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New Favorite Condiment Alert

November 24, 2009

Just like my girls Gina and Lara, I adore me some shrimp.


That was dinner from a few nights ago, and I’ve eaten the same exact bowl several times since. It’s my interpretation of Fettuccine Alfredo with Shrimp, consisting of raw spiralized zucchini squash noodles, steamed veggies, raw cashew cheeze sauce, and sauteed shrimp. Shrimp is the easiest and quickest cooking protein ever. Love love love the shrimpies, especially when they are covered in this…


Mama Pea sent me some Tony Chachere’s Creole Seasoning several months ago, and I love using it in savory dishes. Thanks again Mama Pea – good stuff! However, it’s not the new favorite condiment I spoke of in my title.

No, no, that one arrived on my doorstep yesterday from one of my favorite readers, Carolyn…


A trio of homemade almond butters including chocolate, cinnamon, and the star of the show…


CHIPOTLE ALMOND BUTTER!!! I cannot tell you how good this stuff is. Carolyn, thank you from the depths of my soul! Seriously, this was one of those mornings when I wish all of you were here to taste my breakfast. I simply sauteed some shrimp with my creole seasoning, then added eggs and scrambled everything together. I then plopped my egg mess on top of a warmed tortilla and covered everything in Carolyn’s chipotle almond butter. I COULD EAT THIS EVERYDAY. I give this jar of almond butter no more than a week to live. Please send me your favorite savory almond butter ideas. I want to try them all.

So, who is going to join me for breakfast tomorrow????? 😉

61 Comments leave one →
  1. eaternotarunner permalink
    November 24, 2009 9:27 am

    Homemade almond butters?? Those look great!

  2. erintakescontrol permalink
    November 24, 2009 9:31 am

    I’m hungry for breakfast all over again!

  3. Dani permalink
    November 24, 2009 9:33 am

    Wow! That is my kinda breakfast!

  4. November 24, 2009 9:34 am

    Oh my gosh, that shrimp alfredo looks unreal. I love shrimpies too!

    The chiptole butter sounds like (and maybe because that picture reminds me of it) it would go really well with heuvos rancheros. Now I really want some eggs and refried beans! So good!

  5. November 24, 2009 9:37 am

    chipotle?!? yum! that sounds awesome!

  6. claire permalink
    November 24, 2009 9:46 am

    mmmm…chipotle. cc

  7. November 24, 2009 9:49 am

    Chipotle almond butter?! Hook a girl up! hehe

    I would love to join you for breakfast 🙂
    Have a restful and enjoyable Thanksgiving– indulge, be free and enjoy.

    You’re a rock star, lovely lady
    bec xo

  8. November 24, 2009 9:49 am

    I love that almond butter can be a savory condiment and a sweet one. I love to use it both ways.

  9. hotflashbang permalink
    November 24, 2009 10:01 am

    oh lordy… scribbling… must make note to self to try chipotle almond butter..

  10. November 24, 2009 10:11 am

    Chipotle: brilliant.

    OK here it is on record- listen up, I WILL BE MAKING CHOCOLATE MOLE NUT BUTTER (it’s mexican- mole sauce… you can google it!) – make a note of it. It has some or all of the following, depending on my mood: chile powder of some sort (chipotle is my fave, so I’ll prob use this), chocolate and espresso powder. REMEMBER THIS when someone beats me to it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The recipe was MINE all MINE MuahhahahhahasAAHAHAH!

  11. November 24, 2009 10:13 am

    Deb, Please tell me a jar of Chocolate Mole Nut Butter will be joining you when you visit a certain someone in Scottsdale next month. 😉

  12. November 24, 2009 10:17 am

    SPICY ALMOND BUTTER!!! Best. ever. period.

  13. November 24, 2009 10:36 am

    i just ate breakfast and now i want yours…or maybe just that jar of nut butters… 😀

  14. November 24, 2009 10:40 am

    This is so original for the Chipotle Almond Butter 🙂

  15. November 24, 2009 10:55 am

    i’ll be there 😉

  16. shelby permalink
    November 24, 2009 11:00 am

    I’m dying to try those homemade nut butters! They sound mouthwatering!

