Ketchup Is Good

by HEAB on November 4, 2010

Although CD and I are still on our mustard kick, yesterday I was in more of a ketchup kind of mood…


Roasted kabocha squash served with homemade cocktail sauce (ketchup + horseradish)

Nicole sent me a tweet recommending the above combo. Nicole, it was delicious – thank you!

Dinner involved ketchup as well…

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Do you like my colorful picture? A reader emailed over the weekend to inform me that my photos are basically all the same color and remind him/her of dog barf. Said reader then went on to recommend I add some kind of contrasting colors in my photos. So reader, how about some polka dots to liven up my dog barf balls? šŸ˜‰

Meatballs were delicious and inspired by Polly’s Pumpkin Meatloaf.


1 pound grass fed beef

1/4 cup ketchup

1/4 cup canned pumpkin

1 to 2 ounces crumbled goat cheese

1/4 onion chopped

2 tsp onion powder

1/4 tsp garlic powder

salt and pepper to taste


Pre-heat oven to 350ā„‰. Combine all ingredients, roll into meatballs, and bake in a greased glass baking dish for 55 minutes.

Yesterday was not one of the best days of my pregnancy, and I stayed in bed all afternoon. However, at 5 PM, I got a second wind, walked the dogs for an hour, cleaned up the kitchen, did laundry, and made dinner. I think my body just needed some rest. The HEABlet then proceeded to kick and hiccup for hours. I’m not sure if she really enjoyed the meatballs or was just knocking to get out. Hope she joins us soon. šŸ˜‰


Missy Miller November 5, 2010 at 9:37 pm

Um…what the…what???

“Said Reader” can suck it.
I said so.


Quix November 5, 2010 at 4:15 pm

That meatloaf looks to die for! Never thought about putting goat cheese in… that sounds delicious!

emily (a nutritionist eats) November 5, 2010 at 3:42 pm

Hoping the Heablet comes soon too!!! We all are so anxious to meet her!

Amber from Berlinswhimsy November 5, 2010 at 12:31 pm

Dog barf? That’s a little harsh. Love the polka dots, though!

I recently made meat balls out of this recipe for meatloaf via Alton Brown ( —- both the meatloaf and meatballs are so tastey, moist, and they include some healthy veggies, too! (I up’d the veggie amounts and added an extra egg).

Natalia - a side of simple November 5, 2010 at 10:47 am

Being that I basically am making your “dog treats” for myself, I can’t say I’m against your photography skills, Heather šŸ™‚ And for the record, ketchup makes (almost) everything better.

Nicole November 5, 2010 at 10:11 am

LOL where do I begin…
Your photos look like dog barf?? I believe you talked about this last year, where someone commented on your food saying it looks like baby poop. How nice. Your dog barf and baby poop inspire many of my meals. Who would have thought??

“The HEABlet then proceeded to kick and hiccup for hours. Iā€™m not sure if she really enjoyed the meatballs or was just knocking to get out. Hope she joins us soon” – this made me smile. You’re almost there!!! <3

Kristin November 5, 2010 at 8:21 am

Pumpkins in meatballs? I’m sold!

Oh, and so on the Kabocha train now. Sooo good!


michelle November 5, 2010 at 12:18 am

This made me laugh out loud at my desk. Now everyone thinks I’m losing it. Thanks!

HEAB November 5, 2010 at 5:29 am

Anytime. šŸ™‚

Amy November 4, 2010 at 10:38 pm

I’m so sorry but your post cracked me up. I happen to think your dog barf always looks tasty (even more so once it’s polka dotted dog barf balls!!!). We’re having a HEAB inspired dinner tonight, having some pumpkin stir-fry (minus the beef) as a side dish to our dinner. Yum!!!!

This weekend we’re having your Pepper Jelly meatballs (I actually found something in Australia, woo! But it’s called Chili Jam, the ingredients are mostly capsicum though *happy dance*). Can’t wait for those either!

