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Now that we’ve established the fact that I am not pregnant, I’m free to play the field.  Right? Hotties first:


Please don’t close your hand!!


Gives new meaning to the words “smoldering eyes”

Grrr… One tough, arame-eatin’ seagull.


Now that’s hot.

(And no, Paris Hilton, I will not be paying you any royalties for using your phrase.)


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. Jessica says:

    Ugh Joaquin…I am, well WAS, such a huge fan. Madly in love after his Johnny Cash debut. I hope he comes back to his semi-normal self.

  2. jcd says:

    Love the photos, Katie! You and Lurch would make a great couple. 😉

    And Joaquin… I’ll never figure it out. Have you seen him in the film SpaceCamp? Haha.

    Mmmm… zucchini! I have some raw zucchini sticks in my lunch too! Great minds think alike.

  3. I love mashed cauliflower! SO tasty! And I think all your spooky pictures are adorable, totally getting me all excited for Halloween!

    And about my darling Joaquin…let’s just hope this is a phase….

  4. lora says:

    i love how u love joaquin as much as me! he will forever be a hottie…i just dont look at his now nottie status :)


  5. Haha these pics are hysterical/precious :)

  6. Jenny says:

    I don’t know if i’m supportive of your relationship with Hulk.. i don’t think he’s gonna treat you right, Katie! 😉

    happy hump day baybay!

  7. Jessica says:

    Hehehe! Thanks for the laugh! Very cute pics :)

  8. Katharina says:

    Mashed cauliflower looks so good! You always have such cute dishware :) And those pictures!!! OH my gosh lol! The second one you look so adorable making a face 😀

  9. Devan Newman says:

    haha I love all your photos<3

  10. Katie says:

    TOTALLY stealing “Frankie” from you 😉 I love your halloween pictures where did you take them or are they photoshopped?

  11. Cute pics! I love the Hulk pic! You look like you’re about to get crushed!

  12. Although I usually love anything green, I’d have to say my first choice would be Frank. :)

  13. ~Jessica~ says:

    I adore the song ‘Monster Mash’ and always have a huge grin plastered on my face whenever you make your version or reference it.

    I think my favourite shot is the Incredible Hulk picture…how’s that for a Green Monster 😉



  14. Jenny R. says:

    omg that nottie is vegan?? agreed…what happened to him :( i’m thinking a severe B12 deficiency that made him go whack. Katie, after Halloween you neeeeed to post doggy costume pictures…pretty pleaseee

  15. Kate G. says:

    haha these photos are great definitely made me smile! Yay for halloween this weekend!!

    Kate G.

  16. i must say, you’ve stolen my heart with that mashed cauliflower. i absolutely adore cauliflower and can i assure you i will be trying your recipe soon. and it’s vegan too boot! i couldn’t be happier :). and have you tried the chocolate mole larabar? it’s SUPER good. knowing your chocolate covered life, i thought you might like it.

    mandie :)

  17. You’re too cute…you can always bring a smile to my face…thank you!!!

  18. Steph says:

    haha Joaquin. maybe not nearly as attractive in his current state but definitely more interesting!

  19. CaSaundra says:

    Lol, I like the reference to Paris Hilton’s “that’s hot”. She waaay overdid it using that one!!

  20. Tess says:

    Ooo this is a toughie! Well as a college student I would DEFIANTLY go for those things I can’t typically spend money on : ) I would get calcium or iron supplements, chia seeds, JOCLAT BARS for sure, and something new that I haven’t tried before so I could experiment with it!

  21. tori says:

    i would spend it on raw cacao powder and artisana coconut butter.

  22. junghwa says:

    i would love to try arame!!!

  23. Arthur says:

    Probably some things I’ve seen but never tried.

  24. Erin says:

    I’d like to try cocoa butter — very intrigued!

  25. Demelza says:

    Well, from iherb’s site think I would definitely indulge in some cacao powder, the Amazing Grass chocolate powder (I’ve really been wanting to try that!), and the Agar Agar~

    Haha, in general, though, I’d have to agree with Tori–definitely some coconut butter. ^^

  26. Courtney says:

    Definitely some Luna Bars! I love those!!

