Calling All Messy Cooks

by HEAB on December 17, 2009

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Did you guys hear that yesterday was National Chocolate Covered Anything Day? I didn’t find out until late last night. Guess I picked the right day to make this…

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I finally got around to trying Averie’s Peanut Butter Cups, and they were so easy! Thanks for the recipe Averie. Since I’m not a fan of the microwave, I simply melted one square of unsweetened Baker’s chocolate (I love the super dark stuff!) in a glass cup placed in a pot of boiling water and used Trader Joe’s unsalted crunchy peanut butter for the filling. Thank goodness I only made one as I could have easily polished off 5 of those things!

The chocolate covered celebration continued with my breakfast this morning. Still rockin the Vita-Mix soup with a hot chocolate version served with chocolate pancakes for dippin…

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I blended 1 cup unsweetened chocolate almond milk with 3/4 avocado, 1 TBSP cocoa powder, and stevia in my Vita-Mix until warm. The pancakes were my coconut flour recipe using chocolate Jay Robb rice protein powder, and 1 TBSP cocoa powder plus some stevia added to the batter. Delish!

Now, I don’t know about any of you, but I am messy. I spill everything, and you better believe I had chocolate all over my kitchen after making breakfast this morning. However, I didn’t get any on myself thanks to my new apron….

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Nice, huh? Would you like a perverse POM apron of your own? Well, I have 5 to give away. To enter, you must leave a comment below with a possible caption to go along with the picture above. CD gets to judge and will pick his 5 favorite captions to win an apron along with a bottle of POM juice. Let’s try and keep it relatively clean, OK? Our parents read my blog. ;)

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apartmentnearchinatown December 17, 2009 at 9:45 am

Behold, “Heather The Amazing Pomegranate Juggler!” Now…if only I could find the third one?!

LindsayH December 17, 2009 at 9:45 am

“Is that a bottle of POM juice in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me?”

eatmovelove December 17, 2009 at 9:45 am

OH MY GOD! Only one Heather? You have control! I am making those :) Cheers

Tracy Parrish December 17, 2009 at 9:54 am

Love the Apron! Ok here’s my caption: POM get a hand up on your health!

Chocolate-Covered Katie December 17, 2009 at 9:56 am

LOL! OMG! And LOL a few more times ;)

I love that silly apron.

Gotta get around to making Averie’s pb cups; they’ve been on my to-make list for way too long.

Once again, your blog post made me smile. You never fail to put a smile on my face.

theemptynutjar December 17, 2009 at 10:00 am

Yes I am messy too. My roomies are also messy ! :(
Heather, get out some cookie-cutters and you can have christmas-pancakes maybe ?

Heather Eats Almond Butter December 17, 2009 at 10:01 am

Nut, Christmas pancakes…I’m on it!

Carolyn December 17, 2009 at 10:01 am

“Don’t take your poms for granete”

…it’s a stretch i know.. Don’t take your poms for granted.. but i liked it!! ;-) and it’s what i thought of the second i looked at the picture…..

Veggiesmack December 17, 2009 at 10:09 am

Must. Make. Those. Peanut butter cups!

I’m a super messy cook, and I do not own an apron. :-(

Caption: “Our Pomegranates may be a little too fresh.”

Rayna Mazer December 17, 2009 at 10:11 am

I love it Heather ! makes me smile:) “I can handle the pomegranetes!”

Heather @ The Joyful Kitchen December 17, 2009 at 10:15 am

That chocolate peanut butter cup looks insane! I’m thinking “Easy on the poms” :)

plamarie December 17, 2009 at 10:20 am

Ha! LOL! ;) I am messy in the kitchen too. I don’t mind though because I always try to clean it all after I am done. Then the clean kitchen makes me feel all better.

“Great food, powered by my poms”

Ann K December 17, 2009 at 10:22 am

“Who needs melons when you have Poms like these?”

Or “Wow, check out those nice, ripe, juicy….uhhhh pommegranites, yeah, pommegranites, that’s what I was going to say”.