Keep the dog barf pics coming! I happen to love them šŸ™‚

HEAB November 5, 2010 at 5:30 am

So happy to hear my dog barf pics have inspired some yummy meals at your house. Thanks for the support! šŸ™‚

clare November 4, 2010 at 10:35 pm

YUMMMMM! Roasted delicata wedges with ketchup is goooood too. Thanks for the reminder of this awesomeness!

I LOVE ketchup on eggs.

HEAB November 5, 2010 at 5:31 am

Clare, you’re welcome and yes, ketchup on eggs was one of my favorite breakfast combos growing up. Still love it!

Megan November 4, 2010 at 10:16 pm

I’ve never understood comments like that. Some people have way too much time on their hands.

Your meatloaf recipe gives me an idea for raviolis. My family’s annual ravioli making day is coming up and I think I might use some of your meatloaf ingredients for the filling. That is minus, the ketchup. Somehow I don’t think raviolis with ketchup would be tasty.

On a whole other side note about ketchup is I think it should be in it’s own food group. It’s delicious on almost everything.

HEAB November 4, 2010 at 10:20 pm

I love that your family has an annual ravioli making day – that is great, and I think a meatloaf filling sounds like a great idea. Hope everyone enjoys them, and yes, ketchup as a food group…I like the way you think. šŸ™‚

Samantha November 4, 2010 at 10:01 pm

Barf balls? Oh my! LOL Although I do love the polka dots!

ketchup is sooo good! I’ve been doing the same lunch over and over… one over medium egg, and a plate full of kale chips and roasted butternut squash (from the massive one!) with ketchup. MM!

HEAB November 4, 2010 at 10:18 pm

I love ketchup on my eggs. CD thinks it’s gross, but I grew up eating it. Your lunch definitely sounds repeat-worthy to me! šŸ™‚

Annie November 4, 2010 at 8:46 pm

LOL the picture is cute… and I’ve thought lots of things about your pictures… ranging from “WH WH WHAT??” to “yummmmoooooo” but never dog barf.. hehe.. so nice of you to take their constructive criticism..

The meatball recipe looks dddddddddelicious! soooo gonna try it! Is CD gonna hop online and let us know when the Heablet decides to enter the world??? I’m gonna be dying of suspense!

HEAB November 4, 2010 at 10:17 pm

I promise we’ll let you know. The hospital has wi-fi, and I’ll have my laptop. Enjoy the meatballs! P.S. Loved the WH WH WHAT?? šŸ™‚

Kaitlin With Honey November 4, 2010 at 7:17 pm

Dog barf, my booty! I like your pictures. And I like your response. šŸ™‚

melissa @ the delicate place November 4, 2010 at 7:03 pm

you’re inspiring me to take my decorative squash off my front step and roast it up HEAB lol

HEAB November 4, 2010 at 8:21 pm

Do it…you can thank me later. šŸ™‚

Dea November 4, 2010 at 6:48 pm

I think I have a bloggy crush on you! You were already awesome, but the sarcasam sets it over the top! ha! I think your photos are fine. I guess “reader” has dog barf coloured glasses!

HEAB November 4, 2010 at 8:21 pm

Haha – Thanks Dea. šŸ™‚

Caitlin (EatFeats) November 4, 2010 at 6:37 pm

Aw feel better! I can imagine that pregnancy is really hard, and you handle it with such calm grace and poise. AND you manage to cook meals and make us meatball scrapbook pages?? Amazzzing.

HEAB November 4, 2010 at 8:22 pm

Anything for you guys. šŸ™‚

Cindy November 4, 2010 at 6:16 pm

well, I love the back ground of your barf ball pic….but I love your pics anyways.
if I am hungry they always say….PULL UP A CHAIR.

glad you rested and more glad you served up that recipe.

JUST what the doctor ordered tonight!

HEAB November 4, 2010 at 8:23 pm

Thanks Cindy. “Pull up a chair” was more of what I was going for. šŸ˜‰

FoodCents November 4, 2010 at 6:05 pm

Oh Heabster, you make my laugh. Love the pics., people are so strange sometimes. I love your “dog barf” looking meals, I would happily chow down on all the tasties you cook up.