  27. Anisha says:

    I’ve been wanting to try Jocolat bars forever but have trouble finding them..I’d get those!

  28. Jackie says:

    I would spend it on the famed Sun Warrior Protein (chocolate flavor of course!), I’m crossing my fingers!

  29. Renée says:

    I would buy some Artisana coconut butter because I can’t find it in stores and shipping online it’s so expensive, but I want to try it!
    I’d also buy some nut butters, Health is Wealth Chicken-Free Patties, and probably some Luna bars!

  30. elaine says:

    thanks for holding this wonderful giveaway! I would pick up some spirulina and maca powder if I won. I think it would kick my energy into gear!

  31. Julia says:

    I would totally copy you with the Jocalats — none of the grocery stores around here carry them!

  32. Jackie says:

    I would buy Vitamin D drops, raw cacao powder, resveratrol, and some Artisana nut butters! Thanks!

  33. Julie Inderbitzen says:

    i have NEVER had coconut butter or oil, so I would buy both of those! I would also try cocoa bliss… Thank you!!!

  34. grace says:

    I LOVE iHERB.COM! I shop there all the time! I would probably get some stevia, some skin care products, and try out coconut butter or cashew butter, because I haven’t had them yet.

  35. Kelly Michelle says:

    I have been DYING to try Sun Warrior but it’s just not in my budget. This would be the perfect opportunity!

  36. Nicole P says:

    Katie! I would love to buy some Artisana coconut butter because I have never seen them in my city! I would loveee to win this giveaway! Ah :)

  37. I would buy some maca magic and Vega smoothie infusion.

  38. Melissa says:

    i would get jars and jars of nut butters and chocolate flavored energy bars hehe they are like candy bars in disguise!

  39. The website looks amazing! Such variety and good stock. This is so tough. I think I would definitely get some Vital wheat gluten because you can’t get it over here and I want to make seitan and chickpea cutlets! Oh and Amazing Grass! Again stuff you can’t get in England.

  40. meteoritis says:

    Hi Katie. I’d get some Amazing Grass, and dulse!

  41. Lisa says:

    I would get some things that I’ve never tried before: oat bran, nutritional yeast, and larabars.

  42. Anonymous says:

    I think I would get some NuNaturals Stevia and some Avalon Organics shampoo and conditioner!

  43. molly b says:

    I would get some raw cacao powder, coconut butter, and some brown rice protein powder!

  44. haylee says:

    I would probably pick most of the stuff I wish I had more money to spend on 😀 like Jay Robb protein stuff, xanthum gum, NuNaturals Stevia, oh and chia seeds :D!!!!

  45. Christin L. says:

    I would definitely get some Navitas stuff… love the cacao powder and nibs, and I need some more chia seeds too! I’d get some more coconut butter and maybe some sea veggies… love dulse!!

  46. Renee says:

    Probably nuts!

  47. Ava says:

    I would spend my money on snack food (the good kind) like nuts and dried fruits and cacao nibs so I can whip up some trail mix to keep my tummy happy during class : )

  48. MaryZ says:

    Sun Warrior protien powder!

  49. Rick says:

    I am a coconut butter freak so i’d get me some coconut butter…tons of it 😀 it’s that time of year when coconut butter is already soft and icing-like in my apartment since it’s not air-conditioned…loving it!

  50. megs says:

    I would buy either Amazing grass or coconut butter.

  51. j says:

    I would love some maca!

  52. Gina G says:

    xanthum gum , guar gum, and amazing grass!!! too many wonderful options! thankyou so much!

  53. lauren d says:

    oh my gosh. I would use the 50$ to buy all the uber healthy goodies that I felt were too expensive for me to justify getting for just lil ole me! perhaps some gums or exotic dried fruits or try a healthy powder of some sort?!

