Guess Who I Finally Met?????

by HEAB on December 27, 2009

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Before I tell you who I met, a message to reader Morgan: Morgan, every time I try to respond to your email, it gets blocked by a spam firewall. Do you have another email address where I can write you?

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Smoothie Girl Deb in the flesh. Sweet Deb and her husband drove all the way from California to hang out with me and CD while we’re in Arizona for the holidays. Unfortunately, CD is sick, and so it was just us girls last night. We met up for dinner at Kona Grill. We both ordered the exact same thing, the miso-sake marinated sea bass with wok tossed vegetables. We then ordered dessert, blogger style…

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We shared a red velvet cupcake and asked for the frosting on the side. Hehe. ;) Deb, I had the best time at dinner. Although I feel like we’re old friends, it was so nice to finally get to hug you in person!

Deb was her usual generous self. It started with the lovely scarf she made me pictured above. I put it on immediately after opening it and kept it on all night. Love it Deb! The thoughtfulness continued with the following…

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The nut butters I chose from her HEABiversary Nut Butter Giveaway along with some British goodies. This morning I sampled the Brazil Nut Butter, Deb’s Spiced Holy Mole (organic peanuts and chunks, dark cocoa powder, organic instant coffee, chipotle powder), and Spiced Nutella, aka The OMG OMG OMG (roasted hazelnuts and chunks, dark cocoa powder, stevia, cinnamon, cardamom). All of them tasted AMAZING. A close-up of The OMG OMG OMG. Check out the hazelnut chunks…

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As instructed, I wore my party hat while eating them.

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Thanks again so much Deb. Just the fuel I needed for my workout today, but more about that in tomorrow’s post. Off to check on CD. :(

Oh, and be sure to click here for a chance to win some of my favorite raw food bars. ‘Bout time Katie!

{ 54 comments }

homecookedem December 27, 2009 at 4:57 pm

Oh how FUN!!! You and Deb are both so sweet – definitely bloggie soulmates, haha!! :) I love that you ordered a cupcake with the frosting on the side!!!!!!! hahahahahaha!! :) LOVE IT! :)

merittothecarrot December 27, 2009 at 5:00 pm

So glad to hear that you two had a stellar evening. How long are you staying in Arizona? I’m actually flying down tomorrow to visit my dad :)

Heather Eats Almond Butter December 27, 2009 at 5:07 pm

Merrittothecarrot, We’ll be here through Wednesday. Where does your dad live?

Erica December 27, 2009 at 5:03 pm

What a fun meet up! And such incredible gifts from Deb. The scarf is beautiful. I hope CD feels better!! Enjoy the rest of the trip

fitlizzio December 27, 2009 at 5:03 pm

those nut butters look amazing!! yum!

Jenny December 27, 2009 at 5:05 pm

nothing marks a fabulous day like a plethora of nut butters :) yay for bloggie meet ups!

Carbzilla December 27, 2009 at 5:19 pm

Am I the only who can’t see the photos? Why is my Firefox sooo messed up! I wanna see HEABS and Deb, dad gummit!

kristi (sweet cheeks) December 27, 2009 at 5:23 pm

aww what awesome gifts! Glad you guys had a great time!

carbzilla December 27, 2009 at 5:27 pm

There you are! Such beauties!

Firefox is on a time-out and Safari is here to save the day!

Jessica December 27, 2009 at 5:27 pm

How exciting! Yay for bloggy meetups! :)

Kristen @ Change of Pace December 27, 2009 at 5:45 pm

How exciting! Looks like you ladies had a lot of fun! :)

Averie (LoveVeggiesandYoga) December 27, 2009 at 5:46 pm

HEB-n-DEB…You two ladies look beautiful! And what’s the irony…is that Kona Grill is about 10 mins from my house but I’m 5000 miles++ away. Coming home late Wed nite. Heabs, will I bump into you at the airport going home? Anyway girls, what great fun and once upon a time when I used to eat fish, there was nothing better than Sea Bass!!!!!!!!!! It’s on the endangered species list, well it used to be, but I used to eat it anyway. And while I’m at it, let me just order a piano with real ivory keys. kidding :)

Anyway the Nut Butters look fabulous, but I would expect nothing less from the Smoothie Queen who can blend anything into fabulosity!

