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My sister’s response to yesterday’s post: @ChocCoveredKt Thanks for discussing my consonant mispronunciation on your blog. But stutters are cool now thanks to Colin Firth!

I *heart* my sister. She is too funny! Below, little sister, when she couldn’t say my name:


And me, when I used to bite her.

Luckily, I’m wiser now. I’ve learned chocolate tastes much better than little sisters!

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. Super sweeeet baby pic! I love seeing what people looked like when they were tiny :-) I’m going to nominate you right now! You definitely deserve to be on that list! You’re a treasure, Katie. Thanks for being you and doing what you do. I’m so happy that I discovered the blog world and found you and your blog! :-)

    1. Hela says:

      This is exactly what I was about to say :)
      I really hope you will win! Fingers crossed!

  2. Disturbed says:

    You are nominated by me :)

  3. Valerie says:

    Katie, I think you way underestimate how popular your blog is! I brought up your blog the other day, and it turned out that two other people in the room read it too!

    And I think you have a real shot at this, and I only wish I knew more people to help spread the word to. Because how awesome would it be to have VEGAN representation in a mainstream magazine like that? They’re always forgetting us vegans. And I think your blog, of all the blogs, would be the best one out there to represent both “vegan” and “health” because you epitomize vegan, healthy living whereas it’s usually one or the other. I know I was NOT a healthy vegan until I started reading your blog. I basically lived off of soy ice cream, vegan rella, and boca burgers! So your blog has had a huge impact on my life, and now the lives of my kiddos as well! They love reading!

    As I said, I only wish I knew more people to tell. :(

    I’ll tweet it, but I wish I were bigger in the vegan community, like with the Post Punk Kitchen or something, because it’d be great if the vegan community could come together and help you get on the list. There aren’t very many of us out there, but as a group, we can have a huge impact!

    1. abby says:

      + 1 to this. it’d be so cool to see a vegan up there, and even cooler if that vegan was my favorite healthy, happy katie! you certainly inspired me to be healthier. i was deep in the throes of anorexia until i started reading your blog. as i’ve told you many times, you basically saved me. single handedly. i love you, katie!!!

  4. Katie, you are just such a sweetheart! Of course I’ll vote for you– I mean how could you not vote for someone who incorporates chocolate and health in her everyday life?!

    Keep smiling, and be confident! You’re a rock star :)

  5. Good luck, Katie! You totally deserve it!

  6. K…done:) This is what I wrote…hope it’s fitting…”a very charming and spirited look into one woman’s journey through fitness and food using her experience of the healing through vegan eating.”

  7. I would love to nominate you! There definitely are some cool health/food blogs out there, but I like yours because it feels more personal and grounded. It’s like hearing from someone you know.
    And I’d say you’re pretty popular already! But I’d be happy to spread the word about you!

  8. i TOTALLY understand what your saying but it does not apply in any way to this because you actually DESERVE this and you SHOULD get it and that is why its VERY IMPORTANT TO SPREAD the WORD!!! ive voted so many times and WILL keep doing so!!! (i have like 10 different email accounts from middle school- oh those days!)

  9. AHH YES!!! it works even if you make up an email address… not that i did that or anything….

    1. LOL! I have a bunch of old email addresses too… don’t even remember the passwords. My first-ever email address was something like :)

      1. carlee says:

        But not that you would keep that name because you don’t eat cheese anymore 😉

  10. I will definitely nominate you!! I love your blog! I completely understand what you are saying though, I have just started my blog up and right now I really only have family and friends who look at it! I would love to have more…….. so please check my blog out! :)

    1. I will definitely check it out! And don’t worry at all that you don’t have a billion followers yet. When I started blogging, I had one. And that one was me! 😉

  11. nadia@ says:

    i just nominated you!
    you deserve it your blog really has had a huge impact on me. I have been eating many more vegan (or almost vegan) meals and treats recently and feel so much happier – cant explain it! Katie I really love your blog! thank you so much!!! xxxo

  12. nominated you!! good luck!

  13. Stefanie says:

    You have my vote. You deserve it because you are such a caring person. Your blog shows that just because you are vegan, you can still enjoy great food.

