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Chocolate-Covered Spaghetti Squash

Yesterday, I had the busiest morning known to man.
After a long run and a short breakfast, I went down to help at a food pantry (sorting cans and boxes) for three hours. Come lunchtime, my appetite was raging!

spaghetti squash

I quickly threw together some Ginger-Cashew Kale.

Then I toasted up a Rudi’s spelt English muffin with sbl and made a simple spaghetti squash side dish. Put everything on a cute Christmas plate and ate it all up.
spaghetti squash vegan

Ohmigosh Spaghetti Squash!

(Serves 1)

  • 150 grams (about 1 an 1/2 cups) baked spaghetti squash
  • 1 tsp good Dijon mustard (I love Whole Foods brand)
  • 1 1/2 or 2 tablespoons mayo of choice, such as nayonaise (fat-free or regular) or Veganaise
  • garlic salt to taste
  • a little over 1/8 cup water
  • (Optional: Sometimes I like to mix corn and/or chopped brussels sprouts and nutritional yeast into the squash)

Mix all the ingredients (except the squash and optional ingredients) in a cup.  Then pour over the squash and stir.  Add optional ingredients if you wish.  Eat cold.

This morning’s been pretty busy too. I just now found out that it’s National Chocolate-Covered Anything Day. Seriously, how did I not already know this? I am a disgrace to the chocolate-covered world!

homemade Artisana coconut butter

I’m celebrating with this recipe: Hot Chocolate Butter!

Question of the Day:

How do you plan to celebrate Chocolate-Covered Day?

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. I’ll eat plenty of chocolate- no doubt!

  2. I’m making your single girl cookie tonight, so maybe I’ll slather it in chocolate and call it good :)

    1. Same! This is clearly the perfect opportunity to try it! Bring on the chocolate-covered single lady cookie! 😀

  3. chocolate nachos? its a possibility!

  4. chocolate in my oats, chocolate at lunch and chocolate will be consumed at dinner AND dessert. that’s called celebration

  5. I didnt know it was chocolate-covered day! As if we needed another excuse to eat chocolate :) I already had some cocoa in by breakfast and I can’t wait to have some more chocolate things today 😀 Love this!

  6. I will be making some more of my no bake chocolate peanut butter cookies to take to a friend’s house tomorrow night, and I’ll definitely have to test the batch for poison! :)

  7. You are so sweet, Katie! Helping out at the food pantry? You are an angel :)

    I already had some chocolate pancakes, and I am planning to have raw chocolate-mint for a snack this afternoon. Then I will probably have some Bitter Chocolate Cake for Dessert sometimes today :)

  8. I have some chocolate-covered chocolate peppermint cookies to eat!!!! =D

  9. Annette says:

    I have some cookies ‘n cream chocolate cake from Whole Foods that I will eat to celebrate!!
    And….I just bought my very first jar of Artisana coconut butter, so I am going to make some of your little melties! :)

  10. Gina says:

    How did I not know about this day either!? I need to go buy some dark chocolate in honor of what might be my new favorite holiday :)

  11. Jennifer JCD says:

    That was so sweet of you to help sort food for the less fortunate. We had a similar event here at the weekend and it is so heart-warming not just to help, but to see so many other people helping as well. Thank you for taking time out of your busy life to help those less fortunate.

    As for chocolate-covered day, I think we’ll be celebrating with lots of hot cocoa to keep warm. (It snowed 25+ cm yeterday; no outdoor running for a while…)

  12. Leslie says:

    Your lunch looks so gorgeous! And I agree with JCD. It’s so sweet of you to help out :).

  13. I plan on having a big bowl of cocoa oat bran with coconut butter. Mmmm, chocolate oat bran, I love thee. That kale recipe sounds awesome!

    1. abby says:

      oh wow that sounds so good. can i have breakfast over again?!

  14. abby says:

    oh i’m so glad i read your blog or i would’ve missed out on chocolate day! but i probably would’ve eaten chocolate anyway ;). now i’ll just eat extra!

  15. I have already eaten plenty of chocolate without knowing this hahahaa

  16. Ooh, I love an excuse to eat something chocolate covered. I guess I’ll have to have one of those Tofutti Flowers pops in my freezer.

  17. I came to your blog just now to tell you precisely that: it’s National Chocolate-Covered Anything Day! You’re on top of it, girl :)

    I think I’m taking another mini trip to Dallas this weekend, woohoo! It’s warm there right now, right?

    1. Haha it is today. But you never know about tomorrow! 80 yesterday, 45 today, and it’s supposed to snow by Tuesday!
      But if you do come down, I’d love to meet up!

  18. I plan to celebrate by giving my neighbor a dozen choco covered oreo cookie + cream cheese balls I made for him for housesitting. Not kidding, I was chocolate-covering dozens of goodies today!!!! The irony! :)

    Your kale and cashews looks great…in this sea of chocolate season in the sphere, it is really refreshing to see veggies. I am sooo guilty of choco overload posts myself. Lol.!

