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Having Trouble Finding Kabocha?

December 2, 2009

Well then, today is your lucky day. 🙂

But first, guess who won a jar of homemade chipotle almond butter?????

I’m so excited to announce today’s random winner because I happen to love this girl, and I know she loves spicy foods. Congrats to Fitnessista. Expect some almond butter in your mailbox soon my friend!

Onto today’s blogiversary giveaway…

Did you all know that I really love this crazy little winter squash called kabocha? 😉

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No? Well, I do. Love it sooooo much. It’s great roasted plain…

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You can put it in pancakes….

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You can make kabocha butter

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Yesterday, I made a kabocha custard. Click here for the recipe.

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You can play with Mr. Kabocha Head

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You can even carve your kabocha. After all, kabocha means pumpkin in Japapnese…

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Such a versatile little veggie, no? Want to know what my favorite thing to do with a kabocha squash is?

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Duh…slow roasted kabocha pureed with Jay Robb rice protein powder, cinnamon, and maca powder exploding from a waning tahini jar. THE BEST!

One commenter from today’s post will get their very own kabocha squash sent from me to you. Sorry to all my international readers, but U.S. residents only please. Blame it on those crazy customs folks.

I leave you with our mantle. I finally got the Christmas decorations up, and yes, we have stockings for our dogs…we’re totally those people.

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Later, I came home to CD’s Random Comment of the Day

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Ha ha, very funny CD. 🙂

Don’t forget to click here for a chance to win Katie’s Artisana coconut butter giveaway and here to win Erica’s yoga mat giveaway.

Bye-bye.

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166 Comments
  1. Ellie permalink
    December 2, 2009 9:34 am

    MMM I love kabocha! Thank you for introducing it to me! I had it roasted for dinner last night, but that was my last one…would love to get one in the mail. 🙂

  2. December 2, 2009 9:35 am

    Ya know, I’d stay to talk, but I have to go see about that kaocha custard…

    And–no joke–I have kabocha sitting in my oven as I write this 🙂

    Happy Tuesday, Heather
    (and a very happy Tuesday to Mr. Kabocha Head as well!)

  3. December 2, 2009 9:35 am

    Congrats to Gina on the AWESOME win. Kabocha is tasty (I love all squash!). I’m very partial to it plain, roasted. YUM!

    The stockings look great. Frank totally has his own stocking too!

    hahahahhaha- CD! It probably would have take me a few hours to realize it if Josh did something like that.

  4. December 2, 2009 9:35 am

    *kabocha custard

  5. Rebecca permalink
    December 2, 2009 9:46 am

    Oh I have never tried Kabocha! Is it anything like butternut squash?

  6. December 2, 2009 9:47 am

    Rebecca, Kabocha is similar to butternut but sweeter, and the texture is different. Not as stringy.

  7. December 2, 2009 9:52 am

    Still haven’t tried kabocha!

  8. December 2, 2009 10:13 am

    I have been a squash fiend this season, but mostly acorn and butternut because I can’t seem to find the kabocha!! Neither of my Whole Foods or grocery stores seem to stock it 😦

  9. December 2, 2009 10:19 am

    It’s ok to be those people…Our kitties have stockings too! The kabocha is a dandy! I like it plain best. I still need to try it with a little tahini 🙂

  10. jacobc permalink
    December 2, 2009 10:23 am

    Yay for kabocha!!
    Does the winner get the whole face with 2 brussel sprouts?

  11. December 2, 2009 10:24 am

    Jacob, Maybe. 🙂

  12. heatherfeather permalink
    December 2, 2009 10:24 am

    kabocha custard??? i must try. i’d love to win some!

  13. Rita permalink
    December 2, 2009 10:25 am

    I’ve been drying to try kabocha!

  14. December 2, 2009 10:26 am

    Love Kabocha.. I havent steamed it yet, but Im a big fan of roasting!! I just have a really hard time cutting it!! (its worth the pain/damage to my knives) 🙂

  15. Jean permalink
    December 2, 2009 10:26 am

    Would like one to try – need to eat more squash. 🙂

  16. December 2, 2009 10:27 am

    YAAAAAY, congratulations to Gina!