  54. Lori says:

    I would buy Agar Flakes because I can’t find them anywhere and want to try your alfredo sauce! I would also get more chia as I am almost out. And maca and artisana coconut butter. So many choices…

  55. Michelle says:

    I’d buy oodles of cacao nibs!

  56. Morgan M says:

    I would get some chia seeds and maca–im dying to try maca!

  57. Beth says:

    I’d go with the arame, since I’ve never tried it. I’m NOT a fan of sea veggies either, but you’ve convinced me to try it!

  58. Kaye says:

    I would buy Righteously Raw Chocolate, Spiralina Chips, Vegan DHA, Salba, or Vega or SunWarrior Protein.

  59. Stefanie says:

    I would get some agar flakes and some sea veggies to try. If there was anything left I would get some type of NuNaturals extracts. Maybe some type of chocolate. There are so many options. :-)

  60. Kate says:

    Great giveaway! I would buy Navitas Naturals maca powder and dried yacon slices. I also would try the Sun Warrior protein powder…all stuff I have yet to try b/c of cost so I would love to win the giveaway!

  61. Heather says:

    what a great giveaway! i would spend it on chia seeds and coconut butter because i have been seeing them all over the blog world and haven’t had a chance to buy either! i would also really like to try the probably also some nunaturals liquid stevia (almost out of first bottle i bought and i think i am hooked!)

  62. Tara says:

    I would spend it on maca powder. I just can’t justify buying a whole bag for myself because i don’t know if I’ll like it or not!

  63. Blair says:

    I’d love to try out some Vega protein!

  64. I would spend it on lots and lots of Bob products and larabars 😀

  65. Mylene says:

    Awesome giveaway! I’d get some chia seeds as I’m running out, and then something new to try!

  66. Megan says:

    I would buy larabars and vegan beauty products!

  67. Kyle says:

    I’d definitely stock up on some more Spiru-tein! I’m addicted, unfortunately. The Cookies N Cream and the Chocolate Peanut butter swirl are amazing!

    Or I’d try to break my addiction…and shop around for some maca or probiotics!

  68. Alfreda Michele says:

    I buy the DHA to but a different brand. And gums for shakes. I could always use more of those. Love your blog by the way.

  69. Naomi says:

    i would buy maca powder

  70. Jamie says:

    I would get chia seeds, maca powder, and coconut oil! I haven’t been able to splurge on the stuff yet!

  71. kelli says:

    I’d buy some tom’s of maine products; maybe some oat bran; stevia; basically the whole store!

  72. angie says:

    so much to choose from…salba, artisana coconut butters, vega is probably what i would choose!

  73. Emilie says:

    i’d buy some gums, some agar agar, and the lucuma that i’ve heard so much about!

  74. Zuzanka says:

    I’d choose some raw chocolate and definitely some coconut butter..I was thiclose to buying it soo many times and I don’t know if I can resist any longer!

  75. Lindsey says:

    I’d spend it on coconut butter, oats, and Larabars.

  76. Emily says:

    those larabars are lookin good!! or some maca powder that i’ve been so curious about

  77. Allison Dipper says:

    I’d probably buy nutritional yeast, coconut butter, and some chia seeds. All things that are too expensive for a college student’s budget!

  78. Mary says:

    I’d try coconut butter, because I never have and it looks so good! and then buy lots of nut butters. also, I’d try jocalats!

  79. Danielle says:

    I’m really itching to try stevia!

  80. anonymous says:

    definitely the maca powder and nut butters!

  81. Laura E says:

    Thanks SOOO much for the opportunity! I’d buy a conainer of Chocolate Amazing Grass for sure!!

  82. Heather Marie says:

    I would definitely get some nutritional yeast and luna or lara bars.

  83. A says:

    I would get amazing grass… or wildbars if they have them :)

  84. Andrea says:

    I would get protein powder!

  85. rachk says:

    I would love to try Arame and definitely some Lara bars, hemp and chia seeds – yum!

  86. Carol says:

    I would get Jarrow probiotics.