Before anyone gets offended I’m a comedian, the funniest gags I have seen on stage are those done with mistaken identity and objects.

Weekly Bite December 17, 2009 at 10:32 am

Okay, I’m seriously DROOLING over those PB cups!

Beth S. December 17, 2009 at 10:33 am

I’ve got more than a Pom-full

Evan Thomas December 17, 2009 at 10:34 am

Pomegranates: Get your hands on some in the kitchen

kbwood December 17, 2009 at 10:38 am

LOL love the apron! at first it caught me off guard!

Whitney December 17, 2009 at 10:39 am

I didn’t realize CD’s hands were so dainty :)

Heather @ Get Healthy With Heather December 17, 2009 at 10:39 am

“Just squeeze for fresh POM juice available any time in the kitchen”

jacobc December 17, 2009 at 10:39 am

I’m stumped..

And i know CD had something to say, but i guess his comment wasn’t clean enough for the parents.. ;-p

VeggieGirl December 17, 2009 at 10:41 am

TOO MUCH DELICIOUSNESS!!

And that apron – hahahahaha :-D

Wendy F December 17, 2009 at 10:49 am

My suggested caption:

‘Janet Jackson ain’t got nuttin’ on these POMs!’

(remember that album covere?)

missyrayn December 17, 2009 at 10:50 am

“Just holding these Poms for Heather.”

justrun December 17, 2009 at 10:50 am

Oh, I cannot be trusted with this sort of thing. The old Coke slogan comes to mind. You know, “It’s the real thing.” :)

I think I need pancakes for lunch now!

the vegster December 17, 2009 at 10:50 am

I totally dig that apron and want one!!

Caption:
“Just go for the POMs.”

molly @thevegandorm December 17, 2009 at 10:55 am

Hands on cooking!

Abby December 17, 2009 at 10:56 am

How bout them apples? …. I mean, pomegranates… ahem.

Gwen December 17, 2009 at 10:59 am

“POM: Nutrition you can feel”

Sorry I couldn’t help myself, that apron is great :)

michelle December 17, 2009 at 11:01 am

I love how you stay true to your pancake week Heabs….and that adorable apron looks good on you!! My caption? “Pomegranates: The best way to Stay Perky!” That’s not dirty is it?

Graze With Me December 17, 2009 at 11:01 am

I will for sure be making that chocolate “pudding”!! Yum.

My caption: “POM – thy cups runneth over”

Elizabeth December 17, 2009 at 11:02 am

Nice pom poms… ;)

How could you not have fun in the kitchen with this silly apron on? It’s perfect.

rebecca lustig December 17, 2009 at 11:06 am

Well, I was thinking you could tie it into breast cancer awareness…

“Here to help”
or
“Cancer free poms (or palms–play on words?)

haha

Have a fabulous day <3 bec

Kelly December 17, 2009 at 11:10 am

Look, mom, no hands! :)

Janna (Just Flourishing) December 17, 2009 at 11:11 am

YUM! Chocolate covered goodness. I want to make those PB cups!

I actually just won that apron from Tina! So excited to get it!!!

elena December 17, 2009 at 11:12 am

A caption for the apron you are wearing? Well, that’s simple:

“Wanna hold my POMs?”

Deirdre December 17, 2009 at 11:13 am

“Licensed POM Inspector.”

Amanda Jewell December 17, 2009 at 11:13 am

“Firm to the touch”

ahahaah… that’s kind of dirty, sorry! :-)

Sarah (Shep) December 17, 2009 at 11:15 am

“Have you seen those two POMs I got?! I can’t find them anywhere…….” (as if you were looking around the kitchen for them :) )

Fattie Fatterton December 17, 2009 at 11:24 am

In the POM of my hands

Shannon December 17, 2009 at 11:28 am

How about the pomegrabem’ apron.

Steph December 17, 2009 at 11:32 am

“POM enhanced. 100% natural”

Fun giveaway!

Cookie December 17, 2009 at 11:36 am

Got poms?