    I still haven’t tried kabocha! 😦

  17. December 2, 2009 10:27 am

    I’ve been looking for kobocha!!

  18. eaternotarunner permalink
    December 2, 2009 10:28 am

    I’ve been looking for it too! I would love to have one show up on my doorstep 🙂

  19. Amy T. permalink
    December 2, 2009 10:28 am

    I haven’t tried it either! Our Asian store didn’t have it and I thought I found it at Kroger but it was $2 a pound and called something else too. 😦 Hey, if I win I’m only 90 miles from ya so it’d be a short trip for Ms. Kabocha!! 😀

  20. December 2, 2009 10:31 am

    I cannot find it anywhere! I would love to try it; I’m a huge fan of squash -butternut and zucchini are my faves!

    btw, is it also called buttercup squash or is that something different?

  21. December 2, 2009 10:32 am

    Abby, Try slow roasting. I simply wash my kabocha and stick in a 275 degree oven whole for about 2 hours. Less time if it’s a small squash. I then cut it and scoop out seeds after it’s cooked. Much easier that way! It’s great for pureed squash, but it’s best to cut into strips before cooking if you’d rather have crispy squash “fries”

  22. December 2, 2009 10:33 am

    LOL! I love the Mr. Kabocha head! So creative!

  23. December 2, 2009 10:34 am

    I love “LEON”! We always sing, “The First Jo-el” to my bro-in-law. 🙂 Okay that’s kind of random, but I always think of that when I see “Noel.”

  24. December 2, 2009 10:39 am

    Marisa, Buttercup is very similar to kabocha, but they are not exactly the same. However, if you see a buttercup, I highly recommend them. Almost as yummy and sweet as kabocha…almost. 🙂

  25. December 2, 2009 10:40 am

    ahhah i like your Mr. Kabocha head! The spiralized zucchini noodle hair sealed the deal for me. haha! The custard looks fantastic too.

  26. SallyAnn permalink
    December 2, 2009 10:41 am

    Wow. How awesome would it be to get a squash in the mail?! I looove it!

  27. Tiffany permalink
    December 2, 2009 10:41 am

    I’ve never had kabocha before.. I’d love to try after hearing so much about it in the blogosphere!

  28. December 2, 2009 10:44 am

    I’ve been reading your blog for months and I had to tell you that I tried kabocha this week and am in love with it!! But…my stomach has been a little funny so I wonder if it’s that which bothered me. Either way, it’s definitely going to be a regular in my diet.

  29. Danielle permalink
    December 2, 2009 10:47 am

    I LOVE kabocha

  30. December 2, 2009 10:49 am

    Hey Denise, So happy to have spread the kabocha love. Not sure if it’s the kabocha bothering you or not. Do other squashes bother you? I do find that kabocha is very fulling. Sometimes, I feel like it expands in my stomach after eating it. So, maybe try keeping your portions small and see if that helps your belly. 🙂

  31. December 2, 2009 10:53 am

    Always wondered about those crazy little squashes!

    Love the ‘Leon’ haha!

  32. December 2, 2009 10:53 am

    yum yum yum… yay kabocha! it’s fun to say too 🙂

  33. Scott in Ohio permalink
    December 2, 2009 10:54 am

    Sign me up! Can’t get enough of the kabocha.

    My sister’s middle name is Noel. I’m so calling her Leon next time I talk to her. Thanks CD! 😀

  34. Jerilynne permalink
    December 2, 2009 11:03 am

    I found an Asian market near me! I fully intend on checking if they carry kabocha.. as soon as I work up the nerve to venture there by myself, lol. In the meantime, winning a kabocha would be pretty fantastic!

  35. Holly permalink
    December 2, 2009 11:03 am

    Kabocha might be the best prize ever!

    And your doggie stockings are adorable!!

  36. Neena permalink
    December 2, 2009 11:06 am

    I’m love the idea of a kabocha in the mail! Great giveaway!

