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Last night was amazing beyond words. The plan (or so I thought) was to go out for sushi at a local restaurant (they have brown-rice sushi—yay), then come back to my house and watch a movie, and I’d make chocolate mousse. But after he picked me up, I noticed we were heading in the wrong direction.

Isn’t the restaurant the other way?” I asked.
“Yeah, sorry; we have to swing by my house first because I forgot my wallet,” he answered.

Uh-oh, this wasn’t going so well… But when we arrived at his house and went inside, it was lit up with candles and soft  music was playing—turns out he had cooked me dinner!! (His older sister helped, he admitted.) We started with mix-green salads with fresh raspberries and Annie’s raspberry vinaigrette. Then we shared one big bowl of whole wheat spaghetti, à la Lady and the Tramp (he knows I love that movie). It was so sweet; I wish I had pictures, but there was no way I was going to say, in the middle of a romantic evening, “Hey babe, do ya mind if I whip out my camera to photograph the food for my blog?”

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. shelby says:

    Aww, how sweet of the boy!!! That is so cute how he picked the big bowl of spaghetti (like your favorite movie) and that he cooked it himself! =)

    I LOVE Blink 182 too! Did you know they’re getting back together!?!

  2. shellyfish says:

    How sweet! It’s so nice when boys behave well. :)
    Must admit, I’ve got some Blink 182 action happening on my ipod, too. Great running music, indeed!

  3. selina says:

    aw thats so sweet!! my husband made me dinner to, but there were no candles & music. aren't boys sweet sometimes?

    i have to say, i like blink182. they are good songs for getting you going.

  4. Alisa - Frugal Foodie says:

    That is so sweet! I am glad it was a special one for you!

  5. Nicole ( says:

    Awwwww!!!! That is so cute!


  6. imadedinner says:

    That’s the cutest thing EVER! Sometimes boys are the best!

    OH, and Blink totally rocks :)

  7. ttfn300 says:

    aww, love it :)

  8. Hayley says:

    That is probably the sweetest thing I have heard all day! Sounds like you had a lovely evening!

  9. Kiki says:

    Glad you had such a nice Valentines day! How sweet of him to cook you a meal. Enjoy your Sunday!

  10. Lauren says:

    Hey Chocolate Covered Vegan,
    I just found your blog and I LOVE LOVE LOVE it!

    Looking at your pictures I just have to ask you if you’ve ever thought about modeling? You’re sooooo pretty and sooooo skinny
    that you’d be the perfect model!

    I don’t mean to creep you out with this comment. I’m not a crazy stalker just a blog reader.

    I look forward to all your great future posts!

  11. Vegyogini says:

    How wonderful that you found such a romantic soul to share your heart. You two are lucky to have each other!

  12. Meg says:

    What a sweet Valentine’s dinner!

  13. *Andrea* says:

    that story melted my heart :)

  14. orangepop says:

    girl, that is soo sweet!!! I hope you had lots of chocolate-covered yummies too!
    p.s. I like Blink 182, as well!

  15. Maggie says:

    what a sweet boy! sounds like a perfect night :)

  16. SLURPEE says:

    Aww!! Katie that was so cute!!! I’m glad you had a good time! :)

  17. Kiersten says:

    That’s so sweet! I’m glad you had a nice evening.

  18. jrsimon56 says:

    That is awesome. Glad it was a good evening. By the way, I made the Chocolicious Pudding…fabulosity! The hubs loved it.

  19. vegwife says:

    Awwwww…. what a romantic surprise! What a sweetie he is!! 😀

  20. talieworld says:

    Aww that sounds so cute!!!

    Glad you had a great night! :)

  21. Melody Polakow says:

    Sounds perfect! What a wonderful surprise!

  22. Erin says:

    Aw, so sweet!
    I’m a child of the 90’s too, so I like me some peppy Blink 182!

  23. Erica says:

    awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww so sweet! Love it :) What a man!

  24. Juliet says:

    Wow. I haven’t thought of lady and the tramp in so long. Was one of my favorites growing up. I’m glad you had a great valentines day!

  25. Chelsea says:

    Good job, boyfriend! I like how he covered with the “I forgot my wallet” line :)

  26. I ♥ puggies says:

    What a wonderful V-Day CCV! I’m happy for you! BTW I also love Blink 182 and I just adore Lady and the Tramp!

  27. River says:

    Aww, The Boy is so sweet! You must have felt like a pwincess! Aww, this stuff makes me all mushy. I think it’s time to go hug Mr. Wing-it.

    I’m way behind with blog-commenting too, but it WAS our wedding anniversary so I have a really good excuse… right? :)

  28. eatingbender says:

    So cuteeee!! I’m glad you had a romantic evening :o) I looove Lady and the Tramp!

  29. aTxVegn says:

    So here’s another thing we have in common – Lady and the Tramp is one my all time fave movies too!

    I’m glad you had a LOVE-ly Valentine’s day!

  30. vegalicious says:

    I’m glad you had such a wonderful day! What an amazing boyfriend you have!

  31. Vegetation says:

    Awww what a Sweetie! And I LOVE that movie!

  32. Sarah (lovINmytummy) says:

    I’m just finding your blog and I love it! I’m not a vegan, but you have terrific recipes that I can’t wait to try!

  33. Erin says:

    Katie, I tried your melted banana oat thing this morning! Amazing, You are a genius!!!

  34. Heather McD (Heather Eats Almond Butter) says:

    What a great V-day surprise Katie. You’ve got a good boy. I definitely approve, and I love that his sister helped him with dinner…too cute.

    Looking forward to more of your recipes!

  35. acookinthemaking says:

    Sounds like a wonderful night :)

    I LOVE Lady and the Tramp!

  36. Sal says:

    That’s so sweet of your fella to cook you dinner!

    I loved blink 182 as well, I was so gutted I never bothered to get tickets last time they toured cuz they split up right after that!!

  37. Ricki says:

    Sounds like a perfect V-Day! Glad you both had such a lovely time. :)

    Do I dare to admit I’ve never heard Blink 182???

  38. Kate says:

    aww!!! What is it ab boys cooking that we’re such suckers for? Is it b/c we’re foodies or just girls in general:P Sounds lovely. I wish we had sushi places that serve brown rice! I wonder if they do have it, but I always feel prissy to ask for it:(

  39. Mihl says:

    I’m glad you had such a fantastic V day!

  40. Netts Nook says:

    Fun fun he sounds like a keeper.

  41. Lauren says:

    Aww how sweet is that!? Hubby use to play “first date” when we first started dating for me..he said it was how he felt (plus he loves Blink182, and that was the song of the moment).

  42. Burp and Slurp~! says:

    oh my goodness, that is SO incredibly sweet and unique! I’m glad you had a lovely night.

  43. ConsiderEatz! says:

    OMG, this is too cute! Is the boy, the Whole Foods boy? I dont think I am up to date on yourboy status! :) Sounds like such a wonderful night my dear.

  44. Vegan_Noodle says:

    How sweet!!! Sounds like a keeper :-)

  45. Erin says:

    How romantic!!! You’ve got a sweet guy-friend there.

    And I agree on Blink 182 being great workout music, and nobody better make fun of me either.

  46. Mandie says:

    OOOH Blink 182 would be PERFECT music for a run! Thanks for the suggestion. I have a secret love for them also, hehe. Do you have any other tips for running in the cold? I’m not liking the cold weather very much (esp. because I’m in crew. cold water = not fun).