Kristie Lynn December 17, 2009 at 11:37 am

Save the Pommies!

Lindsay December 17, 2009 at 11:37 am

OMG Heather!!!! Love all of the chocolate covered deliciousness.
Plus that ridic apron…. Hmmm….
“I hold my poms close to my heart” tee hee.

Mary Z December 17, 2009 at 11:41 am

LOVE IT!

‘DON’T SQUEEZE THE POM’S’

Kim M. December 17, 2009 at 11:47 am

“How do you like them pomegranates?”

Ashley December 17, 2009 at 11:47 am

Oh man that apron is so not PG… lol.

“Them r juicee!!”

In my best twangy, redneck voice.

Ironlady December 17, 2009 at 11:49 am

That apron is hilarious! “POM – Not your average melons!”

caronae December 17, 2009 at 11:49 am

POM: delicious, nutritious, and…easy to hold?

Betherann December 17, 2009 at 11:52 am

“Friends don’t let friends go home empty handed. Give the gift of love this Christmas: a palm full of pom!”

Betherann December 17, 2009 at 11:52 am

Ooh I’ve got another. :)

“Pom juice: worth double-fisting it.”

Ashley December 17, 2009 at 11:53 am

Oh and thank you for introducing me those the peanut butter cups! I know what I’m bringing to Christmas this year!

Mallory December 17, 2009 at 11:54 am

“Yes, they’re real, and 100% natural!”

louisianagrown December 17, 2009 at 12:00 pm

“Wouldn’t you just love to get a handful of these these fresh.. juicy… POMS?”

bandesorganiceats December 17, 2009 at 12:09 pm

More than a handful!

Diana (Soap & Chocolate) December 17, 2009 at 12:10 pm

“These POM-POMs are OK to grab.”

Or how about just “POM POM” with one “POM” under each handful. ;)

That is a hysterical apron! Right after my own heart. Or on top of it, rather.

If you like Averie’s PB cups, keep an eye on her blog for an upcoming guest post from me… ;)

Erin December 17, 2009 at 12:11 pm

Those PB cups and pancakes look so good! I’m taking this recipe home to the parents house for Christmas breakfast!

“HEAB’s POM’s – 100% natural. 100% real.”

brandi December 17, 2009 at 12:18 pm

Those pb cups look killer, and I think I have some baker’s chocolate :)

Okay, I have a lot! Can I just put them all in one comment?

This is so fun!

“A POMful is More Than Enough”
“Yes, they’re real.”
“Hands Off My POMs!”
“Double fisting, the natural way”

Sarah R December 17, 2009 at 12:19 pm

Are you staring at my poms? hehe…

Melissa December 17, 2009 at 12:19 pm

Love PB cups!!!

My Caption:

“You’ll know if your POMs are ripe when the outer skin is soft and they yield to gentle pressure…check POMs regularly as you wont want to miss out on the freshness” :)

Tiffany S. December 17, 2009 at 12:29 pm

I like Mallory’s myself.

POM her? I hardly even know her!

Rosie POMs – not such a bad thing.

POMS? Get a grip!

Annie D. December 17, 2009 at 12:35 pm

Hehehe here’s my caption:

Get your paws off my POM POM’s
:o )

I am SOOOO going to try Averie’s PB cups. I was going to try it the other day but ran out of time… and I don’t have those little muffin cup things to make the edges all pretty. I may have to improvise somehow.

Erica December 17, 2009 at 12:35 pm

I totally missed chocolate covered day! I will just have to celebrate it today…ya know, to make up for it. Those aprons are so freaking cute. I need one. Hmmm a caption- how about “What? Ya gotta feel them to make sure they’re ripe.” ahhaha

Janice December 17, 2009 at 12:40 pm

haha!
Caption #1 – “I said ALMONDS, not my POMS!”

Caption #2 = “Please don’t squeeze the POMS!”

Janice

Lauren December 17, 2009 at 1:08 pm

“Squeeze These” I love this apron..I saw it on the POM website too. I would love to win. It is so adorable. Yummy looking food!!!