  37. December 2, 2009 11:07 am

    Jerilynne, Don’t be scared. Just bundle up. My Asian Mkt. is ALWAYS freezing! I know the employees always wonder who is that crazy squash girl with all the jackets and scarves? Hehe.

  38. December 2, 2009 11:13 am

    Oh please please pick me!!! I am DYING to try Kabocha!!! My little peanut just started loving roasted butternut squash and I would LOVE to introduce her (and my hubby) to a new veggie!!

  39. Chelsea Ward permalink
    December 2, 2009 11:14 am

    The kabocha tahini volcano looks SO good. Also, Mr. Kabocha head looks pretty dapper as well.

  40. Mallory permalink
    December 2, 2009 11:14 am

    kabocha in the mail = christmas comes early for mallory 🙂

    if i win (and ok, prob even if i don’t) i’ll need to make the exploding-tahini-jar goodness. and how convenient – i’m down to a few last scoops!

  41. melissa permalink
    December 2, 2009 11:17 am

    I’ve tasted buttercup but not kabocha…would love to compare:)

  42. December 2, 2009 11:18 am

    Ohh, I haven’t tried one but I’d like to!! Thanks for the opportunity! 🙂 All of your food looks delicious!!

  43. December 2, 2009 11:20 am

    Mmm that custard looks good! I still haven’t tried kabocha–maybe this weekend

  44. December 2, 2009 11:20 am

    A kabocha in my mailbox? Can’t say no to that!

  45. December 2, 2009 11:22 am

    Looking at those two pictures and trying to find the difference (CD’s comment) was like looking at those “find what’s different” cartoons 🙂

  46. Melissa permalink
    December 2, 2009 11:23 am

    Ooohh I love kabocha! Thank you for introducing us!!!!! Last night I made a kabocha soup in my vitamix…soooo easy! I just sauteed some onion, garlic and ginger in a little coconut oil…put in vitamix with my scooped out goodness from the kabocha…added a little curry powder and a little almond milk…delicious!

    This morning I totally pulled a heab and poured some of that yummy soup on top of my buckwheat meal and topped it with raisins 🙂

  47. molly permalink
    December 2, 2009 11:24 am

    I have had buttercup, but never kabocha. I would love to try it!

  48. December 2, 2009 11:25 am

    I just think it would be fun to have the mailman deliver a kabocha, as my neighbor’s already think I’m nuts.

    And we’re totally “those” people too (at my mom’s). The mantle has the people stockings, and one for the dog and the cat. When we had a bird, he had a little one too that we used to stick a nacho chip in because his “real” gifts were too big…

    Scary thing is, Chauncey totally knows it’s his stocking and will sit there staring at it if we put something in there early. Hey–I don’t have kids, so this is my fun 🙂

  49. December 2, 2009 11:28 am

    im kinda in love with the fact u are mailing a kobocha squash to someone! happy wednesday my heather!

    xoxo
    lo

  50. December 2, 2009 11:28 am

    Ok, it would make my day to win a squash. Seriously, that would be both hilarious and awesome! Plus, I’m really curious about the kabocha.

  51. December 2, 2009 11:29 am

    Me, me! I want one! And I can finally enter all these giveaways now that I live here!! 🙂

    Been dying to try kabocha forever. I want to be just like you Heabie, and this impossible-to-find squash keeps getting in my way! 😉

  52. December 2, 2009 11:30 am

    Welcome home Lara!!!!

  53. December 2, 2009 11:30 am

    Hehe, my grandfather’s name is Leon. He would have liked CD’s comment.

  54. December 2, 2009 11:30 am

    Melissa, I would like to come over to your house for dinner…and then stay for breakfast. 🙂

  55. December 2, 2009 11:30 am

    Laughing SO HARD at your Kabocha head!

