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Hit on at Whole Foods… and a mushroom-y meal

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The two things don’t really have much to do with each other, except that they both happened yesterday.

In the afternoon, while on my weekly trip to Whole Foods, a guy hit on me in the bulk aisle… We ended up having like a 20-minute conversation, and then he asked me for my phone number. Why am I telling you this random story? Because it got me thinking: Maybe I should be looking for guys in health-food stores.  Just Kidding!  But seriously, I’d probably have a good chance of finding someone with similar interests to mine! So everyone, go hit up your local health-food store! 😉

Edit: In later blog entries, I refer to the guy as Whole Foods Boy.

Anyways… on to the food.

Something got into my teachers (perhaps the recent cold spell here in Dallas?) because I had no homework last night! With so much extra time on my hands, I decided to be rebellious and NOT invite my friend, Mr. Microwave, to dinner. Instead, I cooked up a wonderful Fall comfort meal: mushroom stroganoff.

vegan stroganoff

As I’v said many times before, I’m not very good at following a recipe to a T. My creative gene gets the better of me, every time. Last night was no different; I ended up using a combination of two different stroganoff recipes, mixed with some of my own panache. The result:

mushroom stroganoff

I ate the mushroom stroganoff over a serving of whole-wheat pasta, with some steamed bok choy on the side. It tasted just as amazing as it looks.

Mushroom porn:

Katie is the baker, photographer, and author of the popular blog Chocolate-Covered Katie. Her favorite food is chocolate, and she believes in eating a balanced diet that includes dessert every single day. More about Katie—> 

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  1. Vegyogini says:

    Well, did you actually give him your number? 😉

  2. magpie says:

    mmm mushrooms :) I love stroganoff. thanks for reminding me about it!

  3. jessy says:

    oooooo! a boy in whole foods hit on you?! that’s so awesome! yay! :) flattering, indeeds!

    oh my gosh, the stroganoff looks soooo super stellar, CCV! i can’t wait for the recipe! superw00t!

  4. Virginia says:

    i love mushrooms! it looks great!

    so, did u give him your number or not?? =P

  5. alaina says:

    there are always hot guys at sprouts, i have no idea why! mostly the employees. i’m planning on getting a summer job there 😉

  6. Alice (in Veganland) says:

    Naughty mushroom porn! haha. It looks so good…

  7. Ali loves Keyshia Cole! says:

    mmmmmmmm it looks sooooooo delicious!!!

  8. TavoLini says:

    Hooray for hot guys at Whole Foods 😉

    Stroganoff looks mouthwatering! That sounds like a perfect autumn dish.

  9. Wholesome Foodie says:

    I <33333333333 mushrooms!! It looks sooo good.
    And yeah, did you end up giving him your number? Hope you did :)

  10. Becca says:

    I am not surprised at all that he asked for your number, makeup or no makeup! The stroganoff looks yummy!!

  11. vegannurse says:

    I feel so naughty after all that mushroom porn… mmm!!

    I love that you were hit on at Whole Foods, that’s so awesome! But I mean, who wouldn’t? You are one sexy Chocolate Covered Vegan after all [with or WITHOUT makeup, ;-)].

    Have a great day and thanks for this awesome recipe!

    OH! By the way, I cooked up some bulghur, so guess what I’ll be trying soon… BLENDED GRAINS! 😀

  12. Veg-a-Nut says:

    So when is your first date? How cool if he was a vegan and the two of you hit it off? wow! (calm down cupid) Mushroom porn rocks. hehe

  13. Cody says:

    The last time I got hit on (at work, closing alone) it was borderline sexual harassment. I’ve been trying to get into Whole Foods bakery… maybe the guy-crop there will be classier.

  14. Meg says:

    Mushroom stroganoff…brilliant! I will have to try this!

  15. River says:

    Best mushroom porn ever!!
    C-C-V-got-hit-on-by-a-hot-guy! (singing to grandma got run over by a reindeer) 😛

  16. T says:

    Oh yeah, health-food stores are a total hotspot, lol.

    That stroganoff looks awesome!

  17. Eileen says:

    That looks delicious! I can’t wait for the recipe.