  14. Elizabeth A. says:

    I just nominated you. You’re one of the few blogs that I read daily. You come up with some awesome vegan recipes, and I love the tone you write in. How awesome would it be if a vegan blog got picked? I’m excited now.

    1. Even if it’s not me, I really hope they include a vegan!

  15. Mona says:

    I will most DEFINATELY nominate you!!
    I think the way you incorporate chocolate (and coconuts. :D) with a healthy life is what everyone in this world should follow. :)
    And you should always dream BIG! No need to deny yourself of the possibilities of being on that magazine!! (^.^)

  16. I’m totally going to nominate you!!! You are the best and you deserve it! 😀 Even if you don’t get it, you are a winner in my eyes. :)


    1. Aw, and even if I don’t win, I FEEL like I’ve won, thanks to all these sweet comments from amazing people like you (and everyone else who commented!). Thank you so much!

  17. Hannah says:

    I voted for you….with every email address that I have (which is a lot, haha)

  18. Helen says:

    Katie – yes you DO deserve to be on there. Your recipes bring health to a whole new level. Delicious, easy recipes that really ARE good for us. All presented in a very enthusiastic, genuine fashion. I am nominating you.

  19. Allison says:

    Nominated by me! Anyone who brings as much positivity to people’s lives as you radiate daily deserves to be recognized!

  20. Lisa says:

    Been following for about 2 weeks now. Love your blog! I found your through another blog I read. Nominated you- good luck! I have been veganish for about a year and am excited to try more of your food!

    1. Aw, I’m so glad you found me!

  21. Lindsey in CO says:

    Nominated!! And I swear I tell someone about your site at least once a day :)

    1. Thanks Lindsey, that means so much to me!

  22. Lisa C. says:

    Girl! Wha??? You are DEFINITELY one of the big bloggers! I nominated you, and I even nominated you a second time using my husband’s address ;).

  23. änne says:

    Just voted for you :-) I read your blog every day and I’m sure you’ve not only helped me but many other vegans out there to live healthy and still enjoy great food. As for me,I don’t know other vegans to share my experiences and I’m so grateful I’ve found your blog,it is so inspiring and helpful :-)

  24. I hate doing the plug thing too. I am way too shy to ask for anything. I agree with you though, meeting so many great people makes blogging so worth it! Oh and you two are too cute!

  25. Renée says:

    I already nominated you! Love your blog!

  26. Gen says:

    Self-promotion is my least favorite part of blogging, too.
    I loooove your blog so much! I’ll definitely nominate you! =D

  27. Erika says:

    Silly Katie, you ARE a big blogger. I LOVE your blog and will be happy to nominate you. Good luck!

  28. Eric Jaffa says:

    I already nominated your blog, too.

  29. Lori says:

    Nominated you! You definitely deserve it!!

  30. Veronica says:

    I nominated you–good luck!

  31. Sarah from Ontario says:

    I nominated you… good luck!

  32. kathleen says:

    Yes promoting yourself stinks but completely necessary at the same time. I hope you get the nomination.

  33. Disturbed says:

    O, and FYI CCK, I am starting to look into starting to bake vegan cupcakes and cookies to sell to local coffee shops. If this starts up like I am hoping it to I will start a new blog probably with recipes and (not so pretty) pictures :)

  34. Emma says:

    I nominated you also. :)

  35. Kristi says:

    You got it, Katie! Nomination has been submitted – good luck!! (not that you need luck!)

  36. Of course I wil nominate you — nothing wrong with a little self promotion — I mean, how many people would know about that Women’s Health blog roll if bloggers didn’t say anything about it, you know?

    I love the baby pic!!!! So cute.

  37. Elizabeth says:

    Don’t think I’ve ever commented before, but I’m a long-time fan of yours. You are incredible, and as a subscriber to Woman’s Health, I’ll be very disappointed if they don’t include you!

  38. Namaste Gurl says:

    Katie– you so deserve to be nominated, and I will most definitely be helping you out! It doesn’t matter if your blog compares to others and matches up: it shouldn’t. I love your blog for it’s uniqueness and originality that none other match up to :)

  39. wwhitney says:

    Aww katie! im totally going to vote for you that would be so cool to see you in a magazine! Im excited.