  56. December 2, 2009 11:31 am

    i havent had kobocha squash in ages!

    haha i have stockings for my dog too! hes family 🙂

    xo

  57. Stephanie permalink
    December 2, 2009 11:38 am

    I have a confession to make: I have never tried Kabocha squash OR tahini

    ::hangs head in shame::

  58. December 2, 2009 11:39 am

    what?! i WON?!?
    ya know i’m doing the spicy almond butter dance over here… i’m so excited!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    thank you heaby!!
    so cool you’re giving away a kabocha squash 😀
    have a wonderful day ❤

  59. wendy permalink
    December 2, 2009 11:39 am

    i absolutly have to get my hands on some kobocha. it just sounds so flippin tasty especially when you say it is like butternut but better:)

  60. Laura S permalink
    December 2, 2009 11:44 am

    I have never tried kobocha, I have yet to find it in our supermarkets around here!

  61. December 2, 2009 11:45 am

    I hadn’t even heard of kobocha until reading your blog. I’ve love to try some.

  62. Andrea permalink
    December 2, 2009 11:45 am

    Kabocha!!! Yay, I would love to win one from you! 🙂

  63. Anisha permalink
    December 2, 2009 11:46 am

    i LOVE kabocha! i grew up eating it in Japan and i can’t find one here anywhere! would love to win this.

  64. Susan permalink
    December 2, 2009 11:47 am

    i neeeed to try this amazing squash!!!!

  65. December 2, 2009 11:48 am

    I love to win the squash. 🙂 Haven’t seen them in my grocery yet!

  66. December 2, 2009 11:49 am

    Custard? *passes out*! Can I be your baby sister and you can cook for me? 🙂 I’d love to win a japanese pumpkin so I can make that custard!

    xoxo
    Maggie

  67. December 2, 2009 11:57 am

    I don’t think I’ve ever had Kabocha before…unless I got it in my CSA last year. I’d love to give it a go!

  68. jds permalink
    December 2, 2009 12:06 pm

    i heart kabocha!! it’s hard to find around me though so i’d love to win!

  69. December 2, 2009 12:07 pm

    Mmmm I love me some kabocha! The kabocha butter was amazing, I will have to try the custard. They are definitely waning from the grocery store :/

  70. The Pancake Girl permalink
    December 2, 2009 12:09 pm

    Oh boy, I need to try me some kabocha. You’ve convinced me with that custard!

    http://www.joelygolightly.wordpress.com

  71. December 2, 2009 12:12 pm

    eh, we’d probably have stockings, too, if we had a place to hang them 🙂

  72. December 2, 2009 12:15 pm

    Ahh! I’ve looked and looked with no luck! I would looove to try it!

  73. December 2, 2009 12:16 pm

    I’ve only tried kabocha once when I was visiting my best friend in Seattle (we talk about food blogs, and she loves yours and has been eating lots of kabocha and putting tahini on everything!). It was wonderful, but I can’t find it in Georgia!!! I would love to win one 🙂

  74. December 2, 2009 12:19 pm

    I’ve been wanting to try kabocha!!

  75. December 2, 2009 12:22 pm

    I’ve just been roasting mine, but I’d love to try out some of your recipes!

  76. Jenn permalink
    December 2, 2009 12:29 pm

    Has always sounded good since reading the couple of food blogs now. Can you get it at most “regular” groceries? Will look for it and try roasting it! Thank you!

  77. December 2, 2009 12:36 pm

    hahah! YES I am having lots of trouble finding Kobacha! I see you munchin’ on it all the time and it looks great! 😀

  78. December 2, 2009 12:37 pm

    Oh Kabocha, how I love thee. I’ve been trying to experiment to decide whether I like orange or green fleshed kabocha better, but seriously I’ve decided that the taste more-so depends on the farmer I get it from. I definitely have certain farmers at the market that I buy my kabocha from (does this make me a snob?). I usually make fries, but I think I’m going to have to try it Heather style in your favorite form (minus the Protein Powder, since I’ve never seen Jay Robb or tried it before). SInce I’m lucky to have lots of kabocha in my life, don’t enter me in the contest and hopefully someone who has sadly never had it before, wins.

    I love how you and CD leave fun notes for each other at home. So Cute!

