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My Birthday

Birthday highlights:

Banana Yogurt

Breakfast was an old favorite: Homemade Banana Yogurt.

With extra banana, sliced strawberries, cacao nibs, and a homemade granola recipe (going in the cookbook). Not pictured: A side of Ezekiel toast spread with Nutzo nut butter. Not exactly the fanciest of birthday breakfasts, but it was delicious nonetheless.

Banana Yogurt

During the day I went to a spa and got a $400 massage, followed by a hot stone massage and cucumber facial worked a lot on the cookbook, answered emails and questions, did some baking experiments and photoshoots, and made my own birthday dessert (recipe tomorrow!).

Then I drove to my parents’ for spaghetti dinner, and these faces greeted me:


cute puppy face

[Insert melted heart here.]

After dinner, S and I went out for drinks, so the aforementioned birthday dessert had to wait until the next day… but it was well worth the wait. Oh, and it wasn’t chocolate! Any guesses?

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  1. Halie says

    Sounds like a fantastic day and your breakfast looks delicious! I’m gonna guess that your dessert is some type of “cheesecake”?!?! Hope you had a wonderful birthday!

  2. Liz says

    I love guessing games :).

    How about red velvet cake with your healthy cream cheese frosting? Maybe that’s just wishful thinking because I love that frosting and would love to see a red velvet cake to go with it!

  3. inilee says

    Like everyone elso, I love your blog and thank you for all of the work it takes to build it for us. My birthday is in 3 days so I am looking forward to your ‘just in time’ bday cake recipe 🙂

  4. Valerie says

    Good Morning from beautiful British Columbia….and *happy* belated birthday to you ‘dearest chocolate’ !!! First off…you and I share a birthday!!!! Second….I am in total love with your blog…and so admire your dedication to it’s creation and ongoing awesome updates!!

    I am a BIG fan of yours my dear….keep up the excellent *chocolate* work!! xox

  5. Tamalyn says

    Happy Birthday, Katie! I hope you had a wonderful day filled with all sorts of fun!

    And guess what? Today is my birthday, too! Only over here, the day has just begun.

    Can’t wait to see your dessert recipe! My guess is that it’s maybe something frozen?

  6. Bonnie says

    No chocolate? Hmm, maybe coconut then? I hope it was some kind of cheesecake!
    And happy birthday to you, Katie! Those are two beautiful pictures of your dogs – I hope they gave you plenty of birthday cuddles 🙂

  7. Kammie @ Sensual Appeal says

    awwww cutie puppies….



    I’m loving the banana yogurt, it looks so yummy and creamy..
    I can’t wait to see your birthday dessert you whipped up!
    for some reason I have an inkling it might have been something with a nut butter… but I could be wrong!

  8. Sunnie says

    Happy Belated Birthday, Katie!!!

    I’m going out on a limb and guessing that you made some sort of a cheesecake . . . or perhaps a hidden-veggie dessert (something like the zucchini grasshopper pie or cauliflower cake?). Whatever it was, I’m sure it tasted AMAZING! 🙂 🙂 🙂

  9. carolyn says

    I’m happy to hear you had a nice birthday, you totally deserve it! 🙂
    My guess is the dessert was something raw… and if I know you at all (from reading your blog), there was either some form of coconut or peanut butter in there if there was no chocolate…

  10. laura says

    Happy birthday! Mine is this Friday. 🙂

    Oh, and I love those dogs! A happy greeting indeed! Now, does this dessert include peanut butter, banana, or coconut?

  11. Rachel @ my naturally frugal family says

    Happy Belated birthday…and yes those dogs could melt any heart 🙂

    As for dessert, and it not being chocolate, I am a little stumped. I hope you enjoyed it and I can’t wait for you to share the dessert.

    As a side note I am completely excited that you are writing a cookbook. I know it will be awhile, but I can’t wait for it to come out.

  12. Tori-Bird says

    Happy Birthday, Katie! I’m glad you had a great b-day. I’m with you on the melted heart thing… those puppies are adorable! 🙂
    Not chocolate?? Uh… coconut milkshake? Because I remember you saying you like coconut… Cookie dough something or other? No clue… I’ll just have to wait impatiently and see. 😉

  13. Leanne says

    Happy birthday Katie 🙂 It’s a beautiful day to have your birthday – I think. It was/is my late dad’s birthday as well… Love from overseas! ~Leanne

  14. Laura says

    Happy Birthday! I can’t wait to find out what your birthday dessert was! Did you say it WASN’T chocolate? Are you losing your touch? ;D
    Have a great day!

  15. Alanna says

    Happy birthday, Katie!! I’m gonna agree with someone else and guess the dessert was cheesecake… that, or something caramel (crosses fingers for healthy caramel recipe). 🙂

  16. Julie says

    I would say ‘peanut butter’ or ‘coconut’ or even ‘both’?! I am far away ?! 😉 Happy birthday again ! Your dogs are so cute !!!

  17. Megan says

    Happy birthday Katie! Thanks for your hard work on this blog. Hmmm…I am guessing a cake batter ice cream cake or SOME kind of ice cream cake!

  18. Kit-Kat says

    Happy Birthday, Katie!!! 😀
    Did you have something with coconut???
    Or maybe something with strawberries?
    ….. or peanutbutter????? :/

  19. Nousha says

    Hi Katie! it’s been a year that i have been checking your site daily for new blog posts and this is the first time that I’ve left a comment (sorry). Anyways happy belated birthday girl! Hope it was one of the best. And my guess for flavor would prob be birthday cake batter (it is a birthday desert after all)
    by the way it would be awesome if we could see S. He is such a mystery, got my curiosity a little peaked

  20. Sara Dane says

    Happy Birthday Katie!

    Very excited about the cook book…do you have an anticipated release date yet? I am so excited to share your recipes with friends and family. I hope you include a message about being vegan!!

  21. Suzanne H says

    Well I have just decided that 1. you must be a very nice/awesome person and 2. I like you and your blog even more than before due to 1. you posted a peanut butter pie recipe and (more importantly) 2. you share a birthday with my sweet baby boy who turned 4 yesterday (and my Aunt who is super cool and nice)! Happy Birthday!

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