Tuesday, December 29, 2009

The Whole Foods Visit

When some people are on vacation they go to places like Disney World or Universal Studios. I go to Whole Foods. Yes I am a foodie.

The Whole Foods store opened near us right before Thanksgiving. This was my first visit. I picked up my dad and off we went. It was really amazing. It was just like Stop and Shop or Big Y except the quality of the food was over the top. It was easier to find items that had very short ingredient lists. The prices varied. Some were the same as other grocery stores while some were higher. I have heard the name of the store be referred to as Whole Paycheck.

Cara Cara Pink Navel Oranges, Golden Beets, Whole Wheat Matza Ball mix were purchased. I was able to buy a 5 pound bag of bread flour (the store I shop in only sells a 3 pound box for almost the same price).

Also picked up dinner. The food to go section was very impressive. For dinner tonight we had roasted pork loin stuffed with cranberry-pecan stuffing, and roasted corn pudding. For Chris, I picked up some roasted butternut squash with dried cranberries. For myself, I got some roasted brussel sprouts with pancetta. The meal was fantastic.

When my dad and I got back from Whole Foods we fried up an eggplant he had bought.

Then when I got home I baked bread that I had started yesterday, Steeca, which is a small baguette. I think tomorrow I may take a day off from bread baking...


Velva said...

The last time I was at a Whole Foods was in NYC. I could shop there till I dropped. What a great,wonderful foodie place to enjoy. I love that place.

Anonymous said...

We must have been seperated at birth. I also love grocery stores.... little ones, big ones, ethnic ones. They are all unique and special in their own way.

Anonymous said...

Whole Food is my FAVORITE store. My kids love the cookies and the cheese. I am glad that they are a couple hours away. :) I could easily spend my hubby's entire check there.

Your bread looks amazing. I wish that I wasn't afraid of baking bread. It's the yeast and kneading that scares me. My goal next year is to make my own bread. We will see.(By the way WF has wonderful bread. YUM!)

Here is a link to my old blog on for the black bean dumplings.

Kim said...

LOL - I know what you mean about grocery shopping on vacation. While visiting family and friends up in Ohio I went to the local Trader Joe's. We don't have one here at home and I love that store. Whole Foods can otherwise be known as Whole Paycheck, but I still love it because you can usually always find what you are looking for. They have great produce and a wonderful selection. Glad to hear you enjoyed yourself.