Best to you!!!

HEAB November 4, 2010 at 8:23 pm

Thanks so much Dot!

Lauren November 4, 2010 at 6:00 pm

Heather, I think your food always looks so good, and I’ve been making your and CD’s stir fries and my husband and I love them. I love when he enjoys eating veggies. šŸ™‚ Sadly, I don’t usually have bacon in the house, but even just cooking tons of veggies in butter then adding hummus and mustard is delish. Today I went to help out my friend who is a sweet new momma and not feeling well. Wish I knew you in real life and could do the same!

HEAB November 4, 2010 at 8:24 pm

You’re so sweet – wish I knew you too. Glad you were there for your friend and so happy to hear both you and hubby are enjoying the stir fries. It’s all about the mustard. šŸ™‚

Corey @ therunner'scookie November 4, 2010 at 5:10 pm

What a funny comment to get! I love your response and how rather than getting offended you just took it as any other comment šŸ™‚ I hope your sweet girl is with you soon!

HEAB November 4, 2010 at 5:11 pm

Thanks Corey,
We do too! šŸ™‚

Amber Shea @Almost Vegan November 4, 2010 at 5:01 pm

Someone really took time out of their day to email you just to say that? ::rolls eyes::

HEAB November 4, 2010 at 5:12 pm

Yep. Didn’t know whether to laugh or be totally offended…went the laughter route with the polka dots. šŸ™‚

Maren November 4, 2010 at 4:51 pm

I can’t believe your reader called your meatballs dog barf. that’s kinda harsh.

HEAB November 4, 2010 at 5:13 pm

Oh well, they taste delicious. Reader is missing out!

Mary @ Bites and Bliss November 4, 2010 at 4:39 pm

Sorry yesterday was rough for you, hopefully today was better! šŸ™‚

HEAB November 4, 2010 at 5:12 pm

It was. šŸ™‚

Pure2raw Twins November 4, 2010 at 4:38 pm

Ketchup and squash – sounds interesting! I just to be a huge ketchup lover. Though it has been a REALLY LONG time since I have had it šŸ˜‰

I hope the little one joins us soon too!!! xoxo


HEAB November 4, 2010 at 5:20 pm

I’ve made my own raw ketchup before – I think you would love it. Juliano’s recipe maybe? Can’t remember, but it was good!

Sarah November 4, 2010 at 4:23 pm

Dog Barf balls….HAHHAHAHA. I just laughed out loud šŸ™‚ Thanks for having a fabulous attitude and great sense of humor. nothing like perky polka dots šŸ™‚

Heather November 4, 2010 at 4:20 pm

Dog barf? Are you serious? Whateves! Glad you took it in stride! Love the polka dots!

Mmm, I want those meatballs NOW! Yum yum yum!

Claire @ Un Bello Aperitivo November 4, 2010 at 4:19 pm

Your pictures are beautiful (especially the ice cream ones, haha)!

Hang in there; you’re almost done!

Victoria (District Chocoholic) November 4, 2010 at 4:07 pm

Goat cheese AND pumpkin in meatballs. Necessary. What’s funny is that I was thinking about making meatballs this weekend and had been wondering how to make them more interesting. Quest complete, thanks to Heather.

Next project: Mixing goat cheese and chocolate in a delicious way. It can be done.

HEAB November 4, 2010 at 5:22 pm

I’ve made goat cheese + chocolate oats inspired by a goat cheese + Nutella panini I read about. Yes, it can be done indeed. šŸ™‚

Victoria (District Chocoholic) November 4, 2010 at 8:43 pm

A clear moment of brilliance on your part.

I’m thinking…savory s’mores. Super-dark chocolate, maybe with salt. Some kind of corn cracker. And goat cheese as the “marshmallow.”