  79. December 2, 2009 12:41 pm

    No worries Stephanie. I sill love ya. 🙂

  80. December 2, 2009 12:42 pm

    Teresa, I think it’s okay to a “kabocha snob” OK, so I won’t enter you in this giveaway, but be on the lookout for a Jay Robb giveaway very soon. 🙂

  81. Sarah R permalink
    December 2, 2009 12:42 pm

    I would love to try the Kabocha! I hear so many good things about it.

  82. December 2, 2009 12:43 pm

    Jenn, Lately, I have seen kabocha at Kroger (my local grocery store) and Whole Foods, but I usually can only find them at the Asian grocery store in town.

  83. caronae permalink
    December 2, 2009 12:46 pm

    Kabocha = best squash ever! Enough said.

  84. December 2, 2009 12:47 pm

    I shamefully admit I haven’t ever tried kabocha, or even heard of it until reading your blog! ha ha. Living in rural Idaho, I don’t even know where I’d go to get it … hmm maybe I’ll have to grow my own??

    Love your blog, HEAB!! Seriously.

  85. Taylor permalink
    December 2, 2009 12:52 pm

    i’ve bee nabsolutely dying to try kabocha but i can’t seem to find it anywhere around here!

  86. Lauren permalink
    December 2, 2009 12:53 pm

    Still haven’t found the kabocha in my grocery stores…what a treat to have one arrive on the porch!

  87. December 2, 2009 12:59 pm

    I read your blog and have seen how much you enjoy kabocha and have often thought to myself that I should go in search of them to try….needless to say by the time I head out to the store I forget to look…Opps. So maybe if I win and like it then I will remember 🙂

    I love how creative you are with your food recipes and have stolen some of your ideas over the time many months I have been reading.

  88. December 2, 2009 1:06 pm

    Yay kabocha! I have had trouble finding it but they do have buttercup at Meijer, I haven’t bought any yet though. I wonder if my city has an Asian market? 🙂

  89. Marianne in Auburn permalink
    December 2, 2009 1:08 pm

    Yum!! I would love to try that custard kabocha recipe! I have to have friends find kabochas for me b/c I can’t find them anywhere in Auburn…hubby brought me two last time he was in NC but they disappeared quickly. He knows the way to my heart is through my stomach!

  90. jen permalink
    December 2, 2009 1:12 pm

    i would love to win, i have never tried kabocha!

  91. December 2, 2009 1:12 pm

    I thought the letters on your mantle would spell HEAB! Joy to the Heabers and long live the Kobucha craziness!

  92. December 2, 2009 1:17 pm

    oh i would love to try this kabocha you speak of! can you just be my personal chef?

  93. Darcie permalink
    December 2, 2009 1:28 pm

    I’ve been looking, but for some reason I canNOT find kabocha up here! I’d love to try some 🙂

  94. December 2, 2009 1:32 pm

    I would love to try this Heather approved squash! It has exploded in the blogosphere and I can’t find it where I’m at, 😦 .

    That kabocha custard looks yummers!

  95. December 2, 2009 1:37 pm

    I have never been able to find that squash so this giveaway would be amazing!!!

  96. December 2, 2009 1:41 pm

    oh man i have been trying to find kabocha everywhere but with no luck 😦 i would love to try one finally! i love pumpkin and squash so.. yeah!
    -muffy

  97. Mary Z permalink
    December 2, 2009 1:42 pm

    YUM..all those pictures make me want to try the Kabocha!

  98. hotflashbang permalink
    December 2, 2009 1:52 pm

    I had a hard time finding it… but finally did at the “local” korean market.. and I adore it… especially the texture.. love love love to put it on my george foreman.. mmmmmm… (if I win.. feel free to pull another.. I would not want to deprives those who’ve never had it or can’t find it.. Christmas cheer and all that!) Blog on Sister!