Jen B December 17, 2009 at 1:10 pm

CD’s POMs ONLY!

Stacie December 17, 2009 at 1:15 pm

Nice POMs!

Lori Z. December 17, 2009 at 1:36 pm

“Freshly squeezed”
Those peanut butter cups look so good. So did your breakfast!

Lisa December 17, 2009 at 1:42 pm

Don’t mind me. Just trying to keep these poms at room temp.

deborah December 17, 2009 at 1:43 pm

hmm a lot of the quotes i was thinking have already been thought of. how about “got poms?”

dani December 17, 2009 at 1:54 pm

You wanna squeeze my pomegrantits?

Heather Eats Almond Butter December 17, 2009 at 1:58 pm

Dani, Ha ha…

Marie December 17, 2009 at 2:06 pm

“With clean hands and a pure heart…”

Reigne December 17, 2009 at 2:09 pm

Caption: “Are they poms or boobies? ‘Coz they look like poms… Yet feel like boobies….”

I tried to do a take off of Jessica Simpson’s “is that chicken or tuna?” but somehow I don’t think it is as funny as I imagined it to be..

Katie December 17, 2009 at 2:17 pm

I am going to try that chocolate soup with a banana dipped in it for an all-raw breakfast! :)

Becky December 17, 2009 at 2:23 pm

Nice set of arils:) Hee hee:)

lindsey December 17, 2009 at 2:26 pm

Hilarious! Here is my line: “Did I say you could squeeze my POMs?”

p.s. I think I’m going to head to the kitchen and make a PB cup now!

♥ lindsey

Lisa December 17, 2009 at 2:47 pm

Mmmmm…. PB cups!!

Hey! Keep yo’ hands off my (wife’s) Pom Poms!!

;o)

Katie December 17, 2009 at 2:48 pm

Every caption I come up with is probably a bit too dirty…sorry! Adorable apron though.

I keep making protein pancakes too! You have really inspired me to try new ingredients, so far I have used pumpkin, random spices, different extracts, different gums, protein powders, etc…I love it! I have found using xantham/guar and glucomannan makes them really thick and filling for me.

Happy Thursday

http://katiechangesforkatie.blogspot.com/

Heather Eats Almond Butter December 17, 2009 at 2:50 pm

Katie, I need to try the gums in the cakes. Always nervous they’ll come too “gummy”

Kelsey December 17, 2009 at 2:55 pm

“Hey, hang on a second. Will you hold these?”

ps so um, i really want to make nearly all of your recipes!!! not only are they different, but they seriously look amaze!!

anne December 17, 2009 at 2:55 pm

The chocolate soup looks so yummy!! You look pretty in your apron :)

Megan December 17, 2009 at 2:57 pm

You can touch my pomegranates but don’t even think about coming near my brussels sprounts!

Insert awkward wink.

Cookie December 17, 2009 at 2:58 pm

“You like these? You should check out my kabocha!”

charlotte December 17, 2009 at 3:03 pm

I don’t need an apron right now but I had to say that the PB cup looks divine and are those brussels sprouts I spy on your stove?? Can’t wait to see what you do with those! Now, off to search your site for mung bean recipes… (I swear you had one, right?)

Heather Eats Almond Butter December 17, 2009 at 10:06 pm

Charlotte, Mung beans…nope, wasn’t me. Sorry!

Christine @ hot mama health December 17, 2009 at 3:05 pm

Haha! Love the apron. I am getting my bf some cooking classes for xmas and we need to bring aprons. I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to win this and have him wear it!! Hysterical. So, I’ve got to try…

“Get Your Hands Off My Poms!”

Or…maybe…

“These Poms: They’re Real and They’re Spectacular”

Teresa December 17, 2009 at 3:06 pm

“Warning: If you squeeze me I’ll spray you back!”

Pancake week has been so much fun! I only imagine how great it has been eating all the pancake creations! And with you rave reviews, I’m going to have to try and get my hands on some (affordable) coconut flour.