  17. November 24, 2009 11:07 am

    I am loving the trio of butters! Yesterday I saw maple butter for the first time ever. I don’t know where I’ve been hiding 😉
    BODA weight loss

  18. November 24, 2009 11:46 am

    seriously, where do you come up with this stuff? you have a brilliant mind.

  19. November 24, 2009 12:01 pm

    Jenny, Not brilliant…just hungry. 🙂

  20. November 24, 2009 12:03 pm

    Breakfast at Heather’s – whoohoo!

    That’s sorta like my PB&Co The Heat is On! butter, but BETTER b/c it’s almond! I’m still plowing through my accidentally purchased MaraNatha PB but have two Ab’s in the pantry waiting for me (including the jumbo Costco size – watch out!).

  21. November 24, 2009 12:20 pm

    Those almond butters sound amaaaaazing. I really hope to get a food processor for Christmas so I can whip something fancy up

  22. Heather permalink
    November 24, 2009 12:20 pm

    While this is completely off the subject, I wanted you to know that I roasted up my first kabocha squash for dinner last night, and you’re right it’s divine! I swear I almost ate the whole thing. Good thing I stopped myself so that I would have leftovers for lunch today.

    Just had to share!

  23. Avery permalink
    November 24, 2009 12:47 pm

    My lunch was a 2 wraps with steamed veggies, half an avocado, pumpkin buuter, cinnamon. And a LARA bar on the side. I think I am a weird eater too? It wasn’t what I wanted, but that happens. One day maybe I will develop instinct like you.

  24. November 24, 2009 12:52 pm

    Hi Heather. Yum, new nut butters are fun! I showed some Pumpkin seed butter on my blog today …its dry-roasted pumpkin seeds…and tastes good on bananas wraps or anything really 🙂

  25. November 24, 2009 1:08 pm

    that sounds SO delish!

  26. November 24, 2009 1:35 pm

    Mmm. Chipotle almond butter sounds great–I think it’d be fabulous on chicken!

    ❤ jess

  27. Anna permalink
    November 24, 2009 1:35 pm

    Hi Heather. I recently discovered a dish in Hawaii that is kabocha and shrimp. Might be a good combo for you to try. They make it like a soup with soy sauce.

  28. November 24, 2009 1:46 pm

    Oh thanks for the shout out. I love Tony C.’s on kabocha fries…its salty, sweet and spicy…just like me! I’m convinced chipotle is good with anything. Have you had the chipotle citrus bbq sauce from WF? It’s my favorite!

  29. November 24, 2009 2:02 pm

    Wow! Iv’e been a little nervous to venture making my own almond butter. After seeing that chipoltle butter, I think I will give it a try. Did she send you the recipe?

  30. November 24, 2009 2:03 pm

    Heather, Just so you know, roasted kabocha is never completely off the subject…it’s always right there, in the back of my mind at all times. 🙂

  31. November 24, 2009 2:05 pm

    Mama Pea, Thanks again for the seasoning. Love it, and that BBQ sauce from Whole Foods. Justine introduced me to it. It’s her fav. as well. 🙂

  32. November 24, 2009 2:05 pm

    Anna, Booking my flight right now. 🙂

  33. November 24, 2009 2:06 pm

    Avery, Your lunch does not sound weird to me. Sounds quite delicious actually.

  34. November 24, 2009 2:10 pm

    plamarie, Yes, Carolyn did send me the recipe, and I’ll post it tomorrow. 🙂

  35. November 24, 2009 2:13 pm

    Thanks Heab!

  36. November 24, 2009 2:50 pm

    Chipotle almond butter? I want! hehe
    I still want to try your “nutella” butter. If you need to restock your stevia supply to make more of it, check out my blog for the giveaway 🙂

  37. November 24, 2009 3:12 pm

    That looks like such a yummy combo in your breakfast wrap! YUMMM! 🙂

  38. November 24, 2009 3:22 pm

    That looks incredible! Yum yum yum I gotta get creative and start cooking up a storm like yourself!

  39. November 24, 2009 3:34 pm

    Looks delicious…I need to go get some shrimp so I can re-create this!