  87. Theresa says:

    i’d buy chia seeds and all sorts of nut butters!!!

  88. Natalie says:

    I would choose chia seeds, quinoa, and tea!

  89. Mara says:

    Oh, I would buy peanut butter, maple syrup, dried fruits and cacao! Yummy!

  90. Sarah says:

    I would buy some chia seeds and some Sun Warrior!

  91. Dame Noire says:

    Wow, I love i-herb! They are one of the few companies to ship to Europe! I’d love to try all the stuff I can’t find around here, like Luna’s, Jocolat, oat bran…

  92. Cellabella says:

    If I ordered from iherb, I’d buy coconut oil, coconut butter, chia seeds, matcha, and cocoa nibs!

  93. Karen says:

    I would buy chia seeds and Navitas Naturals raw cacao powder. Thanks for doing this giveaway!

  94. Adam says:

    I just used their site for the first time the other day! Hemp protein has been on my grocery list for awhile…

  95. AB says:

    $50? Really?! Wow! Let’s see… I’d definitely get some coconut oil and chia seeds. Maybe some cacao nibs and lucuma powder, too. Yum-yums galore!

  96. Sara says:

    mesquite powder, and vegan protein powder to bulk up my green smoothies!

  97. Danielle says:

    Gotta try the mesquite powder (so I can finally bake a batch of Heidi’s cookies!), sea vegetables, and my fave Alvera deodorant.

  98. Rachel says:

    If I had $50 to spend on iherb I would probably buy tons of Larabars or Clif Bars since they save my life while I’m busy doing the college thing. TONS of Yogi Tea (LOVELOVE). And probably some Omega 3 supplements since i’m pretty concerned about that stuff.

  99. Kelsey says:

    i would buy out iherb’s supply of bob’s red mill products!!

  100. Karissa says:

    nut butters, bars, and protein powders!

  101. Keegan says:

    Sun Warrior protein would be first! Then chia seeds, bob’s GF flours, and goji berries!

  102. Ace says:

    What would I buy? Protein powder, because I can’t afford it. Coconut oil, B vitamins, and stevia (I just ran out)… oh, my!

  103. Elizabeth says:

    I would buy larabars and stuff like that :)

  104. Rika says:

    I would buy the Sunwarrior Protein! I’ve been eyeing that for a while 😀

  105. Andrea says:

    I would finally try some raw chocolates! :)

  106. Sharon says:

    I would buy some mangoes – I have been too cheap to get a caselot of them, as they haven’t been on sale just yet.. lol

  107. Natalie So says:

    I would buy a lot of veggies to make collard green wraps with, almond milk, olives, and raw chocolates!

  108. Samantha says:

    Definitely want to try arame bc I don’t think I’m keen on most sea veges either (except nori) and I want to give them a fair shot bc I know how good they are for you!

  109. veggie365 says:

    Oh, I’d love to try some vegan supplements from iHerb! Thanks for the giveaway! :-)

  110. miriam says:

    cacao nibs and tea for me!

  111. Melissa says:

    If I won the shopping spree I would love to try some Larabars and Clif bars…I can’t find any near where I live and I would love to try them!

  112. bk says:

    I’d try some nutritional yeast and Sunwarrior protein.

  113. Alex says:

    I would buy some Bob’s Red Mill products and some more chia seeds (I’m almost out!)

  114. Julie says:

    I would buy agar agar to try your pudding! And Sun Warrior protein – it’s so expensive!

  115. Rebekah says:

    I am a larabar fanatic, so I would probably stock up on those. And maybe some chia seeds!

  116. Teresa says:

    I would love to try anything from Navitas Naturals. They have so many fun and unique powders and blends. Definitely I would only get new (to me) products that I can’t find in my neck of the woods.

  117. jellyfish says:

    Oooh, I’d try chia seeds, because they look great, and probably nutritional yest. It sounds so… nutritious!

  118. Gelsey says:

    jars of nut butter until my arms couldn’t possibly carry anymore, and then some chia seeds – never had them!