Either that, or goat-cheese based truffles. Yes.

kathleen November 4, 2010 at 3:48 pm

horseradish. what a good idea! i tend to mix ketchup, dijon mustard and tabasco sauce together for kabocha and sweet potato fries but horseradish, it could work.

HEAB November 4, 2010 at 5:23 pm

Trust me, it worked. šŸ™‚

Emily @ One Sweet Vegan November 4, 2010 at 3:28 pm

Hahahahaha!! The dog barf comment cracked me up! šŸ™‚

Lindsey November 4, 2010 at 2:54 pm

That person was just jealous of all your delicious eats!! Personally, I like your photos bare, without all the frill – the focus should be on the photo, not the design hehe šŸ™‚
p.s. so remember how I told you about that banana avocado pudding I had for breakie the other day? Well yesterday I decided to throw come Libby’s inside the Vita Mix, along with some cinnamon. Stirred in some chia seeds and OMG YUMMM!! Instant Pumpkin Pudding! Now, who doesn’t want that for breakfast?! šŸ˜€

Lindsey November 4, 2010 at 2:58 pm

Clearly I cannot speak English today.
Repeat: Yesterday I decided to throw some Libby’s inside the Vita Mix (along with 1 large banana and 1/3 of a large avocado), along with cinnamon …….. the rest remains the same šŸ™‚

HEAB November 4, 2010 at 5:32 pm

I don’t know…I’d like it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner…perhaps as an afternoon snack as well. šŸ™‚

Rachel Edwards November 4, 2010 at 2:46 pm

Ketchup and squash?! Hmm not with you on that one Heather!! x

HEAB November 4, 2010 at 5:37 pm

I don’t know…it was pretty good. šŸ˜‰

Lorne @ lady bug beauty November 4, 2010 at 2:45 pm

It is my breaky time and we are talking dog barf??? lol – funny that you blogged on pumpkins today, I have had a hankering for some for days now but sadly they are not in season here, so no supermarket has them. boo hoo

Hope you feel better tomorrow Heather, even though the days are probably dragging now it is not long till you hold your wee darling. You are about to experience a whole new kind of love and it ROCKS!! :0)

HEAB November 4, 2010 at 5:39 pm

Ahhhh, I can’t wait! Can’t wait, can’t wait! Sorry there is no pumpkin available, but how about some pureed butternut or acorn squash? A baked sweet potato would work as well. šŸ™‚

Sarah D November 4, 2010 at 2:34 pm

Ha ha, you’re so amusing. Just wait until you start posting pictures of baby foods in six months or so- this reader isn’t going to be able to handle it!

HEAB November 4, 2010 at 5:40 pm

CD already tells me a lot of my food looks like baby food…sometimes I get “baby pooh” as well. šŸ˜‰

natalie (the sweets life) November 4, 2010 at 2:25 pm

hahaha was that email supposed to be funny or mean or what? I hope you took it in stride, it seems you did šŸ™‚ Sometimes food is ugly but who cares? It’s the taste that counts!

HEAB November 4, 2010 at 5:40 pm

Not sure, but yes, it’s the taste that counts! šŸ™‚

Megan @ Healthy Hoggin' November 4, 2010 at 2:22 pm

Ha ha, “dog barf balls!” šŸ˜‰ I think your food looks fine as is!!

Roasted squash with cocktail sauce looks amazing right now. Maybe it’s because it’s lunch-time and I’m getting hungry… but I’m tempted to go buy some horseradish sauce ASAP!!

HEAB November 4, 2010 at 5:41 pm

Do it – so good!

Meghan Telpner November 4, 2010 at 2:13 pm

Isn’t horseradish one of the most amazing foods ever?

HEAB November 4, 2010 at 5:41 pm

Yes! šŸ™‚

Tab - Just Weighing In November 4, 2010 at 1:59 pm

The meatballs sound great. Hope you feel better soon! I know how it can be getting sick during pregnancy, never easy. Hang in there!

HEAB November 4, 2010 at 5:41 pm

Thanks Tab. šŸ™‚

Holly @ couchpotatoathlete November 4, 2010 at 1:43 pm

HEAB if your photos look like dog barf then I think dog barf is the most delicious meal I have ever seen!