  99. December 2, 2009 1:59 pm

    I’ve been wanting to try one of these:)

  100. Gina G permalink
    December 2, 2009 2:01 pm

    i wanna try kabocha so bad but have also had a very hard time finding it! congrats to the Fitnessista =)

  101. Jes permalink
    December 2, 2009 2:07 pm

    Oh Heather…Kombocha…I’ve been dreaming about this lovely squash since you first started posting about it…and since I can’t find it anywhere…I WANT IT MORE!!!! It’s terrible to have a food addiction (unless it is to yummy food!) hehehhe! I’ve love a chance to win some lovely Kombocha!

    Have a beautiful day!

  102. December 2, 2009 2:14 pm

    Thanks Michelle, and don’t feel bad. Most people have never even heard of kabocha. I didn’t try my first one until this past year, but it’s been a love affair ever since. 🙂

  103. December 2, 2009 2:15 pm

    Hotflashbang, How long do you grill the kabocha on your George? I need to try it!

  104. December 2, 2009 2:16 pm

    Evey, I’ve missed you!

  105. December 2, 2009 2:16 pm

    Would love to Alli. 🙂

  106. December 2, 2009 2:18 pm

    Certifiably Fit, You’re not stealing…that’s why I post my recipes. You’re simply HEAB enlightened. 🙂

  107. Kellie permalink
    December 2, 2009 2:18 pm

    I have never tried Kabocha but am definately becoming quite a fan of different types of squash. I would be very excited to receive my very own Kabocha in the mail.

  108. Heather permalink
    December 2, 2009 2:18 pm

    Yay! Must…have…more…kabocha!

  109. December 2, 2009 2:34 pm

    I’ve never had one before and I tried to find one at Jungle Jim’s (a huge international grocery store in Cincinnati, OH) and I didn’t have any luck. 😦
    I would love one from HEAB 🙂

  110. balancejoyanddelicias permalink
    December 2, 2009 2:35 pm

    oh no! these are teasers!!! I broke my love relation with kabocha yesterday!!! now I’m crying even harder after seeing it all around!!!
    well…. if I get win! I’ll give it a second chance 🙂

  111. December 2, 2009 2:40 pm

    Please don’t enter me to win one because I have two sitting on my counter, but I swear to God I had DEJA VU because last night I was thinking about sending you a Kabocha for Christmas and wondering if I could find a Santa hat for it! And here you are putting one in the mail yourself. Koo-koo-krazy.

    PS. I decided Kabocha were too heavy to send as gifts, and you might just get a pretty card instead. If I even had your address, which I don’t. 🙂

  112. ohhmay permalink
    December 2, 2009 3:08 pm

    I’ve only found butternut (and pretended it was kabocha!) So I would love to try the real stuff. Heather, you are awesome!!

  113. Kelly W. permalink
    December 2, 2009 3:09 pm

    Kabocha is so amazing! my farmers market carried them and i miss them!
    The skin is tasty and i like them roasted and it is soooo hard not to eat the whole kabocha!

  114. December 2, 2009 3:09 pm

    Yay!!! I can’t find kabocha anywhere! I love that you’re gonna male a squash to someone, hehe. (hopefully me! haha)
    congrats to Gina for winning the almond butter 🙂

  115. December 2, 2009 3:18 pm

    I want to try it all, yummy! x x

  116. December 2, 2009 3:31 pm

    If I win, I’m totally making fries!! Mmmmmmm! 🙂

  117. December 2, 2009 3:33 pm

    MMMM kabocha yes please! I can’t find them anywhere…I should have stocked up while they were around!
    And kabocha CUSTARD? Nice.

  118. fruitsveggieslife permalink
    December 2, 2009 3:33 pm

    I have missed my kabocha so much! I’ve only ever had it roasted… but I’m going to be trying each and every one of those ideas!

  119. laura permalink
    December 2, 2009 3:39 pm

    I would love to try it

  120. December 2, 2009 3:42 pm

    I’ve even got my mom addicted to kabocha! It’s the sweetest squash i’ve found!

  121. Emily GG permalink
    December 2, 2009 3:49 pm

    I LOVE KABOCHA!!!!

  122. December 2, 2009 3:56 pm

    Oh how I would love to win a kabocha! I can’t find them anywhere!