  119. Ashley S says:

    I’d buy lots of nut butters and vitamuffins and granola and oatmeal and ahhh…heaven!

    Ashley S.

  120. maren says:

    i would get coconut butter, new larabar flavors, and mesquite powder!

  121. Katherine says:

    I would get vitamuffins and larabars!

  122. Sara says:

    If I had $50 I would buy chia seeds, marys crackers, NUT BUTTERS!, nutritional yeast, protein powder, and LARABARS (obviously). LOVE!

  123. Marissa O says:

    larabars, luna/clif bars, delicious almond and peanut butters, nutritional yeast, wheat germ, protein powders, bobs red mill products, chia seeds, and cacao nibs

    (I’d buy as much of that as I could with $50)

  124. Mary says:

    I would spend it on nuts, nut butters :)

  125. chloe says:

    Well i would definitly spend it on some delicious trail mixes and nuts, vegan chocolates of course, oats! and grains of all assortments and if i had anything left id get some tofu and tempeh :)

  126. mary says:

    I would buy things that I wouldn’t normally buy for myself, but that I would really like to try. And probably a new flavor of nut butter of course!

  127. Maddy says:

    I would DEFINITELY buy protein powder. I’ve got one bad experience under my belt and need to get me some chocolate so protein powder can redeem itself :) . larabars and chia seeds go on the list as well, of course.

  128. jvegegirl says:

    I would buy nut butter definitely!

  129. First I’d get some coconut cream pie larabars 😉 Then I’d get some carrot cake clif bars!

  130. Brooke says:

    definitely sun warrior protein powdahhh

  131. Annie says:

    Id buy protein powders and xantham gum!

  132. kerry says:

    i would totally buy the ‘gums’ (xanthum& guar) for super thick smoothies!

  133. sophie says:

    would love to try coconut butter and chia seeds!!!

  134. Melissa says:

    I’d stock up on Nutritional Yeast flakes, and I’ve been meaning to try Chia Seeds and Maca Powder!

  135. Midnite says:

    The Ultimate Life’s: The Ultimate Meal of course!XD

  136. lz says:

    I’d buy some raw cacao nibs!

  137. Lea says:

    Coconut oil and stevia.

  138. becca says:

    Coconut oil, barley malt, various bulk items and a bunch of Chocolate Moose Dragons (made by Liz Lovely).

  139. Alyson says:

    I love to “window shop” at iHerb. If I had $50 to spend there I’d buy vanilla stevia, raw cacao powder, goji berries, and the gums for my smoothies!

  140. Erin says:

    I would definitely spend it on BARS!! I eat one a day usually and they can get sooo expensive!!

  141. Kat says:

    I would get some NuNaturals products. They are amazing!

  142. Jen says:

    I’d pick some chia seeds, some of the yummy Lundberg Rice crisps, and a ton of nutritional yeast!

  143. Karen says:

    Thanks for sponsoring the giveaway Katie!

    I would spend my $50 on some of the great Navitas products that are a bit out of my price range to buy normally but am dying to try.

  144. Nancy says:

    I would definitely spend some of the money on chia seeds – I go through them at an alarming rate!

  145. Mmm, those Jocalat bars look sooooo good, I’ve never tried them so I would definitely try those. And I would get some coconut oil because it’s so darn expensive here, the health food store in my tiny little town sucks :(

  146. Rebecca says:

    I would spend the money on Maca powder (have been dying to try it but it’s rather expensive) and ProBar Fruition in Blueberry because they are so yummy!

  147. Chrissie says:

    I’d definitely start with some coconut butter and bars.

  148. Sarah A says:

    Larabars – hands down the favorite bar I’ve tried (but I’m a bit too poor to try things like wild bars, sadly) – Thanks for such a great opportunity!

  149. Amy H says:

    I would pick chia seeds and cacao nibs to spruce up my daily morning oats.

  150. Amy says:

    yum—marys crackers- I can never justify spending $5 on crackers…but with an extra$50 I could! and some seaweed products-and to see if I can sneak some in on my husband!