  40. nelly says:

    nominated you because even though i am mostly silent…i adore you and think you are spectacular…and i love every post you put out there…

    you my dear…are a superstar!!!

  41. Miss Irene says:

    Another mostly-lurker here, popping in to say you’re fabulous, and your modesty only serves to further prove how fab you are!

    I’m tweeting this… to all 5 of my followers :(. Wish I could do more!

    1. Lisa C. says:

      I’d tweet too… if I had a twitter! I don’t even have a blog, but I did get my grandma to vote for you :).

  42. Katie, you’re like the sweetest person, ever and you have one of the BEST blogs ever!!! You totally deserve to be on that list and so much more! 😀 I think you have an AWESOME chance of getting on the list. I’m so happy for you for trying! It’s not crazy at all! :)

    And I don’t think you’ve EVER sounded whiny! Honestly. I’ve only ever thought of you as amazingly sweet and caring!! :)

  43. Jillian says:

    Hi Katie! Don’t worry about asking people to nominate you…cause you’re right, without self promotion, I wouldnt have stumbled across your blog, and I am so glad that I did! You totally deserve to be on that list and I will nominate you for sure! I will get my sister to nominate you too! Good luck! :)

    1. I’m so glad you found me too!!! Chocolate hugs hehe :)

  44. Mary says:

    Nominating you. Right this instant! You have one of the best health blogs out there, because you make healthy eating FUN!

  45. Jess says:

    Done, but I put it under nutrition ( i hadn’t read the whole post yet). That is a very nice picture; you two look so sweet.

    1. I have no idea if it matters or not, but who cares? What REALLY means something to me is the just the fact that you’re so kind and sweet as to take the time to do it. I can’t ever thank you enough for your kindness to me :).

  46. I saw the nominations and have seen other bloggers ask for help and to be nominated.

    I really want to be nominated too (who wouldn’t!) but haven’t asked b/c like you pointed out, asking for things and the self-promotion aspect of blogging is…well…not as easy for me, either.

    I totally hope you make the cut, Katie!! Off to nominate you now….


  47. I know exactly how you feel! I feel like I’m begging for friends whenever I mention Twitter or what not..but it’s all part of it, you know? And as long as we all know that it’s an awakward situation and that we’re not doing it to be conceited or whatever, then it’s all good! 😛 I’ll definitely nominate you, good luck!!!

  48. Sarahishealthy says:

    I already nominated you last week, actually :). But I’ll send a message out to my friends to do so as well. I already talk about your blog to them all the time anyway ;).

  49. FaeyMe says:

    I absolutely adore your blog, and will most certainly vote andtry to spread the word!! I have commented before, but I now have a blog sp will comment with the se identity each time!! I have been reading your blog for.. Almost two Years..! Is that right?? Anyway, good luck!!


    1. FaeyMe says:

      Ps: thank you for being such an awesome/creative! Writing the WHY on the nomination form.. I couldn’t stop!! Best of luck:)

    2. Awwwwww I’m so so honored that you’ve been reading so long. And good luck on your new blog; I’ll have to remember to check it out!

  50. courtney says:

    It only takes 1 minute to nominate your blog, and for all the time that you spend bringing your readers healthy, fun, and unique posts every day, I am more than happy to nominate you! Good luck!

  51. Amanda says:


  52. 😀 And I’m voting…….NOW 😉

  53. Cat says:

    Yay I voted for you!! Was just on fb and saw the title of this post pop-up up and I got all kinda nervous you were gonna say you were retiring from blogging or something. Don’t scare me like that!!!! xoxo

    p.s. I used to bite my brother and sister when I was little too… they were just so darn tasty!

  54. eatandrun says:

    Voted! :) You’re my #1 favorite blogger.

  55. Sarah says:

    I I could vote for you 100 times, I would, because I think you have the BEST blog out there. Every morning, I am so excited to open up my computer and check not my email first, but your blog! :)
    I am a full believer in the Chocolate-Covered Diet! I’ve never eaten so well!