  18. tofufreak says:

    mmmmm mushrooms!! 😀 haha i love how someone hit on you at whole foods ;D

  19. Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food) says:

    Your food looks delicious!

  20. aTxVegn says:

    Those mushrooms look divine. I don’t get to eat them often enough.

    Maybe you should make 2 trips a week to the bulk aisle….

  21. Erin of Care to Eat says:

    Yeah, I mean – that beats a bar, right? How sweet!

  22. Joanna says:

    i can’t wait to see the recipe! i want it because it looks so good!!

    did you end up giving him your number?

    i met a guy a few weeks ago in the check out line. he asked for my number but he never called. what an ass! haha

  23. Patrick says:

    Which WF do you shop at;P

  24. eatingbender says:

    Hehehe – you go girl!! Get that man at the health food store, fo sho ;o) That’s a great place to look, indeed!

    I love the mushroom stroganoff! Can you believe that when my mom used to make me stroganoff as a kid, she had to make a special sauce that didn’t have mushrooms in it for me?! The HORROR!! Luckily, I’m more grown up now!

  25. Melissa says:

    That looks so good! I can’t wait to see the recipe…we have a bag of mushrooms just waiting for something like this to come along.:)

  26. Emma says:

    mmm that looks sooo good- great food porn pic!

  27. MizFit says:

    sadly there is NO SUCH THING as mushroom porn for me.
    I gag’eth at the mushroom.
    bad, I know…

  28. CeciLiA says:

    LOL! Why am I not surprise?!? You’re such a hottie (a smart one at that!) 😀 Sooooo …. did you give him your number *winky wink* I sense a new relationship here!!! Oooolala!!!

  29. Ricki says:

    Whole Foods–what a great place to meet a like-minded guy! And I do hope you let us know how it turned out. . . !

    The stroganoff looks great–I would probably want to eat it over pasta, too. :)

  30. lighterportions says:

    So the health food store is where I need to go to find a decent guy? I’m on it!
    That’s hilarious that you guys ended up talking for 20 minutes. Think he’s a keeper? 😉

    And boy does that mushroom stroganoff ever look good. I love me some mushrooms.

  31. HangryPants says:

    haha – fantastic! A guy shopping in the supermarket is probably single, so great place to look.

    Noodles look delish!

  32. Eric says:

    Haha I’ve actually thought of that as well…..a health food store probably would be a good place to meet people.

    I have to hand it to the guy…its not easy to hit on someone at the grocery store. Whenever the thought pops into my head, I am reminded of the scene from My Blue Heaven when Steve Martin walks up to lady and goes “You shouldn’t be in the frozen section, cuz you’re gonna melt all this good stuff!”

  33. RhodeyGirl/Sabrina says:

    So do you have a date or what hahaha

  34. Janet says:

    Hmm…he must be cute if you gave him 20 minutes of your time 😉

    The mushroom stroganoff looks delish!

  35. Mihl says:

    If I was a guy I would have asked for your number, too. (No, I wouldn’t, I am too shy for these things).
    Oh and I love mushrooms!

  36. Catherine says:

    Ahh I hope you gave your number!! Hmm meeting men while buying produce… that would’ve saved me all these years of getting my boyfriend to drop the hot dog and remote and embrace all things health! hah

  37. Lauren says:

    i wish i liked mushrooms..theres always such awesome looking dishes with it, but i really just can’t stand them! haha
    oh and way to go for the boy in whole foods..thats the best way to find a good guy! haha

  38. Patrick says:

    PS: How do you get so many hotties commenting on your blog? When I had one all I got were comments from people trying to get on MTVs Pimp My Ride?!?!

  39. Tina says:

    Yum! I’m totally in the mood for mushrooms!

  40. Bianca says:

    Oh, those mushrooms are turning me on! Just kidding…

    So did you give the guy your number? Was he hot? You have a good point about picking up dudes in health food stores. I always pick them up at bars and later learn they have criminal records or shady pasts….ha! Guess I’m looking in the wrong places. If I’d have been looking at Whole Foods, maybe my current man would be vegan instead of a crazy steak lover.