  19. Susan says:

    I had no idea it was chocolate-covered anything day! Thanks for the heads up. I just made some of Averie’s pb cups, so I guess I’m in business!

  20. Namaste Gurl says:

    WHAT, National Chocolate day? Hmmm, I’m all over it. Baker’s unsweetened chocolate to the rescue :-) And maybe some coconut thrown in the, too!

    PS– I bought some christmas molds at my craft store and made the coconut melties. Um, can I just say, to do for? I ate like 5 in one sitting :-)

    1. Yay!! There is NOTHING better than Christmas melties, right? What shapes did you get? I just made snowmen :).

  21. i had spag squash for lunch today! with steamed carrots, celery and roasted beet. i may have to indulge in a store bought vegan brownie! i was craving one last night!

    1. Ooh we had twin lunches (well, with the squash at least :))

  22. Well it might be national but I think that needs to be made international and extended to Britain, given the, er, hmmm…. :-)
    I’ll just repeat my comment from your post the other day (and of course show my international solidarity) and shovel down loads of chocolate-covered raisins. Again :-)

    1. My word, you are right! It should DEFINITELY be an international thing. EVERYone deserves to take part, right?! 😉

  23. Hmmm…maybe that was why I was craving chocolate all day today?
    PS – I made the Single Lady Sugar Cookie!!! Here’s the link: http://foodfitnessandfun.wordpress.com/single-lady-sugar-cookie/

  24. Fi says:

    Eh!! By going and eating Some chocolate now of course!I can’t believe I didn’t know this! Well , maybe I did on a subconscious level because I had a hot chocate earlier on today :) xx

  25. kristine says:

    Thanks for reminding me to cook up that spaghetti squash I purchased over a week ago 😀

  26. bitt says:

    Did you create this day? It would be cute if you did.

    I had some chocolate with smoked salt a few minutes ago. It was so good.

    1. LOL no! It’s a real day. Awesome, right?!

  27. BroccoliHut says:

    Considering my obsession with Cashew Ginger Tofu, that kale recipe sounds pretty darn tasty to me!

  28. Brandie says:

    How WEIRD, I’m having spaghetti squash too! Not chocolate covered tho 😉 BUT, I did chocolate cover something today and didn’t even realize it was celebratory! I made a green smoothie this morning and added a tad too much stevia! I like things pretty sweet, so for ME to say TOO SWEET is pretty dang sweet Lol… anyway, I thought to myself “How can I counter all this sweetness?” ADD CHOCOLATE of course! I tossed in a little unsweetened cocoa powder and shook it, and it was AWESOME! Yay to chocolate covered green smoothies!! *giggle*

    1. That does sound pretty darn awesome!
      P.S. I’m wrapping your giftie today and hopefully will get down to the post office tomorrow! Happy Friday, pretty girl (and to Junior too hehe).

      1. Brandie says:

        I’m havin seconds on my choco-smoothie right NOW! Yummers! :) Aw thanks! Junior says hi too! 😉

  29. Your comment about your dad asking “Is this lemon?” sounds so familiar. My dad, like yours, has NO taste buds. Mine are sensitive, of course. :)

  30. Albizia says:

    I didn’t know about this special day but nevertheless I ate a ton of chocolate . I wanted to make fudge but something went wrong and I ended up with a big pan of chocolate cream. It was ugly but it was irresistible. I sweetened it with date syrup and sprinkled coconut on top and everyone at home loved it. Yum! :)

    1. Mmmm chocolate cream actually sounds BETTER than fudge :).

  31. Annie says:

    Oooh I love this idea for ‘pasketti squash! I’ve been obsessed with it lately and bought a ton even though I’m starting to get burnt out on it. This will definitely help me sustain my obsession. Will try it for lunch!

  32. Paula says:

    Ummm, this was interesting to try once. I ate it and it was “interesting”, but not crazy about it to make again. On to your other gems Katie!

  33. Paula says:

    I’m referring to the spaghetti squash recipe.

  34. CALANI HERASEMLUK says:

    KATIE. HELLO. LIKE SO SO MANY OTHERS I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR SHARING ALL OF YOUR WONDERFULL RECIPIES WITH ALL OF US. I AM JUST ABOUT TO TRY THE MEXICAN TAMALE PIE. I WAS WAS WONDERING IF YOU HAVE A RECIPIE LIKE AMY’S CHEESE TORTILLAS. THEY HAVE AN AMAZING CHEESE AND BEAN FILLING WITH A REALLY WONDERFULL TOMATOE CHEESE SAUCE OVER TOP. THANK YOU KATIE FOR ALL THAT YOU ARE AND FOR ALL THAT YOU DO. THANK YOU FOR YOUR WONDERFULL PASSION WITH FOOD. GOD BLESS.