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Hello blogging world! There are so many great blogs out there that I hesitate to start another one… but I’m going to anyway!

I’ve been borrowing ideas from other blogs for so long that I figure it’s high time I start my own. So here’s an intro to me: I’m a college student who’s lived around the world and currently goes to SMU, in Texas. (I transferred from Bryn Mawr in Pennsylvania.) I’ve been a vegan for about 7 years  and vegetarian for a year before that. I am an avid animal-lover and became vegan whilst living in China, which was easy to do because they don’t eat much cheese and ice cream there (my favorite non-vegan foods).

I’m happy to be part of the blogging community!!!

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Katie is the baker, photographer, and author of the popular blog Chocolate-Covered Katie. Her favorite food is chocolate, and she believes in eating a balanced diet that includes dessert every single day. More about Katie—> 

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  1. Vegan_Noodle says:

    Welcome to blogworld!! Can’t wait to see what you have in store for us. I’ll have to go check out some of your older photos…. Thanks for visiting my blog as well! Us Texas vegans gotta stick together I suppose….

    1. Natasha says:

      Wow, this was the first comment she ever got 🙂

  2. bazu says:

    Hello! I’m not sure how I stumbled onto your blog, but I’m glad I did. I look forward to hearing about your adventures, and stories from all the places you’ve lived (I’ve also moved around a lot in my life).

  3. Johanna3 says:

    i cant wait to see you new posts!

    oi will be looking at the link you give in your post!

  4. Erik Steel says:

    I love that you used the word “whilst” haha.

  5. AHH! ahah i FOUND YOUR FIRST POST!! DANG GIRL you’ve been blogging for ages!!!!!!!

    1. Hahahahahahahaha oh my word, you are too funny! Every time I think you can’t get any funnier… 🙂 I saw “comment on intro post” and was like, “Huh? When did I write a post titled Intro?” lol

  6. Meadow says:

    You are adorable Katie! I love your blog! Initially I was “forced” into becoming vegan because I found out I was allergic to dairy products and eggs. I was already vegetarian. And, I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009. I changed my lifestyle and beat cancer! It is with the help of blogs like yours that I have become a creative cook with healthy foods. It goes to show that you can eat ultra-clean, enjoy food, and restore health! Keep up the good work Katie!

  7. Lisa says:

    hahah I LOVE your first post! Your just so sweet and thoughtful- certainly my fav vegan blog! 🙂

  8. I’d probably die if I could find my first post. It was on Diaryland or something, hahaha. Your first post rocks, though. You’re too cute!

  9. Katy says:

    Oh, wow! I’ve been on a quest for gluten-free, dairy-free baking that is within the resources of a college student. (In terms of expense, yes, but also just prep time, equipment needed, practicality of storage, etc. – so single serving desserts? Revolutionary.) Your blog is a convenient resource and it looks like you have so much fun with it, that I’m now dying to try some of your recipes! So thank you. I also wanted to say that it’s uncanny how perfect this is for me. Case in point: I just transferred from Bryn Mawr.

    1. That’s so cool! (Well, not cool that you had to transfer… but cool that I know someone else in the same boat ;).)
      I loved Bryn Mawr, but I never regret my decision to leave. Hopefully you’ll feel the same way!

  10. Katie! I can’t believe I’ve loved so many food blogs for so long and I JUST NOW found your blog! AAHH, especially being obsessed with chocolate as I am….oh well, now I’m here! Thank god for Pinterest. I just started my own food blog and look so forward to trying out some of your recipes! Thank you for continuing to write this whole time until I found you! 🙂

    And by the way – this is a GREAT first post.