  40. November 24, 2009 3:37 pm

    heabs- it’s likely. very likely.

  41. November 24, 2009 3:39 pm

    I love the shrimpies too. Spicy shrimp with onions and peppers, shrimp stir fry, shrimp cocktail… nummy.

    Oooh, never thought about savory almond butter. I am a big fan of garlic. I wonder what that would be like? On first thought it sounds kind of nasty but who knows…

  42. November 24, 2009 3:53 pm

    Quix, Garlic almond butter? Doesn’t sound nasty to me!

  43. November 24, 2009 5:29 pm

    OMG, lucky girl~ homemade, flavored almond butters! And a savory one included! You should try spicy almond butter (i.e. The Heat Is On a la almond butter)… um… curry almond butter? I should try that myself…

  44. November 24, 2009 5:43 pm

    All of your meals have been looking SO good lately! I wish I could eat at your house. I still think you should open up a HEAB’s restaurant!! Let me know when that happens and I’ll be on the road to Nashville:)

  45. November 24, 2009 5:55 pm

    Yipee for Heabie eating shrimpies! (Too much?)

    I love that you thought of me with them and were sweet enough to mention it 🙂

    I have to say, almond butter on shrimpes sounds kind of amazing. I would never think of that on my own (and still have yet to put a nut butter on a protein like that), but I really must try it. I imagine it’s sort of a healthier version of those ridiculously rich shrimps you see in some Chinese restaurants that are covered in a honey/mayo batter.

  46. November 24, 2009 6:03 pm

    Chipotle almond butter sounds amazing. I want a taste. YUMM that as a tofu topping sounds amazing. Can she mass market it?

  47. cbrazas permalink
    November 24, 2009 6:24 pm

    I love Tony C’s on corn on the cob. It makes it spicy and delicious.

  48. November 24, 2009 7:12 pm

    chipotle almond butter? that might be my dream come true right there
    hope you’re having a great night, heaby 😀

  49. November 24, 2009 7:21 pm

    Love your salad plate, very veggie-full and colorful!
    that raw cashew cheeze sauce looks very interesting! I love eat cashew raw- love that sweetness . I once saw TJ has cashew butter, maybe should use it for salad dressing next time 🙂

  50. November 24, 2009 7:52 pm

    I’m down for some chipotle inspired breakfast action! Yummyyyyy!

  51. November 24, 2009 7:52 pm

    Candice, Let’s both try it. 🙂

  52. November 24, 2009 7:53 pm

    Wait what? Breakfast club tomorrow??? I’m in!

  53. November 24, 2009 7:54 pm

    Katie, I’ll post the chipotle almond recipe tomorrow. Super easy!

  54. November 24, 2009 8:57 pm

    Almond butter with chipotle sounds interesting… I wish I love spicy foods more

  55. November 24, 2009 10:14 pm

    Nice! I will be over at 7:00! 🙂

  56. Stephanie permalink
    November 24, 2009 11:39 pm

    Cumin and black pepper – a total yum!

  57. November 25, 2009 8:44 am

    You are one lucky woman to get all those almond butters. I would never have thought to make a spicy almond butter though! Your breakfast looks so good. And I agree–shrimp is the best! I don’t buy chicken or anything to keep at school, but keeping a frozen bag of shrimp is so easy and delicious. Yum!

  58. November 25, 2009 9:44 am

    I’m making that as soon as I get back from vacation. Chipotle almond butter sounds divine! I also just came across an EatingWell recipe for almond pesto with roasted tomatoes that sounds drool-icious.

    Cheers Heather! Long live the veggie plate!


  59. November 25, 2009 4:45 pm

    Chipotle Almond Butter?! Brilliant!

  60. November 25, 2009 8:55 pm

    Where do I find the recipes to these yummy foods?

  61. November 25, 2009 9:25 pm

    Hey Lorne, Thanks for reading my blog. The recipes for nut butters are super easy. One of my readers simply bought cinnamon, chocolate, and chipotle flavored roasted nuts and followed my instructions for making homemade almond butter found here: Happy Thanksgiving! -Heather

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