Erin R December 17, 2009 at 3:13 pm

lol, cute apron and those pb cups looks A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!!!

caption: My POM’s… I ain’t sayin’ their perfect but their worth it!

Haylee December 17, 2009 at 3:14 pm

“Two “Poms” are better than one, and one HEAB cook is better than none” haha love it!

p.s
I tried your protein pancakes and LOVE them!!

Heather Eats Almond Butter December 17, 2009 at 10:13 pm

Haylee, Happy to hear you enjoyed the pancakes. :)

Pure2Raw Twins December 17, 2009 at 3:19 pm

haha, I have to get me one of those aprons!

Loving all the chocolate : )

Tamzin December 17, 2009 at 3:22 pm

Wow that chocolate breakfast soup sounds divine! x

Averie (LoveVeggiesandYoga) December 17, 2009 at 3:24 pm

Thanks for the linkback on the PB Cups, Heather! I was wondering why all of a sudden I had a few comments come in on that post…a-ha! Now I know. See us non Wordpress bloggers don’t get pings when someone mentions us. A total annoying thing but sooner or later, I knew I’d realize why…and it was you, my sweet nutbutter lovin’ friend! Thanks and glad you enjoyed them. Soooo easy, sooo good!
Oh the Maranatha AB in Aruba yesterday was a mere $14 for the jar. Not actually that much more than WF prices…LOL Sad but true. Ok the apron…

Man (or woman!): “Are those real??? I can’t tell if they’re real or not when I squeeze them.”
Woman: “Why of course they’re real pomegranates.”

joan December 17, 2009 at 3:28 pm

Cooking with poms is hands-on!

Tiffany December 17, 2009 at 3:33 pm

“Oh, these? They’re real.”

Erin R December 17, 2009 at 3:34 pm

doing too many things at once…sorry for my awful grammar….lol

caption: My POM’s… I ain’t sayin’ they’re perfect but I promise they’re worth it!

(a play on a line from a Sugarland song)

Kelly December 17, 2009 at 3:45 pm

My caption:

Pomegranates, the new Wonder Bra!

Heather McCoy December 17, 2009 at 3:48 pm

POMS….More than a handful is just too much :) wink wink

april December 17, 2009 at 3:52 pm

My caption “Hang on to your POM-POM’s!”

Ok that was really lame. But at least I tried right? :D

Marissa December 17, 2009 at 4:01 pm

Oh, and a caption?

How do you like THEM Poms?

Meg December 17, 2009 at 4:08 pm

When life gives you pomegranates, make boobies!

Haylee December 17, 2009 at 4:20 pm

one more :D “mmmm….pomies”

lauren December 17, 2009 at 4:29 pm

“Shake your pom-poms” haha!!

Lori December 17, 2009 at 4:46 pm

Most of these are more like slogans but whatever ;)

“Squeeze it! Squeeze my POM.”

“They know when it rains…”

“Yep, they’re a handful.”

Yep, they’re ripe!”

“POM: Fills a cup perfectly”

“Perky POM Support”

Meredith December 17, 2009 at 4:54 pm

YUM! Chocolate and peanutbutter is the best combo! Definitely going to have to make these sometime :)

Maggie December 17, 2009 at 5:08 pm

“How about THEM poms?”

Yeah, I’m not creative :)

Cyndi December 17, 2009 at 5:34 pm

Two POMS are better than one!

runforfun December 17, 2009 at 5:35 pm

So I have to tell a short story before I say my slogan. I used to live in Israel and poms are actually one of the indigenous fruits to Israel and grow everywhere. Every time we would pick them, I would hold them to my breasts and pretend that I was shooting out of them, like those girls with breast guns from Austin Powers.

So my slogan is: “Groovy poms, baby!!!”

Rebecca December 17, 2009 at 5:57 pm

Pom-Pom-Chika-Bow-Wow!

Laura E December 17, 2009 at 6:08 pm

“I give them to POMS up!”

Thanks for the opportunity!

Holly December 17, 2009 at 6:40 pm

CD-inspired Caption: “Looks like you’ve got your hands full there, Heather! Can I help you with that?”