Heather, hope you’ve had a nice time in AZ! And I am sooo bummed I’ve missed you.

xoxo to you both!
averie

claire December 27, 2009 at 5:47 pm

fabulous scarf!!yay for good times:-) Poor CD:-(
cc

traveleatlove December 27, 2009 at 5:51 pm

Think I would definitely eat that cup of frosting first! What a sweet meet up!

Susan December 27, 2009 at 5:59 pm

Aahhhh!! You met Deb!! Two ladies I absolutely <3 at one table :D Frosting on the side… wonderful. That spiced nutella looks uh-maaaaazing.

Heather @ The Joyful Kitchen December 27, 2009 at 6:07 pm

Wow, Kona Grill didn’t even know what hit them :) What awesome gifts, and the OMG OMG OMG looks incredible! Glad to see they got the party hat! :)

Chocolate-Covered Katie December 27, 2009 at 6:19 pm

Oh I adore Deb. You get to meet all the cool cats, Heather. Deb, Justine, Keith… Keith, Keith, Keith…

Tell CD to feel better!!! :(

Heather Eats Almond Butter December 27, 2009 at 6:21 pm

Yes, but when am I going to meet you dear Katie? :)

Lara (Thinspired) December 27, 2009 at 6:25 pm

Such a beautiful picture of both of you! What a special meet up :) Love what you both ordered, especially dessert! Would have loved to have been there…one of these days, right?!

Love you girls!

Heather Eats Almond Butter December 27, 2009 at 6:31 pm

Yes Lara, one of these days!

ohhmay December 27, 2009 at 6:42 pm

These nut butters look SO SO good! Deb is so sweet! I’m glad you had a great day Miss Heather!

Carolyn December 27, 2009 at 7:12 pm

That scarf is gorgeous…

So is the granite in MIL’s condo kitchen… ;-)

Abby December 27, 2009 at 7:22 pm

You and Deb loook fabulous.. what a fun meetup!! Hope your husband is feeling better!! :)

missyrayn December 27, 2009 at 7:25 pm

Holy Nutbutter love. Glad you had fun.

I hope CD doesn’t have the flu-y thing that Hunni has. Its knocked him out for 2 days.

Danielle December 27, 2009 at 7:44 pm

It looks like you had a great time :) I’m going to have to experiment with homemade nut butter once I get my vita- I want to say OMG OMG OMG
Feel better CD :(

Pure2Raw Twins December 27, 2009 at 7:48 pm

Looks like Deb and you had a great time …. love girls night ;) And all those nut butters look and sound amazing… I wish my body handled nuts better… hopefully one day!!!

MarathonVal December 27, 2009 at 7:49 pm

What a lovely blogger meetup! Glad you guys had a fun time :) And what a selection of treats!!

Jillian December 27, 2009 at 7:51 pm

Heather…that pic of you at the bottom is ever so cute:). Beautiful scarf! :)
Hugs to you!

Shelby December 27, 2009 at 7:52 pm

Bloggie meetups + tons of nut butter = perfection!

Shannon December 27, 2009 at 8:04 pm

so much deliciousness! looks like you’re having a wonderful time in az :) merry christmas! (i know, belated, but be merry anyways :) )

psychoj1 December 27, 2009 at 8:27 pm

I hope CD feels better! I’ve had the flu for almost a week! (yes, during Christmas)
YAYYY that you got to meet Deb :)

<3 jess
xoxo

jenngirl December 27, 2009 at 8:33 pm

Blogger meet-ups always look so fun! It’s like we were all “meant for each other”! lol :)

And who knew you could order cake frosting on the side?

eatmovelove December 27, 2009 at 8:45 pm

I’d be all over that frosting :) Great scarf and nice meet-up Ladies.

theemptynutjar December 27, 2009 at 8:58 pm

So nice you had fun Heather! The cupcake looks great…the combination of the cupcake and frosting is great. The scarf is beautiful also. Kudos to Deb.
Curious: what kind of wedding cake did you have? Red velvet maybe? :)

Heather Eats Almond Butter December 27, 2009 at 10:29 pm

Nut jar, CD and I had an all raw wedding cake made with layers of fresh fruit, sheets of dried fruit, cashew cream, almonds, and edible flowers. You can see a picture of it here: http://heathereatsalmondbutter.com/2009/04/18/heat-the-salmon-butt/

charlotte December 27, 2009 at 9:54 pm

So fun!!! You both look fantastic and it sounds like there was as much fun served as food:) Someday I want to meet you guys too!