    1. Aw thank you, Cheri! And lol thanks for reminding me about this post… it’s so old!

  11. Jessica says:

    Katie, a friend of mine showed me your blog about a month or two ago, and now I can’t stop reading! I check this blog probably at least a few times everyday, whether it’s to check for new recipes or drool over your pictures of cookies, cakes, oatmeal, etc…
    I love that the ingredients you use aren’t super expensive, and has long shelf lives, which for a broke college-student like me, is veeery important 🙂
    Also the recipes that I have tried so far are delicious and healthy. You can’t top that.
    I have to say: I’m finally going to be able to move out of these college dorms and into apartments next year, and my roommates and I have been inspired by your blog to start our own foodblog! I’m from China, and my roommies are from Latin America and India, and because all three of us love cooking, we decided to take traditional recipes from all around the world, and make our own healthier versions of them. Although I don’t know how exactly we can make those popular Chinese fried dough sticks or fried sesame balls healthy….it’s going to happen! If chocolate chip cookies can be made healthy (using white beans in the recipe? GENIUS 🙂 I think anything can. So thank you! Without your blog we wouldn’t have decided to do this. (Virtually sends loads of love)
    Anyways, I HAD to post this comment on your very first post ever because…because…actually I don’t really have any tangible reasons ahahaha, I just felt that this comment would be more special if I posted it on your first post ever. >_>

    I have a question. What type of camera do you use to photograph your food?

    1. Hi Jessica!

      Haha good luck :).

      Right now I have a canon Rebel, with a 50mm f/1.8 lens.

  12. Kat says:

    Ha! I finally got to the beggining 😀 I tell ya, read through five years of blogging takes a while. I love your blog dearly, your posts always make me smile 🙂 I´m not vegan (and I´m not vegetarian either…), but I love to eat-waaaay too much- and I love healthy food as well. I found both in your blog, so I want to thank you for that 😀 I could eat chocolate with every meal, so I really like your recipes( since I definetelly cannot eat as much as I would like to, and your recipes are healthy and super yummy). I came to the U.S. about year ago as foreign exchange student, and put on some pounds, like all foreigners do 😀 American food – desserts especially – is so much richer than what I was use to, so gaining weight was inevitable (about 17 pounds in ten months in my case). The fact, that I love baking and no one from my host-family likes sweets, didn´t help as well. I tried to make some single-serving recipes at first, like mug cakes etc, but then one day I discovered that they can have up to 950 calories a piece – I lost my apetite for them really fast 😀 . I observed, you cook for yourself only pretty often, and that your recipes don´t make much – I really like that :D. I agree with your opinion about diets- it´s definetely better to be healthy than skinny. I wish you a lot of sunny days to your life 🙂 and please, please, keep posting your awesome recipes 😀 (your snicker blondies are my favorite breakfast… I swear I ate the whole pan within the week :D)

    1. Aw Kat, your comment put a big smile on my face :).
      Happy Sunday, girl!!

  13. Susan says:

    Holy crap! A Mawrter (well, sorta)! That made my day! Your blog rules, Katie, so glad I found it.

    1. Aw thanks, Susan!
      I’ll always kinda consider myself a Mawrter… It was a really great year!

  14. Oh, wow . . .I’ve finally made it through your entire blog, going backwards, all the way to the first post. It’s been quite an enjoyable journey, Katie! And I’ve now got a bunch of recipes I need to try out–and quite a few that I’ve tried already! (My brother can’t understand why I keep making things with oatmeal and bananas and peanut putter! No, it’s not because that’s the only thing I know how to make; it’s because I’ve been reading lots of CCK! :D)

  15. Kayla says:

    As many above, I finally made it to the end!! Woohoo! You have the best website ever! 🙂

  16. Randi says:

    Katie, I know you get mass amounts of email now lol, but I couldn’t resist posting a comment. I was reading your “blogging tips,” as I have my own blog and wanted to read your take on the experience, and hope to pick up some pointers. You put a link to this post at the bottom- and after reading it I gotta say, congratulations on your success! All the hard (but fun!) work has truly paid off. You are an inspiration to other bloggers (and chocolate lovers!) out there. I just started reading your blog, but I already feel the love that you put into it. Keep on going strong, you are a talented and beautiful woman. Sending my love:)

  17. Shannon says:

    HAPPY EASTER KATIE!!!!!!!!!!!!

  18. Katie says:

    And thus begins a legend!

  19. Sarah says:

    My friend and I were considering starting our own blogs this summer but didn’t know how. I have been told by many people to start my own blog so I’d like to! I was curious if you had any tips on how to start one or what website to use and etc. Sorry if you’ve already blogged about this I just didn’t see anything about it! Your blog is my favorite I’ve found and I can’t explain how much it’s opened my eyes to health and veganism (I am not vegan) it may be in my future though 😉

    1. Unofficial CCK Helper says:

      Here are some good posts:

  20. Sarah says:

    I just “accidentally” went through your entire blog! Whoops!!!!! Hahahaha I really loved it!

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