And the HEABlet wants out. Who wouldn’t want to see you and CD and the dogs face to face?

HEAB November 4, 2010 at 5:42 pm

Thanks so much Holly. Love you! šŸ™‚

Tracy November 4, 2010 at 1:22 pm

Hang in there, girl! The end is in sight…and you have sooo much to look forward to!

p.s. I love the color of your food! šŸ˜‰

HEAB November 4, 2010 at 5:43 pm

Thanks, and yes, we’re in the homestretch! Not too much longer. šŸ™‚

Diana (Soap & Chocolate) November 4, 2010 at 1:20 pm

I am totally laughing over here. Well played, HEAB, well played.

Whatever, I would eat anything you eat, polka dots or not. šŸ™‚

HEAB November 4, 2010 at 5:44 pm

Thought you would appreciate that one as I think we share a similar sense of humor. Thanks for loving all my food – feeling is mutual! šŸ™‚

Tulika November 4, 2010 at 1:12 pm

hahaha! Nice polka dots. šŸ™‚ Sometimes it’s hard to make the most delicious tasting food look good, but I do think you do a great job with the pictures!

HEAB November 4, 2010 at 5:43 pm

Thanks Tulika. šŸ™‚

Emily Elizabeth @ Kisses for Breakfast November 4, 2010 at 1:11 pm

That “reader” is probably just another blogger who’s super jealous! I love your pictures and your blog Heather! Way to have a sense of humor about the criticism. šŸ˜‰

HEAB November 4, 2010 at 5:44 pm

Thanks Emily Elizabeth. šŸ™‚

Steph November 4, 2010 at 1:02 pm

Those meatball look awesome and I think I have all the ingredients – once again – another recipe for the to-do list…if only I had more hours in the day lol.

HEAB November 4, 2010 at 5:45 pm

Trust me, I know! My to-make list is a mile long. So many recipes, so little time. šŸ™‚

Julisa November 4, 2010 at 12:59 pm

I love your pictures! It’s what I look forward to each day. Anyways kudos on your sense of humor. The HEABlet has a great mom!

HEAB November 4, 2010 at 5:46 pm

Thanks Julisa. šŸ™‚

elle November 4, 2010 at 12:52 pm

Hi heather!

You introduced me to kabocha squash and now I”m addicted!!! Just wanted to let you in on a combo I’ve been doing that’s Amazing! Before putting in the oven, spray the squash with some butter spray, then sprinkle curry on each wedge of squash. Flip after 15 mins and add a little more curry. It’s such a good combo, especially dipped in ketchup. Warning though..they make you’re house smell like curry for a few days!

HEAB November 4, 2010 at 5:48 pm

Oh gosh, between all the bacon and stir-fry CD and I make, our house always smells funky. Love the idea of roasted curry squash. Don’t think I’ve tried that. Made curried kabocha soup and loved it. So, I know I would love your combo. Thx for the tip, and so happy to hear you’re addicted to kabocha. Me too! šŸ™‚

Felicia (a taste of health with balance) November 4, 2010 at 12:45 pm

We love your food photos heab! Please dont feel like you need to add the polka dots.. don’t think its really your style.. hahah! Question- do you eat the kabocha skin? I have a few waiting to be devoured.. I just can’t decide on how I should make them! When is the official due date again?

HEAB November 4, 2010 at 5:50 pm

Well, we thought the due date was Nov. 18, but found out today it’s actually November 16 according to the very first ultrasound we had. So, soooon! And yes, I usually eat the kabocha skins – just make sure to wash your squash really well first. I have a whole section on my recipe page devoted to kabocha: Enjoy! šŸ™‚

sarah November 4, 2010 at 12:36 pm

That is hilarious! I really needed a good laugh today too! What kinda dog barf is that person looking at anyways??? Your food always looks ‘yum’–like I’ve said before, I live vicariously through your food posts–especially anything finished up in a jar! Keep up the good work. Always look forward to checking out your blog, it’s my treat of the day.
And put your feet up! You deserve rest, your body will be busy soon enough!