  123. maren permalink
    December 2, 2009 3:58 pm

    still haven’t tried kabocha but would love to!!! sounds delicious

  124. Jess permalink
    December 2, 2009 4:15 pm

    After your rave reviews, I am so excited to be the proud owner of not one but two Kabocha squash from our Community Supported Agriculture Share. Looking forward to just roasting it – along with a bunch of other yummy root veggies from the CSA. I wouldn’t have know what it was were it not for you and your devotion to kabocha!

  125. Katie permalink
    December 2, 2009 4:23 pm

    I wish my pancakes looked HALF as good as yours!

    Check out my blog for a new GIVEAWAY and SONGDOWNLOADS of the DAY!

    http://katiechangesforkatie.blogspot.com/

  126. December 2, 2009 4:39 pm

    i am one of THOSE dog people too…

  127. December 2, 2009 4:41 pm

    Janetha, I know…one of the many reasons I love you. 🙂

  128. December 2, 2009 5:08 pm

    Had kabocha today! Thought of you:) Although mine was just the plain roasted variety – nothing fancy here.

  129. Mandie permalink
    December 2, 2009 5:11 pm

    Kabocha is my absolute favorite! I singlehandedly gobbled on up on Thanksgiving. Heather, you’re the best! I can almost taste it now… 🙂

  130. December 2, 2009 6:30 pm

    I just saw some kabocha at the San Francisco farmer’s market and contemplated wrangling it through airport security, but, sadly, decided against it. I’m still on the lookout for it here in Santa Barbara, though it would be lovely if one were delivered right to my stoop…thanks!

  131. December 2, 2009 6:40 pm

    Yup – we have a stocking for our dog as well!

  132. freshwholekatie permalink
    December 2, 2009 6:54 pm

    Okay. I’m totally going to try kabocha soon. I’ve never had it but the way you love it, it has to be fantastic. Thanks so much!

  133. December 2, 2009 7:12 pm

    Yummy kabocha 🙂 Pick me pick me!

  134. December 2, 2009 7:12 pm

    I want one!!

  135. December 2, 2009 7:19 pm

    i have never tried kabocha squash but have been dying to after always seeing your creative and delicious looking recipes for it! hope i win, thanks for the giveaway heather!

  136. December 2, 2009 7:21 pm

    I HAVE NEVER HAD KABOCHA!!!!!!! And it’s all over the food blogs lately!!! I’m going to have to pick one up this weekend! 🙂

  137. julie permalink
    December 2, 2009 7:30 pm

    dude. kabocha is the cheese. and i know for sure your hands MUST be glowing orange 🙂 totally worth it

  138. December 2, 2009 7:47 pm

    Hi Heather,
    Can’t eat kabocha due to anti-candida diet 😦 Just wanted to say ‘HI’ 😀 You have lots of cool kabocha creations!

  139. December 2, 2009 7:47 pm

    Bahaha you will definitely be seeing a vanilla protein-kabocha puree in a weening PB jar on my blog, very, very soon. NO JOKE.

    And yes.. you were def the inspiration, again! It was sooo good though- and I even forgot to add the cinnamon. The kabocha was so intense, it almost killed the magic bullet. I managed. 🙂

  140. December 2, 2009 7:48 pm

    interesting combo on that chipotle almond butter. Totally creative. I made that cheese sauce last night!

  141. December 2, 2009 7:49 pm

    oh oh me me give me the pumpkin!!!!

    ~Justine

  142. Emily (Healthy Fit Mama) permalink
    December 2, 2009 7:51 pm

    I have been dying to try kabocha!!

  143. Emily GG permalink
    December 2, 2009 7:51 pm

    I just ate a whole small Kabocha!! I cut mine in half, scoop out the seeds, put it cut side down in a shallow baking dish at 400 for 40 minutes! It is perfect plain, DELISH!

  144. December 2, 2009 7:52 pm

    N.D. Did you like the cheese sauce?

  145. December 2, 2009 7:54 pm

    Hi Livingfree. 🙂

  146. Audrey permalink
    December 2, 2009 7:56 pm

    I’d love to try kabocha squash! I cant seem to find it in the grocery stores near me!

