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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 the masses and make some changes– on my blog– by adding a new feature.

The new feature is Chocolate-Covered Meal of the Day. I’m adding this feature in a response to requests that I show more of what I eat in a day. I know some people have asked if I can post about everything I eat every day, but there’s just no way I’d have the time (nor the desire nor patience!) to do that. So hopefully this can be a compromise.  In each post (or almost every post), I’ll highlight one meal or snack I’ve eaten (probably from a few days before, because I also don’t have the patience to transfer photos from my camera every day).

Chocolate-Covered Meal of the Day
Second breakfast. My sister says she wants to put Hobbit pictures up around my place at the breakfast table. Funny sense of humor, that one…

Two Optimum Power Blueberry Waffles, raspberry “ice cream,” and marinated seitan-n-peppers.

Strange-weather story: I ate this breakfast after running in 70-degree weather. The very next day it proceeded to drop to 20 degrees, with predictions of an ice storm. Talk about mood swings!

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. Heather McD (Heather Eats Almond Butter) says:

    Love all the pink & red in your brekkie, but where is the chocolate? :) Thanks for posting. Can't wait to hear about your 2nd new blog feature!

  2. talieworld says:

    Too bad about the waffles! I really liked those to! Love the colorful breaskfast!

  3. Halie says:

    Chocolate-Covered Meal of the Day is a great addition to your blog!

  4. Amira says:

    that is so cool, great addition and those waffles look scrumptious. I really wanna know the second feature, can’t wait. Oh and i laughed out loud when i read the hobbit bit (my sister looked at me like i was insane lol!)

  5. carolinebee says:

    FUNN new additions! I like the compromise…ha second breakfast- I freakin’ looove LOTR 😀

  6. Becca says:

    Please say your not talking about the Van’s ones being discontinued! noooo.

  7. shelby says:

    Ooo, I love the colorful breakfast and the new feature!!

    I really liked those waffles as well, I guess that’s why I couldn’t find them anymore =(

  8. Ruby Red Vegan says:

    I like this new feature! And I also like how you have waffles and raspberries in the same meal with seitan! I am sorry your lovely waffles are being discontinued… I remember how they recently reformulated those Attune bars you liked so only one kind is vegan — why do they keep taking away your nummies? :(

  9. Meg says:

    Love the new feature and can’t wait to see the second feature.

    Yummy waffles!

  10. Ricki says:

    Great new feature! And the raspberry ice cream also looks great. . . gotta get me a Magic Bullet (despite the cheezy commercials)!

  11. imadedinner says:

    Do you have Elevenses too?

  12. foodfashionfun says:

    yay! I love the new blog feature!

  13. jenny says:

    i like this new feature!
    hobbit. haha funny word. i thought it was a rabbit until i clicked the link. oo i wish i had the time to be a hobbit.

  14. lauren says:

    Yay! I was one of the ones who asked you to show more meals because you always eat so much but it all looks so fun and creative and gives me ideas. Thanks!

  15. Kiki says:

    Cool addition to your blog! It’ll certainly make me happy! Such a pretty, colorful second breakfast.

  16. jane says:

    I can’t believe the weather goes from 70 to 20! I didnt even think it went as low as 20 in Texas!

    I am so jealous to hear about running in 70 degree weather- it’s only January and I’m already sick of wearing two headbands and trying to blow my nose while running ;/

  17. Erin of Care to Eat says:

    Oh Texas weather, why are you so bizarre?

  18. ttfn300 says:

    oh no! why would they discontinue?? :( i hate when weather gets confused!

  19. Juliet says:

    Yay! I already love your new feature! :) It is so interesting to see what people eat. One thing, though — I always figured you had chocolate at every meal. :)

  20. laci says:

    I love the ” silky berry sorbet” made with only soymilk and berries ontop of waffles too! did your marinate the sieten/peppers in any sauce/dressing? And no chocolate =0
    thanks! =)

  21. fitforfree says:

    mmm do you add ice to the raspberries/soymilk? looks delish

  22. Ruby Red Vegan says:

    It’s so weird that those other things you liked were discontinued too! You don’t have weird taste buds either — every product/recipe I’ve tried as a result of your recommendation has always been so delicious that I already concluded you have excellent taste buds! Or maybe we’re both weird and messed up tasters.