  41. Agnesss =) says:

    Hey Katie…

    Hahh…!! I have some similar experiences with MEETING GUYS IN THE HEALTH FOOD SHOPS…hah =P REALLY AMAZZZING =)) good luck =D


    Looks DIVINE!!!! =D

    If you have time…pls visit my new post…=)))

    Enjoy the day!!!!!!

  42. shelby says:

    I want to work at a health food store! I think that would be a good place to pick up guys because then I know they don’t eat crap all the time 😉

    mmm, mushrooms!

  43. Lauren says:

    Hi, I would like to send you a private emai, but I can’t locate your email address. On your full profile it lists email, but I don’t have outlook so it won’t let me see it. I would love your advice on my question since I think you will relate. Thanks so much!

  44. Kimberly says:

    Didn’t you hear? When it comes to pick-up scenes, Whole Foods is the new Starbucks! 😉 And hey, if he’s buying organic, chances are he knows how to cook AND recycle.

  45. brooke says:

    katie, i can relate! wf and co-ops are perfect for boy searching. it actually happened to me last week at trader joe’s…on a friday night. i wish i would have said something because im sure we would have had a lot in common, but i was kind of creeped out! anyway, i always look in their cart. you can tell a lot about a person by what they eat!

    and your mushroom stroganoff looks delicious, good thing you did not have any homework!

  46. Michael says:

    <3 oh wow lol. I walk around whole foods in dallas all the time trying to find other vegans :). I thought I was the only vegan in dallas I found your blog and another from dallas tonight I plan to start reading them all the time.

    ~ Mike

  47. shellyfish says:

    A very good idea indeed! At least you’d know you had some things in common!
    Loving the shroomyness!!

  48. ChocolateCoveredVegan says:

    I think I probably get so many comments because I comment on a lot of other blogs. If ya don’t ever comment on anyone else’s blog, no one knows yours exists ;o).

    I usually go to the little Whole Foods on Greenville. What about you?

    Hmm, sorry it’s not showing up! Haha my neighbor is getting married soon, and she met her husband in Starbucks!

  49. ChocolateCoveredVegan says:


    Wow, another vegan in Dallas! Haha I used to think I was the only one, too. But then I thought, “I can’t be the only one, because they sell so many vegan products. Someone else MUST be buying them!”

    Thanks so much for leaving a comment; it’s so exciting to find other vegans around here!!!

  50. Patrick says:

    Hey Katie–

    I usually go to that same one. But I never see anyone as hot as you there! I must go at the wrong time.

    I’ve been shopping at Urban Market lately.. tomorrow I am moving right next to it!

  51. Emma the Eco-Princess! says:

    Mmm… Mushrooms… I think they could quite easily be my favourite veggie! This looks delicious, can’t wait for the recipe! ^_^

  52. newcitygirl says:

    hahaha, that’s so funny! Randoms striking up a convo with you…sounds like something that would happen to me! Was he cute? haha

  53. Bex says:

    that is some sexy mushroom porn

  54. Katie! I still can’t find this recipe =/

  55. Dori says:

    Hi Katie,

    I recently changed from mostly raw to a more macro-ish approach. I love your recipes: so simple, so little processed food. Did you ever publish the recipe for the stroganoff? I can’t find it. Help!


  56. Talia says:

    Are we ever going to get the recipe for this delicious looking meal!?!? Please say yes!

  57. Haha i have a whole foods boy! Funny to read your story. I met mine while checking out. I had seen him in one of the isles and I literally thought, that guy is too beautiful for me and I hope he doesn’t see me (b/c I had just been running).

    Anyway, I was buying a watermelon and he said, “So, you like watermelon? Yeah, I’m more of a cantaloup man myself.” I laughed and then he said, “So, how do you think they get all those seeds out of the seedless watermelons?!”

    He was beautiful and charming and I totally blew it because I am socially challenged. :) I still keep my eyes peeled for him when I go, and it’s been months!

    1. Aw that’s so cute/funny! And lol the guy I met liked watermelon too… he told me he ate an entire watermelon once. What’s with guys and watermelon? 😉

      1. that is hilarious. i don’t know what it is about watermelon for them, but if you have any revelations let me know :)

  58. Alyssa says:

    I cant find this recipe!! I’m going vegan for the week and need some yummy dinner meals! HELP! :)