HEAB November 4, 2010 at 5:50 pm

Thanks Sarah – much appreciated. šŸ™‚

Jessica @ How Sweet November 4, 2010 at 12:34 pm

OMG I can’t believe someone emailed you to say that. Ridiculous!

HEAB November 4, 2010 at 5:51 pm

Believe it.

Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) November 4, 2010 at 11:59 am

Haha I was on a ketchup kick yesterday and blogged about it! Mine was on a baked potato and totally hit the spot!

Alina @ Duty Free Foodie November 4, 2010 at 11:59 am

I can’t get into ketchup, for some reason.

I’ve always despised it, and I haven’t been able to give it another chance, because even the smell grosses me out. I love tomatoes, though.

and Mustard Rules!

HEAB November 4, 2010 at 12:29 pm

At least you love mustard. šŸ™‚

Yvette November 4, 2010 at 11:58 am

Love how your food looks!! Makes me want to jump up and make a HEAB recipe. Thanks for the great meal inspirations. šŸ™‚

HEAB November 4, 2010 at 12:28 pm

You’re welcome. Thanks for reading. šŸ™‚

Katie November 4, 2010 at 11:54 am

Dear HEABs’ mean reader –
HEAB takes great photos of real food that isn’t all doctored up and fake looking. She uses real ingredients and we all love to see them. While the polka dot picture is cool, we don’t mind seeing her real photos, and even the ones that really do look like barf taste fantastic!
Love, Katie

Also, HEAB, I REALLY hope you don’t respond to this, because I will take that to mean you are in labor!!!! Oh, and I am making these meatballs tonight!

HEAB November 4, 2010 at 12:28 pm

Nope, I’m responding. Loved your letter – thanks for the support, and I hope you enjoy yourself some balls tonight! šŸ™‚

Steph - VegFortWorth November 4, 2010 at 11:54 am

I hope you’re feeling better today. šŸ™‚

I really need to find me a kabocha squash. They always look so good!

HEAB November 4, 2010 at 12:27 pm

Kabocha is in season now – I know my Whole Foods is stocking it, but I can find it year-round at my local Asian Mkt. That’s where I always purchase my kabocha – much cheaper than Whole Foods!

Emily November 4, 2010 at 11:52 am

Keep your dog barf photos just the way they are, I love them!!! Oh and thanks so much for the advice on iron. I think that I am letting go of my pescatarianism to get some better protein and iron sources back in my diet; I would much rather keep all of my nutrients and be well! Oh, and the partially roasted almond butter is growing on me a bit šŸ™‚

HEAB November 4, 2010 at 12:26 pm

Happy to hear it, and I hope the other sources of protein help you feel better. Also happy to hear the half roasted almond butter is tasting better. šŸ˜‰

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) November 4, 2010 at 11:44 am

I am so glad you stayed in bed all afternoon since that’s what your body wanted. It gets hard at this point. The fatigue and for me, I remember be so winded. She was pushing on my lungs and compressing everything; air supply, energy, it was all so compromised. I can feel the tiredness in your voice in this post…ugh. Hugs, hang in there. You are ALMOST there. šŸ™‚

As for homemade cocktail sauce (ketchup + horseradish), that sounds amazing. I used to eat shrimp cocktail JUST to have cocktail sauce I think. Since developing an anaphalatic shock reaction to shrimp in my early 20s, I havent had cocktail sauce in a decade….I think I will buy it, and just eat it on salads or crackers šŸ™‚

HEAB November 4, 2010 at 12:23 pm

Do it – buy the cocktail sauce. It will make you very happy. šŸ™‚

Sarah-Mae @ Eat, Run, Knit November 4, 2010 at 11:43 am

Thank you for passing along the ketchup and squash secret! I love sweet potato in ketchup and mayo, so why not squash?!

