The Chocolate-Covered Diet

The Chocolate-Covered Diet is clearly a great diet. And Katie is clearly a Chocolate-Covered genius.

A Breakfast Of Champions– Katie’s Pumpkin BoatmealDSC06105

SO delicious! I have a really great idea now for a variation on this baked oatmeal, which I’ll test out soon… Winking smile


Katie’s mad tofu scramble was part of lunch.


Yummy!! I made with courgette (zucchini) and spinach

And to make Katie proud, I followed it up with…



You can’t beat this diet! Open-mouthed smile

As I mentioned yesterday, I had a friend’s birthday celebration today. But first, I had to fit in a run. So en route to her house, I stopped off at the gym for a quick tempo run.


3 miles- fast mile in 7.09 min/mile pace! 😀

Emma’s Fashion Faux Pas #1001Pairing orange and red. Especially the fluorescent orange


Clearly a great look. I suggest you try it too! 😛

…but at least I wasn’t wearing the green shorts with it like I was last week…yeah there was a good reason I didn’t photograph that particular outfit!

And really it’s lucky my friends are loving and embrace the mad girl who arrives at a party sweaty and brings her own vegan ‘cheeze’…


My first experience with vegan cheese! Tastes oddly like real cheese...

  The cheese was for pizza making! We had a toppings tableDSC06124

and makeshift rolling pins…DSC06127

Must remember that if using a wine bottle as a rolling pin, to flour it first though….! Smile with tongue out

I made and ate my whole pizza. ‘Twas very yummy! Smile


Topped with tomato sauce, vegan cheese, mushrooms, tomatoes, peppers and onions.


The vegan chocolate chip cookies I made yesterday were a huge hit too!


In fact, someone said (without too much coercion) that these were better than their normal non-vegan cookies! I had about five (because I am the cookie monster!), and I wholeheartedly agree with said person! Open-mouthed smile

I did eat some healthy food though! Like the odd tomato


(Please ignore the greasy+sweaty bangs!)

Clearly I achieved a good balance here! But I did successfully show that vegans can and do eat ‘normal’ foods like pizza and cookies!!  

So, tell me, have you tried any of Katie’s recipes? I’m also a huge fan of her pizzerts and peanut butter balls! Basically, I want to live with her so she can feed me yummy treats all day long. If you haven’t tried any of her stuff, DO IT NOW, seriously! Winking smile

What was the last Fashion Faux-Pas that you made? Apart from the whole colour-clash episode, I think turning up to a party in a baggy jumper and jeans because you left your ‘nice’ clothes waiting by the door at home, is a pretty good one too…! Smile with tongue out

Hope you had a great Saturday, and enjoy the rest of your weekend friends! Smile


28 Responses

  1. haha loved this post – i love CCK too! i think I want to make all her recipes, even though I am not vegan! your pizza looks yum, its making me want pizza at 0940 on a sunday morning….totally normal!

  2. i LOVE CCK.. pizzerts.. hello! and im actually slowly shifting to a mostly vegan diet SO CCK is getting some major stalking from ME!
    totally craving pizza now and its 9:50am.. totally normal

  3. i said totally twice in the same sentence… MY B

  4. i said totally twice in the same sentence… MAH B!

  5. Haha, I sometimes wear pretty bad outfits to work out in! Well, not bad per se, but bad for my gym. Everyone there is in their spit and sawdust gettup: baggy sweats and vest / t-shit, all on the black-white spectrum. Then I turn up in all manner of running apparel: shiny tights, luminous pink t-shirts, bright blue jackets! My trainer has admitted to being a tad embarrassed on a number of occasions!

    Pizza parties are the best for vegans. S’all just about bringing your own Sheese (and pesto) 🙂

  6. I love katies recipes, I especially love fudge babies and chocolate raspberry dessert, so so good! She is a chocolate covered genius! I’m looking forward to trying her frozen fudge made with banana and pb, yum!

  7. I’ve gotta giggle at your gym fashion… I’m the same really, none of my gym stuff matches! Your vegan pizza looks yummy!

  8. None of my stuff matches as I can never decide if I prefer pink or green, so I have some things that are pink , some that are green and generally end up with a few of each! 🙂

  9. I totally love her recipes 🙂 They’re always so simple! I’m a huge coconut meltie fan, and I also use the soggy muffin trick now 😀
    Looks like you had fun at your party. Emma! Have a good week!

  10. I can’t remember if I have comment before. But love your blog. Katie’s recipes are amazing aren’t they? I especially love all her porridge/oatmeal recipes!

  11. I love those orange trainers! And I think they’re so orange, the red actually doesn’t clash… if that makes any sense 🙂

    I love Katie’s fudge babies too. I think I was actually clinically addicted to them for a while, with cashews and Brazil nuts, but haven’t made them lately…
    Hmm; I feel some baby-making coming on 😉

  12. Matching or not–you’re still rocking the outfit! 😉

    I haven’t tried any of Katie’s recipes…YET! But there a ton that I want to try!

  13. Wow, Oh Emma, I don’t even know what to day. Really, I don’t. Is it ridiculous that I have tears in my eyes? But seriously, that’s how much your sweet post meant to me. I can’t even begin to tell you.

    Please please please do move over here (or at least come visit!) and I promise I will feed you fudge babies until you don’t want to look at them anymore ;).

    Truly, thank you for such kindness!!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

  14. Lovin’ your tribute to the the Eighties’ vibe and era(you look great:)!
    Speaking of vegan cheese, you can easily make some yourself using germinated nuts and seeds ie sunflower and cashews with juice of fresh lemons and herbs!


  15. Wow that sounds sooooo great! I love all your tips/recipes esp the vegan chocolate chip cookies! I’d love to try that!

  16. I hope you post the cookies recipe! I haven’t tried any of her recipes, but I have so many on my to-do list – seriously, you can’t go wrong with chocolate!

  17. I try not to make many fashion faux pas, but I do fairly regularly. Mostly involving wearing yoga pants too often, and compression socks with shorts on a trip to the grocery store last summer. But I love it. 🙂

  18. I love so many of the recipes on chocolate covered katie. So much yuminess on one blog should not be allowed!

  19. The pizza and cookies look awesome! I think I could live on those 🙂

    Never made any of katie’s things…I may have to start though!

  20. Katie has the best recipes! I’m definitely a pizzert fan 🙂

  21. I love your running shoes every time I see them even more!

    You are seriously a fantastic cook/creator!! I want to eat everything single thing you posted!! Twice!

  22. Pumpkin oats…. YUM 🙂 Soooo good!

    I love your blog – so cute 🙂 I started my blog about 2 months ago (it’s so addicting) – check it out:

  23. Umm…that pizza looks crazy good!
    I just got a new pair of orange sneaks-love!

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