  23. lighterportions says:

    Definitely a big fan of this new feature. I love seeing the fun things you eat! That’s disappointing about the waffles though, they sound good! And about the weather… it’s just nutso these days isn’t it.

  24. Nutritious is Delicious says:

    Looks good! Ice storm = bad! I just drove about 9 hours and 2 of them were through an ice storm! No good! hhaah

  25. VeganCowGirl says:

    mmmm!!! Those blueberry waffles look soooo good!!!! Looking forward to more Katie blog features.

  26. Vegetation says:

    Ugh, WHY do they discontinue everything good! EVERYTHING!

    Mmmm those waffles do look good though and so does that raspberry ice cream!

  27. MizFit says:

    you are already kicking ass in 2009.

    and, for some reason, I love those weird weather days. the 80 in the am and 40 by nightfall. We get a ton of those where I live in TX.

  28. Virginia says:

    ch-ch-ch-ch-changes!! can’t wait to see your next new blog addition!

  29. River says:

    YAY for new blog features! Those simple fruit ice creams are the best, I wish my magic bullet didn’t had such a hard time with frozen strawberries.

    Your sister is too funny! Chocolate Covered Hobbit! :)

  30. Aimee says:

    Those creamy raspberries look really yummy!

  31. Lauren says:

    meal of the day, what a good idea :)
    your raspberry cream sounds so simple yet sooo good.
    oh and i’m going to try a re-run of the agar flakes, haha i’m sure it was something i did so hopefully take 2 works out better! thanks for all the tips though!! :)

  32. Astra Libris says:

    Your breakfast is so beautiful! Thank you for the great idea of making the beautiful berry “ice cream!”

  33. TavoLini says:

    mmm, I dig the ice cream!

    The weather is nuts here, too! I’m just ready for it to be spring, I guess. A wee bit of wishful thinking 😉

  34. Every Gym's Nightmare says:

    yeah i dont know how people post everything they eat, i dont have the patience either.

    Love the new meal of the day idea!

    Kelly Turner

  35. Jessie says:

    I would eat like a hobbit too, if I had extra room in my pants, but unfortunately I must stick to one breakfast. Looking forward to the new blog additions!

  36. Emma the Eco-Princess! says:

    Mmm chocolate covered meal of the day sounds good, can’t wait to see what the other feature is!

  37. carolinebee says:

    Comment numero dos 😀 Thanks lady for adding me! I was in shock to see you weren’t on obvi I just added u…xo have a good one

  38. Jen aka Jewbacca says:

    don’t be too sad about the waffles…get yourself a $7 waffle iron and make your own! homemade is SO much better anyway. you can make them in batches, freeze em, and toast as needed.

    xo jewy

  39. Bianca says:

    Damn, I loved those waffles. I haven’t bought them in a while, but they were good.

  40. shellyfish says:

    You’re my favourite Chocolate Covered Hobbit!

  41. Joanna says:

    this breakfast looks delicious. i love the seitan and peppers idea. that must’ve tasted awesome.

    it’s remained absolutely freezing here in pa. i envy your 70F you had!!

  42. strongandhealthy says:

    Great meal of the day! Yummy waffles!

  43. aTxVegn says:

    Yeh, I sure miss that day we hit 80 degrees…..

    Meal of the Day is a great new feature! But why is it when you find something you really like, the company decides to quit making it? That seems to happen to me a lot.

  44. Jackie says:

    A very happy new year to you.

    Looking forward to all your new features. Meal of the day is a great start.

  45. erica says:

    I love the new chocolate covered meal of the day! As if your blog wasn’t fantastic enough.

    Have a great day!!

  46. Zucchini Breath says:

    Utterly fantastic. I love it when no one was harmed during breakfast :)


  47. DJ says:

    That raspberry ice-cream looks so colourful and delicious! Great new feature – look forward to seeing more of your chocolate-covered meals!

  48. ChocolateCoveredVegan says:

    I just used the flavor of the marinated, jarred peppers to flavor the seitan.