  151. Sarah L. says:

    I would definitely purchase the Amazing Grass, Green Superfood, Chocolate Drink Powder in the Chocolate Cacao Infusion flavour because I am a smoothie addict, always trying to get more greens in my life but loooooooove chocolate/cacao. Yum! Perfect combo from me.

  152. Jo says:

    so many things!! cacao nibs, coconut butter and chia seeds to start… And definitely Larabars as its impossible to get them here….. and the rest!

  153. HVL says:

    I’d definitely get the coconut butter to try it as a spread like you do (sounds divine!). And I’d plump for some Jocolat bars too. I’ve only ever had a couple of flavours of Larabar… they don’t sell that many up here in the north of England :(.

  154. Melinda says:

    Great Giveaway!! 😀 If I had $50 extra to spend on healthy foods I would buy: Amazing Grass Bars and Jocolat Bars- I love chocolate! and Coconut Oil!

  155. Kaysie says:

    Funny at the top of your posts you say “I’m not pregnant” because that is what I’d spend my money on… some rainbow light prenatal pills and dha. SO darn expensive! And maybe a few of the tropical fruit tart lara bars… so good! you should make a fudge baby flava of that miss katie!

  156. Sarah says:

    OMG, I have been dying to try coconut butter and raw cacao powder!!!! Honestly anything on that site would be AMAZING!!!!

  157. Alex says:

    Hi Katie!

    I’d definitely want to buy some coconut butter – I’d use it with fruit, to make chocolate-coconut-frosted fudge babies, or on carrot cake muffins. I’d also definitely buy some seaweed. Now that’s summer is on its way, its a good time to use it to make a salad.

  158. Leslie says:

    I would get larabars and artisana coconut butter!

  159. Sarah says:

    Hi Katie,

    I would get some liquid vanilla stevia and some jocalat bars I don’t think you can get either in the UK and you made them sound exciting :) Oh and some Desert Essence shampoo cos it’s expensive here.

  160. jam says:

    i would buy(in order of preference):
    protein powder
    almond butter
    nutritional yeast!

  161. sarah says:

    oh, this is a great giveaway! i would probably buy raw cacao powder (impossible to find where i live) and any of the gluten free products that are on the website (SO MANY!) thanks :)

  162. Jillian says:

    I would get some Alba sunscreen, and some moisturizer (I’m not sure what kind yet), and perhaps some stevia…

  163. I’d try some Vega Vibrancy bars from iherb!

  164. Lisa says:

    I’d order some more vegan prenatal vitamins from Rainbow Light and some natural sunscreen.

  165. Samantha says:

    I’d get some stevia and chia seeds – probably some protein powder and vitamins too!

  166. adancingyogini says:

    i would get some sea veggies too, maybe some fancy agave or try some raw tahinni. hmmm what else, chia seeds perhaps and lara bars for sure.

  167. Maryann says:

    I would buy a ton of new nut butters because I have been reading about SO many that i want to try! I would also buy some Kumbacha from whole foods, some lara bars, and some Natures Path cereal!

  168. Abbey says:

    Ohhhh! I want larabars, nut butters, coconut oil spray, hair gel, and some of that crazy seaweed stuff you got! I am in school and unable to spend “extra” on these items very often so unfortunately I run out of them…a lot. :( Yay for i-herb!

  169. Beth says:

    I just can’t get the Jocalat bars out of my mind, so I think I’d have to go with those!!

  170. Theresa says:

    chia seeds!

  171. bkim says:

    I’d buy Larabar Cherry Pie, some chia seeds, and some jay robb rice powder.

  172. Erica says:

    I would buy some Sun Warrior protein powder. I’ve been dying to try it, but it’s sooo expensive!

  173. raw goodies for sure:)

  174. Kathryn says:

    Id get some chia seeds and coconut butter!

  175. Alexis says:

    I’d get xantham gum, maca, and probably some of the bars I’ve been wanting to try but just seem out of the budget!