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Take a moment to go hug everyone for whom you are thankful. (I, for one, am going to hug my hand blender. No, just kidding. Truthfully, I’m going to hug my mom, dad, sister, doggies, and my computer screen. Why the computer screen? Because I am thankful for all of YOU!)

Other things for which I am thankful:

1. The beyond-gorgeous weather that greeted me this morning on my run (ok, so it was a *tad* cold at first, but that makes for the best running weather, because then you’re not all hot-n-sweaty by the end!)

2. The piping-hot bowl of Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal I ate upon my return (and the soothing ginger tea I drank along with it).

3. NOT being at the Macy’s Day Parade this year. We went one year; my uncle has friends in the NYC-government, so he gets “great” tickets… But when my face is frozen off and I can’t feel my toes, those tickets don’t feel so “great”! Funny story about that year, though: Everyone was literally CRYING from the cold, rubbing mittened-hands together and bundling close to one another. Suddenly, Richard Simmons shows up (yeah, the crazy exercise guy!) in a purple tank top and short-shorts, and he runs through the bleachers yelling, “Who wants to try my new low-fat cookies?”

4. My adorable little cousins, who are sitting across from me right now, looking uber-cute. In fact, I think I’ll end this post here so I can go play with them!

Above, mi familia (last year at Thanksgiving)

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. ConsiderEatz! says:

    What a beautiful chocolate covered family ! Happy thanksgiving Katie! :)

  2. shelby says:

    I hope you eat lots of delicious foods and plenty of Pumpkin Pie!

  3. Becca says:

    *hugs her computer screen for the Katie hug* hehe, Happy Thanksgiving, have a great vegan holiday!

  4. magpie says:

    Happy thanksgiving to you too my dear!

  5. vegannurse says:

    Happy Thanksgiving, Maravillosa Katie!!

    Thanks so much for your wishes and I hope you have a rockin’ Thanksgiving!

    I’m thankful for such wonderful blogs and bloggers like you… enjoy your feast!

  6. glidingcalm says:

    awww ! happy thanksgiving CCV!

  7. Ricki says:

    Hope you and yours have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  8. Brooke says:

    happy thanksgiving katie! i hope you enjoy your day with your loving family and delicious food! give molly and henry a hug from me :)

  9. Bianca says:

    Happy Thanksgiving!!! And I am thankful for you, CCV … for all your awesomeness. I love the Richard Simmons story, btw. He is just precious.

  10. Anonymous says:

    Happy Thanksgiving, Katie. You really are stunningly beautiful!

  11. shellyfish says:

    I’m thankful for you Special K! And guess what? You’ll be paying it forward!! You’re a winner! Drop me a little email with your postal info, ok? :)

  12. Melissa says:

    Happy Thanksgiving! Sounds like you are having a beautiful one. :)

  13. eatingbender says:

    Happy Thanksgiving to you!!! Love the picture with your family :o)

  14. Theresa says:

    Lololol at richard simmons! Happy t-giving!

  15. Katie says:

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  16. Meg says:

    Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy your family and your food!

  17. Aimee says:

    Happy Thanksgiving. You all look so happy in your family picture:)

  18. imadedinner says:

    Happy happy Thanksgiving!! HOpe you had a wonderful day!

  19. newcitygirl says:

    Happy Thanksgiving! Hope you enjoyed lots of yummy food!

  20. Lisa says:

    Happy Thanksgiving!!

  21. VeganCowGirl says:

    Pumpkin Oatmeal!!! what a great idea!!! I hope you had a happy thanksgiving! Enjoy that weather and everything else.

  22. Animal-Friendly says:

    Happy Thanksgiving to you, too! You family looks so adorable around your table last year.

  23. Mihl says:

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  24. Cookiemouse says:

    A very happy Thanksgiving to you too. I give thanks that there are bloggers like you, with fine ideals and very fine food!

  25. Vegan On Stage says:

    happy thanksgiving katie!!!!!!!! im sure you had an amazing vegan day of deliciousness!

  26. says:

    hehe love the comment about hugging your hand blender and the computer screen – too cute!

  27. River says:

    Happy belated Thanksgiving! What a beautiful and close family!

    I loved the Richard Simmons story! That guy is SO hyper!

    Hey, there’s nothing wrong with hugging one’s hand blender. In fact, I’m going to go hug my ice-cream maker right now!

    PS: If I find any awesome weight gaining tricks I’ll let you know!

  28. lighterportions says:

    You had a Richard Simmons sighting during your painfully cold parade experience? I am SO jealous. My idol. Haha. I’ve never been a big parade fan either because I can’t stand standing in the cold. So I would have been glad to opt out too. 😛

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  29. Ruby Red Vegan says:

    Happy Thanksgiving! You and your family are so adorable — you all look alike!!! Awww.

  30. Joanna says:

    you guys look so cute!! your sister looks just like you.

    i watched the parade on tv. i hate freezing cold weather! you couldn’t pay me to go!!

  31. Janet says:

    Happy Thanksgiving to you too!

  32. Bethany says:

    happy belated TG! What a great looking family. you look really happy which is the most important thing.

  33. Erin of Care to Eat says:

    Awwh! What a sweet little post! I love the Richard Simmons story. He so crazy!

  34. Animal-Friendly says:

    Since you were one of the first three people to post a comment for my last blog post, I was wondering if you would like to participate in the Pay It Forward Challenge. Please let me know by emailing me at

  35. lexi says:

    its lexi! sorry for the random comment, but i have missed talking to you so much! i have a NEW blog (is that my third? lol) and would love to chat sometime.
    (oh! and i mentioned you in one of my posts)

  36. Lauren says:

    Happy belated Thanksgiving! Hope yours was great! :)

  37. Veg-a-Nut says:

    Happy Thanksgiving to you too! I know I am late in saying this, but I am thankful for you and your posts. You always make me smile.

    What a beautiful family!