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Pumpkins and Cream

Question of the Day: Hey Katie! i have a question- Do you ever have no appetite after running? I know I need more calories, but I have NO appetite and just can’t bring myself to eat anything when I finish exercising. Is it ok to wait until I’m hungry? Do you encounter this? How do […]

Raw Cheesecake

Not just any raw cheesecake, either. Raw Banana Split Cheesecake with a hot chocolate crust! Don’t let the long name fool you; this “cheesecake” could not be easier–or quicker–to make! Raw Banana Split Cheesecake (If you want a traditional-sized cake, double the recipe) 1 cup raw cashews (120g) 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract 1/2 a medium […]

Raw Carrot Cake Macaroons… and Carrot Cake Pizza!

Lately, I’ve been on a huge-normous carrot cake kick. You’ve heard of the Midas Touch? It’s become the Bugs Bunny Touch!  One of my most-recent Carrot Cake experiments took place yesterday, with these guys: Carrot Cake Macaroons (Or shape into bars, for Carrot Cake Larabars!) peeled carrot dash of cinnamon ingredients for the original raw […]

The Definition of Carbo Loading

Carbo Loading: (verb) To consume large amounts of carbohydrates through food intake. Above: spiralized zucchini noodles with my homemade Alfredo sauce, veggies similar to the ones from Thanksgiving, and two toasted whole-wheat English Muffins with jam. Two muffins are better than one ;). . Speaking of carbs… I’m finally getting around to posting the recipe […]

So easy a Muggle can do it

(For those who haven’t read Harry Potter, a “muggle” is a person who lacks magical ability.) Red Pepper Magic Soup (Makes 1 generous serving) 200 grams raw, sliced mushrooms 200 grams red pepper slices Oil, water, or broth for sautéing Milk of choice (I like almond milk) Garlic (I use 1 and 1/2 tablespoons) Salt […]

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Babies

Nursery Shenanigans One fateful night, I laid my Cashew Cookie Truffles in their playpen next to the dark chocolate bars.  But something happened while I slept… come morning, the bouncing babies were gone! I didn’t have to look far to find them, though: Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Babies As children, how many of you ate […]

Homemade Cashew Cookie Larabars

Cashew Cookie Larabars It all started with the Hot Chocolate Fudge Babies. I love them. You love them. Everyone loves them. And so the time is ripe to introduce another flavor: cashew cookie. I initially created these to be a replica of the Cashew Cookie Larabars. However, this homemade version ended up tasting so much better than the packaged bars! I might […]

Raw Mounds Bars

Who doesn’t love Mounds Bars??? I could’ve simply included these raw mounds bars as a variation in the Raw Macaroon post. But they’re just way too good to be a side note. Chocolate always deserves its own post, don’t you think? Besides, the Mounds Bar was one of my favorite candy bars as a kid.  (I also […]

Raw Macaroons

Completely raw macaroons that are entirely vegan and contain no added sugars… (Form them into balls, bars, or cookie-cutter shapes, like the Peanut Butter Babies.) Macaroon Babies 160 grams dates (1 and 1/3 c) (I use Sunmaid because they’re softer) 1/4 cup coconut butter 1/4 cup tbsp shredded coconut (I used unsweetened) Note: A few readers/bloggers have […]

Chocolate Mudslide Oatmeal

To say I’m excited about Halloween would be an understatement. How can one not get excited when thinking about Halloween-Themed Cupcakes, cute black cats, jack-o-lanterns, and (the best part!) dressing up? During this time, nothing is exempt from my little Halloween-happy fingers. Nothing, not even my oatmeal. So this morning, for my post-run breakfast, I celebrated the holiday a […]

Peanut Butter Babies

These healthy treats taste like eating peanut butter cookie dough! (Above, chocolate peanut butter babies) Peanut Butter Babies (Makes 120 grams, which is a tiny bit more than the size of two Larabars) 1/4 cup roasted, salted peanuts (30g) (I use roasted-unsalted, and I add about 1/8 tsp plus 1/16th tsp salt.) scant 2/3c dates (80g) (I use […]

Make. These. Now.

They’re raw. They’re sinful sinless. They’re delicious… and totally addictive. Don’t say I didn’t warn you. I love recreating dessert recipes. But that’s no secret if you’ve read my page: About Chocolate-Covered Katie A few weeks ago, after discovering they’re discontinuing one of my favorite energy bars (Clif Nectar) , I set out to try and recreate said […]

Better than Peanut Butter?

Yes, the following is better than peanut butter. I know, you’re all rolling your eyes right now, saying, “How can anything (besides chocolate) be better than peanut butter?” Hear me out; this spread has the one-up on regular pb because it: is easier to spread is lower in calories (more about this at the end of […]

Gena: Choosing Raw Guest Post

The Joys of Vegetable Pasta Greetings, CCK readers! It’s a true pleasure to be Katie’s guest today! Hers was one of my very first food blog discoveries, and it has remained a consistent favorite ever since! Katie’s warm spirit, innovative yet simple recipes, and healthy attitude are all huge sources of inspiration for me. And […]

The Perfect Summer Dinner

When the summer weather blew in, it instilled in me a renewed desire for salads.  Something about salad just screams SUMMER! I can completely understand why many people think salads are boring; have you seen the salads they offer at popular fast-food chains, or even at some fancy steakhouses?  Sorry, but a few pieces of […]