Deb (SmoothieGirlEatsToo) December 27, 2009 at 9:57 pm

Heabs! Thanks for such a sweet post! It’s so cliched but you REALLY are as lovely and sweet in person- more so if that is even possible! I think we closed down the joint just yapping like long-lost sisters! :-) I just want CD to feel better soon! He sure is adorable though- those “Paul Newman eyes” yowza- what a knockout!

Deb (SmoothieGirlEatsToo) December 27, 2009 at 10:19 pm

Hey Heabs! I realize that everyone thinks that we ordered the frosting on the side of the red velvet cupcake- it was the waitress’ idea, right? SHE was the brains behind that genius restaurant maneuver!! :-)

Heather Eats Almond Butter December 27, 2009 at 10:27 pm

Ha ha – you’re right. I was thinking it was you, but you just requested the whipped cream on the side. Brilliant waitress…should have given her a bigger tip. ;)

Gaby December 27, 2009 at 10:29 pm

gorgeous scarf! Az is so gorgeous! I’m freezing once it gets dark but it’s been perfect weather for hiking and just walking around outside. I’d take the rental to Flagstaff if I were old enough! Blogger meet ups seem so fun! Maybe my latest post will entice all my fave bloggers to visit Houston ;)
I had no idea you could order frosting on the side, I thought they were always premade.
Deb, those nut butters look so good! I’m going to start experimenting with the food processor as soon as I’m back home!

alli December 27, 2009 at 10:33 pm

fun! i havent been reading blogs the past week. i didnt know you were here in az! i live in mesa, near phoenix :)
hope you’re enjoying your stay.

Ameena December 27, 2009 at 10:46 pm

I wish someone would make me such delicious nut butters! You have great friends….

Cherie December 27, 2009 at 11:53 pm

What a fun time!! Great picture of you two! Everything looked soooo good, I’ve got to try to make a couple of those nut butters. Hope CD feels better soon! Love the frosting on the side idea….who knew…gotta remember that one!!

hayleycepeda December 28, 2009 at 7:47 am

That is so awesome!!! I’m envious you guys got to meet up – I’d love the chance to meet either of you one day. Deb MADE that scarf?! It’s gorgeous! I’d keep it on all night, too.

That hat is so darn cute – suits you HEAB! :)

I’m drooling over the nut butters…they are decadent!! Deb is the nut butter queen.

Allie (Protein Girl) December 28, 2009 at 8:33 am

I imagined that you would both be sitting on your yoga mats, eating your dinner out of nut butter jars! Oh, I wish I was there too…

xoxo,

A

Heather Eats Almond Butter December 28, 2009 at 8:58 am

Allie, That’s the plan for this morning. ;)

Melanie December 28, 2009 at 9:02 am

That OMG, OMG, OMG nutbutter looks amazing!!!!
Sounds like you both had a very fun time :)

The Pancake Girl December 28, 2009 at 11:48 am

Oh my gosh, that party hat is so freaking cute! Haha I love the spoon that’s attached! Have a happy day HEAB. :)

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Sagan December 28, 2009 at 12:15 pm

Frosting on the side? You make me laugh! I’ve never thought to ask that before. That’s such an adorable idea.

Blogger meet-ups are the best ;)

Jenn (eating bender) December 28, 2009 at 12:30 pm

So fun, Heather! I’m so glad you two have had the chance to connect. I love the picture of you in your hat :)

I really enjoyed catching up with you yesterday and hope that you enjoy the rest of your stay here. I will definitely take a rain check on the hike if you’re still offering — I would love to join you next time. I will make sure I have the car accessibility to get there!

Can’t wait to chat with you about Italy. I would love to hear more about your travels. Have a wonderful day!

janetha b December 28, 2009 at 1:15 pm

AH! deb is the best, even better in person. what a gem :) feel better CD!

Diana (Soap & Chocolate) December 28, 2009 at 1:41 pm

You hit the mother lode with Deb! Wowzers. Looks like you had yourself a very merry Christmas, HEAB. I was just eyeballing your new Magic Bullet, and I think the $$ I got for xmas might just have that blender’s name on em…

DiningAndDishing December 28, 2009 at 2:31 pm

haha, i love that you got your frosting on the side!! i would eat that frosting straight out of the dish :O)

- Beth @ http://www.DiningAndDishing.com

Heather @ Get Healthy With Heather December 28, 2009 at 3:06 pm

How exciting that you two got to meet up!! Your nut butters look so good – nice party hat!

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