Welcome to Fridays with Friends, our new series featuring interviews with inspiring and inspired vegan bloggers. And, welcome Chocolate-Covered Katie, our first awesome blogger and recipe-whiz-extraordinaire! Hi, Katie!
Allison Rivers Samson: How long have you been blogging? Where did you get your start? Which blogs do you love to read?
Chocolate-Covered Katie: I’ve been blogging since September of 2007, and it started as simply a way to keep up with old friends when I went off to college at Bryn Mawr in Pennsylvania. Honestly, I don’t read many food blogs… I’m not really a foodie, and I just don’t have time to read blogs!
ARS: Where do you come up with all the amazing and decadent recipes that you feature on your blog?
CCK: Ack! I have too many ideas floating though my head and not enough time to write posts for them all! Sometimes I literally cannot sleep at night; I’ll have to turn on the light and write down an idea. I also get a lot of ideas when I’m out running in the mornings.
ARS: Pack an imaginary picnic. Which dishes from your blog would you include?
CCK: Hmmm… well, if it’s a breakfast picnic, I’d bring my Baked Oatmeal for One… because it’s easy and portable!
CCK: My absolute favorite right now is Raw Chocolate-Fudge Cake. It’s life-changing!
ARS: Which Allison’s Gourmet products would you most like to try?
CCK: Oooh for sure, the vegan toffee!
ARS: If you were in the kitchen with Allison, what recipe would you love to collaborate on?
CCK: Anything with chocolate!
ARS: In a dream world, you’d eat [BLANK, BLANK, and BLANK] every day.
CCK: Chocolate, chocolate, and chocolate…
Thanks, Katie! For more of her delicious and healthy recipes, check out Katie’s blog Chocolate-Covered Katie.