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Julie H. of Spinach and Sprinkles says
27th August 2011 at 2:29 pm
It’s great Katie!!! 🙂 You’re doing YOUR thing and that’s why we all love your blog!…. You’re recipes are super healthy AND delicious, that helps too!
sarah marie says
27th August 2011 at 2:55 pm
“I tried to be concise, but it’s just not my strong suit!” — haha, I am exactly the same way! Maybe that’s why I enjoy reading other peoples’ non-concise writings… I love your blog, don’t change a thing!
Amy S. of Naturally Sweet Surprises says
27th August 2011 at 3:06 pm
Thank you so much for sharing a little about you. I’ve been reading your blog for just about a week now and you answered so many questions that I had wondered. It was nice getting to know you. I just started my own blog about my health journey and will be adding a resources page today – and adding your link to it. Thank you so much for providing yummy options for those trying to give up sugar and processed chemicals otherwise known as “food”.
Chocolate-Covered Katie says
27th August 2011 at 9:41 pm
Aww thanks, Amy :).
8th March 2012 at 11:48 pm
I love this site! You are inspirational!! xx
27th August 2011 at 3:11 pm
I really like this new FAQ! 😀 xx
Victoria @ Pursuit of Hippieness says
27th August 2011 at 3:14 pm
Love this. You are one of the most honest, open bloggers I read and that’s one of the reasons why I love CCK so much… aside from the daily deliciousness, obviously 🙂
27th August 2011 at 9:42 pm
Wow, that really means a lot to me… because sometimes I feel like it’s hard to be honest an open up on the blog. I do try!
27th August 2011 at 3:52 pm
Girl… you are ANYTHING but vain! It amazes me how little credit you give yourself for the AMAZING community you’ve built here! You deserve to be proud of it 🙂 And there’s a reason people ask you for advice: you’re exceptionally good at what you do! You were the first “healthy living blog” I stumbled upon, so I credit you with my current obsession! Maybe someday I’ll have the guts to make one myself… but honestly, I don’t think the internet really needs another with great ones like yours already out and about!
27th August 2011 at 9:43 pm
Oh my goodness, you are way too sweet! Made me smile so much!
Laura Agar Wilson (@keephealthstyle) says
27th August 2011 at 3:59 pm
Great FAQ! I think you’ve answered some great questions there with a lot of grace 🙂 Yours was one of the first blogs I ever started reading and your recipes are a constant source of inspiration. I love that you appreciate that some of your readers may be trying to lose weight as well as maintain or even gain and that you take that into consideration 🙂
Carrie (Moves 'N Munchies) says
27th August 2011 at 4:00 pm
GIRLL this is AWESOME!!
I love FAQ pages. I think it’s perfectly okay to talk about yourself in them! They provide a real insight into your blog and person. I just finished reading your posts talking about moving into veganism, and I honestly feel like I am heading that way. My boyfriend is vegetarian, and has been ever since he could remember. When I was studying journalism in college, we watched several food documentaries, including Food, Inc. It breaks my heart.
I think the most difficult part is that my boyfriend adores cheese, eggs, and dairy– as do I (minus the dairy)! I cannot see changing over, but I feel that I should. I’m torn.
The other day I ate chicken- and it tasted foreign and kind of gross to be honest. I preferred my vegetables. Maybe I am on a positive track somewhere:)
Anyway, thanks for letting me ramble- – and I’m off to make your baked banana boatmeal for breakfast! Great FAQ page!
28th August 2011 at 12:16 am
Oh girl, you sound just like me! Honestly, I probably would’ve made the switch a LOT later if I hadn’t moved to China, all because of how much I loved cheese! But after I hadn’t had it for a while (because they just don’t really eat it there), my tastes changed. And now I can’t even stand the smell. It’s so weird… I used to be a cheese addict lol. No, seriously. My first aim screenname had “cheese” as part of it!
28th August 2011 at 6:13 am
Oh wow! That’s pretty amazing– and honestly, I wonder if I don’t get my headaches from it! Do you use anything in substitution for cheese, that actually has a good flavor? I’d love to try! 🙂 And another thing– my sweet tooth is actually starting to fade! I notice you mention quite a bit that you don’t have one, really– and I’ve been cutting back, and it’s been working! I made your baked pumpkin oatmeal today, and cut back the sugar (however, I added dark choco chips) haha. Well, enough rambling, have a great night!
28th August 2011 at 12:10 pm
I don’t sub it because I honestly do not crave it at all anymore… even the smell makes me feel gross, which is so weird because I was a cheese ADDICT before! But I’ve heard that Daiya cheese tastes scarily like cheese, and I believe it because I made this chili for my “normal eater” friends, and they scarfed it down and then said, “Katie, I thought cheese wasn’t vegan!”
Taste buds are funny things! Sugar… even salt. If I find I’ve been eating things that aren’t as high in sodium for a while, then I go and make a dish with my normal amount of salt I’ve always put in, it’s suddenly too much!
28th August 2011 at 4:27 pm
Oh my gosh, I know what you mean! I have a friend who puts tons of salt on everything– you would think he’d have a problem! I’ve definitely noticed that with sugar! Growing up, my mom got diagnosed with diabetes, so we suddenly had to watch out sugar intake! It was nice, because for awhile, we ate pretty much a sugarless diet, and I had so much energy!
I may try that cheese– but I think it smells horrible as well. Whole Foods Market is the worst on the weekends because for some reason, that’s when I can really smell all the cheese! haha:)
6th September 2016 at 11:11 am
@Ashley-Veganism isn’t actually healthy, you know that right? Grains are very low in protein when compared to dairy, eggs and meats. Animal products are a good source of healthy saturated fat. Your body actually NEEDS saturated fat. Vegans worry about getting enough calcium. When you eat grains, legumes (Beans) or nuts (Or a combination) at every meal, you’re consuming millions of antinutrients (The natural protective coating plants put on their seeds to discourage animals from eating them) One of the main purposes of antinutrients is to block the body’s absorbtion of calcium and iron. Not only do animal products have no antinutrients whatsoever, they contain higher levels of calcium and iron than plant products and they contain saturated fat which is necessary for calcium absorption (Otherwise you just pee it all out). Your liver, lungs, brain and nervous system all need saturated fat to function properly! http://wellnessmama.com/1265/saturated-fat/
And don’t even get me started on cholesterol! People’s cholesterol levels often actually go up when they eat a cholesterol-free diet and their hormones get messed up…
27th August 2011 at 4:01 pm
GIRLL this is AWESOME!! agreed with above comment!
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