  147. December 2, 2009 8:02 pm

    Gosh, I always get here and there are a 1000 posts! Thanks for commenting on my blog Heather – I consider it an ‘Honor’ to have your presence – seriously!!
    Ah boo, I need to cross the border :(…I had pepper squash with sweet potatoe fries and chicken all smothered in pasta sauce and other condiments tonight…and then carrot cake…and now I have a tire sitting in my stomach…oh well, c’est la vie no? Your one generous gal Heather !

  148. December 2, 2009 8:05 pm

    I can’t believe Gina won your giveaway, that lucky girl!!!!!!!!!

    And I will gladly take a squash from you. Only we trade if I happen to win: you send the squash, I send some goodies.

  149. December 2, 2009 8:05 pm

    Big fan of kabocha, I’ve had it several times, though I have yet to prepare it myself! Hmm, something to experiment with perhaps?

    Have a great night, love!
    bec xo

  150. December 2, 2009 8:08 pm

    I like that Mr Kabocha head best!!! 😀

  151. December 2, 2009 8:12 pm

    I seriously love that you’re giving away a kabocha! I’m so excited to try one!

  152. Keegan permalink
    December 2, 2009 8:43 pm

    Your kabocha recipes have been helping me get through my medical rotations! Love this stuff, but it’s disappeared suddenly. Out of season…. I hope certainly not, the semester isn’t over!!

  153. Rachel permalink
    December 2, 2009 8:48 pm

    What a cool giveaway! I still haven’t tried kabocha.

  154. Allie permalink
    December 2, 2009 9:26 pm

    a kabocha giveaway- i love it! i have a hard time lugging squash home by foot from Wfoods here, so i have yet to try one.

  155. roya permalink
    December 2, 2009 9:40 pm

    mmm sounds tasty…another food i’ve never tried!

  156. Cherie permalink
    December 2, 2009 9:43 pm

    Our grocery store had the kabocha on sale last week, so I bought three (kidding myself that they’d last a couple of weeks)! My family keeps teasing that I’ve become a kabocha addict…and they’re right, lol! I make a version similar to your custard, and I LOVE it! Self control is definitely an issue around it. Soooo yummy!

    Oh, congrats on your anniversary Heather and I look forward to many more!!

  157. December 2, 2009 9:50 pm

    Sounds like a good deal to me Averie!

  158. Kelsey permalink
    December 2, 2009 9:58 pm

    yuuumm 😀

  159. monica permalink
    December 2, 2009 11:04 pm

    Oh Heab… how I would love another try at recieving kabochas from you!!!! Moldy or no I’m totally flexible!:)

  160. December 2, 2009 11:15 pm

    Monica, I think they would hold up much better now that it’s cooler!!! Plus, I haven’t gotten a bad one in a while. So yummy lately. Good luck in the giveaway! 🙂

  161. December 2, 2009 11:27 pm

    Perfect giveaway! I did my grocery shopping yesterday and was hoping to replace that kabocha that went bad and they didn’t have any! I ended up buying something really orange but I don’t remember the name of it. I’m sure it’s good because I love all squash, but kabocha is still the BEST. So I’m keeping my fingers crossed for this giveaway, and if not I’m still going to seek out a kabocha somewhere in this city!

  162. Ilana permalink
    December 3, 2009 3:51 am

    I’ve never tried kabocha, but I love pumpkin and butternut squash. I’ll look for it in the grocery.

  163. Kalli permalink
    December 3, 2009 7:52 am

    I would LOVE to try kabocha. I cannot find it anywhere!

  164. December 3, 2009 7:55 am

    custard?? i like the sounds of that 🙂 i added hummus to my egg-salsa mix last night and thought of you!! it was fabulous, even if i did cook my eggs in the microwave and throw it on top of some mixed greens 🙂 ( it looked interesting!)

  165. December 3, 2009 8:04 am

    Shannon, Perfect dinner in my opinion. Oh, and just so ya know, all my meals look interesting. 🙂

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