My Dream Date

by HEAB on October 22, 2010

I cheated on CD today with this…


Sorry CD, but my lunch date was quite dreamy. 😉

HEAB reader Sarah emailed me about Abby’s Table, a Portland, Oregon based company owned by chef Abby Fammartino. Abby’s mission is to share her love and passion for real whole foods from around the world while focusing on a local, back to basics food culture. She even hosts weekly dinners in her commercial kitchen using her line of handmade sauces free of gluten, dairy, soy, and refined sugars. Many thanks to Sarah for telling me about Abby, and many thanks to Abby for sending me some of her amazing sauces to sample! I’ll be sure to blog about the other ones soon, but today, I was all about Dream Date, a dessert dipping sauce made with with the following ingredients: Organic Coconut Milk (Coconut, Water, Guar Gum), Organic Dates, Organic Agave Nectar, Organic Raw Cashew Butter, Organic Pure Vanilla Extract, Organic Lemon Juice, Water, Citric Acid, Sea Salt. Edited to Add: Sorry folks, I was using outdated info and wanted to let you know that the formula for Dream Date was changed this past May. The list of ingredients should read: Organic Dates, Organic Coconut Milk (Coconut, Water, Guar Gum), Organic Raw Cashew Butter, Organic Pure Vanilla Extract, Purified Water, Citric Acid, Sea Salt. The sauce reminds me of my favorite amaretto fruit dip my mom used to make…just without all the cream cheese and powdered sugar.

I ate some straight from the jar and then decided I better make something to put it on and fast as I could have easily finished off the entire thing with nothing but my spoon. Enter some of the following…


Jason was kind enough to send me Lake Shore Pumpkin, his favorite canned pumpkin along with some Libby’s so that I could compare the two. Well, I busted opened the Lake Shore stuff today for my lunch, and it’s so yummy, definitely just as good as Libby’s. Not sure if it’s better as I need to compare them side-by-side, but I must say that Lake Shore’s can is definitely a lot more fun. Hehe, I’m all about the marketing! Thanks Jason – can’t wait to taste test!

So, lunch consisted of a flourless crepe filled with Lake Shore Pumpkin, crumbled goat cheese, Dream Date sauce, and cinnamon…


Fantastic, especially after the 2-hour hike I went on with my mom this morning…

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Hey belly, what’s up?

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We saw 10+ deer and a wild turkey.


I love fall in Nashville. Such a beautiful time of year.

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