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The GEICO Gecko came to visit us this weekend! Wasn’t that nice of him?

I must say, he wasn’t a very good salesman; he didn’t offer us a good deal on car insurance… in fact, he didn’t offer us any deal at all!

Here he is, trying to enter our house! (EDIT: Actually, a reader informed me that the guy below is not a gecko, but an anole. Ya learn something new every day!)

Maybe he was hoping for some of my dinner?

Homemade curry stir-fry (broccoli, beech mushrooms, cabbage, bean sprouts, garlic, onion, and a ton of curry powder) and brown rice

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. linds says:

    oh my god- a gecko!!!! That is so cool!!!! I definitely think he wanted your dinner, it looks awesome. You should also make Kelly’s cookies because they came out great :)

    Don’t you worry, I ordered two giant bananas, you should get yours any day now 😛

  2. Ruby Red Vegan says:

    If I was a gecko, I’d want your dinner too! You make curry look so easy. Maybe I shall get a bunch of vegetables and beans for my dinner tomorrow and bust open my new thang of curry powder for it!

    And I’m glad my comment amused you – I suppose I must return the favor every so often, because your posts are also often quite funny!

  3. Jenny says:

    Yum, your stir-fry looks great! And I noticed your ubiquitous chopsticks. :)

    We have those lizards by our house! We call them “greenies” to tell them apart from the brown lizards that we also have. (The green are native to Florida, the brown are invasive-but we like them both.) Although, “greenies” can turn brown and the brown ones can turn green. Go figure!

  4. romina says:

    Ahh!! My mom is so afraid of those.. she would have a panic attack if she saw it.

    Your dinner looks soooo good!

  5. Kath says:

    He was on our grill tonight too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. vegan addict says:

    awwww…he’s so determined to get some of that curry! that’s an awesome photo, thanks for sharing.

  7. loveofoats says:

    LOL!!!!! that is hysterical 😉

  8. ChickPea says:

    Cool Gecko! They like to hang out around our garage–must be checking out whether we need auto insurance:)
    Your dinner looks so tasty, although I have no idea what a Beech mushroom is…

  9. Jill says:

    If I were that gecko, I’d be stealing your dinner.

  10. poopiebitch says:

    Adorable! I’d be trying to steal that dinner, too!

  11. Cecilia says:

    omg that curry stir-fry looks so good! I wanna make it NOW – it’s getting colder here now :( that curry looks like it’s gonna warm up my belly hehehe…. can you pls share the recipe?!! thanks have a great day

  12. Simple and Divine says:

    I made a stirfry tonight too with basically the same ingredients (Plus some jumbo shrimp and bay scallops…OMG incredible for the omni-Julz… sorry if this makes you cringe)! I loove stirfries! Where did you find beech mushrooms, btw??!! I’ve never even heard of them! Happy SUnday sweet eating :)

  13. bikergurl says:

    How cute! I’m sure he wanted your delicious looking supper!

  14. Betsy says:

    haha-sooo cute. what a funny little guy.

    i almost made stir-fry tonight but decided not to cause i was crabby and didn’t feel like cooking, but seeing your pic makes me want some asap!! there’s always tomorrow…

  15. Bianca says:

    Cuteness! I love little lizards! One time when I was kid, my parents yard got infested with these tiny lizards with long tails. It happened all of a sudden, like in one day. And my cat would chase them and pull their tails off. It was sad. They didn’t die though..they just had no tails left. The next day, all the lizards were gone…I think the cat freaked them out.

  16. herbivore says:

    I love geckos! They are so cute! He makes me wish it was summer.

    Your curry looks great!

  17. Jennifer says:

    How neat. I always loved seeing the lizards when I visit my family in Texas.

  18. Lizzy says:

    aww, he looks cute though =p a friend of mine has a bunch of geckos and other reptiles!

    And your dinner looks sooo good! Almost like what I plan to make tonight (inserts “the great minds think alike” line again… ha ha, we’re just too great to be true =p)

  19. Jess - The Domestic Vegan says:

    Oh, my gosh! How cute! Too bad you didn’t get an insurance discount, though… Maybe because you didn’t share your stirfry? :)

    Thanks for those Google Analytics instructions the other day! That’s really cool!

  20. Vegan_Noodle says:

    Nice looking stir fry… I’d be trying to get some of it too!

  21. Alice (in Veganland) says:

    wow, that thing looks really big… I also think he wanted your dinner because who wouldn’t?

  22. Mihl says:

    Wow, what a cool animal! Give him dinner and let him stay!

  23. Kumquat Peekapoo says:

    What a sneaky little gecko! And, gecko or not, the dinner looks pretty yummy.

  24. lengslog says:

    lol that’s too funny! I think the cartoon version looks cuter.

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  26. eleanor says:

    LOL that’s hilarious! i love the geico gecko. there’s a geico office at a corner near my house in AZ and they always have a guy in the gecko costume there dancing, and every time i see it, it makes me happy

  27. bean_mix says:

    awww what a cute little guy! isn’t nature fascinating.
    Our geckos are not as gorgeously green here in Australia. But we do have albino ones!

  28. funwithyourfood says:

    that is so cute… 😉

  29. Anonymous says:

    That’s actually an anole, not a gecko. Sometimes they’re called chameleons, but they’re not chameleons, either. Geckos have really large finger pads so they can climb, and they usually only live in tropical/subtropical areas. Cute guy, though :)

  30. ChocolateCoveredVegan says:


    Wow, thanks so much for telling me this! I’d never heard of an Anole before, so I’m going to look it up online. I’m also going to edit my post. Thanks again :o).

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