Whole Story

The Official Whole Foods Market® Blog

 

841 Comments

Comments

Kristi says ...
When we fell in love, neither of us were confident in the kitchen. He wowed me by fixing me packaged ravioli with jar sauce; I wowed him by introducing him to green salads that were delicious. Over the years, I've made progress and so this year, I'm going to fix him his favorite ceasar salad from scratch and a chocolate mousse.
01/31/2013 11:41:07 AM CST
Nicole L. says ...
What better way than to combine his favorite desert with his favorite fruit? CARAMEL APPLE CRISP CHEESECAKE!!!! I made a homemade graham cracker pie crust, filled the crust with cheesecake, topped the pie off with diced apples that were tossed in a cinnamon mixture. Then I drizzled caramel over the apples before placing apple crisp crumbles on top, adding another layer of caramel on the very top before I put the pie in the oven. Delicious.
01/31/2013 11:41:16 AM CST
Jan says ...
where is my recipe for romance I wrote yesterday 1-30-13??
01/31/2013 12:06:39 PM CST
Zainab Zeb says ...
This is, by far, the meal that makes it to the heart! Cheesy polenta and braised shortribs became a favorite for my soulmate and I, after a fantastic meal at Carnivale Restaurant in Chicago. Be careful: this meal can become addictive! To make the cheesy polenta: Ingredients • 5 cups of water • 1 cup quick-cooking polenta (use yellow or white) • 1 cup of gorgonzola cheese Directions Bring the 5 cups of water to a boil in a 4-quart saucepan. Whisking constantly, add the polenta in a thin stream. Stir with a wooden spoon until as thick and dense as cream of wheat. Add the gorgonzola cheese and stir until combined, creamy, and fluffy. To make the shortribs: Ingredients: ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil 4 16-ounce beef short ribs Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 2 carrots, peeled and roughly chopped 1 onion, roughly chopped 2 celery stalks, roughly chopped 5 garlic cloves, thinly sliced 1 pound of peeled tomatoes 1 cup brown chicken stock Herbs: ½ bunch thyme ½ bunch rosemary ½ bunch oregano Bunch of parsley --- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F In a large, heavy-bottomed skillet or Dutch oven, heat the olive oil over high heat until smoking. Season the ribs with salt and pepper and cook them over high heat until deep brown all on sides, about 15 minutes total. Remove the short ribs to a plate and set aside. Add the carrots, onion, celery and garlic to the pan and cook over high heat until browned and softened (5 minutes). Season with salt and pepper and stir in the tomatoes and juices, chicken stock and herbs. Feel free to scrape the bottom of the pan! Bring the mixture to a boil and return the short ribs to the pan. Cover with aluminum foil and place in the oven. Cook for 2 hours, or until the meat is very tender and literally falling off the bones.
01/31/2013 12:21:35 PM CST
Michelle Merino Walker says ...
When I first met my now husband one of our first conversations was on cooking and baking. As soon as I told him I knew how to make carrot cake he said "oh you're the one! I already know!" (In a funny way of course) but when I do make him carrot cake he seems to melt every time. Little does he know it is actually a recipe a got from your website for carrot cake muffins! It is lengthy but so worth it. He says its the best he has ever had. =))
01/31/2013 12:27:03 PM CST
Carole says ...
Before we were married my husband suprised me one day after work with chicken rice stir fry -- arranged on the plates in a heart shape with candles on the table as well!
01/31/2013 12:30:25 PM CST
Emily says ...
My husband loves my peanut butter/oatmeal/dark chocolate chip cookies, caramel bars, chocolate cream cheese cupcakes, homemade peanut butter cups, or triple chocolate scones so I usually try to make one of those for him. He also loves my lasagna so I make that for him, too :)
01/31/2013 12:31:33 PM CST
Leticia says ...
I once made heart shaped pancakes with raspberry syrup for breakfast. For lunch, I made a picnic with finger sandwiches cut out in the shapes of hearts. And then for dinner later that night, I made Oysters Rockefeller as the appetizer, then steaks with red wine pan sauce with a simple butter lettuce side salad and to end on a sweet note I dipped strawberries with chili chocolate for our dessert. Total hit!
01/31/2013 12:36:12 PM CST
Lisa says ...
My husband and I met at a church singles' group. We talked about how we both really liked sweet and sour chicken. The next time I saw him, I gave him a recipe for the dish, hand-written on a pretty recipe card. It took a week or two, but he told me at one of our group's events that he had purchased the ingredients to make the dish. I was expecting an invitation, but that didn't happen for a couple of more weeks. Fortunately, he had frozen the chicken and nothing was spoiled. :) We had a great evening, and that recipe is now in a frame in our home.
01/31/2013 1:19:30 PM CST
Joseff Boyer says ...
Yes, I make a You'll Fall in Love With Me Lasagna - it has a cheese mixture (the secret) in it that makes you make noises as you eat and wonder where I've been you're whole live. I made this for my partner 17 years ago on Valentine's and we've been together ever since. (oh, the sauce starts with a whole bottle of Italian red wine.
01/31/2013 1:20:11 PM CST