But seriously, chocolate soup and chocolate pancakes?! Best. Idea. Ever. I must try that!

tosha25italia December 17, 2009 at 6:47 pm

I just have to comment but not enter the giveaway – you are brave having your parents read your blog! The pb cup looks awesome and I love the apron!

Angela loves food December 17, 2009 at 6:58 pm

You made that chocolate cup? wow! I need to make my own instead of indulging in that bad processed bars.

“Sweet to the taste…and touch”

POMS!

Olympia December 17, 2009 at 7:01 pm

By the look of things CD should be getting more sun…

Trail December 17, 2009 at 7:12 pm

Wow, that PB Cup looks delicious! Your site is fun to read!

Caption: “Mmmm, RIPE!” or “POMelicious”

Emily GG December 17, 2009 at 7:14 pm

How do you like them Poms?

Brandi December 17, 2009 at 7:21 pm

What about “Serving size two handfuls” :)

justine December 17, 2009 at 7:25 pm

haha…I am still thinking….

~Justine

Amanda December 17, 2009 at 8:11 pm

“People often mistake me for POMela Anderson” :)

Meghan December 17, 2009 at 9:06 pm

Aril apparel.

Manda December 17, 2009 at 9:10 pm

Ultimate caption: “Yes, I can hold my POMS.”

Joanna December 17, 2009 at 9:29 pm

“I’m fondle of you.”

Joanna December 17, 2009 at 9:30 pm

Edit to above caption: “I’m fondle of POM.”

Katie December 17, 2009 at 9:35 pm

I was actually wondering if that recipe would work this exact way; good to know (or maybe not so good) that it is!

My caption: If these pomegranates could speak…they’d be speachless.

I make aprons, and I think i just figured out my next design! (Wheels churning in my head…)

susan December 17, 2009 at 10:08 pm

more than a POMful is wasteful…

YUM on the PB Cup!

Fat Old Jogger December 17, 2009 at 10:13 pm

How do you like those mellons, ummm Poms

Juli December 17, 2009 at 10:29 pm

“POMS, do you has them?”

Because the whole hands on the poms design on the apron totally reminded me of this pic and made me really laugh:

http://www.motivatedphotos.com/?id=8878

Lol.

Heather Eats Almond Butter December 18, 2009 at 8:12 am

Juli, Loved the squirrel poster. Too cute. :)

Juli December 17, 2009 at 11:07 pm

Oooh, I just thought of a few more (I hope it’s ok that I post them also – not sure if we can only enter once)!

“Check out my antioxidants!”

“Protected by POM”

“Juicy”

“Pardon me, I’m very hands on when I cook”

Deb (Smoothie Girl Eats Too) December 17, 2009 at 11:09 pm

And you thought they were fake!

Whole Body Love December 17, 2009 at 11:34 pm

“Pom my Granites?”

Danielle December 17, 2009 at 11:47 pm

Great contest!

My caption would read:

Double PP’s

Cherie December 18, 2009 at 12:03 am

So many great caption, lol! With two 14 yr old boys at home, I wouldn’t dare where that apron, ha! I do love it tho and my 17 yr old daughter would too! I also LOVE all the chocolate recipes & can’t wait to get busy trying them all. Thanks Heather!

Deva (Voracious Vorilee) December 18, 2009 at 7:11 am

haha love the apron!

My caption: POMs, now fuller, juicer, and more fun to hold

Christin December 18, 2009 at 7:12 am

Ours are so big, you’ll think they’re fake! ;)

Stephanie December 18, 2009 at 8:28 am

Caption: “Ahem…my eyes are up here, you pom-perv.”

CaSaundra December 18, 2009 at 8:30 am

Oooo homemade PB cups! YUM! I tried making the Hungry-Girl ones last yr, but they were a little too artificial tasting for me. :-(

“I am all natural!”

Meg December 18, 2009 at 8:31 am

“Today in BLOGSTAR Weekly…HEAB comes clean about her POM-Job”

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