HEAB November 4, 2010 at 12:20 pm

You’re welcome. Enjoy šŸ™‚

Kristina @ spabettie November 4, 2010 at 11:42 am

this is why I <3 you… your response is perfect. (and colorful).

I LOVE ketchup. I like it room temperature instead of cold…

chelsey @ clean eating chelsey November 4, 2010 at 11:30 am

If I could, I would douse everything in ketchup. Seriously.

HEAB November 4, 2010 at 12:19 pm

What’s stopping ya? šŸ˜‰

Anita Ruiz November 4, 2010 at 11:23 am

Well I like your dog barf meals. What a funny comment. You have to love those who are bruttaly honest.

HEAB November 4, 2010 at 12:19 pm

Thank you! šŸ™‚

Moni'sMeals November 4, 2010 at 11:16 am

someone said that!? I love your pics! šŸ™‚ Some people…geesh!

I made the same thing last night, we have “twin” meals in our kitchens- kabocha and ketchup! I can’t get enough ever! Also acorn squash…yum.

HEAB November 4, 2010 at 12:18 pm

Ketchup is just so versatile, no? Love it on any and all squashes! šŸ™‚

Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg November 4, 2010 at 11:15 am

Take the rest now, while you can get it, right? šŸ™‚

HEAB November 4, 2010 at 12:17 pm

YES! šŸ™‚

Carolyn November 4, 2010 at 11:14 am

Although the polka dots are nice i prefer my dog barf straight up thank you.. I think the feng shui is better with only the barfesque ingredients…

Oatgurt might be a good picture to post right about now.. the one with the pink mold… šŸ˜‰

kabocha.. yum.. cocktails sauce.. yumyum… if i was a baby waiting to be born that might make me start kicking..

HEAB November 4, 2010 at 12:17 pm

Yes, the roast beef oatgurt! Did you ever send me a photo of that? I can’t remember. Haha – still makes me laugh every time I think about it.

Sarah R November 4, 2010 at 11:00 am

I have been loving ketchup lately too. I’ll make something just so I can eat ketchup with it! Pregnancy does weird, weird things to the appetite!

Also, someone really took the time to email you about your photos? I don’t understand, if they don’t like the photo/content, then why are they reading? Is it really necessary to be so critical? I think your pictures always look amazing! No need for polka dots šŸ˜‰

HEAB November 4, 2010 at 12:16 pm

Sarah R,
Tell me about it – I’m eating some of the craziest things…but come to think of it, I always eat crazy food and thanks for your kind words regarding my photos. šŸ™‚

Gwen November 4, 2010 at 10:58 am

There is definitely no dog barf resemblance, your food always looks pretty tasty to me. I do think your polka dot comeback is pretty funny though šŸ™‚

HEAB November 4, 2010 at 12:15 pm

Thanks Gwen! šŸ™‚

Sylvia @ LifeIsGoodWithFood November 4, 2010 at 10:56 am

Wow. saying that your pictures look like dog barf is just… Hm, I’ll keep that word to myself šŸ™‚

But I love your polka dots! What program do you use to edit your pictures? =)

HEAB November 4, 2010 at 12:15 pm

Thanks Sylvia,
I used the mail stationary program on my Macbook to edit the photo. Glad you enjoyed. Hehe. šŸ™‚

Ana November 4, 2010 at 10:49 am

Dog barf? Can’t believe someone said that… people should just go read something else if they are not happy.
I like the way you handled it and gave your response, nice polka dots!!! šŸ™‚
Love roasted squash! And your meatballs plate looks totally delicious!

