, 2009 at 9:06 pm

I love them all – tough b/w 1, 3 & 4…but I went with 4…which was weird cause I was realllly close to #1 ! But whatever it’ll be will be fabulous…now what happens if you (gasp) ever get sick of AB!!?? Haha- do you like other nut butters though really? I love them all – just tried Cashew and new addiction…I’ve went through the jar in a week – oops – an expensive vice unfortunately.

Heather Eats Almond Butter October 26, 2009 at 9:10 pm

Eatmovelove, Love all nut butters. One jar in a week? Welcome to my world. πŸ™‚

Brandi B. October 26, 2009 at 4:24 pm

I voted #2–I love Trader Joe’s!!!!

Tiffany S. October 26, 2009 at 3:05 pm

Nevermind – I read through and found the reason. I’ll stop hogging the replies now. πŸ™‚

Heather Eats Almond Butter October 26, 2009 at 4:38 pm

Tiffany, Ha ha – yes, I love dates, but I avoid buying them. They call my name from the kitchen, and I end up ODing on them. So yummy!

Tiffany S. October 26, 2009 at 3:03 pm

Oh wait – duh. Do you not buy dates because they’re fruit?

Tiffany S. October 26, 2009 at 3:03 pm

I can see why you had such a hard time deciding. I haven’t voted yet. I keep wavering.

I’m heading down to my mom’s in Indio, CA – DATE COUNTRY!!!! Let me know if I can pick you up a bag (she sends 10 lb ones for Xmas!). I just read a big date article, and I guess the Bahir are amazing, though the Medjool is the easiest to find down there. Hmm, I’ll have to do a date post when I get back.

Quix October 26, 2009 at 2:16 pm

I liked the first one (and voted for it) but I also really liked #6. Happy layout makeover! Those are fun! πŸ™‚

Shannon October 26, 2009 at 2:03 pm

k, i voted πŸ™‚ the pictures might look a little different cropped (i think the focus will be off in the 1st one), too… just my 2 cents πŸ˜‰

Shannon October 26, 2009 at 1:05 pm

oh my, i want some raw almond butter… right now! how are you going to use the picture? just a part of it or a closeup of the butter?? that would impact my decision me thinks…

Heather Eats Almond Butter October 26, 2009 at 1:24 pm

Shannon, I think it will be part of a close-up…I think.

Bekah October 26, 2009 at 12:49 pm

photo 1 is my pick! it looks the most refined i think. very cool. πŸ™‚

Mary October 26, 2009 at 12:48 pm

I like number four. I could lick the spoon forsure!

elise October 26, 2009 at 12:40 pm

how does #3 not have more votes!! its the best! yummmmmm

stephaniescarborough October 26, 2009 at 12:36 pm

I like number one. I just really like how the jar looks against the background. And it makes me hungry.

RunToTheFinish October 26, 2009 at 12:31 pm

ohh photo one is in the lead… I like it, can’t wait to see what you’ve cooked up…haha..Ok it was funnier in my head.

Anne October 26, 2009 at 12:17 pm

Heather, I am the same way with raisins. But here is a tip. Add raisins to your oats and breakfast cereals (I use a ton, but if you do not want it crowded, then it makes it easier to not eat them). Medjool dates are awesome and real fat. I take two big fat ones and eat them with 2 tablespoons of peanut butter or almond butter in between bread. Or you can just eat the dates + nut butter for a snack. Bite off a bit of the date and scoop the almond butter on top and eat. Its the best in a sandwich or cereal though.

Heather Eats Almond Butter October 26, 2009 at 12:40 pm

Anne, Yes, I love nut butters with Medjool dates, or just shoving a pecan or Brazil nut in the middle. Thanks for the oatmeal tip!

Ariel October 26, 2009 at 12:06 pm

I voted for #4. Your avocado toast with dates looks delicious!

Kelsey October 26, 2009 at 11:39 am

i like them all, but i think the first photo would be great for your blog!

homecookedem October 26, 2009 at 11:38 am

I voted for photo #1!! πŸ™‚

MelissaNibbles October 26, 2009 at 10:39 am

6 all the way. I like it’s simplicity.

Heather Ezell October 26, 2009 at 10:38 am

** you don’t eat a lot of fruit, 1 would be more appropriate. πŸ˜›

Heather Ezell October 26, 2009 at 10:38 am

Wow. That’s hard! I’m tied between 1 and 4… Though I voted for 1. πŸ˜› I decided that since

Katie October 26, 2009 at 10:32 am

I voted for number 1!!! Looks like that is in the lead too so far!!! Have a great day!!

Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food) October 26, 2009 at 10:12 am

I love photo 1 the best!

allison October 26, 2009 at 10:08 am

photo 1!

Pure2Raw Twins October 26, 2009 at 10:06 am

all look good …. like photo 6 though photo 1 is good too.

Chloe October 26, 2009 at 9:51 am

I voted for 2 but also like photo 5! How fun, can’t wait to check out the new layout!

Mama Pea October 26, 2009 at 9:51 am

I voted! That is one crazy looking breakfast. Why am I not surprised?

peaceandpeanutbutter October 26, 2009 at 9:47 am

Great pics! So hard to choose!

The Foodie Diaries October 26, 2009 at 9:44 am

The Katie special looks divine; never woulda thought of that combo!

Maggie October 26, 2009 at 9:38 am

Beautiful pictures and yummy breakfast πŸ™‚

Anne October 26, 2009 at 9:19 am

Dates and Raisins are great! Why do you not buy these usually? Good stuff!
If you can get a jar or Raw MaraNatha Almond Butter you might get the best picture. Roasted is amazing, but looks darker and not as nice.

Heather Eats Almond Butter October 26, 2009 at 10:25 am

Thanks the recommendation Anne – I love Maranatha! I never buy dates and raisins b/c I eat them all…way too fast. πŸ™‚

Naomi (onefitfoodie) October 26, 2009 at 9:17 am

Love all of them, esp 1!!

congrats on the new design

VeggieGirl October 26, 2009 at 9:06 am

I voted for Photo #1!! πŸ™‚

Love the Katie special!

Erica October 26, 2009 at 9:03 am

Ow! I love a lot of these pics but I voted for #1. Congrats on making the Family Fresh Cooking’s Fresh Picks list! And I can’t wait to see your blog changes

joelygolightly October 26, 2009 at 8:58 am

Oops, I meant “tie” not “time!”

joelygolightly October 26, 2009 at 8:57 am

Gotta say, it was a time for me between photos 1 and 4, but you don’t really eat fruit, right? So photo 1 seemed more HEAB-fitting.

Have a great day!

Janna October 26, 2009 at 8:56 am

I like #1 or #2!

I have been meaning to try the avocado on toast! Looks so good!

Edith October 26, 2009 at 8:51 am

I want to eat Photo 4!

Mary October 26, 2009 at 8:47 am

I like both 4 and 5. Breakfast looks yummy!

polly October 26, 2009 at 8:45 am

Is it wrong that I voted for my own picture? πŸ˜›

I totally did. πŸ˜€

Love you, heabers and no matter what picture wins, you are the author of this blog which is why it is so wonderful. XOXO

Deb (SmoothieGirlEatsToo) October 26, 2009 at 8:45 am

Hi Heabie- I’m surprised you only got 6?? I am a slacker. I didn’t send you one. That Zesty character is a busy guy πŸ™‚ I know he’s been working with Lara too.

Shelby October 26, 2009 at 8:38 am

I voted for #1!

Justine October 26, 2009 at 8:37 am

I think you need more pics. πŸ™‚

Hope things have been good over there! I thought you didn’t buy dates??


Heather Eats Almond Butter October 26, 2009 at 8:38 am

Justine, I don’t…normally. I broke down and bought some Medjools at Costco for a raw pie I want to make this week. πŸ™‚

Emily October 26, 2009 at 8:37 am

I like photo 3 a lot, but I think it might look better if it were a bit lighter?

Can’t wait to see the new look!

Katie October 26, 2009 at 8:36 am

Yay! Katie Special! Glad you enjoyed…

Nicole October 26, 2009 at 8:33 am

Oh, and of course I like 3 too! I didn’t even notice the one I sent in at first, haha.

elleneatsbeats October 26, 2009 at 8:32 am

Oh the new look is going to be divine with any of those pictures!

coco October 26, 2009 at 8:28 am

the truth is I love all these picture! it was a hard choice… but I voted for #2! πŸ™‚

Evan Thomas October 26, 2009 at 8:28 am

Ooo looks like the voting is tight so fat

Jess October 26, 2009 at 8:28 am

Photo five is my fave for a nice fall layout! Beautiful!

Nicole October 26, 2009 at 8:28 am

I like 4 πŸ˜‰

I would have never thought to combine avocado and dates! I love avocado on toast, though!

Jessica October 26, 2009 at 8:25 am

I love photos 1 and 2, Heather. And your breakfast looks delish. πŸ™‚

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