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The Future Mrs. Butternut Squash

  Our future together looks bright (bright orange!) First things first: A lot of you asked how I got the squash to look so “fry-like.” It’s thanks to this cool gadget, called a “fry cutter,” that looks something like this: “Butter(nut) Me Up” Fries 1 Butternut Squash salt cinnamon (optional, but awesome) oil or oil […]

The Butternut Tales, Part One: Little Miss Butternut Returns!

Did you ever have a favorite food you ate every day, but then, for some reason, forgot about? That’s exactly what happened to my poor butternut fries. The Way We Were (circa 2005): So strong was my love for the fries that I made a scrapbook page in their honor! I gave my dad the […]

There was more than one lobster present at the birth of Jesus?

Please tell me you know the quote… If not, go out and rent Love, Actually right now! It’s one of my favorite movies. (Hello, Colin Firth!) Apparently, there were more than three kings present at the birth of Jesus as well: King Henry (the eighth?), thinking he’s all high-and-mighty, wanted in on the Nativity-Scene action. […]

Sugar and Spice and everything Nice

That’s what Banana Spice Pudding (or yogurt) is made of. . “Everything Nice” Banana Spice Pudding (I call this “yogurt” since it’s healthier than traditional pudding) Ingredients: 3 level teaspoons agar flakes 1 and 1/3 cup milk of choice (I use almond milk) 1/4 tsp cinnamon, or more if desired a tiny dash salt (1/16th tsp) […]

We are ready to lead once more

It would’ve been so much fun to have an Inauguration party—complete with little fondant donkey cupcakes!—but school (and the fact that most of my SMU friends are Republicans and didn’t want to watch) dashed those plans. Oh well! Happy Tuesday!

The Adventures of Broccoli Girl, Part Two

Honestly, I think I like broccoli just as much as I like chocolate. But I doubt anyone would read a blog entitled “Broccoli-Covered Katie.” Somehow, it just doesn’t have the same ring to it. Unlike the elder George Bush, I’ve always loved this tree-like green vegetable. When I was in first grade and my doctor […]

Cutie Pie Cousins

I completely forgot to post more of the cousin pics I promised oh-so-long ago. But better late than never; here they are! Warning: Extreme Cuteness Ahead: Don’t you think they’d make great Gerber models? The gladiator helmet is from Rome. Note the fact that little Nathan (the one in the background) is eating pink ice cream. It’s […]

Forget love. I’d rather fall in chocolate

For those of you who don’t own a Vita-mix: Do not despair! You can still make this chocolatey recipe. It might not have the same ice-cream consistency, but I’m sure it’ll be just as delicious! . Chocolate-Covered Ice Cream Makes two HUGE servings (or four 1/2-cup servings) Ingredients: 8 grams (about 1 and 1/2 T) Hershey’s […]

Obsession: Faux-Yo

I still have no idea how I was so lucky that the Vita-mix company gave me one of their amazing machines completely free of charge. Until the package actually showed up at my house I didn’t fully believe it was true. Thank you, Vita-mix! Since I already owned a Vita-mix, I gave my sister the new […]

Where are those promised Vitamix posts?

Let’s finish off Things that are Green week: Here we have something I’ve dubbed “Shrek Pudding.” But don’t bother remembering the name; you WON’T be seeing this pudding on my blog ever again. Looks cool? Tastes terrible. Chlorophyll much? I whipped up a green pudding with Alive brand protein powder (Creamy Granola flavor). Unfortunately for […]

Good News: Chocolate Nirvana now comes in a jar…

…and it can be purchased at a store near you! (Or online, if need be.) Don’t let the unassuming wrapper fool you; inside is the stuff of which dreams are made– dark chocolate-covered dreams, that is. To my fellow vegans: Remember Reeses cups? Remember Nutella? This is so much better! (Not to mention healthier.) Since […]

Chocolate-Covered Song of the Day (and an interminably-long email)

New blog feature: Chocolate-Covered Song of the Day. Nothing to do with food, but it has to do with another one of my loves—music. The idea for the second new blog feature came about thanks to an email I received from a blog reader (thanks, Allison, for letting me share your email on my blog). […]

New Year, New Blog Features

Around the world, people observe the New Year by making changes in their lives– they vow to stop smoking, lose weight, be more social. Perhaps they debut a new haircut or throw out the “old” boyfriend (ok, that last example is rather harsh… but you know what I mean!). This year, I decided to join […]

Past, Future, and PRESENTS!

Yes, the most important aspects of Christmas are God and being with family. But I’d be lying through my chocolate-covered teeth if I told you I didn’t get excited about presents! I loved every single one of my presents this year, but on the blog I’ll highlight some that are related to veganism: The first […]

Happy 2009!

Happy Holidays, from my family to yours. And one last BIG “thank you” to everyone who participated in the Comment Drive. In the end, I decided to just make every comment worth 40 cents instead of 20, because it’s such a deserving cause. Hope everyone has an awesome New Year’s!

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