HEAB November 4, 2010 at 12:12 pm

Thanks Ana. šŸ™‚

Alex @ Spoonful of Sugar Free November 4, 2010 at 10:41 am

I love, love, love cocktail sauce!!! I need to eat it with a kabocha šŸ™‚

And I don’t think they look like dog barf šŸ™‚ I think they look scrumptious!!! (But maybe I’m weird and think dog barf looks appetizing??? Idk…)

HEAB November 4, 2010 at 12:12 pm

Yes, try the kabocha + cocktail sauce. I’m pretty sure you would love it – best tasting dog barf combo ever! šŸ˜‰

Kimberly November 4, 2010 at 10:40 am

That readers comment about your pictures cracked me up! I think your pictures look yummy~always making me hungry šŸ™‚ Glad you were able to rest yesterday. Take care~(((hugs)))

HEAB November 4, 2010 at 12:10 pm

Thanks Kimberly – I’ve been thinking about you. Hope the yoga is going well! šŸ™‚

S @ November 4, 2010 at 10:36 am

Too funny! My meals usually look like yours, though I think “ghoulish goulash” often instead of balls of dog barf.

That was surprising, though—there are always haters out there, but HEAB is so loved that I guess I started thinking you were somehow outside of all of that… not entirely logical, but there it is. šŸ™‚

HEAB November 4, 2010 at 12:10 pm

Yes, I like ghoulish goulash much better and thanks for loving me. šŸ™‚

polly November 4, 2010 at 10:35 am

Maybe dog barf tastes good, who’s to say? šŸ˜›

Lurve you. Some people are just plain nutty. All your photos and YOU are lovely and yummy. Hug Hug.

and YAY for goat cheese & meatloaf. šŸ˜€

HEAB November 4, 2010 at 12:08 pm

Lurved those dog barf balls. šŸ™‚

Kiran November 4, 2010 at 10:33 am

Dog barf?? An overstatement I would say šŸ˜€

Krystina November 4, 2010 at 10:31 am

Haha, I love the polka dots. šŸ˜›

Tangy November 4, 2010 at 10:29 am

LOL gotta love the comments from readers!! A lot of what I eat isn’t very pretty but it sure tastes good! I love ketchup on my burgers but now that I am trying to cut back on sugar I make pizza burgers and slather them in pizza sauce šŸ™‚

HEAB November 4, 2010 at 12:08 pm

Tangy, I love the Muir Glen brand pizza sauce – so flavorful and no sugar or sometimes I’ll just use tomato paste instead and add my own herbs and spices. Yum!

Dorry November 4, 2010 at 10:28 am

Awww – thinking about you and hope she comes soon! My mom used to make a yummy recipe similar to this and we called them Porcupine Meatballs because they had wild rice in the meat mixture. SO good!

HEAB November 4, 2010 at 12:06 pm

Thanks Dorry. Porcupine Meatballs – love that. šŸ™‚

Mallory November 4, 2010 at 10:25 am

i have all the ingredients!!! i will have to try this… i love ketchup too with a touch of ACV…esp with winter squash…ohhh so good haha

Christin L. November 4, 2010 at 10:25 am

OMG! I am dying laughing over here with your polka dots!! Bahahahahahhahahha!

For the record, I love your dog barf meals and eat many a meal inspired by such!

HEAB November 4, 2010 at 12:02 pm

Thanks Christin! šŸ™‚

eml November 4, 2010 at 10:24 am

I hope this reader was in good jest! If not, you’ve got quite a sense of humor šŸ™‚

The sweetness of squash with ketchup is a perfect combo, yum.

Christina @ ilovefetacheese November 4, 2010 at 10:20 am

AHAHAHAHHA polka dots ahahahahah….people are so random sometimes…I personally think you dog barf balls look delicious. Also goat cheese+meatballs must = heaven.

HEAB November 4, 2010 at 12:02 pm

Thanks Christina, Good to know someone appreciates my dog barf. šŸ™‚

allison @ livingoneday November 4, 2010 at 10:19 am

hahahahah heather you are too funny! i like your response to the reader’s message!

kate November 5, 2010 at 12:29 pm

Couldnt agree more!

Maren November 4, 2010 at 10:18 am

hahaha dog barf huh? That’s an interesting one… your pictures usually make me want to jump into the screen and eat them!! šŸ™‚ Hope you are feeling better today!!

HEAB November 4, 2010 at 12:01 pm

Thanks Maren. I am. šŸ™‚

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