  56. Megan says:

    I voted for you Katie, you are awesome! I would love to see a vegan up there and you most definitely deserve it :)

    1. Veganella says:

      I am with Valerie and Megan, above. I want to see a vegan make the list! And you have a much better chance than me, considering I don’t even have a blog LOL. Voted for you, and I am going to spread the word to everyone I know!

  57. haha funny you should ask, i ALREADY nominated you lol! I would love to be a part of this list so bad as well! We need some representation for the TEEN health bloggers out there! The kids of america need some positive role models for healthy eating! :)

    1. Just put a vote in for you :). Hey, you never know, right??

  58. Oh Katie, you are so modest! I just voted for you :)

    P.S. I didn’t bite my little sister, but I poked her in the eye….And I couldn’t pronounce her name, so I gave her a nickname that we still use today!

    1. Ack! I should tell my sister she was lucky. No eye-poking from me ;).

  59. You were such a cute little baby! I definitely nominated you :)

  60. Look at all your supporters! Your blog is fantastic. It’s relatable, fun to read, and chock full of yummy useable information. Good luck and thank you for putting so much heart and personality into your writing.

    -Monica Erskine

    1. Veganella says:

      Woah, cool! See Katie, you ARE famous. My favorite chocolate company even reads your blog! (Oh, and they’re only my favorite chocolate company because YOU recommended them to me LOL!)

  61. Mia says:

    You got my nomination Katie! I love your blog. Good luck on making the list!

  62. Aww Katie I love ya so I’ll go nominate you right away!

  63. Girl, you deserve a spot on that list just as much, if not MORE, than some of the bigger name bloggers out there. Your sincerity and sweet heart win me over every time! :)

  64. Brandie says:

    You are SOOOOOOOOO worth it! I would nominate you a bunch of times if I thought it would help (or that I’d get away with it *giggle*)- but I did it the once already! I hope you win!!!!

  65. I would vote again if I could!! You WILL get a spot Katie because you deserve it SO MUCH!! And see how many people love you?! Just look at all these comments! 😀

  66. Anja says:

    I definitly voted for you, Katie!! I just LOVE your blog…everyday I´m looking forward to read your new blog entry and you have definitly been a great supporter on my way to become vegan. Especially because my friends and classmates aren´t very helpfull in that case. Most of them consider veganism as overstated und unhealthy.
    But you are a great example for a healthy, happy vegan who enjoys tasty food! So thanks a lot for all the time and energy you are pouring into this website! I really hope you gonna make it on that list!! =)

    1. Aw thanks! And lol, my classmates are the same! There’s even a PETA club at our college. PETA, for “people eating tasty animals.” Ugh, almost makes ya wanna transfer!

  67. Shea says:

    I nominated you too!

  68. Livvy says:

    I’ll definitely vote for ya girl!! Your blog rocks and tots deserves it:)

  69. Rachel W says:

    so nominated by me!!! i was all over that haha, i hope you win lovely :-) And even if you don’t, hopefully even more word will get out there about you & your blog, and how delicious and chocolatey veganism can really be!!!

    1. Yes, we must spread the chocolate-y word! :)

  70. Danielle says:

    I voted for your blog last week! Good luck!

  71. Nicole says:

    Your blog is one of my fave’s – I’ve happily nominated Chocolate Covered Katie.

  72. Jennifer JCD says:

    Woohoo, I absolutely nominated you! Best of luck. And hey, if you don’t win I’ll still love you and your blog. 😉

  73. Jennifer says:

    I definitely am honored to be able to nominate you. Just thought I’d share what I wrote:
    I knew very little about vegan cooking before I started reading Katie’s blog. From her, I have learned that vegan cooking is delicious and fun…and that no life is complete without a little chocolate.

    Enjoy the rest of your Sunday!

    1. Wow, thank you so much. My Sunday was definitely made brighter thanks to you!

  74. Awww, I love you Katie! Mwah!

  75. Kathleen Wilkie says:

    I like that you have breakfast recipes that make breakfast worthwhile! Every other kid at school eats nothing until lunch, when they have one bag of chips (the only meal of the day) But I get to eat dessert-like oatmeal. Thanks for serving up healthy stuff that tastes so bad! (Oh, and all the awesomeness of gluten free, raw, and sugar free stuff!)