Jeffrey Abraham says ...
Before we got married, I would go over to my wife's parents house and I got to help my future in-laws cook. I learned a lot. But one time in particular, my wife and I got to cook alone in their kitchen. She made me some delicious pasta with meat and amazing seasoning. It had tender meat in it and seemed to melt in your mouth. It was romantic and fun because we got to use the kitchen as if it was our own. That is one of many times that I knew that I wanted to marry her.
01/31/2013 1:32:22 PM CST
Jenna says ...
Last Valentine's day my significant other and I rode our bikes to our favorite get away spot, a little park/marina where the sun sets on the water and picnic tables are set up by the floating dock. We love being outside and being active so a bike ride was a perfect fit. I packed a picnic basket with homemade vegan heart-shaped spinach stuffed ravioli made with semolina flour in a homemade chunky mushroom and tomato sauce and a nice bottle of wine. It was delicious and such a good day!
01/31/2013 1:58:34 PM CST
Lorena says ...
I've made my husband numerous chocolate desserts over the years, especially based on his spur-of-the-moment requests. He's lucky I love baking!
01/31/2013 2:27:59 PM CST
Sara says ...
I cooked him rose borek and he cooked me green beans with olive oil, extremely healthy and delicious food..
01/31/2013 3:43:48 PM CST
Chelvi says ...
I made a ricotta filled crepes where I combined ricotta cheese almond meal from WH with raspberry sauce. It was hit and my husband ate so much. I will post it on my blog soon: http://www.thefeastforall.com
01/31/2013 4:04:35 PM CST
Sonia says ...
Im only a teen, but my mom and dad love food! So I made them a eggplant and spaghetti caserol, that also had zuchinni! A lottle bit of goat cheese spinked on the top. That went along a honey lemon grilled shrimp skewers. Also some grilled tomatoes and onions. On the side i made some tortilla chips with a fresh tomato salad. In the night a warm coffie to top it off! Family full of Love!
01/31/2013 4:12:55 PM CST
Miranda says ...
Anything with chocolate!
01/31/2013 4:16:49 PM CST
Cha says ...
I didn't do much of cooking but arranged the orange slices into 2 hearts and put some blueberries and strawberries randomly around it. Along with that, I toasted multi-grain bread and topped it with home-made almond butter that my husband loves. Served with his favorite Kona coffee. Simple but he was delighted to see that I cared to arrange the simple b'fast look romantic :P
01/31/2013 4:20:49 PM CST
Cyndi says ...
One of the first meals that my hubz made for me was an indoor picnic (on a cold and dreary winter evening). He had fresh fruit, cheese, freshly made bread, vegetarian pate' and fabulous truffles for desert. Oh ... and lovely bottle of champagne! It was so romantic!
01/31/2013 4:26:32 PM CST
Anthony Thompson © says ...
A Calabrese, Australian dime bag destroyed my palate with love and Pavlova. She started off the hunt (of me) with pasta al forno and bruschetta. All recipes from scratch since mum and dad hailed from Calabria and Siragusa (small town in Sicily). She knew what she was doing, and still does. 5 years later, she continues to dart me with dishes. Now we have 2 love children added to the menu. Cheers to everyone on Valentines Day 2013. Be patient, kind, compassionate and sincere with everyone.
01/31/2013 4:30:26 PM CST
Bets says ...
A romantic dinner begins with a shrimp cocktail, a rich salad of greens, feta cheese, and whatever favs. Then a high-quality steak - grilled - baked potato with sour cream, chives, and - for desert: fresh strawberries dipped in chocolate sauce. Not exactly heart-healthy, but sure is pleasing to my DH.
01/31/2013 4:39:51 PM CST
Erin says ...
Chinese food! That's all I need to get to my husband's soul! He's a simple guy and he loooooves chinese food but I never let him have it because the takeout stuff that he likes is sooooo unhealthy for you. So I surprised him one day while he was at his bowling league (insert laugh!) and made him a healthy sweet and sour chicken recipe with broccoli and brown rice. You would have thought I made him a million dollar steak! He was so happy! He kept telling me how much he liked the food and how much he loved me! It was hilarious and super sweet! In fact, just writing this made me remember how happy it made it - I think I'll make some more this weekend!
01/31/2013 5:34:28 PM CST
Susan Eberwein says ...
Why, yes, yes I have!! I've baked, for my boyfriend, a decadent triple-chocolate cheese cake and topped it with a powdered sugar heart formed by a cookie cutter. I've been treated to a 4-course in-home cooked meal by a personal chef arranged by my (now) ex-husband.....mind you, that isn't what ended the marriage ;). To me, Valentine's is all about cooking my sig other's favorite dish and watching his heart melt.
01/31/2013 5:39:16 PM CST
Boone Ogden says ...
I make a 7 aphrodisiac salad, radicchio arugula sunflower sprouts papaya avocado roasted kabocha blackened oyster pictures on my blog: http://mandalacatering.blogspot.com/2012/02/seven-aphrodisiac-salad.html
01/31/2013 5:55:29 PM CST
Bo says ...
I hunted down some prime filet mignons at a small butcher for Valentine's Day one year. I paired it with baby potatoes, spinach and lemon olive oil cakes for dessert!
01/31/2013 6:19:13 PM CST

Pages