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Double-Decker Coconut Berry Sandwich

I’ve been single for two years.

Sure, I’ve gone on dates, and even a blind date.

But it’s been quite a while since my last serious relationship. I kinda like being single! (Not that I want to be single forever, but it’s fun for now.) My roommate is single at the moment, too, and so we were each others’ date for Valentine’s Day—for breakfast, at least.


I made us each a bowl of this: Hot Fudge Oatmeal.

It was a very low-key Valentine’s Day. Emily cleaned around the house, and I did blog work (including dealing with a giant tech-issue headache. Running this blog takes a lot more work than it might seem!) I also tested a few recipe experiments. The best one of the day was peanut butter maple fudge. Yummmmm…

Later, I incorporated the leftover strawberries into my lunch:

coconut butter sandwich


Double-Decker Coconut Berry Sandwich

(Really more of a concept than a recipe.)

  • Fresh strawberries, sliced
  • Soft coconut butter or Homemade Coconut Butter
  • Bread of choice
  • optional: jam, chocolate chips, etc.

To assemble the sandwich: Spread a layer of coconut butter on one or both slices of the bread (or pita, sandwich thin, etc. Optional: layer on some jam and/or chocolate chips. (You can also opt for a sprinkle of sugar or stevia if you have an extreme sweet tooth and want more of a cake-like sandwich.) Slice the strawberries on top and close up your sandwich. Eat!

For this particular sandwich, I used a Mrs. Bairds whole-grain grillin thin. They’re vegan, and they’re really good! (I’d originally bought the package so I could have a bun for my Amy’s Bistro burger at a party last week.)

coconut butter sandwich

That’s my giant salad in the background, with a boring (but delicious) olive-oil vinaigrette. Not the prettiest background choice for a photoshoot, but when I am hungry I don’t want to bother with a photoshoot. I just want to eat! (It’s one of the reasons I rarely post about my savory meals. Who wants to stop and take photos while your dinner gets cold?)

love sandwich

love sandwich

Question of the Day:

Would you rather be single or in a relationship?

Being single is definitely easier, but I don’t want to be single forever… I’ve set such high standards that sometimes I worry I will be! The things you have to work for are the most rewarding, and I guess it depends on the other person in the relationship. I’ve had some really fun, meaningful relationships and one that was not-so-great from the very beginning. (It was a high school fling, though, so maybe it shouldn’t even count!)

My favorite Valentine’s Day was when my boyfriend surprised me.

But this year, my single friends and I had a “girls-only” night, and that was pretty fun too. I made a chocolate truffle pie for the night… the recipe will be in tomorrow’s post!

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Published on February 15, 2012

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  1. Jessica says

    I have been married for 3 years next month, and it is wonderful! But, like most everyone else, the single years were pretty great. Living alone, with my own space was nice. I am a clean freak and I could keep my apartment spick and span without anyone messing it up. I am learning to not be such a control freak, but I wouldn’t have it any other way!

  2. ashley says

    V Days with gal pals are always a good thing. Especially when yummy breakfasts are involved!

    I’m currently dating and having a lot of fun with that. After getting out of a 3.5 year relationship in 2010, it’s been important to date and have fun. I’m excited to get back into a relationship at some point, but want it to be the right time with (hopefully) the right person!


  3. Meg says

    I understand using a sandwich thin for this recipe but why on earth wouldn’t you bring a normal-sized whole wheat vegan bun to the party?

    • Chocolate-Covered Katie says

      I don’t know if you’re a vegan, too… If you are, you know how difficult it is to find vegan burger buns at a normal (non-health-food) grocery store. My kroger doesn’t sell any, and I had no time to go to Whole Foods. I bought these as a way to fit in at the party, so I wasn’t the only one eating a bun-less burger ;).

      • Sara Dane says

        I was wondering what bread you used in the picture…what are your favorite vegan breads? Any chance you know of any vegan and gf bread products?

        • Chocolate-Covered Katie says

          I think it was Mrs. Bairds. Orowheat sandwich thins are vegan, too… as is their double fiber bread and their whole wheat bread. Or Rudi’s makes some great vegan breads. I don’t know about gf vegan breads, though :-?.

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